1) What is the difference or Is there at all any difference between a tour guide and a driver guide?

We are not Licensed tour guides, therefore we cannot walk and guide you through any Archaeological site, or Museum, The Greek Law is very strict, and only Licensed Guides can walk and Guide you through the sites. If you want  a licensed guide to tour the sites with you I can organize or you can hire one at most of the sites.

As a Driver/Guide I can guide you and tell you all the history and information regarding the sites you will visit, before you enter the sites.


2) Is admission to sites and lunch included in the tour prices?

Admission fees to sites and lunch are not included in the tour prices.


3) How do we meet our driver

i.  Airport

After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, if necessary, you will be directed to the public lounge.  There you will see many people waiting for the passengers some of them holding up signs with names on them.  Your driver will be there holding a sign with your name or whatever else you chose to be on it.  Please make sure that you have my phone number with you and let me know immediately if you think something is not in order, for example an especially long wait for your luggage, or even missing luggage.  The driver will wait for you till 90 minutes after your plane lands.  If for some reason you miss your flight or your flight is cancelled or scheduled for a long delay please contact me and let me know of your new flight details.  This way you will avoid being charged. 

ii. Cruise terminals
There are two different terminals for cruise ships, Terminal A and Terminal B.  Please exit from the gate that your cruise ship has docked. You will meet our driver in the public area just outside the gate, after clearing with customs (if necessary).  The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.  Please take special care to verify with the driver that he is from our group.  Sometimes, when a surname is common, visitors get mixed up and follow a different driver!  Again make sure that you have my phone number with you and let me know immediately if you think something is not in order.

iii.  Hotels
Picking you up from a hotel is usually much easier than from anywhere else.  We usually park the car in front of the hotel and meet there.  Most of the times Doormen know us and can direct you to us too.  However, some hotels don’t have sufficient parking space at their main entrance and in case the driver does not find you in front of the hotel then he will make a small circle and come back again.  This only takes a few minutes.  Rest assured that he will be there for you.

iv. Ferries
When disembarking from the ferry there is usually  great commotion.  People and cars disembark at the same time.  For safety reasons port authorities do not allow people waiting to approach very near.  Your driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name at the nearest possible spot.   Please take a look around as soon as you get off the ferry.

4) Are services charged per person?

No!  All our prices are per vehicle and per service offered.  The number of persons is irrelevant.  Participants can share the cost between them.

5) Gratuities in Greece

Tips in Greece, as all over Europe, are optional.  However, a tip as a gesture of appreciation for good services offered  is expected.  There is no standard amount.   Usually anything between 10-20% is satisfactory.  It   goes without saying that it depends on the total amount of the bill.

All prices include taxes.

Michael’s Greek Tours

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