In the summer of 2014 my wife and I contracted a Greek Tourist Office to arrange a tour of the Peloponnese to visit various sites and to have a driver transport to each site. Kostas Dimitrelis was who the office’s owner picked to be our driver. We could not have been more pleased. Kostas was always very professional in all his dealings with us. In the morning here arrived early and stayed late in the evening. We always felt safe and secure when he was driving. He not only knew all the routes but made suggestions as to when we should visit sites during the day in order to maximize our sightseeing experience. He often made suggestions as to which restaurants and shops we should go to. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kostas Dimitrelis to anyone who is interested in the use of a professional driver. In fact, I have friends who are now in the process of planning their vacation in Greece next summer. When it comes to ground transportation I have recommended Kostas to them.
It was our pleasure to have Kostas Dimitrelis as our driver for a week on our trip to Greece this last June. Mr. Dimitrelis is the perfect combination of the consummate professional driver and friendly, supportive guide. Mr. Dimitrelis's driving was always superb. He is a safe, careful driver who handles busy main highways, crowded city streets and narrow village roads in a manner that makes his passengers feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. He always got us to our destinations on time. Mr. Dimitrelis was especially helpful in assisting us in making our travel arrangements. He is very knowledgeable of Greece. He communicates very well with hotel and restaurant staff, and is great at selecting restaurants. He was very supportive, often anticipating our needs. His English is excellent. We highly recommend Mr. Dimitrelis as a driver and feel that anyone hiring him will be more than satisfied with his performance.
We are delighted to write this letter of reference for Kostas Dimitrelis. Mr. Dimitrelis was our private driver for a week-long driving tour of the Peloponnese in Greece, in August 2017. Not only was he an excellent driver, he was courteous, conscientious, knowledgeable about the region, and an excellent conversationalist. He was always on time, patient, and able to adjust easily to accommodate our needs.
We think highly enough of his performance that we would definitely hire him again.
I am writing to recommend Mr. Dimitrelis as a chauffeur for your company. My wife and travel companions had the good fortune to have Mr. Dimitrelis as a driver for over a week in June 2015. We covered extensive territory in Greece from Athens to Kalambaka to the Peloponnese and Mr. Dimitrelis was clearly familiar with the highways and byways of your beautiful country. His demeanor was always professional while being friendly, personable and very helpful in many ways. His driving was first class - we always felt secure with his handling of the vehicle and at no time did we feel that we were at any risk for an accident - and that is saying a lot, I am sure, especially in Athens! I have recommended Mr. Dimitrelis to friends, and wholeheartedly recommend him to you. I do not believe you can do better.
We especially want to commend the excellence of our driver, Mr.Kostas Dimitrelis. My wife Patricia and I have been married 50 years, and have been fortunate to travel and take a number of tours during our lifetime. We have, however, not met a driver of the high caliber of Mr. Dimitrelis. We were impressed from the moment he picked us up at our Titania Hotel in Athens. He told us he made a special trip the night before so that he would be sure of the location of our hotel, and that he would be on time (He was 5 minutes early despite Tuesday morning Athens traffic). He is a superb communicator, very articulate, giving clear directions and information He has an excellent command of English. We were impressed by his concern for our well-being. He asked us at the beginning about our interests, what we would like to see, and about the type of route we would most enjoy. He clearly is a sensitive gentleman, and catered to our interests. We enjoyed an informative and good tour of Delfi. For lunch, Mr. Dimitrelis found that we enjoy seafood, and took us to a superb restaurant in Galaxidi, on the water (Taverna Anamnisis Apo Ta Limania). We received ‘royal treatment’ at lunch from the owner. We then had a beautiful tour of Nafpaktos in the afternoon. We felt safe and secure with Mr. Dimitrelis driving. The next day we had an excellent tour of Olympia. We did have some rain that day but we appreciated the umbrellas that Mr. Dimitrelis had for us. Mr. Dimitrelis brought the car as close as possible at the end of tour, minimizing our time in the rain.. On the way back to Athens, he arranged a special stop in Patras, to see the beauty of this port city. We not only were so pleased with all we saw, but were especially pleased with Kostas Dimitrelis. He is a very smart man and we enjoyed excellent discussions, in depth, while travelling – ranging over topics of Greek history and geography, current events and the economy, politics, philosophy, religion, and family life. The time in the car went rapidly and we benefitted from the new information we learned. Once again, we appreciated his personal attention to detail, conscientiousness, reliability, and his keen intellect.
We will continue to pass on to family and friends the superior quality of this tour and the excellence of Kostas Dimitrelis as a driver.
My husband and I and 3 friends, all in our 70s, recently took a three week trip to Greece in May, 2017. For a little over 2 of those weeks we hired a car and driver and went on a road trip from Athens all around the Peloponnesian Peninsula and on to central and northern Greece before returning to Athens. For this whole time Kostas Dimitrelis was our driver. He did an excellent job. Never once did I feel unsafe, even on the narrowest of winding roads or crazy city traffic--and we saw plenty of both. He went out of his way to make sure we had a perfect trip, cheerfully answering all our many questions, finding ATMs and anything else we requested, taking us to wonderful restaurants and sunset views. From the start he insisted that he wanted us to have a good time and would stop for photos (he even pointed out good view spots and took some photos for us when it was awkward for us to get out of the car); he happily accommodated meal, coffee or rest breaks anytime we wanted and made clear he was available even after hours. His willingness to share his experiences and perspective as a Greek helped us to understand the country and its problems better than any newscast ever could. His warm personality, concern for our well-being, patience, and good humor made this one of our best trips ever. It was more like traveling with a new friend than a hired driver, which we greatly appreciated. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him to you in whatever capacity you might need.
In July of 2018, our family of five vacationed in Greece for two-plus weeks. We had a wonderful time visiting Athens and two Greek islands, but most memorable is our four-day Peloponnese peninsula tour as guided by our driver, Kostas Dimitrelis.We highly recommend Kostas as your personal driver, professional chauffer, and new-found friend!
Κostas is an interesting fellow. He has a love of automobiles and aircraft – and cats. Kostas has visited the United States several times due to his previous profession as a reviewer/writer for an automobile magazine. He has firsthand experience and perspective of Greece’s economic downturn and of the country’s struggle to remake itself – one person at a time. Brian “rode shotgun” with Kostas and found him to be easy to make conversation, well-educated and in the know, very flexible with the itinerary, willing to go the extra-mile, and very professional and courteous to our family. During our tour, Kostas found three beaches for our daughters to swim and sun-bathe. Kostas offered great recommendations for dining and special “must-see” spots. We must add that the Peloponnese is a beautiful area, and rich in a history that has influences our lives, even today. Below, we offer a few words about Kostas and the tour from our daughters.
From Maggie : “Kostas was a fantastic driver on our four-day trip with him. He went above and beyond to always make sure our family was comfortable and enjoying each destination we went to. He always had wonderful recommendations for beautiful, quiet beaches and delicious lunch spots. He even took a detour from the trip itinerary to bring us to a fantastic cave spot. We loved sharing some meals with him and listening to his stories and about his lifestyle. Overall I would highly recommend Kostas as a driver and tour guide as you explore the Peloponnese if you’re looking for someone friendly and helpful.” From Catie : “Kostas was the best! He always suggested things that weren’t typical tourist spots and that made our trip! He was so personable and funny, we felt he was part of the family. The stories and experiences you get with Kostas cannot be beat! We experienced Greece in such a unique way because of him and it truly made our entire trip special! We learned about history and architecture and even got a few photography lessons from Kostas. He truly is the best and a wonderful person. He has such a big heart and wants everyone enjoy their experience in the best way possible.”
From Grace : “Kostas made my trip to Greece truly unforgettable. Not only did he explain everything there is to know about Greek history and Greek culture, but he also had a personality that you wanted to be around. He made driving for multiple hours a day fly by with his natural conversations with my family and me. He was very candid and by the end of the trip we all felt like we had added a new member to our family. Kostas also took us to the most breathtaking locations during our tour. My favorites were the underground caves, Nafplio, and Mani. My family and I would have never gotten the opportunity to see those amazing places if it weren't for him. We really got to explore Greece in all different aspects. If anyone is looking for a tour guide for their next vacation, Kostas is your guy!