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“Athens Walking Tours” Receives 2014 Certificate Of Excellence

Photo © Athens Walking Tours

Photo © Athens Walking Tours

TRIPADVISOR_2014_1Athens Walking Tours, an operator that offers innovative, fresh and memorable activities to visitors of the Greek capital, has been honored for the fourth time in a row with the Certificate of Excellence from travel website TripAdvisor.

The Certificate of Excellence Award honors hospitality excellence, and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

Athens Walking Tours also recently won the international award for “Best Local Operator 2014” by Viator, the leading resource for researching, finding and booking the best travel experiences worldwide. Viator, based in San Francisco, provides options for 15,000 unique tours for 1,000 destinations worldwide in more than 150 countries and in many languages.

Licensed tour guide Despina Savvidou, founder of Athens Walking Tours. Photo © Athens Walking Tours

Licensed tour guide Despina Savvidou, founder of Athens Walking Tours. Photo © Athens Walking Tours

Athens Walking Tours was launched in 2004 by licensed guide Despina Savvidou and represents an innovative tourism activity in the Greek capital. High quality walking tours of historic and gastronomic interest are offered to visitors of Athens, daily and throughout the year. Similar tours are also offered in Chania, Crete, and other Greek destinations.

The operator organizes tours and activities for small groups of tourists and offers thematic and culinary experiences, such as Food Tours, Cooking Lessons, Wine Tasting and Wine Tours in Athens, Santorini and Chania. Each tour is planned by experts and carried out by selected and trained tour guides.

Athens Walking Tours consistently receives high ratings on travel sites and social media channels and their tours have been showcased by CNN, the Herald Tribune, the Miami Herald and many other media abroad and Greece.

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