My name is Akrivi and I am member of a group of experienced tour guides. I am Greek, and I was born in Heraklion Crete. I have an official guiding licence for all Greece, obtained under the authority of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, plus 20 years of experience in the “field” combined with constant education and training.
My working languages are Greek, Russian, French and English.
In 2014, I ‘ve successfully completed the WFTGA’s (World Federation of Touristy Guides Association) “Train the Trainer” programm and became a certified National Tourist Guide’s Trainer.
My occupation and interests have taken me all over the world; Europe, Africa and Middle East- Mainland China, South Asia and the Americas.
I am commited in mantaining the high standards of excellence in Tourist Guide’s profession while being friendly and enthousiastic at my work.
I am working as licensed Tourist Guide (free lancer) while also being a certified WFTGA National Trainer. In my work, I act as an ambassador of my Cretan culture to people from around the world and I am very eager showing it, to even more.
Crete, the largest Greek island is the southernmost frontier of Europe. An island with incredible physical and cultural proportions — in history, myth, and reality constitutes today the jewel of Greece.
Affordable private tour for all those fond of Greek Mythology! The origins of the Minotaur, half bull and half man, lie in the ruins of Knossos; the main city of the bronze Minoan civilization in the Greek island of Crete. A mixture of fact and mythology, this ancient civilization revered the monstrous bull-like creature, and there are many remnants of its presence in Minoan culture.
Just because you've settled down and had kids doesn't mean your adventuring days are through. Family tours explore exciting locales – with age-appropriate activities that know how to cater to families on the move.
Experience the real Crete with a walk through the 4 capital cities. Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos: ancient ruins, strong local culture and traditions, and delectable cuisine (and yes, you’ll get to taste some)! Escape the tourist traps and dive into secret corners and local neighbourhoods — each stop has a story to tell!
Traveling isn't a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. And that’s the way it should be. Tell me what is your wish, for your holiday in Crete and your Private Guide will assist you.
Private walking city tour in Chania old town with Akrivi Guide. Words cannot express what an absolutely great day we spent with her! Highly recommend professional tour guide. Thank you so much Akrivi!
Akrivi expanded my knowledge concerning the country's religious timeline. Her knowledge also covered pretty much anything about Crete, the people (ancient and modern), the food, and much more.
Akrivi made my boyfriend and my experience memorable. Even if you’re not sure what you want to learn or do, she is astonishing at reading people. She goes the extra mile to make sure her clients understand the beauty and the history behind sight-seeing attractions.
Professional, knowledgeable, attentive and great fun!! Akrivi Private Guide !! Couldn't have asked for a better guide. Highly recommend. Thanks.
Visiting the Knossos Palace with Akrivi was a memorable day for us ! The Greek Mythology, the people of the island... everything was Great ! High recommened guide. Thanks.
Highly recommend guide! Took us to Knossos and the city of Heraklion. Excellent tour! Met us at cruise ship and the day went very efficiently from there. Would recommend this tour if you are visiting Crete.