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A FEW WORDS ABOUT MYSELF
Dear visitor, Welcome to hellas (aka greece, yunanistan, xila, saberdzneti)! I've been hosting travelers & showing people around for a long time now, through various hospitality platforms (you can check a couple of them at the end of this post). As a local greeter volunteer & citizen of Athens, I expect to become a better ambassador of our culture & my City (especially now that she's going through tough times). As a traveler of the world, I'd like to offer bigger help & support to the global travelling community. I believe in the "quid pro quo" values of shared economy (solidarity, mutuality etc) & I expect that the cities of the future will be full of jolly volunteers, willing to exchange stories, share their knowledge & time, communicate & connect with each other, create meaningful bonds & return the good karma to the rest of the world. https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/meetsauce some aknowledgements that others left: http://www.blocal-travel.com/2015/02/discovering-athens-part-2.html https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/aug/22/five-best-websites-apps-europe-city-tours https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgorgeousplanet.blogspot.gr%2F2017%2F02%2Fgrecja-ateny.html&edit-text=
- Urban Surfer
- Outdoor Enthusiast
I'm a passionate arts & crafts lover, a jolly outdoorsman & mountaineer. I adore good food (studied culinary arts for 2 years), good wine (wine producer since 2005) & good life. i love nice conversations & stories but since i don't like to talk much about myself, I'll let you find out the rest. Please read the reviews left by previous visitors so you’ll know what to expect from our tour together. Have fun!
I'm a merchant but you can ask me about the hobbies that define me too. btw i'm working daily from 8.00 to 17.00 & it takes me 30-45 minutes to come downtown from work. so i prefer tours after 18.00 during the weekdays or early ones during the weekend (provided i'm in the city :) ).
Some college & masters from the great university of life.
FAVORITE MOMENT IN ATHENS
Walking around the city with visitors & watching their expressions while we discover her secrets together.
Dimitris was great. He was a wealth of information, timely, and passionate about sharing with others and learning from them as well. He is a good listener. MyAthens is a novel experience and if you are lucky enough to be toured by Dimitris you will leave knowing more about Greece.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 13, 2015
I had only a few hours available to get to know Athens, so Dimitri was great showing me around. We went to the best spots and enjoyed some good local products and music. He showed me a local market, we bought some food and went near the Acropole to have kind of a picnic, with some good street music and a great view. He told me some stories and we talked a lot about Athens, beeing a local and how was to live there. We shared our own experiences, culture and way of thinking. He is great, a nice, warming and welcoming person, very interesting and easy to hang out with. Loved the experience and had already talked about it to some people who are thinking to go to Athens.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 19, 2015
It´s been our first time in Athens, 2 adults and 2 children strolling around in this lively city. The tour with Dimitris was a really nice experience, getting into touch so easily, talking about this and that, never feeling odd or strange. He´s been a wonderful host with nice little stories and views and a good dinner with meze in a restaurant a little off the main tourist routes. The kids liked him, too, trying to grasp as much English as they could. What more could we have wished for?
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 4, 2015
Dimitris is a top human. He is thoughtful, interesting and has a good sense of humour. He does the This Is Athens platform proud. He exudes good vibes and warmth. His tours were exactly what I was hoping for. He was so giving with his time, energy and resources. I genuinely enjoyed hanging out with him. I hope he felt the same! So glad for This is Athens and volunteers like Dimitris, felt very lucky the whole time. May you all be blissed and blessed. Big love, Hardeep
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in May 7, 2016
I cannot recommend meeting up with our new friend Demetris enough. What a wonderful evening we had. Demetris was an absolute superstar. We walked through the streets of Athens and shared a drink together. He answered many of our questions (no matter how silly) and the passion he showed us for Athens was truely inspirational. We joined him at a little local wine tasting which was an experience we never would have had without this service. He translated for us and brought his own tastes and smells of Greece, which enhanced our senses and connected us to the moment in such a beautiful way. It was like a hug from the inside :) I can honestly say that this experience was by far the best of our journey. Such a laid back, passionate, outdoorsy foodie and one that is welcome in Melbourne anytime. Thanks Demetris- we think you're the best!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in June 6, 2016
Such a great time ! It was really well explain before the meeting, so i knew that Demetris will be a serious greeters ! We 've start to a walk and founded some nice typical things to eat. The conversation was various : recipes, typical food, movies, wine, culture of greece, way of thinking, actuality, etc. It was a better evening than i was expected !! Thanks so much ! I've just forgot to take pictures !!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in September 14, 2016
A very nice tour in Athens with Demetris! For few hours we walked in Athens to discover Exarchia, a very impressive area! Demetris told me everything he knows about this place, always with humour and a good mood! We can taste Cretan food in a very good and sympathic restaurant! I had a lot of fun with Demetris and his german friend during this tour! It was very cool !! I totally recommend the website "This is my Athens" for this good idea (discover Athens through local eyes!) and thanks a lot to Demetris for this tour, and to devote one's time to guide people with this project !!! Thanks !! (and sorry for the meat:)
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in September 12, 2016
Well Dimitris made me fall in love with Athens! On my own I would have never been able to discover the city the way I did. Dimitris was an amazing guide and went out of his way to make sure that I enjoyed Athens! Thank you Dimitris!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in September 16, 2016
Dimistriz is a nice host, bring us around Athens as his home. He bring us to a food festival and introduce is all the local products there. Then, we climbed the Likavitou Hill to see the night view which we can see the whole Athens surrounded by 3 mountains. He also explain to us some history of Athens and guard changing process. The local food, beer and a memory of dessert is good too. We can really see Athens locally. He is more of a friend bringing us around.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 12, 2016
I had a super fun time with Demetris. He took in notice my requests and also was flexible under the tour to change plans. We walked around different areas, also places that are maybe not yet so common for tourists. Yet ;) We had good discussions and I learned a lot from our tour. The experience was great and I can definitely recommend this MyAthens and Demetris to everyone!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 17, 2016
This was a great experience, especially since Demetris was an exceptional tour guide. The knowledge and hospitality didn't stop after the tour. He would always send me postings for local events and invite me to tag along with groups of travellers for outings around the city. Since I was spending 2 months in Athens with family, it really helped me to develop a group of friends and acquaintances in the city and made my stay all the more meaningful and memorable. I would highly recommend these tours to anyone staying in Athens, specifically at the beginning of your stay. It will really springboard the rest of your experience and provide you with so many useful tips, adventures, and potentially a new friend.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in May 30, 2016
My friend and I had a lovely time on the tour as Demetris showed us some of the more hidden and underrated beauties of Athens. We actually went on 2 different tours on him and on the second one we even had the chance to socialise with some other tourists. Very fun experience and would definitely recommend!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in April 11, 2016
This experience opened my eyes up to this wonderful city and to the warm, genuine and awesome people in it. My only regret is that I didn't do this on the first day of our trip. My boyfriend and I took a tour with Demetris, who not only took us to a great spot to watch the sunset, but brought us the golden trilogy of Greek cuisine to taste over the stunning view. This isn't the sort of tour where you'll be ushered around and forced to wear matching hats. It's the type of tour that listens to your interests and adapts with the mood of the moment. It's the type of tour that feels absolutely nothing like a tour and more like a couple of friends chatting, discovering, laughing and sharing food together. Demetris is truely a star of a person. He has an unbelievable capacity to share. His openness and warm spirit filled us with such an energy long after our flight home. I cannot recommend him, and the whole experience enough.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in June 3, 2016
We had an excellent evening with Dimitri walking around Athens. He led us to local viewing spots and food gems where we tried authentic Greek cuisine. Definitely would recommend a local guide for an insight into athenian life!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in September 9, 2016
Demetris (but in fact the semi-god Dionysos itself), helped us even before meeting him, writing us tips about Athens and Greece treasures. We finally met him, with great eagerness, for a culinary tour followed by a picnic. He waited for us at Monastiraki, with his huge backpack full of delicious dishes (he is a real chef and his homemade bread is super tasty), blanket, glasses, forks and knifes, ready to experience Athens throw his eyes. We went to the market, visiting local producers and discovering new products. After this funny shopping we went to a park where activities around the equinox took place (a spot we could have never found ourselves but we can also go to the National Garden or Filopappou Hill). We shared the food, the WINES and talked about Greece, mythology, France...and we became friends. A great friendship. Thank you Mitsos for caring so much about the others and sharing your greek life.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in March 23, 2016
As a first time solo traveller, stumbling across this program was a definite reward for me. Demetris showed me not only the real Athens, but things I would have never seen without his aid, including local markets, wine cellars and the best view of the city. From spending a month travelling through numerous countries, I can confidently say the time spent on this tour was unlike any other. Instead of feeling like a 'tour', I truly felt like a friend was showing me around! Demetris not only catered his time to suit what I wanted to see/experience, he also shared his extensive knowledge of the city to really make my time in Athens unforgettable. My tour consisted of a walk and talk to pick up some delicious local treats, and extended to a picnic with city and acropolis views I'll never forget. From watching the sunset over bustling Athens to even meeting others who had been lucky enough to experience the city in the same way I did this program is definitely a must do! Thankyou to Demetris for making my time in your city unreal, and I would highly recommend this program to any type of person wanting to experience the real Athens!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in July 6, 2016
The visit with Demetris was one of the best visit I've had to discover Athens !! I was with a friend and we did a gastronomy tour with him, indeed we tasted a lot of the locals cheese, meat, and greek food ... !! The same day, thanks to him we have learnt more about the history of the city, and it was an amazing experience ! After this, we became friend and he keep to make us discover the secret place of Athens !! I recommend for sure a visit with Demetris to discover this beautiful city !
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in March 20, 2016
Demetris was my tour guide. We conversed several times via email to find a time and date that worked for both of us. We met at one of the big train stations and he toured me around the local small streets, talking about architecture, different shops, and his past experiences as a guide. We went to taste local wine at a tasting and shared out collective knowledge about wines. If I had more time in Athens I would have had an opportunity to do a wine tasting bicycle ride as a result from that tasting. If you get Demetris as your tour guide you will not be disappointed.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 21, 2015
Our tour guide (Demistris) was excellent! I was with 2 other friends and we had never been to Greece and had very little planned out for our trip. He helped us get our bearings in Athens. He showed us several of the must sees and also showed us some hidden gems. His love of Greece (and food and wine!) and his hospitality really set the tone for our trip. In fact our entire time in Greece we were blown away by the hospitality there. I would highly recommend this type of tour - it's almost too good to be true because it's free! :)
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in October 20, 2016
Meeting Dimitris was like meeting an old friend you haven't seen in ages, and catching up with them while they show you their city. We walked throughout athens by night, sampled local beer, talked about politics, religion, travel, Greece, the EU,Brexit, and ended up eating great food at a great restaurant. Meeting Florian and Margo was also delightful and the multi-cultural atmosphere contributed to the evening. It is so nice to come to a new country and actually meet a local - you can google history and facts but there's nothing like actually meeting someone who belongs here. Great scheme, Athens, well Done, and thank you Dimitris for your time (all 7 hours of it!!!!) and your welcome.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in December 2, 2016
It was our first time in Athens and we were looking for a different experience than a regular walking tour. The one we got with Demetris was a real delight. He showed us a bit around and brought to some great places that we probably wouldn't have gone too on our own. All in all, Demetris is a great host that you would be lucky to get as your tour guide. Actually, it felt more like meeting a friend. We can't recommend this experience enough!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in December 2, 2016
It was an eye-opening experience to go on a tour through Athens with Demetris. I had been in Athens for a few days already, but the information he gave on our tour through Exarchia took the experience to a whole new level. On top of that, Demetris was super pacient to answer all of our questions about the area. He even shared some usefull photography advice, as I was practicing those skills too. We finished the evening in a traditional Greek restaurant that was out of the tourist area. The food was de-li-cious! I definitely recommend a tour with Demetris if you like to get to know the story of a neighbourghoud, appreciate good food and nice conversations.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in July 14, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS! first of all I want to congratulate the project it is a wonderful way to allow visitors to see your city. Dimitri is the most enjoyable companion to stroll around Athens. I had been here quite a few times before, so I wanted to get deeper into Athenian life than the regular touristy areas. So we met in Omonia and from there wonder around, ate at one of the most delicious places I've been in Greece (and I have been to many) I tried snails!! and share well deserved wine and raki. Dimitri showed me a couple of cultural centres I have actually been back to since then and I have enjoyed them all. We also explored Exchargia and had a lovely conversation about social change and social movements, the politics of it and how we think things could be done better. Overall a most enjoyable experience with a truly welcoming Athenian. If you ever come to Athens don't miss This is My Athens out. You would be missing a unique experience.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in December 21, 2016
We had a cool Athens experience through Dimitris eyes! We talked about history and politics while we were looking at a great panoramo. We explored some secret paths which brought us some fantastic ancient treasures! It was really cold outside so we went to a cozy cafe to get warm and talk more. We really enjoyed the hours spent with a local there. We would never be able to see the city from those sides that Dimitris showed us! Efharisto Dimitris! Thank you This is my Athens community!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in December 31, 2016
Demetri was really nice. We walk the city talking about the past and present Athens, and had dinner with a German and a Kenyan girl in a hidden shop, with homemade food. I really enjoyed the cultural exchange as the food. I've even brought Mate to drink! As I had two more days in Athens we arranged to meet again, this time with a girl from Ecuador. We had dinner in another hidden place, and talked a lot. It was exactly what I was loooking for. To be in other country but feel like home.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in December 19, 2016
We were a group of Tunisian and greek people. The tour with Dimitris was literally breath-taking. The social skills of dimitris and his passion for greece were really AMAZING. Dimitris is thoughtful and would do anything to get you invited into his AThens...he is an expert in history, food, connection, culture and much more...he also has excellent listening skills and shows curiosity to our comments...In three hours, he took us in a fantastic tour through Monastiraki, Greek café and souks, an instrument museum, mosques, old ottoman schools, a wind clocks, and many secret places that were not obvious on the map. Thank YOU dimitris ...you made me want to plan visiting ATHENS again...you are a Genius.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in January 22, 2017
Thank you dear dimitris, i like your motivation & knowledge, a lot of informations. you made me want to plan visiting Athene again. "AfXaresto"
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in January 22, 2017
Dimitris showed me around inAthens. He told me many historical story about fantastic city athens. We walked with him planlessly and road led us to Omania where is very multicultural and intersting area in Athens. So ı looked from there differently to Athens. We ate very very delicious food in a very traditional and hidden place that generally local goes there. I still remember its delicious taste. Thank you for this .
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in February 2, 2017
Everything correct with our meeting. I enjoyed the walk through the city with Dimitris a lot. I wanted to see some street art/grafitti and get to know Athens a little bit more than the touristic side and so I got what i wanted! Moreover, I had a great chance to see some local markets and its great atmosphere, meet some other Greek people and eat a very very good food! Very positive person - very good company :) Thank you!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in February 4, 2017
The tour with Dimitris was really one of the highlights of my trip to Athens. Dimitris is not only a dedicated tour guide who wants to show you things that interest you specifically, he's also a wellspring of knowledge about everything from (obviously) Greece to wine and food to local graffiti murals, all of which I found fascinating. I was writing down so many things he was saying, my pen decided to run out of ink. And of course, he generously gave me another pen :) Thanks Dimitris, not just for the pen 🍻
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in February 15, 2017
Although it was really cold in Athens I had a great time with Dimitris. He did show me around in some neighborhoods and we went to a nice spot from where we had a great view over Athens. We also went to a nice restaurant and had some really good dessert afterwards. I learnt more about Athens and the people living there, much more than I could have read in any travel guide. I also got some recommendations for trips in surroundings of Athens and other parts of the country. So I guess, I have to come back one day. Many thanks Dimitris for giving me your time.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in February 12, 2017
We had a phenomenal experience with Demetris! He showed us around parts of Athens we never would have seen on our own. We got to see local street art and eat amazing Greek food. He even brought us to a wine tasting event where we got to sample the fabulous wine Greece has to offer. We got to meet some of his friends and everyone was so very warm and welcoming towards us. We started the tour as strangers and left as friends. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Athens. It was truly incredible and the highlight of our visit.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in February 19, 2017
I had the oportunity to share a tour with Dimitris Trigadzis, but actually it was more than a simple tour, it was an excellent oportunity to share my time with an excellent man who is very involve in the development of the city.. I had the oportunity to know places where was impossible to stay if you are not with a local.. much more than only turistics places.. actually he has for me an unforgetable surprise that show me a piece of the city which is new and totally amazing. We share a walk arownd the center and then we went to had a typical greek dinner, very good one, where I tried new dishes.. Dimistris know a lot about food and he a has an enjoyable chat too, he is a very culturous man and is an easygoing person too. I wish I would share more time with him but my trip was short,, Thank you very much Dimistris it was a pleasure to meet you! :)
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in February 24, 2017
Im so glad that I met Dimitris T. in my trip in Athens, he made me fall in love with Greek food. We went to dinner in amazing taverna with very excellent food. I learned a lot from Dimitris about Greek culture,cuisine and life. He is very interesting and wise man. I enjoy a lot our time together. Thank you Dimitris for so great tour I couldn't ask for more! I hope that we will meet again someday :)
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in March 6, 2017
The tour was really great, Demetris was very knowledgeable and I loved his explanations. He even made Greek coffee for us on the top of a hill with a great view. I found his view of the city, its history and culture very interesting. He had a lot of great ideas about what to do and showed us some interesting art as well. Would always go on a tour again. Thank you!
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in March 17, 2017
Dimitris was absolutely wonderful. He knew that it was my birthday and did everything he could to make it special and memorable. He even gave me a small wrapped gift! Dimitris is very knowledgeable about the smaller known parts of the city and a fantastic conversationalist. I would absolutely hang out with him again and recommend anyone to spend time with him.
Visited Athens and had a tour with DIMITRIS T. in March 24, 2017