Wonderful guided tours with Jessica !!
Jessica and Kostas of the “Little Owl Tour “ travel agency, Greece Have you ever dreamed to bring your family with post adolescent children (25-23-22 and 19 yrs old, among which three girls beautiful as their mother) one week to Greece during the winter holydays ? Have you ever dreamed to let them experience the real Greek culture, getting in touch with local people, learning them a lot of habits, heritage, monuments, history, language, delicious Greek cuisine of street food ? Have you ever dreamed to enjoy beautiful Greeks landscapes as well as the sunrise from te Licabettus Hill in Athens of the sunsets of the marvellous Cap Sounion ? And what if in your dreams you also imagined that a very nice, universally knowledgeable and extremely caring Dutch (but also German or English or Greek) speaking guide accompanies you and your family during the whole period, telling you a plenty of mythological stories, explaining you a lot of interesting things about the old Greeks habits and patiently answering all the question you and your children are posing her ? And what if in your dreams you also imagined that you do not have to stress to organized the day or to buy any ticket or even to que up because this fantastic guide brings you safely everywhere and keeps the time table sharp but in a very agreeable manner ? And what if in your dreams you imagine that all what above just mentioned financially affordable is for you, who have collect enough saving to reward your family with an unforgettable holyday in Greece ? If you suddenly wake up and you really want to realize all these dreams, there is only one organization in Greece who will do its very best in helping you ! Its name is “Little Owl Tour “ a small travel agency run by Jessica and Kostas, with its main office in Piraeus. Jessica is a very bright, highly educated ( Master in Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam !) professional guide as well as a very respectful person, who can communicate with you in at least four languages which she perfectly speaks. Moreover she knows everything about ancient Greece, from history to habits and she is able to tells in details fascinating stories such as the raise of the democracy in the agora of Athens of the rol of the oracle in Delphos. And as a romance, she will show later in musea more objects which prove her story more credible. Her specialty is definitely the ancient Greek culture, and her passion on this is very contagious. How did I find Jessica and her “Little Owl Tour “ travel agency ? I’ve got the name and number of Jessica from the official website of the Greek Ministry of Tourism, as Jessica is a fully recognised tourist guide, a title which is really not easy to achieve in Greece, especially for a foreign citizen. As I said before, Jessica was born in the Southern of the Netherlands, and completed successfully her academic master in Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. Of course I did not know who Jessica was, but her Curriculum Vitae and the website of the “Little Owl Tour “ convinced me at glance to contact her for my purpose. Since the very first e-mail. I received quick and adequate feed-back from her man Kostas, who was very keen in keeping in touch with me through all the very important e-mails of the first orienting phase. His seriousness and accuracy in answering all my question and helping me in organizing the program of the week were very good. Also, my doubts vanished when I received the mobile telephone number and whatsapp of Jessica, with whom I could arrange our visit in great details. As you may read in other recensions, lot of positive and loving things have already be said about Jessica and about the “Little Owl ” travel agency .However, some peculiar aspects of Jessica have still to be highlighted. Therefore I asked my 4 adolescent children to suggest some quality of her: • Enthousiastic • Punctual and accurate, very professional • Huge knowledge about ancient (but also modern) Greek history • Contagious passion • Lot of pieces of advice how to have a pleasant stay in Athens, from the best roof top bars to restaurant tips or bakery’s, etc. etc) • Gifted narrator and story teller of mythological stories right in the place where they happened, such as the Pantheon, the Agora or the Archaeological museum in Athens of the theatre and Archaeological museum in Delphos • Digital guide => she uses her I-pad to complete with illustrations her story • Photograph using a Polaroid camera => she takes a foto of your group in the most salient moment of the tour • Knows her limit => when I asked Jessica to be guided through the Byzantinic Athens, she admitted het lack of knowledge and she arranged for us another very expert guide with whom she collaborates • Jessica was very patient with all the “requirements” imposed by my post adolescent children • Teacher : through asking questions to the group during the visit, she keeps alive the interest as a very good teacher, making the visit an interactive experience Moreover, Jessica, Kostas and their her “Little Owl Tour “ travel agency are surrounded by good and trustable people, as for instance Dimitri, a very agreeable and safe taxi driver. The last day, when we must left each other, it was very sad moment for me and for us because we are very found of Jessica. Whenever I’ll be back in Greece, I will surely first contact the “Little Owl Tour “ travel agency of Jessica and Kostas. I hope you will do the same after having read this report. Best regards Giorgio Porro, MD, PhD