Hi, I'm Onoufrios Dovletis. I'm an Official Tour Guide licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism. Keep in mind that only official guides are allowed to give tours. You can recognize us by the blue badge that we are required to wear.
My name Onoufrios in Greek: Ονούφριος, comes from Ancient Egyptian: Wnn-nfr meaning "he-who-is-continuingly-good". The name appears variously in several languages such as Humphrey in English etc.
A native Greek, I was born in 1985 in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Northern Greece; not to be confused with the Slavic country that is wrongfully using the name Macedonia.
Athens has been my home since 1995 and what place could be better to study History and Archaeology, right? As a student, I had the chance to do my homework in the peaceful Agora and take part in excavations in the city of philosophy and democracy. I love etymology so during my tours you will see that it is “all Greek” to you!
My interest in languages also led me to extensive Translation Studies (Athens) including a Master's in Audiovisual Translation (Parma, Rome). Overall I’ve studied Greek (Modern and Ancient), Latin, English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Turkish and Russian.
I have a great passion for writing and acting so I’ve also taken Writing and Acting classes (Athens, London). I have acted in the theatre and short films and in 2018 I published my first poetry collection entitled Ένας νέος δίχως νέα (A young man with no news). My wish is to publish more of my writing, and act in movies!
As someone who takes this job seriously and loves Greece a lot, what I expect from my clients is respect and the will to leave this country having learned something. If you are 'not really interested' or if people usually tell you that you are 'high-maintenance', please feel free to contact someone else.
Onoufrios was an amazing guide! He is very knowledgeable with his subject, generous with his time and also has a great sense of humour. Some tour guides can be too uptight, serious and sterile, but Onoufrios brings a great balance in his approach and made the whole day fun.
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