The Tour Experts Travel Agency was created by Joanna Christofakaki and Panos Kritikos.
We graduated from the Guides College of Mytilene 1997 and started working as professional licensed guides on the island Rhodes, where we lived for 2 years. On 1999 we decided to move to the nearby island Kos, where we had the chance to work with Plotin (representing Thomson) and Voukouvalidis Tours (represending Tui), Kosland Tours (representing First Choice), Dodecanese Travel and Rhodos Tours Traveland Kos. We were working on the island Kos until 2002. The next year Mr. Kritikos returned back to Rhodes and worked there for the season of 2003, while the same year Mrs Christofakaki came on the island Crete, back to her birthplace. The year of the Olympic Games of 2004 we focused on working on the island Crete, were we started our family. Having our basis in Heraklion (central Crete), we started cooperating with tour operators, such as Tui, Versus group, Tez, Cretan Holidays, Deltanet. During the beginning and the end of the season 2004- 5 Mr. Kritikos cooperated with Agora travel in Athens guiding groups all over Greece and Rhapsody Travel for Cruise Ship shore excursions, at Olympia, Mykonos and Kefalonia.
During winter months, which is considered to be low season for Crete, we invested in learning foreign languages, in order to improve our career chances. (Mrs Chistofakaki English and Italian and Mr. Kritikos English, German and Polish). Mr. Kritikos also worked during the winter period of 2010 – 12 abroad, mainly in Europe, escorting Greek senior groups and school groups from Crete.
This season of 2014 we decided that the time was right to take one more step and to create our own company, a travel agency, that we will be able to control the little details that make the difference. That is the reason , that we decided to focus not only on tailor made tours for individuals and small groups, but also for normal groups that visit Crete and wish to combine sites and live a true Cretan experience. We will try to act as insiders and tell you all the information needed to make the right choice for you and your friends while staying on Crete.