Greece: Zac the Travel Assistant

Zac, Superman
Photo by Kaymaria Daskarolis

You probably thought that retaining a travel assistant was out of the Cheapo question. We thought so, too, until we met Athens-based Chris “Zac” Zachariou (tel: +30-210-935-4129, +30-6942-879-783, cdzac@yahoo.com).

Hiring Zac to help you plan your travel in Greece can save you money and time. The man works in mysterious, efficacious ways. Listen up.

Exhibit A. You can give Zac the least expensive rate you’ve been able to find on a rental car, hotel room, or other product or service in Greece. If he can find you something less expensive, he’ll obtain it for you and you’ll pay him half of what you’ve just saved.

Exhibit B. Tell Zac what you’d like to do and where you’d like to go in Greece and he’ll create an itinerary for you. He’ll book your hotel rooms and car rentals, tell you when various sites are open to the public, and even provide you with road maps. He’ll even meet you at the airport and see you off.

Exhibit C. If you’d like to splurge a bit, Zac can be hired as a personal tour guide. You will pay him a flat fee, cover his expenses (food, gas, etc.), and he will drive you safely and efficiently everywhere you want to go, providing you with history and humor along the way.

Having lived half his life in Greece and half in the U.S., Zac is fluent in both Greek and English. He can help you read menus, negotiate, avoid getting scammed, and, best of all, save you time and money.

In short: Highly recommended.

About the author

In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.
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2 Responses to “Greece: Zac the Travel Assistant”
  • Gail Hale says:

    Chris,
    just found you and wanted to say hi and i see youu are back in Greece, i am happy for you…….when i plan a good trip i will definitely contact you……….take care.
    Gail Hale

    • Chris Zac says:

      The telephone number +30-210-935-4129 is no longer valid.

      Gail, you are always welcome!

      If you want to help Greece in this time of economic crisis, all you have to do is visit!

      See you soon!

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