The Union of Licensed Tourist Guides of the Ionian Islands and Western Greece was established in 1965 under the title “Union of Corfu Guides”. For more than half a century our members play a significant role for the touristic economy of Western Greece and our whole country, offering high level guiding services. English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian are the languages that our members speak.
Α tourist guide is at the same time an ambassador of the Greek civilization
Α tourist guide is at the same time an ambassador of the Greek civilization and, no, this is not at all exaggerating. Through our eyes our guests get to know the local tradition and culture. Mythology, history, customs and practices, traditions, way of life, geography, politics, news and current events, climate, economy, local way of thinking are just some of the topics that tourist guides should know and analyze during the guiding tours. Social skills, politeness, intelligence, inventiveness are just some of the talents that tourist guides should have or gradually develop in order to cope with the particular demands of their job.
Love and passion for that so demanding and at the same time so interesting job
As everything else, guided tours need their expert! Except for the fact that guiding without a license is illegal, our members’ training and experience can guarantee the best result and a complete guiding experience!
Love and passion for that so demanding and at the same time so interesting job is the common denominator for all of us who do our best every single day, “wearing” our most shiny smile and having as main goal that our guests will leave our country carrying the best possible memories in their hearts.