The agency was founded in 1993 by Kytherian businessman George Drakakis, whose main line of business included bus transport service, organization of excursions, and issuance of airline and ferry tickets for local companies.
The only tourist agency on the island of Kythera to possess it own coaches and continuously maintaining an excellent level of service, drakakis tours quickly rose to cover all passenger transportation needs of Kythira. The office’s reputation spread across Greece and abroad, leading large names in the national and foreign tourism industry to entrust their customers into the hands of drakakis tours. Some of these partners include: Acadimos Travel, Balakakis Travel, Vrakas Tours, Kyriakakis Travel, Manessis Travel, Ross Holidays, El Greco Tours, Herodotous Tours, My Sun & Sea, Olympia Reizen and Variety Cruizes.
In addition to these partners, several clubs and associations visiting Kythera regularly make use of our transport services, such as: the Hiking Club PANAS, the Hiking Association of Athens, the Greek Mountaineering Club of Acharnon, the Hiking Association of Heraklion Crete, the Nature Appreciation Society of Heraklion Crete, the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature and the Panteion University.
The company continued its line of success upon passing onto the family’s son, Panagiotis Drakakis. In 2008, Panagiotis expanded the company’s activities by founding the car rental company drakakis rent a car, with an initial fleet of 10 cars. Armed with 15 years of experience in the tourism sector and the tried-and-tested reputation of drakakis tours services, this enterprise developed quickly and in six years became the second-largest car rental company on Kythera with a total of 52 automobiles.
In 2011 new services were added to the drakakis tours office, including ferry bookings for the passage Patras – Italy, the Aegean islands and Crete, as well as issuance of airline tickets for all airlines in Greece and abroad.
Since 2012, the agency coordinates passenger transport on private boats, yachts and even cruise ships, which service the ports of Kythera and offer exclusive VIP services.
Of course, the recent development of these new services does not in any way affect the quality of the agency’s core services such as coach transport. This was proved in 2012 when, with a customer rating of 4,6/5, our exclusive partners EL GRECO TOURS (representing the Danish tourism agency PRIMO TOURS)
awarded us the best transportation company in Greece!
We would like to thank you for your continuing trust in us and promise to maintain our high standard and quality of services.