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dopios ("local" in Greek) is a community marketplace that connects travelers and locals around the world in order to offer tailor made travel experiences curated by locals as well as tips and insights. Be part of a big international community!

How it works

Dopios is just three easy steps to an awesome experience during your trip

Find locals

Search our database of locals with experiences, and extras to find the unique package just for you. Each local brings their own expertise and personality to the table, whatever your travel style, we've got you covered.

Connect and decide

So you've narrowed it down to a couple options – it's time to reach out and find your best match. Contacting locals is free, just click on their profile and send a message – be clear about what you are looking for and make sure you are on the same page.

Experience a better trip

You're on your way! Next step: use Dopios to book your local experiences and any extra services you may need. Pack your bags, your grand adventure awaits!


Safety is our Number 1 Priority

We know that trusting a stranger can be hard, but we can assure you that it's worth it. On our end we will continue to do everything we can to make you feel more comfortable.

Safety is our number one concern and we are focused on building as many safety features as possible. We strongly believe that everyone in our community is here to help and get helped. There is so much value to be shared and we want to focus on that while we safeguard the community from people who do not hold the same beliefs. From your end, there are a number of things you can do to make sure that you have found the perfect local.


Check if their Identity is Verified

We go into a great deal to make sure that our locals are awesome people. The most effective way to do so is to meet them in person or over Skype and learn more about their personality. If that happens, we will put a "Check" icon next to their name in the search results and we will add that information under their "Verifications" tab on the left sidebar of their profile.


Check their Verifications

Locals can connect their social networks and very soon will be able to add more verifications, like Phone Verification, to assure you that they are here to offer you a better trip.


Focus on people with completed profiles

Avoid people who haven't shared much information about themselves. Focus on people with most of the fields completed and on people who have put some extra effort to give you as much information to feel comfortable.


Talk to the dopios you like

The best way to get to know someone is by talking to them. Make a first connection by asking them a question or by clicking the "Book This Experience" button and starting a conversation about an experience. The most important value of the service comes from connections that are build on a good understanding of the two sides. The more compatible the local is to you, the better the experience will be.


Ask for real-time verification

Ask for things that will make you feel at ease. At the same time, make sure that you the exchange of information is mutual and you are also providing enough information from your end.


Who are the locals?

The locals are a selective group of amazing people ready to give you useful advice for your upcoming trip, show you around the city from a perspective you never expected and guide you through unique experiences.


Picking from the most exciting world locations

We are starting with Athens, Greece and expanding to the world. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to go everywhere with the help of a local and to give the word unbeaten path a new meaning.


Let's Create a Movement you Want to Participate in

"The travel experience should be much more authentic and unique for each of us. Enough with the boring and copy-paste travels. Enough with the mediocre and rigid tour guide experiences. Enough with the inability to feel the true side of a location. The best travel stories come from trips that you knew that special someone who opened your eyes and took you off the beaten path.

Let's create an amazing community of people who have the time and desire to show visitors the true colors of a place. Let's open up every last square mile of this world to be safe, unique and breathtaking to step onto. Let's make traveling better and let's never look back. We have the means and we have the passion to do so.

Are you joining us? "

Our Friends

We strongly believe that without good friends it's impossible to make a difference as a company. We have been extremely lucky to have great people and amazing companies by our side throughout the past period. They have helped us in any possible way to get where we are today and they are still standing beside us as we take the next steps.

Daily Secret hosted us for 4 months in their wonderful offices, provided mentorship, made introductions, offered free publicity and advertising, and have been next to us in any decision we had to take.
Travelplanet24 hosted us for 5 months in their brand new and modern offices, providing mentorship, making introductions, partnering with us, and having been more than accommodating with all of our needs.


We are lucky to have partners who share our desire for personalized and authentic traveling and promote dopios in their respective communities through tailor-made offers. We believe that the dopios model could work great with a number of companies and our goal is to explore any opportunity that helps us spread the dopios mission around the world.If interested, get in touch here.


Hi there, let's get in touch!


All recent publications on Dopios
The Guardian - Saturday June 14th 2014
The Guardian features dopios.com
Forbes - Tuesday June 10th 2014
Forbes features dopios.com
Independent - Friday April 25th 2014
The Guardian features dopios.com
Bloomberg Tv - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
bbc features dopios.com
BBC News - Friday 28 February, 2014
bbc features dopios.com
Techcrunch - Tuesday July 16th, 2013
techcrunch features dopios.com
BBC World News - fast:track - Saturday August 18th 2012
The Guardian features dopios.com
The Guardian - Friday June 22th 2012
The Guardian features dopios.com

Greek Press

Ημερησία - Κυριακή 17 Αυγούστου 2013
Ελευθεροτυπία -Παρασκευή 19 Απριλίου 2013
Καθημερινή - Tρίτη 30 Απριλίου 2013
Skai TV - Παρασκευή 17 Απριλίου 2012
Αθηναϊκο Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων - Πέμπτη 19 αυγούστου 2012
Techblog.gr - Πέμπτη 22 αυγούστου 2012
Ελεύθερος τύπος - Τετάρτη 2 Μαϊου 2012
Nooz.gr - Τρίτη 24 Απριλίου 2012
ΕΘΝΟΣ - Τρίτη 24 Noεμβρίου 2012

About dopios

Located: Athens, Greece
First line of code was written on: January 10th 2012
Status: We just opened the beta version!
Name: dopios means "local" in Greek. The name is written in small letters.


Email us!
press [at] dopios [dot] com