"Synthia was a wonderful tour guide! She showed me areas of the city that I never would have found on my own, and filled my tour with local cuisine and the best shopping areas. I would absolutely recommend a tour with Your Local Friend. And I will be back for another tour soon!"
Erin from Seattle, USA


A day with Synthia

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Meet me at Viktualienmarkt for an unforgettable journey along the smells and flavors of Munich. Discover the secret paths of the historic center with me. And while on the way, why not pick up our portion of luck?

Residence Lions Tradition I feel lucky

Who are you?

Some people say I am a true European. And I must say that I like the idea. I’m a Münchnerin with Cypriot roots, and I grew up in Northern Bavaria. I have studied and worked in the United States, in Greece and Italy, and I hold a passion for traveling and meeting people from other countries. My professional career took me to the TV and movie marketing business, with Munich being one of the biggest entertainment hubs in Germany. I am a graduate of Media and Communication, Political Science and Italian Literature. To me, being a tour guide seems like the best job in the world. Showing people around my home city and taking them to my favorite places makes me happy. I enjoy long walks, and I mostly ride my bike to manage longer distances. I feel like I have been everywhere in this city. Munich really is my home.


The Olympic Park is one of my favorite hangouts. On weekends, you will find me strolling around the Olympic lake or hiking up the hill for amazing views. Meet me at Tollwood summer festival or at a concert. Here, any Sunday walk can turn into a big surprise.


I like exquisite shopping, something that the Five Courts, our Fünf Höfe, definitely have to offer. But what I love more here is the perfect mix of fascinating art and architecture, of tasty coffee and cuisine.


My best food moment: Packing my basket with anything I can find in the fridge, meeting husband, kids and friends in the Biergarten at Chinesischer Turm to eat, drink and enjoy what Munich so much stands for: Gemütlichkeit.

I believe that there is no one better than a local friend to take you to amazing places, show you the hidden gems and culinary marvels of our wonderful city and make you understand what living the Munich way is all about.


Founder & Guide

Synthia Demetriou Your Local Friend Tour Guide
Let Synthia show you Munich.