Kimkim Trip Reviews for Greece

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This was a trip of a lifetime!
Greece | Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2022

Rebecca
Rebecca C.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

This was a trip of a lifetime! Everything happened exactly how Eleni planned. The tours she chose were fantastic. All of our tour guides were knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, were fun, and provided an amazing experience. The hotels that Eleni chose for us were perfect. I can't say enough about how amazing the service was for the planning of this trip and will definetly use KimKim again. read more

This was a trip of a lifetime! Everything happened exactly how Eleni planned. The tours she chose were fantastic. All of our tour guides were knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, were fun, and provided an amazing experience. The hotels that Eleni chose for us were perfect. I can't say enough about how amazing the service was for the planning of this trip and will definetly use KimKim again.

Hotel Reviews
Oia Mare Villas
Santorini

Absolutely stunning views and amazing accommodations. Get ready to walk though! It is on the side of a cliff and there are MANY stairs. They bring your luggage for you.

Authenticity & Character
The cave room are so unique
Location
The views and the breakfast
Staff
Very friendly with very good English
Cleanliness & Comfort
very nice
Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
Athens

Sleek, modern hotel with views of the Parthenon. Huge spread for breakfast. The rooms were VERY nice.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel was built on ruins and in certain parts, you can see them through the floor
Location
Lots to do in the area. Walked to the Acropolis and many other ruins
Staff
Very helpful and recommended fantastic places to go and restaurants
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

Hello Rebecca,
So many thanks for your wonderful words! I am very glad you enjoyed your trip experience in Greece and my recommendations. I will be very happy to welcome you again to Greece and introduce you to other very interesting destinations!
Many greetings to Lonald, Abigail & Aaron :)
Eleni

Memorable Greece vacation
Greece | Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2022

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VIDHYASHANKAR B.
Irving, TX | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2022

Overall an amazing trip and memorable experience for our family. Thanks to KimKim team and Amalia for the thorough planning. We hadn't travelled in a while since Covid and this was our first big international vacation in three years, and also the first one for my six year old.

Amalia was super responsive. Communication throughout the planning phase was spot on. She made sure to ask for our personal preferences, put together a custom itinerary, and made sure to plan a luxurious vacation... read more

Overall an amazing trip and memorable experience for our family. Thanks to KimKim team and Amalia for the thorough planning. We hadn't travelled in a while since Covid and this was our first big international vacation in three years, and also the first one for my six year old.

Amalia was super responsive. Communication throughout the planning phase was spot on. She made sure to ask for our personal preferences, put together a custom itinerary, and made sure to plan a luxurious vacation to perfection. Amalia was responsive during the trip and she helped make some last minute reservations at a few places.

1) Athens
- Driver Thanasis picked us up promptly at the Athens airport. Thanasis is an absolute gentleman - very polite, respectful, courteous and was willing to go the extra mile, stops along the way to ensure we had the best experience. The Mercedes van was well maintained and super clean.
- The Foundry Suites at Athens - an amazing place, very central location (10-12 minute walk to the Acropolis), and great hosts, excellent breakfasts. We had a very comfortable stay there.
- Popi, our tour guide for the Acropolis Museum and at Acropolis was again amazing. Her story telling ability and the knowledge of Greek ancient history / civilization was fascinating. My daughter loved the guided tour and she made it very memorable with beautiful story telling. We were pleasantly surprised when Popi told us that she had a PhD candidate. Such was the quality of the tour guides.
- Very comfortable drive in the afternoon to Sounio - Temple of Poseidon. We saw the gorgeous Sunset

2 ) Nafplio
Our next part of the trip was in Nafplio, a place that is two hours from Greece by car. It is a quaint little town. Just walking around the town was quite an experience.
- We stayed at the amazing Anthemion Villas / Suites - luxurious and comfortable. It was away from all the noise but literally just 3 minutes away from the city center
- Next day we had a private guided tour of Mycenae and Epidaurus. Our guide Theodoros Lendoudis talked us through the history all the way from the Bronze civilization, cycladic, minoan, mycenean, and the classical era. The huge theater in Epidaurus with amazing acoustics was the highlight of the day

3) Crete island: Chania
We visited Crete island. Rented a luxurious Volvo which was super comfortable and stayed in the old town in Chania. It was a central location. Our tour guide at Knossos in Heraklion, Maria Ververaki was again top notch. We stopped on the way at the very beautiful Rethymno, Lasitha plateau, and the quaint little town Archanes, Our kids also enjoyed the pink sand beach Elafonisi.

4) Santorini
The last part of our trip was spent in Santorini at stayed put at the Heliotopos Hotel. Again a super comfortable stay and very memorable. We truly enjoyed visiting all the scenic villages Oia, Fira, Imerovigli. At the last minute Amalia helped plan an amazing half-a-day luxury cruise that ended with a gorgeous view of the sunset, which our kids enjoyed a lot.

Finally we came to Athens and did a a very interesting Food tour with the super nice Adania. We were able to taste authentic Greek food while hearing about the history behind each of the delicacies. Amalia was super sweet and met us on the last day of our trip, and presented to us some hand-knits hats that her mom had made for us. It was such a pleasure meeting her in person.

Overall a very memorable trip and amazingly well planned luxury vacation, thanks to Amalia. She was very attentive to all the details and planned a very customized trip considering our needs, and especially our second daughter's allergy needs. Highly recommend her.

Few opportunities / feedback to take the vacation to the next level:
1) Accommodation: Please do not recommend Porto Antico apartments for travelers or families. We understand the recommendation was made because of the hotel's reputation. But the apartment was dinghy. Thankfully we were able to find a good accommodation via Airbnb and the apartment refunded the amount on the same day.
2) Both Avis and Hertz are amazing rental car brands in the US. We had a very pleasant experience renting through Avis at Crete. But had a bad experience with Avis at Santorini. The main issue was that Avis was not open 24 hours! Because of which I had to rent a car from Hertz at the last minute. I think it is best especially for international travelers that need some flexibility - that you suggest the car company that is open 24 hours, so that there is flexibility for the travelers to decide on when to rent and when to return. I have to say that Amalia and the KimKim team promptly refunded us the Avis rental car costs for Santorini, which is very much appreciated.

The above two pieces of feedback are meant to be constructive. Amalia planned everything to perfection. The above two glitches is something that is hard to predict. Amalia was super responsive when we raised these during our trip. Overall very happy with the services provided. I would highly recommend both KimKim and Amalia for your travel needs to Greece.

Activity Reviews
The treasures of Athens
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore Nafplio City
Nafplio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Visit to Epidaurus & Mycenae
Nafplio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The picturesque, old town of Chania
Chania
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Knossos, Heraklion Day Trip
Chania
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Exploring the island of Santorini
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Athens Food Walking Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou
Amalia
Amalia Symvoulidou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dear Vidhyashankar,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! Me and my team highly appreciate all your great words about our services and we cannot thank you enough for everything!

I wanted this to be a memorable vacation for the whole family and it's so important to me to know that you enjoyed your overall trip to Greece! I feel lucky that I got the chance to meet you and your beautiful family in person. I had a great time!

I wish I get to see you again in the... read more

Dear Vidhyashankar,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! Me and my team highly appreciate all your great words about our services and we cannot thank you enough for everything!

I wanted this to be a memorable vacation for the whole family and it's so important to me to know that you enjoyed your overall trip to Greece! I feel lucky that I got the chance to meet you and your beautiful family in person. I had a great time!

I wish I get to see you again in the future and of course, and I'd be more than happy to plan your next experience in Greece!
Greetings and warm wishes to all of you😊
Amalia

We had the most incredible time in Greece!
Greece | Jun 20 - Jun 27, 2022

Gina
Gina G.
Bothell West, WA | Reviewed on Dec 03, 2022

We had the most incredible time in Greece! KimKim made the trip super easy for us! Tassos and the KimKim Team were super responsive and worked with us to plan the perfect trip for our time in Greece. We had a whirlwind of a week visiting Athens, Delphi, Galaxidi (a gem of a seaside town), Olympia and Nafplio. We had the best tour guides all throughout the trip, from Athens to Nafplio, everything surpassed our expectations, the guides were knowledgeable, friendly and great people overall, we... read more

We had the most incredible time in Greece! KimKim made the trip super easy for us! Tassos and the KimKim Team were super responsive and worked with us to plan the perfect trip for our time in Greece. We had a whirlwind of a week visiting Athens, Delphi, Galaxidi (a gem of a seaside town), Olympia and Nafplio. We had the best tour guides all throughout the trip, from Athens to Nafplio, everything surpassed our expectations, the guides were knowledgeable, friendly and great people overall, we enjoyed meeting each and every one of them. The activities suggested by Tassos were fabulous, and not something we would have chosen if we were planning this trip on our own; specially the "picnic" at the organic vinegar manufacturer, how dare they call this a picnic, it was a magnificent feast of the most delicious Greek food! Dominik deserves a special mention as a superb guide during our last day in Nafplio, he really went above and beyond to make us feel like family.
Of course nothing is perfect, but the few mishaps we had during the trip (including a flat tire and some other car trouble) were dealt swiftly and efficiently by the Kimkim team. We always felt there was someone there to help us.
Overall, we would HIGHLY recommend KimKim to plan an unforgettable trip to Greece, we were blown away by the history, knowledge and people.

Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Great Trip to Greece!
Greece | Jun 11 - Jun 25, 2022

Serena
Serena M.
Eagle, ID | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I can not believe it has taken me so long to write this review! Two families with teenagers worked with Dimitris to plan a tour to Greece and it was amazing!! We did a mix of "must see items" and things that Dimitris recommended as a part of a local tour. We had an amazing time! Thank you! read more

I can not believe it has taken me so long to write this review! Two families with teenagers worked with Dimitris to plan a tour to Greece and it was amazing!! We did a mix of "must see items" and things that Dimitris recommended as a part of a local tour. We had an amazing time! Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Divani Meteora Hotel
Kalampaka

Loved this hotel - was so comfortable and nice! Food was great! Breakfast had a good variety and the pool was fantastic!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Plaka hotel
Athens

THE VIEW FROM THE ROOFTOP!!! Ate dinner up on top 2 times in 2 days! Breakfast was great and the location was fantastic!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hermes Hotel
Athens

Nice hotel, great location, clean and friendly

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Adriani Hotel
Naxos Town

Locally owned and operated - you will not come across a better breakfast in all of Greece!!! The owner was so helpful and the location of the hotel was within walking distance of everything you would need. Naxos is amazing!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
4 stars for the comfort as it would have been nice to have had blankets in the rooms. There were only sheets and while it was summer with the air conditioner a light blanket would have been nice.
Petinaros Hotel Mykonos

Nice hotel but the location was a little far with kids in tow. The trip up/down the hill got a little tiring. The hotel rooms and accommodation were nice and the services like laundry were a life saver.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Far away from the center of town with a long uphill hike
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos
Dimitris
Dimitris Zografos
Local specialist in Athens Vouliagmeni Greece | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Hello Serena thank you so much 😊! So happy to read your review!

GREECE was a DREAM COME TRUE
Greece | Oct 8 - Oct 15, 2022

Dalia
Dalia M.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

GREECE was a DREAM COME TRUE

Our experience in Greece was perfect, sure there were a couple hiccups here and there but for the most part we were very pleased.

Athens
* Sweet Home Boutique hotel was very small. Didn't really feel like a honeymoon stay. It was a tad bit underwhelming. We did have a nice view of the parthenon from our room so this definitely made up for the space. Also, we ran out of hot water the first night so that was a bummer. Otherwise this hotel was super cute and... read more

GREECE was a DREAM COME TRUE

Our experience in Greece was perfect, sure there were a couple hiccups here and there but for the most part we were very pleased.

Athens
* Sweet Home Boutique hotel was very small. Didn't really feel like a honeymoon stay. It was a tad bit underwhelming. We did have a nice view of the parthenon from our room so this definitely made up for the space. Also, we ran out of hot water the first night so that was a bummer. Otherwise this hotel was super cute and Aphrodite was a great hostess. Breakfast in the morning was delicious.

* Anastacios our tour guide was very pleasent! He took us through the Acropolis and was very informative. He did go off on a couple tangents and he mentioned how influencers just want to come and take pics so we felt a bit weird asking for a photo. We didn't get a chance to go to the museum. He asked if we still wanted to go but we opted not to since the Acropolis tour took so long.

*Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel - was definitely very fancy and probably the honeymoon stay we were expecting. We didn't have a nice view of the parthenon but otherwise it was very nice. It would have been nice to stay here a couple more nights.

Santorini
* Blue Dolphin was AMAZING. This definitely felt like the honeymoon stay we were hoping for. Since the moment we arrived in Santorini we were welcomed with such hospitality.

* Trail Guide Artemius, was AMAZING. He took us to Oia and took us to the Blue Domes. He asked if we wanted photos and even went as far as to take videos. All along the trail he told us about Santorini and its history. He told us about him and his family. He was such a pleasure!

* The Cruise was so much FUN. George and George were very nice!!

* Luxury Travel - i think this was the name of the driver company who took care of picking us up and dropping us off throughout our stay . Again sooo very nice and very reliable.

Hotel Reviews
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

Sweet Home Boutique hotel was very small. Didn't really feel like a honeymoon stay. It was a tad bit underwhelming. We did have a nice view of the parthenon from our room so this definitely made up for the space. Also, we ran out of hot water the first night so that was a bummer. Otherwise this hotel was super cute and Aphrodite was a great hostess. Breakfast in the morning was delicious.

Authenticity & Character
Location
how close we were to the Acropolis and The Placa
Staff
Aphrodite and everyone else was super nice.
Cleanliness & Comfort
we ran out of hot water. Otherwise very clean and nice.
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini

Blue Dolphin was AMAZING. This definitely felt like the honeymoon stay we were hoping for. Since the moment we arrived in Santorini we were welcomed with such hospitality. The view from our room was unreal!

Authenticity & Character
everything was soo sweet
Location
Perfect view every morning.
Staff
Very hospitable
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean!
Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel
Athens

Definitely the fancy hotel we stayed at in Athens. Very nice!

Authenticity & Character
Location
near the Acropolis and The Placa
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Hiking at the Edge of Caldera
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
LS Catamaran Cruise ECNM
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ancient Athens (Acropolis & National Archaeological Museum)
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Didnt get to go to Archeological museum
Transport
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Geia sou Dalia!

Thank you for the time to leave a review with your feedback on your experience here in Greece with us.

I am actually shocked to read that you ran out of hot water in the Sweet Home Boutique hotel. This is the first time anyone ever had any complaints about staying in this hotel. I will definitely give them a call to find out what happened and thank you for pointing that out.

I am very pleased that your overall experience was nice and that you enjoyed your tours.
I will... read more

Geia sou Dalia!

Thank you for the time to leave a review with your feedback on your experience here in Greece with us.

I am actually shocked to read that you ran out of hot water in the Sweet Home Boutique hotel. This is the first time anyone ever had any complaints about staying in this hotel. I will definitely give them a call to find out what happened and thank you for pointing that out.

I am very pleased that your overall experience was nice and that you enjoyed your tours.
I will talk with Anastasis to see what exactly happened and you did not manage to get to the Archaeological Museum. Maybe it was due to the National strike in Greece on that day?

Anyway, thanks again for trusting us with your trip planning. I would love to assist you with your next trip to Greece and show you some more great spots of my country - this time hopefully no strikes will take place! :D

Take care and always have fun!

My very best,
Angela

Mainland Greece and Crete
Greece | Nov 3 - Nov 13, 2022

Isabel
Isabel G.
Jacksonville, FL | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Our trip to Greece was wonderful thanks to Angela and her team. From our drivers Alexander and Nicolas we received a personalized treatment. They were attentive to our needs and took us to local places where we savored local Greek cuisine and experience the culture of the place. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and provided us with interesting facts in every site. Crete was a beautiful and vibrant island that is worth visiting. Our trip to Santorini was canceled last minutes and... read more

Our trip to Greece was wonderful thanks to Angela and her team. From our drivers Alexander and Nicolas we received a personalized treatment. They were attentive to our needs and took us to local places where we savored local Greek cuisine and experience the culture of the place. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and provided us with interesting facts in every site. Crete was a beautiful and vibrant island that is worth visiting. Our trip to Santorini was canceled last minutes and Angela assisted to build a different itinerary in mainland Greece. The last five days of the trip were awesome and we visited Corinth, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora as well as many small villages. Thank you Angela for all your help, and a promise we will come back to the islands 😀😀

Hotel Reviews
Legacy Gastro Suites
Heraklion
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Theatro Hotel Odysseon
Kalabaka
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Hyatt Athens
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amalia Hotel Olympia
Ancient Olympia, Ilia

This hotel has a great location. The rooms are very basic and wore down. It lacks basic amenities in the room like a iron or a quality blow dryer. It is an old hotel in a great location that has not being renovated in decades. Beds were not confortable either. Breakfast was good and convenient. I will give then a max of 3 stars

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Delphi

This hotel has a great location. The rooms are very basic and wore down. It lacks basic amenities in the room like a iron or a quality blow dryer. It is an old hotel in a great location that has not being renovated in decades. Beds were not confortable either. Breakfast was good and convenient. Rooms look neglected with black marks in the linens. I will give them a max of 3 stars

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Activity Reviews
Corinth & Epidaurus Tour with overnight in Olympia
Greece

This is a magical place. Its wonders amaze me and I love it. Our tour guide was exceptional .

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences
Greece
Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Routes & Iconic Matala Beach
Greece
Olympia Tour & Transfer to Delphi
Greece
Delphi Guided tour & overnight Kalabaka
Greece
Discover Meteora and return to Athens
Greece
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Geia sou Isabel!

Thank you so much for leaving your review. I am thrilled that you had a great time here in Greece with us even though we had to change the plan last minute (literally the previous day!) due to the strike in Greece and your flight being canceled. :/

I am so happy that we managed to arrange things and show you a great time in mainland Greece.
I know Amalia hotels are not the best and they indeed are outdated but finding availability even in those on such short notice was a... read more

Geia sou Isabel!

Thank you so much for leaving your review. I am thrilled that you had a great time here in Greece with us even though we had to change the plan last minute (literally the previous day!) due to the strike in Greece and your flight being canceled. :/

I am so happy that we managed to arrange things and show you a great time in mainland Greece.
I know Amalia hotels are not the best and they indeed are outdated but finding availability even in those on such short notice was a miracle!

I would love to assist you with your next trip to Greece planning and this time you will see Santorini and some other awesome islands and spots. :)

Until then, take care and have fun!

My best wishes,
Angela
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

First but not last kimkim trip!
Greece | Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2022

Erica
Erica H.
Rochester, NY | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

This was my first, but not last, time using kimkim! The experience was fantastic from start to finish. Our travel guide, Angela, put together the perfect itinerary for us (2 couples celebrating our 30th anniversaries) based on our feedback and coordinated every aspect of our travel experience, making it stress-free, while also filled with private tour experiences we never would have discovered on our own. Each transfer was perfectly timed and each tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and... read more

This was my first, but not last, time using kimkim! The experience was fantastic from start to finish. Our travel guide, Angela, put together the perfect itinerary for us (2 couples celebrating our 30th anniversaries) based on our feedback and coordinated every aspect of our travel experience, making it stress-free, while also filled with private tour experiences we never would have discovered on our own. Each transfer was perfectly timed and each tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and flexible to make our trip as personalized as we wanted it to be. When we hit snags along the way (which weren't many), Angela was right there to revise the itinerary. I'm usually the one to plan our trips, so it was a real treat for me to have someone else take that on and who better than someone who knows the country and can provide more than just a "tourist's" view. Thank you, Angela, and all the amazing tour guides who made our trip so special!

Hotel Review
xenodocheio Milos 5*
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Easily walkable to all major attractions, restaurants and shopping
Staff
Friendly, helpful and attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with wonderful products.
Activity Reviews
Delphi & Arachova full-day tour from Athens
Greece

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and easy to spend the day with. He also brought us to a wonderful lunch spot in Arachova that we will always remember!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
LS Catamaran Cruise ECNM
Santorini

A beautiful way to appreciate the island and have an incredibly relaxing afternoon. Food was unexpectedly delicious and staff was attentive and personable.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We guide you in the Past winter tour
Greece

We almost had to miss this tour because of a flight change, but our travel advisor made it work and our tour guide made sure we saw as much as we could in our limited time. We were overwhelmed with the experience and so glad we didn't miss it. Could have spent more time at the excavation site and in the museum. Not to miss!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences
Greece

We had a wonderful tour guide (Roxi?) at the palace and then a completely customized tour with our guide, Aleksander, who showed us sights we never would have found on our own. He definitely made the day memorable and unique.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Geia sou, Erica!

I'm so happy you enjoyed your time here in Greece with us and I'm really glad that I was able to assist you with your trip planning and with the small snags along the way 😊

It was a true pleasure meeting you and helping you out.

I would love to assist you with your next trip to Greece planning and show you some other amazing spots of my country.

Until then, take care and always have fun!

My very best,
Angela

Grecian vacation exceeds expectations!
Greece | Sep 24 - Oct 7, 2022

Phil
Phil R.
Pelham, AL | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Our Grecian vacation exceeded every expectation! Rebecca's attention to detail, respect for our individual needs, and depth of planning, allowed us to travel with confidence and peace of mind. The hotel accommodations were not only conveniently located to our specific city itineraries, but also more luxurious than we would have chosen for ourselves. Having a breakfast available each day was a delight and the food choices at each hotel were culinary experiences of their own. We found the... read more

Our Grecian vacation exceeded every expectation! Rebecca's attention to detail, respect for our individual needs, and depth of planning, allowed us to travel with confidence and peace of mind. The hotel accommodations were not only conveniently located to our specific city itineraries, but also more luxurious than we would have chosen for ourselves. Having a breakfast available each day was a delight and the food choices at each hotel were culinary experiences of their own. We found the hotel staff members to be friendly and engaging and one employee in particular guided us to an unplanned excursion that was most enjoyable.
Another extraordinary benefit was the opportunity to explore each city, including Thessaloniki, Athens, and Santorini, with guides who ranged from an art historian, archeologist, and outdoor adventurer! Seeing the ancient historical sites from their perspective and depth of knowledge was informative, entertaining, and broadened our intellects. Each one warmly greeted us and by day's end, felt we had made a new friend.
We have found KimKim to be our "go to" travel agency and highly recommend them because they listen and respond with respect and flexibility to ensure we have a personal and memorable experience.

Local specialist: Rebecca Skevaki
Rebecca
Rebecca Skevaki
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Phil,
We are so grateful for your 5-star review!
We really appreciate you being a customer. We’re here for you next time you want to visit Greece!
Rebecca and the GrecianLux Team

Our trip was lovely. We were able to experi...
Greece | Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2022

Karen
Karen H.
Huntsville, AL | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Our trip was lovely. We were able to experience Greece from the perspective of wonderful Greek tour guides. We covered archaeological, ecological, geographical, and historical topics. We felt we came away with a much better understanding of the country.
Our guides, Kostis , George, Nikolaos, and Theo were all so knowledgeable . They opened our eyes to the history and mythology of Greece.
The planning by Rebecca was well thought out. Thank you to all. Karen and Mike Hoger and... read more

Our trip was lovely. We were able to experience Greece from the perspective of wonderful Greek tour guides. We covered archaeological, ecological, geographical, and historical topics. We felt we came away with a much better understanding of the country.
Our guides, Kostis , George, Nikolaos, and Theo were all so knowledgeable . They opened our eyes to the history and mythology of Greece.
The planning by Rebecca was well thought out. Thank you to all. Karen and Mike Hoger and Jennifer Best

Hotel Reviews
Amymone Suites
Nafplio

We had 2 rooms and the views were beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Lovely people. Very accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasimatis Suites
Santorini

We were in “the cave” room since there were 3 of us. All the other rooms had beautiful caldera views. We would have loved to have that view. The hot tub was only lukewarm

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
They were lovely
Cleanliness & Comfort
Domotel Anemolia Mountain Resort
Arachova

We were disappointed in the location. We saw all the shops as we passed through Arachova. Our hotel was a 20 plus minute walk to town and since we had a late lunch by dinner time, we would have been walking in the dark to reach the town.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Doupiani House
Kalampaka
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The breakfast was great. All locally sourced and made on site.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Santorini - Sights, Wines & Clicks Private day tour
Santorini

Kostis was a wonderful tour guide!! He was very knowledgeable about Santorini and The Peloponnesus also. He was a great source of information about the flora and fauna of Greece. Thank you Kostis

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Rebecca Skevaki
Rebecca
Rebecca Skevaki
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you.
We look forward to working with you again in the future!
Rebecca and the GrecianLux Team

Greece trip
Greece | Oct 18 - Oct 26, 2022

Danae
Danae K.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 06, 2022

Amalia was an amazing local specialist. She was very quick with her replies and altered our itinerary multiple times until we fit everything we wanted to do in!
Travelling between islands was very easy with the arranged pickups and drop offs, we had no issues figuring it all out when we got there! read more

Amalia was an amazing local specialist. She was very quick with her replies and altered our itinerary multiple times until we fit everything we wanted to do in!
Travelling between islands was very easy with the arranged pickups and drop offs, we had no issues figuring it all out when we got there!

Activity Review
Welcome to Naxos
Naxos

Less touristy, beautiful beaches and a cute town!

Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou
Amalia
Amalia Symvoulidou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Dear Danae,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review!
It was such a pleasure talking to all of you and trying to plan together a trip tailored to your exact needs and wishes.
I'm so glad I helped you have a stress-free vacation that matched your expectations!
Looking forward to planning your next great experience in Greece.
Sending my warmest wishes to you and the other girls🥰
All the best,
Amalia

Amazing honeymoon!
Greece | Jun 12 - Jun 19, 2022

Lorraine
Lorraine R.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

I didn't take this trip but my brother and sister-in-law enjoyed every moment. Eleni was very responsive and extremely helpful in providing me with suggestions for experiences they might enjoy based on their interests. I'd rate this 10/10

Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Nov 06, 2022

Dear Lorraine,
It was such a pleasure working together to create a unique honeymoon experience for Reggie & Laura! I'm so glad that had a great time in Greece! I'm looking forward to welcoming you too in Greece & showing you our country's beauties!
Warm greetings,
Eleni Koropouli

Dream HoneymoOn 💕
Greece | Sep 8 - Sep 21, 2022

M
Megz W.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Haiiiii Aggeliki! Apologies for the late response, October was cray, but here is our review/feedback as promised. As mentioned previously, all of our tours were fantastic! Everyone we encountered were soOoOo personable and helpful. It can be overwhelming when you’re visiting a new place so it was really refreshing to be welcomed by the locals! Thank you for being able to make last minute changes, such as adding on Naxos as well as the catamaran. We really appreciate you for taking care of... read more

Haiiiii Aggeliki! Apologies for the late response, October was cray, but here is our review/feedback as promised. As mentioned previously, all of our tours were fantastic! Everyone we encountered were soOoOo personable and helpful. It can be overwhelming when you’re visiting a new place so it was really refreshing to be welcomed by the locals! Thank you for being able to make last minute changes, such as adding on Naxos as well as the catamaran. We really appreciate you for taking care of pretty much everythaaaaang for us as it made our trip that much more smoOth sailing. Pun intended! We got to practice our Greek, hehe, you would’ve been so proud, lol!! As stated multiple times in our group chat, you’re amazeballs, and we love your personality! KimKim was so worth it because of you!! The only thing that would’ve made it better is if we all got wine together, hahaha!!! Thanks again for being SO patient with us. All the best! ~ Μεγζ και Πατρικιε <3

Hotel Reviews
Urban Frame Hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aeolos Resort Mykonos
Mykonos / Chora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Luxus VIP Suites
Oia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Asma Suites
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Round Ferry Tickets between Naxos & Mykonos
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Following Ariadne’s path in Naxos (Wine, Spirits & Olive Oil Tasting)
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We guide you in the Past
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2022

Μεγζ & Πατρίκιε!

You are such a wonderful couple! It was amazing and enjoyable talking to you and assisting you with your trip. You guys are so fun!
Your level in the Greek language is astonishing! I was surprised multiple times and couldn't catch up with how fast you learn! LOL!
Next time you visit we will arrange to drink that glass of wine and raise our glasses and say Στην υγειά μας! :D
Thank you so much for trusting kimkim, my team, and me with your honeymoon in Greece. It was amazing... read more

Μεγζ & Πατρίκιε!

You are such a wonderful couple! It was amazing and enjoyable talking to you and assisting you with your trip. You guys are so fun!
Your level in the Greek language is astonishing! I was surprised multiple times and couldn't catch up with how fast you learn! LOL!
Next time you visit we will arrange to drink that glass of wine and raise our glasses and say Στην υγειά μας! :D
Thank you so much for trusting kimkim, my team, and me with your honeymoon in Greece. It was amazing assisting you and I would honestly love to assist you again in the future when you decide to visit Greece again and see some other amazing parts of the country. :)
Until then, take care and ALWAYS have fun!

My best wishes,
Αγγελική <3

Worth all the stars I can give!
Greece | Oct 7 - Oct 24, 2022

Wendy
Wendy M.
Orinda, CA | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Chris and his travel agency are worth all the stars I can give. =) Initially I wasn't sure about using an agency, even one for independent travellers, because I like to be off the beaten path and have flexibility. However, Chris immediately understood what we were looking for (an educational gap year experience for my son - so not exactly a vacation, but not business either.) He was incredibly responsive, asked great questions, and listened to what I had in mind, which ultimately resulted... read more

Chris and his travel agency are worth all the stars I can give. =) Initially I wasn't sure about using an agency, even one for independent travellers, because I like to be off the beaten path and have flexibility. However, Chris immediately understood what we were looking for (an educational gap year experience for my son - so not exactly a vacation, but not business either.) He was incredibly responsive, asked great questions, and listened to what I had in mind, which ultimately resulted in a trip plan much better than I could have done on my own. Moreover, it wasn't until we actually got to Greece that I understood the true value of working with Chris and kimkim. On our second day in Athens, my son got a skin rash and he was in quite a lot of pain. Not only did the staff at Sweet Home Hotel help me find medical assistance (including a pediatrician who made a house call to the hotel at 11 PM!), Chris was available as well, helping us find a pharmacy, rearrange plans as needed, and just generally providing support. As our trip progressed, there were very few hiccups, and those that did occur were either remedied quickly (or adjusted to something even better). I could not be happier with the service, and I recommend kimkim in general - and Chris in particular - to anyone looking for a bespoke travel experience.

Hotel Reviews
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

The penthouse suite was amazing, the unlimited buffet breakfast was delicious, but what really made this place stand out was the truly warm and welcoming atmosphere on the part of everyone we encountered. The owners went above and beyond to help when my son got sick, including finding a doctor to make a house call at 11 PM at night! Staying here really did feel like a home away from home!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ippokampos Beachfront Hotel
Naxos

We liked this hotel and the view from the room was amazing. Just a note that the photos make the rooms appear larger than they are - not a complaint, but I wish I had noted the actual square footage of the room rather than just looked at the pictures. I'd still stay here again, but perhaps choose a larger room for three people.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Manos Small World
Santorini island

There was a bit of confusion with the room we had booked at first, but the manager not only quickly remedied the situation, he found us a room that was even better than the one we had originally selected. The location is perfect and the view of the caldera is incomparable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
- Acropolis Guided Tour
Athens

The guide was incredibly knowledgeable, patient with my son, and really made us feel as if we were getting an insider experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Full-Day Trip to Delphi
Athens

The driver was the best part of the trip! He was patient with my son (who was a bit sick), was very knowledgeable about the area, and flexible with respect to side trips. The guide was excellent also - my only recommendation is for the guide to clarify with the driver exactly where and when we would be picked up after the tour. But overall a fantastic trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A journey through Naxian Tastes
Naxos

This was, hands down, one of the best and most memorable experiences of the entire trip. Our guide was amazing - she was a 4th generation Naxos resident, spoke English perfectly, and we really got a sense of the place through both the food and her insights. Very highly recommend.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini

I'm glad we went - it was nice to try the variety of grapes used to produce Santorini wines - but the tour was very much oriented toward those who don't know much (or really anything) about wine. That said, the guide was good - I just wish I had known in advance that it was geared toward novices - I would have chosen a different tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Chris Gravas
Chris
Chris Gravas
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Dear Wendy,

What a pleasure it was to plan this amazing family trip for you, Ed & James! Thank you very much for your kind words, I am humbled!

Most of all I am happy that James had a great time and that everything worked out smoothly whenever we had any hiccups. I hope that the memories from your trip keep you company in your everyday life and that you have a lot of stories and photos to share with your friends and family!
Looking forward to plan the next adventure with you, and this time... read more

Dear Wendy,

What a pleasure it was to plan this amazing family trip for you, Ed & James! Thank you very much for your kind words, I am humbled!

Most of all I am happy that James had a great time and that everything worked out smoothly whenever we had any hiccups. I hope that the memories from your trip keep you company in your everyday life and that you have a lot of stories and photos to share with your friends and family!
Looking forward to plan the next adventure with you, and this time to get to meet all of you in person as well, it will be a pleasure and honor!

Have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Warm regards,
Chris

Visit Greece in style!
Greece | Oct 13 - Oct 26, 2022

Gigi
Gigi Z.
Jollyville, TX | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Greece in style!

I worked with Amalia to plan my trip to Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos. She was really great. She asked what I wanted to see and do and from there she planned an incredible trip. From the transports to the hotels to the excursions, everything was handled. I would highly recommend using her for your next trip to Greece! read more

Greece in style!

I worked with Amalia to plan my trip to Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos. She was really great. She asked what I wanted to see and do and from there she planned an incredible trip. From the transports to the hotels to the excursions, everything was handled. I would highly recommend using her for your next trip to Greece!

Hotel Reviews
Aqua Luxury Suites Santorini
Imerovigli

WOW! This is the best word to describe this hotel. It is luxury at its finest. The staff are very attentive and caring, the breakfast (I highly recommend you have this in your room) was delicious and the views are incredible. The location is closest enough to walk to Oia, which is more crowded and expensive, but very close to Fira which has the same things as Oia but closer and less expensive. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Santorini!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
NJV Athens Plaza Hotel
Athens

Great location, lovely staff, and an upgraded suite with a view of the Acropolis. What more could you ask for here? I loved my staff at this hotel and highly recommend it!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Semeli hotel Mykonos
Mykonos Town, Cyclades

The staff and hotel are lovely. They have a great laundry service, if needed. The room was amazing with a hot tub that felt incredible after a long day of discovery. I highly recommend this hotel!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Athens Food Walking Tour
Athens

This was a delightful experience. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and takes you to some local places where the food is delicious. I highly recommend doing this tour!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sunset cruise around Santorini
Santorini

Do not leave Santorini without doing this excursion. The views are amazing, the staff is lovely, the food is delicious and the water is incredible. Don't miss this one!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Acropolis & Ancient Greek Mythology & Museum Tour
Athens

This was an incredible experience made 5+ stars by the guide. She is so knowledgeable and shares this with you so the experience is so much more than a tour. She has a lot of information about the museum you will visit as well. This is a great tour and a perfect guide!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou
Amalia
Amalia Symvoulidou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dear Gigi,
Thank you soo much for taking the time to share your experience from your trip to Greece.
I'm super happy that you loved every part of your vacation. Reviews like yours are the biggest reward for our entire team!
Thank you for everything!
And if you ever want to visit Greece again, you can always reach me and I would be more than happy to hear from you! There's so much more you can see in Greece. I really hope I will have the chance to introduce you to more of my country's beauties in the future.
My wishes for a life full of great experiences,
Amalia

Greece vacation in October
Greece | Oct 14 - Oct 22, 2022

Mary
Mary K.
Chester, PA | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Here is my honest review of Greece and our experience with Kim Kim. I will 1000% use Kim Kim to book my next trip. Angela was fanatic. All of our drivers were on time to take us from one place to the next and all of our tours and ferry tickets were handled in advance which was extremely convenient. More about the drivers below.

The weather was not great for us. Looking back we wish we went in September. There were no crowds which was amazing and we never waited for a restaurant and were... read more

Here is my honest review of Greece and our experience with Kim Kim. I will 1000% use Kim Kim to book my next trip. Angela was fanatic. All of our drivers were on time to take us from one place to the next and all of our tours and ferry tickets were handled in advance which was extremely convenient. More about the drivers below.

The weather was not great for us. Looking back we wish we went in September. There were no crowds which was amazing and we never waited for a restaurant and were wondering the streets without bumping shoulders with other tourists however it was very windy and we needed coats. It certainly didn’t ruin our time but I think a month earlier would have been less crowded but warmer!

Here are the hotel reviews:
Melo- Athens
Marta was awesome. She worked at the reception desk at the hotel. It was in a great location however it’s kind of loud at night if you’re not able to sleep with a lot of noise. It didn’t bother us but worth noting. The room is an odd shape but it worked for the 2 days we were there. It was clean! The shower was cold at night so shower in the morning! Local breakfast was good especially Frogs!
The floor in the bathroom gets really wet when you shower and the tub takes awhile to fill just an fyi

Abasa- Santorini
Tiyana and the owner were so sweet. They provided recommendations for restaurants and kindly drove us into town 1 night and to a winery another day. The room was a really nice size and the water was always hot. Tiyana recommended a restaurant in town and made us reservations and the breakfast at the property was great . The only negatives for me were the location, it was a bit of a hike all uphill into Fira and there weren’t many sidewalks. We made it work because luckily we had some tours and things so we didn’t need a car. The other downside were the flies.

Liana in Naxos
The view was the best and we got free drinks that were really great upon arrival. The downside the room was musky the people were not as friendly the breakfast was terrible the jacuzzi wasn’t hot and overall was our least favorite even though it was right in the beach. We were only here for 2 days so it wasn’t a big deal for us. I think September this would be perfect time to go because you could’ve spent alot of time on the beach and not the room. Plus more places would have been open. The town of Naxos was really great though. We enjoyed visiting and it was quick bus ride into town.

Ivis 4 -Athens
Was our favorite. Sooo clean the food and drinks were both fantastic and the room was modern, functional and clean. The only negative for me was the bed wasn’t super comfy but I could look past that given the other bonuses. The hotel had a gym unlike other hotels. It was in great location was still a little loud but less than Melo. The bartenders and servers were all fantastic. The breakfast was the best!!

Overall the drivers were good and all were on time. I would give all but 2 of them a 10/10. Our first driver was a little lost in Athens so I had to navigate for him. It was a long travel day and he kept doing laps of the city which was getting a little frustrating. The other driver was after our catamaran cruise in santorini. He was flying on all the windy roads and changing music and I think he had 2 friends with him during the drive. Everyone else no complaints.

Restaurants / tours
In Athens we went to dopios which was amazing. The popcorn shrimp was fantastic.

We did the Greek mythology tour and our guide Magda was wonderful. She remembered all of our names and was so insightful on the history of the city and mythology.

Santorini we really liked all the coffee/ espresso we had. Do not get smoothies at the hungry donkey though and for dinner we liked kokkalo. The villages tour was great because we got to see a lot of the island. It was probably our least favorite of the 4 we did but we still enjoyed the sightseeing. The catamaran cruise at sunset was awesome but towards the end the water was choppy so if you get seasick just know it’s a long tour but worth it if you don’t mind being on the water!

Naxos was the cutest. I high recommend the taste of Naxos tour. We learned alot of about the island and were able to taste local cheeses, liquor and foods. Our guide George was also wonderful. 10/10 experience.

Thank you to the Kim Kim team for all your help! I would recommend working with Angela to anyone looking to go to Greece! Looking forward to planning our next trip with Kim Kim soon.

Hotel Reviews
MELO Athens
Athens

Great location. Clean. A little loud at night. Great staff.

Authenticity & Character
Clean room. Kinda quirky
Location
Right in the action, close to the city square
Staff
Awesome!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean.
Abasa Suites
Santorini

The room was great and spacious.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It was a walk into town(all uphill!) and limited sidewalks. We made it work but we warned.
Staff
The team and Abasa is amazing.
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was clean but there were flies everywhere which was weird. The rooms were comfortable.
Liana Beach Hotel & Spa
Naxos

The hotel was in a great location. The rooms have a really musky smell, the staff was meh, and breakfast wasn’t good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful views of the beach
Staff
They were fine nothing special
Cleanliness & Comfort
Smelled weird and found a toenail on the floor when we arrived.
Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel
Athens

Best hotel we stayed in. Very cool vibes the rooms were functional, water was always hot and the location was great! The drinks at the bar were fantastic and so was the breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Cute and trendy vibes
Location
Great spot!
Staff
Everyone was so nice!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece

Everything was great minus the weather for us!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Traditional Villages tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
It was cool but probably our least favorite of the 4 tours we did.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

Loved this but it was a bit long for some who experience sea sickness.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mentioned in previous post the driver on the way back was driving very crazy!!!
Naxos Old Town Flavors
Greece

This was our favorite tour. George did a fantastic job!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 01, 2022

Hi Mary!

I am so happy that you had a nice time here in Greece with us and I am extremely happy that I was able to assist you with everything.

I truly appreciate your feedback and always take every feedback seriously. I will contact the transfer offices and let them know about your complaints about the drivers. This is definetely not common but it is good to know any issues that occure so we can handle them and make sure they won't occur again in the future so thank you for pointing these... read more

Hi Mary!

I am so happy that you had a nice time here in Greece with us and I am extremely happy that I was able to assist you with everything.

I truly appreciate your feedback and always take every feedback seriously. I will contact the transfer offices and let them know about your complaints about the drivers. This is definetely not common but it is good to know any issues that occure so we can handle them and make sure they won't occur again in the future so thank you for pointing these out. :)

As for the weather you were kind of unlucky! The past week was extremely sunny, less windy and with temperatures up to 28 degrees Celsius!

I would love to asssist you with planning your next vacation in Greece in the future and show you some other great islands and hidden gems of my country. :)

Until then, take care and safe travels!

My very best,
Angela

First of all I need to start by saying this w...
Greece | Oct 13 - Oct 24, 2022

Denise
Denise A.
Clovis, CA | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

First of all I need to start by saying this whole trip exceeded our expectations. Rebecca was always there to help with questions or concerns and always came through with a solution. There were absolutely no hiccups in this trip plan on Rebecca’s side.
We had some unexpected weather and some of the plans had to be tweaked .
From the first Pickup when we landed to the hotel transfers to the tour transfers, they all were timely and efficient it was pretty amazing.
There was even a welcoming... read more

First of all I need to start by saying this whole trip exceeded our expectations. Rebecca was always there to help with questions or concerns and always came through with a solution. There were absolutely no hiccups in this trip plan on Rebecca’s side.
We had some unexpected weather and some of the plans had to be tweaked .
From the first Pickup when we landed to the hotel transfers to the tour transfers, they all were timely and efficient it was pretty amazing.
There was even a welcoming lady Katerina who brought us a special gift and took us to answer any questions we might have.
All the tour specialists were amazing!!
Theodore in Athens was so kind and welcoming, happy and knowledgeable, we had good food drinks and fun. Off to Crete.
George at Knossos was very good at explaining all the information at the archeological site on a level we could understand . Our driver for the day Yiannis was more than just a driver we stopped for coffee and snacks there was never any pressure. He explained a lot about the Island while he drove.
Wine tasting with Eva was so fun. This girl was a breath of fresh air!! We really connected with her and had a blast.
Yiannis took us on a road trip to the mountains and to a little village to taste some amazing food from the region. We really appreciated how slow he drove and would stop to show us things it was very relaxing. Again very kind and down to earth young man.
Antonis had to tweak our original tour due to weather and we just loved how flexible he was ! We LOVED the walk in old town and everywhere he took us, the food and drinks, the conversations. He was just a gem! The whole experience was so relaxing. He was a super nice young man with a great smile! He also acted like a photographer, he got some amazing shots of us. Great day!
In Santorini Lazarus had to also tweak our original tour but it was very nice. He took us to Oia and told us all about the island and took the most amazing photos of us at all the great spots. We would have never on our own taken these photos. When he took us for our lunch he ordered ahead then explained all the wonderful food we were going to enjoy, and I loved how he gave us some time alone to rest and enjoy our food. When on our wine tasting with a magnificent view he again stayed close by but let us enjoy some alone time. Again a very kind and super knowledgeable young man, enjoyed his company.
On Mykonos we got a little walking tour of little Venice and the town with Christos, it was very relaxing kick back tour.
Back in Athens we got to tour the Acropolis with an actual Archeologist Nicholas who worked the site for 3 years. He was SO knowledgeable. We loved how he took care not to run us ragged lol !! There was a lot of climbing, we took It slow and easy it was really appreciated. He went even further and took us to the tomb of the unknown soldier and the Plaka, even suggested a great place to have dinner.
All in all every single one of the tour guides gave us their numbers and offered any help in the future if we needed.
For us, each of the places we visited had great things. Crete with the millions of Olive trees and mountains and the beauty of the old port town .
Santorini the breathtaking views of the Caldera were unlike anything. The only drawback there were the steps up and down everywhere could be bad for some people.
Mykonos tho was our favorite. We loved not being so high up and with close walking distance to the sea and the town.
The hotels that were chosen were so nice and located perfectly!
I would say do not hesitate to book a trip through Rebecca at Grecian Lux you will not regret it!!
Denise and Pat Arkfeld Fresno, CA

Hotel Reviews
Elia Palatino Hotel
Chania

The location and view was spectacular, but the room was rather small and we had to lug our heavy suitcases up a whole flight off stairs. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was wonderful

Authenticity & Character
An elevator
Location
Right on the water
Staff
Helpful and always there
Cleanliness & Comfort
Small room but ample storage for our things
Ira Hotel & Spa
Thira

Although it was a fantastic view, it was a bit out dated. The bathroom was extremely small and the shower doors didn’t close properly, and barely enough room to move. The bed was very low and hard no bounce at all. Again lots of steps up and down to your room. BIG plus they had a staff member carry our bags which was very appreciated and the staff was great!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in the middle of the Caldera with views so wonderful
Staff
So nice so helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed was very low and hard, bathroom was small, shower doors didn’t close properly, hard to move around. They only cleaned the room upon request
Ilio Maris Hotel
Mikonos

One of our favorite hotels. It was beautiful room, modern and updated with loads of amenities. The view was awesome and the breakfast was great. Staff was very helpful and friendly

Authenticity & Character
Modern and updated
Location
Close to everything
Staff
Friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed was big and comfy and they cleaned the room everyday
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

The hotel staff was A+ The rooms were ample and updated, super location.

Authenticity & Character
Very European
Location
Right in the heart of Athens
Staff
On the spot with assistance
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean has everything we needed
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Athens
Greece

Guy was waiting when we arrived, loaded our bags

Quality of Experience
Efficiency
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Efficiency
Transport
Efficiency
Athens - The City
Athens

Great place

Athens - Twilight Tour of Athens with food & Drinks | Private Group
Athens

Have us a general view of the night scene

Food
All the food is amazing and very ample
Heraklion - Knossos Palace & Wine Tasting at historic Archanes village | with Official Licensed Archeologist Guide at Knossos
Heraklion

Although we enjoyed it, it was a long day with all the driving

Welcome to Chania - The City
Greece

Great tour

Chania - Antiquity and Adventurers Tour in South Crete
Greece

Very relaxing touring around the mountains and eating in the village

Santorini - The Island
Santorini

Most beautiful island, the Caldera is breathtaking

Santorini - Sights, Wines & Clicks Private day tour
Santorini

Great guide to us to great photo opt places

Mykonos - Walking Tour with Delicious Goody Bag
Mykonos

This was a nice short relaxing tour, always good to get some information before heading out on your own

Athens - Acropolis at Sunset & Plaka neighborhood | Private tour with an archaeologist/guide
Athens

Toured with an actual Archeologist was bonus.

Depart - Time to say farewell to Greece !
Greece

Pick up guy was on time and got us to where we need to go

Local specialist: Rebecca Skevaki
Rebecca
Rebecca Skevaki
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Thanks for the awesome review, Denise! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
Rebecca and the GrecianLux Team

Efcharistó
Greece | Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2022

Joanne
Joanne A.
Bridgeport, CT | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Amalia! We loved our vacation and thank you for all the effort and support and marvelous suggestions you gave us. One of the great highlights of the trip were the personal tours of the Acropolis, Corfu and Knossos you planned for us. Anda is an incredible resource and made the Acropolis and ancient Greece come alive for us. We enjoyed all our accommodations, especially the 5 star hotel in Crete. It was a lovely way to end our trip.
We are creating a slide show for our friends and family who... read more

Amalia! We loved our vacation and thank you for all the effort and support and marvelous suggestions you gave us. One of the great highlights of the trip were the personal tours of the Acropolis, Corfu and Knossos you planned for us. Anda is an incredible resource and made the Acropolis and ancient Greece come alive for us. We enjoyed all our accommodations, especially the 5 star hotel in Crete. It was a lovely way to end our trip.
We are creating a slide show for our friends and family who keep on asking about the food, which was fabulous! We will send it to you when we finish it. Please come visit us in New York! Joanne and OJ

Hotel Reviews
GDM Megaron
Heraklion

We never had a proper honeymoon and this was it! Lovely staff who answered all our questions. Incredibly food. Candies on the bed before sleep????!!!! Thank you.

Authenticity & Character
It was just beautiful and calm and quiet.
Location
Ease of getting places. The restaurants that were within walking distance.
Staff
Nazia and Ire (spelling) were ready to help when ever we needed it and the dining staff were exceptional.
Cleanliness & Comfort
the bedtime sweets!
Sofitel Athens Airport
Athens

We only stayed one night, got in very late and had to leave in the morning. When we arrived about 1 a.m. we went to our comfortable room and to bed. Then, for some reason, we heard continual clicking sounds in the room which didn't stop. We didn't know what it was. I called the front desk and they arranged for another room immediately. We were very grateful. The breakfast was lovely, especially the cook making the omelettes. Thank you.

Authenticity & Character
Lovely. Not sure what you mean by authenticity but the breakfast was wonderful.
Location
proximity to airport
Staff
They changed our room immediately when we heard clicking sounds - air conditioning?
Cleanliness & Comfort
bed was comfortable
Activity Reviews
The Acropolis & Ancient Greek Mythology & Museum Tour
Athens

We were in Greece for two weeks. Crete and Corfu in addition to Athens. The personal tour with Anda was the highlight of my entire trip. She was incredibly knowledge and shared all her enthusiam for the topic. The tour within the museum was also very important. When I was unable to climb up to the Acropolis she arranged for us to use the elevator. I want to go back!

Quality of Experience
The fact that Anda arranged on a moment's notice to have me use the elevator. I could not have walked up because there aren't any railings for climbing. I did, however, walk down with help of my husband and Anda - for balance.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Anda's intelligence and passion.
Transport
I don't know what this means. We took an Urber to the Acropolis and the metro back
Day Cruise to Paxi & Antipaxi
Corfu

The tour was lovely. At Paxi we explored the charming town and had a delicious meal. At Antipaxi many people left the boat to swim in the beautiful water. We did not swim but it was terrific to watch everyone enjoying themselves. Our tourguide did a great job of keeping things moving. She was fun. The highlight for me was meeting another passenger who, after talking for several hours, I think we will enjoy being friends and visiting with each other in England and the US. The dancing at the end of the cruise was fun. Thank you.

Quality of Experience
The tour guide made the long trip work, as did the two barristers. They kept our energy up and the dancing at the end was a lovely way to end the trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
I can't remember her name but she spoke 5 languages! She obviously cared a great deal that the passengers had an interesting and fun trip.
Transport
It is a long trip and at times I wish it had been shorter. That being said, Paxi, Antipaxi and the caves were worth it. I am sure that for the people that jumped into the sea that was a highlight. The pricing was excellent.
Food & Culture Walking Tour in Corfu
Corfu

Our tour with Mary was excellent. She showed us the church where she was baptized! And she shared information about the past and current residents and happenings on the island. After the tour we felt we had a very good idea of its history. The arranged lunch was very good and it was nice to sit and chat.

Quality of Experience
Having grown up in Corfu, Mary was a font of knowledge.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Not sure what this means. We walked everywere.
Tour at the Palace of Knossos
Heraklion

So much to know and our guide knew all!

Quality of Experience
Private tour allowed us to move through the crowds. Our guide answered all our questions.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou
Amalia
Amalia Symvoulidou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Dear Joanne and Orris,

Thank you soo much for your wonderful words. I'm very happy to know that you had fun in Greece and I feel so lucky that I got the chance to meet you in person. I had a great time!
I will definitely visit you when I come to New York! Hopefully very soon🤞

Oh my are you creating a slide? How exciting! I'm looking forward to see this😁
PS: How we met was one of the funniest stories in my life. I will never forget it haha
Sending you my warmest wishes,
Amalia

Covid trip cancelled, rebooked at no charge by the great KimKim
Greece | Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2022

Larry
Larry P.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Our trip was cancelled at the last minute after my wife got Covid three days before our trip. KimKim successfully moved the trip at no cost to us. We had the best trip we have ever had except the visit to Africa to meet our son in the Peace Corps.

KimKim provided very high quality private guides who made an enormous difference to our enjoyment and appreciation of all Greece has to offer.

Every driver they arranged was on time, courteous and helpful. The accommodations were first... read more

Our trip was cancelled at the last minute after my wife got Covid three days before our trip. KimKim successfully moved the trip at no cost to us. We had the best trip we have ever had except the visit to Africa to meet our son in the Peace Corps.

KimKim provided very high quality private guides who made an enormous difference to our enjoyment and appreciation of all Greece has to offer.

Every driver they arranged was on time, courteous and helpful. The accommodations were first class and we were able to get in early most of the time, which is not common.

The trip we selected was not cheap, but it was a qualitatively superior experience. We plan to use the again.

Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Hello Larry,
Thank you so much for your kind words and your positive feedback!
This covid incident was indeed a challenging situation but luckily we overcame it and you had the opportunity to visit and enjoy Greece the deserved way! It was a pleasure having you in Greece and we hope to see you again soon!
Warm greetings to you & Janice from Greece :)
Eleni

Angela at KimKim made planning our trip so ea...
Greece | Oct 18 - Oct 24, 2022

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Kelli S.
Hoboken, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Angela at KimKim made planning our trip so easy and stress free!! The staff at White Pearl Villas in Oia were soo nice and genuinely helpful when we needed it.

The only thing we wish we could have had access to was the breakdown of cost of different things. It was hard to believe the total cost of our trip after finding out how cheap the excursions were in Greece yet our entire cost was very steep. read more

Angela at KimKim made planning our trip so easy and stress free!! The staff at White Pearl Villas in Oia were soo nice and genuinely helpful when we needed it.

The only thing we wish we could have had access to was the breakdown of cost of different things. It was hard to believe the total cost of our trip after finding out how cheap the excursions were in Greece yet our entire cost was very steep.

Hotel Reviews
White Pearl Villas
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Good
Cleanliness & Comfort
Galaxy Iraklio Hotel
Iraklio
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
SanSal Boutique Hotel
Chania
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Local tastings
Greece
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Routes & Iconic Matala Beach
Greece

We unfortunately would not recommend this tour. We spent at least 5 hours of the entire day driving from place to place. We then had to pay for the stops along the way which were not worth it. If we could change anything about our trip, it would be to not choose this excursion.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunset Wine & Dine at Sky Dome
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Hey Kelli!

Thank you for your feedback. It's truly appreciated.

I am trying to figure out how the trip pricing was steep. 🙄All of your tours were on a private basis, all your transfers on a private basis, your hotels were 4 and 5 star hotels, and we booked business class ferry tickets for your ferry transfers.
It would also be awesome if you could share some more info about what you did not like about the tour in Crete. This is actually surprising because everyone that has taken this tour... read more

Hey Kelli!

Thank you for your feedback. It's truly appreciated.

I am trying to figure out how the trip pricing was steep. 🙄All of your tours were on a private basis, all your transfers on a private basis, your hotels were 4 and 5 star hotels, and we booked business class ferry tickets for your ferry transfers.
It would also be awesome if you could share some more info about what you did not like about the tour in Crete. This is actually surprising because everyone that has taken this tour has very much enjoyed it, so giving any additional insight and info on what was so not good for you would really help me understand and perhaps my share with my team so we can make any changes to make the tour perfect for everyone.

I am very happy that you overall enjoyed your time here and that I was able to help with your trip planning. 😊

Take care and safe travels!

My very best,
Angela

An great overall experience on a wonderful trip with friends
Greece | Oct 8 - Oct 16, 2022

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Ravi K.
Chelmsford, MA | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2022

It was a great trip with top guides provided by Dimitris. The itinerary was very relaxing and met our need to spend time with old friends as well as get a good idea of the Greek life. The hotel pickups and drop off were all perfect and on time. There was just some confusion on the Athens Airport pickup but Dimitris corrected that immediately and made arrangements.
Overall a great experience

Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Eleni was super responsive and knowledgeable
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 21, 2022

Colette
Colette D.
Costa Rica | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2022

Eleni was super responsive to our comments everyday both on transportation and hotels and made things right for us in everyway possible. The guides she booked for us for different areas of Greece were all super special and well chosen for their knowledge and character. The cooking class booked for us was super special and such fun. IT is obvious she has a deep knowledge of her area and this was most appreciated. Perhaps a better communication from us late in our planning would have made a... read more

Eleni was super responsive to our comments everyday both on transportation and hotels and made things right for us in everyway possible. The guides she booked for us for different areas of Greece were all super special and well chosen for their knowledge and character. The cooking class booked for us was super special and such fun. IT is obvious she has a deep knowledge of her area and this was most appreciated. Perhaps a better communication from us late in our planning would have made a better schedule but because our flights were changed not due to us, we had a few tours that should have been more spaced in our trip.

Hotel Reviews
Arcadion Hotel
Kerkira

very small room for two people twin beds . lighting to read in bed was not well explained to us until we checked out and literally shown how to use it...We do understand the European hotels rooms are small and plumbing systems not upgraded to standards., The decor was new and clean and the front desk service was very very good.

Authenticity & Character
this newly renovated hotel was missing lobby chairs and a few things that we understand were going to be finished later
Location
center of everything to walk everywhere , great but the noise from the street is the price to pay for this.
Staff
the breakfast was on a menu but difficult to change anything as serving staff does not understand further than basic English. in a week I would have loved to have fried eggs or soft boiled eggs.
Cleanliness & Comfort
impeccable cleaning and bed linens.
Pan Hotel
Athens - Greece

although location is super great, one pays for it with space, very little space in rooms and plumbing not to par. Bath taking is a big problem although the bath tub is there . drainage is a problem which the desk knows but does not tell you. Cleaning staff leave bath plug out but it should never be out as when draining it overflows and totally floods the bathroom!!! yikes...

Authenticity & Character
breakfast stafff super helpful.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
bathtub drainage problems better explained before it floods.
Agamemnon Hotel
Nafplio

great hotel with overlooking balcony on sea front exquisite. poor sound insulation overall in rooms and bath rooms so small space .

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
cleaning staff argued they cleaned our room but never did...!! and front desk didn't believe we were gone all day. and our driver coudl attest to that! we had to live with dirty bathroom, stinky bathroom and finaly got new towels at least and front desk clerk emptied our garb age .
Cleanliness & Comfort
see ab one
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Corfu
Corfu

this should never have been booked on our first day of arrival as we were zoned by 18 hrs flight day before. hardly got anything out of this tour. although drive was good but hard to understand from behind and he used his microphone only later when I kept making him repeat...

Quality of Experience
make sure guide uses his microphone at all times.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Corfu Highlights HD: Paleokastritsa, Lakones & Kanoni
Corfu

it was a total waste of time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Walking Food Tour in Corfu
Corfu

great guide. flexible to our needs or busyness of establishments

Quality of Experience
guide and walk
Guides, Drivers and Staff
none
🍷 Wine & Olive Oil Tasting, Private Tour
Corfu

olive oil guide s voice was so low, we could hardly understand her and she was talking a lot without really communicating with us. just repeating her knowledge .

Quality of Experience
better personable presenter.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Athens
Athens

not sure we had this, if we did, it was not memorable at all. so N/A

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
⛵ Half Day Sailing in Saronic Gulf (Morning or Sunset)
Athens

although we shared this with many other people. it was a great ride

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
just a taxi
Free time in Nafplio
Greece

great driver , fun top hear many experiences and education of this person, we learned a lot from him

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
great car and driver
🍴 Nafplio Cooking Class
Nafplio

Best cooking class ever.

Quality of Experience
Food
didn't/' matter what we ate, the class was super well organized and chef was very generous sharing his knowledge and experience...the wine pairing with Agatha was well chosen and explained.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mycenae Guided Tour
Nafplio

super interesting character who apparently is not just a professor but also an artist and drama teacher. HIs presentation was so personal , entertaining and we learned a lot without feeling we were being lectured to. We just loved George and listened to his recommendation to visit a specific museum later in Athens,

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
everything,
Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2022

Dear Colette,
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a thorough overview of your trip and for your kind words regarding my contribution and assistance. I am so glad you & Sandra enjoyed your guides' company and had a pleasant time in Greece!
I value highly your constructive feedback about the lodgings, locations, tours, and everything & I'm sorry to hear that some of them did not meet your expectations. I discussed your feedback with my team and collaborators your feedback; as we... read more

Dear Colette,
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a thorough overview of your trip and for your kind words regarding my contribution and assistance. I am so glad you & Sandra enjoyed your guides' company and had a pleasant time in Greece!
I value highly your constructive feedback about the lodgings, locations, tours, and everything & I'm sorry to hear that some of them did not meet your expectations. I discussed your feedback with my team and collaborators your feedback; as we always aspire to improve our services and keep up with the best possible experiences.
I'm so happy you enjoyed your cooking class and the gelato place I recommended!
It was such a pleasure working with you & and I'll be very glad to accommodate you again in Greece to discover more!
My greetings to Sandra!
Wishing you all the best 😊
Eleni

Flawless experience
Greece | Oct 3 - Oct 20, 2022

Dennis
Dennis B.
Henderson, NV | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Everything with Tasos and the Travel12 team was flawless and smooth. We were very pleased. read more

Everything with Tasos and the Travel12 team was flawless and smooth. We were very pleased.

Hotel Reviews
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

The breakfasts were superb, as was our room. Aphrodite and her sister, whose name I didn’t get, were great to deal with — friendly and personable, with lots of good info. They were both very helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The women who prepared the breakfasts were very nice — and great cooks, too!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mira Mare Hotel
Delphi

Very comfortable and well-situated.

Leonidaion Guesthouse
Archaia Olympia

This was the most basic of our accommodations on our trip to Greece, more of a B&B than a hotel, but it still exceeded expectations.

Daphne's Club Hotel & Apartments
Xylokastro

A wonderful, comfortable, friendly place. And Daphne herself is delightful. Breakfasts are fantastic. Parking can be a bit of a challenge.

Hotel Grotta
Naxos

Of all our wonderful hotels on this trip, The Grotta was our favorite. The staff is beyond belief friendly and helpful. The room and its view were spectacular, as was the location. And those breakfasts … wow!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
They were all simply wonderful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kastro Suites
Santorini

Friendly and helpful staff. A steep hike to and from hotel, but location is incomparable.

Amymone Suites
Nafplio

No elevator, and stairway was a steep two floors up. Breakfast was very good and room was great and in a very good location. We had a rental car so had to find parking in municipal lot about four blocks away.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

We had a great trip to Greece with kimkim!
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2022

Christy
Christy C.
San Rafael, CA | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

We had a great trip to Greece with kimkim's support. The interface is super intuitive and easy to navigate. The planning was super easy and Chris provided helpful insights. He suggested more time on one island rather than hopping around a lot which was a great decision. He responded quickly and clearly with each of our questions and requests. I also loved that at each transfer point we were provided exactly what we needed the night before. Rather than traveling with a bunch of passes... read more

We had a great trip to Greece with kimkim's support. The interface is super intuitive and easy to navigate. The planning was super easy and Chris provided helpful insights. He suggested more time on one island rather than hopping around a lot which was a great decision. He responded quickly and clearly with each of our questions and requests. I also loved that at each transfer point we were provided exactly what we needed the night before. Rather than traveling with a bunch of passes and tickets, we got exactly what we needed when we needed it.

Also we had a weather problem that almost left us stranded on one of the islands. Chris and his staff worked very hard to get us options to get off the island and to the wedding which was the point of the trip. It was great and we made it!

Definitely highly recommend Chris, kimkim and will re-use in the future!

Activity Reviews
Farm Tour & Private Farm-to-Table Lunch
Paros
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Fantastic, personalized 11 day trip to Greece...
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2022

Mark
Mark A.
Bear, DE | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Fantastic, personalized 11 day trip to Greece.
My wife and I took an 11 day trip to Greece, visiting Athens, Crete and Santorini and had a fantastic trip!. This was our 2nd trip booking thru Kimkim and we came away once again very happy and satisfied. Christos and his team did a great job creating a custom trip to our specific requests and making all arrangements for us both before and during our trip. Their support was invaluable. Though not everything went off exactly as planned, they... read more

Fantastic, personalized 11 day trip to Greece.
My wife and I took an 11 day trip to Greece, visiting Athens, Crete and Santorini and had a fantastic trip!. This was our 2nd trip booking thru Kimkim and we came away once again very happy and satisfied. Christos and his team did a great job creating a custom trip to our specific requests and making all arrangements for us both before and during our trip. Their support was invaluable. Though not everything went off exactly as planned, they were always available to make adjustments as necessary and never left us hanging. We would arrive into a new city or village and ask for recommendations for restaurants and they would respond in minutes with suggestions and would even make reservations for us.
Each day was a perfect balance of planned events and free time to experience the local atmosphere. The hotels were each outstanding in their own way. A number of the activities had local, personal guides who added so much to the experience with their knowledge and helped orient us to each area so we could enjoy it so much more on our own.
We highly recommend Kimkim to everyone we meet during our travels and anyone reading this review.

Hotel Review
Manos Small World
Santorini island

We had our own personal table on the veranda just outside of our room with a beautiful view of the Caldera. Wonderful service from the staff. Just a few steps from many restaurants and shops. A perfect blend of privacy and access.

Authenticity & Character
Location
The view and the veranda with our own table and plenty of privacy
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Christos Mylonas
Christos
Christos Mylonas
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Hi Mark
Thank you very much for your time to write this review and for the kind words about us.
We are very glad that you had a great trip and despite the small issues in the beginning. It is true that we give great importance to the support process and we are very happy that you appreciated this.
I personally am very happy because you liked our hotel selections, because when you booked the trip there was little availability and I could not always suggest the first choice I had in mind.
Greetings from Greece
Thank you!
Christos

I was very impressed with KImKim Travel. We h...
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022

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Holly E.
Mesa, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

I was very impressed with KImKim Travel. We had amazing guides who were very professional and knowledgeable. Everything ran very smoothly, with the exception of one driver being late but it did not impact our travel. Otherwise, the pickup drivers were punctual and took us to our destinations without any difficulty. I would not hesitate to use KimKim again and will recommend them to others! read more

I was very impressed with KImKim Travel. We had amazing guides who were very professional and knowledgeable. Everything ran very smoothly, with the exception of one driver being late but it did not impact our travel. Otherwise, the pickup drivers were punctual and took us to our destinations without any difficulty. I would not hesitate to use KimKim again and will recommend them to others!

Hotel Review
Vouliagmeni Suites
Vouliagmeni

A beautiful hotel! My only regret was that we were only here for one night.

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dear Holly,

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am more than happy that you left our country with the best memories and you enjoyed each part of your trip. I will me more than happy to organize a future trip for all of you either in other destinations in Greece or in Italy.

I wish you safe travels!

King regards,
Harris

Rebecca and her team were beyond excellent. T...
Greece | Mar 21 - Mar 27, 2022

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Ninad T.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Rebecca and her team were beyond excellent. They were in constant touch with my family, and the guides were pretty insightful, very friendly and helpful.

I generally do not do online reviews, but I felt strongly about this one. My family has beautiful memories from this trip and was certainly one of our bests. Thanks so much to Rebecca and her awesome team.

Local specialist: Rebecca Skevaki
Rebecca
Rebecca Skevaki
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dear Ninad,
thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you next time you want to visit Greece!
Until then, take care!
Rebecca and the GrecianLux Team

Greece trip 2022 !
Greece | Sep 30 - Oct 15, 2022

Stephanie
Stephanie T.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

My fiancé and I used kimkim for the first time for our greece trip and it was a beyond amazing experience- Chris who helped us book it really seen our vision for the trip and helped us make it come true. During our 16 day trip Chris was in contact with us at some point everyday verifying tours / hotels / ferries / transfers where good. We really appreciated all the tours Chris set up for us we mostly did private tours but for the ones we did semi-private we had amazing young tour guides and a... read more

My fiancé and I used kimkim for the first time for our greece trip and it was a beyond amazing experience- Chris who helped us book it really seen our vision for the trip and helped us make it come true. During our 16 day trip Chris was in contact with us at some point everyday verifying tours / hotels / ferries / transfers where good. We really appreciated all the tours Chris set up for us we mostly did private tours but for the ones we did semi-private we had amazing young tour guides and a younger group of people who we were able to connect with (this is something we haven’t always experienced with large groups so being with people your own age really makes the tour more enjoyable). During our trip we had a few weather issue with the ferry as well as a catamaran tour we had having Chris handled it so quickly causing us no delay in our current day and even booked us a new tour to help fill the day, not only did Chris make our arrangements with our hotel to verify we can stay the extra day in our current room when our ferry got canceled he also arranged everything with the next hotel for us as well and had it all handled without us even having to ask. Chris definitely went above and beyond with his help and guidance for our trip, he was always quick to respond to us and always was ahead of the game with a plan when needed. I want to also personally thank Chris for helping my fiancé plan a surprise engagement for me and also keeping it a secret! We have been recommending kimkim to everyone when they asked us we booked due to how impressed we were with the services we received- some small details from our experience- we had private pickups in Mercedes (every driver waited for us with a sign with our name), private fancy pickups for tours (all on time ),we had fast ferries to every location with assigned seats when applicable, we had fast pass in the airport for flights with fast security line and a special lounge, we received welcome gifts from hotels and tour guides as well as kimkim. We really feel Chris did a amazing job and would recommend him to anyone going to Greece !

Hotel Reviews
Mykonos View
Mykonos

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel, very easy location to the town (5 minutes walk to little Venice) breakfast was included with a large selection and had long hours. We got an upgraded room by the hotel and our room had everything we needed and was extremely clean. There is also a pool with a bar as well as restaurant with a large menu for lunch and dinner. You can have an amazing view of sunset from your balcony or the pool deck

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very walkable to the town
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Manos Small World
Santorini island

Hotel has an amazing view, staff was excellent and friendly! Breakfast on the balcony is amazing way to start the morning ! We informed the owner we just got engaged and to our surprise we received a bottle of wine and a letter congratulating us ! We really enjoyed our stay! Just a heads up the hotel has a lot of steps (along with all of santorini) but the hotel had our bags carried to and from the rooms for us which we really appreciated !

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Achilleas hotel
Athens

Great hotel in the heart of the city ! We especially loved how every time we came in it smelled like fresh baked pastries! Hotel staff was excellent and very accommodating! We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mythology Naxos Villas & Suites
Naxos

This hotel was an excellent choice for the in room pool and view, however it’s a little far from the town(10 minute drive) - the hotel staff helped us get a rental car delivered to us which was beyond helpful! Hotel does not have a lobby but we did have hotel staff “what’s app” who was reachable to us 24/7 if needed! We really enjoyed our stay and the privacy this hotel had to offer! Definitely a great find for someone who just want to hangout locally around the area!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Private
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Extremely clean and newly updated
Paros Bay Hotel
Paros, Cyclades

Hotel rooms are extremely cute with great views ! We really enjoyed our stay! Hotel staff is extremely helpful and was able to help us have a ATV delivered to be able to explore the island. Hotel offers free breakfast with a big buffet as well as lunch / dinner and a full bar. Hotel is not walking distance to town but the hotel staff can help you arrange car service. We really enjoyed our room and our view of the ocean and loved how close we were to the beach. Pool area is very comfortable with lots of comfy chairs and rest areas as well as an outside kitchen

Authenticity & Character
Location
Secluded
Staff
Extremely helpful and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Greek Cuisine Cooking Class
Paros

Chef Maria was amazing, my fiancé, and I did a private cooking class, and it did not disappoint! We made a 6 course meal of all local foods and even leaned a Greek dance! This was one of the highlights of our trip the experience was beyond amazing ! Maria team was so nice and so helpful- we couldn’t believe how big the kitchen was for the class and all the amazing dishes we got to make and we even received a cookbook to take home !

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Amazing very friendly
Transport
- Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

My fiancé and myself had a private tour with Natalia, she was so sweet and very knowledgeable! Her tour was awesome She showed us so many nice food and drink spots and took us all around the city! We really enjoyed the acropolis and got amazing pictures (she knew all the good locations). My fiancé and I both agree that the places she took us actually had the best gemesta and spinach pie !

Quality of Experience
Food
Great location and such authentic food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Amazing and friendly
Transport
A shared journey through Naxian Tastes
Naxos

We had tour guide alex, he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area. He was very funny and knew his facts about the history of the island. Alex took us to a bunch of great food places and even a place with an amazing view of the bay. We really enjoyed our tour and being able to purchase local products from local shops. My fiancé and I ended up back at the cheese store multiple times to get more gifts to bring back as we loved the store quality and authenticity

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Local specialist: Chris Gravas
Chris
Chris Gravas
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you so very much for all these wonderful words and for providing such a complete overview of everything you enjoyed, it was an absolute pleasure working with both of you! A special moment was of course planning a secret engagement proposal on behalf of Harry, who kindly asked me to work in stealth mode for this, haha! I am very happy for both of you, congratulations on your engagement and I'm super happy that this was made in Greece!

Thank you also for your kind words... read more

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you so very much for all these wonderful words and for providing such a complete overview of everything you enjoyed, it was an absolute pleasure working with both of you! A special moment was of course planning a secret engagement proposal on behalf of Harry, who kindly asked me to work in stealth mode for this, haha! I am very happy for both of you, congratulations on your engagement and I'm super happy that this was made in Greece!

Thank you also for your kind words regarding the guides, the tours and the emergency troubleshooting, I am very happy that I was able to help and keep your trip and experience smooth and worry-free. I really hope to plan another trip for you in Greece and/or Italy, as a special honeymoon celebration?!

Wishing you a smooth and pleasant return to everyday life and all the best for your future!

Warm regards,
Chris

KimKim expertly arranged and managed our trip to Greece.
Greece | Sep 27 - Oct 12, 2022

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Richard B.
Highland Springs, VA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

KimKim arranged and managed our trip to Greece with the utmost in customer service and professionalism. The transfers to and from airports and ferries were flawless. We were picked up on time and driven in very nice cars by friendly drivers. The hotel in Athens was small but clean and conveniently located. KimKim arranged for Christina, a lovely, bright and fun tour guide to take us through the Plaka and to see the Acropolis. We’d planned to connect ferries at Syros traveling on to Naxos the... read more

KimKim arranged and managed our trip to Greece with the utmost in customer service and professionalism. The transfers to and from airports and ferries were flawless. We were picked up on time and driven in very nice cars by friendly drivers. The hotel in Athens was small but clean and conveniently located. KimKim arranged for Christina, a lovely, bright and fun tour guide to take us through the Plaka and to see the Acropolis. We’d planned to connect ferries at Syros traveling on to Naxos the same night, but high winds shut the ferries down. KimKim contacted us about the ferries, arranged for us to stay 2 nights at a very nice and nicely located hotel in Syros and then sail on to Naxos 2 days later. The glitch was unfortunate but KimKim showed their expertise in handling the unexpected, even arranging refunds from the two missed nights at the Naxos hotel and a refund for a boat trip we’d booked. We were happy to see Syros and made the best of our day on Naxos. The room in Naxos (Cyano Suites) was spectacular but was strangely disconnected from the hotel, our only complaint. Travel to and transportation in Santorini was also seamless. The hotel, Petit Palace, was extraordinary. With a plunge pool, good food, exceptional service, jaw dropping beauty, and a fantastic catamaran trip, we couldn’t have been happier. We will definitely call on KimKim again.

Activity Reviews
Acropolis & Flavors of Athens
Athens

Christina was a smart, fun and very capable tour guide. She introduced us to Greek pies and had lots of interesting stories about Athens and Greek history.

Quality of Experience
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Local Transfer in Athens
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Sailing Trip around Naxos & Small Cyclades islands
Naxos

Had to be cancelled because the ferries were grounded because of high wind. KimKim arranged a refund.

Local Transfer in Santorini
Santorini

On time, nice car, courteous driver.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Semi-Private Morning Catamaran Caldera Cruise
Santorini

Convenient, on time pickup, comfortable boat, good selection of snacks, lunch and drinks aboard. We didn’t swim, but several other guests did and enjoyed it. Very nice trip.

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Local specialist: Eleni Fotiou
Eleni
Eleni Fotiou
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Dear Richard and Kate,

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your understanding and patience when the weather spoiled our plans. Myself and our team are very happy that you had a wonderful time during this long-awaited trip and we would like to thank you for your cooperation in every step of the planning. We are looking forward to hosting you again in Greece or Italy where our team specializes and we wish you safe travels!

All the best, Eleni

Athens, Santorini and Naxos
Greece | Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2022

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Katherine R.
Arlington, MA | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

This was my first time using any kind of travel agency to plan a trip and Chris did not disappoint! I was initially nervous about using a virtual company with minimal insight into cost, but Chris made sure to assuage my concerns along every step of the way. I was able to provide specific guidance on what we wanted, and Chris helped fill in the gaps, share insider recommendations, find great local vendors, and most significantly coordinate all the flight/ferry/transfer logistics that had me... read more

This was my first time using any kind of travel agency to plan a trip and Chris did not disappoint! I was initially nervous about using a virtual company with minimal insight into cost, but Chris made sure to assuage my concerns along every step of the way. I was able to provide specific guidance on what we wanted, and Chris helped fill in the gaps, share insider recommendations, find great local vendors, and most significantly coordinate all the flight/ferry/transfer logistics that had me looking for a travel agent in the first place. It was an incredible trip and I would definitely consider using KimKim again for our next international adventure. My only piece of feedback would be for there to be more visibility into the vendors that KimKim partners with once everything is booked and paid for. The names of the vendors we did our activities with weren't proactively shared and I would have liked to have been able to look them up in advance, which would have afforded us some more flexibility and control over our itinerary.

Hotel Reviews
Cyano Suites
Naxos

What a hidden gem. Hands down the nicest place I have ever stayed. The location was incredible, with sunset views over the Temple of Apollo from the bedroom balcony (one of THREE balconies in our room!). Exceptionally clean and peaceful. The suite is just far enough from the busy harbor walk to be quiet and secluded but within a ten minute walk of everything you need, including several excellent restaurants. And the breakfast is not to be missed - a tantalizing display of local dishes, fresh fruit, and pastries all homemade by the proprietor's family!

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Olia Villas & Suites
Imerovigli

Located in the middle of the caldera, it's certainly picturesque - but the pictures can be deceiving. Our hot tub was essentially in the middle of a public sidewalk and afforded absolutely no privacy. The furnishing is sparse and many of the items are in poor condition. The concierge was extremely pushy and rude, criticizing our itinerary within moments of meeting and pressuring us to cancel our plans to sign on with other vendors he no doubt has a kick-back arrangement with. We were treated less like welcome guests and more like inconvenient rubes. I understand it may be the end of a long tourism season, but it's Santorini - the entire local economy is driven by tourism. For the price, I'd expect to be have been treated with at least the warm welcome I experienced elsewhere in Greece, plus better quality amenities. You can probably find a nicer, more welcoming place for the cost.

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Local specialist: Chris Gravas
Chris
Chris Gravas
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dear Katherine,

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and review of my (& the team's) services , as well as your appreciation and kind words regarding my help and suggestions during your trip. This is what we long for, the chance to help you on the spot and ensure a flawless and smooth experience!

I'm very happy that you liked the hotel in Naxos, we constantly get stellar reviews for that establishment, as well as the owners, who offer a personal touch to their hospitality.... read more

Dear Katherine,

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and review of my (& the team's) services , as well as your appreciation and kind words regarding my help and suggestions during your trip. This is what we long for, the chance to help you on the spot and ensure a flawless and smooth experience!

I'm very happy that you liked the hotel in Naxos, we constantly get stellar reviews for that establishment, as well as the owners, who offer a personal touch to their hospitality.

Regarding your note on the vendors, I understand your point, however we are bound by confidentiality agreements with them and thus cannot disclose them. We work closely with local partners who are constantly re-evaluated and vetted, so as to offer our travelers nothing short of the best.

Finally, I understand that the accommodation in Santorini, which you had booked yourself, was not up to your standards. This is another reason we usually advise our travelers to let us handle all parts/elements of their trip, so as to ensure that everything is up to the standards and compatible with the rest of the components. I hope that we will be able to do so in your next trip with us, in Greece and/or Italy, which we also work with!

Wishing you smooth and pleasant return to everyday life, with wonderful memories keeping you company until your next adventure.

Take care and happy & safe travels!
Chris

Wow!! Our trip to Greece was AMAZING! Every...
Greece | Oct 2 - Oct 11, 2022

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Chad W.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Wow!! Our trip to Greece was AMAZING! Everything that was prepared in advance was perfect. Every hotel, all transfers and pickups, etc all exceeded our expectations by a lot. We couldn't have had a better trip! There were a couple mishaps of our own fault not being where we needed to be for the start of a couple private tours.(We got turned around and lost.) Not a problem. Within minutes someone from KimKim called and got us where we needed to be. We are very grateful to KimKim for a truly wonderful experience!

Local specialist: Christos Mylonas
Christos
Christos Mylonas
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dear Chad
Thank you very much for your review and your kind words about us. We are very happy that we had a great time during your in Greece.
Best wishes
Christos

Greece was EPIC thanks to Rebecca & KimKim
Greece | Jun 17 - Jun 29, 2022

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Shannon W.
St. Petersburg, FL | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I cannot put into words how incredible my trip to Greece was BECAUSE of Rebecca and KimKim!! She truly took our personal goals, hopes, dreams and even our personal stories to heart in her planning. Every activity, hotel, car ride, flight was on time, perfection and seamless. She was also very responsive when we needed suggestions or recommendations in real time on our trip. Ahead of it she asked all the right questions and always replied so quickly with alternatives and suggestions. We... read more

I cannot put into words how incredible my trip to Greece was BECAUSE of Rebecca and KimKim!! She truly took our personal goals, hopes, dreams and even our personal stories to heart in her planning. Every activity, hotel, car ride, flight was on time, perfection and seamless. She was also very responsive when we needed suggestions or recommendations in real time on our trip. Ahead of it she asked all the right questions and always replied so quickly with alternatives and suggestions. We never felt pressure to do or add on anything we didn't need. I am telling you, even our tour guides sang Rebecca's praises. You get this incredibly personalized experience from your first email/call to the time your return home. I was overwhelmed, so relaxed, remarkably happy and will never want to travel again without Kim Kim!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Agali Houses
Firostefani, Santorini

Breathtaking, humble hospitality and friendly guests. LOVED this spot!!

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Poseidon Hotel Suites
Mikonos

Perfect spot to explore the party island without the noise of parties when you want to sleep in your room! Big pours at the pool bar and beautiful guests. Love love love.

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18 Grapes Hotel Naxos
Naxos

Beyond AMAZING. You will leave with the staff feeling like family. Gorgeous spot, just off the beaten path, with specialized service. Exquisite. Great spot to put up a small wedding and all of your guests.

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Plaka hotel
Athens

Athens is a special place, and this hotel was perfect for exploring, with it's central location. Room was perfect, views from the roof top are amazing, and the breakfast - extensive... and incredibly nice staff.

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Local specialist: Rebecca Skevaki
Rebecca
Rebecca Skevaki
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dear Shannon, thank you so much for this 5-star review!
We take pride in the quality of our services and hope that we can continue delivering lifetime experiences. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Greece. We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience of your visit but it’s great to know that we are on the right track!
Rebecca and the GrecianLux Team

Well planned vacation
Greece | Sep 21 - Oct 3, 2022

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Stephen G.
Secaucus, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Chris was a great help with planning our trip. The itinerary was great and he was responsive to question and able to assist with unexpected events. We started in Athens and worked our way through Mykonos and Naxos to end at Santorini. Overall I would recommend and will consider booking through kimkim for our next trip.

Local specialist: Chris Gravas
Chris
Chris Gravas
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dear Steve,
Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure planning this trip for you and Amy and being able to help with any issues on the spot. I'm sure it was an amazing honeymoon for you with wonderful memories!
I will be very happy to plan another trip for you in the future, in Greece and/or (why not?) Italy, where we also plan trips.
Wishing you a smooth return to everyday life and all the best for the holidays ahead!
Warm regards,
Chris

Best vacation ever! Angela was very responsiv...
Greece | Sep 26 - Oct 7, 2022

Stephanie
Stephanie P.
Cooper City, FL | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Best vacation ever! Angela was very responsive and helped plan an unforgettable itinerary. Our guides were all fantastic, and we are most thankful for our guides we spent the most time with including Helena and Alexander. read more

Best vacation ever! Angela was very responsive and helped plan an unforgettable itinerary. Our guides were all fantastic, and we are most thankful for our guides we spent the most time with including Helena and Alexander.

Hotel Reviews
Grande Bretagne Hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ananti City Resort
Trikala
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
Santorini

Stunning location. Excellent service! Lots of stairs, but the staff was there to help with bags, making things manageable.

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Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete
Agios Nikolaos
Authenticity & Character
Location
A bit far for the tours we scheduled. But if you are looking to relax, this is a great place!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Delicious Athens Food Tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
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Plaka Sunset Walking Tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
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Best of Ancient & Modern Athens
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wonders of Mainland Greece Delphi Day 1
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wonders of Mainland Greece Meteora Day 2
Greece
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
All time classic Santorini
Greece
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at Oia Gefsis, Oia
Greece
Quality of Experience
Local tastings
Greece
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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East Crete Secrets Off the Beaten Track: Through the Eyes of Locals
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Western Crete - Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno
Greece
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Greek Wedding Show
Santorini
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Food
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Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Stephanie!
I am super happy that you enjoyed your time here with us.

Saying "Best vacation ever" definitely puts a smile on my face and pleases me deeply!
Now I have to beat that and show you an even better time when you decide to visit again! :D

It was a true please assisting you and making sure you get the best out of your time in Greece.

Thank you so much!

My best to both you and Mary,
Angela

Trip was amazing! I wish we would've gotten a...
Greece | Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2022

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Julianne K.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Trip was amazing! I wish we would've gotten a rental car in Milos because it was near impossible to get around the island without a car or ATV. Other than that the trip was amazing and so was Amalia. She made our Honeymoon a stress free trip for us :) read more

Trip was amazing! I wish we would've gotten a rental car in Milos because it was near impossible to get around the island without a car or ATV. Other than that the trip was amazing and so was Amalia. She made our Honeymoon a stress free trip for us :)

Activity Reviews
Day-Cruise around Milos
Milos

Absolutely amazing tour! It was fun to go with other people and visit areas around the island you wouldn't normally be able to see. We also got to snorkel and had amazing local cuisine cooked by our captains.

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Santorini Cooking Class
Santorini

We didn't actually get to cook any food! The only thing we were able to do is cut tomatoes with safety knives and toss ingredients into a salad bowl. While it was interesting to hear about local cuisine, we had expected more of a hands on experience.

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Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou
Amalia
Amalia Symvoulidou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dear Julianne,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review!

It makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed your honeymoon! I wanted this to be a memorable and relaxing experience for you :)
I would also like to thank you for your comment about renting a car in Milos. Each suggestion is very important to us.

Looking forward to planning your next trip to Greece!
My warmest wishes to you and Tyler for a happy life together, full of experiences and travels😊
Amalia

Gorgeous Greece
Greece | Sep 26 - Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Steven
Dr. Steven W.
New Orleans, LA | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

A group of 6 spent 12 nights together in Greece.

Angela curated a beautiful trip and we took her advice on where to go and what to do. I’m glad we did. We would have missed out on many beautiful things and experiences that will live with me for a lifetime.

Thanks so much for your help, Angela! She was available the entire time- like traveling with a friend. read more

A group of 6 spent 12 nights together in Greece.

Angela curated a beautiful trip and we took her advice on where to go and what to do. I’m glad we did. We would have missed out on many beautiful things and experiences that will live with me for a lifetime.

Thanks so much for your help, Angela! She was available the entire time- like traveling with a friend.

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Hi, Dr. Steven!

I am really happy that you had a great time and encountered experiences you will carry for a lifetime!
I would love to show you more awesome spots in Greece in the future.
And maybe next time we can meet up too!

It was a true pleasure assisting you with everything and yes, you do have a friend in Greece now. :)

My best,
Angela

Athens, Santorini, Crete - Amazing trip
Greece | Sep 27 - Oct 8, 2022

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sun-joo o.
Westminster, CA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Nadia designed this amazing trip for us. She understood our interests very well to come up with the trip plan. She provided prompt responses for all our questions. She also provided very detailed schedule we can follow during our trip. All the accommodations and tours worked out great!
We interacted with Chris during the trip. Chris was always there to provide support including restaurant reservations and cancellations. He always answered the phone and text messages whenever we had... read more

Nadia designed this amazing trip for us. She understood our interests very well to come up with the trip plan. She provided prompt responses for all our questions. She also provided very detailed schedule we can follow during our trip. All the accommodations and tours worked out great!
We interacted with Chris during the trip. Chris was always there to provide support including restaurant reservations and cancellations. He always answered the phone and text messages whenever we had questions. We did not have any issues. Trip went very smooth and local support was great.
We visited Athens, Santorini and Crete. We did several private tours. We were very glad to have knowledgeable and personable local guides, we learned so much and liked them a lot.
We would use kimkim again in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Urban Stripes Athens
Koukaki, Athens

Convenient location, very private and quiet.

Authenticity & Character
Apartment is clean and has the view of Acropolis, but it's hard to tell it has any character or authenticity.
Location
Close to Acropolis, museums, and very good coffee place just across the street (I think it is called 'Migniardise, Veikou 30' and many restaurants to choose from!
Staff
Staff was responsive although there was no one physically there. All communications were done by text messages.
Cleanliness & Comfort
There was not daily cleaning, we found out by asking. There was one cleaning included free of charge during 5 night stay.
Goulielmos Hotel Santorini
Santorini

Very beautiful and peaceful hotel. Caldera views were unbelievable. All staff we interacted with were super nice. Very glad we stayed here (versus more crowded locations).

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Lato Boutique Hotel
Heraklion

Very good location. Staff were helpful.

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Elia Zampeliou Boutique Hotel
Chania

Very nice views and clean hotel. We had to walk thru the old town with our luggage when we checked in because cars were not allowed. Although it was not a problem for us, if you have problem walking you might not want this hotel. Old town was very cute with boutique hotels and restaurants and shops!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Quaint old town with cars not allowed. Great views!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Athens!
Athens

Driver was waiting for us and gave us helpful information about Athens in a brand new Mercedes!

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Transport
Restaurants in Athens
Athens

We did use a couple of restaurants on the list. But we found our favorite ones. ManiMani is very close Urban Stripes, food and staff are excellent and we ended up eating here 3 times. After a full day of sightseeing, having a good place close to us were a bonus. For a very special dinner, we chose CTC Urban Gastronomy (Michelin star). They served amazing tasting menu and interesting local wine match!

Quality of Experience
- Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide, Anastasia, was so knowledgeable and personable! Tour included Acropolis, the best Greek Coffee, markets, tasting..

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Private Sunset Excursion to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon & Sea-side Dinner
Athens

Our guide was excellent. Timing was perfect to see the sunset. He was very helpful at the restaurant where we had the local whole fish!

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Mycenae Tour, Wine Tasting and Nafplio Day-Trip
Greece

Excellent tour. Our driver / guide had excellent local knowledge took us to an eccentric antique/art store because there was a little extra time. Archeologist at Mycenae had excellent knowledge. We had a wonderful time learning and included private winery tour where we even bought some wine!

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Santorini Day at Leisure
Santorini

It was a long day from Athens to Santorini. Transfers to and from ferry were comfortable and convenient. We were too tired to do any sightseeing after arriving in Santorini, especially the hotel was so nice and peaceful.. we just stayed and enjoyed the afternoon and evening at the hotel.

Transport
Fairytale Villages & Majestic Views in Santorini Tour
Santorini

Our guide (Elena) and driver (sorry, can't remember the name) were very personable. It was a very detailed and fun day. Nice lunch on the black beach, best fava beans, we liked the food very much.

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All time classic Santorini
Santorini

This was a last minute booking because we wanted a guided tour of Akrotiri. It was supposed to be a small group (14 pp max), but it ended up about 18. They combined the people from another tour that got cancelled and we had to change the bus due to having more people. They were not happy, we had do stop and pick up more people, etc. For us, there were several duplications with "Fairytale Villages and Majestic Views" tour. We finally got off the bus after Akrotiri, giving up lunch and wine tasting. Also Museum of prehistoric Thera was closed on this day, so they took us to Lost Atlantis museum which was not to our liking! We could've just done Akrotiri with the museum guide a lot cheaper and a lot less time than this tour!

Quality of Experience
Keep it 14 max as advertised.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
All issues are due to having more people than promised
Welcome to Heraklion
Heraklion

Ferry was late. We waited at the Santorini ferry terminal forever (we got picked up too early in our opinion) and ferry was late. Because it was almost two hours late, our driver must have given up and and left us stranded. We had to call the transfer company and Chris to sort it out and eventually got the taxi ride.

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The private tour of Knossos Minoan palace (afternoon)
Heraklion

The actual tour was only about 2 hours. Traffic was bad and took a while to go there and come back. Tour guide was entertaining with the stories of myths!

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Welcome to Chania
Chania
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Private Walking Tour of Chania Old Town
Chania

Our guide took us for a nice walk around Chania into different neighborhoods with lots of background and history. It was very interesting. Dropped us off at a very nice restaurant for wine tasting where we ended up having a very nice lunch!

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Local specialist: Chris Gravas
Chris
Chris Gravas
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Dear Sun Joo,
Thank you for your kind words and appreciation of our team's services, I'm very happy that I was able to help on the spot whenever needed and made you feel safe and comfortable. I understand some parts of your trip could have been better, but there are always unforeseen circumstances over which we don't have control, as well as last-minute arrangements that we strive to include in our travelers' plans, as smoothly as possible. In either case, thank you very much for your... read more

Dear Sun Joo,
Thank you for your kind words and appreciation of our team's services, I'm very happy that I was able to help on the spot whenever needed and made you feel safe and comfortable. I understand some parts of your trip could have been better, but there are always unforeseen circumstances over which we don't have control, as well as last-minute arrangements that we strive to include in our travelers' plans, as smoothly as possible. In either case, thank you very much for your detailed and constructive feedback, it will surely help us for our future travelers, as we always aspire to offer the best possible service.
I hope your return to everyday life to be as smooth as possible, with memories from a wonderful trip keeping you company until your next adventure! Looking forward to having you visit Greece and/or Italy (why not?) with us in the future!
Warmest regards,
Chris

We had an absolutely flawless trip thanks to ...
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022

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Marykate O.
Costa Rica | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

We had an absolutely flawless trip thanks to KimKim and especially Amalia.

Amalia took so much time to work with us an plan activities and hotels that exactly aligned with we asked for. In addition she communicated with us through the entire process and answered questions right away, especially while on the trip. Cannot say enough great things.

All of our plan activities were seem less. All of the drivers and employees of external activities were great. read more

We had an absolutely flawless trip thanks to KimKim and especially Amalia.

Amalia took so much time to work with us an plan activities and hotels that exactly aligned with we asked for. In addition she communicated with us through the entire process and answered questions right away, especially while on the trip. Cannot say enough great things.

All of our plan activities were seem less. All of the drivers and employees of external activities were great.

Activity Reviews
Day cruise around Santorini
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Acropolis & Ancient Greek Mythology & Museum Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cosmopolitan Mykonos
Mykonos
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Cooking Class
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou
Amalia
Amalia Symvoulidou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Dear Marykate,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience in Greece!
It makes me so happy to know that you enjoyed every part of your trip and that everything met your expectations.
We really appreciate your great words and 5-star review for the provided services.
I look forward to planning your next trip to Greece and introducing you to more of my country's treasures (and trust me they are many!)

All the best to you and Jake.
Warm regards,
Amalia

Chris made our trip PERFECT 🤩
Greece | Sep 25 - Oct 7, 2022

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Heather B.
Israel | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Chris went above and beyond!

(1) he always responded quickly, before and during the trip, and always with good humor
(2) you could tell he genuinely cared about what we wanted
(3) he was a great problem solver! From a flat tire we got in the mountains 🤦🏻‍♀️ to a last-minute request for a guided tour in Athens (which turned out better than we expected!), everything was so smooth

As far as what we did:

THESSALONIKI: We had a full-day guided walking tour with Konstantine - he was a... read more

Chris went above and beyond!

(1) he always responded quickly, before and during the trip, and always with good humor
(2) you could tell he genuinely cared about what we wanted
(3) he was a great problem solver! From a flat tire we got in the mountains 🤦🏻‍♀️ to a last-minute request for a guided tour in Athens (which turned out better than we expected!), everything was so smooth

As far as what we did:

THESSALONIKI: We had a full-day guided walking tour with Konstantine - he was a great guide and great storyteller! We also really loved the boardwalk, the live music at the Palati restaurant, the rotunda, and all the bakeries 😋 Our hotel here - Urban Colors - was awesome too; super cool modern design and wonderful staff

PELLA AND VERGINA: Both had amazing museums that we wish we would’ve had more time in! The history and artifacts in both were I incredible. Also with the guidance of Konstantine

MT OLYMPUS: We did a 7 hour trail hiking, including a secret waterfall, and the Old Monastery at St Dionysius, and INCREDIBLE Mountain views . While our guide Mariza was competent, we wish she had been engaged with us and told us more about the history of the area and the park we were walking through. Would highly recommend the Mezze Mezze restaurant in nearby Litochoro

METEORA: Two days here - first day we drove ourselves around to four of the monasteries. (Tip - make sure to ask your hotel which days the monasteries are open and their hours, even if you think you know! Their schedules change depending on season and holiday, and we weren’t able to visit Great Meteoron as a result). Varlaam was our favorite monastery of the ones we saw. (Note for ladies: all of the monasteries have skirts you can borrow or buy cheaply, so don’t worry if you forget to wear one) Staff at our hotel, Dallas Boutique, was so helpful! They even helped us find a nearby abandoned monastery. Second day we had a four-hour hike to see the north side of Meteora and the Ypapanti monastery with our guide Evan (he was great!). Awesome trail!

We also saw the 11th century Byzantine church in Kalambaka - it was small but cool to see. Not much to it, and hard to tell what’s original, restored, etc (not much signage)

METSOVA: A marvelous stopping point on the way to Zagori! Make sure to eat lunch and get the special Metsovella cheese. Karma cafe is also a cute spot for an outdoor coffee

ZAGORI: (Tip: Make sure that whoever you stay has an ATV to help with your luggage 😅) we weren’t allowed to drive on the old roads by our guesthouse, and ended up carrying (not rolling) out luggage from the lot to the guesthouse (we stayed at Gaia Guesthouse in Dilofo) we loved the bridges and villages, and the Lithos restaurant in Dilofo. (Tip: make sure you buy whatever you may need (snacks, pharmacy, gas, etc) before entering the area - there are no stores inside the villages. ) Beloi viewpoint was also an easy trail and a great view! Stone forest is interesting if you’re in the area, but probably not worth a special trip just for that

IONNINA: stopped here for coffee and dessert on the lake on the way down south, and walked the boardwalk a little bit. We really wish we could’ve stayed longer! The castle looked cool

DRIVE TO TZOUMERKA: the drive from Ionnina to Syrakko in Tzoumerka got CRAZY. Really extreme hairpin turns and sometimes gravel roads. I’d recommend trying to arrive before dark (unlike us)

TZOUMERKA: This had our favorite hotel, the Old School Hotel in Syrakko! Beautiful place and wonderful staff. We also saw Holy Kipinis monastery, waterfall at Kouissas bridge, Palaka bridge, Anemoptrya Cave near Pramanta, and had coffe in Pramanta’s square (look for the fountain 🤣) The three tavernas in Syrakko were great for dinner!

NAFPAKTOS: We had lunch here on the drive to Delphi. Very cute town! We were unlucky, and happened to be there the one day that the castle is closed to tourists, but had an excellent lunch near a beautiful harbor. Very cute little restaurant area there (we had a food lunch at Nikos, I think it was called)

DELPHI: We had a WONDERFUL hike with great views of the “sea of olives” and a birds’ eye view of the site below with our guide Hilda - she was pure joy, and full of wonderful stories and history. Then we had our guide George at the Delphi museum and site - he was full of knowledge, but we were short on time. One hour in the museum definitely wasn’t enough :) and the site was bigger than I thought! Definitely worth taking a guide to get the full impact.

ACHILLEAS HOTEL: great central location for a hotel in Athens! TINY elevators but comfortable rooms and everything important in walking distance

ATHENS: HIGHLY recommend the restaurants Tazza (super fun baroque decor!) and Black Duck Garden (BEAUTIFUL patio). Acropolis museum is nice and centrally located - worth the visit! And our tour guide Eirini (for Acropolis and Ancient Greek Agora) was PHENOMENAL. If you love history or archeology at all, clear your schedule for her!! She’s an archeologist and a phenomenal storyteller, and our 4 hour tour turned into a 7 hour tour because we were having such a good time 🤣

Hotel Reviews
Colors Urban Hotel
Thessaloniki

Beautiful and fun design, central location, comfortable rooms, wonderful staff

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Gaia Guesthouse
Dilofo Zagori (Ioannina)

Clean location and pleasant hostess, but had its imperfections. No ATV to help us get luggage from the lot, so we ended up carrying (not rolling) all our suitcases uphill by hand. (We couldn’t drive close because the old roads are protected) Also, shower was too small and uncomfortable

The Old School Hotel
Ioannina

Can’t say enough good stuff! The staff is so kind and helpful, the building and decor is GORGEOUS, the food was great. We loved it!

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Local specialist: Chris Gravas
Chris
Chris Gravas
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Dear Heather & Ido,
I stand humbled and lost for words to express my gratitude for your kindness and appreciation of my help throughout your trip! Thank you very much once again, you were a pleasure to work with, such engaging travelers as yourselves, always looking to learn more and absorb as much as possible! Your detailed and constructive feedback is most welcome and will be put to good use, as we always aspire to improve our services and offer our travelers nothing short of the best... read more

Dear Heather & Ido,
I stand humbled and lost for words to express my gratitude for your kindness and appreciation of my help throughout your trip! Thank you very much once again, you were a pleasure to work with, such engaging travelers as yourselves, always looking to learn more and absorb as much as possible! Your detailed and constructive feedback is most welcome and will be put to good use, as we always aspire to improve our services and offer our travelers nothing short of the best possible trip.
I was very happy to get to know you in person and share a couple drinks with you, as well as stories from your trip and yourselves! I will be more than happy to plan another trip for you in the future to Greece and/or Italy, but I would be mostly delighted just to see you again and have fun!
Thank you very very much for everything and looking forward to seeing you again!
My warmest regards,
Chris

Worth the wait:)
Greece | Sep 16 - Sep 28, 2022

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Elizabeth M.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

My husband and I have always wanted to travel to Greece. We've been waiting for 33 years and this trip was worth the wait. Antonis worked with us for 7 months on the planning. He was so patient because I kept changing my mind on the itinerary. He offered great suggestions and alternatives. We wanted to stay away from touristy spots and experience the real Greece. Given that we could only travel for 12 days, Antonis recommended Athens, Milos, Folegandros, Naxos and Heraklion (Crete). ... read more

My husband and I have always wanted to travel to Greece. We've been waiting for 33 years and this trip was worth the wait. Antonis worked with us for 7 months on the planning. He was so patient because I kept changing my mind on the itinerary. He offered great suggestions and alternatives. We wanted to stay away from touristy spots and experience the real Greece. Given that we could only travel for 12 days, Antonis recommended Athens, Milos, Folegandros, Naxos and Heraklion (Crete). He was spot on. In Athens, we toured the Acropolis and Delphi with Zakia who was beyond informative. She was passionate, knowledgeable and caring. She wanted to be sure that "we were enjoying ourselves", not just spitting out facts. It was excellent. Marios was our driver for two days and we were in great hands. Onto Milos, which was a gem. We enjoyed one day on a catamaran from Trinity Yachting with caption Julio and his first mate. Again, we were in safe and knowledgable hands. Swimming and floating in the Aegean Sea will be moments of bliss long remembered . Our next stop was Folegandros, which is only 13 kilometers long. Remote, quiet and spectacular are three adjectives that barely scratch the surface in describing this island. Naxos and Crete did not disappoint either. These islands deserve a week each, to travel and enjoy. While in Heraklion, we visited the Palace of Knossos with Maria, She was also very informative and knowledgeable. All of our transfers were on time, friendly, and the vehicles were clean and comfy. And, the drivers didn't mind answering our questions. To give Antonis 5 stars does reflect my true feelings. He deserves a 6. He was stellar. I hope to book a trip back to Crete in the near future to dig little deeper into the culture, hospitality and did I mention the Greek food!!!!

Hotel Reviews
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

Excellent location. Helpful staff

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Santa Maria Village Resort & Spa
Milos

Beautiful hotel. Walkable location. Love this place!!!!

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Vrahos Boutique Hotel
Folegandros

Amazing hotel. Beautiful room. Staff were stellar.

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Argo Boutique Hotel
Naxos

Will stay here again. Great location. Huge room.

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GDM Megaron
Heraklion

The Megaron is a fabulous hotel. Excellent location. Helpful and informative staff. The most delicious breakfast buffet we have experienced in years of travel. My mouth is watering just remembering the freshness of everything presented at the buffet.

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Did I mention the amazing breakfast buffet.....mouth is still watering.....6 stars
Sofitel Athens Airport
Athens

This is the best airport hotel I have ever stayed. Recently new carpet and updated rooms. Great location. Walkable from airport.

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Activity Reviews
The Palace of Knossos & the City of Heraklion
Heraklion
Semi Private Full Day Cruise to Adamas, Kleftiko, Poliegos, Pollonia
Milos

Trinity Yachting was beyond great. Captain Julio and his first mate get four thumbs up:)

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Food
Greek food is the best
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Magnificent Athens
Athens
Delphi, the Navel of the Earth
Athens
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dear Elizabeth and Miguel,

I'm so grateful for your reviews and for having the chance to organize this trip to Greece for you.

I know how important this trip was for you since you planned it for over 30 years.

Planning this trip with Elizabeth was so fun, as Elizabeth was so enthusiastic about finally coming to Greece this year after such a long time!!

It was so great to meet you in person on the first day and feel your excitement about visiting our country!!

I am sure that you will... read more

Dear Elizabeth and Miguel,

I'm so grateful for your reviews and for having the chance to organize this trip to Greece for you.

I know how important this trip was for you since you planned it for over 30 years.

Planning this trip with Elizabeth was so fun, as Elizabeth was so enthusiastic about finally coming to Greece this year after such a long time!!

It was so great to meet you in person on the first day and feel your excitement about visiting our country!!

I am sure that you will return to Greece very soon to explore more of the many beautiful locations that our country has to offer!!

Respectfully!!!

Antonis

Family anniversary trip to Greece
Greece | Sep 25 - Oct 7, 2022

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Barbara W.
Lincoln, NE | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Angela was the consummate vacation planner! She was very attentive to our family preferences while making multiple recommendations that could enhance our trip. Once in Greece, we were extremely happy with our boutique hotel accommodations in Athens (Sweethome Hotel), Santorini (Atrina) and Crete (Creta Blue Boutique Hotel & Suites). Our day trips with private guides and drivers gave us incredible experiences. Demetrius, our guide for Delphi and Corinth, was fantastic. In Crete, we... read more

Angela was the consummate vacation planner! She was very attentive to our family preferences while making multiple recommendations that could enhance our trip. Once in Greece, we were extremely happy with our boutique hotel accommodations in Athens (Sweethome Hotel), Santorini (Atrina) and Crete (Creta Blue Boutique Hotel & Suites). Our day trips with private guides and drivers gave us incredible experiences. Demetrius, our guide for Delphi and Corinth, was fantastic. In Crete, we throughly enjoyed our time with our guide, Alexander and driver George. In summary, I can say that communication with Angela was timely and thorough before our trip began and while we were there. I highly recommend KimKim and Angela!

Hotel Reviews
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

Lovely boutique property in historic Plaka. Convenient location. Aphrodite and Alexia were fabulous hosts. Delicious breakfasts and clean rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Clean hotel and comfortable beds.
Location
Easy walk to surrounding area
Staff
Staff were friendly and helpful!!
Atrina Canava 1894
Santorini

Loved Atrina property in Oia! Concierge service and mornings breakfasts served on our private balconies. Brilliant views of village and the sea.

Authenticity & Character
Lovely and uniquely designed rooms. Very clean plus Private balconies. Pools too cold to swim.
Location
Ideal location. Gorgeous views and sunsets.
Staff
Staff very professional and ready to assist.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean. Comfortable beds.
Creta Blue Boutique Hotel
Hersonissos

A lovely surprise for the end of our trip. The attention to detail and design is surpassed only by the lovely disposition of George and his staff. The restaurant offered a variety of items and traditional dishes with unique twists. We loved it!!

Authenticity & Character
All of it. Lovely daily quotes on sheets announcing daily specials from the restaurant.
Location
Location, views of Aegean Sea!
Staff
Guests are treated like family.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were very comfortable. Property very clean.
Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece

Good tour. Marina did a nice job.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Delphi & Arachova full-day tour from Athens
Greece

Very interesting tour. Glad we made the time!

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Loved our private tour. Guide (Demetrius) and driver (Nikos) were excellent!
Transport
We would have preferred a different van. We are a tall family and we sat knee to knee facing each other for the rides to and from Delphi. Not comfortable for longer van rides. In contrast, our vans in Crete were very comfortable.
Mycenae & Ancient Corinth Full-Day Tour from Athens
Athens

Fascinating sites! Enjoyed this shorter day trip after our full day in Delphi.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Larger or different van would have improved our experience.
Local tastings
Greece

The Anhydrous wine tasting and cooking class were a highlight in Santorini.

Quality of Experience
Food
Loved the cooking class and eating our dishes afterward.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport company (Luxery travel) in Santorini were wonderful. Met us at the ferry with champagne and gift box of island goodies.
Transport
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

Appreciated the company changing days due to the weather so we could optimize our experience. Sunset was hazy with humidity but te view was beautiful regardless! Food on cruise was delicious!

Quality of Experience
Food
Good prepared on boat was delicious!!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Everyone was fantastic.
Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos
Greece

Appreciated the trip on the highway and seeing the villages. Wish we had allowed a 1/2 day to hang on the beach. Didn’t realize Santorini beaches wouldn’t be more accessible. More time in Crete would have been good.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Loved Alexander and his driver, George. Snami travel was very reliable.
Transport
Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace with Lassithi Plateau
Greece

Tour was good!! The restaurant below the cave of Zeus was fabulous! We had a lovely experience at the pottery place.

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All time classic Santorini
Greece
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Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Geia sou Barbara!

Thank so much for your feedback.
I am honestly very happy that the whole family enjoyed the reunion holiday in Greece.

I would love to assist you with your next trip to Greece planning. There are so many spots I would like to show you 😀

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to meet up and meet your family while you were here. Hopefully we will manage to meet during your next visit or when I visit the USA near your state 😊

Until then take care and safe travels!

Thank you!

My warmest wishes to all,
Angela

Athens, Santorini, Paros, Delphi, Meteora, mo...
Greece | Sep 17 - Oct 1, 2022

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Steve T.
South Salt Lake, UT | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Athens, Santorini, Paros, Delphi, Meteora, more Athens, Napflio and even more Athens. An A+ trip. After a few days of trading emails, Eleni developed the trip of a lifetime, really- this is not hyperbole. Eleni understood our desires and the resulting bookings were perfect for us. So knowledgeable, thorough, excellent communicator and on top of all this friendly! Our 16 day trip went off without a single mishap. After a few days of trading emails, Eleni developed the trip of a... read more

Athens, Santorini, Paros, Delphi, Meteora, more Athens, Napflio and even more Athens. An A+ trip. After a few days of trading emails, Eleni developed the trip of a lifetime, really- this is not hyperbole. Eleni understood our desires and the resulting bookings were perfect for us. So knowledgeable, thorough, excellent communicator and on top of all this friendly! Our 16 day trip went off without a single mishap. After a few days of trading emails, Eleni developed the trip of a lifetime, really- this is not hyperbole. All we had to do was follow the clear instructions provided in the thorough printed itinerary given to us upon arrival at the Athens airport. All drivers were prompt and drove safely. Anastasia, our tour guide for walking Athens, the Acropolis and Acropolis museum was fantastic. I think our time with her might have been the best private tour I've ever had. We loved how quiet the Elektra Palace hotel was. The rooftop pool with view of the Acropolis was fantastic.
Costas, our guide for Pyrgos Kallistis, ancient Akrotiri, and a wine tour on Santorini was top notch! The Dome Hotel we stayed at in Santorini had a fantastic, unobstructed view of the water and a wonderful poolside bar and friendly staff.
Paros may have been my favorite. Kanales Resort has wonderful food, helpful and friendly staff. Convenient to the my favorite town Naousa. Walking the narrow streets, shopping, and of course eating at fantastic restaurants. We loved our half day tour of Paros, walking narrow streets of the traditional town of Aranto was so peaceful and photogenic.
We are so glad we also choose to go north to Delphi and Meteora. So beautiful and again wonderful guides.

Hotel Reviews
Electra Palace Athens
Athens

Great location in Plaka. Wonderful view of the Acropolis from the rooftop pool. Elegant rooms. A quiet refuge just a quick walk to Plaka. When we return to Athens we will stay here again.

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Dome Santorini Resort & Spa
Santorini

Spacious rooms, quiet, outstanding water views, excellent breakfasts and friendly staff. Just a short drive into town.

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Kanale's Rooms & Suites
Naoussa, Paros

Spacious, clean rooms, outstanding food (the best of our 16 day trip). A short walk into Naousa. Quiet and we had great views of the water and town from our room.

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Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

Great location, friendly and helpful staff. The best rooftop restaurant view of the Acropolis. Right in the middle of all the action of Ermou.

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Divani Meteora Hotel
Kalampaka

Friendly, helpful staff. Short walk into town. Large hotel caters to large tour groups but was quiet and to our liking.

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Activity Reviews
Exploring Acropolis & Beyond
Athens

Anatasia is the best tour guide I've ever had. I am so glad we had an early tour. We walked our way to the Acropolis and then the Acropolis Museum.

Quality of Experience
Discover Santorini, Private Tour
Santorini

Costas made this trip! So knowledgeable. We loved touring ancient Akrotiri and the narrow streets of the traditional town of Pyrgos Kallistis and ending at a wonderful meal and wine tasting.

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⛵ Sunset Sailing Tour & BBQ on a luxury catamaran
Santorini

The sunset sailing trip is simply a must if you go to Santorini. Wonderful views, swimming was fun and food was great. We felt very safe and cared for.

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Discover Divine Delphi
Greece

Great museum. A tour guide is a must.

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Morning Meteora Private Tour
Greece

So glad we got to see the wonders of Meteora. So beautiful!

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Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dear Steve,
I had so much fun planning your trip experience in Greece! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time, your tours, and hotels! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your trip experience with us & leaving this wonderful review. Looking forward to welcoming you again to our beautiful country :)
Have a lovely day & take care,
Eleni

Angela did an amazing job. Our trip was a highlight of our life!!... thankfully Dave and Terry Hughes
Greece | Sep 26 - Oct 7, 2022

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Terry H.
Henrietta, NY | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Angela did an amazing job. Our trip was highlighted by the wonderful guides there. Helaine was so thorough with a delightful voice and beautiful stories. We started our adventure with the Acropolis and many stories of the mythology surrounding it. We ventured toward Delphi and so much that surrounded. Started one day at a small mountainside farm in Meteora for coffee and sweet spoons, lunched with locals for lamb cooked over coals of an open fire, ended at a family winery. In between... read more

Angela did an amazing job. Our trip was highlighted by the wonderful guides there. Helaine was so thorough with a delightful voice and beautiful stories. We started our adventure with the Acropolis and many stories of the mythology surrounding it. We ventured toward Delphi and so much that surrounded. Started one day at a small mountainside farm in Meteora for coffee and sweet spoons, lunched with locals for lamb cooked over coals of an open fire, ended at a family winery. In between there were Monasteries on top of bluffs, a wonder and marvel to see. Churches being restored, icon art being created and some of the history of the Greek people! Athens was wonderful as well, walking the streets and markets, tasting the flavors. Christina was also a delight reading the Greek coffee grounds, and showing us the sights old and new. The street art there was a special walk scattered with updated housing, shops and markets.
Santorini was a magical place, the Mystique was enchanting! Don't miss Mia's Tia next door, its a special drink! The sunsets at Oia and shops were wonderful. We loved cooking and tasting at the winery. An uncovered ancient city and red sand beaches were a highlight as well as, a seaside lunch at the black sand beach. We ended our time at an outdoor show of Greek family Wedding!
Crete was a magical, lovely area and we managed to visit the eastern and western areas with Alexander. Eastern was a special river area with pomegranate and Bay leaf trees. We visited a family olive farm and saw the working of it and tasted the delicious harvest. We enjoyed old monasteries and nunneries with lovely hand made jewelry and beautiful scenery. We saw 13th century monasteries preserved, and ended our day with the most tasteful meal cooked outside over hearth and stone oven! The western area we visited a lovely town being restored
and the valley of the 5 virgins. We hiked and saw ancient Sycamore trees, beautiful gorges and abandoned monasteries, still visited by local people. We ended our day in a local tavern with spring fed waterfalls and fresh trout. Delicious!

Hotel Review
Grande Bretagne Hotel
Athens

Lovely hotel with a wonderful pool side lunch area! Close to everything you want to see. Concierge very helpful an knowlegable.

Authenticity & Character
decor was stunning
Location
walk to town restaurants and shops
Staff
massage was perfect!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
room was beautiful!
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Terry and Dave!

I am soooooo happy to read what a wonderful time you had! My team and I are thrilled you consider your trip a lifetime highlight 😀

I would love to assist you with planning your next vacation in Greece. There are lots more I'd love to show you which I'm sure you will love too.

Until then take care and have fun!

Safe travels.

My warmest regards,
Angela

Our guides in Athens and Michael and Chris in...
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2022

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Judy S.
Australia | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

Our guides in Athens and Michael and Chris in Mykonos and Santorini were wonderful. The tours were exactly what we wanted and the whole experience including accommodation was perfect.
Thank you Antonis for our special Greek experience. read more

Our guides in Athens and Michael and Chris in Mykonos and Santorini were wonderful. The tours were exactly what we wanted and the whole experience including accommodation was perfect.
Thank you Antonis for our special Greek experience.

Hotel Review
Mykonian Kyma
Mykonos

We were blown away by this hotel from start to finnish. View amenities and staff were AAA. Would highly recommend.

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Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dear Judy and Derek,

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a great privilege to welcome you to Greece and meet you in person.

For sure I will always remember the time that we spent together in the lobby of your hotel on the day of your arrival and the very nice and interesting conversation that we had!!

Thank you for sharing with me so many insights about Australia!!
One of the best parts of our profession is when our travelers from abroad, share interesting facts from their home... read more

Dear Judy and Derek,

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a great privilege to welcome you to Greece and meet you in person.

For sure I will always remember the time that we spent together in the lobby of your hotel on the day of your arrival and the very nice and interesting conversation that we had!!

Thank you for sharing with me so many insights about Australia!!
One of the best parts of our profession is when our travelers from abroad, share interesting facts from their home country!! We really enjoy this!!

Last but not least, I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed your trip to our country!!

With great respect!!

Antonis

Nadia did a great job helping us figure out w...
Greece | Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2022

Micheal
Micheal B.
Arlington, TX | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

Nadia did a great job helping us figure out what we were going to do for our vacation to Greece.
We had booked a cruise and booked the air travel from the USA. But then the cruise company canceled the cruise. The airfare was already purchased. Nadia worked with our already established air travel and then filled in all the details. I don’t think we could be any more pleased. read more

Nadia did a great job helping us figure out what we were going to do for our vacation to Greece.
We had booked a cruise and booked the air travel from the USA. But then the cruise company canceled the cruise. The airfare was already purchased. Nadia worked with our already established air travel and then filled in all the details. I don’t think we could be any more pleased.

Hotel Reviews
Grand Hyatt Athens
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Roof top pool overlooking the Acropolis!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa Grand Resort & Spa
Kamari, Santorini

It was next to a beach front village with restaurants and shops that was all in walking distance.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Only negative is the planes that fly over. But we live near a naval air station so it did not really bother us much.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Holiday Inn Athens
Athens

We only stayed here one night waiting to return to the USA. It is very close to the airport.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Mykonos

This is a beautiful property in a good location. They have a shuttle to town, but it only runs from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. FYI, a taxi ride to town is 25 Euros each way.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
- Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

KimKim arranged a private tour. Our tour guide was Joanna. She was wonderful.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We had to get to the place to meet the tour guide on our own. Which we did using the Uber app and a yellow cab showed up. It worked fine, but it would be good to have a private transfer.
Welcome to Santorini
Santorini

We loved Santorini. We stayed 7 days. We rented a car for 4 of the days. We recommend having a rent car.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Santorini

I think this was the high light of our 14 day Greece vacation.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Car Rental in Santorini for Jeff Havens
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Mykonos
Mykonos
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Dreamy Greece
Greece | Sep 19 - Oct 1, 2022

Janice
Janice R.
Pueblo, CO | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

I was hesitant using a travel agency & I had not heard of KimKim before. From the beginning Chris was communicative & extremely helpful. He allowed me to be the driver in what type of vacation I was looking for. I have to say everything from planning to execution, our trip had no hiccups & was everything we hoped for. Transfers, travel in between islands, hotels & excursions were all super seamless. Basically all we had to do is just show up. Took so much stress off the travel experience. A... read more

I was hesitant using a travel agency & I had not heard of KimKim before. From the beginning Chris was communicative & extremely helpful. He allowed me to be the driver in what type of vacation I was looking for. I have to say everything from planning to execution, our trip had no hiccups & was everything we hoped for. Transfers, travel in between islands, hotels & excursions were all super seamless. Basically all we had to do is just show up. Took so much stress off the travel experience. A bonus & a super personal touch was meeting Chris in person once we arrived. We really enjoyed the software they use to outline the details of the trip. We used it as a reference the entire time, plus it was fun to read over in anticipation to our trip. Chris gave great suggestions for our free days, several suggested restaurants and detailed info with pics to each destination.
We visited Delphi which I highly recommend. So full of amazing history and in such a beautiful mountainous area. Our driver & guide that day were so informative, it was like hanging out with friends for the day. From Athens we flew to Crete. Such a lush island. We really enjoyed the port towns and visiting the smaller villages in the countryside, tasting grapes from the vine & eating fresh cheese from the farm. From Crete we took a ferry to Santorini. That island is a dream, tall cliffs, blue waters & white buildings. Our hotel was nestled in the cliff side and the views spectacular. We enjoyed watching the famous sunsets from the pool or our balcony. We did a wine tasting & cooking class while in Santorini. Such a fun & wonderful experience of delicious wines & local foods. The chef & guides were so fun.
From Santorini we ferried to Naxos. One of my favorites because it had beautiful sandy beaches, clear water & mountains. We hiked mount Zas & checked out the cave as well. One of our favorite experiences. The rest of our time on Naxos consisted of lazy sunning at the beach which was such a perfect close to our vacation. Greece was a highly anticipated trip that had been on my bucket list for many years. Chris put together an amazing experience we will not forget.

Local specialist: Chris Gravas