Kimkim Trip Reviews for Greece

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Angela was absolutely amazing throughout the ...
Greece | Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2024

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Johanna R.
Raleigh, NC | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024
Angela was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. From the planning process all the way to the final pickup. She was always available within minutes. She adjusted our travel plan to meet our wants and needs. It was perfect! Once our actual trip time came, Angela was readily available for any schedule changes to ensure the process was smooth. We began our journey in Athens, it was HOT! Make sure to drink lots of water. We were able to explore the city on our own a bit. We... Read more

Angela was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. From the planning process all the way to the final pickup. She was always available within minutes. She adjusted our travel plan to meet our wants and needs. It was perfect!

Once our actual trip time came, Angela was readily available for any schedule changes to ensure the process was smooth.

We began our journey in Athens, it was HOT! Make sure to drink lots of water. We were able to explore the city on our own a bit. We loved the boutique hotel Classic by Athens Prime and the location was convenient. We did a tour our second day to the acropolis. This was very informative but very hot. Make sure to take lots of water, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.

The following morning we took a ferry to Paros. I think this was our favorite part of the trip. We were greeted at the Paros Bay Hotel by 3 dogs. The scenery of the beach and amazing pool. We went to the old town of Naousa that night. We had dinner by the water at Barbarossa, then walked through the cobblestone streets. It was not crowded. Absolutely beautiful. The following day we had a boat tour scheduled to the surrounding island of Antiparos. Angela contacted us and said that due to low participation we had the option to upgrade to a sailing tour. We agreed. The next morning we boarding Parian and we were the only 2 on board. An entire day to ourselves on Parian. We were treated like royalty and the scenery was like nothing I have ever scene before. Highly recommend.

The final leg of our journey, we took a ferry over to Santorini. The day was a bit breezy so the ride was rough and the ferry was stuffy. We stayed at the Above Blue Suites in Imerovigli. The room was amazing with a hot tub on the balcony and caldera view. This village is situated between Thira and Oia, so it wasn’t as busy but convenient to both. We had dinner at Oia Gefsis. Food and staff were amazing and the sunset views were wonderful, despite a bit of hazy weather. The following day we had free time in the morning. We had breakfast on our balcony, the lunch at Avacado in Imerovigli, which we highly recommend. Great food and friendly staff. Then we took the sunset cruise. It was the perfect way to end our trip! Breathtaking! The only improvement I could make for the sunset cruise , was the transportation dropped us off about 2 blocks from our hotel at 10pm at night. That made me a bit uncomfortable.

Overall, our trip was amazing! I cannot wait to plan our next one!

Hotel Reviews
Classic Hotel by Athens Prime Hotels
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paros Bay Hotel
Paros, Cyclades
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Above Blue Suites Santorini
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
HS Catamaran Sunset Cruise MD
HS Catamaran Sunset Cruise MD
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Return driver dropped is off about 2 blocks from our hotel at 10 pm. We were lost.
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti

McCarthy's take on Greece
Greece | May 24 - Jun 4, 2024

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Tim M.
Deep River, IA | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024
Our Athens guides were both excellent. They were easy to understand, were very knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed all of our tours on the mainland. The hotel was centrally located and the staff were genuinely happy to have us staying. They were helpful with any needs we had. The hotel room was large enough for us to sleep, but there wasn't any space for us to congregate. Luckily, the rooftop was available and easily accessible for us to congregate. My only complaint was we were not... Read more

Our Athens guides were both excellent. They were easy to understand, were very knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed all of our tours on the mainland. The hotel was centrally located and the staff were genuinely happy to have us staying. They were helpful with any needs we had. The hotel room was large enough for us to sleep, but there wasn't any space for us to congregate. Luckily, the rooftop was available and easily accessible for us to congregate. My only complaint was we were not allowed to use the AC, It was necessary for us to keep the windows open to keep air circulating. This made nights a little noisy and caused us some sleep issues.

Our Santorini guides were not as good as the guides we had on the rest of our trip. Some of that was due to the tours that we took and also the mix up with the cooking excursion. They were friendly and easy to understand. We did enjoy the hiking guide. The hotel in Santorini was by far our favorite of the trip. It was very spacious, well located, and the staff was again very cordial. Outside of the hike, cooking class, and the scheduled restaurants, I would probably have just left our time free. We were not impressed with Lost Atlantis.

The guides in Crete were excellent. They were very friendly, very knowledgeable, and were able to make changes to our itinerary on the fly, which was much appreciated. The tour we had scheduled on the first day was spectacular. The second day we switched up the schedule and got the opportunity to go to the beach, our only opportunity to do this. We were happy that the guides made the suggestion to make the change. The hotel in Crete was too cramped for five people. One bedroom, one bathroom and three people sleeping in the living area was less than ideal. I would suggest not using this hotel for more than three people. Also, we all wondered why we stayed in Rethymno rather than in Heraklion. We spent a lot of time on the highway between these two towns.

Overall, we were very happy with our trip, We have been asked what our favorite part of the trip was, but we have a very difficult time answering the question. The three areas we visited were all so different and we felt like we were visiting three different countries.

I would recommend your services to others. I think that we got a good taste of Greece and the knowledge that Angela had of the country and how to match our desired experiences with good options. Our trip was almost two weeks long and we had only one hiccup, which was impressive.

Activity Reviews
Full Day Argolis with licensed Guide (Epidaurus – Mycenae – Nafplion)
Full Day Argolis with licensed Guide (Epidaurus – Mycenae – Nafplion)
Athens

This was probably the sight we knew the least about before our tour. It was very interesting,

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
It was nice to have the same guide and driver. We got to know each other better.
Transport
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Greece

Beautiful sunset and very nice meal.

Quality of Experience
Cooking, Hiking, Snorkeling in Santorini! 2023
Cooking, Hiking, Snorkeling in Santorini! 2023
Santorini

We enjoyed the hiking and cooking class, but there was a snafu in timing. The hiking took place in the morning and we were taken back to hotel. We were contacted about the cooking class about five hours later. We were told they were on their way to pick us up. This was the same night we had reservations Oia Gefsis and the cooking class would have interfered with our reservation. We were able to schedule this excursion the next day prior to our ferry ride to Crete. Unfortunately, we were unable to go snorkeling.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very nice guide, but the tour really didn't provide us a whole lot of information.
Transport
Sunset Cheers & Dine 2024
Sunset Cheers & Dine 2024
Greece

My family made a decision to be more adventurous with our food choices while on vacation. We tried a number of different foods that we would not normally eat at home. We are not a family that eats much from the water, because we live so far from water. We were surprised that we ended up eating at a sushi restaurant. We ate almost all of the meal. We probably won't make sushi a regular option now, but I can say that this will be one of our memories from our trip.

Quality of Experience
Food
We just aren't big fans of seafood.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences from East
Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences from East
Greece

This was our best guide. She was basically a teacher providing us with a lesson about the site. We learned more about Knossos Palace than any other site we visited. We ended up eating at a very nice restaurant and spent two hours eating and drinking. I felt bad for the guide and driver who had to wait on us.

Quality of Experience
Learning experience and a wonderful meal.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Acropolis, Museum & Mythology Tour
Acropolis, Museum & Mythology Tour
Greece

Very impressive historical sight. Guide did a wonderful job of teaching us.

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

Very impressed with our guide. He knew the site history and also the area, which allowed us to eat at a very nice restaurant.

Quality of Experience
Guide was very friendly.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
On time and took us to the "front door".
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 20, 2024
Hello, Tim and family! Thank you for your feedback. I am excited to know that you had a nice time here in Greece with us and that you liked the diversity of the locations you visited. I am sorry about the mix-up between the hiking guide and your driver for the cooking class. I am happy it was quickly taken care of though with adjusting the itinerary and having the cooking class prior to your ferry to Crete.
I am sorry to read that you did not like the Lost Atlantis interactive Museum....
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Hello, Tim and family!

Thank you for your feedback.

I am excited to know that you had a nice time here in Greece with us and that you liked the diversity of the locations you visited.

I am sorry about the mix-up between the hiking guide and your driver for the cooking class. I am happy it was quickly taken care of though with adjusting the itinerary and having the cooking class prior to your ferry to Crete.
I am sorry to read that you did not like the Lost Atlantis interactive Museum. Most people really do like that experience but apparently, it wasn't for you.

Overall, I am really happy that you enjoyed your time and your drivers/guides/and people you interacted with during your stay.

We would love to see you coming back and show you more of Greece.
There are lots more to see and again feel that you are in a different country. 🙂

Until then, take care and safe travels!
Angela and the GA Trips team

Exactly what we wanted........
Greece | Jun 8 - Jun 17, 2024

Helen
Helen A.
Westfield, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2024
Our trip to Greece (Athens, Mykonos & Naxos) was fantastic. Mariliza suggested and booked the perfect things for us and understood that we didn't want to be too scheduled. The trips/tours we did were: - the Acropolis/Parthenon, a sailing trip to Delos from Mykonos, a cooking class and and island tour of Naxos. It was perfect. The hotels were amazing and just right for our family of four with our two grown daughters. In Mykonos and Naxos we had 'maisonettes' which is like a small two... Read more

Our trip to Greece (Athens, Mykonos & Naxos) was fantastic. Mariliza suggested and booked the perfect things for us and understood that we didn't want to be too scheduled. The trips/tours we did were: - the Acropolis/Parthenon, a sailing trip to Delos from Mykonos, a cooking class and and island tour of Naxos. It was perfect. The hotels were amazing and just right for our family of four with our two grown daughters. In Mykonos and Naxos we had 'maisonettes' which is like a small two bedroom appt - just the right amount of privacy and togetherness. All the transfers and pick-ups were exactly on time and any changes were communicated well in advance and in multiple ways to make sure we didn't miss them! The trip was very smoothly run and everthing happened exactly as Mariliza said it would. Our local guides were also top notch and very informative - Dimitra (Acropolis), Jessie (Delos), Mrs. Vuola (cooking class) and Leonidis (Naxos island tour). We had the perfect amount of things to do/see and beach/alone time. We will definitely go back, Greece has so much to see, and we will definitely use Kim Kim for that next trip.

Hotel Reviews
Shila Athens
Athens

Beautiful little boutique hotel, exquisitely furnished and appointed. Very quiet and romantic with only a few rooms. No food amenities available within the hotel and breakfast was ordered in from outside sources for us as we had early pick-ups the two days we were there. A short walk from restaurants and tourist attractions. I wouldn't stay if I had children but perfect for couples.

Authenticity & Character
Everything in the rooms was beautiful and beautifully packaged from the coffee to the robes and the items for sale.
Location
Not to far from everything but not in the thick of it.
Staff
Very accommodating of our needs.
Cleanliness & Comfort
This is just a beautiful, unusual place. Do not stay expecting all the amenities of a big chain hotel, this is not that kinds of place. You will get individual attention for your specific needs.
Nimbus Mykonos
Mykonos

The accomodations here were top notch, very clean and comfortable. The thing that made the Nimbus great was the staff and how accomodating they were. Nothing was too much to ask. They were so nice and helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Fantastically clean. Beautiful views of the bay.
Location
This hotel is not in the center of Mykonos town, it was approx 15mins by car to get there. Perfect for us as it was not in the 'thick of it'. Peaceful. Right next to a small, pretty beach (walkable).
Staff
Already said that the staff were fantastic.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Majo Suites Hotel Naxos
Naxos

Such a friendly place run by a family of very friendly people. They love to meet and talk with their guests and get to know them. Naxos is not such a touristy island and the experiences here are more about true Greek life and meeting Greek people who actually live there, whereas a lot of the Greek people we met in Mykonos were from elsewhere in Greece and were in Mykonos for the 'summer season'. Loved both experiences but quite different from each other.

Authenticity & Character
Meet Greek people who want to meet YOU in the place where they live. They are very proud of their island and it's produce.
Location
Not in the Naxos town but a short bus ride away. Easy to navigate the buses and the best way to get around without renting a car.
Staff
Fun and friendly. Genuinely concerned that you have a lovely time while at their property.
Cleanliness & Comfort
COCO-MAT Athens BC
Athens

Very comfortable big city hotel with very comfortable beds (and rooms). All the amenities you'd expect from a big city hotel and located right across from the new Acropolis Museum. Perfect spot for exploring Athens.

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Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights / Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights / Mythology Tour
Athens

Dimitra was our wonderfully informative guide for this mind-blowing experience. Hellish hot so come prepared with hat, water and sunscreen and plan to take a loooooong lunch afterwards but this tour is not to be missed. So much information about one of the worlds most important sites. The beginning of so much that we now use in our own societies. Can't miss it, especially with a guide like Dimitra.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
⛵ Sailing Cruise to Delos archaeological site & Rhenia islet
⛵ Sailing Cruise to Delos archaeological site & Rhenia islet
Mykonos

Well the Mediterranean happened to be windless and calm the day we 'sailed' so we used the motor most of the time. However, we barely noticed as we made friends with the other sailors. First stop was Delos island and although we'd never heard of it before, Jessie our guide, allowed us to understand how important it was in the history of the region. Amazing island with ruins all over the place. Again very hot and not much shade so go prepared. Then we got to swim in turquoise blue clear water which was very welcome after the long hot tour of Delos. Managed to get one sail up on the way back.

Quality of Experience
Food
The dressing on the basic pasta lunch was delicious
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Beautiful boat.
🍴 Naxian Cooking Experience
🍴 Naxian Cooking Experience
Naxos

This was hilarious, so much fun. Making moussaka with the ladies from Mrs. Vuola's family and then getting a tour of their farm from the son while the moussaka was cooking. A wonderfully authentic experience topped of with eating our creations - will never buy tzatziki again, will only make it.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Lilian was lovely. Was great to connect with her and understand why a Brit chose to retire to Greece.
Transport
Naxos Highlights Tour, Yesterday & Today
Naxos Highlights Tour, Yesterday & Today
Naxos

Great experience. Leo ushered us through some of the mountain villages most tourists don't get to see. Very interesting.

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Local specialist: Mariliza Chatzelli
Mariliza
Mariliza Chatzelli
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 20, 2024

Dear Helen,
I am glad you had a great time in Greece! Thank you for the review!
We are waiting to come back and show you more beautiful spots here in Greece! :)
Warm regards,
Mariliza

Our fantastic time in Greece.....go to NAXOS!
Greece | Jun 5 - Jun 16, 2024

Dana
Dana B.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2024
Our family had a fantastic time in Greece! We highly recommend visiting this beautiful country and using KimKim to help plan, organize, and guide you through the experience! Here are some of the aspects that stood out to us from the planning perspective:
1. In the beginning, we worked with Evelyn, who helped us identify what type of trip we were searching for. She did a wonderful job listening, asking questions, and creating and modifying our itinerary.
2. Once everything was...
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Our family had a fantastic time in Greece! We highly recommend visiting this beautiful country and using KimKim to help plan, organize, and guide you through the experience! Here are some of the aspects that stood out to us from the planning perspective:
1. In the beginning, we worked with Evelyn, who helped us identify what type of trip we were searching for. She did a wonderful job listening, asking questions, and creating and modifying our itinerary.
2. Once everything was confirmed, we worked with the amazing team at Be a Greek (Atonis, Dimitrios, Maria, Artemisk, and Alexandra)! We cannot speak highly enough about this group! Each day, we received detailed information about where, who, and what was on the schedule. Their response time to any question or comment was exceptional! Not sure we've ever experienced customer service at this level ever before! Thank you, Be a Greek, for making us feel welcomed, organized, and relaxed for a perfect family vacation!

Experiences that we recommend:
1. While in Athens: private tour of the Acropolis. Had a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable (maybe a little too detailed for our teenage kids :-))
2. Bike tour in Athens - recommend Dimitris - wrote Google review for this company and him
3. Highlight of the Trip: NAXOS!!! We will go back at some point.
5. Loved Mythology tour with Labrina and Naxos Trekking with Yiota
6. Private motorboat tour was fabulous!
7. On our own we found a place called Pantry on Naxos - Highly recommend adding this location for a cooking class.
8. Santorini - Favorite experiences: Catamaran tour and Wine Tasting and Cooking Class

Hotel Review
El Mar Naxos
Naxos

The rooms were very large with many amenities and we found the beds and coaches very comfortable. The staff were super friendly and attentive. They offered many great food suggestions as well as local experiences. They easily accommodated our family when we requested an earlier breakfast option. Also, it was my birthday while I was there and they went out of their way to make it special for me. Our family loved the location! However, it is about a 1/2 mile walk from the downtown area and it is in a more rural setting. We loved walking and enjoyed being out of the busyness of the little town. It's also very close a super market and laundry facility (pay to get your laundry done). We loved this!! Finally, there are some unique elements of the property. There are strict rules around the use of the pool and fitness room. Guests must rinse off any sunscreen before entering the pool and must book the fitness room 12 hours in advance with a trainer. This was not a common experience for us. However, we didn't spend much time on the property during the day and there is an outdoor shower for rinsing off right near the pool. The gym was a little different and if you're someone who needs a workout room for running or weight training, this may not be the ideal place.

Authenticity & Character
Location
We loved the location because it was outside of the downtown area of Naxos. Guests have to walk about 1/5 mile to the area. We love to walk, so not a problem. But some may find this too remote. We also loved that it was close to a super market and laundry facility.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Santorinian Cooking Class & Tasting Small Group Experience
Santorinian Cooking Class & Tasting Small Group Experience
Santorini

This was one of our favorite experiences. The guide was lovely and the cooking class was exceptional! We learned how to prepare 4 different dishes and received recipes to take home with us. The food was delicious!

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Food
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The Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour
The Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour
Athens

When in Athens, you have to visit the Acropolis. Our family enjoyed having a private tour guide and would recommend this experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. However, the tour was a little too long for our teenagers, especially in the museum area.

Quality of Experience
Little too long in the museum.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Athens City Bike Small Group Tour
Athens City Bike Small Group Tour
Athens

We loved our bike tour with Dimitris!! It was a great way to experience Athens and very safe. Our guide Dimitris was extremely knowledgable and charismatic. Highly recommend this tour and definitely request Dimistris.

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Private Naxos Mythology Tour
Private Naxos Mythology Tour
Naxos

Labrina was one of our favorite tour guides! First, we loved the island of Naxos, so that made it a great start. It was enjoyable driving through the hills to see mythological sites. Loved ending at the olive oil tasting!

Quality of Experience
Olive oil tasting and the guide
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Naxos Rural Life Private Guided Hike
Naxos Rural Life Private Guided Hike
Naxos

Our family had a wonderful tour with Yiota! She was incredibly knowledgable. It was an easy walk (about 2 miles) through 3 small connected villages in the hills of Naxos. We ended by enjoying a delicious lunch in one of the villages. Thanks so much Yiota and Naxos Trekking for creating a memorable experience for our family. Highly recommend Naxos Trekking and Yiota!

Quality of Experience
Walking through the villages and eating at the end. Food was delicious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Yiota was awesome!
Transport
Private Motor Boat Cruise of South Naxos & Koufonisia
Private Motor Boat Cruise of South Naxos & Koufonisia
Naxos

Great day on the water and visiting the beautiful island of Koufonisia!

Quality of Experience
Visiting Koufonisia and the landscape that surround us. It was gorgeous!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Caldera Small-group Sunset Cruise with BBQ on board and Open Bar
Santorini Caldera Small-group Sunset Cruise with BBQ on board and Open Bar
Santorini
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Antonis Chatzis

KimKim travel and Antonis were absolutely AMA...
Greece | Jun 7 - Jun 15, 2024

Laurie
Laurie H.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024
KimKim travel and Antonis were absolutely AMAZING. Took my 3 older kids to Greece and we had the most wonderful vacation. Antonis planned the most Perfect vacation for us and had every detail covered. Had no worries at all! We stayed at gorgeous locations and he had the best itinerary planned out. I will most DEFINITELY use KimKim travel whenever I travel outside of the US! And I will use Antonis next time I’m in Greece! Thank you for the best lifetime experience!!! Read more

KimKim travel and Antonis were absolutely AMAZING. Took my 3 older kids to Greece and we had the most wonderful vacation. Antonis planned the most Perfect vacation for us and had every detail covered. Had no worries at all! We stayed at gorgeous locations and he had the best itinerary planned out. I will most DEFINITELY use KimKim travel whenever I travel outside of the US! And I will use Antonis next time I’m in Greece! Thank you for the best lifetime experience!!!

Hotel Reviews
Senses Suites
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Majo Suites Hotel Naxos
Naxos
Authenticity & Character
Location
The
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The George Hotel
Mykonos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
MET34 Athens
Athina
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Island of Naxos
The Island of Naxos
Naxos
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Wine Tasting at the Mykonian Farm
Wine Tasting at the Mykonian Farm
Mykonos

It was not what we were expecting. Pretty boring and too long. Didn’t seem like the guy telling us about the one really cared about it.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou

All the guides and drivers did a very good jo...
Greece | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2024

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Connie G.
Germany | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2024

All the guides and drivers did a very good job.
Some of the busrides were a little long, and a ½ day or a hole a day at the beautiful beach of Kalamata would have been a nice relaxing time.

All of the restaurants were good. The best food was at the Port of Nafplio.

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 16, 2024

Yeia sou, Connie!

Thank you for your feedback.

Glad to know that you had an overall nice time here in Greece with us.
You mention that and a ½ day or a hole a day at the beautiful beach of Kalamata would have been a nice relaxing time.
You actually did have 1,5 days free in Kalamata. You arrived in the afternoon of June 5th and left Kalamata in the morning of June 7th.
Maybe I'm missing something or you meant something else?
In any case, we would love to see you coming back soon!
Our best,
Angela and the GA Trips team

Our guide in Athens was outstanding. The myt...
Greece | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2024

Micki
Micki R.
St. Petersburg, FL | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2024
Our guide in Athens was outstanding. The mythology tour he provided was great. He responded to our small group adjusting to our needs.
George who accompanied us on the bus trip portion of our stay was very helpful and personable. Our tour guide in Olympia was a little frustrating. . She had a set spiel and didn’t seem to be able or willing to adapt to our group. The other Troy guides were OK, although they, too, had set spiels that were somewhat rigid.
The logistics of our time worked...
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Our guide in Athens was outstanding. The mythology tour he provided was great. He responded to our small group adjusting to our needs.
George who accompanied us on the bus trip portion of our stay was very helpful and personable. Our tour guide in Olympia was a little frustrating. . She had a set spiel and didn’t seem to be able or willing to adapt to our group. The other Troy guides were OK, although they, too, had set spiels that were somewhat rigid.
The logistics of our time worked well. The trip was competently organized.

Hotel Reviews
Amalia Hotel Athens
Athens

Good location and nice facilities. The rooftop bar/restaurant has a wonderful view of the Acropolis.

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Hotel Pelops Olympia
Ancients Olympia

Older hotel, but good and clean. Nice location.

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Divani Palace Acropolis
Athina

The hotel is very nice. I liked the Amalia better as a location, although this one is actually closer to the Acropolis. It is on a very narrow side street that requires navigating turns to get to a more pedestrian friendly area.

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Pharae Palace Hotel
Kalamata

This was a nice hotel across from the beach.

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Activity Reviews
Olympia Tour & Transfer to Kalamata
Olympia Tour & Transfer to Kalamata
Greece

I wrote about the tour guide earlier. We ended up feeling quite ruched to get through the site. As a result, we didn’t get to do what we had really planned — a family race in the stadium.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The driver was wonderful and the bus very comfortable.
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Corinth, Epidaurus  & Mycenae  Tour with overnight in Olympia
Corinth, Epidaurus & Mycenae Tour with overnight in Olympia
Greece
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Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 16, 2024

Yeia sou, Micki,

Thank you for sharing your feedback.
I will thoroughly look into the guides not being flexible and willing to adopt to your group. Thank you for sharing that with me so I know and fix it 🙂
I already did contact the right people to let them know about that.

Hope to see you coming back soon and show more of our amazing country! 😀

Angela

Amazing mother-daughter trip to Greece
Greece | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2024

Angela
Angela W.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2024
Planning the trip to Greece with Kimkim was so stress free. I typically plan travel on my own but this made it so much easier, We loved knowing all our transportation and ferries were booked and we just had to show up. Our guide for the Acropolis, Angela, was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. Our food guide in Athens, Yiota, went the extra mile and took us to see the changing of the guard on the way back to our hotel. They seemed like friends and not just tour guides. Another memorable tour... Read more

Planning the trip to Greece with Kimkim was so stress free. I typically plan travel on my own but this made it so much easier, We loved knowing all our transportation and ferries were booked and we just had to show up. Our guide for the Acropolis, Angela, was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. Our food guide in Athens, Yiota, went the extra mile and took us to see the changing of the guard on the way back to our hotel. They seemed like friends and not just tour guides. Another memorable tour was our wine tasting tour in Santorini. Angelo, our guide and sommelier was so fun and knowledgeable. We had very few issues along the way but when we were challenged, the Kimkim team was very responsive and helpful. I would definitely use them again!

Hotel Review
Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel
Paros

This hotel is beautiful and the staff was so lovely. I was there on my birthday and they showed up at the door with a bottle of champagne! They also helped me get transportation which lead to a relationship with a company that we used all week. I wish we could have stayed here longer.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful
Location
Great location for walking to dinnet
Staff
Can’t say enough! Nicest staff of trip!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Local specialist: Siena Mueller
Siena
Siena Mueller
Local specialist in Boulder (Kimkim HQ) | Replied on Jun 17, 2024
Angela, I'm so happy you had a fantastic mother-daughter trip to Greece! It was so fun planning this trip for you and Ella! Describing our local guides as friends rather than just tour guides is spot on. They genuinely care about what they do and always strive to provide the best experience for each traveler—it's amazing! Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel is superb, and a surprise birthday champagne sounds like so much fun! Next time you're in Greece, it sounds like we'll be reserving a whole... Read more

Angela, I'm so happy you had a fantastic mother-daughter trip to Greece! It was so fun planning this trip for you and Ella!

Describing our local guides as friends rather than just tour guides is spot on. They genuinely care about what they do and always strive to provide the best experience for each traveler—it's amazing!

Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel is superb, and a surprise birthday champagne sounds like so much fun! Next time you're in Greece, it sounds like we'll be reserving a whole week there for you! :)

Looking forward to seeing you on your next KimKim trip—whether it's a return to Greece or an adventure elsewhere! 🙌

Visiting the church in old town Kalamata wher...
Greece | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2024

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Christine P.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2024

Visiting the church in old town Kalamata where my grandfather and our acetate baptized was a highlight for me. Also seeing the historic sites was a wonder especially the Acropolis, and Olympia.

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 18, 2024
Hi, Christine, Thank you for the time to share your feedback. It is great to know that you fulfilled the wish of visiting your ancestor's birthplace and your roots. That is very special for sure.
I am also really happy that you enjoyed visiting and learning all about the main historical sites of the Peloponnese and Athens.
I see that your review is a 4-star one, but you do not mention anything about what you did not like that kept you from leaving a 5-star review.
I would really...
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Hi, Christine,

Thank you for the time to share your feedback.

It is great to know that you fulfilled the wish of visiting your ancestor's birthplace and your roots. That is very special for sure.
I am also really happy that you enjoyed visiting and learning all about the main historical sites of the Peloponnese and Athens.

I see that your review is a 4-star one, but you do not mention anything about what you did not like that kept you from leaving a 5-star review.
I would really appreciate it if you could share more info on that.
That is the only way we can understand what would be needed to change or improve to meet our goal which is to exceed expectations.
Please, share more info on why you did not rate us with a 5-star review and help us improve. 🙂

Efcahristo!

Angela & the GA Trips team

Greece!
Greece | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2024

Deena
Deena T.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2024
Overall, it was an amazing trip! Our favorite place was Nafplio. The local guides at the Acropolis (Angelic) and Santorini (Anna) did a phenomenal job of providing rich history on the sites and the area. The only negative was the rental car. We were given a vehicle with a large quarter-sized chip in the windshield, bald tires and damage to the passenger side bumper. The car only had 1/2 tank of gas, too. The most offensive part of the experience was getting charged $650 for a crack in the... Read more

Overall, it was an amazing trip! Our favorite place was Nafplio. The local guides at the Acropolis (Angelic) and Santorini (Anna) did a phenomenal job of providing rich history on the sites and the area.

The only negative was the rental car. We were given a vehicle with a large quarter-sized chip in the windshield, bald tires and damage to the passenger side bumper. The car only had 1/2 tank of gas, too. The most offensive part of the experience was getting charged $650 for a crack in the windshield that happened due to the extreme heat in Nafplio. As noted, the windshield was already significantly damaged. We felt taken advantage of by the car company. A larger, more reputable rental company (i.e., National, Enterprise, etc.) would likely not have acted in this manner. We were very disappointed with how this transpired and would NOT recommend using the car rental company.

Local specialist: Irene Lappa
Irene
Irene Lappa
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Jun 20, 2024
Dear Deena,
Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that overall, you had an amazing trip to Greece, and you enjoyed your tours in the Acropolis and Santorini!
I was sorry to hear about the incident with the car rental company and to understand that you felt taken advantage of. Our team has contacted the car rental company and escalated the issue to the management level. As soon as I have any news, I will get back to you.
The car rental company we work with is hand-picked and I am...
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Dear Deena,
Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that overall, you had an amazing trip to Greece, and you enjoyed your tours in the Acropolis and Santorini!
I was sorry to hear about the incident with the car rental company and to understand that you felt taken advantage of. Our team has contacted the car rental company and escalated the issue to the management level. As soon as I have any news, I will get back to you.
The car rental company we work with is hand-picked and I am really disappointed to hear about this incident. Please rest assured that I have conveyed your valuable feedback to our team, and we will take it into serious consideration at the annual evaluation of our local partners at the end of the season.
I hope that this hiccup did not spoil your appetite during your vacation and that the memories you have of your trip to Greece are the sweetest.
All the best,
Irene

Everything was absolutely exactly what they said!
Greece | Jun 3 - Jun 12, 2024

Megan
Megan G.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2024
Everything was absolutely exactly what they said it would be and more! I had a medical emergency with my eye and the local specialist got me in with an eye surgeon within hours of our arrival in Athens. The hotels were exactly as described, the tours, the transportation was top notch. We can compare because last year we used a company called Firebird tours for Italy and they were terrible. They were late taking us to the train station and missed our train and left us there, didn’t book... Read more

Everything was absolutely exactly what they said it would be and more! I had a medical emergency with my eye and the local specialist got me in with an eye surgeon within hours of our arrival in Athens. The hotels were exactly as described, the tours, the transportation was top notch. We can compare because last year we used a company called Firebird tours for Italy and they were terrible. They were late taking us to the train station and missed our train and left us there, didn’t book transportation for things an hour away, would have cars drop us off at a location and it was our job to get him. But not KimKim!!! I will definitely be using this company again AND they were $2400 per person cheaper than another company I got quoted from with the exact itinerary.

Local specialist: Elen Hakhverdyan
Elen
Elen Hakhverdyan
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 16, 2024
Dear Megan,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that everything exceeded your and your family's expectations and that you had a positive experience with us. It’s great to know that we could assist promptly with your eye issue upon your arrival in Athens. We’re glad you found the hotels, tours, and transportation to be top-notch. I hope your son received all the information he needed about Paul's sacred steps.
We appreciate your comparison with your previous...
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Dear Megan,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that everything exceeded your and your family's expectations and that you had a positive experience with us. It’s great to know that we could assist promptly with your eye issue upon your arrival in Athens. We’re glad you found the hotels, tours, and transportation to be top-notch. I hope your son received all the information he needed about Paul's sacred steps.
We appreciate your comparison with your previous experience and are happy that we could provide a more reliable and cost-effective service. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we look forward to helping you plan your next adventure. Thank you for choosing us on KimKim!

A great trip to Greece
Greece | May 10 - May 18, 2024

Steven
Steven W.
Cambridge, MA | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2024
The highlight for was spending time in Athens , Delphi, Epidaurus and Mycenae. I absolutely adored the private tour guides Penny in Delphi and Theo in Epidaurus. I prefer all the hisotry and someone who can bring it alive for me. The provate tour guides did this for me (the group tour not so much). I highly recommend licensed private tour guides. They can tailor the tour to your specific interests, you get one on one attention, and move at your pace as opposed to group tours. You pay more,... Read more

The highlight for was spending time in Athens , Delphi, Epidaurus and Mycenae. I absolutely adored the private tour guides Penny in Delphi and Theo in Epidaurus. I prefer all the hisotry and someone who can bring it alive for me. The provate tour guides did this for me (the group tour not so much). I highly recommend licensed private tour guides. They can tailor the tour to your specific interests, you get one on one attention, and move at your pace as opposed to group tours. You pay more, but I think it is a far better experience.

If you enjoy islands, beaches, and expensive touristy destinations, then you would like Mykonis and Santorini. Honestly, they were not my favorite as I am not a beach person. I am more interested in local culture, food, historic sites, and less interested in being a pampered tourist who like to shop. However, Mykonis provides access to Delos by sailboat and that was a lovely experience. Not only could we swim off the boat but we could explore the incredible prehistoric/historic site of Delos. Also, Santorini provided access to the Akrotiri of Thera site which was amazing.

In hindsight, I would have added a couple slower pace days. I am glad we saw everything we could but it was a bit exhausting by then end of the tour. I am responsible for that as I approved the itinerary. That being said, the geography we covered was significant and I definitely know where I want to explore further in Greece next time.

As I mentioned above, group tours are not for me. I participated in one group tour to the Parthenon which was my least favorite. I feel like roaming cattle moving through the site at pace that I did not appreciate. I found it less personal and not as enjoyable. Also, I had one interaction with that tour guide that left me sour. I would rather tour by myself than join a group tour.

Activity Review
Private Delphi Day-trip
Private Delphi Day-trip
Athens

Delphi is an amazing site. The experience is greatly enhanced with having a tour guide who can explain it to you. Also, I highly recommend going to Mer Des Oliviers for lunch afterwards. The owners were gracious and explained their six generation owned olive business. The food was incredible. The views were beautiful. I loved it there. Check it out. Our driver George was professional, lovely man who enjoyed talking with as we traveled from Athens.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Irene Lappa

This was an absolute trip of a lifetime. I en...
Greece | May 22 - Jun 3, 2024

Teresa
Teresa B.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024
This was an absolute trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed all of the planned adventures.
The people of Greece were so nice, and their customer service was second to none.
Out Travel Agent Angela was very thorough and helpful through all steps of our travel.
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This was an absolute trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed all of the planned adventures.
The people of Greece were so nice, and their customer service was second to none.
Out Travel Agent Angela was very thorough and helpful through all steps of our travel.

Hotel Reviews
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
Firostefani, Santorini

Place was clean and people were kind and helpful, however the bathroom smelled like sewage :(

Lithos by Spyros & Flora Mykonos
Mykonos

The Owners and staff were the absolute best, they were kind and friendly and helpful and by the time we left we felt a hug was in order to say goodbye. The Breakfast served each day was second to none. Fresh fruit and yogurt and croissant and a soft-boiled egg ....YUMMY !! Also, the Pool side adult beverages were delicious and fresh as well. They helped us with local restaurants we could walk to and gave us tips on the bus and the sights to see

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 14, 2024

Yeia sou, Teresa,
Thank you for your feedback.
I'm truly happy to know that you had a great time here in Greece and that everyone treated you extremely nice. 🙂

Thank you for letting me know about the issue in Blue Dolphins. I'll look into that and talk with the manager to see why that occurred. I appreciate you letting me know. 🙏

I'm sure you'll be looking forward to coming back and I will be here and more than happy to assist you with your next trip to Greece 😀

Until next time, take care and safe travels!
Angela and the GA Trips team

Greece Family Trip
Greece | May 28 - Jun 6, 2024

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Thomas V.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024
The daily tours and guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The scheduled drivers were always on time and made the experience very comfortable and enjoyable. Read more

The daily tours and guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The scheduled drivers were always on time and made the experience very comfortable and enjoyable.

Hotel Reviews
Perianth Hotel Athens
Athens

Great location close to the sights, shopping, and dining. Clean and spacious rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Crystal Mare Suites
Naxos, Greece

Beautiful and clean boutique hotel with a short walk to the beach. Everything was freshly painted and had a new feel. Great breakfasts and super friendly staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very short walk to beach and downtown is also walking distance
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abyssanto Suites & Spa
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Unlikely to forget this place
Location
Gorgeous views
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rimondi Boutique Hotels
Rethymno

Great hotel nestled right in the heart of the old city. Have to walk a little bit to get there from the drop off point but well worth it.

Authenticity & Character
Location
No drive up access when arriving or departing with luggage.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece

Great starting point to learning about ancient Greece and culture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara Walking Tour
Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara Walking Tour
Naxos

Great tour guide that was very knowledgeable and helped us see parts of the City that we'd miss by ourselves.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Villages of Naxos and Beyond!
Villages of Naxos and Beyond!
Naxos

Probably one of our family's favorite tours. Were able to see villages off the beaten path.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Reservation at Oia Gefsis (no meal included - only a reserved table)
Greece

Very nice meal with an amazing view of the sunset.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Driver was always on time and navigated the tricky roads with excellence
Sea & Land Sunset Tour 2024
Sea & Land Sunset Tour 2024
Santorini

Overall great. The sea experience was less than we were hoping. Would have preferred a snorkeling and scenery focused tour on a smaller boat. The Catamaran was huge with 60+ people more focused on the drinks and dancing to extremely loud music. The music lyrics were fine for young adults but not always appropriate for younger children. The larger boat of course anchored well offshore in deeper water so there wasn't much to see snorkeling. Towels were NOT provided as claimed in the overview so we had to drip dry. Rest of the tour was great. Got to see the less commercial towns and sights of the island with a knowledgeable guide.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Traditional Villages Tour 2024
Traditional Villages Tour 2024
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Western Crete - Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno from Her & West
Western Crete - Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno from Her & West
Greece

Beautiful scenery with a very experienced guide. Lots of driving time but well worth it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our Driver and Guide were amazing
Transport
Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure from West
Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure from West
Greece

We changed the itinerary at the last minute and Angela helped us tailor a more relaxed day at the beach. Our guide and driver helped us craft a special day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 12, 2024

Yeia sou, Vorpahl Family!

Thank you for your feedback.
We are thrilled to know that you had a great family vacation in Greece with us. 🙂
We would love to see you coming back soon and showing you more of our amazing country!

Until then, take care and safe travels!

Greetings from all of us here in Greece.
Angela & the GA Trips team

Well organized. Good balance of free time and scheduled events.
Greece | Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2024

Fred
Fred A.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024
Great planning. George, our general tour guide, was very personable and kept track of all of us. The coach driver did some tricky maneuvers to get us to our destinations.
The balance of free time and scheduled events was good. (We especially appreciated the free day in Athens at the end of the tour, since we missed the first day due to mechanical issues with a plane.)
The local guides were informative, but one of them had an accent that made it difficult to understand. The sailing day...
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Great planning. George, our general tour guide, was very personable and kept track of all of us. The coach driver did some tricky maneuvers to get us to our destinations.
The balance of free time and scheduled events was good. (We especially appreciated the free day in Athens at the end of the tour, since we missed the first day due to mechanical issues with a plane.)
The local guides were informative, but one of them had an accent that made it difficult to understand. The sailing day was excellent. We especially enjoyed the food tour. Sofia was friendly, spoke great English, and provided us with a private tour, because some of our group could not go on the trip. It was great learning about the history, culture, and food of Kalamata.
Finally, thank you for the gift bag in our last hotel. It was very generous and unexpected.

Activity Reviews
Full Day Boat Tour Unique Sailing Experience to Agistri Moni Aegina with round transfers
Full Day Boat Tour Unique Sailing Experience to Agistri Moni Aegina with round transfers
Greece

Fun, relaxing. Hire a taxi to go to the top of the island to see a temple older than the Parthenon.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Corinth, Epidaurus  & Mycenae  Tour with overnight in Olympia
Corinth, Epidaurus & Mycenae Tour with overnight in Olympia
Greece

Our favorite site.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Olympia Tour & Transfer to Kalamata
Olympia Tour & Transfer to Kalamata
Greece

Interesting site. The guide provided Interesting information.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tasting Kalamata – The authentic tastes and traditions food tour
Tasting Kalamata – The authentic tastes and traditions food tour
Kalamata

Absolutely fantastic! I wasn't all about the food, but meeting local food shop owners and tasting their specialty was great. Sofia, our guide, was the best we could have hoped for. The food tour was much better than we expected. Highly recommend this.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sofia was GREAT.
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 12, 2024
Yeia sou, Fred and Mary! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
You are very welcome about the gift bag with local treats. 🙂
I am really happy to know that you had an overall great time here in Greece with us and we are all looking forward to seeing you coming back soon! There is so much more I would like to show you in my country.
Next time we will focus on some amazing islands that combine great history, amazing villages, beaches, food, and of course awesome...
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Yeia sou, Fred and Mary!

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
You are very welcome about the gift bag with local treats. 🙂

I am really happy to know that you had an overall great time here in Greece with us and we are all looking forward to seeing you coming back soon! There is so much more I would like to show you in my country.
Next time we will focus on some amazing islands that combine great history, amazing villages, beaches, food, and of course awesome people ready and eager to show you the best of their location. 🙂

Until then. take care and safe travels!

Greetings from Greece,
Angela & the GA Trips team

Athens and Crete
Greece | May 25 - Jun 7, 2024

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Judy S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024
Once I planned the trip I forwarded the information to Kimkim. From that point forward they chose the planned route based on my request. They picked the route along with, driver service and hotel options along the route. The travel route was chosen to minimize travel time and maximize exploration time. Our trip included visiting multiple historic sites. The Acropolis in Athens, Apollo in Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio and the island of Crete, where we visited Knossos palace and did a foodie tour... Read more

Once I planned the trip I forwarded the information to Kimkim. From that point forward they chose the planned route based on my request. They picked the route along with, driver service and hotel options along the route. The travel route was chosen to minimize travel time and maximize exploration time. Our trip included visiting multiple historic sites. The Acropolis in Athens, Apollo in Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio and the island of Crete, where we visited Knossos palace and did a foodie tour in Chania. All of our guides were wonderful. My one complaint would be that we never knew what our guides name was until we meet up and at times it was really just by accident that we connected. Either we approached individuals to see if they were our guide or they approached us. Our driver service was great. The drivers picked us up at the given times and we were given advanced notice of any changes. I will definitely use this company again without hesitation. Thank you

Hotel Review
Kalimera Archanes Village
Archanes

This cottage was so cute , comfortable and relaxing. Michael, the owner was more than accommodating. Maria made us breakfast and Michael arrived every morning with fresh bread and some new and exciting Greek pie to taste . He also recommended restaurants in the area. Thank you Michael and Maria.

Authenticity & Character
This cottage was located within a courtyard with more cottages.
Location
You got to see how village people spent their days and nights
Staff
Maria is a wonderful cook. She was very traditional.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
The Palace of King Minos and the House of Minotaur
The Palace of King Minos and the House of Minotaur
Heraklion

Greg our guide, was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that he made the whole tour very interesting . Everything in the museum was excavated from the site. The artifacts are amazing to see. It’s hard to believe that the palace was 5 floors, in places. The place where fact and mythology intersect.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist:

Trip of dreams
Greece | May 22 - Jun 3, 2024

Candi
Candi S.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024
While out trip started out rocky with lost luggage, it quickly became a trip of a lifetime. Every driver and tour guide treated us like family. On Crete, we had the pleasure of having Nikolas in both Heraklion and Chania. He treated us so wonderfully and provided an amazing travel experience. Angela was a wonderful travel agent and was quick to answer questions and helped us recover a list phone. There were so many highlights in this trip. It was truly a trip of dreams. Thank you Angela... Read more

While out trip started out rocky with lost luggage, it quickly became a trip of a lifetime. Every driver and tour guide treated us like family. On Crete, we had the pleasure of having Nikolas in both Heraklion and Chania. He treated us so wonderfully and provided an amazing travel experience. Angela was a wonderful travel agent and was quick to answer questions and helped us recover a list phone. There were so many highlights in this trip. It was truly a trip of dreams. Thank you Angela and team for making my dream a wonderful reality!

Activity Review
Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure from East
Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure from East
Greece

Nikolas is the best. He provided us with so much history while treating us like family.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Jun 11, 2024

Yeia sou, Candi!

First, I want to thank you for sharing all these amazing photos! Wow! 😍
It's really amazing to know that you had a great time here in Greece with us. We are all honestly really happy!
My team and I would love to see you coming back soon and showing some more amazing parts of our country. 😀
Until next time, take care and safe travels!
Angela and the GA Trips team

My KimKim/Be A Greek team was incredible!!!
Greece | May 30 - Jun 9, 2024

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matt w.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

the entire team on the ground in Greece was incredible. We knew where we were going at all times, we knew who our drivers were and had a very positive experience all the way around. We even had a couple of minor medical issues come up and the team was incredibly helpful in getting those resolved with local providers as needed. I will definitely recommend KimKim and BeAGreek to others as a fantastic service.

Local specialist: Antonis Chatzis

Our trip was amazing and the first class serv...
Greece | May 19 - May 29, 2024

David
David W.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024
Our trip was amazing and the first class service was like being in a 5 star hotel the whole trip. Read more

Our trip was amazing and the first class service was like being in a 5 star hotel the whole trip.

Hotel Reviews
Nana Princess Suites, Villas & Spa
Hersonissos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Tanneries Hotel & Spa
Chania

Classy place with a terrific location. Close to everything but in a exclusive location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Location and clean and brand new
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
West East Suites
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Maria Blana

Greece trip organized by Eirini exceeded expectations!
Greece | Jun 1 - Jun 8, 2024

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Angela D.
Kearny, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 09, 2024
We wanted a low-stress, memorable family vacation in Greece to celebrate our daughter's college graduation, and Eirini and the KimKim team exceeded expectations! We shared what we like to do and Eirini created a perfect itinerary focused on the local food and culture with plenty of time to kick back with a book and relax. Highlights were the food tour of Naxos with Natasha, a wonderfully, enthusiastic guide and the walking tour of small villages with Stella who was amazingly knowledgeable... Read more

We wanted a low-stress, memorable family vacation in Greece to celebrate our daughter's college graduation, and Eirini and the KimKim team exceeded expectations! We shared what we like to do and Eirini created a perfect itinerary focused on the local food and culture with plenty of time to kick back with a book and relax. Highlights were the food tour of Naxos with Natasha, a wonderfully, enthusiastic guide and the walking tour of small villages with Stella who was amazingly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, giving us aromatherapy treats from obliging trees and introducing us to an adorable fennel-loving donkey. But all of our guides and activities, without fail, exceeded expectations, and the fellow travelers we met in our groups along the way only enhanced each experience. I very much appreciated not having to worry about the details and knowing Eirini and team were available to answer our questions, which they always did very promptly. Highly recommend Eirini and KimKim!

Local specialist: Eirini Tzoka
Eirini
Eirini Tzoka
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 10, 2024
Dear Angela, Thank you so so much for your wonderful feedback! It warms my heart to know that you felt well taken care of and that Anna had a memorable college graduation celebration in my country! I also appreciate you taking the time to share the highlights of your trip and your kind words about the services our partners in Naxos provided. I'll make sure to pass along your review to them. Once again, it was truly an honor to work with you and help create such an unforgettable trip for... Read more

Dear Angela,

Thank you so so much for your wonderful feedback!

It warms my heart to know that you felt well taken care of and that Anna had a memorable college graduation celebration in my country! I also appreciate you taking the time to share the highlights of your trip and your kind words about the services our partners in Naxos provided. I'll make sure to pass along your review to them.

Once again, it was truly an honor to work with you and help create such an unforgettable trip for your family. I'm here, ready to assist you in planning your next exciting journey whenever you decide to explore more of Greece!

Best wishes,
Eirini