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Afroditi Kalogerakou

Mesmerized by the magnificent landscapes, the hidden beaches & the crystal-clear waters of Greece, I decided to share this knowledge with other fellow travellers to get them to experience the same feelings of bliss & fulfilment as I do, every time I explore a new destination.
What excites me the most is assisting others to experience my country the authentic way, as locals do. Emerge in to the hospitality, taste Mediterranean delicacies, hear the calming sound of the waves, feel the warmth of the sun & the refreshing water on their skin and become an ambassador of Greece back to their hometowns!
Every traveler has a unique personality, as unique as the grains of the sand, and I strive to design bespoke experiences with high-end services tailored for even the most demanding requests.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I consider Greece as my area of expertise!
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Naxos, Paros, Milos, Kefalonia, Zakynthos Corfu & the mainland are just some of the Greek regions that I specialize in.
Either for a couple or a family/group of friends/solo, I craft itineraries incorporating every preference & travel style."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Traveller by birth, I always wonder around historical sites & dramatic landscapes, as far as I remember myself.
Born and raised in Athens, the city is my home, but with parents coming from central Greece (Pelion) & Peloponnese (Mani), travelling is in my blood.
Every weekend, every holiday were (and still are) an opportunity to explore another off the beaten track part of Greece & the world!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget the first time I set foot in Alonissos island!
It is located in the complex of northern Sporades and it is the most difficult one to reach among them, but it surely worths the effort!
The energy of this island is extraordinary! Relaxing and spiritual, and disembarking there was like entering another world!
I cherish all the moments I spent on this island, from the warm welcome of the lady who rented me a room, to strolling around the cobbled stone alleys of Chora, drinking coffee at a local bookshop/coffeeshop, eating delicious meals in a local tavern prepared with homegrown vegetables and fresh fish as well as sailing & diving in the turquoise waters of the Marine Park."

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Recent trip reviews for Afroditi

Amazing trip with Grandaughter!! Thank you!!
Greece | Mar 31 - Apr 8, 2024

Vana
Vana N.
Nantucket, MA | Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024
Our Greek trip with our 14 year old granddaughter was extraordinary thanks to Afroditi’s careful planning and exceptional care with arrangements! We are all thrilled! Each of the lovely boutique hotels were perfectly located and progressively more luxurious! We especially loved the one in Heraklion with its little spa and amazing service. We were so impressed with the pickup and drop off service! Afroditi sent us knowledgeable, English speaking drivers who stood waiting for us at every... Read more

Our Greek trip with our 14 year old granddaughter was extraordinary thanks to Afroditi’s careful planning and exceptional care with arrangements! We are all thrilled! Each of the lovely boutique hotels were perfectly located and progressively more luxurious! We especially loved the one in Heraklion with its little spa and amazing service. We were so impressed with the pickup and drop off service! Afroditi sent us knowledgeable, English speaking drivers who stood waiting for us at every location. The walking tours were wonderful. We really enjoyed the Agora and the major sites of Athens, and of course the amazing Acropolis, the day trip to Delphi was moving, the museum and the ruins in Knossos with their emphasis on the myths and their comparison to historic findings enlightening. All were very well done!!! Mykonos was beautiful and even in April our granddaughter was able to use the pool and swim in the ocean. Our night and final day in Chania provided the perfect end with its stunning sea side promenade and shops. Our final experience -the drive up the mountains to a traditional Crete cooking class where we feed our hosts sheep and made fresh herb and cheese pies and stuffed vegetables with produce from her garden following ancient recipes. She arranged for us to work at a table outside gazing at the snow capped peaks, surrounded by spring flowers , and sipping local wine! A perfect holiday!

Hotel Review
Dimargio Hotel and Spa
Heraklion, Crete

Amazing service!! Welcome drink, took our bags up for us! Very helpful in finding a great restaurant close to the hotel! We reserved a massage and soak in the lovely little spa…and had a perfectly mixed cocktail or two And the best breakfast of our entire tour!!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
So close to shops and great reaturabts
Staff
Katarina, the hosts at the desk, was a delight!!!!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
It is a small new hotel and was just way above expectations!
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Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Apr 09, 2024

Dear Vanna,

Thank you so much for your appreciation and your kind words! ❤
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with your husband & grandaughter 🥰
It was a pleasure working with you, always kind & considerate!
Wishing you safe travels!

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

100% Satisfaction
Greece | Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2023

Charles
Charles A.
Harrisburg, PA | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023
Historically, my wife and I have always researched, planned and managed international trips, thinking this option gave us more flexibility and control over our vacation schedule and activities. Thus, we were skeptical contacting KimKim, but we are 100% glad we did. Absolutely everything about the trip was perfect: the accommodations, the excursions, the travel arrangements and the service. Everything! Afroditi was attentive and responsive to all our crazy questions in advance of... Read more

Historically, my wife and I have always researched, planned and managed international trips, thinking this option gave us more flexibility and control over our vacation schedule and activities. Thus, we were skeptical contacting KimKim, but we are 100% glad we did. Absolutely everything about the trip was perfect: the accommodations, the excursions, the travel arrangements and the service. Everything! Afroditi was attentive and responsive to all our crazy questions in advance of traveling to Greece and was available to us, when needed, while we were there. She knows travel and she knows how to treat customers very well. I would recommend Afroditi to anyone seeking expert travel planning. She crafts very memorable trips based on customer input and feedback and her knowledge of an area. My wife and I are very grateful to Afroditi and KimKim for making our 40th-anniversary trip to Greece an incredible adventure.

Hotel Review
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

This hotel is perfectly situated in an area of Athens that's convenient for sight-seeing, shopping and dining. It was well appointed and the service was terrific. Breakfasts were generous and delicious with lots of variety and well-prepared options. Drinks on the outside deck under the stars looking out at the acropolis were the perfect way to end a day. Our room was spotless, spacious and accommodating. I highly recommend the Elia Ermou Athens Hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Nothing unique, just comfortable and accommodating.
Location
Easily accessible to everything we wanted to see and do.
Staff
Excellent customer service.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless room with comfortable bed and very clean common areas. Overall, a very nice hotel.
Local specialist: Afroditi Kalogerakou
Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Sep 22, 2023

Dear Charlie,

I can't thank you enough for your appreciation & your kind words! ❤❤
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and you made the most out of your 40th-anniversary trip!
It is always a pleasure to welcome travelers like you (kind & considerate despite the "hiccups" that may occur)
Hope to welcome you again in Greece sometime in the future!🌊⛱🌞
(Maybe for your 50th anniversary! 😉)

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

Amazing trip to Greece and INCREDIBLE service!!
Greece | Jul 24 - Aug 5, 2023

Jennifer
Jennifer P.
Santa Cruz, CA | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2023
Just returned from an amazing trip to Greece, organized through Kimkim with assistance from Eleni and Afroditi. The team put together a wonderful itinerary customized to our interests. Everything on our itinerary was wonderful, and all of the logistics were smooth, making the trip so much easier and less stressful than if we arranged everything ourselves. The accomodations were beautiful, too..., like the hotel in Santorini with the infiniti pool looking out into the Aegean, or the boutique... Read more

Just returned from an amazing trip to Greece, organized through Kimkim with assistance from Eleni and Afroditi. The team put together a wonderful itinerary customized to our interests. Everything on our itinerary was wonderful, and all of the logistics were smooth, making the trip so much easier and less stressful than if we arranged everything ourselves. The accomodations were beautiful, too..., like the hotel in Santorini with the infiniti pool looking out into the Aegean, or the boutique hotel in Chania in a historical old buiding... every accommodation was exceptional.

In particular, the service from Afroditi was beyond amazing. We ended up experiencing some bad luck on our trip, with a heat wave so intense that major tourist attractions were closed mid-day due to safety concerns, along with our daughter getting sick. Afroditi was so responsive in real time providing us with alternatives (like extra beach days to get out of the heat). Additionally, at one point we boarded the WRONG FERRY which took us to the wrong island. This was completely our fault by the way, the logistics and instructions from the team at Kimkim were spot on... While we were stuck on the wrong ferry, Afroditi made alternate arrangements so we had transportation and accommodations when we arrived, along with transportation back to the correct island so we could resume our itinerary. Since we had no wifi on the ferry, I don't know what we would have done without Afroditi's help in that situation. It was so incredibly reassuring to know that when something went wrong, that we had an expert and an advocate there ready to help us out!

I absolutely would not hesitate to use Kimkim again for any and all future trips. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Hotel Reviews
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel
Chania, Crete

I cannot say enough great things about this hotel. Beautiful rooms, amazing location, incredible breakfasts, and wonderful service!!

Holiday Inn Athens
Athens
NLH Monastiraki
Athens
Cresanto Luxury Suites
Santorini

Quiet location on the "other" side of the island, with lovely views of the ocean, a great pool area, and amazing breakfasts, but just a 5 minute walk to jaw dropping views. Great service too!

Metropole Urban Hotel Heraklion
Iraklio
Activity Reviews
Acropolis, Private Guided Tour
Acropolis, Private Guided Tour
Athens

Wonderful tour guide that helped us navigate the crowds, and provided a much more meaningful experience with so much history!

Sunset Hiking at the Edge of Caldera
Sunset Hiking at the Edge of Caldera
Santorini

Beautiful views along a 7 mile hike.

⛵ Sunset Sailing Tour & BBQ on a luxury catamaran
⛵ Sunset Sailing Tour & BBQ on a luxury catamaran
Santorini

One of the highlights of our trip!

Knossos Palace, Private Guided Tour
Knossos Palace, Private Guided Tour
Heraklion

Fascinating history, wonderful tour guide!!

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Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Aug 07, 2023

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your kind words & appreciation! ❤❤❤
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here despite the heatwave & the small setbacks! You were always positive about whatever I suggested! 😀
Be sure that I will be more than happy to welcome you again in the future! 🥰💖

Wishing you a wonderful rest of your summer and safe travels! 🌊⛱🌞

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

A trip of a lifetime! Thanks to Afroditi and her team.
Greece | Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2023

Ann
Ann K.
Santa Monica, CA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023
Afroditi and her team made our first trip to Greece a trip of a lifetime! She was accommodating, thoughtful and detailed. We wanted a trip that would keep our 2 boys, ages 8 and 11 engaged while bringing their passion of Greek Mythology to life. She curated the perfect itinerary across Athens (Acropolis/Delphi), Santorini (Lost Atlantis, Akrotiri) and Crete for us. We got the perfect balance of rest and relaxation with adventure. Despite the really hot days, the hospitality of everyone... Read more

Afroditi and her team made our first trip to Greece a trip of a lifetime! She was accommodating, thoughtful and detailed. We wanted a trip that would keep our 2 boys, ages 8 and 11 engaged while bringing their passion of Greek Mythology to life. She curated the perfect itinerary across Athens (Acropolis/Delphi), Santorini (Lost Atlantis, Akrotiri) and Crete for us. We got the perfect balance of rest and relaxation with adventure. Despite the really hot days, the hospitality of everyone we came into contact with, our tour guides Anastasia, Penny and Sara, we fell in love with this vibrant and spirited country! We will be back for the Cyclades and much more time on Crete!

Hotel Reviews
Royalty Hotel Athens
Monastiraki, Athens

The hotel was right in the city center, rooms modern/clean and upscale. Loved the breakfast and views!

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Rhenia’s Suites Santorini
Santorini

We got the deluxe suite for our family of 4. It provided ample space right in the center of the caldera. Superb location, loved the concierge Sofia too. She was sweet, caring and attentive. Highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Epic views of the caldera !
Staff
Sofia is 10 stars!!!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Day Trip to Delphi
Day Trip to Delphi
Greece

If you or your kids have any interest in Greek Mythology or history, this is a must see. It is one of the top 3 historic sites in Greece and really gives you a perspective into the incredible ingenuity and skill 3,000 years ago. Delphi is truly a wonder of the world and the guides provide you with the historical and philosophical significance of this place.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Penny was superb with our kids!
Transport
Local specialist: Afroditi Kalogerakou
Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Jul 26, 2023

Dear Ann,

Thank you so much for your appreciation and your kind words! ❤
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with your family & I will be more than happy to welcome you again in the future! 🥰
It is always a pleasure to welcome travelers like you (kind & considerate)!
Wishing you a wonderful rest of your summer and safe travels!

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

We had such an amazing time, thanks to kimkim...
Greece | Jun 13 - Jun 23, 2023

Kate
Kate S.
Brushy Creek, TX | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

We had such an amazing time, thanks to kimkim! They handled the logistics beautifully, so we could truly enjoy our time in Greece. All of the hotels, transportation, and tours they recommended were great. We will definitely be using kimkim again for future travel!

Local specialist: Afroditi Kalogerakou
Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Jul 24, 2023

Dear Kate & Kevin,

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing this detailed review of your trip!
I appreciate it! ❤
I am excited to hear that you enjoyed your 20th-anniversary trip!
Hope to welcome you again in Greece sometime in the future!

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

OPA! Our trip of a lifetime
Greece | Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2023

Jill
Jill D.
Clive, IA | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023
Not even sure where to start. The entire Kimkim process was easy from start to finish. The tours set up for us in Greece were top notch, and we will never forget the kindness of our local drivers and guides. We could never have planned this our own. It’s not to say the trip wasn’t without hiccups; luckily, Afroditi helped us when we needed when we missed flights and needed other adjustments along the way. Read more

Not even sure where to start. The entire Kimkim process was easy from start to finish. The tours set up for us in Greece were top notch, and we will never forget the kindness of our local drivers and guides. We could never have planned this our own. It’s not to say the trip wasn’t without hiccups; luckily, Afroditi helped us when we needed when we missed flights and needed other adjustments along the way.

Hotel Reviews
Athens4 Hotel
Athens

Friendly, easy, and good location. Giving it four stars due to a bathroom water leak. The host promptly assisted us.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
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Monastiri Guesthouse
Kalampaka - Meteora
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Got what we need. Not overly friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Shower doors leaked.
Luxembourg Hotel
Thessaloniki
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The shower needs a door or curtain.
Petri Suites
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover the imposing Meteora, Overnight in Thessaloniki
Discover the imposing Meteora, Overnight in Thessaloniki
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Thessaloniki Walking Tour
Thessaloniki Walking Tour
Thessaloniki
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Santorini
Welcome to Santorini
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
⛵ Sunset Sailing Tour & BBQ on a luxury catamaran
⛵ Sunset Sailing Tour & BBQ on a luxury catamaran
Santorini

The length of the experience is closer to 7.5 hours from pick up to drop off.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
I’ve never been so scared on the drive back to our hotel. The driver was going way too fast.
All time classic Santorini, Full-Day Island Tour
All time classic Santorini, Full-Day Island Tour
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
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Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Jul 24, 2023

Dear Jill,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate your detailed review! ❤
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here!
It is always a pleasure to welcome travelers like you (kind & considerate despite the "hiccups" 😉)
Hope to welcome you again in Greece sometime in the future!

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

This was the trip of a lifetime. There were ...
Greece | Jun 17 - Jun 27, 2023

Teresa
Teresa R.
Spring Valley, NV | Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023
This was the trip of a lifetime. There were 6 adults and a 4 year old. I told Eleli when we were planning it out I wanted to see the important parts of Greece of the places we were going to as well as free time to explore on our own and to throw in some beaches. She hit it out of the ballpark! We arrived in Athens around lunch time to the Pan Hotel which is in the heart of Athens, walking distance from Plaka as well as Stygmata Square. The Hotel staff was super friendly and helpful. ... Read more

This was the trip of a lifetime. There were 6 adults and a 4 year old. I told Eleli when we were planning it out I wanted to see the important parts of Greece of the places we were going to as well as free time to explore on our own and to throw in some beaches. She hit it out of the ballpark!

We arrived in Athens around lunch time to the Pan Hotel which is in the heart of Athens, walking distance from Plaka as well as Stygmata Square. The Hotel staff was super friendly and helpful. Across the street is the best Organic Ice Cream shop. We might have had ice cream 3 or 4 times. That evening we went on a wine tour to 3 bars and a food truck type restaurant. The tour guide was Panos and he was from Athens and even told the 20 somethings of the group where to head out later.

The next day was a tour of the Acropolis and Athens Mythology Tour. The day was a rainy one and it was still an excellent tour. ( Eleni had transporation to everything. We never had to worry about getting somewhere or getting back to the hotel. All of that was taken care of.) The guide, was extremely knowledgable and wasn't detered by the rain. Many good photographs on this tour.

The next day we cought a bus to Delphi to tour a museum and see Temple to Apollo and other archaelogical sites. The views on the drive were breathtaking of the sea and the little town near Delphi. We ate at a restaurant and were treated especially well with great photographs of the view as well as the excellent food. The driver picked the restaurant (after we persuaded him to) and it was fantastic.

Day 4 we toured the monistaries in Meteora. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The views were breathtaking, and the tour of how the monistaries came to be on the top of these cliffs and rock formations was very informatitive. I have to mention the bus driver, named Stiros. He was hilarious and fancied himself a photographer. He would find out of the way places for us to take photographs with teh beautiful scenery behind us. After we headed back to Athens and the Pan Hotel.

Day 5 we went on a high speed ferry to Mykonos. Our hotel, the Vencia, was right above the "Old Town" that everyone photographs. The rooms were beautiful and the Infinity Pool was where we spent that afteroon. From the pool, you could see the Old Town and the water. The wait staff at the hotel were the best of all the hotels we stayed at. They were so helpful and respectful the entire time we were there. That afternoon, we went to visit Delos, another Archaelogical site which is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The tour guide for this voyage was a archeologist and had a different spin from the others we could hear on their tours. She was so knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to.

Day 6 We had a free beach day and spent the day on Agios Sostis. Sitting in the sun, with an umbrella on a beach chair, drinking Pina Coladas, was the perfect relaxing day we needed.

Day 7 We spent in Naxos. We stayed at the Melidron hotel which is walking distance from the Agios Prokopios Beach. The first day, in the evening we toured a castle which is in the heart of Old Town. She took us first to the Portara, a gigantic door that you first see when you arrive on the island. We took many photographs here. We walked and toured the castle and stopped for some Kitro samples. This liqour is only sold on Naxos, is what we were told.

Day 8 We booked a Naxion Cooking experience, which is my second favorite thing we booked. We first went to Eggares and toured an olive press and learned many things about how they create olive oil. We were warned to eat a light breakfast as there were many samples here. Did you know there is chocolate olive oil? There is olive oil cake and olive oil bread. Wow. Then we immediately headed to Galini to Mrs. Voula and were taken back to make a traditional Greek meal. Her and her daughter made the time we had here so fun and informative. We learned how to make homemade meatballs, tzatiki, and stuffed vegetables. All of the vegetables, herbs, cheese and jellies we were served were all made by Mrs Voula, her husband, daughter or grown by her son. Excellent food. Excellent tour.

Day 9 was another beach day with no tours. Another day of beach chairs, embrellas and pina coladas.

Day 10 was a flight from Naxos to Athens to prepare for home.

Hotel Reviews
Vencia Boutique Hotel
Mykonos

The employees of this hotel are the best of any hotel I have interacted with on my travels. So respectful and helpful. The hotel itself is beautiful with its infinity pool and the closeness to Mykonos Old Town. Definately the best hotel to stay at.

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The staff was outstanding and friendly.
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Pan Hotel
Athens - Greece

Location of this hotel is in the heart of Athens and walking distance from so many things to see and do.

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Location
Staff
The lady who prepared breakfast every morning went above and beyond every day. She would wash our water bottles out without us asking or even wanting her too. She was so friendly and nice the entire trip.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Melidron Hotel & Suites
Naxos

The location is perfect. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable. It is walking distance from a grocery store, many bakeries as well as restaurants and beaches.

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Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Jul 04, 2023

Dear Teresa,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and for sharing this detailed review of your trip!
I appreciate it! ❤
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here!
Hope to welcome you again in Greece sometime in the future!

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi

Best Vacation of our Lives
Greece | May 31 - Jun 13, 2023

K
Kirby G.
Baltimore, MD | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Eleni and Afroditi planned the trip very thoroughly for us. Everything that they planned was on time, as described, and just what we wanted. The hotels were all wonderful. All of our guides were organized, knowledgeable, and fun. All of our drivers were helpful and on time. The recommendations we followed on our own were great too. We were given a full itinerary, and in addition a bunch of helpful information about the culture, logistics, and some helpful Greek phrases. Couldn’t have asked for a better travel planner.

Local specialist: Afroditi Kalogerakou
Afroditi
Afroditi Kalogerakou
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Replied on Jun 15, 2023

Dear Kirby & Halle,

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing this great review about your trip experience! I appreciate it!
I am thrilled that you enjoyed your Honeymoon in Greece. <3
Hope to welcome you again in Greece sometime in the future!

Warm regards from Athens,
Afroditi