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Angela Giannioti

Hi everyone! I am Angela (or as my Greek friends call me, Aggeliki). Let me introduce myself: I am a travel and adventure lover just like you! I work in the travel industry, for a quiet few years now, and I love creating new exciting trips, tours, and above all, experiences for people from all around the world that choose to visit this amazing country called Greece. I am also an Adventure Travel Guide Standard Board Member Representing Greece since 2015.

Born and raised in the US by Greek parents, I have been living in Greece since 1992 and loving it - there is no better place to live! Sun, sea, mountains, rivers, nightlife, food, culture, people, parties, fun, and a safe environment all consist of making Greece the ideal place to live or (if you're not that fortunate), to travel to during your holidays or even for a city break!

I aim to give you a feeling of what Greece has to offer. Guidance, my recommendations on things to see and do during your stay, 'Don't Miss' tips, and plenty of other info to bear in mind before traveling or during your holidays here! Making amazing lifetime experiences for amazing people all over the world that choose Greece for their vacation, is my profession - so, let me help you experience Greece like never before through off-the-beaten-path tours and trips! Your trip will for sure be a memorable one! Get in touch!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in each and every destination in Greece! Especially the hidden gems and the less mass tourism destinations. But even in the world famous islands, like Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, I know all the unique and authentic places to visit and see along of course with the must see and visit touristic spots. My expertise is providing unique, authentic, memorable experiences. Either you are an outdoor and adventure enthusiast, a food junkey, or a history and culture addict, or you just want to enjoy the alluring Greek blue of the beaches and islands, I've got you covered! I want to provide special moments that will for sure be the highlights of your trip. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I always loved traveling and discovering new places. Especially the hidden gems of each destination! From the moment I remember myself as an adult, I remember getting in my car and heading for road trips! I discovered each and every corner of Greece and met amazing locals along the way! As the years past by I found myself being a travel expert of Greece! Then it hit me! I have to share this knowledge with other people! So, I found a job at a travel agency and quickly scaled my self up to being the director of the incoming travel planning department. After getting the necessary knowledge of running a travel business I decided to establish my own travel company, back in June 2018. Still sharing my local expertise and experience with the same excitement as day one! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I once went with a group on a trip to Epirus Region. While having a walking tour in Metsovo village a took the group uphill so they can see the narrow streets and houses of the village away from the mass tourism spots. During our walk I turned my head and peaked inside a house. I saw a woman weaving on a loom and stood there and started talking to the group about how the locals use the weaving techniques and how this is part of the local culture. At that point the woman inside the house saw us and invited us inside to see the procedure up close! She showed us how it's done, she talked about how this is part of the local life and the ways they use the woven creations, and eventually sat every person of the group in the loom so they can personally experience the weaving procedure! It was an amazing experience for all of us and the people in the group were so excited and amazed by the hospitality of this local woman. It was the highlight of our trip for sure! "

Angela is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents
Vouliagmeni resort area
Culture & Adventure in Athens, Naxos & Santorini - 10 Days

Spend ten days amid some of the  most popular spots in Greece. You'll start off in Athens, where you'll experience the Acropolis and the shores of the Athenian Riviera. Then sail into the Cyclades, landing first at Naxos for a hike through the island's history, then continuing to Santorini to explore its beaches and enjoy the caldera views.

The Erechtheion Temple at the Acropolis, Athens
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 12 Days

Experience the history, culture, and flavors of Greece on this jam-packed tour of Athens and the islands. You'll learn about ancient Greek mythology on visits to the Acropolis and Delphi, followed by an island-hopping adventure to stylish Mykonos, historic Delos, and romantic Santorini. Go trekking in Crete and explore fascinating ruins before making your way back to Athens.

Ultimate Guide to Crete: An Island for All Seasons
Ultimate Guide to Crete: An Island for All Seasons

Crete is a great island to visit at any time of year. The southernmost Greek isle has beaches, ancient archaeological sites, throwback villages, and myriad nature hikes—not to mention the pleasant winter temperatures. Find out what to do, where to stay, and more in this ultimate guide.

Escape to Zagori
5 Places to Go in Zagori : Greece's Remote Wonderland

Tucked into a remote part of Epirus, Greece’s northwest region of Zagori is an off-the-radar slice of wild beauty and ancient tradition. Its wilderness is a great place to escape the summer crowds, and the Pindos Mountains ski resorts are a top draw in winter. Here are our highlights not to miss.

7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries

A popular option for a week in Greece is to spend a day in Athens upon arrival and then head out to the Greek islands by ferry or flight. Another recommended option is a road trip to explore the ancient history and mythology of mainland Greece. Or, experience the Greek islands on a yacht. No matter which itinerary you choose, you will experience plenty of history, culture and food. Read on for 7 great 7-day itineraries to make the most of your week in Greece.

Ancient stone columns at Olympia
Discover Greek History & Culture - 7 Days

Delve into the fascinating history and culture of Greece on this weeklong tour around some of the country's top highlights. You'll begin in Athens with a guided tour of the Acropolis, then continue to Mycenae — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and the historic coastal city of Nafplio. Tour the ruins of Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games, before moving on to discover fascinating antiquities in Delphi and Amfissa. You'll explore the otherworldly Meteora and spend some time sampling local wines and regional dishes in the countryside before heading back to Athens, where the trip ends.

Favorite experiences

Athens Mythology for Families

Explore the Acropolis and Ancient Agora with your family, learning about Greek mythology and history. Kids and adults alike will enjoy discovering what's truly behind the legends of Athens' gods and heroes. Along the way, enjoy views of the city and kid-friendly activities.After meeting your...

Naxos Food & Culture Tour

Discover the unique culture and gastronomical hub of Naxos. This tour takes you to four traditional villages as you absorb the scenery and taste local delicacies. The countryside of Naxos Island has some of the best local produce and food in the Cyclades.You'll start in the charming village of...

Food Tour of Crete

Crete is not only the largest of the Greek islands, but it also has one of the most interesting food cultures. For most of its history, Cretans subsisted on a diet of fresh produce, dairy products like yogurt, honey, olive oil, red wine, and other Mediterranean ingredients. However, as living...

Family Day Cruise to Paxos & Antipaxos from Corfu

Enjoy a family-friendly day cruise to the picturesque Ionian islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, which exude a wild and tropical-like beauty. As you glide through the turquoise sea, admire the views of rocky coastlines, clear waters, and white-sand beaches. Your first stop is at the area's impressive...

Milos Panorama Tour

Discover the island of Milos, known for its beautiful beaches, white-washed villages, and fascinating history. This driving tour starts at the Ancient Theater of Milos, set at the Gulf of Milos' narrow entrance. Enjoy views of Tripiti and Klima, two of the island's more modern villages, and where...

Discover the Villages of Santorini

Santorini is known for its charming white-washed villages with blue-domed churches and incredible sea views. In addition, the island has numerous towns worth visiting, all offering a local vibe unique to the island. Below, we've detailed our top three picks for villages to visit in Santorini....

Recent trip reviews for Angela

Oksana

Mindblowing trip to Greece! · Greece - Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2022

Traveler: Oksana A. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

We went to Athens, Meteroa, Milos, and Santorini and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences of my LIFE. Angela and KimKim took care of everything! We had private transfers to everything, which at first I thought we could do without, but Angela insisted they were a good idea and boy was she right! It was so nice to not have to worry about how we would get to everything since we didn't rent a car and driving in Greece looked so crazy!

Our absolute favorite spot was Milos!... read more

We went to Athens, Meteroa, Milos, and Santorini and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences of my LIFE. Angela and KimKim took care of everything! We had private transfers to everything, which at first I thought we could do without, but Angela insisted they were a good idea and boy was she right! It was so nice to not have to worry about how we would get to everything since we didn't rent a car and driving in Greece looked so crazy!

Our absolute favorite spot was Milos! Seriously we are in love. The island was incredible, our hotel was gorgeous and every person we interacted with was so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. We rented a quad to get around the island and saw SO much, beautiful, out of this world beaches, the incredible cliffsides of Plaka, everything! We even got to go kayaking around the southern side of the island and got to snorkel through caves! No way we would've had this same experience without Angela and KimKim's help!

My husband and I took over 700 photos throughout the week long trip and all of them look like they're straight off a travel blog!

We have friends who invited us to go on a trip to Spain with them next year and we will ABSOLUTELY be recommending/ begging them to use Kimkim!

Hotel Reviews

Sweet Home Boutique Hotel

Athens

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Room was pretty small but we barely stayed in with everything to do in the city! The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating, we loved staying with them! Thank you to Aphrodite and her staff for the wonderful experience!

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Close to the Acropolis (less than a 10 minute walk)!

Semiramis Guesthouse Milos

Milos

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Hands down our favorite hotel we stayed at in all of Greece! The staff was so kind and helpful, we loved the list of recommendations we got upon check in and used most of them! The breakfast is HUGE, it felt like sitting down with my family for a big homecooked meal. And the room: GORGEOUS. I felt so luxurious!

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less than 3 minutes to the main town center, 7 minute quad ride to Sarakiniko Beach, Plaka, everything!

Alizea Villas & Suites

Santorini

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This hotel was beautiful and we really appreciated having the pool on the hotter days. However, check in took almost an hour as it seemed like the receptionist took the time to verbally list out every single thing we could do on the island. I wouldn't have minded this as much, but we hadn't been given our room key yet and had just gotten off a very long and rough ferry ride, which we explained to them kindly, to try to move the process along. The main reason for this low review though is that on our last night in the hotel, an employee entered our locked room while we were sleeping to remind us of our airport transfer in the morning, even though we (through our travel agency) were the ones who arranged it. This was really inappropriate and honestly put us on edge the rest of the night. The hotel rooms do not have phones so I understand why they didn't call, but entering a guests room is extremely inappropriate and made us feel very unsafe.

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14 Reasons Why

Athens

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Such a cute and funky little hotel in the heart of Athens! Loved the whole aesthetic of the hotel and our room was spacious and fun! The absolute best part though was the food!!! This hotel is also a brunch place and as hotel guests, you get 20% off their menu. We arrived a little early for check in so decided to get some food while we waited and oh my god. Instagram worthy, healthy, fresh food! And very affordable! The best part??? The breakfast that is included with your hotel is.the.same.breakfast!! So you get very high quality food to start off your day. We ended up sandwhiching our time in Athens around our trips to the islands, so we stayed at a different hotel on the way in and we talked so much about how we wish we had gotten to stay at this place longer. Absolutely loved it!

Tips for future travelers

Its a bit farther from the acropolis than other places but very close to metros, great restaurants and a whole host of other Ancient sites!

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Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour

Greece

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Loved that this tour was focused on the myths and culture behind the Acropolis and Parthenon, rather than the architecture like all the signs were. Our kind was very friendly and knowledgeable! We ended up going to the Acropolis again on a different day to just take our time walking around but the name "Beat the Crowds" tour is no joke! Great experience!

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Escape to theTomato Industrial Museum Bike tour

Santorini

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The ride over to the Museum was beautiful! I loved seeing all the beaches and cliffs, and the electric bike made it a very smooth ride! Our Guide was also extremely nice and was very helpful for us getting started with the bikes! That being said I feel like the description of this activity was very misleading. It wasn't really a "tour" per say, more of a "follow the leader to your destination" as we didn't stop anywhere along the route to talk or take pictures of anything. The Tomato Museum was interesting and the tomato juice and paste we got to try were incredible! The activity description said we would get to "Seal our own tomato pulp" which we were so excited for such a great souvenir, especially after tasting everything! However, in reality, you sealed your own *empty* can with a tomato label, which was a bit disappointing. Finally, the activity description said on our way back from the Museum we would stop at Vlychada Beach where we would "get to quench your thirst with light refreshments at the beach bar". This is very misleading. We were able to take a few pictures of the beach from where we parked the bikes before heading into the Museum, but then pretty much packed up and left immediately on the return. There was no stopping for refreshments. We went straight back to the starting point. The frustrating part, is the route you take to the museum is FILLED with amazing looking restaurants and beach bars where my husband and I would've LOVED to stop in at, but as soon as we made it back to the starting point, our transport was there to take us back. We did not get to explore or experience any part of the beach, other than riding past it.

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Maybe don't schedule things so tightly together, I would've like to had time to explore after our bike ride but instead we had to leave immediately.
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Our guide was awesome! SO nice!
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More stops for pictures and information, update the description of the activity to be more accurate.

Sea Kayak in Milos

Greece

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BEST THING WE DID IN GREECE! Our guides were amazing, so fun and knowledgeable! We went through rock formations, caves, tunnels, absolutely amazing time! They took just enough breaks both on the water and off at different sites for us to be able to keep up! An awesome surprise was that we got GoPros to take all the videos and pictures with that we wanted even underwater, I can't wait to get them back! Truly an amazing family run business as we even got 2 homemade snacks per person from the guides mother (that were AMAZING). I would absolutely do this again and recommend it to everyone I know!

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Athens to Meteora day trip by scenic train ride!

Athens

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LOVED seeing these beautiful cliffs and monasteries! The pictures we got look like they are straight out of National Geographic. The tour guides were so fun and incredibly knowledgeable, pointing out all of the details we could've wanted, including a fun Game of Thrones photo Point! The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was that based on the activity description, I wasn't aware the monasteries each had their own entrance fee or that most of them only took cash. There was one monastery we didn't get to go in because there were no atms at the top(and we didn't know to stop closer to the bottom), which was really disappointing because it was one of the biggest ones! We spent the time taking beautiful pictures of the surrounding areas though. The train ride is also a little rough and long but overall a beautiful trip!

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Train ride home was delayed by over an hour with no explanation as to why.
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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Oksana!

Thank you for all your feedback and insights. For sure they are very helpful. :)

I am happy that you had an overall nice experience in my country and that I was able to help with that. :)

Looks like you have your hands full with going through so many photos! :P
But I am sure that the process will be very exciting and nice.

Thank you once again for trusting my team and me for your vacation in Greece. It was a true pleasure meeting you and working with you on this.

I... read more

Geia sou Oksana!

Thank you for all your feedback and insights. For sure they are very helpful. :)

I am happy that you had an overall nice experience in my country and that I was able to help with that. :)

Looks like you have your hands full with going through so many photos! :P
But I am sure that the process will be very exciting and nice.

Thank you once again for trusting my team and me for your vacation in Greece. It was a true pleasure meeting you and working with you on this.

I would love to assist you with planning your next vacation to Greece, this time to some other amazing hidden gems of my country. :)

Until then, take care and always have fun! And safe travels!

Best,
Angela

Logan

Perfect Vacation in Greece thanks to Angela & KimKim · Greece - Jun 6 - Jun 17, 2022

Traveler: Logan K. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Our trip was absolutely amazing thanks to Angela, we were able to experience a variety of activities, check off our bucket list items, and make changes to the tip when needed.

Some of our favorite activities:
-Athens Mythology tour, our tour guide was Denai (I may have spelled that wrong) and she was INCREDIBLE! There was not a question she couldn't answer, the tour was at a great pace and 10/10 would do it again.
-Sarakiniko in the morning - Love that we were able to add this in, the... read more

Our trip was absolutely amazing thanks to Angela, we were able to experience a variety of activities, check off our bucket list items, and make changes to the tip when needed.

Some of our favorite activities:
-Athens Mythology tour, our tour guide was Denai (I may have spelled that wrong) and she was INCREDIBLE! There was not a question she couldn't answer, the tour was at a great pace and 10/10 would do it again.
-Sarakiniko in the morning - Love that we were able to add this in, the 1.5 hours in the morning was perfect, no crowds, it wasn't too hot, and gave us just the right amount of time to explore, jump, and take pictures
-Milos sailing tour, even with the stop changes we had a lot of fun and we loved the group we were with :D
-The Milos food tour was also fantastic with Giannis and gave us so much insight into the island. ----The Santorini kayak tour was also amazing
-All time classic Santorini tour with Katie (Katy?) was so informative, and we have told everyone about Akatori.

Our 2 least favorite activities honestly have nothing to do with the activity, and more of just our over commitment took away from the experience:
Athens food tour, the tour was great but after the 5 hour walking tour that morning, another 5 hour walking tour a few hours later probably wasn't our best idea (But once again this was on us, the tour was great, we were just a little too tired to enjoy it fully)
Santorini catamaran sunset tour - It was great, but I think we would have enjoyed some more time in Fira or Oia, instead of being on the boat. If we hadn't also done the Kayak tour I think we would have enjoyed this more but we loved the kayak tour more than this one.

Milos was definitely our favorite island and experience as a whole, everywhere we went on the island was a great time from laid back Pollonia, picturesque Plaka, the historic catacombs & theatre, to the variety of beaches, we already want to go back.

All of our hotels & car services were wonderful and made the trip run so smoothly. We will definitely recommend KimKim to all of our friends and family!

Hotel Review

Mirabeli Apartments & Suites

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Mirabeli was the perfect place to stay in Milos, walking distance to all of Pollonia, clean facilities, and Vassilis will truly make you feel like family.

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Logan!

Thank you so much for your feedback, I truly appreciate it. :)

I am really, really happy that you had a great time here in Greece.

You indeed had lots of tours and probably got tired at some point but look at the bright side - you saw soooo many things in each location! I know Milos was your highlight (obviously after leaving Paros to get back there :P )!

I am truly glad that you enjoyed the tours, hotels, and transfer services.
I would love to see you back in my country... read more

Hey Logan!

Thank you so much for your feedback, I truly appreciate it. :)

I am really, really happy that you had a great time here in Greece.

You indeed had lots of tours and probably got tired at some point but look at the bright side - you saw soooo many things in each location! I know Milos was your highlight (obviously after leaving Paros to get back there :P )!

I am truly glad that you enjoyed the tours, hotels, and transfer services.
I would love to see you back in my country sometime in the future and help you organize another amazing adventure here in Greece with other amazing locations, plus Milos for a few days! LOL

It was a true pleasure to work with you and assist you with everything. You guys are one amazing couple!

Take care and always have fun!

My very best,
Angela

P.S. it's Danae :)

We had such a great time visiting Greece. Our... · Greece - Jun 8 - Jun 19, 2022

Traveler: Jan C. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

We had such a great time visiting Greece. Our agent, Angela was amazing. She booked us for exactly what we wanted and was always available to answer questions. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to travel to use Kimkim! read more

We had such a great time visiting Greece. Our agent, Angela was amazing. She booked us for exactly what we wanted and was always available to answer questions. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to travel to use Kimkim!

Hotel Review

Vigla Hotel

Amorgos

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Amazing hotel! It’s a little remote but the staff and food were amazing!

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Jan! Geia sou!

I am really happy to read that you had a great time here in Greece! Hope to see you back sometime in the future. :)

My best to Lisa. :)

Always have fun and take care!

Angela

Beautiful Greece · Greece - May 27 - Jun 10, 2022

Traveler: Rosemary M. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

The tours were great! Informative and interesting especially of the Parthenon and the Medieval City in Rhodes. Amber Light Villas in Santorini was simply beautiful. Greece was just amazing and we all had a wonderful time!

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Rosemary!

I am really happy that you had a great time in Greece!

Efcharistó for leaving a review 🙂

I would love to assist you with your next vacation to Greece trip planning.

Take care and safe travels!

My very best,
Angela

Jodi

Wonderful experience · Greece - Jun 6 - Jun 13, 2022

Traveler: Jodi T. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Every single guide was so passionate and informed and hospitable! We especially liked Alexander. He was very personable, fun and kind. read more

Every single guide was so passionate and informed and hospitable! We especially liked Alexander. He was very personable, fun and kind.

Hotel Review

Ambassador Aegean Luxury

Santorini

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Incredible place! We stayed in the Presidential Villa and loved it! The breakfast provided by the hotel was wonderful with lots of different choices. The concierge was super responsive and helpful. The view is amazing and there were steps to go all the way down to the sea! This was an added bonus!

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Super helpful
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Clean and open and charming
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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Jodi!

I am very happy that you all enjoyed the Crete and Santorini part of your trip. :)

I would love to assist you with planning your next trip to Greece and show you some of my country's hidden gems. :)

Until then, take care, don't stop exploring, and always have fun!

My very best,
Angela

Sara

Splendors of Ancient and modern Greece · Greece - Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2022

Traveler: Sara L. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

This was an amazing trip. Angela worked so hard to make sure my husband and I were able to see all the places I’ve dreamed of over the years.. we traveled with guide Dimitros and driver Nicolas for two days and with guide Vasilia and driver Panaiyotis for the other two days. All over Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora—stunning. The guides were top notch, telling the stories of each place and answering every question we had. They were also delightful and fun to travel with.... read more

This was an amazing trip. Angela worked so hard to make sure my husband and I were able to see all the places I’ve dreamed of over the years.. we traveled with guide Dimitros and driver Nicolas for two days and with guide Vasilia and driver Panaiyotis for the other two days. All over Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora—stunning. The guides were top notch, telling the stories of each place and answering every question we had. They were also delightful and fun to travel with.

And…Angela was fantastic!from the first email she was amazing. She actually put together four versions of this trip for us before we actually settled on the one we booked. It was perfect in every way. The hotels were fantastic and every single detail from pick up times to admission tickets to special activities were just perfect for us.

I loved working with Kimkim because I had complete control of my trip but did not need to worry about the logistics. I highly recommend it.

Hotel Reviews

Sweet Home Boutique Hotel

Athens

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Location, atmosphere, incredible staff, over-the-top homemade breakfasts— stay here! It truly felt like staying with family.

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14 Reasons Why

Athens

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The owners have done a fantastic job making 14 small rooms right in the heart of Athens fun and comfortable. The location is fantastic and the breakfasts will knock you over they are so creative and beautiful and delicious. Truly the best we’ve ever had.

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Olympion Asty

Ancient Olympia

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This is one of the most spectacular hotels we have ever stayed in. The location is breathtaking: mountaintop with miles and miles of green hills sloping downward toward the west. The sunset was stunning. The place itself is elegant and very peaceful. The restaurant provided excellent food for dinner and a delicious breakfast buffet, all the vegetables coming from their garden. The price was surprisingly low.

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Extremely professional, accommodating, kind.
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Elegant and modern.
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The views and quiet.
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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Kalimera Sara!

I am so happy to read that you had a great time here in Greece and that you saw all the places that you wanted to see during your visit. :)

I am so excited that you will be taking memorable views and experiences back home with you.

It was a true pleasure talking to you and assisting you in planning your dream trip to Greece. I would be delighted to assist you with planning your next visit. We have left out some spots you must see! :)

Take care and always have fun!

Efcharisto poly! :D

My best,
Angela

Jodi

Angela was great and super responsive and eas... · Greece - Jun 3 - Jun 4, 2022

Traveler: Jodi T. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Angela was great and super responsive and easy to work with - even when we changed our flight to Crete last minute. Also our guide through the Acropolis was spectacular! She was super interesting and informative and kind! Drivers were always on time and made us feel safe! read more

Angela was great and super responsive and easy to work with - even when we changed our flight to Crete last minute. Also our guide through the Acropolis was spectacular! She was super interesting and informative and kind! Drivers were always on time and made us feel safe!

Hotel Review

Urban Frame Hotel

Athens

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Hotel was nice. Great showers. Front desk was super helpful and kind!

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Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour

Greece

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Jodi!

Efcharisto for your review!

I am super happy that you enjoyed your short time in Athens. :)

I am more than happy that I was able to assist you with everything and help so that you can focus on having a great time and not on the logistics. :)

I am sure you will be fascinated with Crete and Santorini too!

Looking forward to your review on that part of your trip too! :)

Have fun and enjoy!

Best,
Angela

Karen

An Amazing Trip To Greece! · Greece - May 15 - May 23, 2022

Traveler: Karen H. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Our trip to Greece was fabulous! We toured Naxos, Santorini, and Crete with the help of Angela. She was always very responsive whenever we had questions. Our day on the farm on Naxos was especially memorable. We also loved our tour of Akrotiri on Santorini. Due to weather conditions we did not get to spend the time on Crete as we had hoped. Ferries were cancelled due to high wind conditions. But Angela made sure we were compensated for our last minute cancellations. All in all, it was an... read more

Our trip to Greece was fabulous! We toured Naxos, Santorini, and Crete with the help of Angela. She was always very responsive whenever we had questions. Our day on the farm on Naxos was especially memorable. We also loved our tour of Akrotiri on Santorini. Due to weather conditions we did not get to spend the time on Crete as we had hoped. Ferries were cancelled due to high wind conditions. But Angela made sure we were compensated for our last minute cancellations. All in all, it was an amazing trip that I would highly recommend.

Hotel Review

Olia Villas & Suites

Imerovigli

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This suite was exactly what we were hoping for. We had a two bedroom/two bath suite that included a jacuzzi, a steam room, a mini kitchen, and a pool on the patio that looked out over the caldera. It may not be appropriate for small children, as there were steep stairs going down to the steam room that had no gate enclosure. It is close to small grocery stores and a little lunch/dinner spot with very good souvlaki. Nice restaurants were also nearby. If you want to experience the drama of the caldera and enjoy walking, this is a beautiful hotel.

Cleanliness & Comfort

It was super clean, had comfortable beds, and all the amenities needed.
Staff

Ionas was quick to text us back when we had questions about the room. Very friendly and helpful.
Authenticity & Character

It felt like staying in a white cave carved into the mountain. It fit the surroundings perfectly.
Location

The view!
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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Karen!

I am so happy to hear that your overall experience was nice despite the hiccup we had with the ferry cancelation.

I would be more than excited to assist you with your next trip to Greece and then you can spend some more time on Crete and see some other beautiful and unique islands and hidden gems. :)

Until then take care and always have fun!

My best,
Angela

Terry

We had a fabulous trip to Greece thanks to Angela · Greece - May 15 - May 23, 2022

Traveler: Terry A. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

We had a fabulous trip to Greece! The highlight of our time in Naxos was visiting the farm and cooking with Maria and Yannis. On Santorini I particularly enjoyed visiting the prehistoric town of Akrotiri.

Angela was incredibly responsive and went above and beyond to ensure that we were extremely happy with our trip. read more

We had a fabulous trip to Greece! The highlight of our time in Naxos was visiting the farm and cooking with Maria and Yannis. On Santorini I particularly enjoyed visiting the prehistoric town of Akrotiri.

Angela was incredibly responsive and went above and beyond to ensure that we were extremely happy with our trip.

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Terry!

Thank you for your review and I am really happy that you had a nice time here in Greece.
Despite having a hiccup with the ferry cancellation I am honestly very happy that I was able to assist you and help you get an overall nice experience and nice memories from your visit to my country. :)

I would be delighted to assist in the future with your next Greece trip planning.

Thank you once again!

Best,
Angela

Perfect trip to Greece! · Greece - May 5 - May 21, 2022

Traveler: David C. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

When we started planning our trip to Greece, it quickly became obvious that we would need some help. while we usually do our own planning and booking for our two trips a year, we knew we had to reach out for assistance. We found KimKim online with a solid number of good reviews and thought we would give them a try. They put us together with Angela who did a wonderful job for us. Not only did she spend an immense amount of time with us in advance going back-and-forth with options and changes... read more

When we started planning our trip to Greece, it quickly became obvious that we would need some help. while we usually do our own planning and booking for our two trips a year, we knew we had to reach out for assistance. We found KimKim online with a solid number of good reviews and thought we would give them a try. They put us together with Angela who did a wonderful job for us. Not only did she spend an immense amount of time with us in advance going back-and-forth with options and changes to our plan, but she also continued to reach out during the trip to make sure everything was going well. There were numerous ferries involved as we transferred between islands as well as a flight back from Crete to Athens at the end. She always reached out before each of these transfers to make sure we confirmed our seating on the ferries and to see if we needed anything. One of the best features provided by her was the transfers for every time we had to move. Someone picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel, from our hotel to our ferry, from our ferry to our next hotel, etc. etc. We moved a total of five times over 18 days and the logistics worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend Angela to make your travel arrangements in Greece. She did a wonderful job, and we will reach back out to her when we return for another trip.

Also, a little unusual for us, we elected to book a significant number of tours as we wanted to make sure our time was well spent while we were there. Again, their recommendations for tours were spot on and we had a tremendous time. We saw significantly more than we normally would have if we just relied on our own means to see things. The same can be said about their hotel recommendations. We stayed in predominantly small boutique places with tremendous views and/or locations. We traveled to Athens, Naxos, Santorini and Crete. In the end, Crete turned out to be our favorite place and we spent four days total with their tour operator Alex. We saw almost all of Crete and even hiked the Samaria gorge with him. He went way above and beyond the normal tour guide. Don’t go to Crete without him!

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Suzanne and David, geia sas!

And thank you so much for your kind review! I'm thrilled that you liked and enjoyed your vacation.

Alex also told me what an amazing couple you are!
I'll make sure he will be your guide on your next trip to Crete and he'll make sure to show you a few other amazing spots of his island and definitely show you an amazing time!

Looking forward to arranging your next memorable trip to Greece, soon. 😊

Efcharistó!

Angela

Dorothy

Angela has been front and center with any req... · Greece - May 15 - May 26, 2022

Traveler: Dorothy P. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Angela has been front and center with any requests or changes that needed to be made for our trip to Greece. She had been so helpful in setting up hotels and the ferry from Santorini to Crete so it allowed us to concentrate on other important issues such as booking restaurants--which she came thru for us when we couldn't get a reservation at Oia Gefsis. She also arranged transportation for us from the airport to hotels. Essentially whatever we needed, Angela was there to help and arrange... read more

Angela has been front and center with any requests or changes that needed to be made for our trip to Greece. She had been so helpful in setting up hotels and the ferry from Santorini to Crete so it allowed us to concentrate on other important issues such as booking restaurants--which she came thru for us when we couldn't get a reservation at Oia Gefsis. She also arranged transportation for us from the airport to hotels. Essentially whatever we needed, Angela was there to help and arrange in a most timely fashion. She is the best!

Hotel Reviews

Oniro City

Athens

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Hotel Review

The hotel was located in a quiet part of Athens, yet close enough to Plaka, the oldest and fashionable in Athens. The beds were extremely comfortable as was the bedding. The bathroom was modern and the shower great. They offered a breakfast in their dining room that was included. Cheeses and hams to start, with croissants and other savory breads, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee and then they gave you a menu for breakfast! So much food and very delicious. The folks at the desk couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We would definitely go back again.

Cleanliness & Comfort

The beds were to sink in and cuddle with with their high quality down blankets
Staff

Everyone was friendly and helpful, including waitstaff
Authenticity & Character

It was a boutique hotel that felt warm and friendly.
Location

being near Plaka and the National Gardens and changing of the Guard at the Presidential Palace

Serenissima Boutique Hotel

Chania Old Town

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

We felt like we were living in an old restored Cretan building--I'm sure we were. They did a beautiful job in the restoration and our room felt authentic as well, with beamed ceilings and shuttered windows and thick white stone walls. The room contained all modern amenities, although it was lacking in storage for clothing, if you were staying more than a few days. We loved the location and were steps away from tons of restaurants and shops and the old harbors was not too far away.

Tips for future travelers

Tough location if you have a car as there is limited parking and then you need to roll you suitcase thru the Old Town of Chania over cobble stone walkways.

Cleanliness & Comfort

The rooms and bathrooms were kept neat and clean.
Staff

Everyone was friendly and helpful
Authenticity & Character

It felt like we were living in a modernized old building with stairs taking us up to our room
Location

That it was in the heart of the Old Town

Sole d'oro Luxury Suites

Santorini

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Hotel Review

Sole d'oro was a great place to stay in on Santorini. We had our own private hot tub and the room was nice a roomy. The bathroom was this wonderful soft yellow that made you look wonderful and tanned in the mirror. The shower was in an adobe type structure that was very roomy. Because of Covid-19, breakfast was on our patio or in our room and coffee, croissants, cakes and breads came automatically and then we ordered yogurts, omelets, as well as freshly squeezed juice. Only comment is there was not enough space to put out clothing so we dressed from our suitcase.

Tips for future travelers

Parking was not the easiest, however we were at the hotel 4 nights and didn't have a problem parking in the two small lots just up the street from the hotel.

Cleanliness & Comfort

The staff did a wonderful job keep the room neat and clean. The could have had better blankets as the ones on the bed barely covered the top of the mattress.
Staff

One member of the staff was friendlier than the next. They always went out of their way to greet us coming or going.
Authenticity & Character

We had a private patio with hot tub and our room just a step away
Location

We were less than a mile from Oia and enjoyed the walks back from dinners

Legacy Gastro Suites

Heraklion

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Hotel Review

Unfortunately by the time we arrived in Heraklion, it was evening so we only had 2 nights and 1 full day here. The beds were super comfortable as was the bedding. The shower was out of AD and great. We were right across the street from the parking lot and our room, that had a balcony and table and chairs overlooked a square. You can have your breakfast there for a small additional cost.

Cleanliness & Comfort

the room was always neat and clean.
Staff

everyone couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.
Authenticity & Character

clean and modern
Location

close to easy walking places
Activity Reviews

Best of Ancient & Modern Athens

Greece

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Activity Review

Our tour to the Acropolis in Athens was hindered by an heat episode on my part so the trip was reorganized and we spent a good part of the day in the Museum seeing the Parthenon and Acropolis thru Eleni's adept descriptions and commentaries, it was close to actually being there. Eleni made the tour enjoyable and educational. Regrettably we spend so much time in the museum, where it was cool and where there was less concern for my "health", that we missed part of the food tour that we were really looking forward to. That said, Eleni made sure we got our souvlaki and Loukoumades, that was super delicious.

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me

Unexplored Culture of Santorini

Greece

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Activity Review

The tour we took in Santorini was a bit of a waste-the Unexplored Culture of Santorini. We went to a tomato factory that is no longer used and we were given a recorded tour thru the factory. Since cherry tomatoes were not in season, there was nothing to see in the fields. Our guide Yannis was full of information as he lived thru the earthquake of 1956 and had many stories and those including the tomato factory that was under a few feet of mud . We then went to the Symposion for the music part of the tour. It was run by a fascinating and talented couple who renovated the property from wine making to music making. They were a fascinating couple but we would have preferred hearing Greek music from our talented host instead of making our own "pan" musical instrument.

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Guides, drivers and staff

Our guide and folks at the Symposion.
Quality of Experience

a better description of the tour so to better make a decision as whether we would want to do it

East Crete Secrets Off the Beaten Track: Through the Eyes of Locals

Greece

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Activity Review

Our eastern Crete tour was the best. Alex was an incredible guide who was so knowledgeable about everything Crete. Our driver was also engaging and full of knowledge about olive trees and all things growing. We went on this tour with 2 other lovely ladies that made the trip that much more interesting. We checked out all different plants growing on the side of the road that were used for cooking or for medicinal uses. Alex took us to a remote restaurant, where mostly locals eat and we had the best meal in our visit to Crete! Everything was prepared in wood burning ovens and they were able to accommodate us as vegetarians, with the most incredible roasted vegetables, stuffed peppers and sautéed herbs and greens from the 6,000 varieties in Crete-they had wood roasted lamb and goat for the carnivores They made their own wines which were part of the meal and delicious, as well as home made cheeses. We stopped at a gorge, where we went thru a flowing stream only to come out to the most amazing view. We have many pictures from this spot. We went to an old monastery that was run by nuns, where they gave us cookies and allowed us to wonder their beautiful and zen spot. There was a small store where the nuns sold things that they made.

Transport

it was a comfortable luxury 9 passenger car/bus.
Guides, drivers and staff

both Alex and Yannis made the tour so very interesting. Once we dropped off the ladies, it was still at least 30min back to hotel but Alex was such an interesting person that he kept us enthralled with his stories and photos as he deep dives and has some wonderful underwater photos.
Quality of Experience

everything we saw!

Western Crete - Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno

Greece

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Our last tour with Nicolas and the driver, Yannis was a lot of fun. We visited a super cool herb farm, where they had hundred of jars of herbs, teas and special soaps, as well as gardens where a lot of it was grown. We spent a lot of time choosing soaps and herbs that were so reasonably priced. We had drinks on the veranda before we departed to a beautiful gorge that we could not access due to the last smaller earthquake that cut off easy access. The roads along with way were filled with pink and white flowers with the snow capped mountains in the background. Nicolas took us to a part of Crete where you can see both the Agean and Libyan Seas. We visited Monasteries in both eastern and western Crete that were beautiful as they were historic, We had lunch in tavern that was surrounded by running streams and you can drink the water right from the stream! The lunch as delicious grilled fish, tzatiki and another Greek speciality that we'd never had before that was phenomenal! We also went to a Monastery from where the monks got into soldiers gear to help fight off the German's in WW2. We later visited a monument celebrating their fight.

Transport

9 passenger luxury van that was cool and comfortable
Guides, drivers and staff

their love of Crete
Quality of Experience

the sights that we visited.
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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sas, Dorothy and Ken!

I am so happy that you enjoyed your vacation in Greece and that I was able to be part of that. 😀

It was a true pleasure talking to you both and helping you however and whenever needed.

I would be thrilled to assist you with your next trip to Greece in the future and show you some other amazing spots of my country.

Take care, have fun, and safe travels!

My best,
Aggeliki 😀

Maria

Mother-daughter take on Greece · Greece - May 21 - May 31, 2022

Traveler: Maria T. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

This was our first time using kimkim and we had a great experience. Angela was so helpful and very responsive! She listened to what we wanted and planned accordingly, also suggested a few things which was great. Everything was well planned...from landing to departing, drivers on time, guides on time, our hotels were great and our tours were so much fun. Thank you Angela for being a great planner and for your great communication skills. read more

This was our first time using kimkim and we had a great experience. Angela was so helpful and very responsive! She listened to what we wanted and planned accordingly, also suggested a few things which was great. Everything was well planned...from landing to departing, drivers on time, guides on time, our hotels were great and our tours were so much fun. Thank you Angela for being a great planner and for your great communication skills.

Hotel Reviews

Anna Maria Mykonos Hotel

Mykonos

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We absolutely loved this place. It's centrally located and the staff was very helpful, room was clean and bed was comfy.

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Centrally located

14 Reasons Why

Athens

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One of the cutest hotel we've ever stayed in. My teen loved it! I wish we could have stayed longer.

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Maria! What a sweet and amazing person you are, really!

It was my true pleasure to help you with your trip to Greece! And I am so happy that you had a nice time here.
I will be thrilled to assist you on your next Greece adventure and discovery. :)

Until then take care and always have fun!

Geia was from Greece!
Angela

Ken

Holiday in Greece - Athens, Santorini and Crete · Greece - May 15 - May 26, 2022

Traveler: Ken P. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

In 2020 we had planned a two week vacation in Greece, but Covid delayed our plans. Dec 2021 we decided to get started planning again. My wife and I enjoy food, wine and seeing ancient sites so we planned Athens, the ancient town of Akrotiri on Santorini and the island of Crete. A friend of ours worked with Angela and so we asked her to help arrange our tours and transportation to and from the airport.
In Athens, our guide was Eleni and she did a great job in showing us the archeological... read more

In 2020 we had planned a two week vacation in Greece, but Covid delayed our plans. Dec 2021 we decided to get started planning again. My wife and I enjoy food, wine and seeing ancient sites so we planned Athens, the ancient town of Akrotiri on Santorini and the island of Crete. A friend of ours worked with Angela and so we asked her to help arrange our tours and transportation to and from the airport.
In Athens, our guide was Eleni and she did a great job in showing us the archeological museum and Plaka. We walked on our own in Plaka and near the Acropolis.
On Santorini, our guide was Yannis who showed took us on a tour of the old towns from Oia all the way to Akritiri. There is great wine in Santorini which comes from grapes which grow in the islands volcanic soil. On our own walked through Oia, Fira and down to the lighthouse at Akrotiti, and we had wine tastings at Aroma Avlis (where we also had an incredible dinner the night before) and Sigalas Winery. We skipped some of the bigger wineries but there are maybe 20 more on Santorini.
On Crete, which is filled with olive groves, Alexander showed us the Eastern part of Crete with a visit to an olive oil factory and we toured as far south as the Libyan sea. Nikolas and our driver Thasos took us on a tour of the western part of Crete from Chania over the mountains to the south overlooking the Libyan sea. On our own we walked through the old towns in Heraklion, Chania and Rethimno.
We rented a car on both Santorini and Crete so the days after the tours we drove to some of our favorite places. The Minoan archeological site in Akriti and the Archeological museum in Chania were among our favorites and should not be missed.
I think guided tours are a great way to get a feel for a place when you have limited time, but you also need time on your own to explore. We had four organized tours which was perfect.

Hotel Review

Oniro City

Athens

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Hotel Review

Fabulous hotel, walking distance to old town in Plaka and the Acropolis. While in an old building, hd interior of the hotel was completely redone with a fabulous shower, bed and pillow. We had a great dinner at Frankie, 1/2 block away.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Bed and pillow was smazing
Staff

Super friendly
Location

Great non touristy restaurants, but close enough to Plaka.
Activity Review

East Crete Secrets Off the Beaten Track: Through the Eyes of Locals

Greece

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sas Dorothy and Ken!

I am glad you got back home and took so many memories and images from Greece with you!
I am truly happy that you enjoyed your time here and that the tours met your expectations.

My whole team and I were excited to have you with us on this 12-day trip of yours and we will be thrilled to welcome you back sometime in the future and show you some other amazing well-known and hidden gem places!

Until then, take care, have fun and safe travels! :)

Best,
Angela

5 great nights in Athens and the Greek Islands · Greece - Apr 19 - Apr 24, 2022

Traveler: Praveen S. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Angela from Greece Adventure Trips organized our trip at short notice (just a few weeks). She was prompt, friendly, and figured everything out. She organized all of our travel within Greece and it went flawlessly.
Our trip started with an evening in Athens where we stayed in the Elektra Metropolis hotel (wow --- great location right in Plaka with great street walks and just 10 mins walk to the Acropolis). That evening, we did a walking tour of the Acropolis with the most amazing guide (Alex... read more

Angela from Greece Adventure Trips organized our trip at short notice (just a few weeks). She was prompt, friendly, and figured everything out. She organized all of our travel within Greece and it went flawlessly.
Our trip started with an evening in Athens where we stayed in the Elektra Metropolis hotel (wow --- great location right in Plaka with great street walks and just 10 mins walk to the Acropolis). That evening, we did a walking tour of the Acropolis with the most amazing guide (Alex --- he is a trained archaeologist and he taught us so much in just two hours, great story teller, friendly and kind -- Alex also gave us great information on what to do during the rest of our Greece trip). I think we should have spent another day in Athens but I had been insistent we should spend most of the trip in the islands. Next time!
The next morning, we took a ferry from Piraeus to Naxos. Very scenic few hours, though very crowded on the ferry because it was the easter week. On Naxos, I think we were there just about at the start of the tourist season, since many places were just opening. Our hotel 18 Grapes was a boutique resort, very laid back and luxurious. The food from the small resort restaurant was amazing --- especially the sumptious and scrumptious breakfast served with style and personal charm. We took a short taxi ride into the city to walk around, check out the stores and restaurants. On day 2, we rented electric bikes at a great place called Aurelia Bikes and biked around half the island, getting to see some of the beautiful villages in the interior. We got really lucky finding Aurelia Bikes --- they manufacture their own bikes optimized for the region. When unfortunately I got a flat tire a few miles away from the store on the way back, the owner was kind enough to come out in a truck to pick me up.
The next day we took a ferry from Naxos to Santorini. Here, Angela had booked us into the Santo Maris Luxury Suites in Oia. Ultra-fancy resort hotel and just a few minutes walk from the heart of Oia (with the beautiful views, white and blue buildings, shops and restaurants). We hadn't pre-planned this, but because it was right in the midst of easter week, the same evening the citadel of Pyrgos on Santorini had its annual celebration (which is something unique --- tens of thousands of lanterns light up this citadel on a hill) --- we got to go walk around in the midst of it and enjoy the amazing experience. The next day, we did the caldera hike from Oia to Fira (beautiful, picturesque, though in hindsight should have heeded everyone's advice to go from Fira to Oia instead).
Finally, flew out of Santorini, thru Athens, and onward. Every step of the way, things went flawlessly.
Much kudos to Angela for making great default choices for us. She did also suggest various guided activities on the islands but we decided against because we just wanted to chill and do stuff on our own. Also, our party had two vegans and two vegetarians, so we weren't entirely sure a planned culinary tour or wine-and-cheese tour would work out so well for us. But for most families or groups, that would be an added plus.
In hindsight, I think I'd have added a day in Athens. The ferry has different ticket options and I think if I'd known that, I might have picked a ticket option with more of a view). I think I'd have been a bit more prepared for how touristy Santorini is (Naxos is so laid back in comparison). But those are just minor details that would have have added at most a bit more icing to our amazing Greek vacation cake.

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Praveen and the rest of the family. :)

Thank you very much for your time writing a review for the services you had in Greece with us.

I am very happy that you had an overall nice experience here and I look forward to assisting you with your next trip to Greece! This time with one more day in Athens and visits to other islands and hidden gems of my country. :) And with ferry seats near windows. :)

Take care and always have fun!

My warmest greetings,
Angela

A truly wonderful vacation in Greece! · Greece - Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2022

Traveler: Deborah N. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

My family and I decided to take a last minute trip to Greece. We worked with Angela who was absolutely amazing and planned the perfect trip for us that gave us everything we wanted to get out of the vacation. Angela worked very closely with us to completely curate the perfect vacation. We toured with very knowledgeable guides that enriched our experience and appreciation of the many ancient villages, sites and ruins that Greece had to offer. We spent a day hiking a beautiful gorge and were... read more

My family and I decided to take a last minute trip to Greece. We worked with Angela who was absolutely amazing and planned the perfect trip for us that gave us everything we wanted to get out of the vacation. Angela worked very closely with us to completely curate the perfect vacation. We toured with very knowledgeable guides that enriched our experience and appreciation of the many ancient villages, sites and ruins that Greece had to offer. We spent a day hiking a beautiful gorge and were rewarded with an amazing seafood lunch at the seaside and some time on a prisitne beach on the Libyan sea, That was followed the next day with a hunt for truffles on the mountain side with a wonderful truffle hunter, his daughter and two adoable Lagotto Romagnolos, a truffle hunting dog breed from Italy that we never knew existed. We later took our treasures to a taverna and cooked a delicious truffle pasta, toured a cave and even made some pottery.

Every detail of our trip was taken care of making it a true vacation, and one that has left us with many wonderful memories and breathtaking pictures. I would strongly recommend Angela and kimkim for anyone looking to have a memorable experience.

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Deborah,

Thank you for your kind words and your review.

It was my true pleasure to help you plan your family trip to Greece and I'm truly extremely happy that you had a great time here.

I hope I will have the chance to tailor a future trip to Greece for you and show you some other amazing hidden gems and some other great highlights. 🙂

Take care and safe travels!

My very best,
Angela

There are not enough positive things to say · Greece - Apr 7 - Apr 13, 2022

Traveler: Lindsay C. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Angela was absolutely amazing. She could not have been more helpful, available, and wonderful if she tried. She went above and beyond our expectations, or even our wildest dreams to ensure that our vacation was perfect and extremely relaxing. I cannot thank her enough for her kindness and attention to even the smallest details. read more

Angela was absolutely amazing. She could not have been more helpful, available, and wonderful if she tried. She went above and beyond our expectations, or even our wildest dreams to ensure that our vacation was perfect and extremely relaxing. I cannot thank her enough for her kindness and attention to even the smallest details.

Hotel Review

Sweet Home Boutique Hotel

Athens

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Athens Highlights Mythology Tour

Greece

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Lindsay and Deanna, geia sas!

Thank you so very much for your kind words.
I am extremely happy that you had an awesome time in Greece and that you enjoyed your time here. And that I was able to assist you with that! 🙂

Really looking forward to welcoming you in Greece in the future and assuring that you will have the most amazing time, again!

Thank you so much!

Keep safe and always have fun!

My kindest regards,
Angela

Awesome experience. · Greece - Mar 16 - Mar 22, 2022

Traveler: navdeep a. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Awesome experience. We had the agency book us hotels , tour guides and transportation.Angela was very helpful. All we had to do was show up and she took care of everything. All the tour guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Angela was very responsive every time we reached out to her.I would definitely book again with them. Thankyou for a great memorable time in Greece. read more

Awesome experience. We had the agency book us hotels , tour guides and transportation.Angela was very helpful. All we had to do was show up and she took care of everything. All the tour guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Angela was very responsive every time we reached out to her.I would definitely book again with them. Thankyou for a great memorable time in Greece.

Hotel Review

Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel

Athens

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Great hotel with amazing staff. Awesome view from the rooftop balcony.

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Plaka Sunset Walking Tour

Greece

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Tour guide was great. So patient with us and very helpful.

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Geia sou Navdeep!
Thank you very much for leaving such a great review!
I am super happy that you enjoyed your trip to Greece and that you were totally satisfied with all the services!
And I am super happy that I was a part of this memorable experience! It was a true pleasure to meet you and talk to you.
Hope our paths cross again in the future for your next awesome trip to Greece. 😊
Until then take care, have fun and safe travels!
My warmest regards,
Angela

Our trip to Greece could not have gone any be... · Greece - Mar 16 - Mar 22, 2022

Traveler: Pawanprit S. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

Our trip to Greece could not have gone any better! Angela was helpful from beginning to end. She answered all our questions and solved any issues we may have had. She helped us pick tours that would best fit our itinerary. The guides were amazing for every tour and very knowledgeable. The transfers and drivers everywhere were great! The hotels that were chosen were fantastic! Overall a very stress free experience booking with KimKim and Angela!

Thanks
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Our trip to Greece could not have gone any better! Angela was helpful from beginning to end. She answered all our questions and solved any issues we may have had. She helped us pick tours that would best fit our itinerary. The guides were amazing for every tour and very knowledgeable. The transfers and drivers everywhere were great! The hotels that were chosen were fantastic! Overall a very stress free experience booking with KimKim and Angela!

Thanks
pinky

Hotel Reviews

Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel

Athens

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Services was great and food and drinks were also great. Clean rooms!

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Close to all the shops and activities, restaurants.
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Perianth Hotel

Athens

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Activity Reviews

Plaka Sunset Walking Tour

Greece

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Activity Review

Our guides were great!! Very knowledgeable!!

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

They were great! Knowledgeable and shifted some of the tours based on what we wanted to know more about and also showed us a place for great coffee and desserts.
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Acropolis, Museum & Mythology Tour

Greece

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Kelly was amazing and knew so much and answered so many of our questions !

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Santorini Traditional Villages winter tour

Greece

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Activity Review

This was a fantastic tour we were able to hit all the key places in Santorini! A beautiful island and our guide and driver were great!

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

We went to great restaurants for food and it was fresh and yummy and authentic!
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Cape Sounio & The Athens Riviera Sunset Tour

Greece

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Activity Review

Great tour!

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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Pinky!
I am so happy that you had a great time here in Greece!

I am thrilled that I had the chance to be part of this beautiful experience for you. :)

Hope our roads meet again and that I will be able to assist with booking your next dream vacation in Greece (choosing other locations next time!).

Take care and safe travels!

Best,
Angela

Pat

Great trip to Greece on short notice!!!! · Greece - Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2022

Traveler: Pat O. - Local specialist: Angela Giannioti

We decided to go to Greece a little over a month from our travel dates and we were not sure how to book the trip or where to stay or go. We came across KimKim not knowing anything about it. I filled out the information on the website not knowing what would come from it. My wife and I were amazed at the detail that was sent back to us in less than 24 hours. They assigned a travel agent to us, Angela, and she was extremely detailed and responsive. She was able find places that met our style,... read more

We decided to go to Greece a little over a month from our travel dates and we were not sure how to book the trip or where to stay or go. We came across KimKim not knowing anything about it. I filled out the information on the website not knowing what would come from it. My wife and I were amazed at the detail that was sent back to us in less than 24 hours. They assigned a travel agent to us, Angela, and she was extremely detailed and responsive. She was able find places that met our style, budget and preferences.

All of the guides she chose were extremely professional. When we arrived we were immediately impressed with the private driver she arranged who took us straight to our perfect hotel Home Sweet Home. Alternative Athens did an incredible job taking us through the Mythology Tour and bringing it alive. It is a must do in Athens. Meteora Tours showed us the Monasteries in Meteora. With Angela’s great foresight she rented us a car to drive down to Kalamata and the Essence of Messina Guides, Fotis and George and George did an incredible job of bringing the countryside and the sea to life in with our hiking and kayaking trips. They are truly animators and Greek Ambassadors. They treated us as friends rather than clients, Their first concern was that we had a good time. As we traveled back to Athens Angela went out of her way to recommend last minute visit to Nafplio and even arranged for us to return a bit late so we could make the most out of our trip.

I cannot recommend KimKim enough for their attention to detail and concern for us to have the best trip possible. From a logistics and planning standpoint it was one of the best vacations I have ever had. Thanks Angela and thanks Kim Kim.

Hotel Review

Sweet Home Boutique Hotel

Athens

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Hotel Review

The people that run Home Sweet Home care about their customers and want you to feel like you are at home. You can taste care and the warmth they put into the breakfast to make you feel like you are important guests. Don’t miss this home away from home when you are in Athens. It is perfect for people that want to tour during the day and be “home” at night. Don’t miss the decorating touch of the old phonographs and lathe you can see through the glass floor.

Tips for future travelers

Choose this hotel because it is in the perfect location to enjoy all the key spots in Athens.

Location

You can get to all the hotspots from this location.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Plenty of hot water and rooms cleaned every day.
Staff

The staff is friendly and helpful. One staff, Dena, even found some bananas for us when she knew we would miss breakfast in the morning.
Authenticity & Character

The decorating and authenticity is excellent.
Activity Review

Hiking Kardamyli

Greece

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Activity Review

Fotis is very knowledgeable about the area and brought the countryside to life as he toured us up the mountain and down. Kardamyli has been his backyard his whole life and he has a wealth of knowledge.

Food

The food was excellent and authentic fresh Greek food. Make sure he sprinkles the oregano and sea salt on the vegetables and oil.
Guides, drivers and staff

Fotis wants us to have a good time and enjoy the area.
Quality of Experience

Fotis is a high end tour guide with his knowledge of the area and his vast experience.
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Angela Giannioti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Katrina and Pat, I am extremely happy that you had a great time in my country and that I was able to be part of it!

I am so glad that you enjoyed your tours and hotels.
It was a true pleasure to provide you with a great experience in Greece.

Wish you both all the best! You are great and extremely sweet people.

Safe travels!

Best,
Angela
P. S. Your photos are amazing!