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Angela (Aggeliki) 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.

Also, a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors Member #900327428).

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 (Aggeliki) is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents, Greece Family Travel Agents, Greece Luxury Travel Agents
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Favorite experiences

Private Athens Mythology Family Tour

Discover the highlights of Athens' titanic ancient history with this 4-hour private tour geared especially towards families. On this adventure, you will get to see the best of two of the city's finest sights, the famous hilltop Acropolis and the Ancient Agora, finding out all about fascinating...

The Ultimate Food Tour of Chania

This will be an unforgettable tasting day for you and your friends exploring the mainland of Chania and discovering the non-touristic locations of Apokoronas province. In a few hours, you’ll have the chance to meet the local producers and taste the pure and authentic delicacies of Crete.The tour...

Day Cruise around Kimolos & Polyaigos

Discover the scenic islands of Kimolos and Polyaigos with this day cruise from Milos. You'll depart from Pollonia and set sail for Kimolos, anchoring in a small cove called Goupa. Here you'll enjoy views of traditional Syrmata, typical soft-rock houses with colorful doors to keep boats in the...

Private Milos Driving Tour

Discover the unique beauty of Milos, known for its exquisite beaches, white-washed villages, and fascinating history on a half-day private driving tour. Your expert guide will collect you in a comfortable vehicle and whisk you around Milos' important sites and scenic vistas. You will visit some...

Self-Guided Santorini Villages Tour with car rental

Santorini is known for its charming white-washed villages with blue-domed churches and incredible sea views and in fact, the island has numerous towns worth visiting, all offering a local vibe unique to the island. You can visit villages with relaxed streets and busy squares full of locals eating...

Recent trip reviews for Angela (Aggeliki)

Angela was an amazing coordinator for our tri...
Greece | Apr 27 - May 5, 2024

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Megan K.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Angela was an amazing coordinator for our trip to Greece. We were especially impressed because we got in touch with her just three months before our travel dates, and she was still able to plan and organize an amazing itinerary that fit the budget we provided and met all of our requirements. The tour guides she selected were amazing, and the hotels she recommended and booked were better than any of the ones we would have found on our own. She is a wonderful communicator and was very responsive and available throughout the entire planning process and during the trip itself.

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

Hello, Travis, Stella, and Megan!

I am thrilled to know that this father - daughter trip was a truly memorable experience!
It was a true pleasure helping you organize your trip and my team and I are all looking forward to welcoming you here in Greece again and showing you more awesome parts of our country.

Take care and safe travels!

My very best,
Angela and the GA Trips team

V Good experience and happy with Angela organ...
Greece | Apr 27 - May 6, 2024

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NG K.
Malaysia | Reviewed on May 14, 2024
V Good experience and happy with Angela organizing the whole trip.
Happy that the trip went smoothly without any problems
Had a great and fun trip.
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V Good experience and happy with Angela organizing the whole trip.
Happy that the trip went smoothly without any problems
Had a great and fun trip.

Hotel Reviews
Sweet Home Naxos
Naxos
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Can be improved
Grand View Hotel
Santorini

Good hotel with v good view Great selection only the location for food is a little lacking

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Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
Firostefani, Santorini
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11 Enteka Acropolis Suites
Athens – Acropoli
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Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on May 14, 2024

Hello, NG,

Thank you for your feedback and review. It's always highly appreciated!
I'm super happy and excited to know that you had a great time here in Greece with us.
We would love to see you coming back soon!
Safe travels!
Angela and the GA Trips team

Angela (Aggeliki) is THE BEST!!!!!
Greece | Apr 11 - Apr 20, 2024

Lisa
Lisa A.
Cambridge, MA | Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024
I had the pleasure of working with Angela from KimKim to plan my recent trip to Greece, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. Angela truly went above and beyond to curate an amazing itinerary filled with fantastic tours and activities. From the moment I reached out to Angela, she made the entire process seamless and stress-free. Her expertise and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the trip was taken care of. She listened to my preferences and crafted a... Read more

I had the pleasure of working with Angela from KimKim to plan my recent trip to Greece, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. Angela truly went above and beyond to curate an amazing itinerary filled with fantastic tours and activities. From the moment I reached out to Angela, she made the entire process seamless and stress-free. Her expertise and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the trip was taken care of. She listened to my preferences and crafted a personalized journey that exceeded all expectations. The tours Angela arranged were exceptional, offering insightful glimpses into Greece's rich history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Each day brought new adventures and unforgettable memories, thanks to her thoughtful planning. I highly recommend Angela to anyone looking to plan their dream vacation. Her professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to providing outstanding service make her the ideal travel agent. Thanks to Angela, my trip to Greece was truly unforgettable, and I can't wait to plan my next adventure with her expertise.

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Apr 22, 2024

Αγαπημένη μου, Lisa! 🥰

It was so amazingly awesome working with you on this trip and I'm so extremely happy that you had a great time here in Greece with us.

It was sincerely a pleasure meeting you, and I would love to see you coming back soon and showing more amazing parts of Greece.

Take care and safe travels!

My best,
Your friend in Greece, Angela

Naxos was a highlight and particularly the e-...
Greece | Mar 29 - Apr 7, 2024

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Larry K.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
Naxos was a highlight and particularly the e-bike tour. The combination of Athens, Naxos, and Santorini was a nice mix of what Greece has to offer. Read more

Naxos was a highlight and particularly the e-bike tour. The combination of Athens, Naxos, and Santorini was a nice mix of what Greece has to offer.

Hotel Reviews
Castle Mansions
Naxos

Excellent central location. Staff very responsive and accommodating. Rooms clean, spaceous. Lack of breakfast was only negative.

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Passion Blue Villas
Oia

Excellent location and views. Staff very responsive. Breakfast was superb and served right in the patio! Rooms were big and comfortable.

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Niche Hotel Athens
Athens

Rooms were small and the views were very limited. Breakfast was superb and the view from the roof top restaurant were excellent. Staff friendly and attentive. Location was excellent - walking distance to most sites.

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Activity Reviews
Young Heroes: a Family Mythology Tour
Young Heroes: a Family Mythology Tour
Athens

Guide knowledgeable and the acropolis is amazing.

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Cape Sounio & The Athens Riviera Sunset Tour
Cape Sounio & The Athens Riviera Sunset Tour
Greece

This is the only tour we would change. The guide and driver were excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. The tour involved too much travel/car time. Multiple stops were very brief and did not add a lot to the experience. The kids were disappointed we were not able to spend more time at Lake Vouliagmeni and go swimming. The stop there was no more than a quick picture. The cultural center stop was brief and did not add value. This could have been skipped. Cape sounion and the temple of poseidon was worth seeing and a great place to see the sunset.

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Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara Walking Tour
Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara Walking Tour
Naxos
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Aegean Lush Bike tour
Aegean Lush Bike tour
Naxos

Highlight of our trip. The bikes were comfortable and made navigating the mountainous roads a breeze. Was truly an authentic trip into rural/agricultural naxos. The guide was great, very personable and engaging for kids and adults alike. Enjoyed the Olive oil museum, cooking class, and hike to the Kouros statue. The tour was un-rushed and even ran over the allotted time.

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The ebikes were great
Once Upon A Time in Naxos (a kids family tour!)
Once Upon A Time in Naxos (a kids family tour!)
Naxos

The kids (young and old) really enjoyed the farm animals. The owner was welcoming and engaging. Enjoyed the distillery as well as a very tasty and authentic meal in a small inland village.

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All time classic Santorini 2024
All time classic Santorini 2024
Greece

This was our longest tour and to be honest I was worried we would be tired of it by the end. I was however, engaging from beginning to end. Great sampling of all that the island of santorini had to offer and he rich history that as been uncovered with the excavation of the Minoan Ruins. Beach time was great as was the wine tasting at a beautiful vineyard. Everyone we encountered is welcoming and accommodating. The views on this tour were second to none.

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HS 2024 Catamaran Sunset Cruise
HS 2024 Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

The catamaran cruise is very popular with many boats on the water. This is for good reason, the experience was great. Swimming was a bit cold, but was nice to have the option to swim at several locations. The crew was very friendly and the meal was excellent. We were rewarded with the best sunset of the trip. This was a repeatable experience.

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This was the only trip the transport was late picking us up (45 minutes).
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Apr 14, 2024
Yeia sou, Larry!
First, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
I am truly thrilled to know that you had an overall great time here in Greece with us.
I have already shared your feedback on the Sounio tour and I'm sure that it will be seriously considered in order to make any adjustments that will make this tour more enjoyable in the future for families with young kids.
As for the delay in the Catamaran pick up, we and the cruise company always tell guests not to be...
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Yeia sou, Larry!
First, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
I am truly thrilled to know that you had an overall great time here in Greece with us.
I have already shared your feedback on the Sounio tour and I'm sure that it will be seriously considered in order to make any adjustments that will make this tour more enjoyable in the future for families with young kids.
As for the delay in the Catamaran pick up, we and the cruise company always tell guests not to be late, but unfortunately people don't always follow. So if 2 - 3 pick ups are late then the whole transfer falls back time wise. On the other hand the cruise company doesn't want to leave anyone behind so they do give a 10-15 minute waiting time. That's not an excuse for sure and of course, it's not your fault that someone else is late. I am honestly sorry for the wait and so is the cruise company. We are really happy though that you enjoyed the actual experience of cruising in the Caldera!
Thank you once again.
I would love to see you coming back soon and showing you more amazing spots of my country. 🙂
Take care and safe travels!
Angela and the GA Trips team

Excellent trip to Crete
Greece | Mar 20 - Mar 30, 2024

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Mary M.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024
We were very pleased with the trip to Crete that KimKim, and specifically local specialist Angela (Aggeliki), organized for us. We posed some significant challenges. We requested countryside accommodations in off season, which Aggeliki was able to arrange for us. We especially liked our harborside accommodations in Chania, in an unusual set of rooms with a spectacular view. The guides were all well-informed and helpful, and our driver was especially great! Read more

We were very pleased with the trip to Crete that KimKim, and specifically local specialist Angela (Aggeliki), organized for us. We posed some significant challenges. We requested countryside accommodations in off season, which Aggeliki was able to arrange for us. We especially liked our harborside accommodations in Chania, in an unusual set of rooms with a spectacular view. The guides were all well-informed and helpful, and our driver was especially great!

Hotel Reviews
AVA Boutique Hotel
Athens

Wonderful hotel, located in the Plaka neighborhood very close to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

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GrapeVine Cottage Gavalochori
Chania

We enjoyed our stay in Gabalochori, and appreciated their willingness to open to us off season. The only reason I didn't give this five stars was that we could not initially gain entry - we needed to call our travel agent for the entry code.

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We didn't really have a staff.
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Residenza Vranas Boutique Hotel Chania
Chania

This was our favorite accommodation in Crete. The view from the terrace was spectacular. The location was great - convenient to restaurants and the town's many interesting sights. The staff - especially the owner - was also extremely helpful.

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Inotropes Boutique Suites - Adults Only
Archanes-Asterousia

We really enjoyed this beautiful small hotel. Archanes is a very pretty village close to Knossos, with some excellent restaurants - even off season.

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Sofitel Athens Airport
Athens

A perfectly fine airport hotel. We loved that it was right across the street from airport checkin.

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Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Apr 07, 2024

Yeia sou, Mary!
Thank you for the review.
I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Crete with my team.
Stefanos, Mariella, Johanna, and the rest send their best!
I would love to see you coming back soon and show you more of my country 🙂

Take care!

My best,
Angela

Enjoyable, extended tour of Crete, responsive support, excellent guides
Greece | Mar 20 - Mar 31, 2024

Betsy
Betsy W.
East Tremont, NY | Reviewed on Apr 01, 2024

We really enjoyed our 11 day tour of Crete, seeing small villages and big cities. Our guides and drivers were superb, and flexible when we took more time than usual at the historical sites. Angela, our coordinator, was always responsive to questions. Our hotels were well-chosen and rooms in Chania and Iraklion exceeded our expectations.

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Apr 01, 2024

Yeia sou, Betsy,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed the tours, guides, and hotels.
I would love to hear though what kept you from posting a 5 star review. What was it that made you post a 4 star one? That would really help me understand and take any necessary measures to make sure that all trips are worth 5 stars! 🙂
Thank you and I'd love to see you coming back soon.

Angela and the GA Trips team

This is the first time I have ever had someon...
Greece | Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2024

Jennifer
Jennifer C.
Barnstable, MA | Reviewed on Mar 01, 2024
This is the first time I have ever had someone help plan and book a vacation. It was an awesome experience from start time end. Angela listened and planned a vacation that was perfect! All our guides were so knowledgeable and fun, all our transportation organized ahead of time made for a stress free time. I wish I had written down all the names of our guides- they were all fabulous! My favorite was the food tour in Athen for 2 reasons- we had some incredible food but also walked all over the... Read more

This is the first time I have ever had someone help plan and book a vacation. It was an awesome experience from start time end. Angela listened and planned a vacation that was perfect! All our guides were so knowledgeable and fun, all our transportation organized ahead of time made for a stress free time. I wish I had written down all the names of our guides- they were all fabulous! My favorite was the food tour in Athen for 2 reasons- we had some incredible food but also walked all over the city and I saw some areas I probably would have never found on my own. I 1000% would recommend Angela!!

Hotel Reviews
Art Pantheon - Suites & Apartments
Plaka, Athens

Traveled with 3 couples and it was so nice having a private bedroom and bathroom. Great area with lots of restaurants. Easily walkable to entire city.

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Santorini Mansion at Imerovigli
Santorini

Very comfortable with stunning views!

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Theatro hotel Odysseon Meteora
Kalabaka
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Athens 21
Athens
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Activity Reviews
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece
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The Delicious Athens Food Tour
The Delicious Athens Food Tour
Greece

This was my favorite tour I did in Athens, great food and was able to walk all over the city and explore areas I would never had seen on my own.

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Winter Panoramic Tour 23-24
Winter Panoramic Tour 23-24
Santorini
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LS Catamaran Cruise MDL
LS Catamaran Cruise MDL
Santorini
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
2 day Athens Escape to Delphi and Meteora (Delphi day)
2 day Athens Escape to Delphi and Meteora (Delphi day)
Greece
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Discover the imposing Meteora Rocks by hiking
Discover the imposing Meteora Rocks by hiking
Greece
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Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Mar 01, 2024

Yeia sou, Jennifer!
Thank you for your time to leave a review.
I am really happy that you had a great time during your vacation here in Greece with us.
I would love to see you all coming back soon!
Until then take care, have fun, and safe travels!
Angela

Greece in the off season? You bet!
Greece | Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2024

Miriam
Miriam K.
Hanover, MA | Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024
When a group of six of us decided we needed a trip to Greece, we were overwhelmed by all the details, places and logistics associated with planning the trip. I stumbled upon the kimkim site, answered a few questions about how we like to travel and a couple of days later, Angela provided us with a comprehensive plan that included three different locations and everything we needed to travel seamlessly (tours, suggestions for downtime, transfers from every airport and advice on booking our... Read more

When a group of six of us decided we needed a trip to Greece, we were overwhelmed by all the details, places and logistics associated with planning the trip. I stumbled upon the kimkim site, answered a few questions about how we like to travel and a couple of days later, Angela provided us with a comprehensive plan that included three different locations and everything we needed to travel seamlessly (tours, suggestions for downtime, transfers from every airport and advice on booking our flights). We commented on what we liked, what we wanted more or less of and asked questions in a social media-like feed. We iterated with Angela until the trip was just what we wanted and it was SO MUCH EASIER than doing it ourselves.
Fast forward to the trip and everything went perfectly. When we had a question for Angela, she was very quick to respond. Every tour guide she booked us with was knowledgeable and a delight. All of our transfers were there when they were supposed to be. It would be hard to pick a favorite thing we did in a country filled with so much beauty and history, it's truly an incredible place to visit.
We walked over 50 miles in 7 days, met some really welcoming Greek locals and saw the most awe-inspiring vistas. Even in the off season, Greece surpassed all our expectations.
Heartfelt thanks to Angela and the team she brought together to make this vacation the trip of a lifetime!

Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Feb 25, 2024

Yeia sou, Miriam!

I am so happy that you had a great time here and really enjoyed your time with us.
Whenever I read the phrase "trip of a lifetime!" I always feel so full of joy!

All the guides and drivers told me about what a fun group of friends you are.

There are so many other things and places that I would love to show you, so I will be looking forward to tailoring your next adventure in Greece - in a better/warmer season this time. 🙂

Until then take care, and have fun. and safe travels!
My best,
Angela and GA Trips team

I just wanted to say thank you to Angela for ...
Greece | Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2023

Melani
Melani P.
Gilroy, CA | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023
I just wanted to say thank you to Angela for making indeed my birthday a memorable one for sure. Since the beginning looking up to see what to do in Greece and letting Angela know what I would like and to finally being there to experienced it. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Angela made sure and checked up on us the whole time we’re there making sure everything was okay; for that I really appreciate her for checking up on us. I was hesitant at 1st to book it to kimkim since I’ve never... Read more

I just wanted to say thank you to Angela for making indeed my birthday a memorable one for sure. Since the beginning looking up to see what to do in Greece and letting Angela know what I would like and to finally being there to experienced it. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Angela made sure and checked up on us the whole time we’re there making sure everything was okay; for that I really appreciate her for checking up on us. I was hesitant at 1st to book it to kimkim since I’ve never heard of it and now all my travel booking will be with Kimkim and I highly recommend Angela💙
Thank you again Angela😀

Hotel Reviews
Rhenia’s Suites Santorini
Santorini

Location was great and Leyla was very attentive also

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View from the hotel is amazing also
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Close to everything in Oia
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Leyla was very attentive and check up on us
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Above Blue Suites Santorini
Santorini

Alex was very helpful and Paul from front desk

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View was amazing
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Alex
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COCO-MAT Athens BC
Athens

Staff were very friendly and attentive. Nick was very helpful. Breakfast was good also and staff. Roof top restaurant and view was amazing. I would stay here again.

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So close to everything especially the Acropolis
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Nick front desk/greeter
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Especially staff from breakfast
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Dec 14, 2023

Melani, I am honestly thrilled to know that you had a memorable time here in Greece celebrating your birthday with your sister.
I am super happy being able to assist you with everything. 🙂

I would love to see you coming back soon and showing you lots of more amazing parts of Greece!

Safe travels!
Angela

Greece is more than just the beach!
Greece | Nov 12 - Nov 23, 2023

Steve
Steve G.
Passaic, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 25, 2023
Wonderful trip to Greece in November. We were initially concerned about visiting Greece outside of the main tourist season, but November is the only month our schedules permit visiting. Our Kim Kim local specialist Angela immediately put our concerns to rest and crafted the perfect trip. The weather cooperated with sunny and warm days and temperate evenings. Our itinerary included Athens, Crete, and Santorini. Athens was alive with people, but not overcrowded. Angela picked great... Read more

Wonderful trip to Greece in November. We were initially concerned about visiting Greece outside of the main tourist season, but November is the only month our schedules permit visiting. Our Kim Kim local specialist Angela immediately put our concerns to rest and crafted the perfect trip. The weather cooperated with sunny and warm days and temperate evenings. Our itinerary included Athens, Crete, and Santorini.

Athens was alive with people, but not overcrowded. Angela picked great accommodations that were clean, comfortable, and perfectly situated. We did the Mythology tour including the Acropolis, with Alternative Athens that was astonishing. The Plaka Sunset tour with Greek Cocktails was a particularly interesting as not only was our guide Vanessa charming and informative, she took us to areas with fascinating history and breathtaking views at sunset. Not to mention the cocktails she selected were unique and delicious!

If we had to pick a highlight of the trip it was Crete. We stayed in Rethymno which is a near perfectly preserved medieval town with an abundance of history and ancient alleyways lined with restaurants and shops. Angela arranged two tours highlighting the history of the island and civilization, combined with local experiences to gain an understanding of the historical significance of the island we barely knew existed. Our tour guides Joanna and Ioanna in company with Nikos our driver, are wonderful people who provided an abundance of fascinating history. We visited small villages, traveled winding roadways with panoramic vistas, and ate fabulous meals of local delicacies all at the recommendation of our incredible guides. We made memories that will last our lifetimes.

Our final stop was Santorini, which was the only destination where it was noticeable that it was not high season. However quiet, it did not detract from the natural beauty of the island. Our stay at Blue Dolphins was as comfortable as every other accommodation Angela booked us into. It was an absolute pleasure to take the All Time Classic Santorini tour with Elena without having to contend with summertime crowds. We visited the Akrotiri archeological site, red beach, black beach where we had a seaside lunch, wine tasting, then ending the day viewing a stunning sunset.

We travel frequently, and this is the first time we used a travel agency faced with the complexity of a visit to Greece. It was a great value and all we had to do was relax and enjoy not having been belabored with planning. We are tremendously satisfied customers and it will certainly not be our last experience with Kim Kim!

Hotel Reviews
Blend Hotel Athens
Athens

Now Bob W, the hotel was clean, roomy, and comfortable hotel in a terrific location. Unique in that there is no on site reception, the process worked flawlessly and the virtual staff was always available to help. Breakfast in the cafe was wonderful!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Restaurants and Cafe's just outside on a largely pedestrian only street leading to Monastiraki square
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cressa Suites - Adults Only
Rethymno

Beautifully restored hotel in the medieval neighborhood of Rethymno. Just be forewarned that the rooms are up a spiral staircase and there is no staff to offer assistance with luggage. We found this aspect quite challenging.

Authenticity & Character
Location
A short walk from the main roadway nestled in the midst of the historic city.
Staff
The staff was kind, friendly and delivered a scrumptious breakfast to enjoy privately on out terrace.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our room featured a hot tub that was basically just an outdoor bathtub which was kind of gross and unusable. As I mentioned above getting luggage up a winding staircase is difficult.
Niche Hotel Athens
Athens

Everything was in line with a top quality hotel. Perfect location, large well appointed rooms, amazing breakfast in the restaurant with amazing views of the Acropolis.

Authenticity & Character
I would describe it as a luxury property.
Location
A block from the Plaka neighborhood in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bedding was very comfortable and they even offered a pillow selection!
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
Firostefani, Santorini

Nicely maintained, clans and roomy hotel with absolutely astonishing views! The breakfast was incredible and delivered directly to your room each morning by a friendly staff member.

Authenticity & Character
Postcard hotel nestled in the hillside of iconic Santorini.
Location
Not only is the view amazing, it's situated just a short walk to Fira along charming walkways.
Staff
John was great and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The entire property was spotlessly clean and the bed comfortable.
Activity Reviews
Plaka Sunset Tour with Greek Cocktails
Plaka Sunset Tour with Greek Cocktails
Athens

The Plaka Sunset tour with Greek Cocktails was a particularly interesting as not only was our guide Vanessa charming and informative, she took us to areas with fascinating history and breathtaking views at sunset. Not to mention the cocktails she selected were unique and delicious!

Quality of Experience
Visiting "hidden" areas of Plaka with fascinating origins.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Vanessa was a great guide and lovely person.
Transport
It was a walking tour, but we were met at our hotel right on time.
Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences from East
Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences from East
Greece

We learned so much about the history of Crete, the Minoan civilization, the Venetian and subsequent Ottoman occupations that were richly informative. We visited a small village occupied by generations of locals. We had a sumptuous lunch topped off with a wine tasting that all together made for a perfect day.

Quality of Experience
Every stop and every minute in between was filled with interesting detail.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Joanna our guide and Nikos our driver were passionate about Crete and genuinely interested in spending the day with us.
Transport
Nikos was like a guide himself and made the time spent richly rewarding. Plus he makes the best Raki on the island!
Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga  and Agios Nikolaos from East
Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos from East
Greece

Ioanna our tour guide is a true historian and kept us fully engaged with fascinating historical details as well as present day facts about Crete and its culture. We deviated a bit from the scheduled itinerary based upon her recommendation which turned into a truly memorable day. We learned about the history of Rethymno (where we were staying) which is a near perfectly preserved medieval town. Ioana brought the history of Crete and its civilizations to life with her extensive knowledge as we visited a bustling local village and traveled winding roadways with panoramic vistas. We toured a olive oil factory and enjoyed fabulous meals of local delicacies all at the recommendation of our incredible guide. Nikos was our driver again and brought even more charm (and Raki) to the experience than he did the day before.

Quality of Experience
The passion about the history of Crete combined with the knowledge of our guide made this a truly special day.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Ioanna and driver Nikos are genuinely caring and thoughtful people that were a pleasure to know.
Transport
Nikos was knowledgeable, funny, and an overall engaging individual.
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour
Greece

The tour was astonishing. We gently ascended the Acropolis until we reached the Parthenon while being entertained by stories of Greek gods and ancient history.

Quality of Experience
It was the Acropolis! What more needs to be said?
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was wonderful and caring.
All time classic Santorini 2023
All time classic Santorini 2023
Greece

Amazing day. We visited the Akrotiri archeological site, red beach, black beach where we had a seaside lunch, wine tasting, then ending the day viewing a stunning sunset.

Quality of Experience
Every aspect was great.
Food
Lunch was included and it was amazing!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Elena was great. She was passionate about us having a great experience.
Transport
Punctual and enjoyable ride in a luxury van.
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Replied on Nov 25, 2023

Steve and Donna,

I am honestly thrilled to read your feedback and to know that you had a wonderful time here in Greece with us.
"We made memories that will last our lifetimes", this sentence puts a huge smile on my face. This is exactly what my team, KimKim, and I strive to offer to all travelers!

Thank you for trusting us with your trip to Greece.

My team and I would love to see you coming back. 🙂

Safe travels!
Angela