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Antonis Alexandrou

I'm a true Athenian, born and raised in this city that boasts an unbroken history spanning over 3,000 years. Growing up, I found myself endlessly enchanted by the captivating tales of Greek Mythology and utterly fascinated by the enduring legacy of Ancient Greece, symbolized by its magnificent landmarks and monuments.

What makes my connection to Greece even more profound is my family's origin, deeply rooted in the historic grounds of Thermopylae. It was here that the legendary battle unfolded, where King Leonidas and his valiant 300 Spartans faced off against the formidable Persian army. This epic tale is not just a piece of history for me; it's an integral part of my heritage, something I carry with immense pride.

For more than two decades now, I've been on a remarkable journey of my own, one where I meticulously design tailor-made trips to Greece for travelers hailing from all corners of the globe. It's been a privilege beyond measure to share the wonders of my homeland with people from diverse backgrounds, forging meaningful connections and lasting friendships in the process.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Cultural Trips, Couples Romantic Experiences, Off the Beaten Path Activities, Family Holidays, "

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was just 17, I secured my very first summer job at Athens airport, delving into the realm of airline representation. It didn't take long for me to become captivated by the enchanting universe of airports and the bustling world of commercial aviation. Through this firsthand experience, I was privileged to witness the allure of travel in all its glory."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"At the tender age of 13, I embarked on a 40-day road trip across the Greek mainland with my family. It was a journey filled with intrigue, as I was constantly enthralled by the uncertainty of our next destination and the exciting possibilities each new day held."

Antonis is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents, Greece Family Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Antonis

Antonis planned the trip of a lifetime!
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2023

Sarah
Sarah S.
University Place, WA | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2023
We had the pleasure of working with Antonis to plan my 2-week honeymoon exploring the beautiful islands of Greece, and we couldn't be happier with the experience. Antonis' perfect planning, private transfers, and fine attention to detail truly created a unique and memorable journey for us. From the moment we arrived in Greece, we were treated to a seamless and luxurious experience. Antonis ensured that every aspect of our trip was thoughtfully considered, from hand-picked accommodations with... Read more

We had the pleasure of working with Antonis to plan my 2-week honeymoon exploring the beautiful islands of Greece, and we couldn't be happier with the experience. Antonis' perfect planning, private transfers, and fine attention to detail truly created a unique and memorable journey for us. From the moment we arrived in Greece, we were treated to a seamless and luxurious experience. Antonis ensured that every aspect of our trip was thoughtfully considered, from hand-picked accommodations with stunning views to personalized excursions that allowed us to explore the islands in an intimate and unforgettable way. Just about every tour guide we met said how perfect our itinerary was, and we couldn’t agree more. The private transfers were a game-changer, making our travels hassle-free and exclusive. Antonis' passion for Greece and dedication to creating the perfect honeymoon was evident in every step of the journey. I can't thank him enough for making our honeymoon a dream come true. If you're looking for a travel planner who goes above and beyond to craft a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Antonis is the one to choose. We will cherish these memories forever. Thank you, Antonis!

Dear Sarah,

I am are thrilled to read your epic review of my services! Your words have truly made my day, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your positive experience.

Your feedback is invaluable to me, and it motivates me to continue delivering top-notch service to our valued customers.

We take great pride in providing the best possible experience, and your review reaffirms that we are on the right track.

I look forward to serving you again and ensuring that your next experience with us is just as exceptional.

Thank you once again for your kind words, Sarah. Your support means the world to us!

Warm regards,

Antonis

Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Oct 24, 2023
Dear Sarah, I am are thrilled to read your epic review of my services! Your words have truly made my day, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your positive experience. Your feedback is invaluable to me, and it motivates me to continue delivering top-notch service to our valued customers. We take great pride in providing the best possible experience, and your review reaffirms that we are on the right track. I look forward to serving you again and ensuring that your... Read more

Dear Sarah,

I am are thrilled to read your epic review of my services! Your words have truly made my day, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your positive experience.

Your feedback is invaluable to me, and it motivates me to continue delivering top-notch service to our valued customers.

We take great pride in providing the best possible experience, and your review reaffirms that we are on the right track.

I look forward to serving you again and ensuring that your next experience with us is just as exceptional.

Thank you once again for your kind words, Sarah. Your support means the world to us!

Warm regards,

Antonis

Working with Antonis was fantastic!
Greece | Sep 13 - Sep 27, 2023

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Dave H.
SeaTac, WA | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2023
Working with Antonis was fantastic! Our trip to Greece was incredible and exactly what we wanted. This was our first time to Greece and we were celebrating our 30-year anniversary. We had lots of ideas and questions, and Antonis helped us every step of the way. He was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and he truly provided a local's perspective. You just can't get all that from the internet! We ended up going to Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes.... Read more

Working with Antonis was fantastic! Our trip to Greece was incredible and exactly what we wanted. This was our first time to Greece and we were celebrating our 30-year anniversary. We had lots of ideas and questions, and Antonis helped us every step of the way. He was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and he truly provided a local's perspective. You just can't get all that from the internet! We ended up going to Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes. We're more interested in exploring Greek history, culture, and food, and we're less interested in resorts and beaches. I would highly recommend private tour(s), especially for the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens. It was so great to have someone who knew how to maneuver around the crowds, get us to "the best spots", and tell us a lot of interesting info. We can't say enough good things about our trip and about Antonis!

Hotel Reviews
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Athens

We stayed for 3 nights at the O&B Athens and it was great! Our room was small but very clean and comfortable. The staff were super friendly and the location was ideal. Highly recommend and we would definitely stay here again!

Authenticity & Character
Very cool vibe. Clean, classic decor, minimalist design.
Location
Everything was within walking distance, and yet the O&B was just off a main street and was surprisingly quiet.
Staff
Everyone was super friendly and accommodating, happy to answer questions and offer suggestions.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable!
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka
Theopetra, Kalabaka

We stayed at the Amalia Hotel to visit the Monasteries in Meteora. It was very nice! Our room was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. We would definitely stay here again!

Authenticity & Character
Very spacious feel and authentic decor. We loved it.
Location
Very close to the Monasteries
Staff
Staff was friendly and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable!
Imera Vista Suites
Imerovigli

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Imera Vista Suites, and Despina was a fantastic host!! Our room was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Ideal location! Beautiful sunsets and delicious breakfasts. Highly recommend!!

Authenticity & Character
Classic Santorini style! Cliffside villa with white walls and small terrace overlooking the water. Gorgeous!
Location
Located between Fira and Oia, with easy access to both, but away from the crowds
Staff
We can't say enough great things about Despina! She was fabulous!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable!
Ambassadors Residence Chania
Chania

The Ambassadors Residence was great! Really cool character - an "Old World" feel with modern conveniences. Location was ideal and we had a view of the lighthouse from our room. Clean, comfortable, and quiet. Highly recommend and we would definitely stay here again!

Authenticity & Character
We loved the "Old World" feel and decor. Our room was very spacious and comfortable.
Location
Location was ideal, we could walk to everything.
Staff
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable!
Legacy Gastro Suites
Heraklion

We had a nice stay at the Legacy Gastro Suites. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and the staff were all very friendly. Conveniently located, but unfortunately, downtown Heraklion is noisy. The noise isn't horrible. Ask about the room, or just wear earplugs.

Authenticity & Character
Cool modern vibe with some classic/history decor
Location
Everything was within walking distance
Staff
Very friendly staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable
Elakati Luxury Boutique Hotel
Rhodes

We LOVED our stay at the Elakati! Awesome location and staff! Our room was small but very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Easy walk to the Medieval Old Town and the downtown harbor area. Highly recommend and we would definitely stay here again!

Authenticity & Character
Very cool vibe! Nice blend of modern and "Old World" style.
Location
Great location! Near Medieval Old Town and an easy walk to everything else. Located on a nice, quiet street.
Staff
Very friendly and helpful staff!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable!
Activity Reviews
Group Tour of Delphi & Meteora  (1/2)
Group Tour of Delphi & Meteora (1/2)
Delphi

We really enjoyed our trip to Delphi! We are not really group tour people, but this was very well done, and we are glad we did it. The bus was clean and comfortable. Our guide, George, was very good. We loved learning both sides of Delphi - the historical/factual info as well as the mythology and stories. It was fun!

Quality of Experience
Overall experience was great and everything (what to expect) was easy to understand
Food
Stopped at a great little place for a quick bite to eat
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was excellent. George was an excellent tour guide - friendly, professional, knowledgeable, approachable.
Transport
Clean and comfortable bus
Group Tour of Delphi & Meteora  (2/2)
Group Tour of Delphi & Meteora (2/2)
Meteora

We loved our trip to Meteora and glad we made the effort. It was a long day, broken up with a stop in Delphi, but we arrived in good time the night before touring the monasteries. We spent half a day viewing the cliffs and monasteries (beautiful scenery!), and actually toured two of them. It is crowded and we had to wait in lines, but our guide did an excellent job taking us through and providing info along the way. After touring the monasteries, we went for a nice group lunch and then it was about 5 hours back to Athens. It was such a unique experience!

Quality of Experience
Overall we had a great experience. Beautiful scenery and very unique tours/views of the monasteries.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was excellent. Our guide was great - friendly, professional, knowledgeable.
Transport
Bus was very clean and comfortable
Magnificent Athens
Magnificent Athens
Athens

SO glad we did a private tour of Athens! Our guide, Kostas, was great. He knew exactly how to maneuver through the Acropolis, Parthenon, and the Museum - avoided the crowds, took us to the best spots and photo ops, and he gave us lots of info along the way. He was super friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. At times, his English was hard to understand but he was happy to repeat himself or explain things a different way. We would highly recommend Magnificent Athens!

Quality of Experience
Overall we had a great experience! Glad to avoid the crowds and get great info from our guide Kostas.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver was excellent. Kostas was a wonderful guide - friendly, professional, knowledgeable.
Transport
Very clean and comfortable!
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

The ONLY reason we didn't give 5 stars/amazing rating is because of the weather. It was very windy, so windy that the group didn't swim in 2 of the 3 places that were part of the tour. And the boat was very rocky for most of the trip. However, the boat itself and the staff were wonderful. The food was delicious. We loved touring Santorini from the water. The place where we did go swimming was great. And the sunset was incredible! This would have been an amazing experience if the weather had been better.

Quality of Experience
Unfortunately, it was so windy that we weren't able to fully enjoy the experience. The staff did their best!
Food
Food was delicious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides and staff were wonderful!
Transport
Great catamaran! Very clean and comfortable.
The Ultimate Private Food Tour Of Chania Villages
The Ultimate Private Food Tour Of Chania Villages
Chania

We LOVED our private food tour with Dimitris. It was truly authentic and didn't feel one bit touristy. We visited family-owned businesses and learned first-hand about past and present ways of producing olive oil, tsikoudia, bread/bakery goods, and cheese. The education and the tasting of the foods was fabulous! It was so special to meet with the people at each of these businesses and hear their stories. We ended the tour with a delicious lunch at a lovely restaurant. Highly recommend this tour!

Quality of Experience
Fantastic and unique experience, we loved it!
Food
The food at each establishment was amazing!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dimitris was a wonderful guide - friendly, knowledgeable, professional. The staff at each of the businesses were wonderful!
Transport
Very clean and comfortable car
The Palace of Knossos & the City of Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos & the City of Heraklion
Heraklion

Our private tour of the Palace of Knossos with Gregoris was FANTASTIC! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. We learned so much about the history of Knossos as well as the mythology. It was really great! The city of Heraklion itself was not our favorite, glad we only stayed for a day to visit Knossos.

Quality of Experience
We loved our experience learning about the Palace of Knossos
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Gregoris was the best! We can't say enough good things about him. Highly recommend!
Transport
Driver was excellent, car was very clean and comfortable
The Very Best of Rhodes
The Very Best of Rhodes
Rhodes

We explored the Medieval Old Town and the Rhodes Harbor area on our own, and we loved it. Highly recommend stepping off the beaten path and getting lost in some of the back roads of Old Town. It's easy to find your way out. We took a private tour down to Lindos and we really enjoyed that as well. Lindos was beautiful, interesting, and fun. It was crowded, especially around the Acropolis, but very reasonable. We loved our visit to Rhodes!

Quality of Experience
Overall we had a great experience on Rhodes!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide Mike was very good
Transport
Very clean, safe, and comfortable car
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Oct 17, 2023

Dear Julie and Dave,

Thank you for much for the fantastic review!!

It's really great to know that you enjoyed your 30-year anniversary trip to our country!!

Looking forward to welcoming you again to Greece in the future.

Best regards from Domna, Hara and me!!

Antonis

Trip of a lifetime
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2023

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Penelope S.
Tahuya, WA | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2023
What an outstanding trip!! Every guide, driver, and location was perfect. It was so nice not to plan anything, down to getting from one place to another. The food tour on Santorini was one of my favorites, wine and cheese tasting and then a wonderful meal at Maria’s kitchen. The day cruises were really fun too. Honestly, every day and experience was so memorable I can’t just pick one. Thank you for such an amazing trip!
The people in Greece are so nice, hospitable, and the food was amazing!!!
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What an outstanding trip!! Every guide, driver, and location was perfect. It was so nice not to plan anything, down to getting from one place to another. The food tour on Santorini was one of my favorites, wine and cheese tasting and then a wonderful meal at Maria’s kitchen. The day cruises were really fun too. Honestly, every day and experience was so memorable I can’t just pick one. Thank you for such an amazing trip!
The people in Greece are so nice, hospitable, and the food was amazing!!!

Activity Reviews
Magnificent Athens
Magnificent Athens
Athens

Learned so much from this your, including the need for Greece to receive their artifacts back from other countries

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
So friendly and made us feel comfortable
Transport
Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island & Delos
Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island & Delos
Mykonos

Such a beautiful cruise. The food was amazing, and the staff were professional, fun and knowledgeable

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Food Tour of Santorini
Private Food Tour of Santorini
Santorini

Outstanding!! So much fun and our guide was amazing!!!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Oct 21, 2023

Dear Penelope, Sarah, and Kyle,

Thank you so much for the feedback and the great review!

For us, it's the greatest reward, knowing that our travelers enjoy their trip to our country.

It was also great to meet you all in person on your arrival day. This is always an important and pleasant part of our job.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Greece again!! Still, plenty of things to do and see here!!

With my best regards.

Antonis

Trip to Crete; wonderful island; mixed experience with KimKim
Greece | Sep 23 - Oct 6, 2023

Karen
Karen W.
Chestnut Hill, MA | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2023
This is our second time using KimKim. We were very satisfied with the first experience, but disappointed with the plan on this trip to Crete. Overall we had a great time on the island; the suggested hotels were generally good, the locations were excellent, the excursions the advisor planned and the guides who led them were excellent.
The major reasons for the lower ratings are because we didn't feel this trip was really customized for us as we had hoped. While we wanted to see the major...
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This is our second time using KimKim. We were very satisfied with the first experience, but disappointed with the plan on this trip to Crete. Overall we had a great time on the island; the suggested hotels were generally good, the locations were excellent, the excursions the advisor planned and the guides who led them were excellent.
The major reasons for the lower ratings are because we didn't feel this trip was really customized for us as we had hoped. While we wanted to see the major historical and important sites on Crete, we otherwise requested to stay/see "off the beaten path" places; we felt that we spent too much time in Heraklion (where 1 day is adequate but we had 2 1/2) and Rethmynon where a 1/2 a day would be adequate but we had 2 days). Fortunately we travelled in early October so Crete was not terribly crowded. We were especially disappointed with the beach location, Georgiopoulis. It is a very touristy town and not a particularly pleasant area. The hotel was comfortable, (Georgiopolous Beach Hotel), but it did not have its' own beach access (we had to pay), we had a meal plan so we could not go to other restaurants and the management was unpleasant. For a beach experience, we would suggest going to another island or finding a way to go to the south coast of Crete (hard to access). The specialist arranged a village tour from Rethmynon which was excellent, but the town itself only requires half day. The main attraction in Heraklion was Knossos but we had an extra "free day" during which we ended up going on a wine tasting excursion that we planned ourselves. We really enjoyed the town of Chania, but had extra time during which we planned our own excursion to a more beautiful beach on the west coast and a visit to an olive oil /honey tasting venue on the last day when we had to check out from the hotel mid day but did not fly out until early evening. The accommodation in Chania was very well located, but a 3rd floor walkup with no lift, no manager on site and included breakfast which was a few blocks away (though good restaurant).
Overall, it did not feel that the advisor put a lot of thought into the trip plan and only partially understood the kind of travel we wanted to do. While we found ways to fill the time and really enjoyed our stay on Crete, we were disappointed in the advice from KimKim and felt that the cost exceeded the value.

Dear Karen,

Thank you for your feedback on our services. We appreciate your positive comments and acknowledge your concerns.

We're actively working to address any issues you've raised and appreciate your input in helping us improve.

Sincerely,

Antonis

Hotel Reviews
Pepi Boutique Hotel
Rethymnon

Beautiful hotel. Great breakfast. Lovely outdoor area for relaxing. Good location (if you want/need to be in Rethmynon)

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

Very nice and comfortable hotel. Central location easily accessible to toursit sites and restaurants in downtown Athens. We were only there overnight.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Olive Green
Heraklion

Excellent location, very comfortable, nice staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Georgioupolis Beach Hotel
Georgioupoli

Location is nice--across the street from the beach but the hotel itself has no beach of their own. We had to pay a vendor to go to the beach. We had a 1/2 board plan and while the food was good, we would have preferred not to eat at the hotel every meal. The town /beach is very touristy and crowded. Our room was very nice but the hotel is a couple of attached buildings with a strange floor plan and no elevator to the level on which we were staying. The staff in the dining room and front desk were nice but we did not like the manager whose primary concern was the rating we would provide at the end of the trip.

Authenticity & Character
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Consolato Boutique Chania
Chania Town

Consolato is a couple of rooms in a 3 story building in downtown Chania. The location is excellent, the room is very comfortable and the manager is lovely. She was accommodating in every way. Our major complaint is that we were on the top floor and there was no elevator. Breakfast was excellent, but was provided at a restaurant about 3 blocks from the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
you have to be willing to go to a 3rd floor walkup
Sofitel Athens Airport
Athens

Very nice and comfortable hotel literally across the street from the airport. Very convenient for an early morning flight.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Magnificent Athens
Magnificent Athens
Athens

Excellent tour; guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We learned a lot about the Acropolis.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
good driver
Transport
The Palace of Knossos & the City of Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos & the City of Heraklion
Heraklion

Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Provided a lot of information and answered many questions. Highly recommend

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private tour of Eleftherna and Rethymno Villages
Private tour of Eleftherna and Rethymno Villages
Rethymno

Very interesting tour of some mountainous villages outside Rethmynon. We saw some very ancient sites and learned about life in these small villages. Would highly recommend.

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The 7 villages of Apokoronas (Private Tour)
The 7 villages of Apokoronas (Private Tour)
Chania

Very interesting tour to some beautiful areas outside of Chania. We learned a lot about the crafts , traditions in these local villages. Would highly recommend.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Oct 24, 2023

Dear Karen,

Thank you for your feedback on our services. We appreciate your positive comments and acknowledge your concerns.

We're actively working to address any issues you've raised and appreciate your input in helping us improve.

Sincerely,

Antonis

This was a fabulous trip.
Greece | Sep 13 - Sep 23, 2023

Suzy
Suzy P.
Tampa, FL | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2023
This was a fabulous trip. I loved how we had a healthy mix of historical and fun. There were a few minor issues with the quality of hotels and Antonis has made it right with a credit to our account. We very much appreciate the effort. Read more

This was a fabulous trip. I loved how we had a healthy mix of historical and fun. There were a few minor issues with the quality of hotels and Antonis has made it right with a credit to our account. We very much appreciate the effort.

Hotel Review
Porto Naousa
Naousa

It had mold in the shower and was hard to get to via Google Maps. Also its a little loud. You could hear dogs barking, motorcycles, etc. It did have a really nice courtyard and they brought us breakfast and coffee. in the morning which was a nice touch.

Authenticity & Character
It's cute
Location
walkable to shops and restaurants in Naoussa
Staff
Front desk was nice and accomodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mold in shower
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Oct 13, 2023

Dear Suzy,

Thank you so much for your review!!

It was so great to welcome you all to Greece and meet you in person!!

You are a wonderful team !!

Keep traveling and smiling!!

Best regards.

Antonis

Amazing Honeymoon in Athens, Paros, Naxos, & Santorini!
Greece | Sep 12 - Sep 24, 2023

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Lauren B.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023
Antonis was amazing through all phases of planning and traveling to Greece for our honeymoon - it couldn't have been more perfect! He catered the trip based on what we were looking for, and we did everything from a historical tour in Athens to relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Naxos, to an interactive cooking class with the locals, to a sunset cruise in Santorini. The trip itself was extremely smooth - Antonis met us at our hotel when we arrived to brief us on our trip and answer any... Read more

Antonis was amazing through all phases of planning and traveling to Greece for our honeymoon - it couldn't have been more perfect!

He catered the trip based on what we were looking for, and we did everything from a historical tour in Athens to relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Naxos, to an interactive cooking class with the locals, to a sunset cruise in Santorini. The trip itself was extremely smooth - Antonis met us at our hotel when we arrived to brief us on our trip and answer any questions we had. From there, we always had a driver who picked us up and transferred us to any activity or ferry we needed to get to. It made island hopping completely stress free!

All in all - I would 100% recommend booking travel to Greece with Antonis! He was amazing and made our honeymoon the best it could be!!

Hotel Reviews
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

The location of this hotel was perfect. We were right downtown and could walk to all the main attractions. The breakfast spread was amazing, especially the bread.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Santana Luxury Suites Naxos
Naxos

The location and view of this hotel were exceptional! While the breakfast was slightly lacking compared to our other accommodations, the overall experience was not hindered!

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Location
Staff
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Sophia Luxury Suites
Santorini

This hotel was in a quieter location in Imerovigli, which we appreciated. We enjoyed the sunset from here more than in Oia. The breakfast was delivered to our room, which was a nice touch. However, the location is not as convenient for shops and restaurants if other travelers are looking for that.

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Activity Reviews
Naxos Fishing Experience
Naxos Fishing Experience
Naxos

Unfortunately, this activity was canceled due to high winds. Initially, I was disappointed, but our specialist had warned us about this possibility and we had a backup plan. We ended up exploring Naxos, which was still an amazing experience.

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Cooking Class in Naxos
Cooking Class in Naxos
Naxos

This was a highlight of the trip for me. We cooked with a local couple in their home, which was a wonderful, authentic experience. We made delicious food using ingredients from their garden. The couple didn't speak English but our guide did a great job translating for us.

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Food
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The Island of Santorini - Tour & Wine Tasting
The Island of Santorini - Tour & Wine Tasting
Santorini

This was a good experience, although it felt a bit rushed. The winery was beautiful and we tasted three different wines. We also had a quick tour of the facility. I wish we could have stayed a bit longer to really enjoy the setting.

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Hiking From Caldera Fira to Oia
Hiking From Caldera Fira to Oia
Santorini

The hike was beautiful with stunning views. Our guide was great, but as my husband and I have experienced hikers, we could have done it without a guide. However, the guide did provide some interesting information about the island.

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

This was an amazing experience. The catamaran wasn't overly crowded, so we had plenty of space. We made multiple stops and had a full meal prepared on the grill, and the sunset was absolutely stunning.

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Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Oct 03, 2023

Dear Lauren and Zach,

Thank you so much for the fantastic review!!!

It really means a lot to me, knowing that I managed to meet your expectations in the planning of this special trip!!

I believe that the most important factor was your big smile from the moment you arrived in our country!! That's always the most important to experience Greece in the best possible way!!

Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos of your honeymoon!!

You are both lovely and from the depth of my heart, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!!!

With my best regards!!

Antonis

Greece: Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Greece | Aug 28 - Sep 18, 2023

Darcy
Darcy G.
Crest Hill, IL | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023
Antonis did a great job planning our trip to Greece. He listened to our feedback and catered the trip specifically to our needs. The hotels were clean and well located and the activities were perfect for our adventurous and active lifestyles! A few of the activities that we appreciated most were the “Magnificent Athens” tour (Zakia K. our guide was knowledgeable and full of passion as we toured the Parthenon, acropolis and other sites), the Naxos bike ride (Nikos was a great guide and we... Read more

Antonis did a great job planning our trip to Greece. He listened to our feedback and catered the trip specifically to our needs. The hotels were clean and well located and the activities were perfect for our adventurous and active lifestyles! A few of the activities that we appreciated most were the “Magnificent Athens” tour (Zakia K. our guide was knowledgeable and full of passion as we toured the Parthenon, acropolis and other sites), the Naxos bike ride (Nikos was a great guide and we loved that the bike shop was family owned and we got tons of exercise), the Fira to Oira hike on Santorini (Agatha was our guide and her passion and energy was inspiring, and the hike kept us challenged), and finally the Samaria Gorge hike. We loved the hike and were so glad to have someone pick us up and ensure we were in the right places at the right time. We probably didn’t need a guide throughout the hike, but Georgios was great nonetheless. Lots of challenge and beautiful views with this last hike and that’s exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed the winery visit in Heraklion so much! The driver wasn’t really sure what to do with us with an early pick up and the winery wasn’t quite sure what package we received, but with some chatting everything was figured out and it was a great day!

Finally, we most appreciated how prompt and easy the transfers were between airports, ferries and hotels. Wonderfully arranged and took the thinking out of it for us.

We can’t thank KimmKimm enough and especially Antonis for their help!

Activity Reviews
Discover Naxos by bike
Discover Naxos by bike
Naxos

Nikos was an excellent guide! Appreciated the level of exercise and the amazing sites!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Nikos and meeting his dad that owns the shop
Magnificent Athens
Magnificent Athens
Athens

Zakia was an amazing, knowledgeable driver who was open to answering all of our questions. Spent just the right amount of time at each site and guided us to shade when we needed it! The driver was also great.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Zakia and driver were perfect!
Transport
Hiking From Caldera Fira to Oia
Hiking From Caldera Fira to Oia
Santorini

Agatha! Passion and excitement. Loved this hike and the challenge and Agatha’s love for life made it even better. Good sized group with similar fitness level helped.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Agatha was our favorite!
Transport
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

Great service, amazing food and good size group for boat size. Once in a lifetime opportunity to swim on the sea and view the island from the sea.

Quality of Experience
Food
Really impressed with the quality of food!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Countryside of Heraklion & the Roads of Cretan Wine
The Countryside of Heraklion & the Roads of Cretan Wine
Heraklion

Beautiful winery with friendly service and great food! Appreciated the “private” table.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The driver seemed to have too much time between pick up and drop off at the winery and he did not really know how to use the time. Maybe a direct ride to the winery would have been best. All worked out just fine.
Private tour of Eleftherna and Rethymno Villages
Private tour of Eleftherna and Rethymno Villages
Rethymno

Great way to see sites we would not have seen otherwise! The monastery was great.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Unique Private Tour Of Samaria Gorge
The Unique Private Tour Of Samaria Gorge
Chania

Amazing hike! We love a challenge and this hit the mark. Rocky with a steep, steep decline but the views made it all worthwhile. It was also awesome to end in the village and enjoy lunch and the beach. It was a very long day though and we weren’t aware ahead of time that we would have a long ferry and drive home. Plan for a full day. So glad we did it! We also were prepared with serious hiking shoes which was helpful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Georgios was a good guide. However, we realized that we really didn’t need a guide. We really appreciated the drivers though!
Transport
Very helpful to have experienced drivers to get you to the top/start and to get you home on the winding roads.
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Sep 27, 2023

Dear Darcy and Dan,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!

It was so great to welcome you to Greece and meet you in person!!

I really enjoyed the morning coffee with you upon your arrival in Athens!!

You are lovely people and it's so great to know that you enjoyed your trip to our country!!

Fantastic photo album by the way!!Thank you for sharing all these wonderful moments!!

Looking forward to welcoming you to Greece again in the future!!

With my best regards.

Antonis

Phenomenal Experience with kimkim and in Greece
Greece | Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2023

Audrey
Audrey M.
Baltimore, MD | Reviewed on Sep 17, 2023
My wife and I just spent our honeymoon in the Greek Islands and it was as close to perfect as it could have been. Our experience with kimkim was extremely positive and stress free. Our local specialist, Antonis, could not have been more amazing. From the very beginning of the planning process, he was flexible with our requests and changes, never pressured us to agree to anything we didn't want, and was all-around professional and highly competent. In the months leading up to our trip,... Read more

My wife and I just spent our honeymoon in the Greek Islands and it was as close to perfect as it could have been.

Our experience with kimkim was extremely positive and stress free. Our local specialist, Antonis, could not have been more amazing. From the very beginning of the planning process, he was flexible with our requests and changes, never pressured us to agree to anything we didn't want, and was all-around professional and highly competent.

In the months leading up to our trip, he was highly responsive to our questions and provided us everything we needed in a timely manner.

But even better than the pre-trip assistance, was his assistance while we traveled to Greece and while we were there. We encountered several delays between airline and water ferry issues, but Antonis was there to guide us and check on things and give us valuable information usually within minutes. He didn't leave us on our own once the trip was planned, he was there through all the hiccups and snags along the way.

While in country, Antonis REALLY set us up with a great experience. He set up all the transportation to and from the airport, the water ports, and to our excursions. The drivers were always on time, pleasant, and had very nice and reliable vehicles (Mercedes every time!) which made us feel comfortable and made the trip enjoyable. The two catamaran trips we took went flawless and were an incredible experience. The staff were professional, pleasant, and really took first-class care of us. Again, Antonis set us up with the best of the best.

The accommodations were also outstanding. Ada from Modernity Suites in Santorini was beyond amazing. She was super helpful with our check in even though we arrived late due to a flight delay. She was always on site and more than willing to help with anything we needed. She recommended a laundry when all our clothes were soaked from being left in the rain on the airport tarmac. She recommended places to visit while in Santorini and even made travel arrangements for us to the beach and back. Her staff made us an incredible breakfast every morning (made to order) and it was delivered to us on time, warm, and delicious.

Antonis also hooked us up in Naxos with a BEAUTIFUL room at the Santana Luxury Suites. The room was exquisite and the ocean front view was something off a post card.

Finally, the hotel in Athens was also gorgeous. Located in downtown Athens in the middle of everything (dining, historic sites, etc), the Elia Ermou Athens Hotel was a great bookend to an amazing trip.

Thank you Antonis, Ada, Sunset Oia, and Naxos Catamaran for an unforgettable honeymoon in Greece!

Ron and Audrey

Hotel Reviews
Modernity Suites
Santorini

Gorgeous view, incredible staff, and outstanding location. Ada and her team are what would have me stay here again!

Authenticity & Character
Cute, quaint, lovely space. Very European feel.
Location
Right in downtown Fira, close to literally EVERYTHING. But quiet and comfortable. The view looking over the water was something we couldn't wait to see each morning.
Staff
Ugh, so friendly and warm. I felt like we were their only customers. Ada is the best!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean, quiet and comfortable. We always came back to a fresh and clean room each evening. And if we needed anything, they gave it to us immediately.
Santana Luxury Suites Naxos
Naxos

Perfectly situated on a quiet portion of the beach with a view to die for. The hotel and restaurant staff were attentive and friendly. The food and drinks at the hotel had us eating there daily.

Authenticity & Character
Modern room with automatic shades, fancy lighting, and a view of the ocean from your bed! Updated bathroom and shower...everything was first class.
Location
Amazing! Quiet, away from the crazy part of the public beach about a 1/4 mile away, and within walking distance of several great restaurants where you could eat literally on the beach and watch the sun set.
Staff
Attentive, helpful, and super friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed was made, whole room cleaned, and fresh towels every day. Pefection!
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

Modern hotel with professional and friendly staff.

Authenticity & Character
Super modern and high quality beds and bathrooms with marble.
Location
In the middle of Athens in a beautiful, safe area with TONS of shops and restaurants. The 7th floor restaurant overlooking Athens and the Acropolis is unbeatable.
Staff
Friendly and helpful in every way.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The bed was super comfortable and the bathroom was out of a magazine.
Activity Reviews
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

Best experience we could have ever asked for. The staff on board the Sunset Delos (George, Yannis, and Katerina) were awesome and the dinner they cooked for us was other world.

Quality of Experience
On time crew, professional, safe, and all-around awesome and pleasant. Offered beer, wine, and snacks, plus an amazing lunch!
Food
EVERYTHING! lol
Guides, Drivers and Staff
First-class, friendly, and wonderful,
Transport
On time, reliable, clean, and pain free!
Morning Catamaran Cruise
Morning Catamaran Cruise
Naxos

We left early once everyone was on board which gave us even more time for this amazing experience.

Quality of Experience
The entire thing was amazing. The sites where we stopped to swim, the meal, the hospitality were all first class.
Food
Authentic Greek meal! Phenomenal.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff was so friendly and welcoming and seemed like they wanted us there.
Transport
Flawless, on time and comfortable.
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Sep 27, 2023

Dear Audrey and Ron,

It was a great pleasure interacting with you during the planning of your honeymoon in Greece!!
You were always so nice and polite and this made my work even more pleasant!!

I am so happy to know that you had a great time and that you enjoyed every moment!!!

From the depth of my heart, I would like to wish you a long and happy marriage full of beautiful moments!!

With my best regards!!

Antonis

This trip was a dream! Antonis truly listened...
Greece | Jul 5 - Jul 17, 2023

Katherine
Katherine W.
Broad Ripple, IN | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023
This trip was a dream! Antonis truly listened to our ideas, made adjustments as we discussed different ideas, and built an amazing trip beyond our expectations. We were thrilled with the personal attention and level of service. The hotel accommodations were very comfortable and stylish, and the excursions and tour guides he found for us were equally great! Five stars!! Read more

This trip was a dream! Antonis truly listened to our ideas, made adjustments as we discussed different ideas, and built an amazing trip beyond our expectations. We were thrilled with the personal attention and level of service. The hotel accommodations were very comfortable and stylish, and the excursions and tour guides he found for us were equally great! Five stars!!

Hotel Reviews
Amalia Hotel Delphi
Delphi

This view was beyond expectation, both from our room and from the mountainside pool area. Walkable to the quaint village area, which was an added bonus.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Gregoris the bartender was so fun to chat with!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amalia Nafplio
Nafplio

Beautiful views. Very swanky 1960s vibe. Nice pool and delicious breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka
Theopetra, Kalabaka
Authenticity & Character
Location
Wish we could have seen the mountains from the pool area but the view was blocked by the trees.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Athenian Callirhoe Hotel
Athens

Great location, walkable to Plaka, the Parthenon, and many other historical attractions. Amazing rooftop bar with view of the Parthenon.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Santana Luxury Suites Naxos
Naxos

This place is beyond words. Personalized and always attentive service from the moment we arrived - the staff truly make it their jobs to assure the guests are happy and well taken care of. And the view from our balcony and of course from the private beach with ultra-comfy beach chairs was amazing. Breakfast and beach-side food/drink service were delicious. Perfection all around.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aria Lito Mansion
Santorini

The location of this hotel is excellent - literally steps from the main shopping and dining streets of Santorini, so no car is necessary. The staff was very helpful and assisted with finding dinner options as well as anything else we needed. Beautiful small pool area where you can also enjoy the views as well as hear the nearby historic church bells. Delicious breakfast served alfresco on the patio.

Authenticity & Character
Rooms were spacious and clean. If anything, they could invest in some wall art.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Group Tour of Mycenae & Epidaurus (Mainland Tour 1/4)
Group Tour of Mycenae & Epidaurus (Mainland Tour 1/4)
Mycenae

Demetra was an amazing tour guide - she is an actual archaeologist, and was able to provide the perfect blend of detailed history and entertaining stories. George our driver was masterful in navigating the small streets and long roads - he made the trip extra enjoyable as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Group Tour of Ancient Olympia (Mainland Tour 2/4)
Group Tour of Ancient Olympia (Mainland Tour 2/4)
Olympia

Demetra was an amazing tour guide - she is an actual archaeologist, and was able to provide the perfect blend of detailed history and entertaining stories. George our driver was masterful in navigating the small streets and long roads - he made the trip extra enjoyable as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Group Tour of Delphi  (Mainland Tour 3/4)
Group Tour of Delphi (Mainland Tour 3/4)
Delphi

Demetra was an amazing tour guide - she is an actual archaeologist, and was able to provide the perfect blend of detailed history and entertaining stories. George our driver was masterful in navigating the small streets and long roads - he made the trip extra enjoyable as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Group Tour of Meteora (Mainland Tour 4/4)
Group Tour of Meteora (Mainland Tour 4/4)
Meteora

Demetra was an amazing tour guide - she is an actual archaeologist, and was able to provide the perfect blend of detailed history and entertaining stories. George our driver was masterful in navigating the small streets and long roads - he made the trip extra enjoyable as well.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Island of Naxos
The Island of Naxos
Naxos

Our favorite location from this trip!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Phillipa provided an informative and wonderful private tour of the island! Definitely recommend.
Transport
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

This was the perfect way to end our trip! Gorgeous views along the entire cruise, with the option for swimming or just lounging onboard. The drinks flowed freely and the BBQ dinner rivaled some of the best restaurant dinners we had in Greece! Still thinking about that amazing shrimp saganaki!!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jul 24, 2023

Dear Katherine and Joel,

I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your trip to our country!!

Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future!!

Best regards.

Antonis

Likes and Dislikes of our Greece tour
Greece | Jun 9 - Jun 18, 2023

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Deepa K.
Radnor, PA | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023
Things we loved:
1. Locations of all our hotels in Athens, Naxos and Santorini.
2. Sunset cruise in Santorini - Sunset Oia were amazing (food and staff)
3. Trip to Delphi
4. Trip in Naxos. Since it was private, we could spend more time on things we liked.
Things we did not love so much:
1. Would have preferred a private tour in Athens. The visit to the Acropolis was at noon and very hot and it should have been done first thing in the morning before the crowds came. Also we were the...
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Things we loved:
1. Locations of all our hotels in Athens, Naxos and Santorini.
2. Sunset cruise in Santorini - Sunset Oia were amazing (food and staff)
3. Trip to Delphi
4. Trip in Naxos. Since it was private, we could spend more time on things we liked.
Things we did not love so much:
1. Would have preferred a private tour in Athens. The visit to the Acropolis was at noon and very hot and it should have been done first thing in the morning before the crowds came. Also we were the first ones picked up and wasted 1.5 hrs waiting for others to get picked up. The drive by tour of Syntagna square was a waste and we had do it again on our own to enjoy. The private tour would have included Acropolis, archaeological museum, syntagna square, walking tour of plaka and monastriki square.
2. Would have preferred a private tour to Delphi. It would have been faster and more enjoyable.
3. Would have preferred a better hotel in Santorini. Felt a bit cramped overall.

Hotel Reviews
Titania Hotel
Athina

Great location with walking access to all sights in Athens. Great view of the acropolis from the 11th floor breakfast area. Amazing breakfast buffet with lots of choices. Did not like their bathrooms for the family suites with the sliding foldable glass door. Very uncomfortable and cramped.

Authenticity & Character
Bathrooms for sure
Location
We could walk to acropolis, monastriki square and plaka neighborhood very easily. Syntagna square was very close as well.
Staff
Very friendly and quick service.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything
Lagos Mare
Naxos

Great location and ambience and the staff was amazing.

Authenticity & Character
Ambience was great and the layout was amazing.
Location
Just a 15 walk to the beachfront
Staff
They were friendly and we had great conversations with them by the pool.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We had nothing to complain about.
Nissos Thira Hotel
Santorini

Great location but did not like the cramped rooms. Meant more for small families with limited luggage or backpackers.

Authenticity & Character
Location
5 min walk to the bus terminus with buses to Oia and Kamari. 15 min walk to Atlantis Hotel where we began our coastal walk towards Oia. 10 min walk to Fira central where there are plenty of restaurants and shops.
Staff
Staff should help visitors carry their suitcases to their rooms. We were 2 flights down and had to carry our own big suitcases up and down.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Panoramic Sightseeing of Athens
Panoramic Sightseeing of Athens
Athens

Would have preferred a private tour that could be customized to what we wanted to see. Wasted 1.5 hours picking up other guests. We visited Acropolis around noon when it was too hot and the kids did not enjoy that at all.

Quality of Experience
Smaller group tours or private tours
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide was too chatty towards the end
Transport
Good comfortable bus
Delphi, the Navel of the Earth
Delphi, the Navel of the Earth
Athens

Amazing trip to Delphi. The guide was knowledgeable but sometimes too chatty that the kids lost focus. We did not like the food at the restaurant in Delphi village. It was downright horrible. We would have preferred stopping at a restaurant of our choice. The trip lasted from 7:30am to 7:30pm. A private tour would have been faster.

Quality of Experience
Less talking by the guide and choice of restaurants. The restaurant on the tour was horrible.
Food
Everything. Appetizers to dessert were all horrible
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Island of Naxos
The Island of Naxos
Naxos

Great private tour of Naxos. The guide was knowledgeable but sometimes too chatty. Towards the end we just wanted some quiet time to wind down. We were able to spend extra time in places we liked and change the itinerary based on time.

Quality of Experience
The olive oil tour and city tour along the way was amazing. We bought some olives and spices at the local stores.
Food
Great food and views. We had kids with allergies and they were able to accommodate us.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

Amazing boat and liked the crew. Liked that it was semi private and not crowded. Food served on board was amazing and there were accommodations made for allergies and vegetarians.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Antonis Alexandrou
Antonis
Antonis Alexandrou
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 21, 2023

Hi Deepa,

I hope that you are well and that you had a pleasant flight back home!!

It was great to welcome you to our country and meet you all in person!!

You were all lovely and your smiles and positive energy when you arrived in Athens, is something that I will remember for a long time!!

Thank you so much for the feedback. It's precious for us and I really appreciate it!!

Antonis