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Chris Leontopoulos

Hello, my name is Chris

I am Canadian by birth, but my family’s roots can be traced centuries back to two beautiful mountain villages in Greece.
One in the shadow of Mount Olympus, and one very near Ancient Delphi on Mount Parnassos.

As a boy, when my family would visit Greece, my father would take me to see the ruins at Delphi, Olympia and other historical sites. He would fill my head with a images of how life was in ancient times, tell me stories about Socrates and Alexander the Great.
Our family moved back to Greece when I was a teenager, and I have been living in Greece all my adult life.

This was a turning point in my life. 

I was intoxicated by the landscape, the culture, the lifestyle. To this day, I am constantly reading and learning about the history of Greece, crisscrossing the mountains on my motorcycle, or sailing Poseidon’s beloved Aegean sea, eagerly uncovering new aspects of the diverse culture.

Now, as a father myself, I love taking my children to those same sites, reading with them tales of Odysseus and Jason, and inspiring them to dig into the vast wealth of the culture themselves.

​My passion for exploring Greece, for learning new things, for meeting new people, combined with my high standards for quality services, has lead me to be employed in various aspects of the travel and hospitality industry since I was a teen. From summer jobs at souvenir shops, to cooking at traditional tavernas, to reservations desks, to managing small hotels.

​So it is no accident that I created a vocation based on these experiences, becoming a Greece travel specialist.

Actually I consider myself to be somewhat of an ambassador of Greece. I am always excited for the opportunity to “show off” this stunning country to travelers from abroad.

Whether it is for a romantic honeymoon, for some fun in the sun, and especially for those who want to dig beneath the surface, and uncover the many layers of this timeless and beautiful country. 

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in all things Greek!

There are so many unique islands, so many beautiful settings and sites on the mainland, so many distinct “shades of Greece” that it could take a lifetime to explore them all! So many options for amazing and exciting activities depending on one’s interests. Then, there are so many ways of getting around, some scenic, some adventurous, some comfortable, and some not very efficient! Boats, planes, cars, trains etc. Given that most visitors only get to visit Greece once in a lifetime, and they have limited time to do so, it is essential to make the right decisions when planning.

This is where I come in.

I make a special effort to understand my client’s special interests and needs, their budgets and time constraints. I strive to make each custom trip that I design exciting, memorable, and efficient so that no time or money is wasted. After so many years of exploring Greece myself, I apply my extensive experience, my passion for the culture and history, quality services and accommodations, to suggest the best locations, activities, and accommodations for each and every traveler.

Over the past few years, I have extended my area of expertise to Italy. I’ve planned several custom trips, and I’ve had the pleasure of exploring many parts of our neighboring country myself, comparing our similarities and learning about our cultural differences. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I think that it goes back to my early love for mythology and for the Greek language.
When I first started to read the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, of Odysseus, and the labors of Hercules, I realized that the backdrop for all these amazing tales was travel and exploration.

The Odyssey begins with this phrase:
"Sing in me Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end…..he saw the town lands and learned the minds of many distant men…"

As I began to learn the Greek language at an early age, I would frequently come across the term “tetraperatos” (τετραπέρατος) and I understood it to mean someone who is very intelligent, or smart.

At a later age, when I began to dig deeper into the semantics of the language, I realized that the literal meaning of the word is “one who has seen the four corners of the world” (tetra= four, + perata= distant ends).
So the Greeks have coded into their language the concept that intelligence is a direct result of travel.

As you can understand, I was left with little choice. If I wanted to cultivate myself and broaden my horizons, reading books would not be enough.

I had to get out and explore the world! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I always like to think that the most exciting journey is the next one that is in the planning!
If I look back at my travels in Greece and abroad, I have a hard time selecting one specific trip over the other as the most unique. But I can recall highlights from many.

As a novice sailor, my first actually trip as a skipper, my wife and I chartered a boat from Athens, and on the first afternoon we dropped anchor for the night in the little gulf under Cape Sounion. It was a night with a clear sky and full moon, (planned by accident of course!) and I spent the night captivated by the spectacle of the full moon rising above and illuminating the ruins of the majestic temple of Poseidon. I don’t think that I’ll ever forget how beautiful the sight was. It was like the sea god was giving me his consent for my first trip, nodding to me that he would ensure calm seas along the way. Clearly I misinterpreted the sign, because the trip turned out to be quite an adventure in the end!

A few years earlier, I took advantage of a short hiatus between positions, and decided to “take off” on my motorcycle, to destinations unknown! Armed only with basic biking gear, a couple of changes of clothes and a map, (this was before smart phones, GPS, and Gopro cameras!). I flipped a coin to decide if I would go north or south, (it came up north) and took off! I rode for hours on end, mountain top to mountain top, tiny village to tiny village, sea side town to sea side town, only planning to get to whatever destination made sense by nightfall. I saw so many hidden corners of Greece, tasted so many local delicacies, met so many wonderful people along the way, made so many friends that I am still in touch with to this day. I still remember the sinking feeling that I had in my gut, about 10 days later as I traversed the last few miles to return to my “base” and get back to “normality”.

More recently, I had the extreme pleasure of traveling for a week on the largest full-rigged sailing cruise ship in the world, the Royal Clipper. We embarked from the port of Piraeus, with Rome as our ultimate destination. We rounded the Peloponnese, stopping at Monemvasia and Olympia. Then after a full day at sea, we reached the coast of Sicily, the town of Naxos, where we were met be a huge sign on the dock informing us that Naxos was the first Greek colony on Sicily in the 7th century BC. After a day of exploration with a rented car that took us up to Mount Etna, we sailed through the mythical straits of Scilla and Haryvdi (as Odysseus did so long ago!) and we stayed up on the deck till very late at night to see the live volcano on the isle of Stromboli as we passed it by. A puff of smoke and a bursting red hue lighting up the night sky every few minutes. Unforgettable! After exploring the stunning towns on the Amalfi coast, witnessing the amazing ruins at Pompeii, we reached Rome where we spent a couple of days taking in as many of the sites as possible, and of course enjoying the amazing food!
What made this particular trip memorable, besides the incredible cruise ship, like a setting taken out of a story book from the 1900’s, besides the amazing sites and places, was the fact that this was my first “father and son” adventure! I got to see all these things not only through my eyes, but through the wild and excited eyes of my 8 year old boy as well. A priceless experience that I wish for every parent. "

Chris is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents
Santorini at sunset
Gourmet Experience & Outdoor Adventure in Athens, Crete & Santorini - 12 Days

Offering the perfect balance of outdoor activities and gourmet pursuits that provide insight into Greece's history and culture, the pleasures of Athens, Crete, and Santorini await. Begin in Athens and discover the city, kayak around Cape Sounio at sunset, and hike in Parnassos National Park. Then it's off to Crete to sample local cuisine and relax on the famous pink sand beach of Elafonissi before ending the adventure with several days on Santorini.

Relax on a holiday on Oia, a Santorini Greek island
Sun and Sea in Athens, Naxos & Santorini- 11 Days

Soak up the sunshine on this 11-day luxury tour of Greece, Naxos, and Santorini. Enjoy a guided tour of Athens' ancient Acropolis, an escorted drive of the coastline, and a sunset over Cape Sounio. On Naxos, take lessons to windsurf, sail to the Small Cyclades, and catch a high-speed ferry to Santorini for a catamaran cruise over pristine waters to swim, snorkel, and lie out on the island's famous volcanic beaches.

Dinner for two on Santorini
Wine, Sun, and Romance in Athens & the Greek Islands - 13 Days

Experience the best of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini on this romantic 13-day luxury voyage. You'll explore the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and sample local delicacies before being whisked away to drink red wines around Nemea and sail along the picturesque coastline of Nafplio. Then it's off to discover the beautiful beaches of Greece's islands, cruise turquoise waters on a catamaran, and cap the experience with a professional photographer documenting your sunkissed excursion around Santorini's most scenic locales.

Colorful beachfront houses in Mykonos
Adventure & Relaxation in Athens, Mykonos, Paros & Santorini - 10 Days

From the bustling capital of Athens to quiet villages on idyllic islands, this 10-day tour takes you to some of Greece's most appealing destinations. After sightseeing in the big city at the start of the trip, you'll sail to the island of Mykonos, where you'll tour the charming 18th-century neighborhood of Little Venice and relax on the beach. Then it's off to the lesser-visited island of Paros, a picturesque place to explore in your own rental car. Wrap up the trip on the famous island of Santorini, where you'll visit a local winery, shop for handicrafts in traditional villages, sunbathe on the Red Beach, and catch glorious sunsets over the sea.

Overlooking Oia
10 Days in Greece - 6 Family-Friendly Itineraries

Greece has a multitude of wonders to attract you and your family for 10 days of adventure. It's one of the sunniest places in the world, so catch some rays as you explore the cultural capital of Athens in the company of storytellers, breathe in the healing airs of Crete on easy hikes and treasure hunts, and watch the stunning sunsets of Santorini from secret spots.

Recent trip reviews for Chris

We had a great trip to Greece with kimkim!
Greece | Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2022

Christy
Christy C.
San Rafael, CA | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

We had a great trip to Greece with kimkim's support. The interface is super intuitive and easy to navigate. The planning was super easy and Chris provided helpful insights. He suggested more time on one island rather than hopping around a lot which was a great decision. He responded quickly and clearly with each of our questions and requests. I also loved that at each transfer point we were provided exactly what we needed the night before. Rather than traveling with a bunch of passes... read more

We had a great trip to Greece with kimkim's support. The interface is super intuitive and easy to navigate. The planning was super easy and Chris provided helpful insights. He suggested more time on one island rather than hopping around a lot which was a great decision. He responded quickly and clearly with each of our questions and requests. I also loved that at each transfer point we were provided exactly what we needed the night before. Rather than traveling with a bunch of passes and tickets, we got exactly what we needed when we needed it.

Also we had a weather problem that almost left us stranded on one of the islands. Chris and his staff worked very hard to get us options to get off the island and to the wedding which was the point of the trip. It was great and we made it!

Definitely highly recommend Chris, kimkim and will re-use in the future!

Activity Reviews
Farm Tour & Private Farm-to-Table Lunch
Paros
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Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens
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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Well Handled by Kim Kim. Will Use their service again when we next visit !
Greece | Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2022

Mark
Mark A.
Singapore | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

The overall trip 7 days was very well handled by Kim Kim and their affiliates in particular the following :
a) Acropolis and Flavors of Athens.
- Aleks the tour guide was superb in his presentation and photo taking. Very well received by my wife and I, though he has so much to share, the 2 hour tour of Acropolis went by in a flash. 9.5 /10
b) Food expert guide : Andreas, another really warm and friendly guide who took us to the main Monstiriki market and savour the eats around the area. 9... read more

The overall trip 7 days was very well handled by Kim Kim and their affiliates in particular the following :
a) Acropolis and Flavors of Athens.
- Aleks the tour guide was superb in his presentation and photo taking. Very well received by my wife and I, though he has so much to share, the 2 hour tour of Acropolis went by in a flash. 9.5 /10
b) Food expert guide : Andreas, another really warm and friendly guide who took us to the main Monstiriki market and savour the eats around the area. 9 / 10

b) Mythical Argolis Day trip
- Georges had some trouble communicating in English, but he made it up by giving us the BEST seafood meal eaten at Alloum restaurant at Napfoli. Meal 10 / 10. Superb !
- the fortress at Palamidi was scenic and the Acropolis of Mycenae were also good, but perhaps lacking an interactive guide to explain more to us. 8/10.

Accomodation : Sweet Home Boutique ; Good breakfast, excellent location, although room could have been newer. Aphrodite is a gem of a front desk lady. So helpful and nice.

c) Mykonos (3 days 2 nights)
- Small miscommunication of pickup time on 21st Sept, 15 minutes delay. The rest went on without a hitch.
- Great time spent there. Enjoyed every minute of our time there.

Accomodation : Elena Mykonos Hotel
> Really central, and nice room. Good breakfast.

d) Santorini
- No hitches, and the views were fantastic.

- Waterless farming tour. Excellent ! This is really something else and the guide Anna and our group made it so memorable to be with. The meal under the Ficus tree was so enjoyable !

- Kastro Hotel : Excellent Hotel location, suite was facing the blue ocean.

Only 3 hitches, 1. the owner rather standoffish, but no major glitches.
2. Room is rather old and cupboards had dank smell.
3. Could not flush toilet paper into the WC. (I guess this applies to all of Santorini).

Hotel Reviews
Elena Hotel Mykonos
Mykonos
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Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens
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Kastro Suites
Santorini
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Awesome Trip in Every Way!
Greece | Sep 4 - Sep 19, 2022

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ken k.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

First of all, the trip exceeded our expectations by a long ways! Thank you so much Chris for all your help in the planning and execution!
Our first stop was in Athens, where we stayed in the plako district in a very cute suite in a perfect location. The hostess there [named Magna, I believe] was super helpful in every way.
We were met at the hotel and taken to the fast ferry by an individual whose name I cannot remember. In fact we were always met on time in each location but the names... read more

First of all, the trip exceeded our expectations by a long ways! Thank you so much Chris for all your help in the planning and execution!
Our first stop was in Athens, where we stayed in the plako district in a very cute suite in a perfect location. The hostess there [named Magna, I believe] was super helpful in every way.
We were met at the hotel and taken to the fast ferry by an individual whose name I cannot remember. In fact we were always met on time in each location but the names of the driver's escape me. Nonetheless they were all punctual and most pleasant.
Our next stop was Cyros, where he stayed as an unbelievably amazing suite with a beautiful large deck overlooking the ocean! The proprietor [Doddy] and her daughter were most gracious and helpful. The breakfasts they provided were outstanding.
Our next stop was Naxos, and it was the least favorite places on the trip. The room we stayed in was somewhat dark, and although it did have a view of the ocean, between us and the ocean was a parking lot and a field. The breakfast was outstanding but not in the building we were staying in, Although the location was not bad, it was not great either. We would not recomend this hotel. The highlight of the island was the car rental [which I would highly recommend for both islands] and our tourof the Island.
The final stop was the highlight of the trip which was Santorini. The accomodationds were unbelieveable, as was the hostess, Again great breakfasts. We took a guided tour of the Island ending in a wine tasting location, and we probably no more about Santorini than we do about Victoria where we live. The guide on the tour was the key reason that it was such a success. We are uncertain about his name but believe it was Bosnos, or something similar. Most informative and entertaining as well! On the last day we went on a sunset cruise on a catamaran, and although the sea was quite rough, it was well worth taking gravol and enjoying the scenery and company. The staff on the boat were most gracious, serving beer, wine and a very good dinner. It was a nice way to finish off our visit to Greece.

Hotel Reviews
Lithies Traditional Homes
Thíra
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kyria Boutique House
Plaka, Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cyano Suites
Naxos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arion Syros
Hermoupolis, Syros
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Santorini Oia & Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting
Greece
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Semi-Private Morning Catamaran Caldera Cruise
Santorini
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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Hello Ken

Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review!
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed all the arrangements we made for you, or just about all the arrangements!
It pains me to hear that the hotel on Naxos was not to your liking. It's one that I've suggested many times before, and to be frank I've not had any negative comments. I think that the problem might have been that I did not manage your expectations of it as well as I should have. it is a decent hotel, in a good... read more

Hello Ken

Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review!
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed all the arrangements we made for you, or just about all the arrangements!
It pains me to hear that the hotel on Naxos was not to your liking. It's one that I've suggested many times before, and to be frank I've not had any negative comments. I think that the problem might have been that I did not manage your expectations of it as well as I should have. it is a decent hotel, in a good location, but I guess not up to par with the other hotels that you had on the trip.
I hope that it did not put too much of a downer on your trip, and I trust that despite the hotel you did enjoy the island of Naxos in general?

None the less, thank you very much again for entrusting us with this special trip,
All the best,

Chris

Greece - City, Mountains and Sea
Greece | Sep 9 - Sep 26, 2022

Chad
Chad M.
Scottsville, KY | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Greece was so amazing that I really do not know where to begin. First, KimKim and Chris were incredible. Chris took the time to talk to me and my wife and really try to understand the type of trip we were after - we wanted to explore on our own, sail on a small boat and see all the sights but not be with a big group.

He put together an 18 day extravaganza that included local guides in Athens (Thanks Apollo !), a car rental with us driving around Greece to Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio and all... read more

Greece was so amazing that I really do not know where to begin. First, KimKim and Chris were incredible. Chris took the time to talk to me and my wife and really try to understand the type of trip we were after - we wanted to explore on our own, sail on a small boat and see all the sights but not be with a big group.

He put together an 18 day extravaganza that included local guides in Athens (Thanks Apollo !), a car rental with us driving around Greece to Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio and all the amazing sites in between. We had lunch with an amazing family of olive oil makers, we toured a winery (that our local guide in Athens suggested), incredible accommodations at each city (we stayed in Galaxidi, Katakolo and Nafplio). The driving was easy and fun and gave us the flexibility to do what we wanted. We made a circle around the Bay of Corinth, returned to Athens and flew to Mykonos. In Mykonos we hopped on a 40 foot sailboat.

We sailed with naxos-yachting.com and had an incredible crew - shout out to Akis and Anna. They took us to Delos, Paros, Naxos, Schinousa and Santorini. Each port was mind blowing and after 4 days of sailing, they are friends for life. They had so much local knowledge and got us off the beaten path - we hit restaurants that only the locals use, we jumped off cliffs, we swam in caves and at one point we found ourselves sitting on the front porch of an old couple's house, laughing and drinking some homemade liquor with them - us not speaking a lick of Greek and them not speaking a lick of English - amazing.

We ended the trip with a few restful days on Santorini - we had wine tour, a boat ride through the caldera and more amazing accommodations - Santorini is like a movie set.

We travel a lot and expect small things/inconveniences to pop up. Honestly, did not have a single one. Every time Chris had planned a driver - they were there on time and professional. Every flight - we had our tickets, transfer etc. Every hotel, they were waiting for us. Unreal.

All in all, one of the best trips of my life.

Hotel Reviews
Athens Manor Houses
Athens

The accommodations are great, the staff super nice and the breakfast was spot on. The location is perfect as we could walk to everything. The only negative for me was the street noise in Athens but even with that, it was great.

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As an American who lives in the South, I was wishing for stronger AC.
Ganimede Hotel
Galaxidi

Beautiful place. My wife and I ended up with a very large room that had a kitchen, bath and upstairs loft. The Breakfast in this place is crazy good. Staff was super. I honestly felt like I was staying in someone's house.

Authenticity & Character
Felt like someone's home - in a good way.
Location
Town is small but we could walk to both harbors in less than 3 minutes. The town is wonderful to walk around.
Staff
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Orizontes View Hotel
Pyrgos Ilia

Clean, crisp, modern, spacious, great AC - oh, and the view !!!!!!

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3Sixty Hotel & Suites
Nafplio

Nafplio is a must see. While I tell everyone that the people I met in Greece were the nicest people in the world, the staff at this hotel topped the list. The young ladies that worked the desk and the breakfast area were delights. They were super helpful, took care of getting our laundry done, hooked us up with suggested beach spots and kept the ice buckets full (which in Europe is amazing). The rooms were large, big ceilings and great. The food at the restaurant (breakfast was included) was great, so good that we stayed for dinner one night.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Small beautiful town and this place is right in the middle of it all.
Staff
THE MOST HELPFUL
Cleanliness & Comfort
Great rooms and great AC
Activity Reviews
Acropolis & Flavors of Athens
Athens

Apollo was our guide and he did a great job answering 1,000 questions, giving us insight into the ruins and, best of all, giving us tips for the rest of the trip. At his suggestion we hit a winery "Up in the Clouds" and had one of those unexpected great days.

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Traditional Lunch at an Olive Oil Producer
Delphi

This was an "optional" but suggested event. We had a group of 6, I called on our way out of Delphi and they said just swing by. HOLY COW - we had one of the best meals, olive oil tasting, discussions with locals on the whole trip. 6 people 4 bottles of wine and all the food you can eat - $140.

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At sea in the Aegean
Greece

Naxos Yachting - Akis and Anna were our crew and they were wonderful.

Quality of Experience
Local folks with local knowledge.
Private Santorini Wine Tour
Santorini

Great tour of a couple of wineries - pretty standard stuff. Our guide Elsa was very sweet and knowledgeable. The dinner after was great food but we were the only people in the place so the atmosphere was a lacking.

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Quality vehicles - very comfortable.
Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Hi Chad

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed, and kind review!
I am ecstatic that all the group had such a wonderful time! The trip was a long time in planning, had many "moving parts" and it was great that everything went well! Especially the good weather you had during the sailing part.
Of course, as you've learned, I have a great team to support my travellers, and we have fantastic guides, partners and hotels that we like to suggest. Combine that with good... read more

Hi Chad

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed, and kind review!
I am ecstatic that all the group had such a wonderful time! The trip was a long time in planning, had many "moving parts" and it was great that everything went well! Especially the good weather you had during the sailing part.
Of course, as you've learned, I have a great team to support my travellers, and we have fantastic guides, partners and hotels that we like to suggest. Combine that with good spirited and open hearted travellers, what could go wrong?

I look forward to hearing from you again in the future if you ever get the itch to explore more of Greece, or Italy (which we also do by the way!)

Till then, all the best!

Chris

The whole trip was perfect! It was everything...
Greece | Sep 3 - Sep 14, 2022

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Paige W.
Bossier City, LA | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

The whole trip was perfect! It was everything and more! Chris planned the perfect trip and all the kimkim staff was with us the whole way through! I will definitely use kimkim again. I can’t imagine why i would plan a trip without them after this!!!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hello Paige

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your kind review!
We are all very happy that you and Christopher enjoyed your trip as much as we enjoyed planning it for you!
I wish you many more fantastic adventures in the future, and of course when you are ready for an encore trip to Greece, I'll be delighted to plan it for you!

All the best,

Chris

The team- and chris- did a terrific job. The...
Greece | Aug 31 - Sep 15, 2022

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tad w.
Palm City, FL | Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

The team- and chris- did a terrific job. The tours were great, the locales visited were the right ones and hotels good. The follow up was good until 2 weeks prior to trip. Restaurant recommendations were also terrific. We would definitely use Chris and Kim Kim again. Thank you!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Hello Tad

Thank you very much for your kind review!
I'm very happy that despite the changes we had to make at the last minute, all went well in the end and that you enjoyed your trip to Greece!
Please give my regards to the rest of the crew, and of course I look forward to hearing from you again in the near future! Perhaps next time we'll sail the Ionian islands!

All the best,

Chris

Chris was amazing! We cannot thank him enough...
Greece | Aug 31 - Sep 10, 2022

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Joel N.
Storrs, CT | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Chris was amazing! We cannot thank him enough for all he did to make this trip just what we wanted. He met and exceeded all our expectations. He made himself available on our time schedule to have many conversations to work out the details. The agenda he put together for us was just what we were looking for (a lot of leisure/relax time with a sprinkle of private tours so I could get my history fix). The drivers he used to shuttle us from place to place were AMAZING. They consistently arrived... read more

Chris was amazing! We cannot thank him enough for all he did to make this trip just what we wanted. He met and exceeded all our expectations. He made himself available on our time schedule to have many conversations to work out the details. The agenda he put together for us was just what we were looking for (a lot of leisure/relax time with a sprinkle of private tours so I could get my history fix). The drivers he used to shuttle us from place to place were AMAZING. They consistently arrived on time or a few minutes early, and always came in luxury vehicles. We could tell Chris put the time into this to make it as stress-free an experience as possible. Every hotel he picked was incredible as well; Hotel Abruzzi with the view of the Pantheon?! UNREAL!). We really cannot thank or recommend Chris enough! Unbelievable experience and cannot wait to do it again :)

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Abruzzi
Rome

The location and view of the Pantheon make this hotel a 4-4.5 Star review in my opinion! The room was a little small and the shower drain was slow to drain the water, which is why I dropped it to 4 stars. However, I would still very much recommend the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
The view of the Pantheon!
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Home and Poetry
Athens

Nice hotel within walking distance of most everything you'll want to see in Athens! The staff was nice but sometimes found them missing from the office when we needed something (like a new key card after we locked ourselves out :-/ Also the A/C did not seem to be working very well

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Galaxy Hotel Naxos
Naxos

Amazing! Loved every minute we spent here. Cannot say enough about the staff! Helen was amazing and the other two (blanking on their names) were extremely helpful and friendly as well. Great location, beautiful pool, ocean view, highly recommend!

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LimeStone Santorini
Santorini

Beautiful hotel. The view is almost hard to take in because of how beautiful it is. However, we found it difficult to find. After our driver dropped us off, the signs on how to get to the actual hotel we vague. We dragged our bags up and down the walk-way (which is on cobblestone path on the side of a hill/mountain) and could not find it. The Limestone is connected/surrounded by two or three other hotels that all look the same. Anyways, finally I found where we go to check in and the gentleman came and helped my wife with her bags. They were very friendly and apologetic, and our stay there was good after that (apart from the A/C breaking the first night; which they did fix the next day). I want to mention the breakfasts - unreal! I have a feeling I will be craving their omelets, fresh fruit and yogurt for many weeks to come. I would go back now knowing how to get to our room! But just beware it might be a frustrating challenge when you first arrive.

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Activity Reviews
Private Vatican Guided Tour
Rome

Anna was unbelievable. Her knowledge and friendliness made this experience for us! We would definitely recommend this tour.

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Private Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Federica was a wealth of knowledge and super friendly! Also very funny! We had a great time with her and loved the tour!

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Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens

Helen did a wonderful job! Unfortunately we had to cut it short as my wife wasn't feeling very well, but we still loved the experience!

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Naxos Town Wine Tour
Naxos

Oh my gosh, Kyriaki was a highlight of this whole trip for us. She made us feel like family and we had the absolute best time walking around the old town with her after the wine and cheese tasting ( which was also very very good, I should probably mention!) We had so much fun with her and would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Naxos!

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Caldera Sailing Cruise
Drama

Beautiful views and very cool experience. Highly recommend

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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Hello Joel

I just read your very kind and generous review,
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and all the amazing information that you provided me with!

I'm very happy that you both had such a good time, that you enjoyed the hotels and activities that I suggested.
I'd love to take credit for everything going well, but we both know that this is a team effort. My amazing colleagues at our head office do all the hard work to make me look good!

I sincerely enjoyed... read more

Hello Joel

I just read your very kind and generous review,
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and all the amazing information that you provided me with!

I'm very happy that you both had such a good time, that you enjoyed the hotels and activities that I suggested.
I'd love to take credit for everything going well, but we both know that this is a team effort. My amazing colleagues at our head office do all the hard work to make me look good!

I sincerely enjoyed planning your trip for you and Elizabeth, and it goes without saying that I'd be overjoyed to plan your encore trip to Greece sometime in the near future!

Till then, all the best and happy travels!

Chris

Trip of a lifetime
Greece | Aug 2 - Aug 12, 2022

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Anastasia G.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Chris really listened and created a first time trip to Athens and the Islands that was both full of informative and delicious experiences, hotels with amazing views and breakfasts within our budget and the right balance of experiences and free days for downtime. We wanted this trip to be both an immersion and a vacation and Chris delivered!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hello Anastasia

Thank you very much for your glowing review!
It was a pleasure planning your trip for you and Emily.
I am very happy that after all you've gone through over the past couple of years, we were able to deliver an amazing birthday trip to Greece!
I wish you only happiness and joy moving forward, and if you ever want to discover more of Greece, you know where to find me!

All the best

Chris

We felt KimKim was very responsive A+++
Greece | Jul 27 - Aug 9, 2022

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Melissa K.
Queensbury, NY | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

We felt KimKim was very responsive A+++
All of our excursions and transfers were on time, clean, courtesy and the upmost professional.
I felt Chris really understood our personalities and needs of our trip.
The house in Santorini has become our all time favorite stay.

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We felt KimKim was very responsive A+++
All of our excursions and transfers were on time, clean, courtesy and the upmost professional.
I felt Chris really understood our personalities and needs of our trip.
The house in Santorini has become our all time favorite stay.

Hotel Reviews
Home and Poetry
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lithies Boutique Hotel
Korithi

One of our best stays of all time. Maria and her team were magnificent.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Glaronissi Beach
Naxos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Eco Beach and Magic Garden
Rhodes

Lack of hot water WIFI was not great in our room

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Activity Reviews
Cooking Class in a Traditional Village
Naxos
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Sailing Trip around Naxos & Small Cyclades islands
Naxos
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Waterless Farming: an insider's food & wine tour
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Semi-Private Morning Catamaran Caldera Cruise
Santorini

Too much volume of people

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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crowded, very loud music
Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens

Guide was amazing, top notch

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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hi Melissa

I am very happy to hear that all went well on your special trip to the Greek Islands!
Somehow, I knew from our discussion that the Lithies would be a great fit for you!
Since your trip was focused on the Aegean, I look forward to hearing from you in the future if you ever want to explore the Ionian islands on the other side of the mainland. Many great islands to chose from!

I thank you for your great review, and I wish you all the best!

Chris

Every interaction thst we had only added magi...
Greece | Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2022

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Robert S.
Longmeadow, MA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Every interaction thst we had only added magic to our trip. A truly mythical experience. Can't say enough about Greece and everything that kim kim provided. Thank you for your undivided attention. Your team was so remarkable!!! read more

Every interaction thst we had only added magic to our trip. A truly mythical experience. Can't say enough about Greece and everything that kim kim provided. Thank you for your undivided attention. Your team was so remarkable!!!

Hotel Reviews
Athens Ivy Suites
Athens

Perfectly located, clean and modern. Staff were wonderful and attentive. Would recommend it 100%.

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Honeymoon Petra Villas
Santorini

Perfect hotel. Epic views, clean and modern. Breakfast was nothing short of opulent. The staff were so kind and helpful. Felt like true concierge service. I can't say enough good things. Scale of 1 to 10 on this review is still an understatement!!!

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Activity Reviews
Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens

Tour guide was so wonderful, patient and knowledgeable. I loved the opportunity to talk about Greek history and mythology with him. We loved our tour. Bonus....he was a great photographer as well!!

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Caldera Sailing Cruise
Drama

A once in a lifetime experience. Views were amazing. Trip was so well organized. Staff were kind and attentive. Lunch was delicious.

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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hi Robert

Glad to hear that you are back home, safe and sound after a terrific trip!
I am especially happy that the little incident with your luggage on arrival was resolved quickly, and that you didn't have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for the trip!

It was a blast planning this trip for you and Kimberly, and we are all happy that you enjoyed the hotels, tours and activities that we planned for you!

It does not look like much on the map, but Greece is a pretty large country,... read more

Hi Robert

Glad to hear that you are back home, safe and sound after a terrific trip!
I am especially happy that the little incident with your luggage on arrival was resolved quickly, and that you didn't have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for the trip!

It was a blast planning this trip for you and Kimberly, and we are all happy that you enjoyed the hotels, tours and activities that we planned for you!

It does not look like much on the map, but Greece is a pretty large country, with countless beautiful islands and hidden treasures. If you ever want to explore more of our fair country, just send me a note!

All the best Robert,

Chris

Chris did a terrific job making arrangements ...
Greece | Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2022

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Harry L.
Princeton, NJ | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Chris did a terrific job making arrangements for meals, tours and transportation. He seemed to be on call 24 hrs each day. Very responsive. Very good at communicating.
We still have some financial issues left to sort out.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Chris was amazing and planned an unforgettabl...
Greece | Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2022

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Diana E.
Clemmons, NC | Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Chris was amazing and planned an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Thank you!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Perfect Trip--Lifelong Memories.
Greece | Jul 5 - Jul 13, 2022

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Jennifer L.
Sterling, VA | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

There are simply not superlatives enough for the service and expertise we received from Chris and his team. From the first call with Chris, I knew we were in excellent hands. We got exactly the trip that we didn't know we always wanted. The accomodations were stellar, the excursions were perfect, the transfers were flawless. Even when we changed our mind about our excursion with only two hours notice, they never blinked an eye. Before this trip, I thought "oh why do you need a travel agent,... read more

There are simply not superlatives enough for the service and expertise we received from Chris and his team. From the first call with Chris, I knew we were in excellent hands. We got exactly the trip that we didn't know we always wanted. The accomodations were stellar, the excursions were perfect, the transfers were flawless. Even when we changed our mind about our excursion with only two hours notice, they never blinked an eye. Before this trip, I thought "oh why do you need a travel agent, I've got the internet..." Now, I think going on a trip without a travel agent is like going into a bear fight armed with only a paper clip--sure you might survive, but it's not going to be easy.

That was the wonderful thing about using Chris and Kimkim--it was all easy. I never worried how to get from the airport to the hotel or if we were at a good hotel. It was all taken care of. Instead I could focus on making memories with my family.

Hotel Reviews
AVA Boutique Hotel
Athens

Even though we only spent one night at the hotel, it was a wonderful experience. You simply can't beat the amazing location making everything very walkable. The hotel staff was attentive and courteous. The room was spacious and comfortable. The front desk staff made dinner recommendations and reservations--even providing a map to give us a feel of the surroundings. I was almost hoping our plane home would get delayed so we'd have to return for another night.

Authenticity & Character
It's just a charming place.
Location
Look right: Acropolis. Look left: Hadrian's arch.
Staff
Always helpful and kind.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was just lovely.
Acrogiali Beach Hotel
Mykonos

We loved this hotel. The staff were helpful and kind--everything was made easy. Our room had the most perfect view over the Aegean. Each morning, I made myself an espresso and watching the sun come up. Everything had the feel of effortless luxury without a hint of pretentiousness. Our room was comfortable and roomy. The view from the room was only usurped by the view from the beach lounge chairs. Even better, you could get bar service directly to your chair. The beach was quiet and sheltered--rarely crowded more than expected. Overall, this place was simply perfect.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the beach, couldn't have gotten closer without being in the water
Staff
Friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heliotopos Hotel
Santorini

This hotel is the most stunning place on earth. My room opened up to a view that required me to pinch myself each morning. Even now, I check my pics "nope, it really looked like that." If the hotel only had the view to recommend it, the hotel would be four star, but it doesn't stop there. The staff is ridiculously kind and considerate, making recommendations, asking how our day went, etc. It's location is easy walking distance to local restaurants and it's about a 30-minute walk to Fira if you want to expand your reach. The wine bar gives the best views on the island--and as it starts to get chilly the servers come by with blankets. Everything on the menu is excellent and you could happily stay there each night. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with enough room for families and the loft gives a bit of privacy. The real star of this hotel though is the view--almost every step gives you a new vista. Heliotopos is simply wonderful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfect location--idyllic.
Staff
The staff went above and beyond to make sure we felt welcome.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens

Kiki was amazing. Having a private tour added so much to our experience and to our knowledge of the site. It was honestly one of the highlights of our trip. Having a private tour guide allowed us to go at our pace and ask every question we could think of. Also, Kiki knew everything.

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It was so thorough.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
we walked--so...uh...yay my feet work?
Day-Trip to Delos Island
Mykonos

I feel this tour unfortunately suffered from comparison with the outstanding tour we had at the Acropolis. It was an exceellent tour with stunning vistas and interesting information about the site.

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Santorini Oia & Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting
Greece

The tour was from the start amazing. Seeing Oia in the morning meant we missed the crowd that can make that town into an anchovy tin. We got to see the beautiful city without feeling crammed into the narrow walk ways. The guide was engaging, funny, and knowledgeable. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Pyrgos and learning about the history of fighting off pirates with narrow walkways and off beat steps. This tour had a potent mix of history and views--plus wine! Can it get better?

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Semi-Private Morning Catamaran Caldera Cruise
Santorini

When we were in Mykonos, we met a fellow traveler who told us that the boat trip would end up being the highlight of the trip--he was not wrong. In fact, he might have undersold it. The tour was stunningly beautiful and almost decadent. How often do you get to spend hours on a boat with wine and great food and fun company--looking at the most beautiful island in the world. The boat staff was informative and helpful. Snorkeling was so amazing and the water (although a bit chilly) was crystal clear and you could see everything. This was definitely something I would do again in a heart beat.

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The boat staff were all helpful and informative.
Transport
Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Jennifer,
Thank you very so much for giving me the opportunity to plan this special trip for you and your family!
I am so happy that you all had so much fun and that you found all the hotels and services that we planned for you to your liking!
Working with people like you, warm friendly and with a great sense of humour, makes my job so easy and so much more rewarding!

I do hope to hear from you again in the future if you want to explore more of our fair country, or if you want see Italy... read more

Jennifer,
Thank you very so much for giving me the opportunity to plan this special trip for you and your family!
I am so happy that you all had so much fun and that you found all the hotels and services that we planned for you to your liking!
Working with people like you, warm friendly and with a great sense of humour, makes my job so easy and so much more rewarding!

I do hope to hear from you again in the future if you want to explore more of our fair country, or if you want see Italy which we also plan for.
Till then, I wish you, Andrew, Gwenn, all the best,
PS, I've sent you my personal mailing info so that you can send me that pony that we talked about!

Thank you again Jennifer!

Chris and the team at kimkim made this a fant...
Greece | Jun 27 - Jul 7, 2022

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Barry D.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2022

Chris and the team at kimkim made this a fantastic trip for my family and myself. The suggestions they made were perfect. The catamaran cruise from Naxos Yachting and our co-captains Yannis and Christos showed us how beautiful the Aegean and Cyclades really are. We also enjoyed Athens, Santorini and the our accommodations at the Vasilicos hotel. One again, thanks for everything. A special thanks for the rescheduling from the original 2021 trip.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hello Barry,

I am so happy that after all this time we were able to reward your patience and kindness with the fantastic trip that you had waiting for!
It was a pleasure planning your family trip, and I hope that you've all filled your suitcases with beautiful family memories on the Aegean. Memories that you will cherish for many years to come, and might one day lead you back to Greece!
In this event, of course I'd be honoured for the opportunity of planning your encore trip!

All the best Barry,

Chris

Chris and his team were fabulous in creating ...
Greece | Jun 24 - Jul 1, 2022

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Jennifer F.
Ramsey, NJ | Reviewed on Jul 06, 2022

Chris and his team were fabulous in creating this trip for my family. Everything that they planned for us was amazing. Our accommodations in Athens were very nice. Our tour guide (Elanie?) in Athens was amazing! She even got a little gift for us at the end. I'm very happy that we included a short stay in Athens. It was truly worth seeing some of the sites.

Santorini was amazing! Most beautiful place that I have been so far. The accommodations at the hotel Agali Houses were perfect.... read more

Chris and his team were fabulous in creating this trip for my family. Everything that they planned for us was amazing. Our accommodations in Athens were very nice. Our tour guide (Elanie?) in Athens was amazing! She even got a little gift for us at the end. I'm very happy that we included a short stay in Athens. It was truly worth seeing some of the sites.

Santorini was amazing! Most beautiful place that I have been so far. The accommodations at the hotel Agali Houses were perfect. Amazing views of the Caldera. Vassilini and her staff were exceptional in recommendations for dinner and beach. We spent the day at Perissa beach and enjoyed the water and sun. Our tour guide for Akrotiri ruins and the wine tour was another great day full of history and fun. The sailing yacht was a very small group, personal service provided by the captain and his finance' Johanna. A must tour in Santorini. A nice little shop to stop in is the Art & Icon Studio in Fira.

This was a trip postponed from 2020. Many thanks to Chris for being patient with the covid delays. This trip was truly amazing! Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
Athens Manor Houses
Athens

Very nice accomodations and centrally located. The street noise can be a little loud at night until the bars close.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Centrally located
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Agali Houses
Firostefani, Santorini

Very beautiful views. Nice rooms. Vassilini and staff very helpful. The only possible drawback is the number of steps up and down to your room. 220 steps one way. For us it was fine.

Authenticity & Character
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Activity Reviews
Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Semi-Private Morning Catamaran Caldera Cruise
Santorini

small yacht cruise was amazing

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Santorini Akrotiri & Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hello Jennifer

What was it, 2 years ago when we started talking about your trip?
Despite all the mess the world has been in over the past couple of years, despite all the uncertainty and changes that we needed to make, we finally pulled it off!

I am so happy that you and your family finally made it to Greece, and that I was able to be a part of your adventure!
I thank you for your patience all this time, and for your fantastic review!
It was a pleasure communicating with you over the... read more

Hello Jennifer

What was it, 2 years ago when we started talking about your trip?
Despite all the mess the world has been in over the past couple of years, despite all the uncertainty and changes that we needed to make, we finally pulled it off!

I am so happy that you and your family finally made it to Greece, and that I was able to be a part of your adventure!
I thank you for your patience all this time, and for your fantastic review!
It was a pleasure communicating with you over the past couple of years, and I do look forward to hearing from you again if you eve4r get the itch to see more of Greece!

You know that there are hundreds of beautiful little islands, and much more to see on the mainland.

Till then, all the best Jennifer,

Chris

Wonderful experience. Chris did a great job p...
Greece | Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2022

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Rachel A.
Darien, IL | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Wonderful experience. Chris did a great job planning a trip for our family to Crete and understood the types of trips we like and lodging we like. Lina who gave us a tour of Knossos was excellent The hospitality at our lodgings in Archanes and Milia was superb. This is my first time using a travel agent. I usually plan all of our trips but due to my busy work schedule I used an agent for the first time which turned out to be a good thing. My husband had an injury hiking and this required a... read more

Wonderful experience. Chris did a great job planning a trip for our family to Crete and understood the types of trips we like and lodging we like. Lina who gave us a tour of Knossos was excellent The hospitality at our lodgings in Archanes and Milia was superb. This is my first time using a travel agent. I usually plan all of our trips but due to my busy work schedule I used an agent for the first time which turned out to be a good thing. My husband had an injury hiking and this required a last minute change to travel plans (we rented a car with stick and my husband is only the only person who drives stick but was unable to after his injury). Irene from the travel agency promptly helped come up with a solution. I would have spent hours on the phone trying to make changes with a language barrier but fortunately she was able to make adjustments for me with a few texts exchanged between us. It was worth the use of travel agency.

Hotel Review
Milia Mountain Retreat
Crete

Beautiful remote location. Fantastic food. The staff is beyond great.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Our guided tour of the acropolis and the acr...
Greece | Jun 10 - Jun 20, 2022

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Dianne T.
East Naples, FL | Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

Our guided tour of the acropolis and the acropolis museum was wonderful. Also enjoyed our time in Naxos with Speros hiking through some parts of the more remote parts of the island and seeing the marble mines. And, of course Santorini was very special even though we felt like mountain goats with all the steps. Our hotel at Above Blue Suites overlooking the caldera with our own private pool was fabulous. read more

Our guided tour of the acropolis and the acropolis museum was wonderful. Also enjoyed our time in Naxos with Speros hiking through some parts of the more remote parts of the island and seeing the marble mines. And, of course Santorini was very special even though we felt like mountain goats with all the steps. Our hotel at Above Blue Suites overlooking the caldera with our own private pool was fabulous.

Hotel Reviews
AVA Boutique Hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Galaxy Hotel Naxos
Naxos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Above Blue Suites
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Location overlooking the Caldera!
Staff
Woman at front desk was very helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Size of the Villa and the private pool.
Activity Reviews
Private Acropolis Hill & Museum Tour
Athens

Very knowledgeable guide and since it was so warn out she paced the climb so it wasn’t quite so tiring. Of course the Acropolis museum was wonderful!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Delphi Day Trip from Athens
Athens

The Delphi experience was not something we expected. Such an interesting place.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
There was a mixup about where the guide at the museum was supposed to meet us. Just a short 15 minute delay.
Transport
Our son became sick on the drive back and our driver was very kind to stop every so often.
Hiking and Cooking in a Traditional Naxian Village
Naxos

We drove to the hiking area. The path was pretty rocky and my husband fell 2 times. The statues we saw still partially buried were very neat though. Just be prepared for the steep slippery trail.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Sailing Trip around Naxos & Small Cyclades islands
Naxos

We sailed in a catamaran around Naxos. Our teen age boys just loved it. It was the highlight of their trip.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Semi-Private Morning Catamaran Caldera Cruise
Santorini

This actually turned out to be a single haul vessel. But because of that we were able to get into some more shallow areas.

Quality of Experience
Food
It would have been nice to have something to nibble on earlier in the trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Akrotiri & Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting
Santorini

Could not take this tour because 3 people on our trip were I’ll.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Introduction to Greece (May 26 - June 11, 2022)
Greece | May 26 - Jun 11, 2022

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Robert B.
San Leandro, CA | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

We used Kimkim to help us arrange a 17 day tour of Greece. (We booked the trip in early March.) We wanted to see as much as possible since it was our first trip to Greece. We did 9 cities in total, including the islands Crete (Chania and Heraklion), Santorini, and Naxos. We also visited Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio, and finally Athens. The arrangements included most of the hotels, transfers, ferries, a flight, a catamaran cruise, and rental cars in two locations. And some private tours... read more

We used Kimkim to help us arrange a 17 day tour of Greece. (We booked the trip in early March.) We wanted to see as much as possible since it was our first trip to Greece. We did 9 cities in total, including the islands Crete (Chania and Heraklion), Santorini, and Naxos. We also visited Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio, and finally Athens. The arrangements included most of the hotels, transfers, ferries, a flight, a catamaran cruise, and rental cars in two locations. And some private tours and activities. But there was also plenty of unplanned time. The trip was perfect and all of the arrangements were delivered exactly as described. The transfers went like clockwork It was a wonderful experience and we were glad to have visited all the locations. Our favorite spot was Chania in Crete. We enjoyed Santorini, so dramatic, but would not go back. Too crowded, especially during the day when thousands of cruise ship passengers clog the narrow streets.

Interesting how Kimkim works. They seem to fill a role as broker. Our initial telephone interview was with Brittany Pettit (based in Oregon), the Kimkim Travel Specialist assigned to us based on the online questionnaire. Our conversation was about 15 minutes. Once she got a good idea of our travel goals, she set us up with an up with an in-country travel agent. We never heard from her again, even though we tried to phone her. For us the local travel agent was Travel12 (based in Athens) and their Chris Leontopoulous who did all the heavy lifting designing the trip. Chris was great and really understood the type of trip we were after. He chose smaller boutique hotels full of charm and personality. Once all the details are agreed on, you pay Kimkim directly, so Kimkim presumably collects a commission off the top. Kimkim has a cool website where your trip plan is posted (in outline form, followed by complete detail). All arrangements are provided by links in the website trip plan. Things like ferry and flight boarding passes, and rental car vouchers. They were outstanding in every respect.

After the basic structure of the trip was set by Chris, the Travel12 team handled all the details and answered any questions during the trip. A Travel 12 team member was always available to provide a prompt reply. Our thanks to Eirini and the rest of the team. The trip plan includes so many options for things to do in each location, as well as restaurant recommendations.

When we go back to Greece (and we definitely will) we will deal directly with Travel12. They also have a very nice website. I think we definitely paid a premium dealing with Kimkim, but the success of the trip speaks for itself. Where you don't know of a reliable local in-country travel agent, Kimkim is very useful. If we go to an unknown (to us) location I will try Kimkim.

Depending on the nature of your visit, of course it is possible to do make all the arrangements yourself, and save some real money. I think the trade-off is probably time and worry. You can be so much more efficient when the critical arrangements are laid out in advance. For us, the convenience of having someone to meet us at each location was worth the expense.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Great professional organization...Chris and h...
Greece | May 25 - Jun 1, 2022

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Michael M.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jun 02, 2022

Great professional organization...Chris and his group were a joy to work with...always kept in contact with us throughout the trip to make sure things kept on track...highly recommend them! read more

Great professional organization...Chris and his group were a joy to work with...always kept in contact with us throughout the trip to make sure things kept on track...highly recommend them!

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Enjoy Athens by Bike!
Athens

Great tour throughout the city...and we were able to avoid the traffic! Dimitry was an amazing guide...knowledgeable and friendly...really made sure we were all safe and taken care of.

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Private Athens Highlights Tour
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Hiking the Secret Path to Palamidi Castle
Nafplio
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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Classical Greece 2022
Greece | May 5 - May 13, 2022

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Judy T.
Saint George, UT | Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Our trip to Greece was one of the best trips we have ever taken. Chris and his team provided an amazing experience. Our guides, Kiki, Penny, and Ares in Athens/Delphi and Elias in Nafplio (please forgive me if I have misspelled names) were informative, fun, and considerate. Drivers were prompt, safe and offered options for stops and other areas of interest along the way on longer trips. Constantine was particularly kind and charming. It is hard to choose a most memorable place or experience.... read more

Our trip to Greece was one of the best trips we have ever taken. Chris and his team provided an amazing experience. Our guides, Kiki, Penny, and Ares in Athens/Delphi and Elias in Nafplio (please forgive me if I have misspelled names) were informative, fun, and considerate. Drivers were prompt, safe and offered options for stops and other areas of interest along the way on longer trips. Constantine was particularly kind and charming. It is hard to choose a most memorable place or experience. The archaeological sites were those we have heard about all our lives and to see them in person was awe inspiring. The food tour was great fun and taught us so much about Greek culture and everyday life. Noble Suites in Athens was the perfect place to stay. The location was convenient and Mariane was a gracious host, always concerned for our comfort and happiness.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Greece May 2022
Greece | Apr 30 - May 8, 2022

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Kenneth D.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on May 09, 2022

Greece May 2022

Overall, the logistics were coordinated well (airport transit, ferry, flight,, tour pick-up).
Local guide for Acropolis tour was very good
Santorini Discovery tour + wine tasting was very good
Sailboat tour in Santorini was very good.

I was expecting a bit more information. The initial itinerary indicated: "... driver .... will deliver our small but useful welcome pack, including our insider's guidebook for the places you will be visiting" . This information was not received. However, I had done research on my own for activity options.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Winter in Crete - HIGHLEY recommended!
Greece | Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2022

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Alan H.
Rosemount, MN | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Our trip, planned with Chris's help, was fantastic from start to finish! We asked Chris to help us plan a low key adventure on Crete. From helping us make air arrangements, to private transfers to and from our hotels, everything went smoothly. The hotels (GDM Megaron in Hiraklio and Veneto in Rethymno) were both amazing. The Megaron was close to everything we wanted to do and the view of the seaside was beautiful. The Herakleion Archaeolgical Museum and Knossos were our first big day events... read more

Our trip, planned with Chris's help, was fantastic from start to finish! We asked Chris to help us plan a low key adventure on Crete. From helping us make air arrangements, to private transfers to and from our hotels, everything went smoothly. The hotels (GDM Megaron in Hiraklio and Veneto in Rethymno) were both amazing. The Megaron was close to everything we wanted to do and the view of the seaside was beautiful. The Herakleion Archaeolgical Museum and Knossos were our first big day events and really started our Cretan adventure off wonderfully. Instead of actual guides, we chose self-guided audio tours for both and were very satisfied. We were able to go at our own pace without need of meeting up with people at specific times. Walking through the fortress to just exploring the streets and shops in Rethymno made for perfect days.
Rethymno and Chania were our main locations of adventure. The staff at the Veneto were very helpful and everything felt so safe in these uncertain pandemic times. Restaurants that are musts include Oinoa in Chania; Dounia Taverena in Keramion, which was quite an adventure to find, but well worth the beautiful drive in the countryside on narrow winding roads; and, Hasika in Rethymno for wonderful local fine dining! Looking forward to our next Kimkim guided trip!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Chris is amazing! A wizard!
Greece | Oct 16 - Oct 23, 2021

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Kim W.
Bayonet Point, FL | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Hello Kim Kim;Chris and fellow travelers.
Words will not convey all positive aspects of our time in Greece. This trip designed by Chris was perfection!! We spoke by phone for a few moments, he sent me some suggestions for the trip, I chose the suggestion I liked, then everything was prepared in the most professional, the most optimal plan from professional, college graduates for our guides, friendly, warm inviting. We did something different every day (9 days)• We can not thank Chris enough... read more

Hello Kim Kim;Chris and fellow travelers.
Words will not convey all positive aspects of our time in Greece. This trip designed by Chris was perfection!! We spoke by phone for a few moments, he sent me some suggestions for the trip, I chose the suggestion I liked, then everything was prepared in the most professional, the most optimal plan from professional, college graduates for our guides, friendly, warm inviting. We did something different every day (9 days)• We can not thank Chris enough for making 2 ordinary people feel like royalty. Everything was prepared in advance and everyone was expecting us
Our accommodations were absolutely amazing. All future holidays, I will use Kim Kim again and I suggest everyone should!
Kim Washington
Florida USA

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Hello Kim and Dana 

I am very happy that your trip went off without any hitches, and I am delighted to read that you both had a great time in our fair country, and I do hope that it was everything you had been dreaming of an then some! 
I thank you both very much for your kind words on the review that you posted to kimkim, 

I am very sorry that I could not meet you during your trip, 
I was looking forward to connecting with you for a coffee or lunch while you were passing through my neck of... read more

Hello Kim and Dana 

I am very happy that your trip went off without any hitches, and I am delighted to read that you both had a great time in our fair country, and I do hope that it was everything you had been dreaming of an then some! 
I thank you both very much for your kind words on the review that you posted to kimkim, 

I am very sorry that I could not meet you during your trip, 
I was looking forward to connecting with you for a coffee or lunch while you were passing through my neck of the woods here near Delphi, 
But my work and family obligations being what they are (very unpredicatable!) I was reluctant to contact you and divert you from your planned route given that I was not sure if I could get away for a bit. 

None the less, again, it was a pleasure planning your "bucket list" trip for you, and I am very happy that you both had a great time,
As you can imagine, there are many - many more fantastic things to see and do in Greece. Many more unique historical sites on the mainland, many amazing islands to enjoy, 
When you have the inclination to explore more of our fair country, I'd love to hear from you again, and plan your encore trip! 

Till then, all the best to both of you! 

Chris

Late last year we spent weeks with Chris plan...
Greece | Aug 28 - Sep 14, 2021

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Michael L.
Poughkeepsie, NY | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Late last year we spent weeks with Chris planning a trip to Greece - a nearly three week trip that recently ended. We spent 9 days on 'mainland' Greece, then three days each in Corfu, Naxos and Santorini. The entire trip from beginning to end was well planned and executed. Terrific driver in Greece, amazing guides at each site, in general wonderful hotels, and Chris was always available before and during the trip to answer our questions or address any concerns. I highly recommend KimKim as a way to find a local travel planner, and also highly recommend Chris.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Best week ever!
Greece | Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2021

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Brad R.
Springfield, MA | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

Marcus the taxi driver in santorini was HILARIOUS He taught us a lot about the country.
To briki. Pirousi were the best restaurants in fira

We felt the hotel room you picked WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! The pool the view the size. Wow! Everyone was soooo nice and the food was great!!

I would highly recommend ammoudi bay and the black beach so thank you for those recommendations

The hotel home and poetry was perfect! The breakfast was actually so fresh and delicious and HIGHLY recommended for other gluten free customers!

Thank you again!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Chris and kimkim were great. Many questions a...
Greece | Aug 2 - Aug 11, 2021

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Jeff S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Chris and kimkim were great. Many questions and issues came up during the trip (like needing to modify our travel plans) that they were instrumental in resolving. It was like having a personal concierge. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Hi Jeff

Thank you very much for your kind words!
It was a pleasure planning your trip and I am very happy that you and Naomi had a terrific time!
I look forward to seeing you again in Greece!

Chris

Soooo Glad I Found KimKim!
Greece | Aug 2 - Aug 11, 2021

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Naomi S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

I am a control freak and usually plan every detail of my trips. I have very high standards and want to make the most of every minute of my vacation. But this time I was just too busy to do the research and wanted the help of a local expert. I struck gold when I found Chris! He took the time to really understand what kind of accommodations and experiences I was looking for, and after a lengthy discussion, he put together a package that looked perfect. We just got back from our 11-day trip to... read more

I am a control freak and usually plan every detail of my trips. I have very high standards and want to make the most of every minute of my vacation. But this time I was just too busy to do the research and wanted the help of a local expert. I struck gold when I found Chris! He took the time to really understand what kind of accommodations and experiences I was looking for, and after a lengthy discussion, he put together a package that looked perfect. We just got back from our 11-day trip to Greece, and it was the best vacation of my life! Every hotel he chose was special - from the Acropolis view suite in Athens, to the luxurious terrace overlooking the Caldera in Santorini, I could not have asked for more. The guides and excursions he suggested were also excellent. Impressively, when I wanted to make a change mid-trip and go to Mykonos a day early, the team had me on a new flight with everything arranged including hotel and transfers within a few hours. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to plan a luxury vacation in Greece. He really knows his stuff! And I will definitely be using KimKim to plan the vacation for the next country I want to explore.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

HI Naomi

As you have seen, we are "control freaks" too!
That's why we try to leave nothing to chance!
I am so happy that your trip was everything you were hoping it would be!
It was a pleasure working with you, and I do look forward to hearing from you in the future if you ever get the notion to do an encore trip to Greece!
All the best,

Chris

Amazing Greece!
Greece | Jul 24 - Aug 7, 2021

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Margo L.
Dillon, CO | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

We had an amazing trip! Chris and his team helped us put together an experience we will never forget. They were available to help us before the trip and the whole time we were there. Everything went so smoothly and our trip was incredible. Highly recommend!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Hello Margo,

Thank you ever so much for your kind review,
I know how much you and your family were looking forward to this trip, and I am very happy that it was worth the wait!

As we discussed on our phone calls, Greece has many wonderful corners, and many beautiful islands, and I would love to show them to you if you ever have an itch to come back!

All the best to you and your family!

Chris

Chris Leontopoulos was amazing!!!
Greece | Jun 13 - Jun 27, 2021

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James B.
Novato, CA | Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Chris Leontopoulos was amazing in helping design the perfect vacation for our family of 5 (Myself, My wife and three high schooler aged kids). Of course Greece was amazing, Athens, Crete, and Santorini, but the level of comfort and relaxation was made possible by the highly detailed and efficient plans set up, so that we never felt out of sorts. We had a lot of free time in every location to explore also, especially on Crete. Overall Exceeded our high expectations and we were truly... read more

Chris Leontopoulos was amazing in helping design the perfect vacation for our family of 5 (Myself, My wife and three high schooler aged kids). Of course Greece was amazing, Athens, Crete, and Santorini, but the level of comfort and relaxation was made possible by the highly detailed and efficient plans set up, so that we never felt out of sorts. We had a lot of free time in every location to explore also, especially on Crete. Overall Exceeded our high expectations and we were truly delighted, and we will all remember this as one of our best family vacations ever.....maybe the best.
Would use their service for certain again.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete - 10 Days
Greece | Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2019

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rita s.
Burke, VA | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

We loved the trip! Everything was pretty seamless except for locations for the last couple of pickups. Chris was great. Very responsive and patient with all our questions. We highly recommend him and kimKim

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Overall beautiful experience
Greece | Aug 31 - Sep 13, 2019

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Kris M.
Indianapolis, IN | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

This is our second trip with KimKim and it went well but not quite as smoothly as our first trip in Iceland.

Initially Chris (local travel group) did a great job planning the trip but I am not sure if he left the company or what happened, but it was a bit stressful to have no contact from him after multiple attempts to contact him for 2 weeks prior to our trip starting. Basically after we made the final payment, he never assisted us again. We still had questions on the final details and... read more

This is our second trip with KimKim and it went well but not quite as smoothly as our first trip in Iceland.

Initially Chris (local travel group) did a great job planning the trip but I am not sure if he left the company or what happened, but it was a bit stressful to have no contact from him after multiple attempts to contact him for 2 weeks prior to our trip starting. Basically after we made the final payment, he never assisted us again. We still had questions on the final details and wanted to add on a few excursions that he said would be no problem to do so later. Thankfully, team members at the Travel12 local company stepped in and answered all of our questions and assisted during our stay in Greece.

Extra special thank you to Dimitris for all of his assistance during the stressful time - he was excellent in answering our questions and helping us finalize items and we thank him very much.

One issue, and not certain if it is a difference in our terminology, but several times I asked if the wedding cruise we booked in Santorini was "private", and Chris assured me that it was just so (and you can see this documentation on the chat history). "Private" tour to me means just our group and no other people; however we were surprised to find that this was not the case on the cruise we booked in Santorini. The cruise was beautiful and fun; but just did not meet our expectations.

Thanks for an overall beautiful trip and experience, if not for the stressful time prior to leaving and the surprise on the "private" tour, it would have been excellent.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Trip to Greece
Greece | Aug 25 - Sep 7, 2019

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Savannah B.
Tulsa, OK | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Overall great experience! We were very pleased with our travel and everything was perfect! We are so thankful we used Kim Kim. Chris did a great job choosing hotels and excursions for us to do. It was everything we could have asked for! Lampros, our driver in Athens, was great! We loved getting to meet him and he provided excellent service. The staff at the Ammos Hotel went above and beyond to meet our needs. Loved every second of the trip!

My only recommendation is if anyone else is going... read more

Overall great experience! We were very pleased with our travel and everything was perfect! We are so thankful we used Kim Kim. Chris did a great job choosing hotels and excursions for us to do. It was everything we could have asked for! Lampros, our driver in Athens, was great! We loved getting to meet him and he provided excellent service. The staff at the Ammos Hotel went above and beyond to meet our needs. Loved every second of the trip!

My only recommendation is if anyone else is going to hike the Samaria Gorge, more information needs to be provided. Before the trip we were told we would have a guide and would be riding a bus. It wasn't until we were picked up by our driver at the hotel that he told us he would take us and pick us up (driver was much more preferred over a bus, but it did cause confusion!) and we did not have a guide (which was also much preferred because we were able to go at our own pace!) but still caused confusion. Also, we were unsure how the ferry tickets and entrance all worked. When we got to the top the people at the cafe told us they were the only ones that sold ferry tickets and that we couldn't buy them at the bottom. So we spent money not knowing any better. Once we got to the bottom we realized this was for a ferry off to the side and not the main ferry. It was a little sketchy so we decided to buy tickets for the main ferry and lost out on the money for the first ferry. In the end it all worked out, but a little more detail would have been preferred!

Using KimKim was definitely the best choice for us and we are so thankful for all the time and effort that Chris put in to make our vacation a once in a lifetime trip!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Hello Savannah
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review,
I am very - very happy that you had a terrific trip over all and that for the most part it went as planned and exceeded your expectations!
You are very right to point out the lack of detail regarding your Samaria Hike and I thank you very much for doing so. We are working with a new tour operator on Crete who does these hikes for us, and I was informed that this information would be outlined on the voucher that... read more

Hello Savannah
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review,
I am very - very happy that you had a terrific trip over all and that for the most part it went as planned and exceeded your expectations!
You are very right to point out the lack of detail regarding your Samaria Hike and I thank you very much for doing so. We are working with a new tour operator on Crete who does these hikes for us, and I was informed that this information would be outlined on the voucher that they were to send to you. Your input will be valuable for us in order to better define the inclusions and their services moving forward.

Again, I thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, and I thank you very much for entrusting us with your special trip to Greece!
It was a pleasure planning it for you!

Chris

Trip to Greece
Greece | Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2019

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Lynn L.
Mount Kisco, NY | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2019

Chris was an amazing travel planner. He listened to what we were looking for in our trip to Greece and nailed it. We couldn’t have had a better time. The hotels were boutique and beautiful. Everything fell into place. Drivers were there and on time and courteous. Tours were set up for us by Chris and were outstanding! I can’t say enough about our experience. We had a blast. And I will definitely choose kimkim for our next travel!! Lots of love to your team!! Lynn

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Hello Lynn

I am very happy that you and David enjoyed your trip to Greece!
I know how much you were looking forward to it, and it was a great pleasure for me to plan it for you!
Greece has many amazing islands and hidden treasures all across the mainland.
I would love to hear from you again in the future if you ever get the urge to uncover more of our country!
Thank you again, and all the best to you and David.
Chris

Trip to Greece
Greece | Aug 3 - Aug 11, 2019

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Ken B.
Reedley, CA | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

The guide to the eastern Peloponnese was exceptionally engaging
The Atlantis Hotel on Santorini was one of the best stays of my life
The pool side bartender at the Porto Naxos hotel was also very engaging

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Travels with Piper
Greece | Jul 2 - Jul 17, 2019

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Rogene G.
Killingworth, CT | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2019

First of all, my apologies for this delayed response. Nothing to do with our pleasure about the Greece trip. It was delightful in all respects. I am delayed in communicating because there were just a great many chores to complete on our return to Connecticut and Rhode Island.
I have just completed annotating the photos from Greece and so many great memories surfaced. I feel really fortunate to have chosen your team for this planning. Without exception the accommodations could not have... read more

First of all, my apologies for this delayed response. Nothing to do with our pleasure about the Greece trip. It was delightful in all respects. I am delayed in communicating because there were just a great many chores to complete on our return to Connecticut and Rhode Island.
I have just completed annotating the photos from Greece and so many great memories surfaced. I feel really fortunate to have chosen your team for this planning. Without exception the accommodations could not have been better. Each was different and each had a charm all its own. Beginning with the Acropolis view from our room in Athens to the center of town situation and fine staff in Nafplion to the gracious and helpful staff (and amazing breakfast choices) and beautiful location in Naxos and ending with our superb cave house on Santorini. Fantastic, all of them.
The individual guides in each location were great, perfect English speakers, interesting personalities, extremely knowledgeable about local culture and history - I could go on and on. Our driver/guide/historian on the drive from Athens to Delphi was truly memorable. I would like to give each one a special commendation! And as to the actual planning of the trip, PERFECT. My granddaughter, Piper, is a very engaging and active 12 year old and loved all the water activities - swimming at the olive grove on the way to Delphi, sea kayaking while in Nafplion, SCUBA in Naxos (this is what Piper really loved), catamaran in Santorini! I loved all the ancient history and those tour people were terrific. Can't say enough positive about the whole experience. Thank you.
Rogene Gillmor and Piper Cameron

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Aug 01, 2019

Hello Rogene,

I am so happy to hear that you and Piper were able to enjoy one more fantastic trip together, and I am very happy to have had the pleasure of planning it for you!
I thank you very much for the detailed review, and I'm very glad that you liked all the suggested hotels and activities and that everything went as planned and without a hitch!
I wish you both many such exciting Grandmother and grand daughter trips together, and I would love to hear back from you in the future if you ever want to explore more of Greece!

All the best to you both!
Chris

Trip to Greece
Greece | Jun 20 - Jun 30, 2019

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Janelle M.
| Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

We loved our trip to Greece planned by Chris, especially our sea view hotels in both Naxos and Santorini and our hotel in Athens. We really appreciated having a driver to pick us up and drop us off at the airports, Lampros was exceptional he was professional, efficient, and well dressed. The Kimkim team was quick, professional, and responsive on WhatsApp when we had questions and or concerns. There were only a couple of hiccups: we were promised double beds in each hotel, this only happened... read more

We loved our trip to Greece planned by Chris, especially our sea view hotels in both Naxos and Santorini and our hotel in Athens. We really appreciated having a driver to pick us up and drop us off at the airports, Lampros was exceptional he was professional, efficient, and well dressed. The Kimkim team was quick, professional, and responsive on WhatsApp when we had questions and or concerns. There were only a couple of hiccups: we were promised double beds in each hotel, this only happened at Athens Gate. And at the end of our trip, we were expected to take a hotel van but we’re expecting a private driver as planned. Because of this we ended up at the airport until after midnight and only spent 3 hours at our last hotel before an early morning flight. Chris was expedient in correcting the situation though and was able to reach Lampros who coordinated our pick up that night and drop off a couple of hours later. All and all in was a great trip, and for the most part smooth sailing. We are happy with the Kimkim team and services provided and would travel with them again! Many Thanks, and warm Regards, Janelle Miconi

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Trip to Greece
Greece | Jun 28 - Jul 6, 2019

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Cynthia M.
East Islip, NY | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

We had an exceptional experience in Greece! We were a group of 11, arriving in Athens and excursions to Mykonos and Santorini. Our travel to and from these islands was thoroughly enjoyable. Our hotels were exquisite, as well as our catamaran trip in Mykonos and wine tour in Santorini. Chris gave us the most memorable experience we could have imagined! Bravo Chris!
Cynthia and Grace Moriarty

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

suzannes holiday
Greece | Jun 1 - Jun 16, 2019

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suzanne c.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

I found Kimkim on the internt when i was looking at going to Greece for a holiday.
I dealt with Chris and he listened to what i wanted to visit and as a woman travelling on her own, safety was too of this list.
Not only did Chris put together a fantastic itinery he sent draft copy to me first to peruse, along with some excellent comments on due to his knowledge of the area.
From start to finish everything rang like clockwork, the best was having someone there to pick me up at airport or... read more

I found Kimkim on the internt when i was looking at going to Greece for a holiday.
I dealt with Chris and he listened to what i wanted to visit and as a woman travelling on her own, safety was too of this list.
Not only did Chris put together a fantastic itinery he sent draft copy to me first to peruse, along with some excellent comments on due to his knowledge of the area.
From start to finish everything rang like clockwork, the best was having someone there to pick me up at airport or cruise port do deliver me to my hotel or pick me up at hotel to take me somewhere else. Everyone was so accommodating and lovely.
I started in NZ ..Auckland 10 hour stop over at Dubai then onto Athens. From there to Crete for 4 days, awesome beaches outside my door. Then onto Sanorini for 6 days, went on day cruise to other sights around island.
On to 4 days on Naxos, such beautiful beaches, ideal to relax. Back to Athens then home.
Once again a huge thank you to Chris and his tem.
Will be referring them to all my friends and will use them .

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jul 04, 2019

Hello Suzanne

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review,
I am extremely happy that you enjoy the trip that we put together for you, and all the hotels and locations!
I'm delighted that everything went off without a hitch and that you could relax and enjoy the beautiful islands!
I look forward to planning your next trip to Greece, there are several amazing islands and wonderful hidden corners on the mainland,
I'd love to show them to you!

Chris

athens, mykonos, santorini
Greece | May 20 - May 28, 2019

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Joel A.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Chris did a great job and the trip to Greece was one of our best vacations. Everything was handled and all the staff were professional and wonderful to deal with.
I would definitely recommend kimkim to handle your travel needs.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Hi Joel,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review!
I am delighted that you and your family had a wonderful time in Greece,
It was a pleasure to plan your trip for you!
Please give my regards to Louise,
All the best!

Trip to Greece
Greece | May 23 - Jun 5, 2019

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Margaret r.
New Philadelphia, OH | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019

Our holiday inGreece was remarkable. Chris planned an interesting and outstanding itinerary and arranged great hotel accommodations as well. I especially enjoyed our suites in Athens, Rethynmo,, and Mykonos Town! The Catamaran Cruise in Santorini was delightful and so much fun. Made acqpanitiness with several other travelers . Also wanted you to know that our private drivers were all wonderful ! They were attentive to your needs and polite, and extremely knowledgeable which made our... read more

Our holiday inGreece was remarkable. Chris planned an interesting and outstanding itinerary and arranged great hotel accommodations as well. I especially enjoyed our suites in Athens, Rethynmo,, and Mykonos Town! The Catamaran Cruise in Santorini was delightful and so much fun. Made acqpanitiness with several other travelers . Also wanted you to know that our private drivers were all wonderful ! They were attentive to your needs and polite, and extremely knowledgeable which made our travel time with then educational and allowed for interesting discourse with then. My son, Kenny and I will continue to relive our fabulous holiday that Chris planned for us in such detail to assure we were able to visit all the historic places I wanted my son to see. We have many happy memories which we’ll cherish forever. Thanks again, for an exciting and wonderful experience in Greece!!!

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
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Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Hello Margaret and Kenny
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind review, but most of all thank you for taking the time to meet me for coffee during you Delphi trip!
It was wonderful to meet you and Kenny after such a long time that we were in planning!
I m very happy that I had the opportunity to help you and Ken reconnect with Greece and I look forward to hearing from you again in the near future when you want to "get your Greek on" again!

All the best!

Chris

Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days
Greece | May 16 - May 25, 2019

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Patrick L.
Cincinnati, OH | Reviewed on May 27, 2019

I always use local guides and drivers when I travel. This is the first time I used kimkim online without using a travel agent from where I live. I was skeptical and a bit nervous at first. It turned out to be one of the best decisions. The best things about kimkim is that its' travel agents are living in the places that you want to travel so they have the most up-to-date info of where and when to go. My local agent, Chris is very knowledgeable of Greece. He listened to my unique... read more

I always use local guides and drivers when I travel. This is the first time I used kimkim online without using a travel agent from where I live. I was skeptical and a bit nervous at first. It turned out to be one of the best decisions. The best things about kimkim is that its' travel agents are living in the places that you want to travel so they have the most up-to-date info of where and when to go. My local agent, Chris is very knowledgeable of Greece. He listened to my unique requirements and custom built an itinerary for four people in my group. We all loved the schedule and places that we visited. We visited the must see archaeological sites and enjoyed the peaceful Naxos island. Chris was able to find me rooms where I had a direct view of the sunset in Santorini and Aegean sea from my room in Naxos. Local guides for the "Taste of Athens" walking tour and Acropolis were very friendly and accommodating. Eva, the local guide for the "Taste of Athens" tour changed the itinerary throughout the day to accommodate our needs. She is the best. Chris was always in contact with us to make sure everything was ok. Although there were problems in transportation, Chris resolved the problem to my satisfaction. One suggestion for Chris is to provide acknowledgement and update to changes or requests within 24 hours. This is very important especially to clients who have never used Chris before. Overall, I am still very satisfy with the services provided by kimkim staff and Chris.

Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Hello Patrick,

Thank very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!
The opinion of seasoned and happy travelers such as your self means a lot to us,

It was my pleasure planning this trip for you and all the crew, and I hope to hear from you again in the future if you ever want to uncover more of Greece hidden treasures. There are countless amazing islands, and many gems on the mainland, and I'd love to show them to you!

All the best,
Chris