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Christos Mylonas

When I first traveled as an adult in a Greek island in Cyclades, 24 years ago, it was an experience that changed my life. I was 18 and it was really exciting to be in charge of my holidays. Due to our lack of experience and lack of organization, a lot of things went wrong, but this did not bothered us: it was a great adventure, the greater time of our lives until then!
I've been traveling in Greece and abroad since that first experience and learn how to carefully plan my trip and how to take advantage of all the opportunities available while traveling, but also to avoid trouble.
During all those years, I have organized a lot of trips for me, my friends and collaborates. My main concern is to adapt the travel to the specific circumstances: the available time and budget is the most critical but not the only one. I always take in to consideration the number of persons in the group, their relations (friends, family or people who don't know each other very well), their interests and even their mood at the time (if possible to know that).
I generally try to find a balance between having a full program and get exhausted and also between offering a bit of excitement and taking unnecessary risks. I always try, either when I am traveling or when I organize a trip for other people, to get to know some basics about the places I visit, to understand their particularity and to communicate with local people.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I feel very confident in organizing trips in places I have already been, which includes most Greek islands and most of Greek countryside.
I have a significant experience in road trips to the mainland, in trips to the islands and city tours to Athens and a few other cities."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first trip in the Greek islands was so exciting that changed my views about holidays. Although traveling inside my country, no so far away from home, it was really exciting and adventurous. In the following years, I continue traveling in the islands, trying to be a better traveler. I start giving attention in finding the best spots, making realistic schedules, planning a good variety of activities and staying on budget.
A few years later, I started traveling in Europe, which was also very interesting and exciting. After a carefully planned road trip to Sweden and Norway which came out a great success, i understood that I was ready to move forward in traveling...
After all those years of organizing my travels and those of my friends, I got involved professionally in travel. About 6 years ago I was involved in organizing yoga retreats in Greece and recently I started to collaborate with selected travel agents offering high quality travel experiences."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"It is difficult to pick one, but I will choose the one in Sweden and Norway a few years ago.
It was a great trip first of all because I had good company and good mood, but also because we had sufficient time (about 2 weeks) and budget. So we planned carefully, to find the best traveling options, the best routes, the best places to stay in order to have a consistent and realistic. And finally to find the best spot in the places visited, restaurants, museums, bars, parks ant other interesting places.
We mixed up with locals in a few occasions and live some great experiences as the Scandinavian midsummer party in the countryside or the sauna ritual.
It was a very pleasant, interesting trip, we had a great time, we met people, we understood a lot about those countries and we got better as travelers.
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Featured trips & expertise

Coast of Skopelos near Neo Klima
Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 5 Days

If you're looking out for a place to go, dance your way through this five-day Greek itinerary featuring the island filming location of Mamma Mia. After landing in Athens, head down to the slopes of Mount Pelion and then out to Skopelos island where Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried worked on the 2008 film before you return to Athens.

Stop for a snack on Skopelos
Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 10 Days

Sandwich a scenic island between dramatic mountain views with this 10-day itinerary. After beginning atop the Acropolis and exploring Mount Pilio, you'll set sail for Skopelos island, home to coastal forests and beaches so picturesque they were the setting for Mamma Mia. Dance your way back to the mainland to climb up to the monasteries of Meteora and Zagori mountain villages before you return to Athens to watch the sun set over the Temple of Poseidon.

Cape Amarandos on Skopelos
Central Greece, Skopelos & Corfu Exploration - 14 Days

Make your way across the middle of Greece with this two-week itinerary. Over the span of 14 days, you'll go from up on Mount Pelion, once believed to be the home of the centaurs, down to Skopelos island and then back up to the clifftop monasteries of Meteora and Zagori mountain villages. Go back out to sea with a trip to Corfu before you return to Athens.

Pillars at the Library of Hadrian
Athens City Break - 5 Days

Get a taste of the Greek capital with this five-day tour. You'll start off with a stroll through the Athenian food scene and digest it with a mythology tour of the Acropolis, then put your lessons into practice as you take a cooking class under the Parthenon's watchful columns.

Beautiful Corfu
Adventurous Athens, Central Greece and Corfu - 8 Days

Spend eight days trekking through the northern Greek mountains and exploring the beaches of Corfu with this itinerary. In just over a week, you'll go from the bustling capital to the historic monasteries atop the cliffs of Meteora to the hillside villages of Zagori and the rugged shores of Corfu. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy your natural surroundings along the way!

2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks is a great length for a Greek vacation. You'll have plenty of time to see multiple islands and historic mainland sites, taking part in cultural or outdoor activities along the way. These itineraries explore the possibilities: get active on some of the Cyclades lesser-known islands, dive into ancient mythology, enjoy a laidback beach holiday, and more.

Recent trip reviews for Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2019

Traveler: Helge H. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Terrofic all around. Christos helped put a great itinerary together: It was dense and ambitious but never hurried. Precisely what we like.

The welcome dinner with great Akropolis views, great guides for mytholoy tour and kayaking...a truly outstanding experience.

Was our second Kimkim experience, after Nepal: Another winner.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Helge
I am glad that you have a nice time and you were happy from all the arrangements.
It was nice working with you.
Thank you
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - Jun 16 - Jun 27, 2019

Traveler: Frances W. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Christos arranged a wonderful itinerary for our family of four, to Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini. The accommodations were modern and hospitable, not sure we could have found them on our own! We had several terrific excursions, including a Greek history/mythology tour in Athens with Athens Insiders, a visit to a Mykonian farm with a traditional dinner afterward, a bike tour of Naxos' beautiful coastline (local guide Reno is fantastic!), and a boat tour of the caldera/volcano region in... read more

Christos arranged a wonderful itinerary for our family of four, to Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini. The accommodations were modern and hospitable, not sure we could have found them on our own! We had several terrific excursions, including a Greek history/mythology tour in Athens with Athens Insiders, a visit to a Mykonian farm with a traditional dinner afterward, a bike tour of Naxos' beautiful coastline (local guide Reno is fantastic!), and a boat tour of the caldera/volcano region in Santorini. Only caveat I would add is to be specific in your requests to the agency - e.g., hotel walkable to beach or town, etc. The Travel12 team was extraordinarily professional and responsive to all of our needs, particularly when issues cropped up with delayed planes etc as happens with travel. Much appreciation! We recommend Christos and the team without reservation.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Frances
Thank you very much for your review and you kind words!
I am happy that you had a nice time despite the flight problems in the beginning.
Greetings from all the team
Christos

Greek islands, Greece - May 25 - Jun 3, 2019

Traveler: Cheryl A. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Christos was very helpful with the planning of our trip to Greece. He was prompt with his responses and he listened and adjusted the itinerary according to our needs and requests. Everything went exactly as scheduled and when we had an issue with one of the excursions, he was understanding and did his best to handle things expeditiously. We visited Athens, Aegina, Hydra and Spetses. We thoroughly enjoyed each place, but the Hotel Rastoni in Aegina was especially beautiful. I would not hesitate to use kimkim again!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Cheryl
Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy that you had a nice trip in Greece. I need to say that we had a very good communication from the beginning and we made really the good choices during the planning phase.
Hope to see you again in Greece!
Best regards
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - Jun 11 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Marian (Mimi) M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

The Kimkim team was amazing! The personal touch makes all the difference. We felt well cared-for and thoroughly enjoyed our adventure. Kudos to Christos, Dimitris and all the team. Thanks to my experience with Kimkim I will definitely visit Greece again!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mimi
Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip in Greece. It also was a pleasure to meet you and the whole family.
Looking forward to your next trip in Greece!
Greetings from all the team.
Christos

Discover athens, mykonos, santorini and crete - 10 days, Greece - May 19 - May 28, 2019

Traveler: Sue S. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

My family went to Athens, Mykonos and Crete in Mid May of this year. It was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Christos , I am sorry this is so late. I cant thank you enough for the terrific Itinerary you put together for us. All the Accomodations were wonderful with a special shout out to Aletro Cottage Houses. The location, pool, view, breakfast and rooms were all amazing. The owners were great and when my daughter needed something for some insect bites they quickly came to the rescue.... read more

My family went to Athens, Mykonos and Crete in Mid May of this year. It was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Christos , I am sorry this is so late. I cant thank you enough for the terrific Itinerary you put together for us. All the Accomodations were wonderful with a special shout out to Aletro Cottage Houses. The location, pool, view, breakfast and rooms were all amazing. The owners were great and when my daughter needed something for some insect bites they quickly came to the rescue.
The tours set up by Christos and all transportation were 5 star . The drivers always had water available to us and gave us lot of info. Shout out to Alternative Athens for the tours especially our Tour guide Alex on our Mythology walking tour in Athens. He was so passionate about his job!
Our boat rides between islands were fun and the views unbelievable. Just make sure you have some Euros as the internet went down on our day trip to Balos and couldn't buy food on the boat!!
KImKim was available around the clock to answer questions and were quick to answer,.
I will be using KimKim again for our next European travel!!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sue
I am very happy that you had a nice time in Greece.
Thank you for your feedback and for the specific points that you are mentioning, it is very useful to us to get this kind of reviews, in order to be able to become better every year.
Greetings to you and your family from all the team here!
Regards
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 25 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Heidi C. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

I can’t say enough about Christos, Maria, Angeliki and Dimitris and the whole travel12 team. Wow! They planned a wonderful and seamless trip for my teens and me. Anything went perfectly and if it didn’t the travel12 team make it right AND gave us something to make up for the trouble. In Skopelos our favorite island we had the team schedule us a mamma Mia tour. But on the day the tour company did not show up and didn’t have our reservation. Travel12 got right on it and got us scheduled for... read more

I can’t say enough about Christos, Maria, Angeliki and Dimitris and the whole travel12 team. Wow! They planned a wonderful and seamless trip for my teens and me. Anything went perfectly and if it didn’t the travel12 team make it right AND gave us something to make up for the trouble. In Skopelos our favorite island we had the team schedule us a mamma Mia tour. But on the day the tour company did not show up and didn’t have our reservation. Travel12 got right on it and got us scheduled for the next day. And to make up for our disappointment they scheduled a boat tour of the island. That might have ended up being one of our favorite tours! Everything was so wonderful and exactly what we wanted. We asked to be slightly immersed into Greek culture and boy to christos and travel12 deliver. We had an awesome cooking class with a Greek family on Naxos. It was just us and the family and it was wonderful!! When I go back to Greece I am contacting christos and travel12. Thank you so much!!!!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Heidi
Thank you very much for you kind words! We are very happy that you had nice time, enjoying an discovering some parts of Greece.
I think that this was an quite demanding trip plan, I was a little anxious about it when planning it, but it finally went well, with very little trouble.
Thank you also, for being positive and flexible during the unfortunate incidents that occurred during this trip.
Greetings from all the team and maybe see you again in Greece.
Best regards
Christos

Discover athens, mykonos,santorini and crete. , Greece - May 19 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: PADMABEN P. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

All the guides (sorry, we don't remember names) from Alternatives Athens were very good. We enjoyed the fact that all our hotels were in mid town and we were able to explore and walk everywhere in our free time.
On Delos, the sights were good but there was not enough time to explore the ruins and go to the museum. To us the organized tours were not necessary.
In Santorini the Villa was beautiful and would have been a perfect place for a relaxing vacation but for our first time in... read more

All the guides (sorry, we don't remember names) from Alternatives Athens were very good. We enjoyed the fact that all our hotels were in mid town and we were able to explore and walk everywhere in our free time.
On Delos, the sights were good but there was not enough time to explore the ruins and go to the museum. To us the organized tours were not necessary.
In Santorini the Villa was beautiful and would have been a perfect place for a relaxing vacation but for our first time in Santorini, we felt it was too remote for the schedule we had and it would have been better for us to be in a hotel in the town center. Sophia was great and did her best to make us comfortable ( the electricity kept cutting off when we got there and the safe never worked) and welcome. The guide, Costas was excellent. The CATAMARAN Sunset cruise was the best and all the crew on the boat were fantastic.
The Palace of Knossos guide was very good too.
We enjoyed the 7 villages tour in Chania and the driver/guide who took us was also very good.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Panna
Thank you very much for your detailed review. It is good to have a detailed feedback regarding the whole trip , in order to become better every time.
We are very happy that you had a nice time in Greece, hope to see you again!
Greetings to all your family from me and the whole team.
Christos

Rachna

Discover athens, mykonos,santorini and crete. , Greece - May 19 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Rachna P. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

We had an amazing family vacation thanks to Christos. Greece is a beautiful country and thanks to Christos and his team (Kostas, Sophie, Spiro just to mention a few) we were able to enjoy all that it had to offer. In addition to excellent tours and experiences, Christos's team went out of their way to help us to surprise and celebrate by dad for his 70th birthday in Santorini. It was a memorable experience for everyone and a fantastic vacation!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rachna
Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you had a nice time during your holiday in Greece and hope to see you again here!
Greetings to all of you from me and all the team.
Christos

Discover athens, mykonos, santorini and crete - 10 days, Greece - May 6 - May 16, 2019

Traveler: Alexandra S. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

This is the first time we’ve used a travel agency and it was a great experience! The hotels were excellent, with the exception of the location of one hotel in Crete, close to an outdoor party area, it was noisy and bright in the room. The tours they booked for us were excellent, every guide was so knowledgeable and very engaging. Christos personally came to our hotel in Athens to hand deliver a SIM card for our phone. We had only one incident of a driver not actually waiting for us getting... read more

This is the first time we’ve used a travel agency and it was a great experience! The hotels were excellent, with the exception of the location of one hotel in Crete, close to an outdoor party area, it was noisy and bright in the room. The tours they booked for us were excellent, every guide was so knowledgeable and very engaging. Christos personally came to our hotel in Athens to hand deliver a SIM card for our phone. We had only one incident of a driver not actually waiting for us getting off the ferry in Mykonos. We called KimKim and someone was there to get us within 20 minutes. We would not hesitate to use KimKim again, a very good experience.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Alexandra
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you had a nice time in Greece and it was also a pleasure to meet both of you!
Thank you also for your feedback about the hotel in Crete, we need that in order to imporve ourselves.
Best regards
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 15 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: Judy M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

We had a fantastic time in Greece and thought it was a great trip. The welcome dinner at ManiMani was superb, each dish better than the one before. The tour of Santorini's farm produce and wines with Anna was terrific; our trip to Delphi with Effie was also fabulous. Another highlight of the trip was the hotel in Ornus -- it was so delightful just to be there. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it and the staff was great. We also had lovely people running the hotel in Kamari -- Mary... read more

We had a fantastic time in Greece and thought it was a great trip. The welcome dinner at ManiMani was superb, each dish better than the one before. The tour of Santorini's farm produce and wines with Anna was terrific; our trip to Delphi with Effie was also fabulous. Another highlight of the trip was the hotel in Ornus -- it was so delightful just to be there. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it and the staff was great. We also had lovely people running the hotel in Kamari -- Mary was really delightful. We had some really great guides -- Kostas was wonderful at the Acropolis and very understanding when Marvin was having his spell. I also really enjoyed the tour of Akrotiri and the Palace at Knossos, and found the guides knowledgeable and capable of handling questions. I would suggest that perhaps more time be allotted to both of those sites, however, since it was very rushed and we didn't really get to savor things. I do understand that there are so many visitors and our guides were trying to stay ahead of the crowds -- this may not be something that could be fixed during a tour in May, but I offer it just in case. The museum in Knossos was fantastic, as was the National Archaeological museum (we visited it on our own). I had been told how great the Parthenon museum was and it did not disappoint. We took the suggestion of a friend and had lunch there, overlooking the Acropolis. That was really delightful and I recommend it to others.
One complaint i have, however, was our tour in Delos. I found the guide, Athena, was not particularly responsive to the group. Her accent was such that we had a great deal of difficulty understanding her, and hearing was also a problem. I would suggest that for a group of anything over 10, Assisted Listening Devices be used. I work in an art museum and that is our policy and it really makes it a much better experience. Everyone can hear; guides don't need to raise their voices to be heard. I would suggest that a Delos visit be longer, or at least people should be told that they could take the later ferry if they wanted. Since we had someone meeting us after the tour, I didn't realize that was an option.
I don't want my review to end on an extended complaint, however, since for the most part it was a wonderful trip and we enjoyed it immensely. We found the KimKim staff, as well as some of the local agencies, very responsive and for the most part, things went smoothly and we had a terrific vacation.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Judy
First of all we are very happy that you had a nice time and enjoyed your holidays.
Thank you very much for finding the time to write this review. Your feedback is really valuable for us and also for the future travelers.
We will take in to considerations all your points here, I think you are right in all of them.
Best Regards

Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 24 - Jun 2, 2019

Traveler: Kara G. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

We started the trip with a free day in Mykonos and spent it at the Kahlua beach club, dinner at Busulas and out at Semeli that night. The next day was a trip to Delos Island. We had the most fabulous, authentic, amazing guide named Toula. We wanted to take her home and have her be our very own Greek grandmother. Took the speed ferry to Santorini and had a hidden Gem and Wine tour hosted by Manos, another great local guide and a tour we very much loved. Our favorite activity the following day... read more

We started the trip with a free day in Mykonos and spent it at the Kahlua beach club, dinner at Busulas and out at Semeli that night. The next day was a trip to Delos Island. We had the most fabulous, authentic, amazing guide named Toula. We wanted to take her home and have her be our very own Greek grandmother. Took the speed ferry to Santorini and had a hidden Gem and Wine tour hosted by Manos, another great local guide and a tour we very much loved. Our favorite activity the following day was our Catamaran cruise hosted by Spiros & Spiros (yes two men on the same boat with the same name!). Spent the rest of the night with the locals after hours at Vineyart and enjoyed a local flight of wines. In Athens, we enjoyed a very tasty food tour and found our new love of Greek coffee + Freddos. Had a nice meal at Feedel and had our most authentic meal of the trip at "The Traditional". Stopped by Clumsies, Baba Au Rum and Noel for some cocktails along with Oinoscent wine bar to round out the trip. Had an amazing views in Meteora and could not get over the tranquility of the perfectly preserved monasteries. Overall we had zero hiccups, all of our drivers were on time, hotels reserved, tour guides punctual, and a great experience. It was a nice touch to get a welcome call once Travel 12 new we arrived. Will use this service again!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kara
Thank you for your feedback and you nice words.
We are very glad that you had a nice time during your holiday in Greece.
Greetings from all the team!
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 15 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: Marvin M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Ginger, David, and Judy will be providing their own reviews; their memory of the specifics (guides' names, in particular) is much better than mine.

I'd just like to express my thanks to KimKim and Christos for putting together such a wonderful and memorable trip. There were really no downsides. One suggestion for improvement, though, concerns the occasional lack of detail, on the schedule/ itinerary, regarding ferry transfers. It wasn't always clear where we needed to be and what to expect.... read more

Ginger, David, and Judy will be providing their own reviews; their memory of the specifics (guides' names, in particular) is much better than mine.

I'd just like to express my thanks to KimKim and Christos for putting together such a wonderful and memorable trip. There were really no downsides. One suggestion for improvement, though, concerns the occasional lack of detail, on the schedule/ itinerary, regarding ferry transfers. It wasn't always clear where we needed to be and what to expect. Again, the others will likely be providing more specifics in this regard. Also, it might have been more sensible to have us in a hotel near the airport upon our late return from Heraklion on the final night. Presumably, availability and cost dictated the decision to have us in downtown Athens, at the Pi Hotel. This, by the way, was the least impressive of our hotels, although it was certainly acceptable.

I can assure you that we'll be recommending KimKim to friends and acquaintances. Thanks again for everything!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Marvin
Thank you very much for your nice words and also for your valuable feedback.
We always try to improve ourselves in all aspects and I understand that clarity on the instructions is a critical aspect.
Regarding the hotels, you are right it was mainly an availability issue.
In any case, we are glad that you had a nice time in Greece and hope to see you again!
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 15 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: Ginger M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Great trip! It was all very memorable ,but if I have to say, the places that were most memorable: Acropolis, Delos Island, and the food/wine tasting on the farm in Santorini. On Mykonos: the Hotel Dorion was fabulous! We also loved the dinner the first night at Manimani --a splendid meal! Of our many guides, I think Effie at Delphi was the most knowledgeable. We also very much enjoyed our male guide in Santorini but I forget his name, unfortunately. Our driver in Santorini was also terrific--very friendly and eager to talk about the terrain, the architecture, the history of the island.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ginger
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you had a nice time in Greece.
I also have to say that you have uploaded great photos!
Greetings from all the team in Greece.
Christos

Getting off the beaten path in greece, Greece - May 13 - May 18, 2019

Traveler: Beverley K. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Christos was meticulous, responsive and patient in the planning process.
All logistics were taken care of with and all went smoothly.
It was great to have contact with him whilst in Greece and to know that he was available to assist with any queries. I would highly recommend him to plan a trip to Greece.
Thank you Christos!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Beverley
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy that you had a nice time in Greece, It was a really interesting process , because we designed together a very original plan, very differnet from what most people take! I hope to have you again here in Greece.
Thank you!
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 15 - May 26, 2019

Traveler: Karen S. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

I have traveled a lot internationally but this was the first trip that Christos from Kim Kim planed for me and three friends. It was the most amazing experience. The trip was planned very well and was pretty much worry free. Christos was available day and night to answer questions and help when needed. Best experience and customer service. Would recommend Christos and his company to friends and family!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Karen
Thank you for your review!
I am very happy that you had a nice time in Greece and we will be waiting for you again in Greece.
Best regards
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - May 2 - May 8, 2019

Traveler: Lydia M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Planning the trip was great! Christos gave us quite a few plans to pick from and tried to stay within our budget. We ended up picking a great package to Greece!

Our time in Athens was fantastic. We had an afternoon to check out the city. The following day, was our Mythology tour which included visits to the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, and the Agora. Our guide Marika was amazing! Very detailed tour and she stopped often to talk, so it was nice to give our legs a bit of a break. The only... read more

Planning the trip was great! Christos gave us quite a few plans to pick from and tried to stay within our budget. We ended up picking a great package to Greece!

Our time in Athens was fantastic. We had an afternoon to check out the city. The following day, was our Mythology tour which included visits to the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, and the Agora. Our guide Marika was amazing! Very detailed tour and she stopped often to talk, so it was nice to give our legs a bit of a break. The only downfall was that although our breakfast was included at the hotel, we couldn't take advantage of it because our tour started early and then our ferry was leaving early the next day before we could have breakfast.

Then we went to Milos by ferry. We were in Milos on the weekend, so most places were closed. We were close to some shops and restaurants, but a little ways from Plaka. We ended up walking from our hotel to Plaka (an hour and a half walk, one way) which was a nice walk, but a lot of the shops were closed. Our hotel there was great though! Panos brought us breakfast in our room both mornings, a very nice spread of some traditional Greek foods as well as fresh orange juice and coffee. He also picked us up and dropped us off at the port and gave us tips on where to eat and how to get there.

Ferry to Santorini was pretty rough due to the enormous waves and high winds. Most of the passengers were sick on this ride, myself included. But we had reserved a shuttle from the port to our hotel, which was very close to the beach and many restaurants and shops. Not overcrowded. Our suite there was big, with a kitchenette and living room. Breakfast was also included which we got to enjoy only one morning since we were leaving early the second morning. We had a free morning on our first day in Santorini, so we enjoyed gift shopping and walking around. In the afternoon we had a Gems of Santorini and Wine Tour. This tour was fantastic! We got picked up just steps away from our hotel, and we were just a small group (only 6 of us). Our guide Sophia talked to us about the history of the island and brought us to the popular spots (Oia, Thira, the monastery, etc) and other places she believes get overlooked. Our driver would drop us off and we would walk around the towns to see some interesting buildings, and he would pick us up at a different spot (our guide wanted to make sure we didn't see the same thing twice). Our last stop was the winery. By this time I think we were all starving (since the tour started around 3 and lasted 5 hours) so I would recommend bringing a couple of snacks. Sophia gave us the scoop on the winery and how it all began. Then we enjoyed a wine tasting along with a charcuterie board. Perfect timing, as we then went up to watch the sunset and take lots of photos. It was a great way to end our trip. We were then dropped off again near our hotel.

I have already recommended Christos to my friends and family since we had such a wonderful experience planning our trip with him, and I will continue to rave about the hard work he put in to put together the perfect plan for us.

Thank you so much for Christos and the tour guides that made this trip so memorable!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lydia
Thank you very much for your review, I am very happy that you enjoyed it.
Greetings from all of us here.
Hope to see you again in Greece.
Best Regards
Christos

Summer

Trip to greece, Greece - Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2019

Traveler: Summer J. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

The trip was excellent! Everything was so well organized. I enjoyed all the events and the hotels. Thank you so much for a memorable trip. I will definitely use your services again.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Summer
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip and you hope that you will come again in Greece, for a longer period. There is too much left to discover!
Christos

Greece trip, Greece - Apr 4 - Apr 17, 2019

Traveler: debbie L. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

All of our drivers and Guides were Fantastic! Everything we saw is so incredible, it's hard to mention just a few!
I especially appreciated the planned tours, leaving plenty of unscheduled time for us to do things on our own. We saw such a variety of Greece, from islands to olive groves, to tannery and winery. Not the average tourists destinations. Hotel selection was amazing. I would definitely use this company for future travel.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Debbie
We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday.
It was nice meeting you both!
Thank you for your kind words
Christos

Trip to greece, Greece - Jan 27 - Jan 29, 2019

Traveler: Paris C. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

We had a three day tour of Greece and it was wonderful. Christos was great at putting everything together and making sure that we knew where we were going and when. He even called a couple of times during our trip to ensure that everything was going well. Our guides Theodorus (Epidaurus/Meteora) and Anastasia (Thessaloniki) were both very knowledgeable, spoke English well and enjoyable. I would definitely consider using kimkim and Christos again if we ever came back to Greece.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Paris
Thank you for your review and your kind words. We were very happy to help you in your trip and we are glad that everything was good.
Greetings from all of us.

The best of greece , Greece - Sep 12 - Sep 28, 2018

Traveler: Lynette D. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Thanks to kimkim and Travel12 for an exceptionally well planned and amazing vacation in Greece.
The attention to detail was most impressive.

I was a little nervous as I was traveling alone and had an ambitious schedule. Christos
ensured I was able to visit all the places I wanted to and got some time to relax and enjoy the islands. Taking my preferences into consideration.
The route was well planned and hotels selected were in close proximity to tourist attractions and pickup points for... read more

Thanks to kimkim and Travel12 for an exceptionally well planned and amazing vacation in Greece.
The attention to detail was most impressive.

I was a little nervous as I was traveling alone and had an ambitious schedule. Christos
ensured I was able to visit all the places I wanted to and got some time to relax and enjoy the islands. Taking my preferences into consideration.
The route was well planned and hotels selected were in close proximity to tourist attractions and pickup points for excursions. Transportation was coordinated with reliable, friendly and respectful business partners. They were punctual and professional. One of them drove around the port so I knew exactly which ferry I was to take as it was a little dark.
The excursions were also with reputable companies with expert and experienced tour guides which, in my opinion, makes a huge difference.
Kimkim's trip planning application made it easy to communicate, track conversations and always have access to information and resources. I never felt like I was traveling alone with prompt responses and help when I needed it the most.
The services provided by the Travel12 team truly reflect their values of honesty, respect and integrity.
Thanks so much Christos, Eric, Tasos and partners.
I highly recommend Kimkim and Travel12.
Talk to you next year Eric.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lynette
Thank you very much for your review and for all those kind words you said about us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip in Greece.
It was a pleasure meeting you.
Best regards
Christos

Foodie, artist, fashion, history lover, Greece - Sep 5 - Sep 26, 2018

Traveler: karen e. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Christos, my local specialist couldnt have been more responsive and communicative. It seems that he works 24/7 as he got back to me so quickly all the time! And also, very importantly, I feel we got very good value from them. All of the guides were first rate, very knowledgeable, delightful, and went the extra mile. We really enjoyed the Vintage Tour of Crete,Cretan Village Tour and Cretan Food Tour. We spent two weeks in Crete, going to Heraklion, Chania and Elounda which was perfect. We're already thinking about a return visit we liked it so much!

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your review, I hope to see you again soon!For next time I propose Peloponese.

Trip to greece, Greece - Sep 17 - Sep 27, 2018

Traveler: Cheryl M. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

Christos did a super job in helping me tweak the itinerary once we had a draft and I put a lot into the 10 days there.. He was also very helpful and available when I was in Greece and had questions about anything along the way. My trip to Greece was fantastic! I learned a lot about the different islands i went to in Greece and saw a huge variation and diversity of the culture and views and other aspects of each place. I'd highly recommend Greece to anyone and also to work with Christos/Kim Kim on any itinerary plans for Greece

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Cheryl
Thank you very much for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again in Greece!
Best regards
Christos

Eric

Trip to greece, Greece - Sep 14 - Sep 21, 2018

Traveler: Eric C. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

My trip to Greece was both fulfilling and quite enjoyable. Christos was easy to talk to and very responsive to my needs. My driver, Lampros, was professional and friendly and made a good trip even better. I would gladly book with them again.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Eric, it was a pleasure to work for your trip. We were all impressed of how passionate you are and that you know so much about ancient Greece, much more than most Greeks do!
Hope to see you again!