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Dimitris Zografos

I have organised my first adventure ski trip in mount Parnassos for my classmates at the age of 14. One year later, I was lucky enough to surf in Oahu Hawaii. Since then I have never stopped exploring the world, and have dedicated my life in discovering how travel shapes our personalities and our relationships. How we become better and transform ourselves and others through travel. This journey is an ongoing process during which my goal is to evolve together why all those who share similar values.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in both yachting and land tours, in the best locations that Greece has to offer whether this is around Athens, Central and northern Greece, the Cyclades or the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese and Crete. We like to dig deeper and explore the hidden treasures of each place even if it is a popular destination.

I have always been trying to combine my travels with certain activities that will allow me to experience the destination from a unique perspective. I found this so much rewarding since it allows me to connect easier and truly with local people. My favorite activities are walking, hiking, sailing, biking, sea-kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP), surfing, Yoga, ski/Snowboard and practically everything which extends the dimensions of the journey. In addition, I am very fond of history and culture, which is a prerequisite for a holistic experience."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Starting at the age of 18, I had the chance to work for several summer seasons at a small hotel business which belonged to my uncle. I was involved practically in everything, from being a receptionist and concierge to negotiating collaborations with travel agencies. I also had the chance to be in charge of several day tours around the coastal area the hotel was located. This experience, interacting with people and sharing my local knowledge, was the turning point that made me realise that this is what I would like to do for a leaving. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"It was in 2008 when I joined a group of 10 friends to Morocco surfing. We met a local surfer who we became friends with after the second day. Since it was Easter time in Greece, we came up with the idea of having a big BBQ at his place, a tiny house in the middle of nowhere. Some of us went to the woods to gather wood for the fireplace and others went to a big open market to buy the ingredients. We ended up spending the night at his place telling stories about us and our countries and gazing the stars of the clear Moroccan skies..."

Featured trips & expertise

Sail the Greek Cyclades
City to Sea: Athens & Greek Cyclades - 10 days

This 10-day itinerary offers a quintessential Greek experience, including time in the historic capital, and lazy days sailing around the islands of the Cyclades group. With a charter yacht, you'll cruise to islands large and small, including places where you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time, and others with vibrant dining and shopping scenes. With a mixture of down time and sightseeing activities, you'll feel physically refreshed and mentally stimulated by this luxurious and unforgettable trip.

The Island of Poros and Peloponnese Mountains
Greek Odyssey: Athens, Saronic Islands, & the Peloponnese - 10 Days

Explore Greece's ancient wonders on this adventurous 10-day tour. Starting in the vibrant capital of Athens, you'll spend a day discovering the mysteries of Delphi before setting sail across the Saronic Gulf, mooring at the spectacular islands of Aegina, Poros, and Moni. Back on land, set off on a self-guided exploration of the Peloponnesian Peninsula, visiting the Bronze Age ruins of Mycenae, the fairytale carved village of Monemvasia, and the Byzantine mountain monasteries of Mystros.

The Cyclades Islands of Greece
Sailing the Greek Cyclades: Paros, Mykonos, Serifos - 8 Days

As the ultimate sailing adventure through Greece's coveted Cyclades Islands, this tour combines bustling city life with tranquil villages nestled in the Aegean Sea. From some of Europe's best nightlife to humble fishing towns and secluded beaches, travelers will enjoy Greece's rich and varied heritage. Enjoy sunsets and local seafood while discovering important and ancient archeological sites, all from the comfort of a private yacht.

Mykonos, Greece
Sailing the Greek Cyclades: Athens, Mykonos, Paros - 10 Days

Best for those interested in seeing Greece by boat, this sailing adventure combines bustling and ancient Athens with some of the country's most beautiful islands: the Cyclades. Set on a yacht, you'll sail the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea in search of the region's rich heritage, including gorgeous beaches, iconic windmills, exotic plant life, and beautiful sunsets. The days are yours to indulge in rich, local cuisine, as well as discover archaeological sites, step back in time while meandering small villages, and enjoy some of the best nightlife in Greece.

Cliffside Santorini at Fira town
Santorini & Folegandros - 8 Days

Santorini is the glittering gem of the Cyclades. You'll spend five days exploring this iconic Greek island from top to bottom with beach time, volcano tours, and sunsets that'll take your breath away. Then ferry to neighboring Folegandros to relax on a smaller and lesser-visited (but no less beautiful) island, discovering empty coastline and medieval architecture before returning to Santorini for your departure.

Naxos Island
Paros & Naxos - 8 Days

Many travelers flock to Santorini and Mykonos, but during this trip, you'll visit two spectacular yet less-traveled islands in the Cyclades chain. Start off in Paros, where golden sand beaches and charming villages are yours to explore. Then hop a ferry to neighboring Naxos for a bustling Chora (main town), beautiful whitewashed villages clinging to mountainsides, and countryside filled with churches, archaeological sites, and local distilleries.

Recent trip reviews for Dimitris

DANIEL

Just not used to not meeting Dimitris for the... · Greece - Oct 21 - Oct 26, 2019

Traveler: DANIEL F. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Just not used to not meeting Dimitris for the whole trip - next time need to give me WARNING about the Hotel in Santorini being Down on the cliff - i was panic because i was not sure how to move the my 2 luggage by my self claim ing over 50 steep steps

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Daniel,

Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Greece and am sorry I was not able to meet you in person!

We have hundreds of travelers each month and sometimes it is challenging to meet everyone in person.

Well noted about warning of access to the specific hotel, Santorini’s caldera is amazing and this goes together with quite a few accommodations being built on the caldera cliffs.

We do provide port to hotel transfers in the islands however this is optional and up to our travelers to include it in the final itinerary.

Best wishes,
Dimitris

Chris

Trip to Greece · Greece - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Chris S. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Spent five days on a six cabin sailing vessel, traveling to the islands south of Athens. Seros, Serifos, Kythnos, Kos. Eight other tourists, plus the captain Alex, and we all got along very well. Aside from sailing, we swam in the coves, hiked the islands, and had dinner on the beach restaurants at night. Then, 3 days in Athens at a very nice apartment rental in the city, seeing the Acropolis, visiting the museums, and spending time reading in the local cafes. The local people spoke English... read more

Spent five days on a six cabin sailing vessel, traveling to the islands south of Athens. Seros, Serifos, Kythnos, Kos. Eight other tourists, plus the captain Alex, and we all got along very well. Aside from sailing, we swam in the coves, hiked the islands, and had dinner on the beach restaurants at night. Then, 3 days in Athens at a very nice apartment rental in the city, seeing the Acropolis, visiting the museums, and spending time reading in the local cafes. The local people spoke English very well, Alex spoke English well having gone to school in Wales, and most signs also had English on them.

On the Athens airport on the way back, I came across two women from my state who took a larger cruise line. After our discussion we came to the agreement that my trip- the smaller sailboat- avoids large crowds, lets you really have a unique (non packaged) experience, and was easily the better way to see Greece.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Cris,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review and thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos!

Hope to see again in the future!

All the best,

Dimitris

Greece Island Hopper · Greece - Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2019

Traveler: Alan K. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

We were very pleased with the service provided by Dimitris. He answered all of our questions and made sure that all aspects of our trip ran smoothly. When we were concerned that weather conditions might lead to a cancellation of our ferry he was behind the scenes looking into that for us. He also listened to the specifics of what we were looking for and adjusted our itinerary accordingly. Overall we were very pleased with our trip and we enjoyed working with him.

Excellent trip · Greece - Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2019

Traveler: Edmund P. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Dimitris was excellent. Despite the fact that we had some misunderstandings, he responded quickly and fully. We did not have the same options as given by the Croatia/Venice leg, but then this is a different company.
We are grateful Dimitris put us in Kamari instead of Fira. Less crowded. Also his suggestion to dine at Strofi was super.
Tassos the driver was just what we needed. Calm and pleasant.
The highlight for both of us was definitely Meteora, both our accommodation and the... read more

Dimitris was excellent. Despite the fact that we had some misunderstandings, he responded quickly and fully. We did not have the same options as given by the Croatia/Venice leg, but then this is a different company.
We are grateful Dimitris put us in Kamari instead of Fira. Less crowded. Also his suggestion to dine at Strofi was super.
Tassos the driver was just what we needed. Calm and pleasant.
The highlight for both of us was definitely Meteora, both our accommodation and the monasteries. Only downside was that we hoped for a Guided tour of the Monasteries, but what we got was a tour. Not quite the same.
The Acropolis/Parthenon tour was marvelous as was the Food Tour of Athens.
Athens was good, and the hotel he chose was very good. A good location, breakfast all night, PC and printer for boarding passes. The male receptionists were all a trifle brusque, but the ladies were very helpful. We also visited the Cathedral on Sunday for services and really lucked out. It happened to be a big commemoration of the war with Turkey. (At least I think so)

Trip to Greece · Greece - Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2019

Traveler: Eryn K. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Dimitris was such an excellent resource. I had many questions and emailed him A LOT. Every time I asked about my trip, Dimitris he always got back to me immediately with a reply. He was so helpful before and during our trip. We were 100% satisfied with his service.

When we arrived in Athens, our itinerary was a little tough at first. Since we arrived on a red-eye flight only sleeping a few hours, the morning/afternoon tour of the Acropolis grounds and museum was a little long for us,... read more

Dimitris was such an excellent resource. I had many questions and emailed him A LOT. Every time I asked about my trip, Dimitris he always got back to me immediately with a reply. He was so helpful before and during our trip. We were 100% satisfied with his service.

When we arrived in Athens, our itinerary was a little tough at first. Since we arrived on a red-eye flight only sleeping a few hours, the morning/afternoon tour of the Acropolis grounds and museum was a little long for us, and it was very hot. The tour was very good and the sites were out of this world! We loved the hotel in Athens – Acropolis Hill.

Taking the ferry to Naxos was also a little rough. I think I would have preferred to fly between the islands, if I were to ever to return to Greece again. There are very long lines for the ferries and it was hard to handle all of the luggage with my daughter.

Naxos was out FAVORITE destination. It was such a great vibe for us. We loved the family friendly atmosphere. There were a lot of children (my daughter actually met a new friend also staying out our hotel). We loved the hotel in Naxos – Liana Hotel and Spa. It was an excellent location and the staff was really helpful. The hotel is beautiful and right on the beach. Everything was within walking distance.

Our paddle-boarding trip was a disaster. I love to go paddleboarding, so I was looking forward to this activity. We basically went to a place that had windsurfing (and I think for the times that there is no wind they offer paddle boarding). I would not recommend windsurfing for novices like us. Windsurfing is something that requires a lot of coordination and skill, and it is not something that people can just pick up in a morning. Moreover, since we wanted to go paddleboarding, it was a little frustrating because paddle boarding is NO FUN if it is very windy. We had fun, though. We basically beached out paddle boards and walked around the area. It was a beautiful part of the island to explore.

Speaking of disasters, the ferry trip from Naxos to Santorini was a complete disaster. The ferry was nearly 2 hours late. We had to wait in the hot sun. I felt like cattle getting loaded on and off of the ferry. Since we were so late to arrive in Santorini, we didn’t have a ride arranged. It took us nearly 2 hours to get to our hotel after our ferry arrive. The travel took almost the entire day – a day wasted. I would have much preferred to fly to Santorini so we could have enjoyed our time better.

The hotel in Santorini was also very nice. We definitely expected more of a party vibe and that is what we got. The location of the hotel was very convenient to many restaurants – they were also very helpful to help us plan our excursions.

The best activity on our trip was the Santorini Sea Kayaking. This was such an excellent experience. They really know how to guide a large group and make it a lot of fun. We got a serious adventure, and also got to see the red sand and white sand beaches. This was the best trip for our entire vacation.

Thank you very much for making such fantastic arrangements for our trip! We will definitely use Kim Kim again for another adventure!

Trip was nice · Greece - Aug 6 - Aug 13, 2019

Traveler: Bonnie C. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Trip was nice. Hotels were fantastic for the short notice we had booking this trip. Dimitris did a good job here. We specifically asked for booking of all transport in Greece. To and from ports and airports. Dimitris had this lined up for us in the beginning of the trip, but not toward the end. Attention to detail when booking trips is important. If a client asks for all transport within Greece to be arranged, please communicate clearly as to whether or not this is done. There was some confusion in regards to this.

Bchlorette party · Greece - Aug 3 - Aug 10, 2019

Traveler: Shelley W. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

It was a phenomenal trip—thank you, Dmitris for all of your planning, and Andreas absolutely made our trip! We got so insanely lucky with you guys. ❤️

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Shelley, we loved your review! Looking forward to seeing you next summer:)

Greetings to the team on behalf of Andreas!

Best,
Dimitris

Bchlorette party · Greece - Aug 3 - Aug 10, 2019

Traveler: Jacky Y. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

We had the most exceptional experience with kimkim. Upon entering the details of our desired travels, we were immediately connected with an agent, Dimtiris, who assisted us in planning the trip of a lifetime.

Dimitris was everything we could have looked for in a travel agent. Following the parameters we laid out for him, he provided us with the absolute best options for our travels. He was both honest and patient with us, and made sure we took as much time as we needed to finalize a trip... read more

We had the most exceptional experience with kimkim. Upon entering the details of our desired travels, we were immediately connected with an agent, Dimtiris, who assisted us in planning the trip of a lifetime.

Dimitris was everything we could have looked for in a travel agent. Following the parameters we laid out for him, he provided us with the absolute best options for our travels. He was both honest and patient with us, and made sure we took as much time as we needed to finalize a trip that felt right for our group.

He informed us on everything that was going on throughout our booking and travel process, so there were no surprises along the way. He answered every question we had and made sure we were prepared when we arrived in Athens.

Dimitris also set us up with a fantastic Skipper for our travels, Andreas. Andreas was patient and thoughtful, and exceeded all of his duties as a skipper throughout our trip. He put so much effort into making sure we had the best trip possible, and he succeeded in doing so.

Thank you, Kimkim, Dimitris, and Andreas for giving us a week we will never forget! We can honestly say we would not have had the same experience if it wasn't for all of your help and consideration.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jacky, Leeann and the team:)

Thank you for your kind words we are so happy receive such feedback about your sailing holiday ! It is an additional boost for us to continue designing unique, tailor made experiences for our travelers!

All the best!

Dimitris

custom island / boat/ touring . we want to experience greece particularly some beaches old towns island etc. we are open to suggestions. · Greece - Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2019

Traveler: JOHN S. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Stelios was excellent. He engaged my wife, sister and children in a very positive thoughtful way. Our food was excellent and our chef was fantastic. All above expectations. Highly recommend this trip

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi John,

I am so happy to hear that you had an excellent catamaran yacht holiday around the Saronic islands!

Your skipper Stelios is one of my trusted partners, thank you for letting me know that he did a great job.

I hope to have you sailing in Greece again in the near future!

Best wishes,
Dimitris

Trip to Greece · Greece - Jul 26 - Aug 3, 2019

Traveler: Wesley V. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Our Greece vacation was everything we had hoped it would be. Beautiful locations and great food. Our guide dimitris for acropolis was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure. Naxos sailing was wonderful. And our guide for kayaking was both safety conscious and very comical in his approach. Maria was an excellent hiking tour guide on santorini where she took us to a fabulous sunset view and also surprised us with food and drink for the magic moment. Dimitris and Kimkim was very responsive... read more

Our Greece vacation was everything we had hoped it would be. Beautiful locations and great food. Our guide dimitris for acropolis was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure. Naxos sailing was wonderful. And our guide for kayaking was both safety conscious and very comical in his approach. Maria was an excellent hiking tour guide on santorini where she took us to a fabulous sunset view and also surprised us with food and drink for the magic moment. Dimitris and Kimkim was very responsive to all requests pre trip and tried to help customize our requests.
The things I would recommend is to book early to get the better hotel options and there were a couple of times we would have preferred to have our ferry transfers included vs searching for our own transfer at a couple of the island stops.
Overall it was a very memorable trip and I would definitely recommend Kimkim and the team again!

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Wesley,

Thank you for your feedback! I am happy that your vacation was according to your wishes.
Well noted about islands transfers. Some travelers prefer to make their own transfer arrangements, however, we will include it in our proposal from now on as an 'included' service'.

All the best,
Dimitris

Beautiful Greece · Greece - May 11 - Jun 1, 2019

Traveler: Alexis s. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Dimitris did an excellent job of combining my ideas with his knowledge of Greece. This was my
third time to Greece so there were areas I wanted to revisit and of course have new experiences. Dimitris incorporated some exciting adventures into our vacation. Meteora, Olympia & Monemvasia are a must see. To relax after two weeks of our cross country drive we relaxed at his suggestion in a wonderful Villa on Naxos. Dimitris was patient and always available for questions and quickly resolved... read more

Dimitris did an excellent job of combining my ideas with his knowledge of Greece. This was my
third time to Greece so there were areas I wanted to revisit and of course have new experiences. Dimitris incorporated some exciting adventures into our vacation. Meteora, Olympia & Monemvasia are a must see. To relax after two weeks of our cross country drive we relaxed at his suggestion in a wonderful Villa on Naxos. Dimitris was patient and always available for questions and quickly resolved any issues. We stayed in wonderful homes with gracious people and of course fabulous food!! We will definitely use KimKim and Dimitris again.

Thank you,

Alexis Savaros

Trip to Greece · Greece - Jun 16 - Jun 28, 2019

Traveler: Steve H. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Overall Dimitris did a great job in helping us plan our family Greece trip. With so many amazing sites to see and islands to visit, it can be overwhelming knowing what would be good for our family and Dimitris took care of everything. We communicated through the trip and he quickly answered any/all questions that I had. We even met him in Athens and he handed us our ferry tickets and helped us buy an extra ticket that we needed when one of my kids joined us at the last minute.

We were... read more

Overall Dimitris did a great job in helping us plan our family Greece trip. With so many amazing sites to see and islands to visit, it can be overwhelming knowing what would be good for our family and Dimitris took care of everything. We communicated through the trip and he quickly answered any/all questions that I had. We even met him in Athens and he handed us our ferry tickets and helped us buy an extra ticket that we needed when one of my kids joined us at the last minute.

We were also able to stay in apartments and houses that I didn't see on-line when I was doing my own research, which worked great for our family.

My only recommendation for people who are going to use kimkim services is to truly think about what you want your vacation to be and then kimkim can help you plan it. Review your itinerary very closely day by day to think about what that day will look like. Understand exactly where you will be staying (does it have a pool, is it close enough to walk to the beach, can you walk to places for dinner or will you need a car/taxi etc), if you have a free day you will then need to plan your own day/transportation etc., How will you get to/from the airport or ferry to the place that you are staying? Kimkim can set up all of your transportation or you can find a taxi/Uber if you want. If you do a tour do you want a private tour or a group tour? Overall it was a great trip and I would highly recommend Dimitris and kimkim. Thanks!

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi, Steve, this is great news! Many thanks for your review!

All the best and safe travels to you and your family!

Best,
Dimitris

Adventure Food Relax · Greece - May 23 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Pamela S. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Overall our trip to Greece was wonderful! Dimitris was very responsive during our planning phase and while we were there. He put together a good itinerary that included accommodations, travel to/from islands, tours based on what we like, car rental and a driver to pick us up during our travels. (The driver, Stavos made our trip particularly enjoyable as he drove us to various sites as part of our journey. He was very knowledgeable and so kind.) Dimitris recommended a smaller less inhabited... read more

Overall our trip to Greece was wonderful! Dimitris was very responsive during our planning phase and while we were there. He put together a good itinerary that included accommodations, travel to/from islands, tours based on what we like, car rental and a driver to pick us up during our travels. (The driver, Stavos made our trip particularly enjoyable as he drove us to various sites as part of our journey. He was very knowledgeable and so kind.) Dimitris recommended a smaller less inhabited island Tinos that turned out to be the highlight of our trip.
Thank you Dimitris for helping to create such a good memory!

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Pamela,

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Greece! Thank you for your trust and I hope to see you again in Greece next summer!

Best wishes,
Dimitris

Trip to Greece · Greece - May 29 - Jun 6, 2019

Traveler: Irina B. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Our trip to Greece exceeded my expectations. From the first interactions with kimkim I was very pleased as I was having difficulty finding a good balance between relaxation, luxury and adventure from one source. The initial survey made me feel I finally found a source that understood that there was more than a single goal in vacation planning. With limited time available, Dimitris with Personality Journeys was able to fit all three goals into a 9-day tip with a one-month lead time. With... read more

Our trip to Greece exceeded my expectations. From the first interactions with kimkim I was very pleased as I was having difficulty finding a good balance between relaxation, luxury and adventure from one source. The initial survey made me feel I finally found a source that understood that there was more than a single goal in vacation planning. With limited time available, Dimitris with Personality Journeys was able to fit all three goals into a 9-day tip with a one-month lead time. With the added bonus of being thousands of dollars less than another quote I received from a travel specialist I've used before.

The interaction through the website was seamless. Being able to reliably communicate online is important to me with a busy full-time job and the time difference using a local expert. Knowing that Dimitris was local made me feel at ease with his recommendations. I also found it very refreshing that he was not pushing for the most expensive options and was considerate of value vs. convenience. Having never been to Greece, Dimitris was patient with my requests, changes and need for clarification prior to the trip. Throughout the entire trip Dimitris was available through Whatsapp to answer questions or communicate any changes.

Together we planned 9-days full of rest as well as adventure in 3 very different locations in Greece: Athens, Naxos and Santorini, Naxos being a recommendation and my favorite of the 3. The New Hotel in Athens was artisitic, beautiful and the provided the top service from the security greeting at the front door, through check-in and everything in between. Warm, friendly and highly professional. It was in walking distance of many of the tourist spots but far enough that I didn't feel overwhelmed and crowded leaving the hotel. With only two days in Athens the pre-arranged activity was a tour of Acropolis Hill and Acropolis museum. Our guide was well versed and patient with our group. However, completely from personal preference, while I very much enjoyed visiting the locations I would have preferred a private guide. The group was larger than expected, it took long for the tour to begin and with a group of several families the guide needed to cover a lot of detail to cater to the different interests. I prefer more personal interaction.

We transferred to Naxos via ferry (the Greek Ferry system is very impressive and efficient) and made our way to Naxos Rock Villas which was simply stunning! I had never heard of Naxos prior to Dimitris' recommendation and it was our favorite fr the laid back island atmosphere. I specifically asked for a balcony and private pool and was pleasantly surprised with a completely private Villa with not only the requested but full kitchen and two baths. I fell in love with these accommodations. We were briefed by the owner on the Villa and the island. "Breakfast included" referred to a stocked fridge which was a very nice change of pace to prepare our own meal. Local snacks, wine and beer were also stocked for our enjoyment. The Rock Villas took our breath away as did the day of sailing that Dimitris arranged for us. Naxos Yachting Giannis and his crew were friendly, professional and engaging. The home cooked meal, the stop at Paros and 2 swim spots were out of a dream. I've traveled around the world but if I ever run away you'll find me here. I would have loved to stay longer. The only change I would make our next visit is to rent a car as the Villas are hillside away from the heart of the town and taxis are not cheap in Greece.

Finally, on Santorini, we were located at Del Sol. Del Sol is about a 30-minute walk from the tourist heart of Santorini or a 5-minute cab ride. Our room was somewhat "stand alone" which we prefer. The rooms were well appointed and the restaurant staff was very friendly and accommodating. The front desk staff was friendly and quick to help us when asked. We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the spa, a last minute request that I am glad we made. In Santorini our acitivities included a wine tour of Argyros Estate winery, sea kayaking and a hike. The winery was very modern but steeped in history. The tour was brief but the tasting was wonderful, including pairings with local fare, rich and plentiful. Our guide gave us a lot of input and suggestions as well as time alone to enjoy the experience and eachother company in private. The best of many wine tastings that I have experienced in my lifetime.

Our second adventure in Santorini was sea kayaking with Adonis. Due to weather conditions, we had to be re-routed. I was a little disappointed as I was very interested in the original route but was happy that the guide made safety the number one priority. The tour was a little late to start but we felt well supported throughout the activity and we were happy that they could accommodate and not have to cancel per previous days. They took a lot of pictures that were e-mailed to us a week later so we could focus on being in the moment. They were very open to feedback and Adonis was very entertaining while explaining the history of Greece and the islands.

Tied with sailing as our favorite activity was the hike from Santorini to Oia our last day in Santorini. It is not to be missed. Intimidated at first looking at the distance we were about to cover, we were in complete awe! Our guides Thanos and Mariana were absolutely wonderful. They were so knowledgeable and yet had the enthusiasm as if they were seeing it for the first time with us. The picnic they prepared of local favorites was perfect. By the end of the experience they felt like friends spending the day with us. While many people were completing the hike independently, I was so happy to have experienced it with our guides. This was the perfect way to end our adventures.

Outside of all the scheduled activities, the itinerary allowed for plenty of relaxation and independent exploration. Our trip couldn't have been more perfect.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Irina,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review! Apart from being rewarding for my job it is also very helpful in terms of becoming better and finding ways to improve further certain aspects of the trip planning process or the choice of my associates.

I wish you lots of luck and good times and I hope to see you again in Greece!

Best,
Dimitris

Trip to Greece · Greece - May 11 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: Shawn G. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

We had an Amazing Trip. Dimitris did a great job with our itinerary and when we made some last minute changes he had great advice and helped us switch around our reservations. The Boat Charter was Amazing. The only negative would be the Hotel room for the first few nights in Athens. the room had 3 very small single beds. but at the end of the trip we stayed at the same hotel and got a better room with a real bed. The Rest of the Hotels were amazing and Greece is beautiful.
thank you
Shawn

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Shawn,

Thank you so much for all the beautiful photos! I am happy to hear you had an amazing time! Well noted about the hotel room on the first nights in Athens.

Thanks again and I hope to see again in Greece soon!

Best,
Dimitris

Tom

10th anniversary honeymoon · Greece - May 22 - May 30, 2019

Traveler: Tom C. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

This was our first overseas trip ever and it turned out amazing! Dimitris planned our trip out within our budget and the lodging was fantastic. Our favorite hotel was the Corfos Bay Hotel in Mykonos for its genuine beauty and true Island architecture. All of our ferry transportation was booked for us and spot on. The private transfer on our second day via Mr. Stavros was perfect, he even took the time to show us around Athens as we had extra time before the ferry departed. Dimitris... read more

This was our first overseas trip ever and it turned out amazing! Dimitris planned our trip out within our budget and the lodging was fantastic. Our favorite hotel was the Corfos Bay Hotel in Mykonos for its genuine beauty and true Island architecture. All of our ferry transportation was booked for us and spot on. The private transfer on our second day via Mr. Stavros was perfect, he even took the time to show us around Athens as we had extra time before the ferry departed. Dimitris hooked us up with an amazing local friend and guide in Santorini. Thanos. He provided us a cultural experience we will never forget and a lasting friendship from afar. We would not hesitate to book another trip through Dimitris! Thanks for a wonderful 10th anniversary honey moon!

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tom thank you so much!, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Greece and everything went according to plan!

All the best to you and Ashley with lots of love, luck, and a good health:)

Susan

Trip to Greece · Greece - Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2019

Traveler: Susan D. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

We only had a few days available in Greece at the end of a four and a half month trip around the world and we wanted them to be special but fairly restful and Dimitris made the perfect plan for us. We were picked up at the airport by Stavros, who had bottled water, candies and a tour map ready for us. He was part taxi driver and part tour guide, telling us about the city as he drove us to our airbnb. We then had a few days to explore the city on our own. Dimitris would have arranged tours for... read more

We only had a few days available in Greece at the end of a four and a half month trip around the world and we wanted them to be special but fairly restful and Dimitris made the perfect plan for us. We were picked up at the airport by Stavros, who had bottled water, candies and a tour map ready for us. He was part taxi driver and part tour guide, telling us about the city as he drove us to our airbnb. We then had a few days to explore the city on our own. Dimitris would have arranged tours for us but we had already booked some on the With Locals site. There is a great deal to see in Athens, both historical and current. And there are lovely street cafes everywhere. We could have easily spent many more days there. However, guard your valuables, especially on the crowded subways. My husband’s wallet was pickpocketed and we had to spend some time cancelling cards one morning. Other than that, we really loved our time in Athens.

For the finale, we were transferred, again by Stavros, to the marina to board a 56’ sailboat for a fabulous 3 day cruise around a few of the Greek islands. On the way, he took us to an interesting archeological site in the basement of a hotel where a Roman wall was discovered during construction and they preserved it and displayed it for public viewing. On the boat, George was our skipper and Michael was crew and cook. They were very sweet and insisted on spoiling us as much as possible. The wind was erratic so we motored more than sailed and we enjoyed some glorious sunshine as well as some dramatic thunderstorms — it was all fun. The first island we visited was Aegina which had a fairly large village on it, many cute shops and restaurants, and a lively marina. Next, we spent a very quiet night at Methana, a small fishing harbor where we were the only outsiders at that time of year (April). It rained that evening and we shared some mezedes (similar to Spanish tapas) with George and Micheal by a blazing fireplace in the little port cafe with a group of locals playing dominoes nearby. Our third night was at Agistri where we enjoyed a magnificent sunset over the harbor. Then back to Athens where we were picked up by Stavros to go to the airport. On the way, he took a short detour to show us a fascinating lake created by the collapse of a cave in ancient times where the locals swim in the warm waters year round. All in all, our time in Greece was just what we wanted and we were sad to say goodbye to our new friends. Thank you Dimitris, Stavros, George and Micheal for a lovely time.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Susan,

I am very happy you enjoyed your time in Greece and on behalf of my team we wish you happy travels and hope to see you back in our country soon !

Best,
Dimitris

Graduation teip · Greece - Aug 12 - Aug 20, 2018

Traveler: Jamie O. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

We had a wonderful experience. Dimitris was very helpful and created a great itinerary for our vacation.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jamie,

Thank you for your kind words, it was also a pleasure for me to put together this itinerary for you and your son and especially drive together to Delphi!

Best wishes
Dimitris

Robert

Land tour of Greece · Greece - Jul 5 - Jul 9, 2018

Traveler: Robert T. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

Dimitris was very responsive and planned a trip for me that was a true reflection of my desired experience. I had to make some last minute changes due to a weather-related missed flight and Dimitris dealt with things quickly and capably.

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Dimitris Zografos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Robert,

Thank you for your feedback I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Greece and will be looking forward to seeing you again in Greece in the near future!

Best wishes,

Dimitris