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Eleni Koropouli

When it comes to travel planning.. my heart beats always a bit faster. Someone will find me surrounded by maps, spinning a globe, and planning the next excursion for my clients, beloved ones, or even European projects for multinational groups. Born and raised in Greece, I remember when I was a child we used to ride in the car with my family with the sole purpose to discover the hidden gems of Greece. Such a wide variety of landscapes, flavors, aromas… from stunning beaches with crystal blue waters to imposing gorges with dense vegetation and from mythical, ancient palaces to picturesque, vivid villages. Since then, I keep traveling throughout Greece to expand my knowledge.
I feel more than grateful for having the opportunity to turn my passion into my career. For the last 7 years, I’ve been dedicated to making more travelers discover the kaleidoscopic beauty of Greece, crafting bespoke trip plans that reflect nothing less than their true travel desires.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in designing tailor-made trip plans in places all over Greece. Our itineraries are holistic (including accommodation, private transfers, fare tickets, guided tours, escorted experiences etc.), for every traveler (i.e. couples, groups, families, solo travelers), incorporating every travel style (art, history, gastronomy, leisure, nature, adventure)."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Traveling is without doubt about discovering different places and cultures. Another perspective with which I love to perceive traveling is that it gives you the opportunity to take a step back and observe how it affects your personality, shapes your reactions, and empowers your citizen id. And this is how I decided to take my MSc degree in Travel & Tourism Management. My studies inflamed my wanderlust and lead me to Prague. Living and working at the center of Europe was my launchpad for discovering multiculturalism. Now, I relocated back to Greece and enjoy assisting travelers to experience Greece in an authentic way, away from stereotypes and tourist traps... just like Greeks do."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I am recalling a few years ago when I took part in a European project in Slovakia, representing Greece. We lived with all participants for a week in the middle of the Slovakian province, surrounded by the scents and colors of nature. One night we decided to light a fire, have bbq and prepare a dinner where everyone would prepare something traditional from his country. I made a big bowl of typical Cretan salad and tzatziki. Our table ended up being huge, and full of delicious delicacies. I had the opportunity to taste flavors from around the world, dance and sing by the fire and travel imaginatively in beautiful places during the various storytellings.
What a travel around the world .. just in one night, just in Slovakia."

Eleni is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents
The Meteora at sunrise
Wonders of Mainland Greece - 5 Days

In just five days, this diverse itinerary takes you to some of mainland Greece's top highlights. Spend a day in Athens exploring the antiquities of the Acropolis before touring Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the historic seaside city of Nafplio. Then move on to the ethereal rock formations of the Meteora, a series of ancient monasteries, a family-run winery, and more! You'll hike in the hills, sample regional delicacies, sleep in a mountain lodge, and learn all about Greek history and culture before returning to Athens, where the trip starts and ends.

The hills are alive with the sound of Naxos
Family Highlights of Greece: Athens, Naxos & Santorini - 10 Days

Take ten days to share some of Greek's most popular spots with your whole family on this itinerary. You'll start in Athens with some park strolls and storytelling atop the Acropolis. Then head to the Cyclades islands for some beach time and cooking classes in Naxos, followed by guided strolls to some of the best views Santorini has to offer.

Enjoy the beaches of Crete
Interactive Athens and Crete for Families - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary gives you and your school-aged children plenty of time to get their hands on Greek cultural activities in Athens and the major cities of Crete. Start in Athens, where you can paint the Parthenon and exercise like an Olympian at the Panathenaic Stadium. You'll fly to Crete, where you'll participate in mosaic-making workshops, archaeological adventures, and botanical treasure hunts, alongside plenty of time to wander at your own pace or relax on the beach.

Evening sky over Santorini
Highlights of Italy and Greece: Rome, Florence, Venice, Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini - 14 Days

If you have two weeks to travel and want to see the highlights of the Mediterranean, this Italy & Greece itinerary is for you. Start the trip in Rome, where you'll explore treasures like the Vatican and the Colosseum. Continue to Florence and Venice for art museums and medieval palaces, then catch a flight to Athens — home of the iconic Acropolis. Spend your second week island-hopping in Greece, with wine tastings, sunset cruises, and much more.

Aerial view of Oia on the island of Santorini.
Taste of Athens & Santorini - 5 Days

Visit two Greek classics during this 5-day tour of some of the country's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with a day to experience the Acropolis and the capital's buzzing neighborhoods. End the trip in Santorini with its white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare.

Waterfront and lighthouse of Chania old town in Crete
Best of Greece: Athens to Crete - 10 Days

Over 10 days you will discover Greece's best islands, learn about ancient Greek mythologies, watch the sunset over Santorini during a cruise, and much more. The trip will start with two days and a city tour in Athens before heading to Greece's most famous archeological site, Delphi, and then to Meteora which is home to spectacular clifftop monasteries. We then head to the islands, starting with a few days in Santorini before taking a ferry to Crete where you'll learn about the local history and culture of Chania during a village tour.

Recent trip reviews for Eleni

Great Greece Trip! Athens - Mykonos - Naxos
Greece | Jul 13 - Jul 23, 2022

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Michael S.
Irvine, CA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Our family had a very good time in Greece. Our trip was very well planned and we enjoyed very much all the planned excursions. read more

Our family had a very good time in Greece. Our trip was very well planned and we enjoyed very much all the planned excursions.

Hotel Reviews
The Editor Hotel Athens
Athens
The George Hotel
Mykonos
Argo Boutique Hotel
Naxos
NLH Monastiraki
Athens
Activity Review
Welcome to Athens
Athens
Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dear Michael,
I am truly happy that you enjoyed your time in Greece and that your trip met your expectations. I will be thrilled to welcome you back sometime in the future and show you some other amazing well-known and hidden gems!
Until then, have fun & safe travels!🙂
Eleni

Everything went just perfectly.We were thril...
Greece | Jun 30 - Jul 15, 2022

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gail m.
Bartlett, IL | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Everything went just perfectly.
We were thrilled with the private tours and the professionalism each guide exhibited.
loved loved the cooking class in Crete.
loved the beach day ...7 villages was just ok along with the 3 island boat ride....
met promptly and all took good care of us ....we walk slowly and they modified the routes...
especially Nic in Rhodes
Thalia was great in Crete at Knosos

got home and our luggage was not there....that's nothing to do with you guys...thanks read more

Everything went just perfectly.
We were thrilled with the private tours and the professionalism each guide exhibited.
loved loved the cooking class in Crete.
loved the beach day ...7 villages was just ok along with the 3 island boat ride....
met promptly and all took good care of us ....we walk slowly and they modified the routes...
especially Nic in Rhodes
Thalia was great in Crete at Knosos

got home and our luggage was not there....that's nothing to do with you guys...thanks

Hotel Reviews
Lango Design Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Kos, Hellas

hotel was great breakfast superior hour were not good dinner ended at 7 pool was not open past 7 pm as well very inconvenient when touring during the day

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loved the view of sea
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Rodos Park Suites & Spa
Rhodes

right at the center of Old town

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DOM Boutique Hotel
Heraklion

just ok bfast not the greatest

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Ambassador's Residence Chania
Chania

staff went above and beyond to help us with the stairs and our luggage not really easily accessible clean and unique breakfasts couldn't be redeemed due to tour times boxed bfast delivered but not that great

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Activity Reviews
The Exotic Tour of Elafonissi Beach
Chania

best location on Earth never wanted to leave so special and forever life changing

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Welcome to Chania
Chania
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The 7 Villages Of Apokoronas Tour
Chania

slow start but once you met the people it was more enjoyable

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Athens City Vehicle Tour
Athens

great took time and made sure we got to the right ferry on time helped with tickets too terrific duo

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Patmos Day Cruise
Patmos

late start not enough time ate each location maybe do 2 and do them the right way less than 15 min to swim

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Welcome to Kos
Kos

all went smoothly

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Private Island Kos Tour
Kos

terrific guide one to one attention and met my needs as slow walker

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🚲 Kos Cycling Tour
Kos

just a rental and rode myself

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⛵ Cruise to 3 islands with on-board lunch, Full-day Sailing
Kos

lots of time wasted going out to island started late...15-20 min 2 and a half hours later we got to swim for 20 min then next stop even less time in the water lunch was nice but rushed as well

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more time in water
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Welcome to Rhodes
Rhodes
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Medieval Rhodes & the Jewish Quarter
Rhodes

Nic was amazing again

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🚲 Rhodes Town Cycling Tour
Rhodes

liked it great guy very experienced and met our needs

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Lindos H/D Private Tour
Rhodes

terrific would have like more time walking in village

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🍴 Cooking Class in a Traditional Village
Greece

The best ever most wonderful loved it the location and the service

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on time
Welcome to Crete
Greece

easy went from one tour right to next location

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Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
Heraklion

Thalia was wonderful so amazing

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Thalia was so sweet and friendly and loves her job made you feel like you were in the most amazing place ever
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🚲 A Cycling Journey through the Cretan Nature & Culture
Chania

good small group great leader fun down hills

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Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dear Gail,
My pleasure is enormous hearing you enjoyed your trip to Greece! Indeed all our escorts are very caring and tailor the tours to your need and preferences! I had so much fun working with you and designing your trip plan!
My best regards to you & Al. Looking forward to welcoming you again to our beautiful country :)
Eleni

Eleni was very responsive! She made sure we h...
Greece | Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2022

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Jamie L.
West Melbourne, FL | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Eleni was very responsive! She made sure we had all the tickets we needed for travel and followed up with us after our travels. Highly recommend using KimKim and Eleni as your travel agency and agent! read more

Eleni was very responsive! She made sure we had all the tickets we needed for travel and followed up with us after our travels. Highly recommend using KimKim and Eleni as your travel agency and agent!

Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli

Amazing family trip to Greece
Greece | Jun 12 - Jun 26, 2022

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Ranga R.
Watsonville, CA | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

We are a family of 4 and just completed a phenomenal trip to Greece. Eleni was our local specialist and she was awesome. The trip was a great mix of historical sites, beach/water activities, food, wine, culture and people. All trips, transfers and activities were perfectly arranged and we just needed to show up with a smile. I'd recommend a trip to Greece arranged by Eleni for everyone - we visited Athens and 3 islands and the logistics can be complicated without a local expert.

Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli

Eleni was amazing and responded to changes in...
Greece | Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2022

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Regina L.
Pittsburg, CA | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Eleni was amazing and responded to changes in our itinerary even during our trip. She strongly recommended the Mythology Tour in Athens and our guide Alex was phenomenal. We made some great memories, ad really enjoyed our trip. read more

Eleni was amazing and responded to changes in our itinerary even during our trip. She strongly recommended the Mythology Tour in Athens and our guide Alex was phenomenal. We made some great memories, ad really enjoyed our trip.

Hotel Review
The George Hotel
Mykonos

Gorgeous views and amazing service.

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beautiful scenery
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quick walk to the beach
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excellent service
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very clean and comfortable
Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dear Gina,
Many thanks for your polite words! Alex is indeed an amazing guide, bringing into life the myths about Ancient Greece! Hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you and your beautiful family soon in the future for more adventures & family moments in Greece!
Warmest regards,
Eleni

Our trip was wonderful! Eleni was super helpf...
Greece | May 24 - May 30, 2022

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Heather G.
West Point, VA | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

Our trip was wonderful! Eleni was super helpful and responsive. The transfers were well organized, the amminties were as described, and communication great! Thank you, thank you, thank you! read more

Our trip was wonderful! Eleni was super helpful and responsive. The transfers were well organized, the amminties were as described, and communication great! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Hotel Reviews
NLH Monastiraki
Athens

Staff and location perfect!!! Soo wonderful!!!

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Dome Santorini Resort & Spa
Santorini

Slightly less accommodating for travelers with multiple excursions. Food expensive & not so great. Would not return- BUT Staff SUPER SWEET

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Ammothines Cycladic Suites
Naxos

Absolutely over the top service and accommodations. LOVED IT! Will definitely return!

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Activity Reviews
Naxos Highlights Tour, Yesterday & Today
Naxos

Our guide Leo was AMAZING!!!! Titus, our driver also WONDERFUL!

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Free time in Athens
Athens
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Acropolis, Private Guided Tour
Athens

Our guide was very knowledgeable and super kind!

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Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

Dear Heather,
Thank you for your nice words! The best reward for this effort is to read your happy trip memories! Looking forward to accommodating you again for discovering more of our beautiful country!
Greetings from sunny Greece,
Eleni

Working with Eleni was a game changer
Greece | May 24 - May 30, 2022

Carrie
Carrie D.
Williamsburg, VA | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

My experience working with Eleni was phenomenal. From the moment I first reached out to start planning the trip all the way through our departure from Greece she was responsive and helpful. Working with Eleni allowed us to have a highly customized experience which created a lot of joy for our trip. She not only put the big things in place like where we were going, but took into account all the little details that matter like what was the best time to go and making sure we had drivers to take... read more

My experience working with Eleni was phenomenal. From the moment I first reached out to start planning the trip all the way through our departure from Greece she was responsive and helpful. Working with Eleni allowed us to have a highly customized experience which created a lot of joy for our trip. She not only put the big things in place like where we were going, but took into account all the little details that matter like what was the best time to go and making sure we had drivers to take us to and from all our tours. I didn’t have to worry about logistics and therefore I feel like I had an actual vacation. Eleni listened to our preferences and as a result we did amazing things like tour the village of our guide, Leo, in Naxos. We also were able to add in an extra few miles on our Caldera walk with Kostas which produced amazing views of Santorini. Since our trip included private tours we were able to focus on our preferences and do things like stop for gelato and spend more time at the beach and less time shopping. I didn’t know we could have this type of private, customized travel experience and I am so grateful that Eleni helped created the space that allowed us to focus on our time together and not on trip logistics. It was a magical week and Eleni was a big part of that.

Hotel Review
Ammothines Cycladic Suites
Naxos

This hotel was a slice of perfection right off of the beach. It is a new hotel and the staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. Each morning we had a big breakfast prepared by Margherita that was phenomenal and we could see the water from our table. The rooms were lovely. The cabanas by the beach were comfortable and easily accessible. Anastasia checked on us regularly and made sure we had everything we needed to spark joy. The hotel itself was great but coupled with the staff makes this place unforgettable. This hotel is quite special for all the right reasons.

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Activity Reviews
Naxos Highlights Tour, Yesterday & Today
Naxos

This tour was special because it was obvious Leo had a lot of pride in his island and wanted to show us all the good things it had to offer. We learned a lot about Naxos, but beyond that we got a sense of the culture. Leo was great about balancing his prepared stops with small ones we requested like getting gelato and buying our family olive oil from the village that is known for producing it. It was an exceptional day.

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Hiking at the Edge of Caldera
Santorini

This hike and the guide were trip highlights. Kostas took into account the kind of hiking we liked to do and added on to the hike to make it a little longer which was amazing. As a result we saw this 360 view of Santorini from Skaros. It was one of my favorite spots of the entire week. Kostas was our best guide because it didn’t feel like a scripted experience. He had a good balance of giving us information but also just talking as we walked along.

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Scuba Diving in Santorini
Santorini

I went on 2 dives with Atlantis Dive Center and both were amazing. I loved seeing an underwater environment that was different than what I had seen before. I have a lot of diving experience and worked on a dive boat at one point. However, most of the divers on the boat were new. This dive center did a great job with the less experienced divers. Really one of the most attentive and helpful centers I have seen in the sense of making sure everyone was safe and having a good experience

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Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

Dear Carrie,
Thank you very much for taking the time to to share your experience! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Greece! I hope that this trip was everything you had imagined and the perfect graduation gift for Olivia! I really enjoyed crafting your travel experience and will be thrilled to assist you on your next adventure in Greece!
Until then take care & have fun!
My best regards,
Eleni

Two perfect weeks in Greece
Greece | May 5 - May 18, 2022

kathy
kathy s.
Kamas, UT | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

When I started planning our trip to Greece, I initially reached out to several travel planning organizations, filling out their interest questionnaire. Eleni was the only who responded with an initial itinerary that reflected my answers. From there, the planning process went very smoothly. We went through several versions, until we came up with the perfect trip for my husband and I. Throughout our two weeks in Greece, Eleni immediately responded to any questions, concerns or changes we... read more

When I started planning our trip to Greece, I initially reached out to several travel planning organizations, filling out their interest questionnaire. Eleni was the only who responded with an initial itinerary that reflected my answers. From there, the planning process went very smoothly. We went through several versions, until we came up with the perfect trip for my husband and I. Throughout our two weeks in Greece, Eleni immediately responded to any questions, concerns or changes we needed help with. Her suggestions for activities and restaurants were spot on. We spent the majority of our time touring the archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and Athens. We toured Olympia, Delphi and Nafplio with guides that were archaeologists; they made the ruins come to life. We had two fabulous guided hikes with Fotis and Elani. And the entire trip was made stress free by our fabulous driver, Andreas. He was always where we needed him and provided comfort after a long day. Eleni had reserved very nice accommodations through out the stay and all of our transfers went off without a hitch. This trip was everything I had hoped for and more.

Hotel Review
Elafivolia Arachova Suites
Distomo-Arachova-Antikyra

This was a lovely hotel just outside of Arachova. We had a huge, modern room with an amazing view. The manager, Leonard, and his staff went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and comfortable.

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Lousios Gorge Hiking
Greece

Amazing hike to see ancient monasteries and the Lousios Gorge. Fotis, our experienced guide, led us through the trail, while explaining the flora and history of the area. He also brought along a picnic lunch that included his own olives and oil. It was one of the highlights of the trip.

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Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli
Eleni
Eleni Koropouli
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dear Kathy,
Thank you for your beautiful words and for trusting me with your trip planning!
It was my honor and pleasure helping you organize your travel experience in Greece! I will be thrilled to craft a future trip for you and your loved ones to discover more of Greece's highlights and hidden gems!
All the best to you & Gordon!
Warm regards,
Eleni