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Eric Chamberlain

I'm kimkim's Destination Development Manager, focused on growing our local specialist network and helping our travelers have amazing experiences in key destinations.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Greece!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My love of travel stretches back to a childhood spent exploring the great outdoors throughout the western US with my family, but my first opportunity for extended international travel came during undergrad, when I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany. It was my first time in Europe, and I spent virtually every weekend exploring different corners of the continent, from Ireland to Hungary. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"For my honeymoon, I spent three months backpacking with my wife in Southeast Asia. We traveled from Thailand down through Malaysia and Singapore and into Indonesia. While work or academic commitments have normally limited the time I could spend traveling and forced me to move faster through destinations than I would have liked, during this extended adventure we were able to really immerse ourselves in the places we visited, and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. Highlights included a city-wide water fight during Songkran (Thai New Year's) in Bangkok, hiking in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands, eating delicious home-cooked meals in Singapore, exploring temples near Yogyakarta on Java, and scuba diving among wrecks and colorful reefs on the north coast of Bali."

Featured trips & expertise

Walk any number of streets for a view of the Acropolis
Best of Athens & Ancient Greece - 12 Days

Long dominated by the omnipresent Parthenon, Athens mingles its classical past with a budding art scene and bustling markets. You'll spend twelve days exploring this city's many cultural treasures and cool neighborhoods—along with day trips to archaeological sites in nearby Eleusis, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi. See why the epicenter of antiquity and philosophy is well worth a trip today.

The blue lagoon of Porto Timoni beach on Corfu
Athens, Northern Greece, & Corfu Adventure - 12 Days

Northern Greece stretches across more cultures and terrains than any other region in the country. After arriving in Athens, you'll head to the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki—a magnetic place that breathes history and character with some of the best food and wine in the country. From here, you'll go hiking and river rafting on the mainland and then ferry to Corfu island for beaches, kayaking, and a Jeep safari toward ancient monasteries. Then, you'll head back to Athens for a museum day and one last Greek meal before your flight home.

View of Oia on the island of Santorini
Discover Athens, Meteora, Delphi, & the Cyclades - 11 Days

Hit several major hotspots on this 11-day tour of some of Greece's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with a full day to experience the Acropolis and buzzing neighborhoods before visiting the monasteries of Meteora suspended in the sky and the amazing ruins of Delphi. Next, hop a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Here you'll explore beaches, boardwalks, and nightlife under the eyes of the island's famous windmills. End the trip in Santorini with its classic white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare.

View from Palamidi fortress in the seaport town of Nafplio
Argolic Gulf Adventure - 10 Days

Live like a local in Greece's idyllic Argolic Gulf with this active 10-day itinerary. You'll explore Athens for a few days and even hop onboard a fishing boat with an expert fisherman before you head to seaside Nafplio, home to winding streets and a historic water fortress. Explore this beautiful area of mainland Greece via foot, bicycle, and kayak, then get hands-on in an olive grove and flute away as a shepherd for a day.

Aerial view of Oia on the island of Santorini
Discover Athens & the Cyclades - 9 Days

Hit three major hotspots on this nine-day tour of some of Greece's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with a full day to experience the Acropolis and buzzing neighborhoods before hopping a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Here you'll explore beaches, boardwalks, and nightlife under the eyes of the island's famous windmills. End the trip in Santorini with its classic white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare.

Elafonissi's famous pink sand beach
History, Culture, and Islands: Athens, Crete, & the Cyclades - 13 Days

Experience the culture, scenery, and romance of Crete—Greece's largest island— captivating Athens, and the most "classic" Greek island group, the Cyclades, with this 13-day itinerary. After exploring the enticing Greek capital, you'll use the coastal city of Chania, with its medieval architecture, elegant mansions, sculpted fountains, and postcard-perfect Venetian port as your base of exploration. Stroll through the local markets, visit the botanical gardens, and savor a Cretan feast. Then, head for Santorini to experience the highlights of this famous island and wrap up your adventure in lesser-known Naxos, the quintessential Cycladic island, before returning to Athens for one last Greek meal before your flight home.