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Hara Solakaki

Born on the captivating island of Crete, which graces the southernmost shores of Greece, I was fortunate to experience a childhood filled with boundless curiosity. This curiosity led me on a journey to explore the majestic Cretan mountains, where I often found myself lost in the myths and legends of Greek Mythology, each peak and valley holding a story waiting to be discovered.

Growing up in proximity to the cerulean Mediterranean Sea, I became enchanted by its secrets and mysteries. The rhythmic lapping of the waves against the shoreline fueled my fascination with the boundless world beneath the water's surface. It was here, at the confluence of ancient mythology and the ever-present beauty of the sea, that my passion for the natural wonders of Crete truly began to flourish.

As a teenager, I ventured out extensively within the bounds of Greece, seeking to uncover the hidden gems scattered throughout my homeland. My travels took me to historic sites, picturesque villages, and lush landscapes, allowing me to forge a profound connection with the rich tapestry of Greek culture, history, and traditions. Each journey revealed a new layer of depth to the beauty and complexity of this extraordinary country.

In those formative years, it became evident to me that I wanted to share the magic of Greece with those who traveled to its shores, for it is a land steeped in the mythology of the gods, brimming with natural splendor, and overflowing with the legacies of a vibrant history. My passion became a calling, as I aspired to be a bridge, connecting travelers to the captivating stories, landscapes, and culture that define Greece, inviting them to immerse themselves in this extraordinary tapestry of experiences.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Honeymoon Trips, Cultural Tours, Family Holidays, Adventure Activities, Culinary Experiences, Holiday Packages
Mainland of Greece, Cyclades Islands, Crete Island, Dodecanese Islands, Central Greece, North Greece"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I grew up in a family deeply ingrained in the Greek travel industry, making the provision of exceptional and genuine experiences to international travelers a fundamental aspect of our daily lives."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will forever cherish the moment when I first beheld the awe-inspiring sunset view from the cliffs of Oia in Santorini."

Hara is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Hara

Hara planned the most amazing Greek honeymoon...
Greece | Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2023

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Nathan P.
Bemidji, MN | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2023
Hara planned the most amazing Greek honeymoon for us. It was the perfect mix of amazing scheduled tours, cruises, and events, as well as free days and afternoons to explore on our own. Transportation at every stop went off without a hitch and all of the people we interacted with were phenomenal. We will 100% be utilizing kimkim again and if we ever go back to Greece, Hara will be our first call. We cannot recommend them enough Read more

Hara planned the most amazing Greek honeymoon for us. It was the perfect mix of amazing scheduled tours, cruises, and events, as well as free days and afternoons to explore on our own. Transportation at every stop went off without a hitch and all of the people we interacted with were phenomenal. We will 100% be utilizing kimkim again and if we ever go back to Greece, Hara will be our first call. We cannot recommend them enough

Hotel Reviews
Harmony Hotel Mykonos
Mýkonos City

My wife and I spent 8 days in 3 different Greek locations, and this hotel was far and away the best. The staff was incredible, location was superb, and the food and drinks were great as well. We will definitely be staying if we ever visit Mykonos again (Shout out to the pool bar for being one of the best hangouts on the island)

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Close to transportation and things to do
Staff
Everyone was welcoming, Nick the pool bartender was one of the closest friends we made on the trip
Cleanliness & Comfort
Athenian Callirhoe Hotel
Athens

Well located, great staff, phenomenal breakfast, and unbeatable view from the rooftop bar

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Location
Staff
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Kasimatis by La Perla
Santorini

Amazing views, great breakfast, good location

Authenticity & Character
Location
Decent, wouldve been nice to be closer to Fira or Oia, but all was walkable
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Unique rooms, great bed (round!) best airflow of any Greek hotel
Activity Reviews
Panoramic Sightseeing of Athens
Panoramic Sightseeing of Athens
Athens

Amazing sights, great tour guide, very unique

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island & Delos
Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island & Delos
Mykonos

Amazing sights, phenomenal tour guide -best of the trip- and great sailing staff. Some choppy waters but made the ride all the more fun. Would definitely recommend

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Van wasnt the most comfortable, a few minutes late, but otherwise good
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

Unbelievable sights, fantastic staff, great swimming, awesome food, and second to none view of the sunset

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Long bus ride, not super comfortable, but worth it
Local specialist: Hara Solakaki
Hara
Hara Solakaki
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Aug 11, 2023

Hi Nathan & Emily,
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and your awesome detailed review!
It's great to know you enjoyed your honeymoon trip to our country that much since I really wanted it to be an unforgettable experience for you!!! This is always the most important for us!
You are a lovely couple and I would like to wish you lots of love and happiness in your new life together, and really looking forward to having you back in Greece in the future!! ❤
My best regards and wishes,
Hara

2 weeks in Greece: Athens, Milos, Naxos, Santorini
Greece | Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2023

Ryan
Ryan H.
Coney Island, NY | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2023
Our 2-week trip to Greece was truly fantastic. We had an incredible time. Perfect mix of culture/history and R&R, thanks to our local specialist in Athens, Hara Solakaki. She planned a perfect trip for us, tailored to our wishes/requests (not easy as we were traveling with 2 nine-year-olds). The food was outstanding, and the people we met were all so friendly and welcoming. Among the islands, Milos was our favorite, with Naxos a very close second. We loved Santorini too (the views... Read more

Our 2-week trip to Greece was truly fantastic. We had an incredible time. Perfect mix of culture/history and R&R, thanks to our local specialist in Athens, Hara Solakaki. She planned a perfect trip for us, tailored to our wishes/requests (not easy as we were traveling with 2 nine-year-olds).

The food was outstanding, and the people we met were all so friendly and welcoming.

Among the islands, Milos was our favorite, with Naxos a very close second. We loved Santorini too (the views are #1) and we're glad we went, but not sure we'd return due to the crowds. Glad we did 1 less night in Santorini than the other islands.

Our favorite excursion was the all-day Milos boat cruise. That said, we really enjoyed all the excursions, and Eleni was a fantastic guide at the Acropolis.

Best hotel was El Greco, but we enjoyed all 4 really.

Thanks to Hara for planning such a great trip for us. We now have a lifetime of memories from this beautiful country! We'll be back!

Local specialist: Hara Solakaki
Hara
Hara Solakaki
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jul 05, 2023

Dear Ryan,
Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and your amazing review!!!
It's precious to us and I really appreciate it!!

I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your family trip to our country that much and made lifetime memories!!!

You are a lovely family and it was such a pleasure meeting you in person!!!

Really looking forward to welcoming you to Greece again when you decide to return!!!

Keep smiling and traveling!!!

With my best regards & wishes,

Hara

All guides and drivers were excellent
Greece | Jun 10 - Jun 18, 2023

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jenny a.
Livonia, MI | Reviewed on Jun 25, 2023
All guides and drivers were excellent Read more

All guides and drivers were excellent

Hotel Reviews
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

Elia Ermou was lovely, especially right in the middle of Athens. The upper level restaurant had a perfect view and the staff was very nice.

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Lagos Mare
Naxos

The Lagos Maare was a real treasure. Close to the beach but not right in the middle of the crowds. Again, the grounds were beautiful, the service and staff very good, the food very nice, and we were provided with a beautiful suite. Every detail was taken care of.

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Local specialist: Hara Solakaki
Hara
Hara Solakaki
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 28, 2023

Dear Jenny,
I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Greece!!!
Thank you very much for your great review!!!!
It was such a pleasure meeting you in person!
You are a wonderful family!
Warm regards and best wishes to all of you,
Hara

Perfect planning and execution in every way
Greece | May 13 - May 18, 2023

Trevor
Trevor M.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2023
Right from the very beginning when planning our trip the experience was excellent. Hara planned our trip and on the first draft got 99% exactly what we wanted. We requested one change and she made an excellent choice. Everything from the personal driver pickup from airport to hotel to ports was perfect. The hotel choices were amazing. One of the best trips ever! Read more

Right from the very beginning when planning our trip the experience was excellent. Hara planned our trip and on the first draft got 99% exactly what we wanted. We requested one change and she made an excellent choice. Everything from the personal driver pickup from airport to hotel to ports was perfect. The hotel choices were amazing. One of the best trips ever!

Hotel Reviews
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sandaya Luxury Suites
Paros

Perfect location, awesome room, great views and amazing staff!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
They were extremely friendly and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasimatis by La Perla
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The only issue was the first night strong winds were causing something to rattle over the ceiling. We mentioned it to the staff and the fixed the problem for the next night.
Activity Review
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini

The cruise was cancelled due to high winds so we were unable to go on the cruise. KimKim refunded our money.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Hara Solakaki
Hara
Hara Solakaki
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 12, 2023

Dear Trevor & Sandra,

Thank you once again for your kind words and your great review!!!

I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your trip to our country that much!!!

You are both lovely and it was such a pleasure meeting you in person!!!

Really looking forward to welcoming you to Greece again in the future!! There are so many more I would like to show you!

Keep smiling and traveling!!!

With my best regards & wishes,

Hara

An amazing trip to Greece
Greece | May 22 - May 29, 2023

Justin
Justin H.
Orlando, FL | Reviewed on May 30, 2023
Just wanted to say Hara did an Excellent job in helping plan out trip to Greece. So many fun sights and activities that we’ll never forget. Truly thankful to Hara and kimkim. Will certainly use the service again. Thanks! Read more

Just wanted to say Hara did an Excellent job in helping plan out trip to Greece. So many fun sights and activities that we’ll never forget. Truly thankful to Hara and kimkim. Will certainly use the service again. Thanks!

Hotel Review
Volcano View Hotel
Santorini

Excellent and friendly staff and possibly the best hotel view in the world. Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Overlooking the Santorini coast and Aegean Sea. Unbelievable
Staff
Amazing and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Hara Solakaki
Hara
Hara Solakaki
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on May 31, 2023

Hi Justin & Ashley,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words!!

It's great to know you enjoyed your trip to our country so much!!! This is the most important for us!

It was such a pleasure meeting you in person, you are a lovely couple! Wishing you the best!

With my best regards,

Hara