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Harris Bitsounis

Traveling is a #never-ending_experience! I come from the cultural hub of Athens with its UNESCO sacred rock of Acropolis and breathtaking Santorini with its spectacular Caldera views.

What I love in Athens is that everyone can walk around the pedestrian streets and visit a variety of cafes and restaurants. Athens is a city which never sleeps. Santorini has a majestic view with a wild beauty and you can taste unique local wine.

Traveling is not only the movement between distant locations but it's much more, an opportunity to learn different cultures, select memories and cross over new horizons. Also traveling is an escape from the daily routine and a chance to appreciate your life because exploring another place will give you a fresh appreciation for your hometown country and real life!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"The places I specialize in are: Athens, Santorini, Corfu and Peloponnese.
As per activities, I specialize in food and gastronomy, guided tours , wine tasting and hiking."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Spending a lot of summers in Santorini, I met people who really love traveling and especially in my country. When I started traveling around Greece I realized how beautiful my country is and how many different places you can visit. After all my traveling experiences I realize that I would like to share my experience with people from all over the world. When they started asking me what places they can visit and how they can combine destinations I realize that this is what I like to do! I love when I help people to organise their traveling preferences and adjust them accordingly to their needs!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget when I visit my best friend in Naxos! The locals were really friendly, we ate the famous potatoes of Naxos, the spicy Arseniko cheese and we had Kitron which is their local drink. The beaches were spectacular and the paths majestic. I am in love with this island!"

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Colors of Classical architecture
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Monastery of Panayia Pantanassa at Mystras
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Recent trip reviews for Harris

Becker trip to greece, Greece - Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2018

Traveler: Vickie B. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

We worked with Harris to develop a custom trip from Athens to the Peloponnese and back, by rental car. It worked out beautifully, allowing us to be flexible about arrival and departure times, and to work out meeting times and places with our tour guide, Ilias, on the fly. We were met by a driver, Lampros, at the Athens airport, and delivered to our hotel for the night. It was a short walk to pick up the rental car the next morning. Our local guide, Ilias, took us to four sites: Corinth,... read more

We worked with Harris to develop a custom trip from Athens to the Peloponnese and back, by rental car. It worked out beautifully, allowing us to be flexible about arrival and departure times, and to work out meeting times and places with our tour guide, Ilias, on the fly. We were met by a driver, Lampros, at the Athens airport, and delivered to our hotel for the night. It was a short walk to pick up the rental car the next morning. Our local guide, Ilias, took us to four sites: Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia. The sites were great choices, giving us some variety in site ages and styles. Ilias is a fount of information, easy to understand, and worked very hard to tailor his information to our interests. The hotels Harris booked were nicer than I would have chosen, and several of them were really special. One brought a fabulous breakfast basket to our room, one upgraded us to an ocean-front room with balcony, and one changed our room to a lower floor to accommodate our mobility issues. As a nice lagniappe, Harris provided us with a local SIM card to use in our iPhone during our stay.

Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Vickie for your kind words.

I am very happy you enjoyed your trip! It is true that you visited some amazing places to Peloponnese!
Of course I would be happy to organize another trip for you any time .

Wish you happy and safe travels.