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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!"

Featured trips & expertise

Naoussa village on Paros
Ultimate Guide to the Cycladic Islands

Though Greece has more than 1,000 islands to its name, the Cyclades are some of the best-known and most popular of the set. Encircling the former sacred site at Delos in the Aegean Sea, this island chain boasts picture-perfect beaches, lots of local culture, and historical sites dating back to the Classical era. From big names like Santorini and Mykonos to tiny isles with far fewer visitors, this guide will get you started.

Coast of Skopelos near Neo Klima
Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 5 Days

If you're looking out for a place to go, dance your way through this five-day Greek itinerary featuring the island filming location of Mamma Mia. After landing in Athens, head down to the slopes of Mount Pelion and then out to Skopelos island where Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried worked on the 2008 film before you return to Athens.

Stop for a snack on Skopelos
Central Greece & Skopelos Exploration - 10 Days

Sandwich a scenic island between dramatic mountain views with this 10-day itinerary. After beginning atop the Acropolis and exploring Mount Pilio, you'll set sail for Skopelos island, home to coastal forests and beaches so picturesque they were the setting for Mamma Mia. Dance your way back to the mainland to climb up to the monasteries of Meteora and Zagori mountain villages before you return to Athens to watch the sun set over the Temple of Poseidon.

Streets in Chania's Old Town
Athens and Crete Family Adventure - 8 Days

The ancient Minoan civilization on Crete was one of the first to create a functional sewer system, but you'll be staying above ground in the fresh air on this eight-day itinerary for the whole family. After a tour of the mythology of Athens, you'll fly to Crete for six days of hiking, beaches, and city tours that will transport you through history.

Turn a new corner
Family Adventures in Athens and the Cyclades - 10 Days

Walk hand in hand through the brightly colored doors of the Cyclades with this 10-day family itinerary. After an Athenian mythology tour, you'll sail to the islands for a slew of activities, with farm dinners, bike rides, horseback tours, and a cruise through the caldera on wooden ship all on the agenda.

Recent trip reviews for Harris

Trip to greece, Greece - Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2019

Traveler: Heidi K. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

I recently wrapped up an amazing trip to Greece that Kimkim out together for me. Harris and his team took care of every detail with precision and care. Travelling by myself, it was especially meaningful to feel so taken care of and looked after. The team checked in after each excursion to ensure my satisfaction, handled cancellations due to bad weather, and ensured that my trip went effortlessly. The hotels, the excursions, the transfers; all exceeded my expectations! I will definitely be using Kimkim again and will recommend them whole heartedly to any of my travelling friends. Thank you!

Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Heidi,

Thank you very much for your kind words!

I am really very happy that you enjoyed your trip! We did our best so you can take the best memories with you! Of course I would be happy to organize another trip for you any time!

Greeting from all of us!

I wish you the best!

Simple and awesome!, Greece - Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019

Traveler: Lisa M. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

The ease of planning this trip through kimkim was one of the notable highlights of our honeymoon! Harris, our local specialist, suggested some great things for us to do that we wouldn't have been able to coordinate if we were planning the trip on our own, and he was very quick to accommodate any requests we had. Stepping off each plane or ferry to find someone with my name ready to take care of our transfers really eased a lot of the logistics of traveling. You always know that the sights... read more

The ease of planning this trip through kimkim was one of the notable highlights of our honeymoon! Harris, our local specialist, suggested some great things for us to do that we wouldn't have been able to coordinate if we were planning the trip on our own, and he was very quick to accommodate any requests we had. Stepping off each plane or ferry to find someone with my name ready to take care of our transfers really eased a lot of the logistics of traveling. You always know that the sights & foods, and people you meet on a vacation will be highlights, but with Harris and the team at Travel 12, the actual details were also a highlight of the trip - who knew?!?

Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lisa,

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words!

I am very happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon! It was my pleasure helping you organize an unforgettable honeymoon in Greece!

Greeting from all of us!

I wish you the best!

Discover athens, mykonos, santorini, and crete - 16 days, Greece - Mar 8 - Mar 15, 2019

Traveler: Heidi H. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

Harris went above and beyond to meet our precise needs and budget. I was hugely disappointed when things went awry (through our mistake), but he went out of his way — quite literally by leaving work and coming to find us — to alter our agenda and surpass our expectations. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Harris to friends and family.

Go see Greece and use Harris to plan your best trip.

Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Heidi,

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words!

I am very happy you enjoyed your trip! It was my pleasure helping you organize a trip in Greece!

Greeting from all of us!

I wish you the best!

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.