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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!"

Harris is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents, Greece Travel Agents
Santorini views
Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - 7 Days

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Athens, Naxos, Santorini, & Mykonos: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 9 to 12 days is perfect for a well-paced Greece trip with stops in Athens, Naxos, Santorini, and Mykonos. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 7 or 8 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop, or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Chania, Ios, or Nafpaktos. Get inspired with our Athens, Naxos, Santorini, and Mykonos trip ideas below.

Recent trip reviews for Harris

Perfect trip!
Greece | Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2022

Carla
Carla A.
Vinita, OK | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Every part of this trip was flawless and Harris did a fabulous job planning all the details. We especially enjoyed the town of Nafplio and the private tours with the guides from Nicki tours. Nicki in Olympia was engaging and brought history to life and Theodore at Corinth had a deep knowledge and Katarina was enthusiastic and even shared her favorite restaurants for the remainder of our tour. The people at the Herodian in Athens took especially good care of us and all the drivers were... read more

Every part of this trip was flawless and Harris did a fabulous job planning all the details. We especially enjoyed the town of Nafplio and the private tours with the guides from Nicki tours. Nicki in Olympia was engaging and brought history to life and Theodore at Corinth had a deep knowledge and Katarina was enthusiastic and even shared her favorite restaurants for the remainder of our tour. The people at the Herodian in Athens took especially good care of us and all the drivers were prompt and professional (love the rooftop bar and hot tub). We will use Kimkim again! And Harris was patient and flexible since we first booked 3 years ago and had to postpone due to the pandemic. We felt very well cared for and appreciated all the detailed information provided for us for the journey, including Harris’ dining tips and what to do with any free time. A perfect way to travel.

Hotel Reviews
Herodion Hotel
Acropolis, Athens

Great overall for ideal location, helpful staff. Rooftop bar is stunning and the weights and hot tub on deck super. Some rooms are larger than others so I suggest booking the larger rooms with acropolis view.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to acropolis
Staff
Always eager to help
Cleanliness & Comfort
Wish rooms were larger
Adiandi and Amymone Hotel
Nafplio

Great location and lovely breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easily walkable to all sites and dining
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Leonidaion Guesthouse
Archaia Olympia

Owner very friendly and helpful

Authenticity & Character
Location
Next door to great seafood spot and short walk to the Olympia site
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms lack charm, restroom very basic and breakfast could be upgraded
Activity Reviews
Acropolis Afternoon Tour
Athens

Excellent tour but I say if some folks are late then leave without them and don’t make those who were on time deal with the late start and tour guide interruptions. This was not the guides fault but the companies fault.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
She seemed a bit rote and was highly distracted by phone calls from the company about latecomers.
Ancient Olympia Guided Tour
Olympia

Our favorite tour of the whole trip! Our guide Nicki was warm, engaging, helpful and really brought the history to life.

Quality of Experience
Personalized for us
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Great at answering questions
Private Corinth & St Paul Steps' Guided Tour
Greece

Great guide! Knowledgeable and friendly

Quality of Experience
Knew the context and loved the history
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Engaging
Acropolis of Mycenae Guided Tour 
Greece

Key to the rest of the tours! Don’t miss this. Guide was excited about this material and location.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Epidaurus Theater and Sanctuary Guided Tour
Greece

Though it was raining, we still really felt like we learned a lot about how this location was key to the cultural development of European civilization.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

Athens, Siros, Naxos and Santorini - FABULOUS
Greece | Sep 14 - Sep 27, 2022

Stan
Stan C.
Amesbury, MA | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

The trip was amazing. All of the transfers came off smoothly and the hotels were great.
The first night dinner at the Ergon was fabulous, we could not eat all of it. What an array of foods! Pavlina Snoblova <pavlina@alternative-athens.com> was a great tour guide for the Athens food tour, a real must for those seeking some authentic Greek food and coffee. We really liked Efyenyi's guided tour of the acropolis area. Being an archeologist, she had some good in-depth knowledge.
Antonio on... read more

The trip was amazing. All of the transfers came off smoothly and the hotels were great.
The first night dinner at the Ergon was fabulous, we could not eat all of it. What an array of foods! Pavlina Snoblova was a great tour guide for the Athens food tour, a real must for those seeking some authentic Greek food and coffee. We really liked Efyenyi's guided tour of the acropolis area. Being an archeologist, she had some good in-depth knowledge.
Antonio on Syros went above and beyond with his tour. It was the "white glove" treatment. I recommend him. The Akron Hotel was beautiful and the view from our window spectacular.
On to Naxos - we would have liked being closer to the beach but everything was very good. The second day was very windy so we shifted great and toured the marble city instead of Plaka Beach. Our driver spoke no English so it was a quiet ride, We toured the Kastelo and the next day on the food tour with Kyriaki we visited all but 2 of the stops we went to the day before. Glad to see our choices validated!
Then to Santorini; what a beautiful place! the room was exquisite. our favorite right after the Akron. We would recommend room 22b at the Makris Beach hotel! Bello was our tour guide for the trip to Oia, he was excellent, keep him. Our day trip on the catamaran was stunning. We were on the Time Out. The captain and crew we competent and hard working, seeing the city of Oia and the beaches from the water was a unique perspective. Snorkling was lovely as was the on-baord food. The icing on the cake was when the captain stopped the boat so we could all see the sun go down into the Agean sea. Truly memorable. The only thing I would have wanted was late check out from the Makris Beach Hotel, we could have enjoyed the beach one more time.

Hotel Reviews
Arion Syros
Hermoupolis, Syros

Fantastic! The room was incredible, a great layout with 3 windows facing the sea. Very clean and looked new. I could live there for weeks :-) The service was excellent. We loved it. Our first choice of all the hotels we stayed at.

Authenticity & Character
the breakfasts!
Location
close to town, awesome view from the windows.
Staff
Very helpful and easy to understand.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Number one on our list
Makris Beach Hotel
Kamari

Try for room 22b with the beach view terrace and private Jacuzzi! The twin rain shower it lovely, the room spacious. Loved it

Authenticity & Character
again, like new in the typical Santorini style
Location
Ten steps to the beach, can't beat it
Staff
Eleni was very nice and would have allowed late check out except the room was to be occupied by the next guests
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

What a beautiful little boutique hotel! Our room was small but delightful! The staff made us feel welcome and overall I cannot find any fault.

Authenticity & Character
Obviously the home of a wealthy person before becoming the hotel
Location
Very easy walk to everything we wanted to see in Athens
Staff
sweet and accommodating. Since we were leaving before breakfast, they made carry out bags for us.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lagos Mare
Naxos

A very nice hotel but its location was not great. Surrounded on two sides bu dirt parking lot and a short walk to the beach area. The walk could be anxious with virtually no sidewalk and traffic. Oddly they had a Nespresso machine in the room with the pods but no cups, creamer or sugar. That was not a big problem as I easily went down to the breakfast area to get coffee for the room but other may not like it, Last the shower was not nearly as nice as in the other hotels. It was impossible to keep the water from soaking the floor,

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to beach, nice patio,
Staff
the staff were very accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Avra Hotel Rafina
Rafina, Athens

Wow that is a small room!

Authenticity & Character
the eating area was open air and very nice
Location
If we had arrived much earlier we could have seen more. From the airport the ride seem long, to the airport, shorted. Not sure it was location or the road our driver chose.
Staff
They were nice but honestly we had little interaction
Cleanliness & Comfort
with 2 people in the room and our luggage it was cramped. Know I am accustomed to bigger hotel rooms but this was the smallest room of the week.
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dear Stan,

Thank you very much for for finding the time to write this review. Your feedback is really valuable for us and of course for the future travelers. I am really happy that you had an overall amazing experience in our sunny country after all this situation with Covid and of course I will be more than happy to organize another trip to either Greece or Italy!

I wish you safe travels

Best regards,
Harris

Our trip was amazing! We saw 3 cities, Rome,...
Italy | Sep 16 - Sep 23, 2022

K
Kim M.
Minerva, NY | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Our trip was amazing! We saw 3 cities, Rome, Florence, and Venice and each one was just as amazing as the others. All of our transfers went smooth, our hotels were fabulous, and our tours were great. It was the perfect balance between scheduled tours and time to explore on our own. One tour guide in Venice named Valerio Coppo was phenomenal. He went above and beyond. His tour of the islands of Murano and Burano were exceptional. So personal! Could not recommend more. Livtours also... read more

Our trip was amazing! We saw 3 cities, Rome, Florence, and Venice and each one was just as amazing as the others. All of our transfers went smooth, our hotels were fabulous, and our tours were great. It was the perfect balance between scheduled tours and time to explore on our own. One tour guide in Venice named Valerio Coppo was phenomenal. He went above and beyond. His tour of the islands of Murano and Burano were exceptional. So personal! Could not recommend more. Livtours also did a fantastic job. We had one of the Colosseum in Rome and one in Florence (which was a food and wine tour ) which happened to be just my husband, myself, and the tour guide.
Our other tours were great as well. Evyenia and Harris did an excellent job with our itinerary. Would highly recommend. We were so pleased we are going to start planning next years trip with the KimKim agency.

Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome
Pasta & Gelato Or Tiramisu Making Class
Rome

This was fun! If you already know alot about cooking and baking, you might be a tad disappointed but all in all it was a fun experience.

Florence Food & Wine Tour
Florence

Had our very own private tour guide, just my husband and I. It was very nice! Tour guide was great.

Half-Day Murano & Burano Islands
Venice

Wonderful! Valerio Coppo could not recommend more.

Local transfer in Florence
Florence
Private Sunset & Aperitivo Gondola Ride
Venice
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dear Kim,

Thank you very much for all these kind words and for your time to write this review. We are really excited that you enjoyed your trip in the beautiful Mediterranean country of Italy. I will be more than happy to organize your next experience to Italy or Greece!

I wish you safe travels!

Best regards,
Harris

We had an amazing trip to Italy and Greece th...
Italy | Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2022

Jack
Jack D.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Italy and Greece thanks to the help of KimKim and our specialist Harris.

Starting in Sorrento we had a peaceful stay right along the bay. Enjoyed wine and pizza and the local beaches.

Next we traveled to Athens where we had an amazing staying in Plaka District. We then finished the trip in Santorini where we enjoyed days by the pool and amazing Greek cuisine.

I would recommend KimKim to anyone looking to travel abroad and see the world in more detail! read more

We had an amazing trip to Italy and Greece thanks to the help of KimKim and our specialist Harris.

Starting in Sorrento we had a peaceful stay right along the bay. Enjoyed wine and pizza and the local beaches.

Next we traveled to Athens where we had an amazing staying in Plaka District. We then finished the trip in Santorini where we enjoyed days by the pool and amazing Greek cuisine.

I would recommend KimKim to anyone looking to travel abroad and see the world in more detail!

Hotel Review
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

Great hotel, super comfortable and right next to some amazing restaurants in Plaka district.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dear Jack,

I am really happy hearing that you enjoyed your trip and you loved each destination. Thank you for your kind words, as it is really important for the whole team to give you a unique overall experience. I will be glad to work with you in the future and organize another unique trip in different destinations of both countries!

Wish you happy and safe travels!

King regards,
Harris

Greece/September 2022
Greece | Sep 6 - Sep 24, 2022

Lori
Lori H.
Miami, FL | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Our trip was a bit of an issue due to Covid. We had it planned since 2020 and just now completed it. Harris was amazing working through it all with us. I didn't even want to go, but once there, it was incredible. Every hotel stay was perfect! The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and everyone was so kind. The guides that we had with our tours were exceptional! Sophia, Matina, Elena and the other two (can't remember their names) were all wonderful. Andreas, who was our guide in... read more

Our trip was a bit of an issue due to Covid. We had it planned since 2020 and just now completed it. Harris was amazing working through it all with us. I didn't even want to go, but once there, it was incredible. Every hotel stay was perfect! The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and everyone was so kind. The guides that we had with our tours were exceptional! Sophia, Matina, Elena and the other two (can't remember their names) were all wonderful. Andreas, who was our guide in Chania for the food tour was also awesome! The only trip I would caution planning for people is the Samaria Gorge hike. We consider ourselves very fit for our age, but we found it to be a bit strenuous. We are glad we completed it, but we would never do it again. Were the views worth it??? Maybe. We have hiked the west in the USA and have seen the same and we didn't have to put near the effort into those hikes!
Nicoletta at the Grotta hotel was the nicest, most generous person. She is the owner and you feel the love the minute you walk into the hotel.
Tinos was our favorite island.
I could go on and on, but honestly, we do not have one complaint. Harris did a spectacular job and had great patience dealing with us throughout the planning stages with Covid.
Kudos to him!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Grotta
Naxos

Nicoletta, the owner is amazing! A must stay at hotel and if you do, give her a hug for us!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Philippos Hotel
Athens

Perfect location! Super friendly staff and delicious breakfasts. They even made us boxed breakfasts if we had to leave early in the morning for a tour. Love this hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Infinity View Hotel Tinos
Tinos

Stunning views! Simple and elegant hotel. Loved it and would stay again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abelonas Retreat
Santorini

We enjoyed this location versus staying in Oia or Fira. More quiet. They brought our breakfast to our patio each morning. Lovely! Nice location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Avra City Hotel
Chania

Beautiful hotel! Nice location, friendly staff, delicious breakfast. Love our stay.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Avra Hotel Rafina
Rafina, Athens

Nice for stay when departing for the airport. Very comfortable and staff very friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Olive Green
Heraklion

Very nice stay! Great location, staff and breakfast was delicious. Would stay again!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens

Guide was very nice. Can't remember her name. Nice walking tour. We enjoyed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Day Trip to Meteora by Train
Athens

Long day! Beautiful area.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cretan Villages Food & Culture Tour
Greece

Andreas was fun and informative. Enjoyed him very much. Interesting stops.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner in Athens
Athens

Food was delicious, but they gave us entirely too much food. When the main course came, we couldn't really enjoy it. Food was very good. Staff was great!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Tinos Villages Driving Tour
Tinos

Sofia was awesome! Great tour.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hiking Naxos Paths
Naxos

Really enjoyed Matina, our guide. Very relaxing hike. Even enjoyed eating fresh figs from the trees!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Highlights Tour and Wine Tasting
Greece

Belos (sp), our guide was great! Fun and interesting. Nice day. We enjoyed.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Heraklion

Guide, her name may be Lena and Sofia, the driver, were super nice. We enjoyed this experience very much. Quite interesting!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Small group Samaria Gorge Guided Hike 
Chania

VERY STRENOUS! I'd be cautious who you recommend this to. Not sure the hike is worth the views.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dear Lori & Ed,

Thank you for all your kind words and I am more than happy that you enjoyed this unique experience to our sunny country, after a long time and of course after the stressful period of Covid. The whole team wants to see happy travelers with the best memories. Thank you very much for your feedback, as it is really helpful for us so we can become better and better day by day!

I will be more than happy to to organize your next trip to Greece or Italy!

Best regards,
Harris

Thank you Harris
Italy | Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2022

Leah
Leah P.
Novi, MI | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip! All of our guides were amazing during the trips as well - I wish I could remember all of their names. Every driver was nice and punctual, though Toni with iCareLimo was exceptional. We enjoyed every single city and accommodations, though Naples was a place that we would have rather traded for an extra night in Sorrento or Rome. The pizza was spectacular, but the city itself was not... read more

Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip! All of our guides were amazing during the trips as well - I wish I could remember all of their names. Every driver was nice and punctual, though Toni with iCareLimo was exceptional. We enjoyed every single city and accommodations, though Naples was a place that we would have rather traded for an extra night in Sorrento or Rome. The pizza was spectacular, but the city itself was not particularly tourist or honeymoon friendly. We absolutely LOVED and enjoyed every second of our trip and thank Harris for coordinating everything for us so we could just follow the plans and enjoy our honeymoon

Hotel Reviews
Aenea Superior Inn
Rome

The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, bathrooms are great, and the service was absolutely wonderful. Great location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Villa di Sorrento
Sorrento

We loved it here. The most perfect location, wonderful staff, clean, modern, and comfortable rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Il Moro di Positano
Positano

Helpful staff, spacious and clean room, beautiful city.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Residenza Borbonica
Naples
Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Spectacular. Our guide, Josie, was so great. Can’t say enough good things about her character and knowledge - we loved the experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Quick walk from our hotel.
Vatican Semi Private Tour
Rome

We loved this experience. Our guide was wonderful, though we unfortunately cannot remember her name. So knowledgeable, kind, and she made the tour very enjoyable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hiking the Path of Gods
Amalfi Coast

Our hiking guide Elizabeth was spectacular. So knowledgeable, friendly, and made our hike even more enjoyable. We love hiking and the views were amazing, though the 1500 steps back down to Positano really did our legs in! So so happy we had this experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Pompeii Tour
Pompeii

Could have stayed in Pompeii for hours and hours. Our guide, Danilo was fabulous. I could go on and on. One of our favorite experiences.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hello Leah,

Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review!

We really appreciate your feedback about this trip and we will try as a team to be better and better every day. I hope that you had a great time in Italy and you enjoyed your trip. We trying our best for your best services so you could take the best memories with you. I will be glad to build together an other trip to Italy or Greece in the future!

Best wishes,
Harris

Great time and it wa a great having the suppo...
Greece | Sep 7 - Sep 14, 2022

R
Ray M.
Greece | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Great time and it wa a great having the support throughout the trip! Will use again and recommend read more

Great time and it wa a great having the support throughout the trip! Will use again and recommend

Hotel Reviews
Ayoba
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vouliagmeni Suites
Vouliagmeni
Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the airport but nothing else
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Plaka hotel
Athens

Wonderful experience there!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Acropolis view
Staff
Very nice and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens

Amazing! Our tour guide was great and so personable!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sail the Volcano Lagoon and visit the Volcano Crater
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hello Ray & Tatiana,

I am really happy that you enjoyed your trip to Greece! Thank you for your kind words and all the team is really happy that you left from our country with the best memories. All the photos you shared with us looks fabulus and I think that Oliver get a wonderful experience on his first international trip!

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Everything was seamless. Harris is an amazing...
Italy | Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2022

Nicole
Nicole L.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Everything was seamless. Harris is an amazing local
Specialist! Drivers were always on time and courteous. The only struggle was the train from Rome to Naples - but it’s only because the train system is a bit nutty and we’re new.

We loved our tours with LivTours as well. We suggest the Vatican and Colosseum tour with them. Six people max for each tour. So you really get a chance to ask questions and hear what’s going on.

We really liked the location of our hotel in Rome (Campo de... read more

Everything was seamless. Harris is an amazing local
Specialist! Drivers were always on time and courteous. The only struggle was the train from Rome to Naples - but it’s only because the train system is a bit nutty and we’re new.

We loved our tours with LivTours as well. We suggest the Vatican and Colosseum tour with them. Six people max for each tour. So you really get a chance to ask questions and hear what’s going on.

We really liked the location of our hotel in Rome (Campo de Fiori) although we would have preferred to stay in the main part of the hotel instead of the apartment. Excellent breakfast in a really beautiful hotel.

Our time in Sorrento was lovely. The hotel was very uniquely located - down on the beach at the Marina - and the view was fantastic.

The hotel was very nice and the staff were excellent! Marina Picolla 73. I wasn’t sure at first, the beach isn’t swimmable out front because it’s a marina - but the beach clubs were a quick walk. And this hotel is in a quiet area compared to the hustle and bustle up top in town. We needed a quieter place to come back to. If you like the busyness of the square, you might prefer a hotel up top.

There’s a lift to get you up there, staff will fill you in on this.

Again, the tours were very good. We took an all day boat tour of the Amalfi Coast (8 hours stopping at Amalfi and Positano and then a swim). It was great, but a bit long. The boat was overcrowded and we were told we needed to lie down on the bow of the boat while in transit so the captain could see. That wasn’t ok with us - so we figured out a way to prop ourselves up. The boat wasn’t comfortable and there were too many of us. That was a miss. But we do suggest a trip down the coast.

Also a few hours on Capri is a must. The ferry is an easy ride. Expect LOTS of people everywhere. We were definitely peopled-out by the end of our time in Italy.

There is a lot of walking to be done in Italy. Bring comfortable shoes.

A home run by Harris. Both Greece and Italy were well organized and everything met and exceeded our hopes and expectations.

Hotel Reviews
Marina Piccola 73
Sorrento

Liked the location and the staff were excellent. Food was quite good. Silly rules about not being able to drink our own wine on the rooftop terrace. Room was quite nice. But the bed was very uncomfortable. Kind of like sleeping on concrete and made for some very long nights. A hotel in this price point should have better beds. We wouldn’t stay here again because of the beds.

Authenticity & Character
A really unique and lovely hotel.
Location
Unique location away from the busyness of the main area of Sorrento.
Staff
Helpful and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
While it was clean, the bed was very uncomfortable. This is a huge miss on the part of the hotel.
Boutique Hotel Campo de' Fiori
Rome

The location of this hotel, right in the market is fantastic. The roof top terrace is wonderful! The main hotel is absolutely stunning with so much character and charm. We didn’t see the rooms in the main hotel because we had booked a suite. Oddly, the suites are in a different beholding across the square. And that building deserves a 3/5. While it was nice to have a bit more space, the suite lacked character and charm. The three flights up to our room were ridiculous and the lighting in the place meant we did the stairs with our phone flashlights. If you have any mobility issues at all this part of the hotel is not for you. Honestly, it was very frustrating. No real view and located in a dirty back alley. Limited hot water was also a problem. The bed was comfortable though, which is important to us. Breakfast was held in the basement of the main hotel and it was excellent. A beautiful building and perfectly located. While we recommend this hotel, we advise against the suites in the other building.

Authenticity & Character
The main building is lovely. The suites lacked character or convenience.
Location
Right in the market. So much to do and see.
Staff
Pleasant. Professional.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel was clean. Access to and from our suite was uncomfortable.
Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Excellent. A must do! Our tour guide Juicey was amazing! Wear very comfortable shoes and be prepared for weather.

Quality of Experience
Easy to find out tour guide. Excellent information.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Professional and pleasant.
Transport
We walked to and from this tour from our hotel.
Vatican Guided Tour
Rome

Maria was amazing! This tour was amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Sorrento

Quite a pretty tour of the coast. Adequate time in each location.. The boat was too small for our group. And it was an uncomfortable 8 hours.

Quality of Experience
Smaller group.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lovely staff.
Transport
Bigger boats or less people per trip.
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hello Nicole,

I am really happy that you enjoyed your trip to both beautiful Mediterranean countries of Italy & Greece! Thank you for your kind words and I really appreciated your detailed feedback as it is very helpful for the whole team to be better and better in the future. I hope that you left both countries with unforgettable memories!

I wish you the all the best and safe travels!

King regards,
Harris

Phenomenal honeymoon experience!!!
Italy | Aug 16 - Aug 24, 2022

Judy
Judy B.
Smyrna, GA | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Harris and the rest of the team were amazing to work with. Harris helped us plan an unforgettable honeymoon with the perfect amount of planned activities and free exploring time in between. The level of communication and his attention to detail to make sure our travels to 3 different cities in Italy were top notch. The detailed recommendations of what we could do with our free time really helped guide us to explore without any stress of where to go/safety/etc. The rest of the team was also... read more

Harris and the rest of the team were amazing to work with. Harris helped us plan an unforgettable honeymoon with the perfect amount of planned activities and free exploring time in between. The level of communication and his attention to detail to make sure our travels to 3 different cities in Italy were top notch. The detailed recommendations of what we could do with our free time really helped guide us to explore without any stress of where to go/safety/etc. The rest of the team was also phenomenal with extremely quick responses when we had some issues downloading our ticket vouchers for activities and each time got back to us within minutes it seemed! We will definitely use them again for future trips!

Activity Reviews
Private Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Positano or Amalfi
Amalfi Coast

This was the best way to end our honeymoon! Our skipper was amazing, pointed out some sights to take our photos against, but gave us a lot of privacy. It was an amazing boat tour with a quick 20 minute stop off at Amalfi for us to walk around and get a snack. He was extremely courteous and it was an excellent experience!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Alessandro was an amazing tour guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Very reception to how the group was responding (on an exceptionally hot day) and gave the perfect level of informaron while also making it more of an open discussion. He also shared information about the city and recommendations for gelato after the tour! Would highly recommend!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Alessandro was amazing!
Transport
Local transfer in Rome
Rome
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Aperitivo & Stroll around Sorrento
Sorrento

Great walking tour of Sorrento! This was a great way to get us outside of our regular comfort zone and see parts of the city that we hadn’t even known existed. His recommendations for dinner at the original marina and the hotel bar for the aperitivos were amazing and both spots we probably would not have found on our own. Highly recommend!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hello Judy & Dakota,

I don't know how to thank you about your beautiful words! The whole team is more than happy that you left the beautiful Mediterraena country of Italy with the best experience and the best memories. I hope that our services and the whole trip made a unique honeymoon for you. I hope to work again in the future and plan a new incredible adventure either in Italy or Greece.

I wish you the best!

Best regards,
Harris

Italy + Greece 2022
Italy | Jul 30 - Aug 13, 2022

Julie
Julie H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Harris was a great resource from our initial interaction to our last. He even helped plan the proposal including securing a photographer in Venice! He really went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly. Our favorite activities were the Chianti Wine Tours and the Santorini Catamaran Cruise at Sunset - both are not-to-miss events. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime! read more

Harris was a great resource from our initial interaction to our last. He even helped plan the proposal including securing a photographer in Venice! He really went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly. Our favorite activities were the Chianti Wine Tours and the Santorini Catamaran Cruise at Sunset - both are not-to-miss events. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime!

Activity Reviews
Private Sunset & Aperitivo Gondola Ride
Venice
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chianti Wine Tour
Florence
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food tour in Naxos town
Naxos
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Catamaran Cruise in the Caldera Lagoon
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Hi Julie & Grant,

First of all I want to wish you congratulations! I am more than happy that I was a small part for this special moment.

I am more than happy about your kind words. As team we are trying our best so you can take the best memories with you. Thank you also for sharing these beautiful photos from your trip. I will be glad to build with you again an ideal trip to either Italy or Greece in the future!

Best regards,
Harris

Trip to Athens, Syros and Naxos
Greece | Jul 11 - Jul 22, 2022

Alora
Alora S.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Thank you to Harris and the kimkim team for helping us plan an amazing trip to Greece! We really wanted to see some of the less touristy areas, but weren't sure where to even start. With kimkim we settled on Syros and had an amazing time on a very underrated island! We did some more popular destinations too (Athens and Naxos), and each location was so incredible in it's own unique way. The food was some of the best we ever had and all of our excursions were so fun.

Where I felt a bit let... read more

Thank you to Harris and the kimkim team for helping us plan an amazing trip to Greece! We really wanted to see some of the less touristy areas, but weren't sure where to even start. With kimkim we settled on Syros and had an amazing time on a very underrated island! We did some more popular destinations too (Athens and Naxos), and each location was so incredible in it's own unique way. The food was some of the best we ever had and all of our excursions were so fun.

Where I felt a bit let down was with the communication aspect. Certain information wasn't appropriately communicated to hotels ahead of time and when we went on a food tour, they hadn't been informed about allergies so my boyfriend missed out on trying multiple dishes, even though we were told that kimkim would notify them about our allergies. For the price, it was very unfortunate to not be able to participate in every part of the food tour. Other than that, it was a great experience!

Hotel Review
Adriani Hotel
Naxos Town

The loveliest staff and an amazing homemade breakfast selection!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens

It was really cool to get to see all of the sites! However we were expecting more mythology, and instead got taught a lot about politics which was still interesting but it got a bit boring.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

Sweet 16 Bday trip,!!We celebrated our daugh...
Greece | Jul 5 - Jul 13, 2022

Nicola
Nicola S.
Nanuet, NY | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Sweet 16 Bday trip,!!
We celebrated our daughters sweet 16 in Greece
Harris was amazing in putting together this trip
We spent time in Athens, Naxos, and Santorini.
Our tour guide Vicky in Athens was so knowledgeable about the ancient mythology history, she was attentive to each person in the group and allotted rest intervals on our climb up to the Parthenon.
In Naxos the beaches were exquisite, pristine , clear tourquios waters, best beaches ever and I'm a carribean native..
We spent... read more

Sweet 16 Bday trip,!!
We celebrated our daughters sweet 16 in Greece
Harris was amazing in putting together this trip
We spent time in Athens, Naxos, and Santorini.
Our tour guide Vicky in Athens was so knowledgeable about the ancient mythology history, she was attentive to each person in the group and allotted rest intervals on our climb up to the Parthenon.
In Naxos the beaches were exquisite, pristine , clear tourquios waters, best beaches ever and I'm a carribean native..
We spent time with a local family on their farm, Maria and Giannis we shared stories and they told us of the wine and cheese making process, as we cooked a delicious meal with produce from their farm.
The sunsets and beautiful blue domes of Santorini were spectacular.
We were serenaded atop Fira, as we watched the sunset.
Our tour guide Georgina was sweet, funny and personable as she took us to the Santorini highlights.
The wine tour and tasting and volcanoe cruise were wonderful activities to wrap up our visit.
Oh I can't forget we had a great dinner overlooking a wine vineyard to celebrate my girl.
My kids and husband and I loved the vacation.
The rooms were beautifully designed and accommodating.
Food was delicious.
Many thanks to Harris for making thid trip a once in a lifetime trip.

Hotel Reviews
Plaka hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Right in the downtown area
Location
Staff
Friendly attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Adriani Hotel
Naxos Town
Authenticity & Character
Very close to the downtown area
Location
Staff
Could be a little more friendlier
Cleanliness & Comfort
Authentic breakfast, Great space, Liked having fresh fruit at any hour
Makris Beach Hotel
Kamari
Authenticity & Character
Nice decor, authentic pieces, Comfy bed
Location
Difficult to find, needs more signage,
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean organized
Activity Reviews
Local Transfer in Athens
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
On time prompt
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cooking Class in a Traditional Village
Naxos

Loved the intamacy and how welcoming the family was Delicious fresh and healthy meal.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Highlights Tour and Wine Tasting
Greece

Winery was beautiful, Pricey We didn't get to see the classic row of blue domes due to high volume of people, felt like we missed out a bit

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dear Nicola,

Thank you for all your kind words and I am more than happy that the whole family enjoy this unique birthday experience to our sunny country. All travel12 and Kimkim team wants to see happy travelers with the best memories.

I will be more than happy to to organize your next trip to other destinations in Greece or Italy!

Best regards,
Harris

Greece - 3 years in the making
Greece | Jun 4 - Jun 12, 2022

H
Hector S.
Corona, CA | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Our trip was supposed to happen last 2020 but the world had a pandemic so it was postponed twice and Harris was very helpful during those time on rebooking everything. Now to the trip itself, it was a wonderful trip. Everything went smoothly, even when the ride was a bit late on one of the leg, they kept us updated and assured us that we will make it on time and we did. Accommodations were great, tours were great. Thank you to Harris and the entire staff for making it a great vacation! read more

Our trip was supposed to happen last 2020 but the world had a pandemic so it was postponed twice and Harris was very helpful during those time on rebooking everything. Now to the trip itself, it was a wonderful trip. Everything went smoothly, even when the ride was a bit late on one of the leg, they kept us updated and assured us that we will make it on time and we did. Accommodations were great, tours were great. Thank you to Harris and the entire staff for making it a great vacation!

Hotel Reviews
NLH Monastiraki
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Rooftop bar overlooking the Parthenon
Location
Walking distance to most of the tourist spot
Staff
Friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean
Elena Hotel Mykonos
Mykonos

Excellent location- walking distance to all the tourist spot but far enough from the bar noise at night.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kasimatis Suites
Santorini

Your own spa overlooking the caldera- need I say more.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Riviera & Cape Sounion Sunset Tour
Athens

Maybe add a few more stops along the way (beach)

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Day-Trip to Delos Island
Mykonos
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sail the Volcano Lagoon and visit the Volcano Crater
Santorini

One of the must do while in Santorini.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dear Hector,

Thank you very much for all these kind words and for your time to write this review! We are really excited that you enjoyed your trip in our sunny country, after almost 3 years. I will be more than happy to organize your next trip to other destinations in Greece or even to the beautiful country of Italy!

Best regards,
Harris

Alex was great on the Naxos food tour...
Italy | Jun 19 - Jun 29, 2022

Devin
Devin B.
Lake Forest, CA | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Alex was great on the Naxos food tour... read more

Alex was great on the Naxos food tour...

Hotel Reviews
Boutique Hotel Campo de' Fiori
Rome
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
NLH Monastiraki
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Adriani Hotel
Naxos Town

The breakfast was absolutely amazing!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The breakfast!
Avra Hotel Rafina
Rafina, Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The breakfast! The views from the deck!
Activity Reviews
Food tour in Naxos town
Naxos

Alex was great!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sailing Day Cruise around Naxos & Small Cyclades islands
Naxos
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dear Devin,

Thank you very much for your review! We are really excited that you enjoyed your trip in both Italy and Greece and you enjoyed the food tour in the brilliant island of Naxos. I will be more than happy to organize your next trip to other destinations in the two beautiful Mediterranean countries!

Best regards,
Harris

Amazing Greece
Greece | Jun 6 - Jun 17, 2022

R
Rich V.
Kirkwood, MO | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip in Greece. Everything was meticulously planned, and the tours and experiences were a delight and gave us a great Greek experience! Thanks to Harris and the KimKim staff in Athens for being available and helpful when we had questions! read more

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip in Greece. Everything was meticulously planned, and the tours and experiences were a delight and gave us a great Greek experience! Thanks to Harris and the KimKim staff in Athens for being available and helpful when we had questions!

Activity Reviews
Food tour in Naxos town
Naxos
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Santorini Highlights Tour and Wine Tasting
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wonderful guide and drivers!
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2022

Dear Amy,

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking time to write this review! Me and the rest of the team are very happy that you enjoyed your trip and had great time in our country. Of course I will be more than happy to organize your next trip to Greece or Italy.

I wish you safe travels!

Best regards,
Harris

An amazing visit to Greece!
Greece | Jun 2 - Jun 15, 2022

Sharon
Sharon H.
Corona, NY | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I must say after two years of waiting this Greece trip was well worth the wait. From landing at the airport and our transfer to our hotel was really great. And thinking about the Kim Kim company I just picked it from the web. Harris you did a great job!

Our first tour was the Acropolis and Ancient Athens Mythology tour I must say it’s a magnificent place to just say my Lord I’m here. And then Delphi, Meteora, Mykonos, Delos Island and Santorini all our tour guides for all the different... read more

I must say after two years of waiting this Greece trip was well worth the wait. From landing at the airport and our transfer to our hotel was really great. And thinking about the Kim Kim company I just picked it from the web. Harris you did a great job!

Our first tour was the Acropolis and Ancient Athens Mythology tour I must say it’s a magnificent place to just say my Lord I’m here. And then Delphi, Meteora, Mykonos, Delos Island and Santorini all our tour guides for all the different archaeological sites they were fantastic they each talked about the different sites with such passion great choices!

Our taxis and van services drivers were excellent they were prompt and on time and was able to tell you about the history of the places you we’re going.

The hotels were smacked in the middle of everything. Walking distance to restaurants, we eat at a different restaurant for lunch and dinner, shopping, markets, pharmacy what ever you need was just wonderful not to travel distance to find things.

And hello to all the friends that my sister and I met Valerie, Emily, William just to name a few.

Our high speed ferries and fast trains was a plus for sure a great experience! Harris you and the team in Greece was fantastic with help in making changes for a great time!!!

Hotel Reviews
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

It’s right in the middle of everything! It’s clean and the rooms are great!

Tips for future travelers

Booked right away don’t wait!

Authenticity & Character
The design of the hotel
Location
The Restaurants and shopping and night life!
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were great! Was very clean.
Monastiri Guesthouse
Kalampaka - Meteora

You can see a couple of the Monasteries from the Guesthouse a beautiful view. 10 minutes walk to the restaurants and shopping area a beautiful place to walk around. Rooms are very nice and you have your balcony. Breakfast is amazing!

Tips for future travelers

It a great place it’s also a skip and a hop from the train station.

Authenticity & Character
You can sit by the pool or on your balcony
Location
Staff
So so friendly!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean!
Adonis Hotel
Mykonos

This hotel is a great spot five minutes from the beach, five minutes from shopping and restaurants

Tips for future travelers

It a great place to stay the views are amazing!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Location
Close to renting bikes to take you around
Staff
Very nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean!
Makris Beach Hotel
Kamari

Two steps from the beaches and restaurants. A great place for running , morning or evening walks. You’re going to love it!

Tips for future travelers

You will love it!

Authenticity & Character
Just like I have seen it pictures, the building is very white.
Location
Great strip
Staff
Lovely
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean someone is always tending to the plants.
Avra Hotel Rafina
Rafina, Athens

The location looks great didn’t see much of it got there late. Dinner was fantastic view of the sea and pier. Wish I had gotten there early to walk around but it’s 25 minutes from the airport.

Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean
Activity Reviews
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens

What an amazing experience I have read about it seen pictures and to be there in that moment all I could do is take it all in. And you’ll do the same.

Quality of Experience
I liked everything inched of that place!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was first class she was so passionate and took her time to explain things
Transport
We walked from our hotel
Private Tour of Delphi
Delphi

You have to visit Delphi it’s an amazing place when you look at the treasures that was found and to know they were buried for thousands of years and you’re seeing them unbelievably!

Quality of Experience
Just to be there !
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was an expert on the area! The guide was a natural for this kind of teaching!
Transport
Scenery to Delphi
Meteora Sunset Tour
Meteora

Our tour was magnificent to see all the rocks and there formations it was incredible to see and those monasteries and steps. It was a trip of a life time.

Quality of Experience
The views, sunset and the area was just mesmerizing beautiful!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide was great, driver is an excellent driver for all those curves and bends Amen.
Transport
Was clean and comfortable
Day-Trip to Delos Island
Mykonos

The ferry ride was good no rocking of any kind. Stepping on Delos island was like that secret place. Looking at the Sacred Lake, lion terrace, house of Dionysos you’re trying to put your self in those days but you can’t just by you standing there was enough for me! An amazing visit.

Quality of Experience
Everything
Sail the Volcano Lagoon and visit the Volcano Crater
Santorini

This was one for the history books. I couldn’t believe how far up you have to climb but I did it because I wanted to see what happened all those thousands of years ago and it did not disappoint all those craters and the views are spectacular oh my word you have to see it,

Food
Food was good I went back for the chicken it was delicious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide was so knowledgeable was unbelievable and she was to the point! Love it.
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dear Sharon,

After two years of waiting, you were able to visit out beautiful country and I would like to say that I am more than happy hearing that you had an amazing time and you left with the best memories from Greece. Thank you very much for sharing all these amazing pictures with us!

I hope that we are going to work again together in the near future and organize an another wonderful trip to different destinations in Greece or Italy!

King regards,
Harris

Harris was so helpful and available to us whe...
Italy | Jun 2 - Jun 13, 2022

A
Alessandra G.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Harris was so helpful and available to us whenever we needed, not to mention the itinerary he made us was beautiful! The locations of the hotels were unbeatable, and the prices were very good, I would absolutely recommend kimkim and Harris if you want a beautiful experience! read more

Harris was so helpful and available to us whenever we needed, not to mention the itinerary he made us was beautiful! The locations of the hotels were unbeatable, and the prices were very good, I would absolutely recommend kimkim and Harris if you want a beautiful experience!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Villa di Sorrento
Sorrento

This hotel was gorgeous! And the location literally could not have been any better, right at the heart of the main square, stunning!

Tips for future travelers

The hotel doesn’t have a view or a balcony (at least our room didn’t), but there are views everywhere and the location sure made up for it!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Residenza Luce
Amalfi

This hotel was gorgeous, and the staff were some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. I felt like I was visiting my Nonna’s house. Such a beautiful experience.

Tips for future travelers

There are a lot of stairs, and some of them don’t have an elevator alternative, someone with physical limitations might have trouble

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything!!
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dear Alessandra,

First of all I want to thank you for all of your kind words and I am more than happy hearing that you left the beautiful Mediterranean country of southern Italy with the best memories. I hope that we are going to work again in the future for another amazing experience either in Italy or Greece.

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Amazing Honeymoon Experience!
Italy | May 17 - May 31, 2022

Yadavan
Yadavan V.
Apex, NC | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

I would like to thank kimkim for making my honeymoon a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We had a lot of things going on prior to the honeymoon with our wedding, but Harris made sure our experience was amazing. From the very beginning, he followed up with any changes we asked him to make and he also made some last-minute changes for us in regard to some tour changes that needed to be made. During our two-week stay in Italy and Greece, all of our transfers not only came on time but they actually... read more

I would like to thank kimkim for making my honeymoon a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We had a lot of things going on prior to the honeymoon with our wedding, but Harris made sure our experience was amazing. From the very beginning, he followed up with any changes we asked him to make and he also made some last-minute changes for us in regard to some tour changes that needed to be made. During our two-week stay in Italy and Greece, all of our transfers not only came on time but they actually came a few minutes early. Every meeting spot was detailed perfectly and throughout our trip, we could reach out to the support team and they helped us answer any questions. All of our tickets were printed out by the hotels prior to when we had to leave and we were in constant communication throughout the trip. I have recommended kimkim to many other friends already and will continue to let others know what a wonderful job they did. I will definitely be using them again if I plan another trip. If you're looking to have an enjoyable trip without any disruption, I will guarantee you that both kimkim and Harris are worth every penny!

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dear Yadavan,

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

I am really happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon trip to the beautiful Mediterranean countries of Italy and Greece!

We worked together on this and we made a honeymoon trip tailor to your needs and preferences, making this experience once-in-a-lifetime! For sure I will be more than happy to organize again a trip to other destinations in Italy and Greece in the future.

I wish you the best!

Best regards,
Harris

This trip was nothing less than spectacular! ...
Greece | May 15 - May 29, 2022

Dixie
Dixie W.
Nampa, ID | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

This trip was nothing less than spectacular! Harris and his team are always so amazing to work with. Harris found the perfect places for us to stay and he always keeps in mind the things we want to see or do. From 5 star resorts to suggestions on what to do during our free time Harris delivers! Harris even helped my husband set some surprises up for me on private chats. This trip was different from our last visit and it was just as enjoyable in a completely different way. This trip was more... read more

This trip was nothing less than spectacular! Harris and his team are always so amazing to work with. Harris found the perfect places for us to stay and he always keeps in mind the things we want to see or do. From 5 star resorts to suggestions on what to do during our free time Harris delivers! Harris even helped my husband set some surprises up for me on private chats. This trip was different from our last visit and it was just as enjoyable in a completely different way. This trip was more about relaxing, enjoying the scenery and just doing our own thing. We did have one guides tour with Lambros, he was great! Very knowledgeable and personable. Can’t wait for our next trip! Thank you everyone at KimKim!

Hotel Review
Emelisse Nature Resort
Kefalonia

Positively one of he most relaxing places I’ve ever stayed. The staff was friendly and very good at their jobs. The hotel was comfortable, clean, beautiful and just what we needed. The quietness of the location along with sunrise and sunset from our room, we couldn't have as for more! Breakfast was beautiful every morning, and just as tasty. Would love to visit this resort, again!

Authenticity & Character
Location
The quietness as well as the proximity to Fiscardo.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dear Dixie,

Thank you very much for your kind words!

I am glad that you loved the surprises Doug organized for you and I am more than happy hearing that you enjoyed once more time our beautiful country. This time you had the opportunity to relax and visit some beautiful places around Greece.

Looking forward to organize another amazing experience for you either in Greece or Italy!

I wish you all the best!

Harris

May in Greece ...
Greece | May 15 - May 29, 2022

Doug
Doug A.
Nampa, ID | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

This was a trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We coordinated with Harris and hisTravel12 team. Harris is patient, professional and very adept at finding the perfect locations to fit our travel style. We juggled some dates and locations and Harris always responded with a confident “I will take care of that”. Having a team in country that is accessible 24/7 is invaluable. We had a hiccup with a rental car schedule and a quick whatsapp call and they resolved it very quickly. Drivers,... read more

This was a trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We coordinated with Harris and hisTravel12 team. Harris is patient, professional and very adept at finding the perfect locations to fit our travel style. We juggled some dates and locations and Harris always responded with a confident “I will take care of that”. Having a team in country that is accessible 24/7 is invaluable. We had a hiccup with a rental car schedule and a quick whatsapp call and they resolved it very quickly. Drivers, rental cars, ferry tickets, shuttles all great, our driver in Athens, Lampros was very accommodating, and hilarious. I could keep going but will finish with this “ just relax and book the trip, Travel12 will make sure it is exactly what you want. “

Hotel Review
Emelisse Nature Resort
Kefalonia

The resort is at the north end of Kefalonia near Fiskardo. Peaceful is an understatement, no cars, no aircraft, quiet and relaxing. If you want to just soak in sun and sea with little interruption this is the place. You can be busy if you want with the shuttle into town or just lounge by the beautiful pools. It was the perfect start to our trip celebrating our 40th anniversary.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Hello Doug,

First of all, I am more than happy that you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful country for second time and I am really glad to you trust me for once more time to organize a special trip as it was your 40th anniversary. All the photo you shared with us are amazing!

Doug, I hope that we are going to work again in the future and we will organize a wonderful trip either to other places in Greece or maybe to the beautiful Mediterranean country of Italy!

I wish you all the best!

Harris

All Travel & guides were great,Kimkim and T...
Italy | May 23 - Jun 1, 2022

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Joe F.
Jacksonville, FL | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

All Travel & guides were great,

Kimkim and Travel12 were fantastic and very responsive to everything. We had the best time and all travel was seamless. I would highly recommend. From our Rome food tour guide Mike, to Valentina in Parma, to our guides in Santorini. All the best. The recommendations on self guided walking tours were spot-on and the hotels set for us were great locations.

It was a well thought out trip set-up for us. read more

All Travel & guides were great,

Kimkim and Travel12 were fantastic and very responsive to everything. We had the best time and all travel was seamless. I would highly recommend. From our Rome food tour guide Mike, to Valentina in Parma, to our guides in Santorini. All the best. The recommendations on self guided walking tours were spot-on and the hotels set for us were great locations.

It was a well thought out trip set-up for us.

Hotel Reviews
Boutique Hotel Campo de' Fiori
Rome
Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfect spot in middle of all
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Orto De' Medici
Florence
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Art Hotel Commercianti
Bologna

Love this place and great apartments and best breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ergon House
Athens

Food and location are great. Hotel is a little noisy due to restaurant downstairs.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heliotopos Hotel
Santorini

Great location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Rome Food Tour
Rome

All was great and Mike our guide was fantastic. The experience was great.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chianti Wine Tour
Florence

Tuscany wine tour was great to see and do. Our driver was awesome. The two winery’s we visited seemed to be more businesslike which made us feel like more of a process to get people through.

Quality of Experience
Our driver.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Parma Tour With Parmigiano, Prosciutto & Balsamico
Italy

Awesome. Valentina, our guide was the best. So happy to have her and our driver spend the day with us. I feel bad as I didn’t know if we were supposed to tip our food guide or not at end. I didn’t and now feel guilty. Only recommendation for improvement is to avoid prosciutto factory and samples before lunch. Them immediately go to lunch and first food served is more prosciutto. Just a lot of cured meats in a row.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner in Athens
Athens

Amazing food and great place.

Quality of Experience
Food
Waterless Farming: an insider's food & wine tour
Santorini

Probably the most unexpected surprise of trip. Fantastic and provided true feel for the people and island. Our guide was just the best and was so fun and loved all the people. I would do again if I had the opportunity.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Dear Joe,

I am more than happy that the whole family enjoyed this trip! Thank you very much for your kind words. We did our best so you can have the best memories from Italy and Greece. Of course I would happy to organize another trip for you any tim!

Greetings from all of us!

Best regards,
Harris

Wonderful, memorable experience!
Greece | May 14 - May 22, 2022

Cheryl
Cheryl L.
Okolona, KY | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Using KimKim as our tour company made our trip so much more pleasant and memorable for my daughter and me. Greece was on my radar for many years, and we didn’t know how to plan it. Harris helped us every step of the way by laying out a suggested itinerary, and termed it along the way with our plans. From the moment we arrived in Athens to the moment we departed Santorini, it was nearly perfect. We especially enjoyed our wineries tour in Naxos and our Volcano and Oui boat tour in Santorini.... read more

Using KimKim as our tour company made our trip so much more pleasant and memorable for my daughter and me. Greece was on my radar for many years, and we didn’t know how to plan it. Harris helped us every step of the way by laying out a suggested itinerary, and termed it along the way with our plans. From the moment we arrived in Athens to the moment we departed Santorini, it was nearly perfect. We especially enjoyed our wineries tour in Naxos and our Volcano and Oui boat tour in Santorini. Our tour guide Ana in Naxos was amazing and so much fun! The last day had several hiccups with transportation to and from the boat, and we somehow didn’t receive our tickets for the boat tour, but it worked out in the end. Also there was a big gap in our first full day in Naxos with nothing planned until an evening food and wine tour, which was fun and informative with Katarina as our private tour guide. But because we were free to do what we wanted, we found a small, nine-hour bus tour of several villages on the island that was fantastic and beautiful! Our tour of ancient Naxos and the Parthenon was also beautiful and informative, and our beach day in Naxos was amazing and relaxing. All hotels were beautiful, adequate, and the people welcoming and friendly! Overall, it was very smooth and well-organized, and we recommend KimKim for anyone looking for a semi-private tour company.

Hotel Review
Hotel Grotta
Naxos

The people were SO friendly and hospitable, the view was spectacular, and “Mama’s breakfast” was like no other anywhere I’ve ever been!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful hotel. Pool is small, but a waterfall that massaged your neck and shoulders, jets in the pool for a back massage, there was also a hot tub, sauna, and hamam!
Location
The hosts, the food, and the view
Staff
They treated us like family!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean, adequate space.
Activity Reviews
Acropolis & Ancient Athens Mythology Tour
Athens

Very informative. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, answered all our questions.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food tour in Naxos town
Naxos

I was hoping it would be a meal, but it was mostly small appetizer type food. Our host Katarina was lovely and fun!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We walked to the event,
Transport
A ride. Our tour guide gave us a ride home so we didn’t have to walk to our hotel in the dark.
Waterless Farming: an insider's food & wine tour
Santorini

This was among our top two favorite tours! Our bus driver Konstantinos was THE BEST! He was funny, engaging, and his fun banter with our tour guide Ana made it even more memorable. We laughed so much!! Great memories!! We learned so much about grapes, wine, and wineries! And we got to prepare our delicious meal together with our tour guide!

Quality of Experience
Everything! Even though the weather turned on us and it rained, the scenery was beautiful!!
Food
The fresh ingredients! And of course the wines we tasted!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The wine tasting, the tour of wineries, the scenery, the preparation of food, and of course it was delicious! If I ever go back to Greece I would do this tour again! I made some real friends with Ana and Konstantinos!! ❤️
Transport
Comfortable, fun, engaging, best tour guide and driver!
Sail the Volcano Lagoon and visit the Volcano Crater
Santorini

Our hike through the volcano site, the boat ride, the food and drink, the swim out to the hot springs, the music on the boat, and last but not least, the beautiful sunset cruise to Oui! Will never forget this!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver didn’t show up for us for an hour. That was stressful, but we worked it out with the tour company.
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Hello Cheryl & Rebecca,

I am really happy that you enjoyed your trip in Greece. I am glad also hearing that you had great time in all these destinations and you enjoyed all the tours we have included in this beautiful experience. It was my pleasure to help you organize a dream trip to our beautiful sunny country!

Of course we will be more than happy to organize your next trip to Greece or Italy!

Best regards,
Harris

The Perfect Honeymoon in Italy
Italy | May 1 - May 12, 2022

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Whitney R.
Goodlettsville, TN | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

First I’ll say that Harris is wonderful. From the beginning he worked so well with me and was so patient during the back and forth planning process. He kept in mind our budget but still was able to fit in everything that we requested.

Florence was the first city we visited. Our day trip to Sienna and the cooking class were the highlights! The city of Florence was beautiful and historic. Highly recommend seeing if you live history and art. Our accommodations at Hotel Ottantotto were not in... read more

First I’ll say that Harris is wonderful. From the beginning he worked so well with me and was so patient during the back and forth planning process. He kept in mind our budget but still was able to fit in everything that we requested.

Florence was the first city we visited. Our day trip to Sienna and the cooking class were the highlights! The city of Florence was beautiful and historic. Highly recommend seeing if you live history and art. Our accommodations at Hotel Ottantotto were not in the city center but for us they were in a perfect location. It was within walking distance to all the main attractions of the city but still in a less busy part of town with wonderful restaurants very close by.

Next we went to Naples by train. We had a seamless day of travel planned by Harris. I will say that Naples was our least favorite city we visited; however, our accommodations at the Amadomus Luxury Suites made up for the city not being our favorite. The city is overwhelming with people and vehicles and so dirty but our suite was our own personal retreat! It was nice to just be able to spend time relaxing in a very high tech and plush hotel suite. The view of Mt. Vesuvius from the room was also a nice perk! The highlight from this part of the trip was our day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum! Highly recommend seeing those sites with a private knowledgeable guide.

The final part of our trip was spent touring the Amalfi Coast. We stayed in Sorrento at an apartment with Marina Piccola 73 and the view from our balcony was stunning. Perfect location! We spent 4 days exploring and relaxing on the coast. Highly recommend this location. For future travelers we would probably recommend skipping Naples and taking a day trip from Sorrento to Pompeii since it is still very close. You have to take a day trip to Capri and see the blue grotto and jumping in the freezing Mediterranean off of the boat on our final day of the trip is a memory we’ll always cherish.

This trip was perfect for us. All of the transitions between cities were seamlessly planned. Our accommodations were all great for the locations we were in. There were plenty of great recommendations for places to visit and eat in our detailed trip plan for each city. And the Kimkim team was super responsive during our trip when we had questions and needed help. We cannot recommend planning your vacation through this site enough and if you get the chance to work with Harris you won’t be disappointed!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Ottantotto
Florence

Our only complaint from this hotel is that the air conditioner didn’t work. We were able to sleep with the windows open but otherwise it would have been a miserable hot 4 nights sleep. The location was perfect for us and the room was nice and clean.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It was away from the busy city center. Great restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Still close enough to walk to the sites in Florence.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
AC had not been service for the season yet. Very hot and stuffy in our room.
Amadomus Luxury Suites
Naples

This hotel is so plush. Very modern and high tech. We spent several hours watching Netflix from the bathtub on a mirror TV in the bathroom. Our view included Mt. Vesuvius.

Tips for future travelers

Do it!

Authenticity & Character
Very modern.
Location
Easy to walk to the touristy streets.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Marina Piccola 73
Sorrento

We stayed in the apartment with this hotel. While the room wasn’t the newest and most updated we stayed in, it was clean and the view was amazing. We also appreciated having a washing machine during the final days of our 12 day vacation. Perfect location in the middle of the marina.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
They were so helpful! They even helped coordinate with Kimkim a nurse coming to the hotel to perform a Covid test for us to travel back to the US the day before our departure.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Tuscany Day Trip with Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano
Florence
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tuscan Cooking Class
Florence

This was a good experience; however if given the funds, opportunity and time to do again I would choose a different type of experience. This was in a cooking school so the charm of taking a cooking class in Tuscany was missing. We chose this due to our budget and Harris worked with us extensively to pick the perfect menu and stay within our budget.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour
Italy

We had a private tour which I highly recommend. He was able to take us to places that weren’t overly populated within Pompeii and he was very knowledgeable about both cities we visited.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Giuseppe was a wonderful guide for the day.
Transport
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Sorrento

This was our favorite day of the trip. We loved the boat ride and being able to swim from the boat! The atmosphere was perfect from the views, to the music on board, to the free flowing Prosecco!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We walked out of our building and could see the spot where we boarded our boat in the marina.
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Dear Whitney,

First of all I want to thank you for all of your kind words. As a team, we are trying our best to give a smoothless experience to all of our travelers. It was really nice working with you and I hope that in the future we are going to work againt together and organize another beautiful experience in other parts of Italy or in Greece.

I wish you all the best!

Kind regards,
Harris

Trip to Athens and Santorini
Greece | May 15 - May 21, 2022

Alexis
Alexis K.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

It was our first time using a travel agency, and the entire process was seamless. Our local specialist Harris came up with an itinerary that fit our interests and the pace that we had in mind for the trip. The logistics were well-coordinated and the kimkim team's communication was prompt and responsive. We really appreciated having the kimkim team's 24/7 support while we were on the trip and loved all of Harris's recommendations and the tours that we went on. Overall, it was a great... read more

It was our first time using a travel agency, and the entire process was seamless. Our local specialist Harris came up with an itinerary that fit our interests and the pace that we had in mind for the trip. The logistics were well-coordinated and the kimkim team's communication was prompt and responsive. We really appreciated having the kimkim team's 24/7 support while we were on the trip and loved all of Harris's recommendations and the tours that we went on. Overall, it was a great experience and we would be happy to plan another trip through kimkim in the future.

Hotel Review
Abelonas Retreat
Santorini

The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helped us get oriented to Santorini. We loved relaxing by the pool, the views of the sunset, and of course enjoying the breakfast that was delivered every morning to the patio of our room.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Waterless Farming: an insider's food & wine tour
Santorini

Wonderful experience. Our driver and tour guide were both very friendly and knowledgeable. We tasted great wines, learned about the history of Santorini (with regards to the agriculture), and got to cook traditional food from the island. The experience ended with a final glass of wine and an amazing view of the sunset.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Dear Alexis,

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 all the best!

Happy Honeymooners
Greece | May 2 - May 13, 2022

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Colin M.
Washington, DC | Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Our 12 day trip to Greece for our honeymoon was amazing. We loved the diversity of experiences, landscapes and sights across Athens, Naxos, and Santorini. Harris crafted an itinerary that was well-tuned to our interests and balanced our desire to explore and relax. From a mythology tour around the Acropolis to learning about (and tasting) agricultural products on Naxos and Santorini, all of the experiences Harris set up for us were excellent. During our trip, we were grateful to have... read more

Our 12 day trip to Greece for our honeymoon was amazing. We loved the diversity of experiences, landscapes and sights across Athens, Naxos, and Santorini. Harris crafted an itinerary that was well-tuned to our interests and balanced our desire to explore and relax. From a mythology tour around the Acropolis to learning about (and tasting) agricultural products on Naxos and Santorini, all of the experiences Harris set up for us were excellent. During our trip, we were grateful to have dedicated support from the kimkim team to handle shifts in our private transportation schedule, confirming dinner reservations, and responding to our questions.

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dear Colin,

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 experience in Greece and of course I will be more than happy to organize your next beautiful adventure in Italy or Greece!

Greeting from all of us!

King regards,
Harris

Booking was effortless, Harris listened to wh...
Italy | Apr 24 - May 2, 2022

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Lynn L.
Canada | Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Booking was effortless, Harris listened to what we wanted and delivered an amazing experience. Of course, there are always things to improve on. Loved the small group tours in Rome, more of an experience when you can interact with the tour guide. The Musto B&B in Naples was lovely however, no elevator access and 3 flights of stairs (although they claim it is the 1st floor???) A bit much when hauling heavy suitcases! The tour of Pompeii was fantastic as we had our own guide, very... read more

Booking was effortless, Harris listened to what we wanted and delivered an amazing experience. Of course, there are always things to improve on. Loved the small group tours in Rome, more of an experience when you can interact with the tour guide. The Musto B&B in Naples was lovely however, no elevator access and 3 flights of stairs (although they claim it is the 1st floor???) A bit much when hauling heavy suitcases! The tour of Pompeii was fantastic as we had our own guide, very knowledgeable! We also enjoyed the Vesuvius wine tasting and lunch! Unfortunately our driver did not know he was also to take us to the crater and instead drive us straight to Sorrento. Loved Sorrento and the boat tours! Again the small boat tours were perfect and definitely the way to go! The location in Sorrento was perfect although we did not need an apartment. Fortunately we had a free day and were able to reschedule the trip to Mount Vesuvius. Thank you for that! We could have saved some travel time taking the train from Naples to Rome for departing rather than driving all the way to Solerno. Not sure why that was recommended? Just a suggestion for the future. It was a great trip with amazing experiences!! Thank you Harris!

Hotel Reviews
Aenea Superior Inn
Rome

This hotel is great when you don’t spend any time in the room. Too much bread for breakfast everyday! It is actually a condo building with the “Hotel” occupying some space. Interesting concept.

Authenticity & Character
Needs work
Location
We could walk everywhere.
Staff
Gave tips at check-on on what to see, very helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Good for the time we spent there
Musto B&B
Naples

The room and staff are lovely. The ground floor is rough and unfinished. There is an elevator, but it does not stop on the 1st floor which is where the B&B is. Three flights of stairs to the 1st floor! Not great with heavy suitcases and no one to assist. We did have help on the day we left though.

Tips for future travelers

Travel light.

Authenticity & Character
Ground floor and elevator access
Location
Easy to walk everywhere.
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was comfortable.
Marina Piccola 73
Sorrento

Loved the location, actually did not need an apartment. It was noisy on that side of the building with traffic. Hard to locate reception as just a door and the Hotel name is nowhere to be found.

Authenticity & Character
The tower where the restaurant is lovely with an amazing view!
Location
Right on the Marina with little shops and restaurants handy. Easy walk to town centre.
Staff
They were all wonderful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and had everything we needed.
Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Small group was perfect!!

Quality of Experience
Very knowledgeable
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide only as walked to Collosseum
Transport
N/A
Vatican Guided Tour
Rome

Small group was appreciated

Quality of Experience
Amazing!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was late but we arrived in time.
Transport
Cars clean and driver’s dressed well and know the area
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Hello Lynn,

Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review!

We really appreciate your feedback about this trip and we will try as a team to be better and better every day. I hope that you had a great time in Italy and you enjoyed your trip. We trying our best for your best services so you could take the best memories with you. I will be glad to build together an other trip to Italy or Greece in the future!

Best wishes,
Harris

10 day group tour - Athens, Naxos and Santorini
Greece | Apr 17 - Apr 26, 2022

Alysia
Alysia P.
Matthews, NC | Reviewed on May 04, 2022

I would give this trip 10 out of 10 stars! This has been our favorite international trip that we have taken. We started planning in 2018 for a 2020 trip but unfortunately was pushed back due to covid. Our agent Harris has been fantastic to work with through our all of the hurdles. He was always responsive and organized the best tours, hotels and activities for us.

Our first two days were spent in Athens. The Acropolis and Ancient Athens Mythology Tour on our first day was a perfect way to... read more

I would give this trip 10 out of 10 stars! This has been our favorite international trip that we have taken. We started planning in 2018 for a 2020 trip but unfortunately was pushed back due to covid. Our agent Harris has been fantastic to work with through our all of the hurdles. He was always responsive and organized the best tours, hotels and activities for us.

Our first two days were spent in Athens. The Acropolis and Ancient Athens Mythology Tour on our first day was a perfect way to learn about the city. Athens was unique - lots of graffiti, history and crazy driving! We walked the streets of Plaka and got to experience some local cuisine and shopping. Our hotel Home and Poetry was perfect for our large group of 8. The rooms were quaint and the owner made additional recommendations for us during our stay.

I was extremely glad Harris recommended we stop on the island of Naxos for three days. This was my favorite stop. The island was lovely and so were the people!. We stayed at the cutest hotel Villa Adriana and the owners were amazing! The hotel was super clean, the rooms were beautiful and the food every morning was delicious. The hotel is a family owned business and the owner was so sweet! We even invited him to join us for dinner and drinks one night. We absolutely loved the food and culture with Vioma Greece that Harris booked for us. Our guide, Katarina, took us to an olive press to taste the amazing olive products, the village of Apeiranthos to eat at @platanos_tavern_ apiranthos where we had the same food stop as Anthony Bourdain. It was amazing!

Our second day on Naxos was spent hiking Mount Zas eating their famous doughnuts at the top. We followed the hike with a recommended stop for Pizza! We watched the sunset a Apollo's door, went to a Greek Othodox church service and finished our trip with a morning spent at one of the top 10 beaches in the world! The people on this island were truly amazing and some of the friendliest people we have met during our travels.

Our final stop was Santorini. I've been dreaming about visiting Santorini since I can remember! This volcanic island didn't disappoint. We celebrated our first night in Santorni with dinner reservations recommended by Harris at Aroma Avlis, restaurant and winery 🤤 The food and wine was mouth watering and the service was on point!

Our second day was spent with touring different parts of Santorini and taking insta worthy photos on the Santorini Highlights Tour! The well known village of Ouia is just a beautiful as it looks in the pictures. It was very crowded (lots of cruise boats) but I definitely want to go back because I didn't feel like I got to experience all the village had to offer.

Our last full day was a a sunset catamaran cruise through the caldera. Fantastic views, hot springs, delicious food and great company! We could not have planned a better trip and our entire group is ready to get another trip on the books with Harris and the KimKim travel team. I highly recommend them using them for all of your travel needs!

Hotel Review
Home and Poetry
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Naxos Food & Culture Tour
Naxos
Quality of Experience
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on May 04, 2022

Hi Alysia,

Thank you very much for your kind words! All the team is more than happy that you had a great time in our sunny country. I hope that you left Greece with the best memories and I wish that we are going to work together again in the future to organize an amazing trip.

I wish you the best!

King regards,
Harris

Harris is Amazing!!! Athens and Greek Islands
Greece | Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2021

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Karyn J.
Stockton, CA | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Harris and his team did an excellent job in making our first Greece trip memorable. His recommendations made for a stress free introduction to true Greek culture. When our first flight was cancelled, Harris was able to quickly adjust our Athens tour to accomodate our new arrival date and time. We were amazed and very much appreciative of his successful efforts. Our drivers were prompt, courteous and personable and the hotels were clean, comfortable and hospitable. And the food was Amazing of... read more

Harris and his team did an excellent job in making our first Greece trip memorable. His recommendations made for a stress free introduction to true Greek culture. When our first flight was cancelled, Harris was able to quickly adjust our Athens tour to accomodate our new arrival date and time. We were amazed and very much appreciative of his successful efforts. Our drivers were prompt, courteous and personable and the hotels were clean, comfortable and hospitable. And the food was Amazing of course!!

The KimKim team kept in touch with us and shared our itinerary every step of the way. It was similar to having our own personal assistant keeping us informed and on schedule!! I would would highly recommend using KimKim to anyone who wants to spend more time relaxing and less time stressing over trip details.

We enjoyed every minute and look forward to returning and working with Harris again. Thank you Harris, we sincerely appreciate everything that you and your team did in creating this wonderful beautiful trip of ours. Big Virtual Hugs!!

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Hello Karyn,

First of all I want to say that I am more than happy hearing that you had an amazing time in Greece and you enjoyed all the destinations you have visited. It's really important for the whole team to work and give you the best possible experience in our sunny country. I will be more than happy to work again with you in the near future and organize another wonderful trip, in different destinations this time.

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Phenomenal service for an amazing trip
Greece | Oct 10 - Oct 21, 2021

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Diego D.
Newport News, VA | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2021

The main benefit I found working with Kim Kim, and in this specific case with Harris and the travel 12 team, was that we could just focus on enjoying our vacation, and every single detail was taken care off.

Harris was outstanding, he communicated consistently and was always super helpful with any questions or doubts we had about the trip.

We spent 12 days in Greece, Harris and Tasos worked with me to personalize the trip, they worked with our budget and we were able to do pretty much... read more

The main benefit I found working with Kim Kim, and in this specific case with Harris and the travel 12 team, was that we could just focus on enjoying our vacation, and every single detail was taken care off.

Harris was outstanding, he communicated consistently and was always super helpful with any questions or doubts we had about the trip.

We spent 12 days in Greece, Harris and Tasos worked with me to personalize the trip, they worked with our budget and we were able to do pretty much everything we wanted to do.

We went to Athens, Meteora, Santorini, Naxos and Mykonos.

Every place is beautiful and worth visiting , every tour was great, expect for the one in Delos island, but that’s because the guide was not really good or entertaining. But Delos is incredible

The island are the most famous places to visit, and they are beautiful, but if you have the opportunity to visit Meteora, you will not regret it.

That was easily the favorite part of our trip for us.

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2021

Dear Diego,

Thank you very much for your kind words and your feedback regarding your trip to Greece. It is really helpful for the whole team to share your feedback with us, so we can be better and better every day. It was a pleasure working with you and planning a trip that both of you enjoyed. I will be glad to work with you in the future and make an unforgettable trip to other destinations in Greece.

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Harris is top notch
Greece | Oct 8 - Oct 16, 2021

Cody
Cody C.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

This was our first time using KimKim, and we will definitely be using it again. Harris was simply amazing. He went out of his way to accommodate all of our requests during the Greece trip. He was also incredibly patient, as we had never traveled to Greece and had many questions about the journey.

In terms of responsiveness, Harris was also very quick to answer our questions while we were planning the holiday. We wanted to make sure there was plenty of greenery and foliage during the... read more

This was our first time using KimKim, and we will definitely be using it again. Harris was simply amazing. He went out of his way to accommodate all of our requests during the Greece trip. He was also incredibly patient, as we had never traveled to Greece and had many questions about the journey.

In terms of responsiveness, Harris was also very quick to answer our questions while we were planning the holiday. We wanted to make sure there was plenty of greenery and foliage during the holiday, and Harris made it happen. He made sure to include a farm tour in our itinerary to quench our thirst for nature.

-Nilanjana and Cody

On our final day in Greece, due to weather complications, our scheduled sea cruise was canceled, but Harris was very prompt in making different plans for us that were just as exciting.

He also created a WhatsApp group that made it easier for us to stay in touch while we were in Greece.

The tours were great and very informative. The guides were friendly and helpful. The arranged transportation made our journey hassle-free.

We would definitely book a trip through Harris again in any country.

-Nilanjana & Cody

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Dear Cody & Nilanjana,

Thank you for trusting me to organize your trip to Greece. It is really important for all of us to give the best possible experience in our clients and we are all more than happy that you departed from our country with the best memories. I hope that we will organize another amazing trip to different destinations in our country in the near future.

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Harris was wonderful to work with and designe...
Greece | Sep 27 - Oct 11, 2021

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patrice v.
St. Louis, MO | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Harris was wonderful to work with and designed a trip that exceeded our expectations. Our activities were fun with great friendly guides, our accommodations were wonderful, and the transportation arrangements were perfect. We could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Harris!

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dear Patrice,

I am really happy hearing that you have enjoyed your trip to Athens and Greek islands. It is great that you shared wonderful memories and I hope that we work together in the near future for another adventure in Greece.

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Working with Harris was an absolute delight. ...
Greece | Sep 27 - Oct 11, 2021

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Mary c.
Clayton, MO | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Working with Harris was an absolute delight. I have to admit I was a little nervous using Kimkim, you hear about all of these internet scams, but I forged ahead and used the service. You can imagine my relief when we arrived in Athens and there was a driver holding a sign with my name. Then I knew we hadn’t been taken! The service we received was great, it made traveling on own a breeze. Every where we we went there was a driver waiting to take us. I will use kimkim for all of my future travels. I am delighted that I found you and I will spread the word!

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dear Mary,

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am more than happy that you left our country with the best memories and you enjoyed each part of your trip. I will me more than happy to organize a future trip for all of you in our country and discover other beautiful destinations.

I wish you safe travels!

King regards,
Harris

Harris was very knowledgeable and easy to wor...
Greece | Sep 7 - Sep 16, 2021

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Irina K.
Carmel, IN | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Harris was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He responded quickly to our messages. We are very happy that Harris recommended Naxos for our trip! We had a great time there.

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dear Irina,

I am more than happy that you enjoyed your trip and you loved the island of Naxos. Thank you very much for your kind words and I will be happy to organize another amazing trip to Greece in the future, including different beautiful destinations around the country.

I wish you the best!

King regards,
Harris

Athens/Naxos - Amazing Trip (September 2021)
Greece | Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2021

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Steven J.
Candor, NC | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2021

Harris was an excellent tour guide who organized a great week for my wife and I during our first trip to Greece. The trip was highlighted by a guided tour of some of Athens famous landmarks, a private food and wine tour throughout the streets of Naxos, and a full-day catamaran excursion around the islands.

We would strongly recommend booking with KimKim and suggest anyone interested reach out to Harris.

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2021

Dear Steven & Rachel.

I am more than happy hearing that both of you enjoyed your stay in Greece and having a wonderful overall experience. We will be glad to host you again and organize a future trip with different places and island around Greece.

Greetings from all of us!

Best regards,
Harris

Greece Trip
Greece | Aug 3 - Aug 12, 2021

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Mayur P.
West Bend, WI | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Harris was a great resource and made the process of planning the trip very smooth. He is very knowledgeable of Greece and was able to cater our experience to what our needs where for the trip. He did an awesome job!

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dear Mayur,

Thank you very much for your kind words! Me and the rest of the team are glad that the whole family enjoyed this trip we have made together and you had a great time in the Greek islands. I will be more than happy to work again together for another unique experience in Greece!

King regards,
Harris

When I was looking to book a trip to Greece, ...
Greece | Jul 8 - Jul 16, 2021

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Lourdes M.
Haines City, FL | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

When I was looking to book a trip to Greece, I found KimKim and after reading rave reviews I decided to contact them. The good thing with this travel site is that they work with a local travel agency at the place you’re going. In my case I was linked to Harris from Travel 12 in Athens, we had multiple communications via emails and he planned our 9 day Greece vacation to our specifications.
The trip was great from beginning to end, everything was taken care of, from private transfers to ferry... read more

When I was looking to book a trip to Greece, I found KimKim and after reading rave reviews I decided to contact them. The good thing with this travel site is that they work with a local travel agency at the place you’re going. In my case I was linked to Harris from Travel 12 in Athens, we had multiple communications via emails and he planned our 9 day Greece vacation to our specifications.
The trip was great from beginning to end, everything was taken care of, from private transfers to ferry tickets to private tours! The whole team at Travel 12 supported us throughout the whole trip, they were always in contact with us making sure everything went smoothly as planned, and gave us suggestions for places to visit on our free time.
Our drivers were all very professional and super helpful as well.
We enjoyed every minute and every place we visited, the food, the people, the sights! The Acropolis tour and the tour to Delos Island were very memorable, and we absolutely loved the sunset sail on the Caldera! A trip we will always remember, made even better thanks to the professionals at Kimkim and Travel 12 in Athens!

Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis