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Nadia Pithara

Being passionate about whatever brings mental growth and stimulation, I find that few things in life are as essential as traveling!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"My experience is at what would make anyone feel like a local in Greece, from traditional historical tours, helping one to get acquainted with the country's great civilization, to alternative and unique experiences, that will unfold vibrant treasures, thus expand one's aspect of the hidden side of the country."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I am a travel specialist, having gained most of my skills traveling myself, while my studies in philosophy have only enriched my great appreciation for the "knowledge of the elsewhere"! Meeting with new sceneries and cultures makes us profoundly happy, without the need of any explanation. The only thing needed is good planning!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"It dates back in my early teens when, during a guided family trip to Vienna, I somehow managed to get lost from my family and the rest of the group, for a duration of 15 minutes. Not being able to speak the local language to ask strangers for the way back to our hotel, I had a 15-minute break from conventional reality, that felt like eternity. Everything seemed different; the colors, the smells and the sounds, as well as the vibration of the city around me, got me to experience what dive into true exploration really feels like."

Nadia is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents
Overlooking Oia
10 Days in Greece - 6 Family-Friendly Itineraries

Greece has a multitude of wonders to attract you and your family for 10 days of adventure. It's one of the sunniest places in the world, so catch some rays as you explore the cultural capital of Athens in the company of storytellers, breathe in the healing airs of Crete on easy hikes and treasure hunts, and watch the stunning sunsets of Santorini from secret spots.

Athens
10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days to spend in Greece, travelers won't have too many tough choices to make. You'll have plenty of time to island hop around the Cyclades, do a deep dive into ancient history on the mainland, or combine the highlights of both. Check out these 5 itineraries optimized for every type of traveler, from active adventurers and families to those who simply need 10 days of blissful relaxation.

Sunset shades in Santorini
14 Days in Greece - 6 Family-Friendly Itineraries

Two weeks gives you and your family plenty of time to traverse the nearly 1,000 miles of coastline that Greece has to offer. Whether you're going for a deep dive into the northern Greek mainland, island-hopping through the Cyclades, or getting cultural on Crete or in the Peloponnese, you'll find something that speaks to you.

Lunch overlooking Oia on Santorini
13 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

In just under two weeks, you can easily tour Greece’s capital, mainland, and islands. Make your way from Athens to the Cycladic islands to Crete at a slower pace, or pack in guided historical tours or adventurous activities as you hop through the same destinations. You can also elect to explore one specific region, such as Crete or the Greek mainland, where you can discover unique villages and get a feel for the area’s history and culture. Read on for some great itineraries that make the most of a 12-day trip.

Recent trip reviews for Nadia

Nadia did a great job helping us figure out w...
Greece | Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2022

Micheal
Micheal B.
Arlington, TX | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

Nadia did a great job helping us figure out what we were going to do for our vacation to Greece.
We had booked a cruise and booked the air travel from the USA. But then the cruise company canceled the cruise. The airfare was already purchased. Nadia worked with our already established air travel and then filled in all the details. I don’t think we could be any more pleased. read more

Nadia did a great job helping us figure out what we were going to do for our vacation to Greece.
We had booked a cruise and booked the air travel from the USA. But then the cruise company canceled the cruise. The airfare was already purchased. Nadia worked with our already established air travel and then filled in all the details. I don’t think we could be any more pleased.

Hotel Reviews
Grand Hyatt Athens
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Roof top pool overlooking the Acropolis!
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa Grand Resort & Spa
Kamari, Santorini

It was next to a beach front village with restaurants and shops that was all in walking distance.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Only negative is the planes that fly over. But we live near a naval air station so it did not really bother us much.
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Holiday Inn Athens
Athens

We only stayed here one night waiting to return to the USA. It is very close to the airport.

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Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Mykonos

This is a beautiful property in a good location. They have a shuttle to town, but it only runs from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. FYI, a taxi ride to town is 25 Euros each way.

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Activity Reviews
- Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

KimKim arranged a private tour. Our tour guide was Joanna. She was wonderful.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We had to get to the place to meet the tour guide on our own. Which we did using the Uber app and a yellow cab showed up. It worked fine, but it would be good to have a private transfer.
Welcome to Santorini
Santorini

We loved Santorini. We stayed 7 days. We rented a car for 4 of the days. We recommend having a rent car.

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Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini
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Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Santorini

I think this was the high light of our 14 day Greece vacation.

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Car Rental in Santorini for Jeff Havens
Santorini
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Welcome to Mykonos
Mykonos
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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Great Greece Vacation
Greece | Sep 16 - Sep 29, 2022

Jeff
Jeff H.
Greece | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Nadia did a fabulous job of planning our vacation for us. Everything was on point and on schedule from the hotels, transfers and excursions. read more

Nadia did a fabulous job of planning our vacation for us. Everything was on point and on schedule from the hotels, transfers and excursions.

Hotel Reviews
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Mykonos

The hotel staff was great and the views, pool and beach were fantastic.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Remote way from all the crowds
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Costa Grand Resort & Spa
Kamari, Santorini

The room was awesome looking over the ocean and pools. Beach is volcanic rock and resort is in the flight path of the airport. however we did not find this a problem and enjoyed looking at the planes come over.

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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Words cannot describe the experience we felt ...
Greece | Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2022

Evelyn
Evelyn P.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Words cannot describe the experience we felt on this trip! This was our first time in Greece and first time we had traveled with Kimkim team. The company indeed specializes in an expert-led cultural tours in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Our booking was easy, the information packet was timely and thorough. Many of our questions were answered timely and thoroughly. The itinerary was carefully thought out, combining leisure time with activity. The visits to the Acropolis Museum and our... read more

Words cannot describe the experience we felt on this trip! This was our first time in Greece and first time we had traveled with Kimkim team. The company indeed specializes in an expert-led cultural tours in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Our booking was easy, the information packet was timely and thorough. Many of our questions were answered timely and thoroughly. The itinerary was carefully thought out, combining leisure time with activity. The visits to the Acropolis Museum and our private tour guide to Acropolis Parthenon were fascinating and pointed out the most significant subject matter and explained their context and meaning. The walking sunset tour to Mykonos was also a big highlight for us, our tour guide did a wonderful job of sharing his knowledge, and funny as well. Our catamaran cruise was the best cruise we ever had; the crew staff were very professional, organized, friendly, and made sure we were safe. Hotel accommodations were excellent as far as cleanliness, location, and staff. The transfers from island to island were seamless and done with high class Mercedes vehicle. The food exceptionally superb, great Greek wine, and sweet treats. Nadia was fantastic! She was always available prior to our trip and during our trip. She went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I have the best wedding anniversary trip to Greece! Thank you so much to Nadia and Kimkim team for the best trip of a lifetime! We will definitely return!

Hotel Reviews
Royalty Hotel Athens
Monastiraki, Athens

Very clean, a bit small but, adequate for 2 people. Location is excellent as it is very close by the shops, restaurants, and Acropolis Museaum, Parthenon.

Authenticity & Character
Small and quaint
Location
Close to shops, restaurants, cafes, Museums, Acropolis
Staff
Friendly and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean room, room temperature perfect...not too cold and not too hot.
The George Hotel
Mykonos

Beautiful rooms, view of the sea from our balcony. Great pools!

Authenticity & Character
Nice layout and architecture, great view from our balcony
Location
Not too far from Mykonos town and close to a beach area.
Staff
Friendly, always accommodating with our needs
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and room temperature was perfect!
Kallisto Hotel
Santorini, Imerovigli

Fantastic! Very private and small hotel with 8 rooms only. The view from the hotel is out of this world! We were in a bigger room and had a stair leading up to the pool area. Close by the street for restaurants, supermarket, and a small cafe for excellent gyros with a 2 min walk from hotel. Our terrace is quite big on the Caldera side and have our own entrance to our room. The owner Marco was very helpful, friendly and gave us history about the hotel - very fascinating story of the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Very small hotel, very quaint, historical, and love the vintage look inside of our hotel room.
Location
Walking distance to restaurants, shops, supermarket, pharmacy. Although a bit far from Oia.
Staff
Very friendly, polite, and accommodating to our needs
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean, room temperature perfect. Wish they have coffee maker in the room.
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Athens!
Athens

Busy city but, manageable. Our hotel is close by to where we want to go and see/explore.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly and knowledgeable.
Transport
Timely pick up time
Restaurants in Athens
Athens
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- Acropolis Guided Tour
Athens

Fascinating tour! Our guided tour was very friendly, polite, very knowledgeable about history and she took time to answer our questions.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guided tour was fantastic! She was a gem for sure! Sorry I can't remember her name.
Transport
Walking tour...great walking distance. We walked by our own pace.
Free Day in Athens Museums
Athens
Quality of Experience
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Again, walking distance from our hotel.
Welcome to Mykonos
Mykonos

Beautiful sunset walking tour...we enjoyed this walking tour. So much to see and the streets are so quaint and beautiful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide (Niko) was friendly, very funny and very knowledgeable. He took us to some shortcuts to see the beautiful sunset away from the crowds at Little Venice. It was worth it!
Transport
Pick up time to our hotel was timely, good transportation vehicle (Mercedes) with another couple who had their own guided tour. The streets are narrow, so it was quite overwhelming with the drive but, our driver was exceptional and very experienced.
Mykonos Town Sunset Walking Tour
Mykonos
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Welcome to Santorini
Santorini

This is probably our favorite by far. Such beautiful island and the scenery are just magical!

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Restaurant Suggestions in Santorini
Santorini

Food was fantastic! Great wine!

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Restaurant Suggestions in Mykonos
Mykonos

Best seabass I've ever had at Rouvela in Mykonos town. We also loved Nikos for their fried calamari and big prawns.

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Sunset Catamaran Caldera Blue Cruise!
Santorini

The best catamaran cruise we ever had! The crew staff were very friendly, polite, always taking care of us and made sure we were safe. I can't remember all their names but, Demetrius and Niko stood out as they were the ones we interacted with most. The lunch they provided was exceptional! very organized cruise indeed!

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Santorini Full Day at Leisure
Santorini

Our leisure time, relaxation and walking through little town and shopping in nearby town.

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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

American Dad looks great!
Greece | Aug 6 - Aug 15, 2022

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Eugene S.
West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

I am a Dad and husband given the responsibility to plan our once a generation trip and I felt huge pressure. It was very easy to contact Nadia and to brief her what we wanted to do. Within a few email exchanges she had an amazing trip planned. My family was so impressed with everything on this trip, from the Mercedes’ shuttles to and from our hotels and daily excursions, amazing hotels, and awesome (educational) tours. I am so grateful for your assistance in this trip and will do so again any chance I get.

Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Excellent experience - Greece/Nadia
Greece | Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2022

Erin
Erin C.
Brookline, MA | Reviewed on Sep 03, 2022

We are very happy with our experience with Kimkim. Nadia was very responsive to our requests and quickly gained a good understanding of our goals and intentions for the trip. She selected high-quality venues and experiences for us, and gave us all the resources we needed to feel confident that we could make the most of our time in Greece.

The trip went very smoothly from start to finish. The hotels were all of good quality in excellent locations. All of our drivers and guides were... read more

We are very happy with our experience with Kimkim. Nadia was very responsive to our requests and quickly gained a good understanding of our goals and intentions for the trip. She selected high-quality venues and experiences for us, and gave us all the resources we needed to feel confident that we could make the most of our time in Greece.

The trip went very smoothly from start to finish. The hotels were all of good quality in excellent locations. All of our drivers and guides were professional and welcoming. Particularly memorable tour guides were 1. Penny (Delphi) who went out of her way to engage the children and help us see and learn as much as possible of the ruins in a few hours, and 2. Celia (food tour), who was very fun for all of us including the children and also knowledgable and generous with her time and energy. Andreas (driver to Delphi) was also extremely kind and fun to get to know during our long car ride. Feedback for Anna (kids mythology tour) is that at times it was difficult to hear her above the traffic or other city noise (needs a louder voice or wait until we are in a quiet place to speak) - but she did teach us a lot when we could hear her. For Manos (Knossos) - we were a bit frustrated when twice he stopped to take an extended call on his cell phone during our tour; other than that he was knowledgable and made the tour very informative and engaging.

A shoutout also goes to the manager of the Hotel Ariadne in Naxos, who was extremely welcoming and kind to us throughout our stay. We would heartily recommend his hotel to others looking for a stay in Agios Prokopios.

On this trip we achieved exactly the balance we were looking for in visiting historical sites, experiencing Greek culture, eating the best local food, and enjoying the beauty of the Mediterranean while avoiding big tourist traps. Will definitely use kimkim for future trips and have already recommended it to others.

Hotel Reviews
Achilleas hotel
Athens

Very comfortable facilities. Friendly staff. Excellent location within walking distance of many Athens hotspots.

Authenticity & Character
Location
walkable to endless restaurants, markets, squares, historical sites
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lato Boutique Hotel
Heraklion

Excellent location - walkable to city center and fortress. Friendly staff. Made use of the beautiful rooftop restaurant. Huge breakfast buffet available at long hours. Comfortable rooms.

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Ariadne hotel Naxos
Naxos

Extremely kind and welcoming staff who checked in with us throughout our stay to ensure our needs were being met. Beautiful setting, walkable to beach, lovely pool, plenty of restaurants and markets nearby. Bus stop a few blocks away with service to other areas of the island. Rooms were comfortable, we enjoyed the verandas.

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Holiday Inn Athens
Athens

Convenient, clean, well-run. Reliable shuttle to/from airport. Practical choice for our final night before heading to airport.

Activity Reviews
Restaurants in Athens
Athens

This was very useful as there are so many restaurants in Athens, a decision among Nadia's suggestions felt much more manageable. We ate at several of them and they were all very good.

- Mythology for Families
Athens

Kids enjoyed writing their names in Greek, and we learned about lots of the local architecture and saw some of the ruins while walking around town, with the relevant mythology weaved in.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Free Day in Athens Museums
Athens
Private Full-Day Trip to Delphi
Athens

Was really exciting to spend a day exploring the countryside outside of Athens and see Mt. Parnassus and the ruins at Delphi. We had a fascinating tour of the museum and ruins, followed by a delicious lunch at a family-run olive grove/tavern.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Andreas (driver) was fun to get to know on the multi-hour ride, and a safe driver. Penny (tour guide at Delphi) was outstanding --- very knowledgable, engaging for all of us (including the kids), and helped us make the best use of our short time at Delphi.
Transport
- Flavors of Athens Food Tour for Families
Athens

This was a really fun way to learn about Greek cuisine and culture and be able to try some of Athens' best products. We made so many stops at a really wide variety of locations (markets, shops, restaurants, cafes) each specializing in a different and important part of Greek cuisine. Very impressive tour - we left feeling VERY full and with our arms full of take-home goodies.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Celia was so sweet and really fun for all of us to spend the morning with. Very knowledgable and committed to making sure we had a good time.
Transport
Hiking the ‘ring’ in Central Naxos
Naxos

Was a beautiful setting and we appreciated the opportunity to see some of the more remote villages and farmland in Naxos, to break up our beach days. Mildly strenuous hike. Everyone really enjoyed being able to sample the delicious figs, berries, grapes growing along the path as we hiked.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Thomas was very knowledgable and engaging. Was a bit put off by his cigarette smoking during the hike.
Transport
Restaurant Suggestions in Naxos
Naxos

Most of the suggested restaurants were not within walking distance of our hotel, and we did not have a car. Eventually we figured out how to use the public bus to get to the port where one of the restaurants was, but mostly we just ate at restaurants close to our hotel which were ok but nothing too memorable. Our dining experience in Naxos was definitely inferior to that in Heraklion and Athens -- not bad, but nothing memorable like the many highlights we had in the other places.

Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Great agent-Always willing to assist and go the extra mile
Greece | Jun 21 - Jul 3, 2022

Michelle
Michelle M.
The Woodlands, TX | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

We decided to use an agency on this trip, as we ran out of time to plan everything. We had already found our accommodations, but that was the extent of the planning. Nadia made our traveling seamless and convenient. The most helpful were the transfers and logistics. Nadia even helped us book dinner reservations and made suggestions on additional activities we could do. The only issue I had was a couple of the activates were not that great. One being the wine tasting at the Mykonian farm and... read more

We decided to use an agency on this trip, as we ran out of time to plan everything. We had already found our accommodations, but that was the extent of the planning. Nadia made our traveling seamless and convenient. The most helpful were the transfers and logistics. Nadia even helped us book dinner reservations and made suggestions on additional activities we could do. The only issue I had was a couple of the activates were not that great. One being the wine tasting at the Mykonian farm and the walking food tour of Athens for families. The wine tasting was lack luster and we just sat in the patio at the farm. The wine expert spent the first 30 mins looking up restaurant recommendations. It would have been nice to tour the farm, it was said in the description that we would have local food from the farm, but it was cubed deli meat and cheeses. The walking food tour was not really geared towards kids, which may have been due to the guide. She was nice, but the tour wasn't our favorite. I would definitely recommend the sunset cruise, we had a great time!

Activity Reviews
- Flavors of Athens Food Tour for Families
Athens

Too long, not enough time to rest and have a cold beverage etc...with the weather being so hot it would be nice to have places to sit at each of the stops.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wine Tasting at a Mykonian Farm
Mykonos

Transport was great. Once we arrived we didn't start tasting the wines until about 40 mins or so after...snacks were not curated or thoughtful. He didn't explain if it was supposed to be paired with the wine.

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Sunset Volcano & Hot Springs Cruise on a wooden boat
Santorini

Awesome crew! Good drinks a decent meal, beautiful boat. If you are looking for something small and intimate, this is no it. there were about 125 people on the boat, but it was fun! We danced and had a great time.

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Food
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Your special family photoshoot in Santorini!
Santorini

We haven't received our photos yet, but I would be shocked if they didn't turn out great. Our photographer I think his name was Thanos was amazing. He was providing direction and tips to make the photos beautiful. He really made sure we go all the shots possible. Highly recommend.

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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Bucket List Greece Trip
Greece | Jun 11 - Jun 25, 2022

Lisa
Lisa H.
Redding, CA | Reviewed on Jul 06, 2022

My travel buddy and I took our bucket list two-week trip to Athens and the Greek islands. It was absolutely wonderful. Everything went according to plan, and we would highly recommend Nadia for any travel arrangements in the future. We began our journey flying from Sacramento to Athens, stayed in busy Athens for 4 days and then island-hopped to Chania on Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, and Naxos. We booked several fun excursions through Nadia and our trip included transportation to and from... read more

My travel buddy and I took our bucket list two-week trip to Athens and the Greek islands. It was absolutely wonderful. Everything went according to plan, and we would highly recommend Nadia for any travel arrangements in the future. We began our journey flying from Sacramento to Athens, stayed in busy Athens for 4 days and then island-hopped to Chania on Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, and Naxos. We booked several fun excursions through Nadia and our trip included transportation to and from airports, hotel reservations in boutique hotels, transfers, pickups and drop-offs from our hotels and excursions, and communication throughout. Our excursions included a beach day in Santorini, a beautiful and fun-filled day on a sunset catamaran sail and a separate wine tasting excursion on the beach in Mykonos, and an excellent electric bike tour in Naxos. Having everything arranged upon our arrival was such a relief, especially the transportation. All of the drivers were waiting for us, helped us with our luggage, and delivered us to our destination safely.
This was our first time planning a long and multi-stop vacation, and Nadia was on top of all of the logistics. One lesson we learned for future is to communicate our expectations for the accommodations, especially when traveling out of the country. While many hotels in the U.S. have pools and fitness centers, that’s not always the case with European and boutique hotels. When the temperature hit the high 80s and 90s, we would have enjoyed a swimming pool or a hotel with close beach access. However, we didn't communicate that with Nadia. Luckily, one hotel had a pool and we were able to get a ride to a beach with umbrellas and comfy lounges. At the same time, we were very pleased with the delicious breakfast buffets or breakfast options that were included in most of the accommodations. Nadia and the Kim Kim platform made it very easy to communicate, see links to entertainment and excursion options, and plan our trip with confidence.
Nadia was very helpful, full of information about hotels, excursions, and travel options and, as a result, our trip was effortless and well worth the cost of paying for a travel planner. We look forward to planning the next trip with Kim Kim.

Hotel Reviews
Eλia Zampeliou Boutique Hotel
Chania

Nice hotel overlooking the Agean Sea port, busy tourists, boats, excitement!

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Kamari Hotel
Mykonos

Loved the location, the pool, and staff here Beautiful hotel!

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Nastasia Village
Naxos Chora

The hotel was beautiful and the owners were lovely. The renovations were of high quality and the location was close to the center of town and restaurants, bars, the sea and beauty!

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NLH Monastiraki
Athens

I really loved this hotel--right in the middle of downtown Athens, close to restaurants, a walk to the Parthanon and other sites and very comfortable beds.

Authenticity & Character
Location
views of the City and rooftop deck and bar
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Holiday Inn Athens
Athens

The hotel was clean, quiet, the restaurant great, service wonderful, and best of all was its location to the airport.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel was clean and modern
Location
close to airport and transportation to get to and from there.
Staff
it was very busy when I arrived, but staff was very helpful, efficient, and I got my room quickly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nice bedding and comfortable mattress.
Local specialist: Nadia Pithara

Thank you for perfect vacation and graduation celebration in Greece!
Greece | Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2022

Lynn
Lynn R.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Jul 03, 2022

Thank you so much for planning an amazing first trip to Greece for us! When we first met Nadia, we we're a bit overwhelmed by all the incredible ways we could spend days 10 days in Greece. We are very appreciative of Nadia's quick and detailed responses to our many questions, and also were grateful for her suggestions (we took many of them!) Special thanks to Nadia for quickly and thoroughly answering our last minute barrage of questions in the last 24 hours before left home - cell... read more

Thank you so much for planning an amazing first trip to Greece for us! When we first met Nadia, we we're a bit overwhelmed by all the incredible ways we could spend days 10 days in Greece. We are very appreciative of Nadia's quick and detailed responses to our many questions, and also were grateful for her suggestions (we took many of them!) Special thanks to Nadia for quickly and thoroughly answering our last minute barrage of questions in the last 24 hours before left home - cell phones, internet, tipping, laundry (including an address near our hotel in Naxos,) etc. etc.!

Our Athens Monastiraki hotel was perfect. Laid back, great staff, breakfast on the rooftop in view of the Acropolis, central to great food, art, history and exploring neighborhoods and finding great views of the city. And, we're so glad we said yes to the Acropolis & Flavors Tour! Joanna was a fabulous guide to both, and left us with many recommendations for the rest of our stay.

I am also grateful for all the time Nadia worked with us on planning our trip to Delphi and Meteora. The private driver was the perfect solution and Yannis made it all extra memorable by giving us off the beaten path lunch options -- a quiet laid back lunch and swim at Camping Delphi with incredible views of the valley, olive groves and coast after Delphi visit; exquisite calamari on our seaside table on the scenic drive back to Athens. And, of course, impeccable on time delivery for our flight to Naxos that evening.

Throughout the trip we had the right balance of scheduled activity and time to explore on our own. Our surprise love was Naxos which Nadia added into our itinerary at the end when we asked for a visit to second island. We rented a car (very easy and affordable) and explored the island, but honestly didn't get past Pyrgaki (20 min from town) where bought an umbrella, sandwiches and fruit from the mini market and settled in for the day on this spectacular secluded beach. The staff at Nastasia Village hotel were a big help with directions, logistics, and advice. Thank you!

Our last stop was Santorini and I must thank Nadia again for advising us on how to take advantage of this unique (and popular !) location. We leaned into views, sunsets, wine, tomatoes, white eggplant and fava beans. (Our welcoming driver from the port to the hotel gave us a great primer on vegetarian must haves unique to Santorini.) The Sunset Catamaran Caldera Cruise was perfect, relaxing, the right amount of people (not crowded on the catamaran), well run, great food and staff. The extra $$ for the caldera view was worth it and we enjoyed an amazing breakfast every morning with this exceptional backdrop. We took a 1/2 day to visit the tourist area in Fira but enjoyed the laid back family restaurants near our hotel in Akrotiri -- explored appetizers and watched the sun set at The Good Heart. We spent our last night by the water sharing a large grilled fish at The Cave of Nicholas. Γειά μας!

Thank you to all the drivers, guides, hotel staff, shop owners, family businesses and more that made our trip so memorable. Nadia, please accept our deep gratitude for everything you did to make it all come together. Every detail was cared for, for being on hand for anything that was needed, and for ensuring all plans went smoothly. I can't think of a time we've had such a vacation with so little time spent on figuring out logistics and so much time for pure relaxation and enjoyment. This make our trip to Greece exceptional. Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
Dellas Boutique Hotel
Meteora, Kalambaka

We were here just one night. Beautiful setting and perfect distance to walk to town.

Authenticity & Character
surrounded by scenery of Meteora
Location
proximity to dinne
Staff
helpful and welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nastasia Village
Naxos Chora

We enjoyed meeting the owner who was at front desk everyday and on hand for advice and making arrangements. Close to restaurants. 15 min walk to town/Temple of Apollo

Tips for future travelers

Make time to enjoy the breakfast every day. Get to know the owner. Explore the beaches to find the one that is the right fit for you.

Authenticity & Character
local owned and operated
Location
close but not center of busy part of town
Staff
welcoming and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
very clean and tidy
Goulielmos Hotel Santorini
Santorini

Amazing views and premium treatment!

Authenticity & Character
Caldera view
Location
Caldera view; not in Fira or Oia
Staff
Natalie at the front desk was exceptional as were the staff that brought gourmet breakfasts to our caldera view patio every morning
Cleanliness & Comfort
housekeeping was great!
NLH Monastiraki
Athens

In a busy area with short walk to markets, historic sites, restaurants, shopping, museums, and more. Great staff, beautiful roof top bar and breakfast areas.

Tips for future travelers

Get to know the staff on the roof top!

Authenticity & Character
staffed by normal happy people
Location
proximity
Staff
helpful - found item we left behind
Cleanliness & Comfort
extremely clean
Activity Reviews
Restaurants in Athens
Athens

Very helpful notes about views and types of restaurants

Welcome to Athens!
Athens

Our driver from the airport was great, shared advice and oriented us to our neighborhood around hotel.

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- Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

Joanna was exceptional

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Food
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Divine Delphi & Breathtaking Meteora in Two Days (Day 1)
Greece

Our driver Yannis was exceptional. Our guides Georgia (Dephi) and Dominque (Varlam) were both very informative and happy to answer questions. Chris gave a us a sweeping review of Meteora

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Yannis was exceptional. Thank you.
Transport
Local specialist: Nadia Pithara
Nadia
Nadia Pithara
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dear Lynn,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind and descriptive review allowing me and everyone to sneak into your exciting experience! The photos you have shared are stunning - and you and Pricah looking so happy is the best compliment to the Greek sites :)

I am truly glad you had such a great time, and we will be very happy to host you again in the future!

All the best,
Nadia

Nadia helped us plan our trip to Greece for 6...
Greece | Jun 8 - Jun 22, 2022

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Sylvia S.
Alameda, CA | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Nadia helped us plan our trip to Greece for 6 people. She was fantastic! We went for 2 weeks to 2 islands plus Athens. She planned everything for us. We did a cooking class in Paros that was lovely and we really enjoyed getting to know some local people on a more personal level. Nadia also arranged for a walking tour of the Acropolis and a food tour in Athens. It was really fun and we loved our tour guide, Joanna! Nadia also arranged for an all day tour to Delphi that was great! It... read more

Nadia helped us plan our trip to Greece for 6 people. She was fantastic! We went for 2 weeks to 2 islands plus Athens. She planned everything for us. We did a cooking class in Paros that was lovely and we really enjoyed getting to know some local people on a more personal level. Nadia also arranged for a walking tour of the Acropolis and a food tour in Athens. It was really fun and we loved our tour guide, Joanna! Nadia also arranged for an all day tour to Delphi that was great! It was an all day excursion with a drive through the mountains. Our guide for this was also so interesting and informative. Nadia arranged all of our car ride to/from the airport and to/from the ferries to the hotels. Everything was so detailed and organized which allowed us to relax and enjoy beautiful Greece!! I highly reccommend Kimkim and Nadia and will use this service again in the future. It's so convenient and makes planning a trip to a place that you are not familiar with very easy.

Hotel Review
Capetan Giorgantas
Adamantas- Milos,Cyclades

We loved this small, family owned hotel. It's right in the middle of the town, you can walk everywhere including to the ferry. It's very clean and has a super breakfast every morning. We will stay here again for sure!!

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Activity Reviews
Welcome to Milos
Milos

Milos is a small island and very walkable and you can get around on the bus. The towns are lovely!! It's truly beautiful, friendly and we would definitely want to visit again. It was our favorite island of our visit!!

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Greek Cuisine Cooking Class
Paros

This cooking class was really fun! The owner of the restaurant, Maria, is so lovely and warm. The rest of the staff was also super friendly and made us feel so welcome. Marina, one of the assistants, took tons of pictures for us and was super fun to chat with. We had a lovely time learning some Greek recipes and we got to take some food back to our hotel for later. Everything was so delicious! I highly recommend taking this class! It's great for older kids and teens as well!

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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara
Nadia
Nadia Pithara
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dear Sylvia,

Thank you so much for your kind review!

There is nothing more relieving than being treated and cared for, especially during family time, so thank you for trusting me with your Greek vacation!

I am so happy you had a wondeful time Sylvia! Hopefully you will come back to enjoy some more of Milos beauty and some more of Paros cooking recipes :)

I will be happy to host you again in the future!

All the best,
Nadia

Nadia planned the perfect trip to Greece for ...
Greece | May 27 - May 31, 2022

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Angela K.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Nadia planned the perfect trip to Greece for us. Upon arrival to Greece we received a lovely welcome package with some local treats that were all delicious. The housing accommodations were right in the middle of all the action which allowed us to experience the city as locals as opposed to tourists which we loved. The drivers were punctual and nice to talk to.

Athens and Santorini now have a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait to visit the other islands. read more

Nadia planned the perfect trip to Greece for us. Upon arrival to Greece we received a lovely welcome package with some local treats that were all delicious. The housing accommodations were right in the middle of all the action which allowed us to experience the city as locals as opposed to tourists which we loved. The drivers were punctual and nice to talk to.

Athens and Santorini now have a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait to visit the other islands.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Makarios
Kamari, Santorini

Lovely place. A bit far from the action (about 2min drive from 'downtown ') but close to the beach and restaurants.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Live in Athens, Psyrri Central Apartments
Athina

If you ate between the ages of 18-30 and love to go out, drink and meet new people, you NEED to stay at this place. It's located on a street with loads of restaurants and the atmosphere at night is a just splendid

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Restaurants in Athens
Athens
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Transport
Welcome to Athens!
Athens
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Welcome to Santorini
Santorini

❤️❤️❤️

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Restaurant Suggestions in Santorini
Santorini
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Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Santorini
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara
Nadia
Nadia Pithara
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dear Angela,

Thank you very much for your review!

I am so very glad you had an amazing time while in Greece! Greece is a destination one can explore endlessly over and over again, and I am looking forward to hosting you in the future!

Next time you may visit the Ionian islands :)

All the best,
Nadia

Family trip to Greece
Greece | May 21 - May 31, 2022

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Michael M.
Pensacola, FL | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Our family of seven from the United States just returned from a trip to Greece. We visited Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Nadia was our travel specialist from kimkim and planned our entire trip, She suggested and arranged family excursions that were perfect for our family. The hotels were centrally located in each area and very nice. The local guides she arranged for our excursions were knowledgeable, fun, and spoke excellent English. Nadia was easy to communicate with by email and... read more

Our family of seven from the United States just returned from a trip to Greece. We visited Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Nadia was our travel specialist from kimkim and planned our entire trip, She suggested and arranged family excursions that were perfect for our family. The hotels were centrally located in each area and very nice. The local guides she arranged for our excursions were knowledgeable, fun, and spoke excellent English. Nadia was easy to communicate with by email and responded quickly. She provided information about each location and recommended places to visit and restaurants. We especially enjoyed hiking around the Caldera and the sunset Catamaran Sunset tour in Santorini. We would definitely use kimkim again to plan our vacations.

Hotel Reviews
Argo Hotel
Mykonos
Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the beach and restaurants
Staff
Very helpful and welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
Athens Cypria Hotel
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Deluxe Rest Boutique
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
- Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
- Divine Delphi and Galaxidi Excursion
Greece
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Nadia Pithara
Nadia
Nadia Pithara
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dear Michael,

Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your trip's special photos! It was a true pleasure meeting you all in Athens, and seing your family's smiles on Greek backround!

I am so happy the vacation was perfect for your family, as these moments are treasures for life.

Kindly know that in case you decide to visit our country in the future, it will be my pleasure to craft another trip for you, introducing you to different parts of amazing Greece :)

All the best,
Nadia

We fell in love with Greece
Greece | May 27 - May 31, 2022

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Samantha E.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

The trip was amazing! From the planning to coming back home. Nadia was flexible and attentive to our need and requests.

On arrival a chauffeur welcomed us with a bag of local products which was a great touch and made us feel welcomed.
We were placed in an apartment at the heart of Athens (Shoutout to Live In Athens!!!) close to many bars and restaurants. We were just walking distance to the Acropolis which was perfect. Nadia also provided us with restaurants suggestions which made our... read more

The trip was amazing! From the planning to coming back home. Nadia was flexible and attentive to our need and requests.

On arrival a chauffeur welcomed us with a bag of local products which was a great touch and made us feel welcomed.
We were placed in an apartment at the heart of Athens (Shoutout to Live In Athens!!!) close to many bars and restaurants. We were just walking distance to the Acropolis which was perfect. Nadia also provided us with restaurants suggestions which made our dinner choices easier.

On arrival at Santorini another chauffeur was waiting for us to drive us to our hotel which was walking distance to the beach.
We had a catamaran tour planned for the next day and everything ran smoothly.
Basically, everything was taken care of and all we had to do is to be at the hotel at the right time.

We are so grateful for everyone involved and their professionalism. It made our trip so easy and allowed us to fully enjoy the cities visited without the stress of planning where to go and how to get to places. Nadia was in constant contact with us and available throughout our trip to answer our questions.

Hotel Reviews
Live in Athens, Psyrri Central Apartments
Athina

This hotel was placed at the center of Athens. We were closed to many restaurants and bars as well as walking distance from Acropolis. For young people it is the prefect location since the nightlife is happening right below your window. However, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who cherish their 8 hours of sleep. Overall, we loved our stay at the hotel and will come back (hopefully soon!!)

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Makarios
Kamari, Santorini

The hotel was walking distance to the beach and the view from our room was beautiful! The people at the front desk were always helpful and warm. The room was clean and big enough for 2 people without being too crammed. We did not have time to enjoy the pool when there is a beach so close but it is a nice touch.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Santorini

The day starts with a chauffeur picking you up at the hotel and on the way to other hotels you have a chance to view most of the island as well as enjoying the view from the top. Once at the port the staff was very organized and directing the different cruise ongoing. Once on the cruise we got to stop at several locations to swim and learn about the history of Santorini. Swimming in the hotspots was one of the most memorable experience I have ever had. The spots were not boiling hot but not too many people can say that they swam next to an active volcano! Lunch was served on board which was delicious!! The staff was so friendly and attentive to our needs. The chauffeur then drove us back to our hotel room ending the day on last tour of the other side of the island.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Restaurant Suggestions in Santorini
Santorini
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Welcome to Santorini
Santorini
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Restaurants in Athens
Athens
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Welcome to Athens!
Athens
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Local specialist: Nadia Pithara
Nadia
Nadia Pithara
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dear Samantha,

Thank you so much for your kind words!! It was a true pleasure crafting your trip, and I am truly happy you have enjoyed your time in Greece so much!

We will be very happy to host you both in the future, in case you decide to check out some more of our country's numerous trasures :)

All the best,
Nadia