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Seetha Ramanathan

Born in California with an Indian background, traveling is in my blood. I've visited over 50 countries, in every possible way. From travelling alone with a backpack to staying at luxurious 5 star getaways and everything in between. Greece finally has become
my beloved adopted home. My constant discovery of Greece and all it has to offer combined with my sharing nature was the driver to join the Curated Greece idea and share real and unique experiences of the country to all its visitors!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Greece is a diverse country, full of coastlines and mountains. We can put together anything from road trips in the mainland to sailing trips or island hopping tours through the islands.
Whether you want to relax at a beach or climb Mount Olympus, cook local recipes or dive into the history of the Acropolis, we have you covered to experience Greece the way you want!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Having lived and worked abroad, I had the opportunity to travel far and wide since a very young age. I always found myself missing the "insider" touch for a more authentic and local experience. Although I started my career in international economics, I took the bold decision to leave my comfortable 9 to 5 and create a new travel experience along with my partner! Since moving to Greece, I've been exploring different parts of this vast and beautiful country, meeting new people, and living new experiences. This was the perfect background for me to start sharing my "insider" knowledge.
And here we are today with our dedicated team of travel enthusiasts still creating unforgettable journeys in Greece!""

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"So many to choose from! But since we're in Greece, let's take a journey to the island of Crete. I'm a huge sucker for sea travel so my partner and I decided to take the overnight ferry from Piraeus port to Heraklion, Crete. We went all out and got the sea view junior suite cabin too! That alone was such an old-school romantic experience. Upon arriving on Heraklion at about 6 am, we headed to a local cafe where they serve the best bougatsa (sweet cream pastry). As we ate the warm flaky pieces of phylo filled with this sweetness, we watched as late part-goers were returning home after what appeared to be a great night out. As the sun rose over the Venetian fortress and onto the old town, we left the cafe fully satisfied and started exploring more of the island."

Seetha is part of the following groups: Greece Travel Agents
Sunset over the island of Mykonos
2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks is a great length for a Greek vacation. You'll have plenty of time to see multiple islands and historic mainland sites, taking part in cultural or outdoor activities along the way. These itineraries explore the possibilities: get active on some of the Cyclades lesser-known islands, dive into ancient mythology, enjoy a laidback beach holiday, and more.

The turquoise waters and rocky shores of Crete
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 11 Days

If you're looking for a classic Greek vacation that hits all the cultural highlights, this exciting itinerary is for you! You'll explore everything from the ancient ruins of Athens to the beaches of Mykonos and the magnificent hills of Santorini. Immerse yourself in authentic village life in Crete and visit the Minotaur's palace before you return to Athens for a culinary sendoff.

White and blue churches over Santorini's caldera
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days

Delve into Greece's modern culture and ancient history with this exciting itinerary. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology in Athens and Delphi before beginning your island hopping adventure. Explore the picturesque streets and inviting waters of Mykonos and the volcanic island of Santorini, with a stop at the sacred island of Delos along the way. Then head to Crete for more fascinating archaeological sites, hiking in the mountains, and visits to traditional villages before returning to Athens.

Balos lagoon on Crete
Laidback Athens, Tinos, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days

Need a vacation? Find your piece of paradise with the 2-week version of this laidback itinerary. Start with street food and native wine varietals in Athens, before heading to Tinos for a cultural tour. Glamorous Mykonos and Santorini are next, before continuing to Crete, where turquoise lagoons and village tours making sure you're fully blissed out before you go back to Athens.

Aerial view of Oia on the island of Santorini
Discover Athens & the Cyclades - 7 Days

Pair historic Athens with the sun-soaked beaches of the Cycladic isles with this weeklong adventure. Begin in the Greek capital with the Acropolis and a local neighborhood tour. From here, ferry to Mykonos for relaxation and nightlife under the island's famous windmills. The grand finale is Santorini—gleaming white cliffs, caldera views, sunset cruising, and wine tasting await.

Recent trip reviews for Seetha

Superior Greece Tour by KimKim · Greece - Sep 4 - Sep 17, 2021

Traveler: Ron E. - Local specialist: Seetha Ramanathan

I started working with Seetha on this trip before the pandemic shut us all down. We've communicated since the day we had to postpone it a whole year until we finally traveled to Athens, and then throughout the trip. Seetha was great to work with, and she was very flexible and patient with both us and the pandemic impact. Overall, the itinerary and the trip was superior. As with all trips, there were some hiccups that were not under either of our control. High winds postponed our Delos... read more

I started working with Seetha on this trip before the pandemic shut us all down. We've communicated since the day we had to postpone it a whole year until we finally traveled to Athens, and then throughout the trip. Seetha was great to work with, and she was very flexible and patient with both us and the pandemic impact. Overall, the itinerary and the trip was superior. As with all trips, there were some hiccups that were not under either of our control. High winds postponed our Delos excursion, the bathrooms at the Santorini villa were sub-par, and the car rental in Crete didn't work out - despite those problems, the trip was still excellent.

One of the nice things about this trip were the drivers that were arranged for us. It made the trip low stress and the drivers were excellent and very accommodating, as well as safe. Michael, in particular, who drove us to Delphi and back was terrific. He was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information and anecdotes on the drive that made the trip interesting and fun. It was nice to feel taken care of by the transport team. The other individuals that made this trip great were the private tour guides for the Acropolis (CiCi) and Delphi (Georgia). They were very informative and the way they presented the tour was worth the hikes that both required. Well paced, and a perspective that I don't believe we would have gotten if we did these tours by ourselves. Their education and individual work showed up on the tour and enhanced each venue.

The accommodations were in Athens, Mykonos and Crete were excellent. We're resort-y people to begin with, and starting the Island hop at Mykonian Imperial and ending it at the Blue Palace was perfect. Despite our disappointment with the bathrooms at the the villas in Santorini - I don't believe the bathrooms were safe, or well kept up for such a great location, as there was rust, loose moldings and water that could not be contained in the bath/shower areas, as well as mold - the view was spectacular and the location was perfect. The village of Megalachori was charming and we spent our free time there. A short walk, it had cafes and restaurants and shopping, and loved hanging out there. Overall, I can say that we were happy with the accommodations.

Seetha did an excellent job planning our activities. We loved everything we did. The cancelation of the Delos tour was sad, but not under any of our control. I highly recommend using Seetha to plan your trip. Other highlights besides the two big tours (Acropolis and Delphi) were the sunset cruises in Santorini and the Aegean Sea, and the food tour attached to the Acropolis tour. My personal favorite was the day at Delphi - the ruins were awesome, the views were spectacular, the tour guide (Georgia) was terrific, as well as the driver, making the tour very informative, and it was capped with lunch on the terrace overlooking the mountains and sea. Very magical way to end the trip.

Overall, this KimKim planned trip by Seetha was excellent, and I would highly recommend using her specifically for your planning. Very personable, patient and flexible. I can't have had a better experience with a travel agency or a better vacation. I hope to plan another trip with her to cover some parts of Greece that we were not able to do this trip - can't wait!