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Tasos Mylonas

Traveling is a very personal matter! Following masses and ticking checklists has never been my cup of tea! As founder & director of travel12, I see every client as a unique personality who is looking for a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, in their own very personal way.

I strive to design and deliver coherent and authentic experiences, tailored to the needs and preferences of the traveler. Remember, travelers are like days. No two are the same!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I am passionate about sharing true, meaningful experiences with people from all over the world. Traveling is all about living like a local, acting like a local, seeing things through the eyes of the locals.
History, culture, tradition, art, natural elements, food & wine production, gastronomy, cities & villages: experiencing different aspects of the locals' everyday life is what brings people closer, what makes understanding possible and what helps create unique and memorable traveling experiences.
I have traveled across Greece by car, boat, train and plane. I am still missing a few corners that I am looking forward to discover! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Traveling has been in my heart since I was a kid! As I grew older, I started realizing that the more of the world you see the more there is yet to discover...

I have been looking for ways to experience the destinations I visited in an authentic way, to 'become a local' for a few days, to live the destination rather than just visit!
Finally, I decided to leave behind my career in consulting and banking to embark in a new journey: offering unique experience in Greece to travelers from all over the world. The joy in their faces is my best reward!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My trip to Cuba!
When my wife and I took the plane for Cuba, we could not imagine that on the last of our trip, while walking on the 'Malecon', we would feel so much at home!
It 's all about meeting local people, wandering around, learning about their culture, picking fruit from the trees, tasting local recipes, participating at local events!
I still remember that day in Trinidad, inside a merchant's house, when we talked for hours like old friends..."

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Recent trip reviews for Tasos

Perfect honeymoon
Italy | May 11 - May 20, 2024

Charlotte
Charlotte S.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on May 21, 2024
Perfect honeymoon planned by Kimkim. The planning process was smooth and they took all of our wants and needs into consideration. We had an unplanned trip to Florence due to a rental car problem and they were able to give us a plan and restaurant recommendations for this new city within 30 minutes. Can’t wait for our next trip with kimkim. Read more

Perfect honeymoon planned by Kimkim. The planning process was smooth and they took all of our wants and needs into consideration. We had an unplanned trip to Florence due to a rental car problem and they were able to give us a plan and restaurant recommendations for this new city within 30 minutes. Can’t wait for our next trip with kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Abruzzi Hotel Rome
Rome

Good location in the heart of Rome. It felt like we could get anywhere within 10-15 minutes walking.

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Palazzo delle Grazie
Sorrento

The staff was so helpful and friendly! Rooms had a coast feel with beautiful tiles. The locations is great but, because it’s on a busier alley, there are always street lights on and noise from pedestrians. Still would highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Location
15 minute walk to the water or any restaurant.
Staff
Most accommodating staff of our trip. We had a 5:15 am check out and they made us a to go box for breakfast with assorted pastries.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Villa Sabolini Tuscany
Colle di Val d'Elsa

Beautiful villa in Tuscany. Such a relaxing ambiance with rolling hills surrounding. The pool was a nice amenity. Breakfast was amazing! Would definitely recommend having your own vehicle.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful rooms with amazing views.
Location
Within an hour of anything you want to do in Tuscany.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Local transfer in Rome
Rome
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Educational and fun tour! Our guide was able to get us through long lines which would have eaten up some of the tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We walked from the hotel but it was an easy walk.
Car Rental Pick-up
Italy

First car had a mechanical issue but was able to contact the company next day and arrange for vehicle exchange in Florence.

Tuscany E-Bike Tour
Tuscany E-Bike Tour
Italy

Very fun and gratifying trip around the small villages of Tuscany outside of Chianti. Very educational and scenic with a little bit of exercise. The e-bikes made this 3 hour 16 mile tour easy!

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Chianti Winery Tour & Tasting with Lunch
Chianti Winery Tour & Tasting with Lunch
Italy

Cool winery that was established in the 1400s. I felt like the wine tasting was very informative and I left feeling like I knew much more about wine than before. The associated restaurant was also great.

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Food
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Car Rental Drop-off
Italy

The car drop off was in the middle of Florence. It was a little unclear that there are two different locations within the city. One was the office and one was the drop off point.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Useful Information
Italy
Quality of Experience
Private Pompeii Tour & Mount Vesuvius visit with lunch and wine tasting
Private Pompeii Tour & Mount Vesuvius visit with lunch and wine tasting
Pompeii

Amazing day filled with education, great wine, and great food. Pompeii was so fascinating with so much history within the soil. The winery had the most breathtaking view of our whole trip. The wine was organic and the food was great. Climbing Mount Vesuvius was a little tough but worth it.

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Food
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Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Sorrento

We loved that this wasn’t a large group tour on a boat. We were with only six other people. Unfortunately, the weather was not great for this boat day, but we had breaks in the rain and we’re still able to see all the sites and even swim.

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Capri Island & Grottos Boat Tour from Sorrento
Capri Island & Grottos Boat Tour from Sorrento
Sorrento

Beautiful and relaxing trip around the island of Capri with four hours to explore the island. We had fun on the chairlift up to the top of the island. Highly recommend walking down the hill to the port from the city center rather than taking the bus as the walk was short and peaceful and took us through some picturesque villas. The boat tour took us around and in all the caves and sights of the coast. The blue grotto was expensive ($18 per person plus a suggested $10/ person tip) but in our opinion something that you should experience once.

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Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Local guides
Greece | Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2024

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Mark D.
Kellyton, AL | Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024
We had several local guides on this trip, and all of them were great with one minor exception. They were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Their insight really gave much more meaning to the places we visited. The olive oil tasting outside Kalamata was simple fantastic. Not only was the tasting interesting, the homecooked meal afterwards was the best of the trip. The in-country assistance during the trip was very quick and extremely helpful. Read more

We had several local guides on this trip, and all of them were great with one minor exception. They were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Their insight really gave much more meaning to the places we visited.

The olive oil tasting outside Kalamata was simple fantastic. Not only was the tasting interesting, the homecooked meal afterwards was the best of the trip.

The in-country assistance during the trip was very quick and extremely helpful.

Hotel Reviews
NLH Monastiraki
Athens

NLH is in an excellent location. Easy to walk around for dinner and attractions. Only minor issue was the noise at night from the street below.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very helpful although the breakfast wasn't completely ready when they said it would be.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Impero Nafplio Hotel & Suites
Nafplio

Great location with inconsistent but adequate parking options. Suite #7 was nice, although the door was only about 5 feet high. Breakfast was outstanding.

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Staff
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Monastiri Guesthouse
Kalampaka - Meteora

Good location. Staff very helpful and reasonable price for our laundry. Not hard to walk into town.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Panoramic Meteora Tour
Private Panoramic Meteora Tour
Meteora

Perfectly paced and hit all the right places. Our guide (Maria) was extremely enthusiastic and on top of things.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Kalamata Olive Grove Tour & Meal
Kalamata Olive Grove Tour & Meal
Greece

There are not enough stars to rate this activity. It was the best of our trip. The olive oil tasting was interesting and the guide was a professional who explained how she did her work. The tour of the facility was good. The meal after the tasting was the best of the trip. Incredible home cooked food!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Guided Tour in Ancient Olympia
Private Guided Tour in Ancient Olympia
Olympia

The guide was very knowledgeable and really explained the site and its significance. Could not have been better.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Ancient Messene Guided Tour
Private Ancient Messene Guided Tour
Greece

Messene was an unexpected gem. It is a BIG site which really let you feel the extent and layout of the town.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was very good and easy to talk with
Acropolis & Athens Mythology Tour
Acropolis & Athens Mythology Tour
Athens

Hitting the highlights of the Acropolis and Agora with a strong tie-in to mythology. Very interesting!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was really exceptional.
Private Tour of Delphi
Private Tour of Delphi
Greece

Delphi was interesting and worth visiting.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
This guide was the only one of our trip who was not outstanding. She was OK.
Private Nestor Palace Tour
Private Nestor Palace Tour
Greece

We definitely had interest in Archaeology and the site fit that bill well. Many folks might not like that it was just an excavation site, but that was part of its appeal to us. The guide helped explain what we were seeing.

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Private Epidaurus Guided Tour
Private Epidaurus Guided Tour
Greece

Large scale!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Acropolis of Mycenae Guided Tour 
Acropolis of Mycenae Guided Tour 
Greece

This site is older so you have to use your imagination a bit more outside of the tombs. However it is well worth visiting.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lunch with Olive Grove View
Lunch with Olive Grove View
Greece

Good lunch and interesting talk about local life

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Nafplio & Acronafplia Guided tour
Nafplio & Acronafplia Guided tour
Nafplio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
 Nafplio Guided Coastal Hike
Nafplio Guided Coastal Hike
Nafplio

I nice walk along the coast.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private St Paul's Corinth Tour
Private St Paul's Corinth Tour
Greece

plane delayed, didn't make it

Nemea Farm, Wine & Mythology Tour
Nemea Farm, Wine & Mythology Tour
Greece

A nice tour of the site and a winery. Really multi-course excellent meal.

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Private National Museum Tour
Private National Museum Tour
Athens

Very much worth taking in!

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Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Unforgettable
Greece | Jul 11 - Jul 18, 2023

Zaafira
Zaafira H.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024
The trip to Greece was absolutely amazing. Everything about it from the food to the culture was unforgettable. Kimkim provided us a great experience and there was absolutely no hassle when we were travelling. Since, this was our first trip to Greece, the experience was unlike any other and it was unforgettable Read more

The trip to Greece was absolutely amazing. Everything about it from the food to the culture was unforgettable. Kimkim provided us a great experience and there was absolutely no hassle when we were travelling. Since, this was our first trip to Greece, the experience was unlike any other and it was unforgettable

Hotel Reviews
Electra Palace Athens
Athens
Authenticity & Character
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Thermes Luxury Villas Santorini
Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Myrion Beach Resort & Spa Chania
Gerani, Chania
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Manili Boutique Suites & Villas
Heraklion, Crete
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Excursion to Elafonisi Beach
Private Excursion to Elafonisi Beach
Chania
Quality of Experience
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Private Santorini Driving Panorama
Private Santorini Driving Panorama
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Caldera Cruise & Volcano Visit
Caldera Cruise & Volcano Visit
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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The Athenian Democracy tour
The Athenian Democracy tour
Athens
Transfer with visit to Rethymno
Transfer with visit to Rethymno
Greece
Private Cape Sounio Sunset tour
Private Cape Sounio Sunset tour
Greece
Cretan Villages Food & Culture Tour
Cretan Villages Food & Culture Tour
Greece
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Palace of Knossos Private Tour
Palace of Knossos Private Tour
Greece
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Local dinner in Archanes
Local dinner in Archanes
Heraklion
Local Beach Transfer in Santorini
Santorini
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Transport
Useful Information
Greece
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Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Athens and Napflios week vacation
Greece | Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2024

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Beth Z.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024
Our food tour with Hercules, triple swim with Nikos and Meteora are stand out events for me. The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. Athens by Bike is the best way to see the area and our tour of the castle in Napflios was top notch. Athens is a good visit for a day but not more in my opinion. Read more

Our food tour with Hercules, triple swim with Nikos and Meteora are stand out events for me. The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. Athens by Bike is the best way to see the area and our tour of the castle in Napflios was top notch. Athens is a good visit for a day but not more in my opinion.

Hotel Reviews
NLH Monastiraki
Athens

Very nice hotel, clean and friendly helpful staff. Our room was next to techno bar and we could hear music until 4am. For a family not ideal. We should have asked to change rooms.

Authenticity & Character
Our room had a loft and lobby is modern
Location
Centrally located in Athens
Staff
So helpful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were cleaned every day.
Adiandi and Amymone Hotel
Nafplio

I loved everything about this hotel. It has a family boutique feel. The breakfast is amazing!! Staff is friendly and accommodating. On mornings when we could not eat, for tours, they made us to go bags.

Authenticity & Character
Uniques art pieces. Worth staying to see.
Location
In old part of town next to shops and restaurants
Staff
The owner so friendly and accomodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms cleaned every day.
Activity Reviews
Enjoy Athens by Bike!
Enjoy Athens by Bike!
Athens

Best way to see Athens!

Quality of Experience
Bikes was in good condition and smooth ride
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Totally chill guide
Day Trip to Meteora by bus
Day Trip to Meteora by bus
Athens

I wish it was not so far away. Teens hated the commute. Loved the tour and monasteries. Maybe better for adults.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Nafplio Food Tour
Private Nafplio Food Tour
Nafplio

I loved meeting the shops and owners. Hercules was knowledgeable and shared so much history with us

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Came to our hotel.
Hiking Palamidi Castle
Hiking Palamidi Castle
Nafplio

You have to go into the dungeon. I would have gone mad spending even a day there.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Came to the hotel.
Triple Swim Day Trip near Corinth
Triple Swim Day Trip near Corinth
Greece

Made the entire trip for us. We loved this experience.

Quality of Experience
Nature and it’s beauty
Food
The snacks and lunch was top notch.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Nikos loves what he does and it shows.
Transport
Nikos drove.
Car Rental Drop-off
Greece

Super easy drop off at departures. Love love love! Wish we could do in the US.

Quality of Experience
Transport
Drop off at hotel, easy.
Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Greece in March
Greece | Mar 3 - Mar 20, 2024

Julienne
Julienne S.
Australia | Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024
Hi Tasos was very helpful and listened well to my needs.
He guided me where necessary and I certainly had a great experience. Travelling in March was fine and spring really 'sprung' while I was there. A lovely time of year.
Delpi, Santorini and Nafplio were my favourite places. I rearranged things in Nafplio so I wasn't heading the same direction on consecutive days. Had I known the ferries were running I would have loved to have gone to Hydra. As it was I got to Septses.
My walking...
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Hi Tasos was very helpful and listened well to my needs.
He guided me where necessary and I certainly had a great experience. Travelling in March was fine and spring really 'sprung' while I was there. A lovely time of year.
Delpi, Santorini and Nafplio were my favourite places. I rearranged things in Nafplio so I wasn't heading the same direction on consecutive days. Had I known the ferries were running I would have loved to have gone to Hydra. As it was I got to Septses.
My walking guides esp the last two- thanks again Nikos- were exceptional, informative and just fun to be with as was my guide around the acropolis- very well done.
The drive up to the Monasteries and back to Athens was too long within the 2 days time table but the walk around the Monasteries and the monasties themselves were great!
Many thanks for a wonderful time Tasos

Hotel Reviews
Heliotopos Hotel
Santorini

Friendly, helpful, and very approachable staff. The room was wonderful with the ' perfect' Santorini view. Sunset was magnificent. The bar, b' fast and dinners were very tasty with a good variety to choose from. Altogether a wonderful 4 days!

Authenticity & Character
Location
As it is between Firo and Ora it was easy to get to both places on foot.
Staff
They .ade the stay perfect!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Leto Nuevo Hotel
Nafplio

Pleasant staff and helpful. Lovely view and the room was 'roomy' which is needed for a stay of a few days. It is in a very central spot to everything. B' fast was again great.

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Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

The trip was extraordinary thanks to Tasos and team
Greece | Jul 30 - Aug 14, 2023

Amy
Amy H.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2023
The trip was extraordinary thanks to Tasos and his team really listening to what we wanted (and making recommendations for things we wouldn't even know about). We ticked off all the touristy spots my kids insisted on - but with Tasos' help did them at times and with tour guides that limited crowds and other headaches - and then we enjoyed really unique experiences I never would have found on my own. When we had hiccups (which is to be expected on a 16 day excursion across multiple locations... Read more

The trip was extraordinary thanks to Tasos and his team really listening to what we wanted (and making recommendations for things we wouldn't even know about). We ticked off all the touristy spots my kids insisted on - but with Tasos' help did them at times and with tour guides that limited crowds and other headaches - and then we enjoyed really unique experiences I never would have found on my own. When we had hiccups (which is to be expected on a 16 day excursion across multiple locations with a family of five) Tasos and team were immediately responsive and helped to resolve the issue. They were available 24x7 and extremely responsive the entire time. I have referred KimKim and Tasos specifically to several friends who want to go to Greece or Italy (and he was referred to me by a happy customer). That says it all.

Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Our trip to Greece was amazing! As recommende...
Greece | Oct 3 - Oct 10, 2023

Lisa
Lisa A.
Blacksburg, VA | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023
Our trip to Greece was amazing! As recommended by Tasos we went at the beginning of October. The temperature was perfect and the crowds were less. We were impressed by how smoothly all the details such as transfers, guides, and hotels went. Everyone was right on time exactly as planned in our itinerary. Tasos planned the perfect itinerary for us with just the right amount of tours and relaxing free time. I love how he picked tours that were off the beaten path of the typical tourist spots. We... Read more

Our trip to Greece was amazing! As recommended by Tasos we went at the beginning of October. The temperature was perfect and the crowds were less. We were impressed by how smoothly all the details such as transfers, guides, and hotels went. Everyone was right on time exactly as planned in our itinerary. Tasos planned the perfect itinerary for us with just the right amount of tours and relaxing free time. I love how he picked tours that were off the beaten path of the typical tourist spots. We particularly liked the food and wine tour in Santorini. We learned a lot about farming and wine making and we all really enjoyed getting to cook a meal. We also really enjoyed the suggested hike from Fria to Oia at sunset - spectacular views and amazing sunset! In Athens our personal guide to the Acropolis was very knowledgeable and had interesting stories she even gave us a coffee ground reading which was quite fun. The free breakfasts were wonderful at the hotels and generally liked our accommodations. Our only complaint would be the double beds for couples - we would have preferred a single double bed versus two singles pushed together.

Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Dreams Come True
Greece | Sep 20 - Oct 2, 2023

Tina
Tina B.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023
This trip was an absolute dream come true and for the most part was completely seamless, very minor mishaps that were easily cleared up. All of our hotels were very nice and centrally located to lots of activities and areas we could walk to. All of our excursions were fabulous and the guides we had were incredible, informative and hands on. It's really hard to pick a most memorable moment as each day had its highlights. The catamaran sailing cruise as well as the sunset cruise were definitely... Read more

This trip was an absolute dream come true and for the most part was completely seamless, very minor mishaps that were easily cleared up. All of our hotels were very nice and centrally located to lots of activities and areas we could walk to. All of our excursions were fabulous and the guides we had were incredible, informative and hands on. It's really hard to pick a most memorable moment as each day had its highlights. The catamaran sailing cruise as well as the sunset cruise were definitely favorites but everything was incredible. Our guide Maria for the food and wine tour was so nice and helpful and she was incredibly patient about the mixup with the meetup and we still had an amazing day with her and took all of her suggestions and had fantastic experiences during the rest of our stay in Naxos. Our captain (Yanni?) on the catamaran Rena was so amazing, fun, outgoing and made the whole day a complete blast. The 2 transfer drivers we had to and from Oia in Santorini went above and beyond just dropping us off and picking us up and each one took us to a special known spot to take incredible pictures and gave us lots of history and recommendations for the island. The only regret is that we didn't get more time in Santorini but Naxos was a huge surprise and we both loved it very much!
Overall I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this trip and everything was put together so seamlessly and was pretty easy to follow and when there was a small issue, the agents were ready and able to fix the issue!

Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Trip of a Lifetime
Greece | Sep 26 - Oct 8, 2023

David
David B.
West Sacramento, CA | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023
My head is still reeling from our amazing trip to Greece, due in large part to the excellent planning by the Kimkim team. Every aspect of the vacation was taken care of, including the drivers, tours and hotels. Page and I went to Athens and three islands, Tinos, Paros and Santorini. I especially enjoyed our six hour driving tour on Tinos, highlighted by a visit to a marble sculpture studio in Pirgos. Our guide, Sophia, shared a lot of information in a relaxed and personable way. ... Read more

My head is still reeling from our amazing trip to Greece, due in large part to the excellent planning by the Kimkim team. Every aspect of the vacation was taken care of, including the drivers, tours and hotels. Page and I went to Athens and three islands, Tinos, Paros and Santorini. I especially enjoyed our six hour driving tour on Tinos, highlighted by a visit to a marble sculpture studio in Pirgos. Our guide, Sophia, shared a lot of information in a relaxed and personable way.

Thanks to all the professional people who contributed to this most memorable vacation!

Hotel Review
Makris Beach Hotel Santorini
Kamari

Santorini is a very beautiful island, but it is also very crowded. We spent many hours exploring the hidden pathways in Oia and Fira. The Markis Beach Hotel in Kamari was the perfect getaway, far from the crowds. Our room was bright and cheerful; the lounge, restaurant and beach made us feel as if we were in paradise. Thanks to Kimkim, we had the most memorable vacation.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel was comfortable and beautifully maintained.
Location
Right on the beach, away from the crowds.
Staff
The staff was extremely attentive and ready to answer all our questions.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our room was decorated in a simple and tasteful manner.
Activity Review
Sunset Santorini: Cooking & Wine
Sunset Santorini: Cooking & Wine
Santorini

Wine, wine and even more wine. The chef for our cooking lesson was knowledgeable and entertaining. Our small group learned to make several delicious recipes and we enjoyed the fruits of our labor in a splendid luncheon. Constantine, our driver and tour guide, was lively and enthusiastic. He shared several unique wine varieties and the bottle never seemed to be empty. After the cooking lesson and wine tastings, Constantine drove off to a special spot to see the sunset. He didn't seem to want the tour to end. His exuberance and kindness showed us a lovable side of the Greek people.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas

Perfect honeymoon paradise vacation
Italy | Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2023

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Dunham H.
San Ramon, CA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023
We could not have asked for a more perfect vacation thanks to KimKim. Everything that we had planned and scheduled for us ran extremely smoothly and really gave us the picture of Italy we had hoped to discover. The transportation between locations (trains, private cars, etc) all ran as well as you could expect even with some delays. All of the private tours we got to go on were incredible, and led by the perfect people! Suzy and Valerio in Venice, Paola and Semonetta (?) leading our... Read more

We could not have asked for a more perfect vacation thanks to KimKim. Everything that we had planned and scheduled for us ran extremely smoothly and really gave us the picture of Italy we had hoped to discover. The transportation between locations (trains, private cars, etc) all ran as well as you could expect even with some delays.

All of the private tours we got to go on were incredible, and led by the perfect people! Suzy and Valerio in Venice, Paola and Semonetta (?) leading our cooking class in Chianti, Massimo and Marco doing our colosseum and Ape tours in Rome, and Christian as our skipper for our boat ride in Sorrento. Everybody was welcoming and excited to share the rich history and culture of all the parts of Italy with us, it really helped us get immersed and lose ourselves in the beauty of it all.

An added bonus of course was having the travel team available pretty much all day every day when we had hiccups come up. It was always a quick response to get us back on track, and options when things started to go awry.

And the most thank you to Tasos for setting up this perfect trip and all of his recommendations as we were trying to decide what to do and where to go. He even left us an anniversary present at our 2nd accommodation which was very sweet!

All in all, we got to explore all over Italy without having to worry about any tiny details. We got to go at our own pace and when we did have tours events planned, we could just show up to places when we needed to and get taken care of. We will use KimKim on our next international vacation and any trips that come up in the future!

Local specialist: Tasos Mylonas