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Thanos Nikopoulos

Hi guys, I'm Thanos and I can definitely call myself a passionate traveler! My travel philosophy is to always open up and absorb everything that each place has to offer, creating an experience that will follow me for the rest of my life!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm specialized in a wide range of activities, all over Greece! From cultural and historical to tasting and culinary tours, as well as outdoor activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I could say that my involvement with travel started since I was a child as my family had to constantly move around Greece due to my father's job. Most would say that it should have been hard for a little kid, but not for me! I fell in love with the process of changing places, creating fresh images, making new friends and each time being introduced to a new way of living based on the local background. Having lived and explored Greece all those years, from the north to the south and from the snow-covered mountains to the sea, I am more than grateful to welcome travelers from all over the world, helping them see our amazing country through the eyes of a true Greece Insider! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There's been many times I've traveled around the world and numerous experiences I will never forget but the one that marked me was not far from home! I had the chance to live and work in Paros island for almost 3 years, being given the opportunity to extensively travel around the Cyclades. There's been so many activities I've tried and places visited that I'm sure I couldn't be able to mention all of them. Hiking and wine tasting in Paros and Santorini, fishing and diving in Antiparos, sailing around the small Cyclades, historical tours in Delos, Naxos and Keros islands, living the vibrant life of Mykonos but most importantly experiencing the local way of life of the islands and making strong friendships. I've witnessed the way they prepare themselves to welcome and host all those people visiting the islands from around the world and been given the boost to realize that this is what I want to do myself. "

Thanos is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents, Greece Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Thanos

Amazing Stay in Greece.
Greece | Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2023

Elizabeth
Elizabeth L.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023
All of the people that helped us on our Greece trip were amazing. Special shout out to the driver from the Ferry to Chania (he also drove back to the airport in Chania). A lovely man, incredibly helpful driving tips, create conversation he crushed it. Also our guide on our first day in Athens to Acropolis (and food tour) was awesome. Food tour on last day was also incredible - guide was great and the other people on the tour were fun too.
The drive to Chora Sfakion was stunning as was the...
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All of the people that helped us on our Greece trip were amazing. Special shout out to the driver from the Ferry to Chania (he also drove back to the airport in Chania). A lovely man, incredibly helpful driving tips, create conversation he crushed it. Also our guide on our first day in Athens to Acropolis (and food tour) was awesome. Food tour on last day was also incredible - guide was great and the other people on the tour were fun too.
The drive to Chora Sfakion was stunning as was the hike to Sweet Water. Bus taxi to Loutro and back to Sfakion was really fun.

All in all an amazing trip.

Santorini was a bit overrun with cruise ships which made walking in Fira a challenge. But that is the only "bummer".

Hotel Reviews
Elia Zampeliou Hotel
Chania

Loved location - authenticity - breakfast - staff - just great.

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shower
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
ventilation/fan to fight tile mold
Athinaidos K&K Unique Holiday Homes

Gives you a taste of what living in Athens would be like. Lovely Hotel Manager - super helpful with restaurants in Athens (our best meal) and great suggestions for our future stays in Santorini and Crete.

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Activity Reviews
An ultimate food experience in the villages around Chania
An ultimate food experience in the villages around Chania
Chania

They take you to towns off the beaten path and you meet people from villages you wouldn't likely meet otherwise.

Quality of Experience
Food
liked the sampling of all
Guides, Drivers and Staff
FANTASTIC guide - on some stops i.e. Olive Oil factory we wished he gave the tour!
Transport
Driver made all the miles pass seamlessly - such interesting antic dotes
Sunset Volcano Cruise on a wooden boat
Sunset Volcano Cruise on a wooden boat
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
It was better than expected feeding so many - solidly good
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
not all staff was super friendly - they seemed tired of tourists. Boat was great.
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Food
All was amazing - just the quantity was a bit overwhelming but it didn't seem to stop us.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide - female from Olympia - was OUTSTANDING - her knowledge, her delivery - we LOVED her. Kills us that we didn't get her full name so we can recommend to any and all that go to Athens.
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Thank you Thanos!
Greece | Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2023

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Elisa S.
Haverhill, MA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023
Thanos planned out a wonderful trip for tye four of us and was available at any time for clarification and support. We had an amazing trip due to his recommendations abd would reach out to him again for planning purposes. Read more

Thanos planned out a wonderful trip for tye four of us and was available at any time for clarification and support. We had an amazing trip due to his recommendations abd would reach out to him again for planning purposes.

Hotel Review
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini

Christina and Nikki were amazing support and gave great recommendations for our stay. The hotel is clean and organized and the breakfast on the patio can’t be beat. Delicious and local foods and fruits. Huge help with our luggage and getting us settled..book your stay at This location you will be highly satisfied.

Authenticity & Character
Location
On the trail to Oia!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Naples, Sorrento, Positano - October 2023
Italy | Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2023

Kenneth
Kenneth D.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2023
Overall , the trip was great.
Good hotel selection.
Transport between locations went well
Emergency number worked well
A few issues with documentation:
The trip detail update/vouchers arrived as we were leaving for the airport, so no time to print/ review prior to our departure.
There were some inaccuracies in the trip plan/voucher.
1) incorrect pick-up location indicated for Vesuvius & pompeii tour. We were late & nearly missed the tour
2) Incorrect pickup time indicated on...
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Overall , the trip was great.
Good hotel selection.
Transport between locations went well
Emergency number worked well
A few issues with documentation:
The trip detail update/vouchers arrived as we were leaving for the airport, so no time to print/ review prior to our departure.
There were some inaccuracies in the trip plan/voucher.
1) incorrect pick-up location indicated for Vesuvius & pompeii tour. We were late & nearly missed the tour
2) Incorrect pickup time indicated on trip detail for skydiving tour
3) Vouchers did not include e-ticket link for Vesuvius & Pompeii. This caused entry issues & we needed to stand in line & buy a ticket for pompeii
4) trip detail indicated guided tour for Vesuvius & Pompeii. The actual tour included a driver only. A guide at Pompeii would have been helpful

Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Would return in a heartbeat
Italy | Sep 23 - Sep 30, 2023

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Abi D.
Bothell, WA | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2023
We had a wonderful time in Italy! Thanos created an itinerary that was perfect for our needs and our trip was near-seamless for an international trip with the number of people we had. Would go back in a heartbeat! Read more

We had a wonderful time in Italy! Thanos created an itinerary that was perfect for our needs and our trip was near-seamless for an international trip with the number of people we had. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Hotel Reviews
Apartment in Sorrento
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Hotel Mulino Di Firenze
Florence

Almost perfect! Mosquitoes are a bit of an issue outside your room in outdoor common areas and it takes a 15-20min taxi ride to get to the heart of town but otherwise the hotel is to die for! The staff, the breakfast and overall service were amazing!

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Location
Not in the city center
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Activity Reviews
Capri Boat Tour
Capri Boat Tour
Italy
Private Full-Day Tour to Cinque Terre
Private Full-Day Tour to Cinque Terre
Florence
Siena & San Gimignano with wine tasting & lunch
Siena & San Gimignano with wine tasting & lunch
Florence
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Our travel agent Thanos was fantastic. He was...
Italy | Sep 23 - Sep 30, 2023

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Dannielle M.
San Leandro, CA | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2023
Our travel agent Thanos was fantastic. He was very flexible and fun to work with. We had a large group and needed to make a lot of pivots and edits to our trip and he never seemed frustrated and always responded with positivity and a feeling that he was excited to make a trip that we were happy with. The trip itself was wonderful. Transportation was seamless. Excursions were amazing and our guides were the absolute best! Super friendly, informative, helpful and just FUN! During the trip... Read more

Our travel agent Thanos was fantastic. He was very flexible and fun to work with. We had a large group and needed to make a lot of pivots and edits to our trip and he never seemed frustrated and always responded with positivity and a feeling that he was excited to make a trip that we were happy with. The trip itself was wonderful. Transportation was seamless. Excursions were amazing and our guides were the absolute best! Super friendly, informative, helpful and just FUN! During the trip Thanos was super responsive if questions came up r it we needed help. I am soooo happy with how our trip turned out and will definitely be using KimKim services for our next big excursion!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Mulino Di Firenze
Florence

Great hotel with lovely grounds. Evening restaurant is just okay but we really enjoyed the complimentary breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very helpful with calling taxis for us.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Apartment in Sorrento

Okay apartment but better for smaller groups given the layout. The main challenge was the bathrooms did not have doors in 2 of the bedrooms making sharing hard and the sink was outside of the bathroom. There were also some places that seemed to have mildew. The spaces are were overall small and we ended up just keeping some of our luggage in the living room. Beds were comfortable, the outdoor area was lovely, great location. The manager was very helpful with recommendations , trouble shooting, helping us organize transportations, etc. We really appreciated his help during the trip.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mildew stains and the overall layout was hard for such a large group
Activity Reviews
Capri Boat Tour
Capri Boat Tour
Italy

A must do! So beautiful. We were able to swim twice and had free time on Capri to explore and eat at the seaside restaurants.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was just okay compared to the friendliness of our others on other excursions
Transport
Loved the size of the boat but was an older model.
Private Full-Day Tour to Cinque Terre
Private Full-Day Tour to Cinque Terre
Florence

One of the highlights of the trip!! Our guide Andrea was amazing and the whole day was filled with fun and delicious food. Would do this again in a heartbeat!

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Siena & San Gimignano with wine tasting & lunch
Siena & San Gimignano with wine tasting & lunch
Florence

Small family owned winery that was in an amazing scenic location. Our guide was so sweet and the tour and tasting was small and intimate. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Timely and kind driver.
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

We had a wonderful experience using KimKim to...
Greece | Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2023

Lisa
Lisa C.
Carlsbad, CA | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023
We had a wonderful experience using KimKim to book our trip to Greece. Thanos our specialist gave us the best recommendations for hotels and tours. He made sure everything went smoothly for us every step of the way. He was very responsive and helpful in every way. We were very happy with our hotels, tours and transportation to Athens, Naxos and Santorini. We had a delay with our Ferry from Naxos to Santorini due to windy conditions. Thanos made sure we made it to our destination and gave... Read more

We had a wonderful experience using KimKim to book our trip to Greece. Thanos our specialist gave us the best recommendations for hotels and tours. He made sure everything went smoothly for us every step of the way. He was very responsive and helpful in every way. We were very happy with our hotels, tours and transportation to Athens, Naxos and Santorini. We had a delay with our Ferry from Naxos to Santorini due to windy conditions. Thanos made sure we made it to our destination and gave us guidance on how to resolve.

Hotel Reviews
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini

Our room was very spacious and had a balcony with a stunning view. Loved the decor and style of this hotel. Clean and modern with that Santorini history and ambiance. The staff was helpful and friendly. Great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants in Fira. Highly recommend!

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Galaxy Hotel Naxos
Naxos

Very nice hotel near the beach. Our room was lovely with a view of the ocean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was within walking distance of quaint shops and restaurants. Highly recommend!

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NLH Monastiraki
Athens

This was a very nice hotel with clean and modern accommodations. We really enjoyed the location as it was in a great neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants. It was also within walking distance of many sights. Highly recommend.

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Activity Reviews
All Time Classic Santorini
All Time Classic Santorini
Santorini

This was a very nice tour! It included the Atlantis experience museum, Akrotiri archaeological sight, red and black beach, a visit to a lovely winery for lunch and tasting and then a sunset at the highest point in Santorini. Highly recommend this tour!

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Private Naxos Historical and Culture Experience with Food Tastings
Private Naxos Historical and Culture Experience with Food Tastings
Naxos

Had a wonderful time with our guide Evy touring the historic sights in Naxos. Enjoyed learning about the history of the temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle. We loved walking the labyrinth of streets and having samples of food and drink. We had a wonderful lunch at an authentic Greek tavern. The food reminded me of my grandmother’s. Amazing!

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Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

Amazing tour of the Acropolis and sampling Athens food. Our guide Mherta was so friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed spending the day with her. She gave us many insights into Athens and its history. Highly recommend!

Quality of Experience
Food
Loved everything we sampled! Delicious souvlaki, baklava, cheese, wine and spirits and the central market!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

First organized trip of such and it exceeded my expectations
Greece | Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2023

Teresa
Teresa S.
Livingston, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2023
Thanos was easy to work with and amazing from start to finish. We had calls to discuss our interests and budgets and he tried to accommodate what we wanted. The places and accommodations he booked for us were all very good and the arranged transportation transfers from point to point really taken a lot of stress and time out of the system which makes it easier to enjoy the experience. Read more

Thanos was easy to work with and amazing from start to finish. We had calls to discuss our interests and budgets and he tried to accommodate what we wanted. The places and accommodations he booked for us were all very good and the arranged transportation transfers from point to point really taken a lot of stress and time out of the system which makes it easier to enjoy the experience.

Hotel Reviews
Acropolis Stay
Athens

By far the location is a plus as it is near to the tourist attractions and all the restaurants.

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Staff
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Adriani Hotel
Naxos Town

Great place ran by a family, we especially love their breakfast, everything is made fresh by themselves.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini

The view from the hotel is amazing. Love our private balcony and the breakfast served on the balcony.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near to town
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full day catamaran cruise in Naxos
Full day catamaran cruise in Naxos
Naxos
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
All Time Classic Santorini
All Time Classic Santorini
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
- Acropolis Guided Tour
- Acropolis Guided Tour
Athens

Tina is knowledgeable and amazing. She took the time to answer all our questions and not rush us. She is warm and friendly!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Amazing!
Greece | Jul 30 - Aug 8, 2023

Natalia
Natalia F.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Aug 12, 2023
Amazing!
We used kimkim to book a family vacation (2 small kids, 5 and 8 years old) to Athens, Naxos, and Crete.
Thanos planned an amazing trip full of family fun excursions. We have always wanted to go to Greece, but with 2 small kids were concerned that the trip would not be as fun for the little ones. However, Thanos organized experiences that were super interesting and fun for the whole family. Additionally, he included some very touching surprises along the way that made you feel... Read more

Amazing!
We used kimkim to book a family vacation (2 small kids, 5 and 8 years old) to Athens, Naxos, and Crete.

Thanos planned an amazing trip full of family fun excursions. We have always wanted to go to Greece, but with 2 small kids were concerned that the trip would not be as fun for the little ones. However, Thanos organized experiences that were super interesting and fun for the whole family. Additionally, he included some very touching surprises along the way that made you feel taken care of. He was available throughout the trip by whatsapp and helped when we had an issue with the ferry (The company changed the boat last minute without letting anyone know until it was time to board) and timing of an excursion and a last minute car rental.

Regarding the hotels, They were all good quality, comfortable, clean, and close to the city. The only one we did not love was the one in Athens as my husband is a light sleeper, we were on the 2nd floor, and there was a lot of noise from the city. However, it was a beautiful and super convenient, my kids and myself slept well, and other rooms may not have the same issue. Sweet Home Naxos was super cute. Hope, the lady running the hotel was so kind and generous. It was an apartment style and they brought a delicious breakfast to the suite every day. Aquila Atlantis was beautiful and the breakfast was great. We saw the pool and wished we had time to spend there. Civitel Akali was also beautiful and super clean and modern with a great breakfast. The pool was great after our daily excursions with a cocktail bar. It was a5 minute walk from the old town which was perfect so as not to be in the center of the madness. We had adjoining rooms linked by a door, which worked perfect for us.

Regarding the excursions, the guide for the Acropolis catered the site for the kids, while still explaining all the history and having graphics for the kids. Elizabeth, our guide in Naxos was super kind and thoughtful with the kids. The kids absolutely LOVED George and the donkey and archery farm. The kids thought this was the highlight of the trip. I think if anything, we would have liked more time at Knossos and the museum as it is so interesting. Yanis, the guide in Southern Crete and Paleochora, was great. He was full of facts and true love and pride for his country and makes you excited to see everything. The excursions with traditional lunches were amongst the best and coziest food we had on our trip.

The transfers were super convenient, and really took the stress out of the planning, knowing there was going to be someone there that would pick you up and drop you off at each location.

All in all, I highly recommend. we loved our trip and out amazing experience in Greece.

Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

My husband and I took a trip to Greece, and t...
Greece | Jul 6 - Jul 19, 2023

Laila
Laila H.
Wade Hampton, SC | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2023
My husband and I took a trip to Greece, and though our coordinator was given a limited amount of time to plan the trip, Thanos did an incredible job! Not only was he knowledgeable and accommodating, he created a trip that was exceptionally well balanced between our interests. Thanos met us when we arrived in Athens, taking us to a small local café in Plaka where we were able to watch the sunset over the temple of Hephaestus. We were able to discuss the finer points of our trip over coffee... Read more

My husband and I took a trip to Greece, and though our coordinator was given a limited amount of time to plan the trip, Thanos did an incredible job! Not only was he knowledgeable and accommodating, he created a trip that was exceptionally well balanced between our interests.

Thanos met us when we arrived in Athens, taking us to a small local café in Plaka where we were able to watch the sunset over the temple of Hephaestus. We were able to discuss the finer points of our trip over coffee and he was able to give us good guidance on each of the steps in our journey. He even walked us to the Thesi on theater that evening.

We spent time in Athens, Paris, Naxos, and Santorini. Each of the guides that he had chosen for individual experiences were passionate about sharing the history, culture, or food of the region. We had an excellent time on each of the excursions

Adventures included;
- An evening at Thission Cinema, open since 1933, an outdoor theater with a beautiful view of the acropolis in the background
– acropolis and food tour in Athens. Our guide Rhea, was kind, and passionate about the history of Athens and the Acropolis.
- several self-guided days, where we took tours out to Delphi , or sought out our own adventures with guidance from Thanos
– Scuba diving in Paros, with ample time to explore beaches, small towns, historical sites,
- Catamaran tour and water sports
- Santorini: exploring local festivals, the prehistoric archeological site at Akrotiri, winery tour, and hiking the Caldera

We couldn’t have imagined a better adventure. Thanos was sure to check in on us at each stop, and had organized beautiful accommodations and low stress transitions from each location to the next. we were truly thankful for the balance between time to relax, and a wide variety of new experiences.

Activity Review
Scuba diving in Paros
Scuba diving in Paros
Paros

X-ta-sea diving was absolutely amazing to dive with. Everyone in the group was professional and helpful when we had our dives. Vagilis and Yani did an excellent job keeping us comfortable and ensuring we were safe while having a fantastic experience. Additionally Arete helped Laila navigate her first time in the water and ensured she felt comfortable navigating her diving equipment and taking her first few breaths. Laila loved the dive, and is very interested in certifying now because of our experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Where to begin?When Laila and I decided to...
Greece | Jul 6 - Jul 19, 2023

Darien
Darien D.
Mauldin, SC | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023
Where to begin? When Laila and I decided to take a trip to Greece, we had no idea how exactly to plan our vacation. We were looking for a trip that balanced history and culture with fun ideas. Laila loved seeing the sites such as the Acropolis and Akrotiri. Additionally, I was looking for points of rest and relaxation on the beach, and having prior experience and love for scuba diving, I knew that was something I wanted in my vacation plan. Thanos went out of his way to create a... Read more

Where to begin?

When Laila and I decided to take a trip to Greece, we had no idea how exactly to plan our vacation. We were looking for a trip that balanced history and culture with fun ideas. Laila loved seeing the sites such as the Acropolis and Akrotiri. Additionally, I was looking for points of rest and relaxation on the beach, and having prior experience and love for scuba diving, I knew that was something I wanted in my vacation plan.

Thanos went out of his way to create a phenomenal plan and itinerary for us to achieve everything we had hoped for on this trip. Additionally, we had a wonderful time with our guides; everyone was absolutely delightful to us from Athens to Santorini. Would strongly recommend the Acropolis and Flavors of Athens if it is your first time visiting Athens. The scuba group in Paros, X-ta-sea diving, was very helpful in getting Laila comfortable with scuba gear and allowed her to enjoy the expedition. In Naxos, Maria Daphne was a wonderful and informative guide during the cultural tour and ensured we had a wonderful time.

Throughout our trip, Thanos reached out to ensure we reached our destinations and everything we needed. He was absolutely marvelous as a coordinator, and I would strongly recommend/encourage him to guide anyone trying to navigate a trip in Greece!!

Hotel Reviews
Nissos Thira Hotel
Santorini

Spacious room with decent bathroom. Lovely pool

Authenticity & Character
Location
In middle of Fira, not too far from Akrotiri museum and bus station. Overall convenient in terms of location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spacious with appropriate utilities
The Saint Vlassis Hotel

Probably one of our favorite hotels. Adele, Maximus, and Costos were wonderful hosts and helpful whenever we needed anything. The walk into Chora is not too far, and there are plenty of places to stop by when walking along the streets. Would STRONGLY recommend to anyone visiting Naxos.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not far from Chora town, and also next to lots of shops and restaurants in case a quick bite is needed.
Staff
Honestly, Adele, Costos, and Maximus were all wonderful and accommodating to us. They truly felt like friends
Cleanliness & Comfort
The shower was phenomenal, the bed was perhaps the most comfortable we had on our trip. the staff paid excellent attention to detail with providing good atmosphere and comfortable spaces.
Central Athens Hotel
Athens

This hotel is not as quaint, but it certainly provides the proper resources that you may need while staying in Athens. Great walking distance to Plaka and Antafiotika. Showers sometimes were not hot, but that is a small setback.

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Mersina Exclusive

Anna is very resourceful and helpful when trying to navigate Paros in terms of what to do. She also makes sure all of her guests have what they need, no matter the time of day. DEFINITELY need to come here if staying in Naoussa.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Next to grocery stores, gas station, and a decent walk to clubs.
Staff
Always helpful, no matter the time of day
Cleanliness & Comfort
The shower was wonderful, the room spacious with many utilities.
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Why having a 'virtual concierge' takes the stress out of travelling
Italy | Jul 3 - Jul 12, 2023

Jonathan
Jonathan W.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023
Thanos was extremely helpful in sourcing and booking our accommodations and transportation whilst in Italy. The pre trip planning went smoothly and Thanos worked within our budget and desired locations to put together a really exciting itinerary. Despite a few hiccups with local vendors (out of KimKim's control), we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days in Italy and would recommend using KimKim in the future. One of the BIG highlights of using KimKim was the availability of Thanos to ask last... Read more

Thanos was extremely helpful in sourcing and booking our accommodations and transportation whilst in Italy. The pre trip planning went smoothly and Thanos worked within our budget and desired locations to put together a really exciting itinerary. Despite a few hiccups with local vendors (out of KimKim's control), we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days in Italy and would recommend using KimKim in the future. One of the BIG highlights of using KimKim was the availability of Thanos to ask last minute questions and and make any necessary changes. Having a 'virtual concierge' while travelling was new for us but enormously helpful. Thanks again.

Hotel Review
Il Parco

This quiet and unassuming B&B located a short walk up the hill from the beach was a welcome escape after a day of hiking between the towns of Cinque Terre. Marta and her team offer a full onsite breakfast in a well appointed terrace setting and with the addition of a small pool offers a refreshing alternative to the loud and crowded scenes of the main strip in Monterosso. Parking is available if you have a car and a shuttle service will pick you up in town if you arrive by train.

Authenticity & Character
Simple, clean with all the necessities and amenities and the views from our balcony were fantastic!
Location
Staff
Marta was outstanding in her hospitality and in recommending several restaurants in town.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Greece and Thanos
Greece | Jul 2 - Jul 13, 2023

Felice
Felice Z.
Torrance, CA | Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023
Thanos was awesome working with me to schedule a 12 day trip to Athens and three islands. He even suggested meeting us for coffee in Athens at the beginning of our trip, which was a blast. He quickly answered all my questions before and daily throughout the trip. One big hiccup on the trip was a last second canceled sailing trip due to unsafe winds; he hopped on that immediately for 30 minutes to come up with an alternative adventure. He truly wanted us to love our trip. Read more

Thanos was awesome working with me to schedule a 12 day trip to Athens and three islands. He even suggested meeting us for coffee in Athens at the beginning of our trip, which was a blast. He quickly answered all my questions before and daily throughout the trip. One big hiccup on the trip was a last second canceled sailing trip due to unsafe winds; he hopped on that immediately for 30 minutes to come up with an alternative adventure. He truly wanted us to love our trip.

Hotel Reviews
Elia Zampeliou Hotel
Chania

Incredible hotel and room. Lobby 5-star elegant. Apparently we were in the nicest room (#7) as every staff member commented “oh you are in our best room”…for good reason. The room was beautiful. Balcony overlooking the port and breathtaking views. Staff incredibly nice. Hotel in the middle of everything so it was so easy to go to anything we wanted. Such a wonderful neighborhood.

Authenticity & Character
5-star elegant
Location
Breathtaking view from balcony and right in the middle of the activity.
Staff
Each staff person so nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed very comfortable. Shower amazing.
Veneziano Boutique Hotel
Heraklion Crete

Area of hotel covered in graffiti and felt unsafe. Ad for “adult shop” on building across from entrance. No staff to greet us when we arrived at 5pm since they leave at 3pm. Keys in lockbox. Lobby had junk on side as you entered; rest of lobby was very cute with great Italian vibe. Railing to our room accessible from lobby was broken (ie dangerous). Room was very basic. Bathroom seemed recently remodeled. No blow dryer as advertised. Breakfast in morning was excellent and staff at breakfast was nice. Door to lobby opened during breakfast. Because directly at street, it was noisy and could smell car fumes. Two minute walk away was an amazing neighborhood. We decided to venture out even though we were very nervous about location as we needed dinner. Loved that area but from the looks of the hotel, you would have no idea it was so close.

Authenticity & Character
Cute Italian vibe in lobby where you eat breakfast
Location
Staff
Longer staff hours.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Remodel room. Fix railing. Clean up lobby entrance area.
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini

Hotel is absolutely beautiful overlooking the sea and all the white buildings on the hill. Like a dream. Very close to main walkway to walk to shops and restaurants with amazing views. The manager Christina was a doll. She worked very hard to get us set up with massages and pool time for the same day so they would be at same location. She organized a sailing and snorkeling tour for us for the next day. Only issue was that the link in hotel bio asked pictures of a pool, yet no pool. So r we are very disappointed no pool on premise. The sister hotel 15 minutes away had the most gorgeous pool with amazing view and drinks/food at pool. We were given transportation there, but were charged 10 Euros each way.

Authenticity & Character
Buildings so beautiful as one would imagine for Santorini
Location
View and proximity to ships/restaurants/town
Staff
Exceptional staff!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dreambox Mykonos Suites
Mykonos

Pool area was amazing. Room was amazing. But street was not very accessible so bus for one adventure could not pick us up. That required us to walk on a narrow not so safe street for 15 minutes to the pick up point. Staff was nice but inflexible to get us food or coffee 15 minutes before cafe open officially even though they were all working and kitchen was open. Cafe hours 8:30-12 which mages no sense for travelers who have activities early. The next day they got us a box breakfast and it literally was inedible - cold bread with a slice of cheese and Turkey, hard boiled egg so overbooked that we couldn’t eat it, sour plum, apple. No juice. No water.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful place
Location
Too inaccessible. Far from everything.
Staff
Make an effort to assist guests when food issues
Cleanliness & Comfort
Achilleas hotel
Athens

Lovely hotel walking distance from all of the things we wanted to do in Athens. Felt like a little gem.

Authenticity & Character
Awesome lobby. Very nice room.
Location
Close to all we were interested in
Staff
Extremely helpful and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Balos lagoon and Gramvousa island cruise
Balos lagoon and Gramvousa island cruise
Chania

Wow wow! The boat ride and views were amazing. The hike to the top of Gramvousa Island was strenuous, but well worth the challenge. The views at the top were outstanding. Someone with bad knees could do just the beginning portion, and still get amazing views. After Gramvousa, we went to Balos lagoon, and that was just lovely. Warm water. The most incredible green ever.

Quality of Experience
Amazing day
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food & Wine bike tour
Food & Wine bike tour
Santorini

This was an out of world amazing experience. We rode on bikes, made of wood by the owner of the company. We rode all over the island and CD got to see so much. He stopped at a church, and since it was Sunday, we got to walk in and see a little bit of a baptism. We learned about wine making on this island and it included a stop at a restaurant with wine and food tasting. It was all perfect. Our guide is their only employee, Adonis. He taught us all about Santorini island, wine, making, foods, architecture, religion. We even talked about spirituality. He is simply an authentic amazing person, and I would recommend this tour to everyone.. The only issue was that the electric bikes don’t have a mode for no paddling. The electric isn’t really strong enough to get someone up a hill who has bad knees.

Quality of Experience
Wonderful 5 hour tour on bikes
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Adonis is a gem!! So knowledgeable and a kind soul.
Transport
Only issue with the bikes is that on some of the very steep hills, the number five level may not be strong enough for someone with bad knees. Someone with bad knees probably needs a bike with a stronger motor.
Delos and Rhenia Morning Cruise
Delos and Rhenia Morning Cruise
Mykonos

No rating. The trip was canceled. Not only at last minute, but after pick up time. We were waiting and waiting, and finally called Thanos as we had tried calling the number provided, but no one picked up. Eventually, Thanos was able to get through to someone and they said they canceled the tour due to unsafe winds for sailing. It was that windy the night before, so we really should have been given a heads up that there was a chance that it would need to be canceled. We should not have been left waiting for 30 minutes with no information and when we called, someone should have picked up.

Quality of Experience
There was no experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
- Acropolis Guided Tour
- Acropolis Guided Tour
Athens

Stavroula was waiting for us in the lobby 30 minutes early. She was very sweet and fine with waiting for us to get ready. We had a lovely couple of hours walking up to the acropolis and learned so much. She constantly offered to take our picture. Great tour!

Quality of Experience
Loved it all
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Stavroula was nice, good conversations
Transport
Walking was great so we could see the city with a guide in addition to the site
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Everything went like clock work. Transporters...
Greece | Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2023

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Mary Kay H.
Oak Island, NC | Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023
Everything went like clock work. Transporters were on time and friendly. The guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw a nice variety of the islands with time to explore on our own as well. The accommodations were lovely and strategically located so most everything was within walking distance. Thanos was great and encouraging. Could not be more pleased. Read more

Everything went like clock work. Transporters were on time and friendly. The guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw a nice variety of the islands with time to explore on our own as well. The accommodations were lovely and strategically located so most everything was within walking distance.

Thanos was great and encouraging. Could not be more pleased.

Hotel Review
Amelot Art Suites
Santorini

This hotel was a little hard to find even for our driver but the staff was so helpful to come up and help us with our luggage and get us settled that we loved it. The room was lovely and view from the balcony couldn’t be beat plus the added view from our personal outdoor hot tub was wonderful. Breakfast was served to your room each morning as you selected from a menu the night before. Highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
Location
The location was perfect for shopping and restaurants. The area was fun to explore.
Staff
The staff were so helpful and friendly making sure we had restaurant recommendations and directions.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was beautifully decorated and clean.
Activity Reviews
Food & Wine bike tour
Food & Wine bike tour
Santorini

We rode wood E bikes with the nicest guide and toured a section of Santorini that was close to the beaches. It was mainly up hill going out which the e-bikes helped and down hill returning. We visited a village, hiked, had lunch, walked on the black beach, toured the tomato paste manufacturing museum and biked. If we come back we would like to explore this area more fully.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. You couldn’t help but love him.
Transport
Full day catamaran cruise in Naxos
Full day catamaran cruise in Naxos
Naxos

They were very nice and it was fun to be out on a catamaran for the day with a large group. They had nice snacks and drinks after each stop to swim.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Naxian Cooking Lessons
Naxian Cooking Lessons
Naxos

We so enjoyed the family that taught the cooking class and it was hands on which both my husband and I enjoyed. We were able visit their farm where they grow everything for their restaurant while our dishes cooked. Afterwards we returned to enjoy a fabulous lunch.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was the best! He was very knowledgeable and personable which makes the experience so much better.
Transport
Very patient!
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Terrific and expert local guides
Greece | May 16 - May 31, 2023

Joyce
Joyce K.
Logan, UT | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2023
To a person, the local guides were terrific. It was also reassuring to be met by transfer folks to get us to our destinations. Rhodes turned out to be our favorite experience.
Thank you.
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To a person, the local guides were terrific. It was also reassuring to be met by transfer folks to get us to our destinations. Rhodes turned out to be our favorite experience.
Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
Vista Del Porto Luxury Suites
Rethymno Crete

Excellent space and accommodation. Enjoyed the kitchen and spacious terrace. Surprised how noisy it was even on non harbor side throughout the night. Attentive but not intrusive management. Conveniently located to sites and restaurants.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rodos Park Suites & Spa
Rhodes

Fabulous staff that went out of way to help: desk staff, breakfast, and George the lifeguard. Comfortable room with balcony terrace for our lunches. Easy walk to old city. Green and lush surroundings. Only downside was too loud traffic noise. Electric vehicles really needed here! Good spa experience for massage.

Authenticity & Character
Comfortable
Location
So convenient to old city to get access prior to cruise hordes.
Staff
Went out of the way to be helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Callia Retreat Suites

Good stuff: really helpful staff, quiet and calm location away from congestion, just a block away from terrific winery with dining, lovely pool area with good views. Good, varied breakfast. Disappointing: small room, only window was the door, which meant difficulty with privacy. A couple of rooms would have better privacy and sea views—on second floor. Shower was small with no closure to keep water from spraying. Sometimes all lounge chairs at pool occupied.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Calm and quiet; it was an uphill walk to town.
Staff
Enthusiastic and competent staff almost to a person. Excellent housekeeping staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Overall very clean the bed was in concrete frame with rim that made it somewhat uncomfortable for getting up and out.
Activity Reviews
Private Walking Experience in Rethymno
Private Walking Experience in Rethymno
Rethymno

Really enjoyed our guide Ioannis, an appealing and expert individual. Lovely walking tour that uncovered the past as well as more contemporary insights like women’s suffrage in early 20th century.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
All Time Classic Santorini
All Time Classic Santorini
Santorini

We opted to depart following excellent winery lunch (4 pm) as it was long day, and we were staying nearby. Definitely go on day when Prehistoric Museum is included (not Tuesdays) as it is essential to understanding the site, or go on your own as we did. The lost Atlantis experience may be better suited to children. Stellar guide Tanya.

Quality of Experience
Food
Excellent wine tasting with interesting and tasty four course meal.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Typography Museum, Byzantine Collection & Walking Tour in Chania
Typography Museum, Byzantine Collection & Walking Tour in Chania
Greece

This is a gem of a museum somewhat outside Chania. Excellent displays on history of printing and writing. Interactive.

Quality of Experience
Excellent museum docent
Rhodes Walking Tour
Rhodes Walking Tour
Rhodes

Rhodes was unexpectedly stunning, our favorite among three islands visited. Nicholas, our guide, was a delight.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Day Trip to Explore Knossos Palace and Museum
Day Trip to Explore Knossos Palace and Museum
Rethymno

Superb guide and amazing place. I recommend reading the historical fiction by Mary Renault, The King Must Die.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

The hotel staff were extremely helpful at a...
Greece | May 16 - May 31, 2023

David
David L.
Logan, UT | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2023

The hotel staff were extremely helpful at all 3 of our stops in Greece

Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos

Outstanding organisation and people
Greece | May 12 - May 17, 2023

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Susan S.
Australia | Reviewed on May 21, 2023
I can't speak highly enough of Thanos. He had organised for us an excellent journey which he ensured worked smoothly throughout the whole time, from beginning of our planning to the very end. Thanos was most personable and caring and it was a delight meeting him in person. The other person I can't speak highly enough of either, was our driver, Andreas. Throughout the four days with him, his driving was fantastic, he was great company, thoughtful, helpful and was there for us every step of... Read more

I can't speak highly enough of Thanos. He had organised for us an excellent journey which he ensured worked smoothly throughout the whole time, from beginning of our planning to the very end. Thanos was most personable and caring and it was a delight meeting him in person.

The other person I can't speak highly enough of either, was our driver, Andreas. Throughout the four days with him, his driving was fantastic, he was great company, thoughtful, helpful and was there for us every step of the way. We gained from Andreas a lot of knowledge about Greece.

All the guides were superb, especially Alex, who guided us through the Acropolis.

We appreciated the great hotels chosen for us.

Thank you Thanos and Kimkim

Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos
Thanos
Thanos Nikopoulos
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on Jun 29, 2023

Dear Susan,

I can't thank you enough for your wonderful words for me & Andreas, they are much appreciated!
We are really happy you enjoyed your trip to Greece and you had an experience that lived up to your expectations!
We'll all be happy to welcome you again in our country!

Thanos

Greece Adventure with Thanos
Greece | May 5 - May 20, 2023

Eric
Eric T.
Singapore | Reviewed on May 21, 2023
I tried KimKim.com , the first time for organizing trip in Greece 4May-19 May 2023 Thanos is my trip planner. Thanos asked my requirements before planning my trip and the whole trip is prefect & excellent exceeded my expectation. From the moment I touched down from Athens airport , I was received by a private car pick up. Hotels were carefully chosen in the town center with car access, esp in Chania where the hotel is next to the old town with car access.
Hiking were well planed...
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I tried KimKim.com , the first time for organizing trip in Greece 4May-19 May 2023

Thanos is my trip planner.

Thanos asked my requirements before planning my trip and the whole trip is prefect & excellent exceeded my expectation.

From the moment I touched down from Athens airport , I was received by a private car pick up. Hotels were carefully chosen in the town center with car access, esp in Chania where the hotel is next to the old town with car access.
Hiking were well planed with experienced guides in Samaria gorge hike and in Santorini hikes.

The trip guides were detailed including contacts numbers. Everyday were well planned. Pick up drivers were punctual. Thanos monitored my trip and arranged ferry tickets and flights check in tickets.

I have a safe and wonderful time. It is prefect & seamless planned trip suited my requirements. Thanos is a responsible person, experienced organizer with eye of details (and well thoughts) at every steps of the trip .

I trust him.

Hotel Reviews
Sofitel Athens Airport
Athens
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aquila Atlantis Hotel
Heraklion – Crete
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Andronis Athens Luxury Suites
Athens

Well located , nice neighborhood and good breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Asha Luxury Suites
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece

Super good views, comfortable room and nice bathroom. Good breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Views and services.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Overnight to an Athens International Airport hotel
Overnight to an Athens International Airport hotel
Greece

Very good rest before returning home.

Quality of Experience
Day Hike at Thirassia
Day Hike at Thirassia
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Top grade guide
Transport
Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Caldera Hike
Caldera Hike
Santorini
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mountain Road Trip to the Ancient Cave of Zeus
Mountain Road Trip to the Ancient Cave of Zeus
Greece
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour
The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour
Chania
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Balos lagoon and Gramvousa island cruise
Balos lagoon and Gramvousa island cruise
Chania
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The Unique Samaria Gorge hike
The Unique Samaria Gorge hike
Greece
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
- Acropolis Guided Tour
- Acropolis Guided Tour
Athens
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
No transport.
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos
Thanos
Thanos Nikopoulos
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on May 30, 2023

Dear Eric
Thank you very much for your amazing words and the detailed review!
I'm really glad you enjoyed your trip to Greece and got the most out of it!
I'll be happy to see you again and welcome you to our beautiful country in the future!
Take care till then!

Thanos

My friend and I had a wonderful trip to Greec...
Greece | May 3 - May 14, 2023

Kathleen
Kathleen N.
Ogden, UT | Reviewed on May 18, 2023
My friend and I had a wonderful trip to Greece in May 2023. Our trip was planned by Thanos, our local Greek travel specialist using KimKim and was very specific to what we were interested in. We had a private tour of Athens and the Acropolis. Our tour guide, Alexandria, was knowledgeable, easy to talk to and very accommodating. She took us on a culinary tour of Athens, one of the highlights of our trip, as we got to eat baklava in a local Greek Taverna, watch cheese and other pies being... Read more

My friend and I had a wonderful trip to Greece in May 2023. Our trip was planned by Thanos, our local Greek travel specialist using KimKim and was very specific to what we were interested in. We had a private tour of Athens and the Acropolis. Our tour guide, Alexandria, was knowledgeable, easy to talk to and very accommodating. She took us on a culinary tour of Athens, one of the highlights of our trip, as we got to eat baklava in a local Greek Taverna, watch cheese and other pies being made--then sample them fresh and hot--eating the best Giro sandwiches in Athens and sample fresh olives, nuts and other products at the fresh market. We enjoyed driving to Mystras to see the UNESCO site (fabulous ruins) and visiting ancient Corinth where the apostle Paul preached. Other highlights of our trip were our visit to Chania on the island of Crete and staying on Santorini for 3 days. Near Chania we had a Greek cooking class at a farmhouse where we made our own dinner and learned to appreciate the multiple uses of olives and olive oil. We stayed in a cozy boutique hotel in Chania and in a hotel on the cliff in Santorini with an amazing view of the sunsets and cruise ships. We have to give a major shoutout to Thanos, our travel specialist. Before we left he worked closely with us to pick the tours, hotels and activities that were the best for us and within our budget--he gave us great suggestions of things to do that we didn't know about. We actually got to meet him in Athens and he checked on us almost daily. We messaged him when we had questions about the itinerary or needed help and he always responded quickly.
I highly recommend KimKim and their travel specialists. Their platform that produces the itinerary is easy to use and included ideas for restaurants and what to see in each city we visited.

Hotel Reviews
DOM Boutique Hotel
Heraklion

This is a good hotel near the main market area and the port. The rooms are nice and the breakfast buffet was excellent--they opened it early just for us because we had an early ferry to catch. It's within walking distance of the main places to visit in town.

Authenticity & Character
More of a modern hotel but cute.
Location
Near the port and the main market.
Staff
They arranged for us to get an early breakfast.
Cleanliness & Comfort
A little patio overlooking the street which made it very comfortable, clean towels every day.
Sofitel Athens Airport
Athens

We flew in at 8 pm and left at 3:30 am to catch our flight. The hotel is very convenient, right across the street from the airport. Staff were kind and efficient. Didn't get to try the food. Very nice hotel with great beds, big bathrooms, all the amenities you would have in a big city hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Not an issue, the location was the most important thing.
Location
Next to the airport.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cliff Side Suites
Firostefani, Santorini

The white-splashed hotel was on the side of the cliff with amazing views of the bay, the island and all boats going by, including cruise ships that docked right below us. Sunsets were great. And the views at night are wonderful. It's about a 10 minute walk from the town but has restaurants and amenities nearby. Also, you could walk along the cliff in both directions to see churches, shops, restaurants, etc. We had a deck with chairs we could sit on to relax and take in the view. You do have to walk down and up stairs to get to the pools and restaurant for the breakfast buffet--which was very good. There is no elevator so you get your exercise going up and down the stairs--be sure to watch where you are going instead of the view!

Authenticity & Character
The rooms were built into the cliff so it was like being in a cave. Very creative way of of staging the pools, rooms and outside decks.
Location
Amazing views, just like what you see in movies. If you value being closer to the town, you may not like this location as much.
Staff
Since there are no elevators, the valets carried your luggage down and up around 100 stairs. When we left our valet put our 2 back packs on his front and back and carried a small and medium suitcase on each shoulder and practically ran up the stairs. Wow! The front office staff were very kind, responsive and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Athina

Great downtown location with an amazing view of the Acropolis. The breakfast buffet is very good and you can view the Acropolis as you eat. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable. Very attentive hotel staff.

Authenticity & Character
Location
View of the Acropolis and location is near many sights.
Staff
Helpful, friendly, quick to respond
Cleanliness & Comfort
Consolato Boutique
Chania Town

This hotel is very clean, the location in the old part of Chania close to the water and central to the shops and restaurants. The room we were in was spacious and we had a little balcony that looked out on the street. The hotel is like an apartment next to restaurants and shops. We ate breakfast (part of the room rate) at a nearby restaurant and the food was amazing. Be sure to try the Crete breakfast if you stay there.

Authenticity & Character
Cozy and part of the neighborhood. Wasn't a hotel with a lobby, more like an apartment.
Location
Close to everything--the old city, the port and the new city.
Staff
The manager was waiting for us to arrive and very accessible. She arranged a box breakfast one morning because we had a tour that started before breakfast began.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Good beds, nice bathroom with shower that didn't leak onto the rest of the floor.
Activity Reviews
Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Platinum Morning Caldera Cruise
Santorini

The catamaran was very nice and the views and food were amazing. There were only 10 of us on board and our group meshed will together. The only problem was that it was too cold to get in the water. Not anyone's fault, many locals told us it was the coldest May in their memory.

Quality of Experience
Only downside was the cold--it was sunny but not that warm.
Food
Our cook brought her own herbs and made the best salad, pita bread and grilled meat.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff on the boat were very customer service oriented and fun to talk to.
Transport
All Time Classic Santorini
All Time Classic Santorini
Santorini

We went to a museum and learned about the history of Santorini, the Red Beach and to the ruins of the town Akrotiri, that are still being excavated and pieced together. Next was lunch that included delicious baked fish/veggies and a pana cotta with beetroot topping. Truly amazing food. We spent an hour at the Black Beach and shopping area, visited a church at the north end of the island and then ended the day watching the sunset from a restaurant on the tip of the island. It was beautiful!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was great and talked to us personally.
Transport
Chania Local Cooking Class
Chania Local Cooking Class
Chania

We drove to a family farmhouse in Fres where we had our own workstation and learned how to make stuffed zucchini, peppers and tomatoes, cheese pies and a kind of bruschetta. In between we feed sheep, learned about the local history and saw tools and implements they used on the farm in the past. After the food was all cooked we had a huge meal and enjoyed each other's company. The setting was beautiful--our work tables were outside and we could see the mountains and countryside until the sun went down. The food, company and ambiance were amazing.

Quality of Experience
We met some great people on the tour with us--we saw some of them later on other tours and in the airport and it was fun to greet them.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour
The 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour
Chania

There were only 6 of us in the group so we got a lot of personal attention. It was fun to visit the little villages in the countryside. First we visited a park-like preserve with fruit trees and local flora. We saw an ancient Greek church and ate hot cheese pies/fresh squeezed OJ in a little town called Stylos. Next we toured a local cheese factory and sampled their cheese with local honey--so delicious. In another town we visited a local bakery, watched some of their processes and ate fresh bread with local olive oil. We visited some other local sites before ending at a Fres where we ate local cuisine at Koyvaros Taverna. Their Greek salad was the best!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver and guide were excellent--knowledgeable and helpful.
Transport
Ancient Corinth Guided Tour (1,5 Hrs)
Ancient Corinth Guided Tour (1,5 Hrs)
Greece

The ruins are a work in progress, but still interesting. And there is a good museum that is a part of the tour. We were able to stand where the Apostle Paul probably preached and visualize what it would have looked like. We coupled this tour with the tour of Mystras, which was a good combo and use of time since it was on our way back to Athens. There were not many other people there--it was nice to get off the beaten track.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
- Mystras and Ancient Sparta guided tour
- Mystras and Ancient Sparta guided tour
Greece

Mystras is an amazing place that I didn't know about before. There is a lot to see and I recommend walking to the very top, which we didn't do. There isn't an "Ancient Sparta", so I think that is misleading. It was great to stop at Corinth on the way back to Athens.

Quality of Experience
The tour guide Alexandria
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide and driver were excellent--very personable and knowledgeable.
Transport
The vehicle was very comfortable, we were given water and it was nice having our own transport.
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

This was an excellent tour of the Acropolis--our guide was very knowledgeable and personalized the tour for the two of us. Then she took us around Athens describing the local cuisine and giving us the opportunity to try everything from baklava (the best I've every eaten, in a local taverna) to gyro sandwiches, with cheese pies, fresh olives and dried fruits and nuts in between. I was so stuffed I didn't eat the rest of the day.

Quality of Experience
Alexandria, our tour guide made it so good.
Food
The variety and quality of food was amazing.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We walked, no driver. Our guide was great
Transport
No transport. I can't change it to no stars
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos
Thanos
Thanos Nikopoulos
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on May 30, 2023

Hello Kathleen,

Thank you very much for your wonderful words, I had a great time planning this trip with you and I'm really happy that you and Brenda really enjoyed it!
Thank you also for your detailed feedback on tours, experiences and services, it's really appreciated!
Looking forward to meeting you again in the future!

Thanos

Wonderful organisation leading to a wonderful trip.
Greece | May 12 - May 17, 2023

J
John S.
Australia | Reviewed on May 18, 2023
John wrote:
Andreas, our driver, was a fount of information that we were not expecting. Absolutely brilliant!
Susan wrote:
Title: Outstanding organisation and people.
"I can't speak highly enough of Thanos. He had organised for us an excellent journey which he ensured worked smoothly throughout the whole time, from beginning of our planning to the very end. Thanos was most personable and caring and it was a delight meeting him in person. The other person I can't speak highly enough... Read more

John wrote:
Andreas, our driver, was a fount of information that we were not expecting. Absolutely brilliant!

Susan wrote:
Title: Outstanding organisation and people.

"I can't speak highly enough of Thanos. He had organised for us an excellent journey which he ensured worked smoothly throughout the whole time, from beginning of our planning to the very end. Thanos was most personable and caring and it was a delight meeting him in person.

The other person I can't speak highly enough of either, was our driver, Andreas. Throughout the four days with him, his driving was fantastic, he was great company, thoughtful, helpful and was there for us every step of the way. We gained from Andreas a lot of knowledge about modern Greece.

All the guides were superb, especially Alex, who guided us through the Acropolis.

We appreciated the great hotels chosen for us.

Thank you Thanos and Kimkim."

Hotel Review
Sweet Home Hotel
Athens

A homely place. Most pleasant staff. Great breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to Acropolis.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our room was tiny but adequate for our needs.
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos
Thanos
Thanos Nikopoulos
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on May 30, 2023

Thank you very much for your review John, it's much appreciated!

Thanos did a perfect job organizing a trip to...
Greece | May 5 - May 12, 2023

Elin
Elin T.
Willow Grove, PA | Reviewed on May 15, 2023
Thanos did a perfect job organizing a trip to Greece for my husband, my in-laws and myself! I wanted a smooth trip and felt too overwhelmed to plan it myself. We went to Athens, Naxos and Santorini. Everything went so smoothly and I'm very grateful! Thanos was easily accessible and just knowing he was there if we needed anything took all the stress out of the trip. He even met us for a drink in Athens, introducing us to a rooftop bar with a fantastic view of the Acropolis. He arranged tours... Read more

Thanos did a perfect job organizing a trip to Greece for my husband, my in-laws and myself! I wanted a smooth trip and felt too overwhelmed to plan it myself. We went to Athens, Naxos and Santorini. Everything went so smoothly and I'm very grateful! Thanos was easily accessible and just knowing he was there if we needed anything took all the stress out of the trip. He even met us for a drink in Athens, introducing us to a rooftop bar with a fantastic view of the Acropolis. He arranged tours based on our interests with knowledgeable guides which added so much to our enjoyment of Greece. All of the transfer drivers to ferries and airports were on time and professional. What a relief to have everything planned and just show up where you're supposed to be! Everyone we dealt with was kind and efficient. The planning stage was fun and Thanos was quick to respond even given the time difference. This is definitely the way to go for a hassle free trip, and I found the price to be reasonable as Thanos worked to fit our budget. We even met a fellow Kimkim traveler, also thrilled with her experience in Greece. I will definitely use Kimkim again and am already looking forward to planning my next trip! Thank you, Thanos!!

Hotel Reviews
Antony Suites & Residences Naxos
Naxos

For me, this was a stand out place to stay. Absolutely spotless with all amenities. Adorable, great location, super nice staff, delicious breakfast baskets!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful room, comfy, quiet, charming little balcony!
Location
Walk to beach, to old town, to restaurants. Quiet and charming!
Staff
So so nice!! Very caring for our comfort.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Perfection!
Blend Hotel Athens
Athens

We did a basic room which had all that we needed. Maria at the front desk was great, giving us recommendations and she was very friendly and kind.

Authenticity & Character
Clean, everything worked, no complaints!
Location
Walked to everything. Perfect location.
Staff
Maria was wonderful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
All good!
Blue Dolphins
Firostefani, Santorini

Beautiful setting, excellent (big!) breakfast, great service. Just don't reserve the Canava suite. Too dark and a foul smell. The other rooms look great, and my in laws had a gorgeous Romantic room.

Authenticity & Character
Location
View of the Caldera is incredible.
Staff
Very responsive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
As stated, Canava suite needs some sprucing up and a solution to the smell. Other rooms are amazing!
Activity Reviews
Platinum Sunset Caldera Cruise
Platinum Sunset Caldera Cruise
Santorini

Our last tour, this was a highlight of the trip! Although it was chilly when we went it did not detract from the experience. We had a great friendly group of people, and the views were just fantastic!

Quality of Experience
The boat was beautiful, new looking and safe. Seeing Santorini from the water was a fabulous experience. Highly recommend!
Food
Very good! Everything I had I enjoyed. They prepared a vegetarian plate for me.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Yannis and Rafaela did a great job explaining all that we saw and provided a very delicious meal!
Transport
Friendly driver, Demetrius!
Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini Wine Roads
Santorini

We had a great time with our fellow tourists. I already loved Santorini wine, but learning about the production was so interesting. Elsa knew her wine and was a great guide!

Quality of Experience
The delicious wine phenomenal and we loved talking to everyone!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Elsa was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and kind.
Transport
Naxos Old Town and Castle Walk
Naxos Old Town and Castle Walk
Naxos

Loved this tour with Katia. Old town is quaint and beautiful but knowing the history made the experience so much more meaningful. Katia was great!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Greek people are kind and friendly and love their country. Katia was wonderful.
Transport
We walked!
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Acropolis & Flavors Combo Tour
Athens

To have a guide at the Acropolis made the experience so much more interesting. Alexandra was knowledgeable and kind. And the food! Delicious and plentiful.

Quality of Experience
Learning about what we saw from a knowledgeable professional was very helpful
Food
Greek coffee, olives, cheese, all of it delicious!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Thanos Nikopoulos
Thanos
Thanos Nikopoulos
Local specialist in Athens | Replied on May 30, 2023

Hello Elin,
Thank you very much for your words! It is so rewarding for us when we read such thoughtful and detailed reviews, especially after you've had an amazing trip and experience.
It was really nice meeting all of you here in Athens, say hello from me and I hope I see you again either here or in Philadelphia!
Thanos