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Vasilis Krassas

I am Vasilis, an avid road-tripper who is always thirsty for new experiences.

While traveling, I love mingling with locals, adapting to their lifestyle and spotting the best local treats to bring back home.

Being thrived by magnificent views, I am always on the hunt to identify new hidden spots that I can share with my friends!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Locations: Athens, Crete, Peloponnese, Cyclades and Aegean sea islands!

Activities: Outdoor activities, Wine & Gastronomy, Night life"

How did you get involved in travel?

"During the last 5 years I am was supporting my friends in preparing their trip to Greece.
In 2017, I realized, that helping others to experience the real Greece is what I really want to do and decided to drop my corporate career and co-founded travel12! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2012 I had the opportunity to pull a road trip from Pittsburgh to Key west! On the way back, we decided to visit the great smokey mountain national park!

After 12 hours of driving, we got lost in the mist discovering the real natural beauty of the park, a bit scary, but a truly unforgettable experience! "

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Recent trip reviews for Vasilis

Greek island cruise, Greece - Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2018

Traveler: Yakov S. - Local specialist: Vasilis Krassas

We wanted to explore some of the Greek islands as part of my conference trip to Thessaloniki, Greece. We were particularly interested in ancient history and archaeology. In addition to Crete, Vasilis suggested going to Santorini and Mykonos/Delos. The experience was fascinating, although a medicaine and minor back injury intervened. We particularly enjoyed Athens, where we stayed in the old city, old Chania and Akrotiri site on Santorini. Vasilis was very helpful keeping us updated and... read more

We wanted to explore some of the Greek islands as part of my conference trip to Thessaloniki, Greece. We were particularly interested in ancient history and archaeology. In addition to Crete, Vasilis suggested going to Santorini and Mykonos/Delos. The experience was fascinating, although a medicaine and minor back injury intervened. We particularly enjoyed Athens, where we stayed in the old city, old Chania and Akrotiri site on Santorini. Vasilis was very helpful keeping us updated and dealing with a couple of last-minute changes. The tour of Santorini, which was scheduled at the last moment, was particularly memorable.

Vasilis Krassas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Yakov!

It was a pleasure to help you get the most out of your time in Greece!

Wish you to get well the soonest, happy and safe travels!

Santorini, Greece - Sep 28 - Sep 28, 2018

Traveler: ANITA G. - Local specialist: Vasilis Krassas

First let me start by saying I can't give enough praise to KimKim and our local specialist Vasilis in Greece. We had a change in our ships itinerary at the last minute do to weather and one message to Vasilis in hours had a tour change for us, he was just amazing and a pleasure to work with. The tours were wonderful and the service impeccable. The tour we had in Rhodes and the guide, Tsabika Geor Hatinikola was fantastic. Tsabika was not only very pretty and a walking book full of knowledge,... read more

First let me start by saying I can't give enough praise to KimKim and our local specialist Vasilis in Greece. We had a change in our ships itinerary at the last minute do to weather and one message to Vasilis in hours had a tour change for us, he was just amazing and a pleasure to work with. The tours were wonderful and the service impeccable. The tour we had in Rhodes and the guide, Tsabika Geor Hatinikola was fantastic. Tsabika was not only very pretty and a walking book full of knowledge, she was delightful, funny and extremely charming. Maria in Santorini was wonderful as well and extremely accommodating when one in our group suggested to add an additional stop. We were a group of 12 in our private tour and all left each tour with only wonderful memories and knowledge of the two beautiful cities. We all highly recommend KimKim and know we will definitely use them for our future travels. Anita Gagliardi

Vasilis Krassas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Anita, I am glad you had a great time in Greece.

Kos day, Greece - Sep 26 - Sep 26, 2018

Traveler: ANITA G. - Local specialist: Vasilis Krassas

One word Fantastic!!! Definitely will use KimKim again when I travel. Vasilis was acceptional especially in 48 hrs. he arranged an alternate tour for a group of 12 because of the ships itinerary change do to weather. Everyone in the group was extremely pleased. Also had the pleasure to converse with Eric who was very helpful too. Thank you very much, be happy to tell the world to use your services and they won’t be disappointed! Anita Gagliardi

Vasilis Krassas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Anita!! It was a pleasure to help you and the group to have a great experience.
I am very happy you enjoyed it!
Wish you all happy and safe travels!