Dive deep into the Cretan lifestyle—specifically the far west region of Chania—with this unique 9-day itinerary. You'll experience loads of culture and scenery as you explore the island's historic villages, food scene, and archaeological ruins, complete with walking tours, cooking lessons, and guided day trips both through the city and surrounding countryside.
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Long dominated by the omnipresent Parthenon, Athens mingles its classical past with a budding art scene and bustling markets. You'll spend nine days exploring this city's many cultural treasures and cool neighborhoods—along with day trips to archaeological sites in nearby Eleusis, Mycenae, and Delphi. See why the epicenter of antiquity and philosophy is well worth a trip today.
Though it still belongs to the Greek archipelago, Crete has a distinct character all its own (and the size to prove it). Explore the island's western Chania region on this 9-day itinerary from its craggy gorges to bright blue lakes and seafront. You'll also visit historic villages, learn about olive oil production, relax on Mediterranean beaches, ride horses, and sample fresh food along the way as you see what sets Crete apart from the pack.
Ancient cultures and modern day life meet on this five-day exploration of Greece's capital city. Immerse yourself in the history of the Golden Age with a visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Stroll the historic cobblestone streets of Athens' many neighborhoods, learn about the ancient rites of the Eleusinian Mysteries, and relax by the sea on the Athens Riviera.
Spend six days exploring the culture, nature, and history of Crete through a culinary lens as you eat and drink your way through olive groves, wineries, gastronomically significant villages, and farms where the night's meal was grown just an arm's length away.
A perfect fit for first-time visitors, this five-day city tour highlights both Athens' ancient history and modern culture. Visit the sleek Acropolis Museum, tour Athens' tasty food markets, and bask in the Riviera sun at the Temple of Poseidon.
Recent Trip Reviews for travel12 Traveling Experiences
Trip to greece, Greece - Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2018
First and foremost, we LOVED kimkim. My boyfriend and I were so skeptical at first, but our local specialist, Tasos created a plan and a trip to Greece that was truly amazing.
In the beginning stages of communication, I shared with him that we were very into food and wine, and love "off the beaten track" type sites. Tasos put together a few different itineraries for us, and we were able to pick and choose what looked most interesting to us. We were able to completely customize our trip to... read more
1/3 art & history, 1/3 experiences, 1/3 outdoors, Greece - Dec 15 - Dec 23, 2018
This trip so far exceeded expectations that it is hard to know where to begin this review. Tasos did an amazing job of customizing our 8-night trip to Athens and the Peloponnese to fit our family group’s unique mix of interests and personal style. We wanted to and did take in some of the “must sees”, such as the Acropolis and other ancient Athenian sites as well as the Acropolis Museum, which we explored on a wonderful private tour focusing on mythology and guided by warm and knowledgeable... read more
Becker trip to greece, Greece - Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2018
We worked with Harris to develop a custom trip from Athens to the Peloponnese and back, by rental car. It worked out beautifully, allowing us to be flexible about arrival and departure times, and to work out meeting times and places with our tour guide, Ilias, on the fly. We were met by a driver, Lampros, at the Athens airport, and delivered to our hotel for the night. It was a short walk to pick up the rental car the next morning. Our local guide, Ilias, took us to four sites: Corinth,... read more
2 quick stops athens & santorini , Greece - Oct 1 - Oct 1, 2018
To say this experience was amazing would be an understatement. I spent countless hours researching the sites and monuments in Athens and put together a list of all the ones that interested me and my Husband. I sent a message to KimKim as they were the only company I found that not only put personalized tours together (forget the canned tours where you only get a few minutes at each site with a large group of people and are rushed away due to a schedule and don't always get to see every site... read more
Road trip peloponnese, Greece - Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2018
We arranged a driving holiday of the Peloponnese on the KimKim platform with Tasos as our local contact. We found KimKim to be an great way to organise our arrangements, find a local contact to make suggestions and the relevant bookings, and as a great communication platform both before and during our holiday. It allowed us to stay in contact with Tasos for any queries we may have had.
Tasos and his team at Travel 12 were excellent from start to finish. The arrangements made throughout our... read more
Trip to greece, Greece - Oct 13 - Oct 26, 2018
We did a two-week custom tour, with guides, hotels, ferries, transfers, etc Tasos helped me come up with itinerary and responded to my questions and suggestions. He was great.
It was pretty complicated but it went off without a hitch. When I had questions, Tasos was great about getting back to me quickly.
We went from Athens to spetses, Napthia, micenae, Olympia, Navpaktos, meteora, and Delfi. 3000 years in 12 days. Greece was amazing!
Short food and wine tour, Greece - Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2018
While we had a really good trip, we were honestly a bit disappointed with the city of Heraklion. (Should note that we originally intended to go to Chania, but we 'accidentally' booked flights to Heraklion, not realizing there is more than one airport in Crete. Perhaps we could have been steered further away from Heraklion, or just driven out for more day trips from there.) The pedestrian areas there were nice, and George did a great job w/our food/wine tour; however, it was almost... read more
Trip to greece, Greece - Oct 13 - Oct 19, 2018
This trip was overall great. We made the best of all the mishaps but those were not many. Only issues we had were finding a driver for our first transport. The others were small such as time changes for a tour which we ultimately missed (we ended up on the wrong tour), but the tour we did go on ended up being wonderful so it wasn't really a big deal. The tour guides and drivers were all friendly; communications with our Greek specialist, Tasos, were prompt and efficient whenever we had... read more
Trip to greece, Greece - Oct 11 - Oct 21, 2018
The trip was amazing, Greece is a country that has lots of colors, flavors and adventours. Tasos was very helpful and on the Two occasions we had an issues with the hotels he made sure he got an upgrade or a change of hotel.
I would advise to take a close look at the hotels before booking them.
Aside from that everything was great
First greek trip, Greece - Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2018
Tasos did a superb job setting up what is, perhaps, a somewhat unique trip. No islands but remote, ancient Byzantine churches. No beaches but many monasteries. No classical sites but every Byzantine site within reach. With other travel agents we've had to go back and forth several times to convince them we knew what we wanted. With Tasos - one time and he had it. Thank you.
In 3 1/2 weeks there are so many spots we loved that we can't list them all so here are some highlights:
Thessaloniki:... read more
Greek island cruise, Greece - Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2018
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
Greek small ship tour, Greece - Sep 25 - Oct 6, 2018
Angeliki did a great job with the arrangements. The drivers were extremely reliable and helpful. It was too bad that the weather interfered with some of the excursions that we were most looking forward to. The hotel accommodations were very nice and well located. The local guides were well informed and entertaining. We really enjoyed the volcano tour at Santorini and of course the Acropolis and the other experiences we had. Angeliki was very diligent about keeping in touch and accommodating our needs.
Trip to greece, Greece - Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2018
We had a fabulous trip and were able to relax and enjoy every step of the way thanks to kimkim and Tasos. I was nervous at first using a travel service that I couldn't find many reviews for, but it couldn't have been better. The planning process was easy and fun, with an email exchange with Tasos to find the right mix of active/relaxing/cultural activities. He found great hotels for us and arranged all transfers. In the midst of planning, the ferry schedule changed and Tasos alerted us right... read more
The best of greece , Greece - Sep 12 - Sep 28, 2018
Thanks to kimkim and Travel12 for an exceptionally well planned and amazing vacation in Greece.
The attention to detail was most impressive.
I was a little nervous as I was traveling alone and had an ambitious schedule. Christos
ensured I was able to visit all the places I wanted to and got some time to relax and enjoy the islands. Taking my preferences into consideration.
The route was well planned and hotels selected were in close proximity to tourist attractions and pickup points for... read more
Santorini, Greece - Sep 28 - Sep 28, 2018
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
Foodie, artist, fashion, history lover, Greece - Sep 5 - Sep 26, 2018
Christos, my local specialist couldnt have been more responsive and communicative. It seems that he works 24/7 as he got back to me so quickly all the time! And also, very importantly, I feel we got very good value from them. All of the guides were first rate, very knowledgeable, delightful, and went the extra mile. We really enjoyed the Vintage Tour of Crete,Cretan Village Tour and Cretan Food Tour. We spent two weeks in Crete, going to Heraklion, Chania and Elounda which was perfect. We're already thinking about a return visit we liked it so much!
Kos day, Greece - Sep 26 - Sep 26, 2018
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
Trip to greece, Greece - Sep 17 - Sep 27, 2018
Christos did a super job in helping me tweak the itinerary once we had a draft and I put a lot into the 10 days there.. He was also very helpful and available when I was in Greece and had questions about anything along the way. My trip to Greece was fantastic! I learned a lot about the different islands i went to in Greece and saw a huge variation and diversity of the culture and views and other aspects of each place. I'd highly recommend Greece to anyone and also to work with Christos/Kim Kim on any itinerary plans for Greece
Trip to greece, Greece - Sep 14 - Sep 21, 2018
My trip to Greece was both fulfilling and quite enjoyable. Christos was easy to talk to and very responsive to my needs. My driver, Lampros, was professional and friendly and made a good trip even better. I would gladly book with them again.
Athens side trip, Greece - Aug 19 - Aug 22, 2018
Our three days touring the Athens area was wonderful. Our guides and drivers did a fantastic job fulfilling our wishes. Elias, Dominik and Denai were professional, friendly, flexible and, above all, knowledgeable! And Tasos developed a great itinerary after understanding what we wanted to accomplish during our time. Our main driver, Nick, was also excellent, safe and reliable. We toured three archeological sites, Mycenae, Corinth and Eleusis. We also toured two wineries in Nemea, which were... read more
Roman battlefield - pharsalus, Greece - Aug 8 - Aug 9, 2018
Tasos went out of his way to accommodate my unique request. Everything went according to plan. Panagiota was a GREAT guide to Philippi. She adjusted the amount of information provided based on our level of interest and it was fantastic!!!
Trip to greece, Greece - Jul 6 - Jul 17, 2018
This trip was above and beyond what I expected. Tasos completely outdid himself in creating an unforgettable tour of Greece. All of the tours I went on were informative and unique. I especially enjoyed Naxos island, from the beaches to the local food it was paradise. My tour guide on Naxos was also very friendly and made me feel like I was being shown around by an old friend, rather than a tour guide. Overall the trip was excellent, all of my accommodations were top notch, and my experience was nothing short of amazing.
Day trip in crete from chania, Greece - Jul 23 - Jul 23, 2018
Yiannis was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. On our full day tour of Cretian villages. We enjoyed the history & culture museum, cheese factory, bakery, restaurant and distillery tours. In each location we met the proud and passionate business owners who showed us Cretian hospitality. Yiannis was the best guide! Lunch was delicious as well.
Athens tours, Greece - Jun 4 - Jun 9, 2018
We took the Mythological Walking tour trip. We had asked for a private tour but ended up with many other people; I guess private tour is not the same in Greece as other places. It was good trip and Iffy our tour guide was great.