Rave reviews for Christos and the Travel 12 t...
Apr 22 - May 16, 2023
Rave reviews for Christos and the Travel 12 team. They were there any and every moment of the way during the 30 days in Greece. Every detail went as planned… well, almost. One private tour had a misunderstanding with the guide which was resolved quickly. We also had to extend our trip by 5 nights and they came through within 48 hours, booking everything from accommodations to cooking class and drivers. I can’t thank you enough for the professionalism from you and your entire team.
Great location, nice hotel. Good value for the money.
Wow, love this apartment! Direct view of the Acropolis out the beautiful living room windows. Clean, newly and beautifully remodeled. Owner/manager was available anytime. Bedding and bed was great. Kitchen well appointed. Location wonderful, in the heart of the Plaka district.
Great location, right next to the windmills. Old hotel that’s been renovated. It was very luxurious yet not stuffy. Beautiful pool area with views of the sea.
Did NOT like this ‘Villa.’ The word villa is an overstatement. Odd layout of the house for bedrooms. Leaking living room roof and bathroom floor. The owner was defensive over issues when we had to call him to fix the electricity that went out in the living room (probably due to water in the ceiling). He suggested we overloaded the system. Really????? We were out the entire day!!! It was not very clean in the cabinets and too much evidence of someone living there. Yuck. The oven was not set up so no way to use it. No toaster… when we asked about it 2 days later, the comment back was “you can’t expect me to make sure everything is working.” Really??? Beds were not comfortable, bedding in downstairs bedroom didn’t fit, exposing the mattress, yuck. I slept on the blanket. Downstairs tub was so high it was dangerous to get in/out. Towel bar was rehung at about 6’, impossible to reach. The holes were remaining from being moved up. The best thing about the property was the pool and view. That’s it!
Great view of the sea. Nice and friendly staff. Quiet location 10 minutes ride into Fira. Beautiful breakfast and restaurant services. Room was clean and well appointed.
Just okay. Adequate. Good location to walk to the square and close to the port.
LOVED this cute boutique 9 room hotel. Staff was GREAT, location was GREAT, the rooms were all unique in a historic 16th century building. Beautifully done!
Be prepared to be among 1000 people touring at the same time. It was like Disneyland. BUT, it was the amazing Acropolis! The tour guide was professional and knowledgeable.
Well, we realized 1/2 way into the tour that it was NOT a Jewish tour but a Classic Tour. They did their best to make up for it and added extra time. We let the Travel 12 know….handled very well. Next day on the way to Pella, the driver took us to an amazing old Synagogue to make up for the goof.
Loved this tour with our local guide. We had an authentic Naxos meal at a family restaurant in her village. Food was lovely.
One of my favorite experiences of the 30 days through Greece. Walking through 4 villages was a special experience. I highly recommend doing this! It’s not difficult, but it is 4 hours (or a bit more).
It was quite a drive, but beautiful countryside. Both museums were done very well and worthwhile. We stopped for lunch in Pella at a local family restaurant. It was typical Greek dishes in sharing style. It was lovely.
Only 6 of us in the group tour (3 were us). We went for Turkish style coffee, olive oil tasting + cheese, a quick souvlaki at her favorite place, and then lunch. Lunch was sharing traditional Greek dishes. The guide was also a therapist who was on a cleansing fast. So, she did not share any of our food. 🙃 She was very nice and included the fish and meat markets, and a spice store as we were walking around. All in all, good tour.
Our google map link for this restaurant was facing the water with a beautiful outdoor setting. The owner (assuming) rudely told us we need to go to the ‘other one’ and pointed in the direction to go. Apparently they are owned by the same family. The ‘other one’ was on a back street so we ate inside (nothing special). The food was fresh and good but we didn’t appreciate how we were handled.
We all enjoyed the visit to Delphi. It was in a beautiful location. Even though there were lots of tourists, there was plenty of room to explore and not feel crowded.
Our guide was great. He was knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the history of the island. We walked through iconic areas for the best photo opportunities. We were dropped at the winery while he waited outside. Wine tasting was at Artemis Karamolegos. There were 3 tastings and we talked them into 2 more! Very generous (we bought a bottle!). We got little nibbles for 2, even though they knew there were 3 of us. We had to ask for more food! They were very nice about it.
We loved this family farm. They were so passionate and eager to teach us about olive oil and olives. It was great experience.
This place was HUGE! There were lots of groups, and we were thrown into one with headsets to listen to the guide. The audio wasn’t working well and there was so much overlap between groups and guides walking around, that the frequencies kept getting mixed up. I abandoned my set and just tried to listen. I would have preferred to walk around, self guided as there were plenty of placards around.