Memories of a lifetime in Greece!
Sep 6 - Sep 18, 2023
My husband and I always plan our own trips and have fun doing so. This was our 30th wedding anniversary and while I wanted some of the fun of planning the trip, I was overwhelmed with the options of traveling in Greece, and I wanted to be taken care of a bit! Mariliza was wonderful helping us plan this trip from start to finish and incredibly accommodating whenever we needed to make changes to our itinerary. She definitely had a sense of what we were looking for and found us amazing places to stay and planned amazing tours! All of our accommodations were wonderful, and despite some hiccups because of the floods and high winds and the ferry strike, everything was amazing. We also want to thank Afroditi who helped us out when we were not sure about the road closures due to the floods, as well as making alternate plans during the ferry strike. Both Mariliza and Afroditi were warm and patient and were not flustered when we were flustered about needing to make last minute changes. Thank you to both of you!
The hotel is very charming and the staff were absolutely wonderful! Incredible breakfast, healthy options and delicious homemade pastries. The only thing lacking was storage space for our clothes. There was a rod with some hangers and one small drawer, but for two adults traveling for two weeks in Greece, we would have liked more storage.
A quiet and beautiful escape, away from the hustle and bustle of Naxos town, and steps away from Plaka beach, which was also quiet and peaceful. So easy to get to town with the local bus or a cab if you prefer. Absolutely incredible breakfast each day! Naxos Island escape is clearly a labor of love for Marios, who was always available and who helped us with many logistics during our stay. Highly recommend!
Staff were extremely accommodating, warm and kind. All rooms face the ocean and have a view to Chania old town, which is only a 20 minute walk from the hotel. The rooms are modern and well-equipped, incredibly comfortable bed and linens. Breakfast was excellent with different choices every day, and different varieties of fresh fruit juices.
VERY basic hotel in a fun neighborhood outside of Athens.
Wonderful tour guides, Alex (Temple of Zeus) and Maria (Acropolis)!
Loved wandering and eating amazing food wherever we went.
This review is solely based on our trip to Delphi, since sadly we were not able to visit Meteora because of the floods. We will definitely have to return - we were so looking forward to Meteora, but peoples' safety is most important! Delphi was incredible and highly recommend. We drove up there ourselves, which we loved. Seeing the incredible mountains makes you understand how the ancient Greeks believed in the Gods. It felt like they were still there. We had a wonderful tour guide, who also recommended a restaurant to eat lunch in Delphi, which was delicious! (Pictures of the mountains don't do justice.)
We had two free days in Naxos because sadly our all day sailing cruise was cancelled because of high winds. We rented a car and drove up into the mountains, which was absolutely incredible.
Beautiful island. Wonderful people. Incredible food.
So much fun. A small group tour into the white mountains of Crete. Incredibly beautiful. Wonderful tour guide (and driver) Yannis, who knows so much about Cretan history and clearly loves his home. Incredible cooking lesson using the freshest of ingredients taught by a lovely woman (whose name I sadly can't remember but she was amazing), and hosted also by her son.