Awesome Trip in Every Way!
Greece | Sep 4 - Sep 19, 2022

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ken k.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

First of all, the trip exceeded our expectations by a long ways! Thank you so much Chris for all your help in the planning and execution!
Our first stop was in Athens, where we stayed in the plako district in a very cute suite in a perfect location. The hostess there [named Magna, I believe] was super helpful in every way.
We were met at the hotel and taken to the fast ferry by an individual whose name I cannot remember. In fact we were always met on time in each location but the names... read more

First of all, the trip exceeded our expectations by a long ways! Thank you so much Chris for all your help in the planning and execution!
Our first stop was in Athens, where we stayed in the plako district in a very cute suite in a perfect location. The hostess there [named Magna, I believe] was super helpful in every way.
We were met at the hotel and taken to the fast ferry by an individual whose name I cannot remember. In fact we were always met on time in each location but the names of the driver's escape me. Nonetheless they were all punctual and most pleasant.
Our next stop was Cyros, where he stayed as an unbelievably amazing suite with a beautiful large deck overlooking the ocean! The proprietor [Doddy] and her daughter were most gracious and helpful. The breakfasts they provided were outstanding.
Our next stop was Naxos, and it was the least favorite places on the trip. The room we stayed in was somewhat dark, and although it did have a view of the ocean, between us and the ocean was a parking lot and a field. The breakfast was outstanding but not in the building we were staying in, Although the location was not bad, it was not great either. We would not recomend this hotel. The highlight of the island was the car rental [which I would highly recommend for both islands] and our tourof the Island.
The final stop was the highlight of the trip which was Santorini. The accomodationds were unbelieveable, as was the hostess, Again great breakfasts. We took a guided tour of the Island ending in a wine tasting location, and we probably no more about Santorini than we do about Victoria where we live. The guide on the tour was the key reason that it was such a success. We are uncertain about his name but believe it was Bosnos, or something similar. Most informative and entertaining as well! On the last day we went on a sunset cruise on a catamaran, and although the sea was quite rough, it was well worth taking gravol and enjoying the scenery and company. The staff on the boat were most gracious, serving beer, wine and a very good dinner. It was a nice way to finish off our visit to Greece.

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Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos
Chris
Chris Leontopoulos
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Hello Ken

Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review!
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed all the arrangements we made for you, or just about all the arrangements!
It pains me to hear that the hotel on Naxos was not to your liking. It's one that I've suggested many times before, and to be frank I've not had any negative comments. I think that the problem might have been that I did not manage your expectations of it as well as I should have. it is a decent hotel, in a good... read more

Hello Ken

Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review!
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed all the arrangements we made for you, or just about all the arrangements!
It pains me to hear that the hotel on Naxos was not to your liking. It's one that I've suggested many times before, and to be frank I've not had any negative comments. I think that the problem might have been that I did not manage your expectations of it as well as I should have. it is a decent hotel, in a good location, but I guess not up to par with the other hotels that you had on the trip.
I hope that it did not put too much of a downer on your trip, and I trust that despite the hotel you did enjoy the island of Naxos in general?

None the less, thank you very much again for entrusting us with this special trip,
All the best,

Chris