Alysia

10 day group tour - Athens, Naxos and Santorini - Apr 17 - Apr 26, 2022

Traveler: Alysia P. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

I would give this trip 10 out of 10 stars! This has been our favorite international trip that we have taken. We started planning in 2018 for a 2020 trip but unfortunately was pushed back due to covid. Our agent Harris has been fantastic to work with through our all of the hurdles. He was always responsive and organized the best tours, hotels and activities for us.

Our first two days were spent in Athens. The Acropolis and Ancient Athens Mythology Tour on our first day was a perfect way to... read more

I would give this trip 10 out of 10 stars! This has been our favorite international trip that we have taken. We started planning in 2018 for a 2020 trip but unfortunately was pushed back due to covid. Our agent Harris has been fantastic to work with through our all of the hurdles. He was always responsive and organized the best tours, hotels and activities for us.

Our first two days were spent in Athens. The Acropolis and Ancient Athens Mythology Tour on our first day was a perfect way to learn about the city. Athens was unique - lots of graffiti, history and crazy driving! We walked the streets of Plaka and got to experience some local cuisine and shopping. Our hotel Home and Poetry was perfect for our large group of 8. The rooms were quaint and the owner made additional recommendations for us during our stay.

I was extremely glad Harris recommended we stop on the island of Naxos for three days. This was my favorite stop. The island was lovely and so were the people!. We stayed at the cutest hotel Villa Adriana and the owners were amazing! The hotel was super clean, the rooms were beautiful and the food every morning was delicious. The hotel is a family owned business and the owner was so sweet! We even invited him to join us for dinner and drinks one night. We absolutely loved the food and culture with Vioma Greece that Harris booked for us. Our guide, Katarina, took us to an olive press to taste the amazing olive products, the village of Apeiranthos to eat at @platanos_tavern_ apiranthos where we had the same food stop as Anthony Bourdain. It was amazing!

Our second day on Naxos was spent hiking Mount Zas eating their famous doughnuts at the top. We followed the hike with a recommended stop for Pizza! We watched the sunset a Apollo's door, went to a Greek Othodox church service and finished our trip with a morning spent at one of the top 10 beaches in the world! The people on this island were truly amazing and some of the friendliest people we have met during our travels.

Our final stop was Santorini. I've been dreaming about visiting Santorini since I can remember! This volcanic island didn't disappoint. We celebrated our first night in Santorni with dinner reservations recommended by Harris at Aroma Avlis, restaurant and winery 🤤 The food and wine was mouth watering and the service was on point!

Our second day was spent with touring different parts of Santorini and taking insta worthy photos on the Santorini Highlights Tour! The well known village of Ouia is just a beautiful as it looks in the pictures. It was very crowded (lots of cruise boats) but I definitely want to go back because I didn't feel like I got to experience all the village had to offer.

Our last full day was a a sunset catamaran cruise through the caldera. Fantastic views, hot springs, delicious food and great company! We could not have planned a better trip and our entire group is ready to get another trip on the books with Harris and the KimKim travel team. I highly recommend them using them for all of your travel needs!

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Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alysia,

Thank you very much for your kind words! All the team is more than happy that you had a great time in our sunny country. I hope that you left Greece with the best memories and I wish that we are going to work together again in the future to organize an amazing trip.

I wish you the best!

King regards,
Harris