Thank you for perfect vacation and graduation celebration in Greece!
Greece | Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2022

Lynn
Lynn R.
Aspen Hill, MD | Jul 22, 2022

Thank you so much for planning an amazing first trip to Greece for us! When we first met Nadia, we we're a bit overwhelmed by all the incredible ways we could spend days 10 days in Greece. We are very appreciative of Nadia's quick and detailed responses to our many questions, and also were grateful for her suggestions (we took many of them!) Special thanks to Nadia for quickly and thoroughly answering our last minute barrage of questions in the last 24 hours before left home - cell... read more

Thank you so much for planning an amazing first trip to Greece for us! When we first met Nadia, we we're a bit overwhelmed by all the incredible ways we could spend days 10 days in Greece. We are very appreciative of Nadia's quick and detailed responses to our many questions, and also were grateful for her suggestions (we took many of them!) Special thanks to Nadia for quickly and thoroughly answering our last minute barrage of questions in the last 24 hours before left home - cell phones, internet, tipping, laundry (including an address near our hotel in Naxos,) etc. etc.!

Our Athens Monastiraki hotel was perfect. Laid back, great staff, breakfast on the rooftop in view of the Acropolis, central to great food, art, history and exploring neighborhoods and finding great views of the city. And, we're so glad we said yes to the Acropolis & Flavors Tour! Joanna was a fabulous guide to both, and left us with many recommendations for the rest of our stay.

I am also grateful for all the time Nadia worked with us on planning our trip to Delphi and Meteora. The private driver was the perfect solution and Yannis made it all extra memorable by giving us off the beaten path lunch options -- a quiet laid back lunch and swim at Camping Delphi with incredible views of the valley, olive groves and coast after Delphi visit; exquisite calamari on our seaside table on the scenic drive back to Athens. And, of course, impeccable on time delivery for our flight to Naxos that evening.

Throughout the trip we had the right balance of scheduled activity and time to explore on our own. Our surprise love was Naxos which Nadia added into our itinerary at the end when we asked for a visit to second island. We rented a car (very easy and affordable) and explored the island, but honestly didn't get past Pyrgaki (20 min from town) where bought an umbrella, sandwiches and fruit from the mini market and settled in for the day on this spectacular secluded beach. The staff at Nastasia Village hotel were a big help with directions, logistics, and advice. Thank you!

Our last stop was Santorini and I must thank Nadia again for advising us on how to take advantage of this unique (and popular !) location. We leaned into views, sunsets, wine, tomatoes, white eggplant and fava beans. (Our welcoming driver from the port to the hotel gave us a great primer on vegetarian must haves unique to Santorini.) The Sunset Catamaran Caldera Cruise was perfect, relaxing, the right amount of people (not crowded on the catamaran), well run, great food and staff. The extra $$ for the caldera view was worth it and we enjoyed an amazing breakfast every morning with this exceptional backdrop. We took a 1/2 day to visit the tourist area in Fira but enjoyed the laid back family restaurants near our hotel in Akrotiri -- explored appetizers and watched the sun set at The Good Heart. We spent our last night by the water sharing a large grilled fish at The Cave of Nicholas. Γειά μας!

Thank you to all the drivers, guides, hotel staff, shop owners, family businesses and more that made our trip so memorable. Nadia, please accept our deep gratitude for everything you did to make it all come together. Every detail was cared for, for being on hand for anything that was needed, and for ensuring all plans went smoothly. I can't think of a time we've had such a vacation with so little time spent on figuring out logistics and so much time for pure relaxation and enjoyment. This make our trip to Greece exceptional. Thank you.

Hotel Reviews

NLH Monastiraki

Athens

In a busy area with short walk to markets, historic sites, restaurants, shopping, museums, and more. Great staff, beautiful roof top bar and breakfast areas.

Tips for future travelers

Get to know the staff on the roof top!

Authenticity & Character
staffed by normal happy people
Location
proximity
Staff
helpful - found item we left behind
Cleanliness & Comfort
extremely clean

Dellas Boutique Hotel

Meteora, Kalambaka

We were here just one night. Beautiful setting and perfect distance to walk to town.

Authenticity & Character
surrounded by scenery of Meteora
Location
proximity to dinne
Staff
helpful and welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort

Nastasia Village

Naxos Chora

We enjoyed meeting the owner who was at front desk everyday and on hand for advice and making arrangements. Close to restaurants. 15 min walk to town/Temple of Apollo

Tips for future travelers

Make time to enjoy the breakfast every day. Get to know the owner. Explore the beaches to find the one that is the right fit for you.

Authenticity & Character
local owned and operated
Location
close but not center of busy part of town
Staff
welcoming and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
very clean and tidy

Goulielmos Hotel Santorini

Santorini

Amazing views and premium treatment!

Authenticity & Character
Caldera view
Location
Caldera view; not in Fira or Oia
Staff
Natalie at the front desk was exceptional as were the staff that brought gourmet breakfasts to our caldera view patio every morning
Cleanliness & Comfort
housekeeping was great!
Activity Reviews

Restaurant Suggestions in Athens

Athens

Very helpful notes about views and types of restaurants

Welcome to Athens!

Athens

Our driver from the airport was great, shared advice and oriented us to our neighborhood around hotel.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport

Acropolis & Flavors Guided Tour

Athens

Joanna was exceptional

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
J

Divine Delphi & Breathtaking Meteora in Two Days (Day 1)

Greece

Our driver Yannis was exceptional. Our guides Georgia (Dephi) and Dominque (Varlam) were both very informative and happy to answer questions. Chris gave a us a sweeping review of Meteora

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Yannis was exceptional. Thank you.
Transport
Local specialist: Nadia Pithara
Nadia
Nadia Pithara
Local specialist in Patmos | Jul 22, 2022

Dear Lynn,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind and descriptive review allowing me and everyone to sneak into your exciting experience! The photos you have shared are stunning - and you and Pricah looking so happy is the best compliment to the Greek sites :)

I am truly glad you had such a great time, and we will be very happy to host you again in the future!

All the best,
Nadia