1 Week / 3 Cities in Greece
Greece | Jul 23 - Jul 30, 2022

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Joanna C.
Somerset, CA | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

Eleni did a wonderful job providing great lodging, locations, and experiences during our trip to Greece. We had a family of four with two teenagers and got to experience a little bit of everything. We had a couple hiccups with car rentals, but that didn't take away from how well organized the whole vacation was. The team was incredibly responsive during our trip 24/7 and every guide we interacted with was the best! If I ever go to Greece again, I would be happy to work with Eleni and her... read more

Eleni did a wonderful job providing great lodging, locations, and experiences during our trip to Greece. We had a family of four with two teenagers and got to experience a little bit of everything. We had a couple hiccups with car rentals, but that didn't take away from how well organized the whole vacation was. The team was incredibly responsive during our trip 24/7 and every guide we interacted with was the best! If I ever go to Greece again, I would be happy to work with Eleni and her team! Thank you for the memories.

Hotel Reviews
NLH Monastiraki
Athens

It's very close to the Plaka district and within walking distance of most shopping and restaurants. The room was pretty basic, but quiet. Really the staff was the highlight of this location. Pretty amazing customer service.

Authenticity & Character
It's a fairly basic hotel room. Not bad in any way.
Location
It doesn't have the best curb appeal in the alleys of Athens city. But inside is secure and lovely.
Staff
Staff was amazing! They recommended good places to eat and were great at making us feel at home.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Thanos Village
Gialova

Our family all loved this location. Quiet. Private. Stunning views in all directions. I enjoyed being surrounded by all the plants. Air conditioning worked well, close to beaches, shopping, and food. Loved the balcony and pool.

Authenticity & Character
The surrounding area.
Location
The ocean views and easy access to shopping.
Staff
I never saw the staff. We never needed anyone for anything.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Klymeni Traditional Homes
Nafplio

Probably one of the coolest places I've ever stayed. The homes are so neat with all the stone, marble, and wood. Beautiful views from the balconies of the castle, town, ocean, churches, and lime trees. Very magical. Our whole family loved it. Quiet, safe, peaceful, romantic, cozy, and you have easy access to anything you want to do in the area.

Authenticity & Character
The design of the villas is magical.
Location
The views are amazing!
Staff
The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable. Totally felt comfortable walking around barefoot
Activity Reviews
Sailing Proti Island
Greece

Captain Nikos ensured that this trip would be a favorite for the entire family! The blues of the ocean were to die for! The sea was so calm and clear. The company and snacks were awesome. We didn't even make it to Proti island... We were having way too much fun getting a customized private route through the bay. Would do again 100%

Quality of Experience
Favorite for the entire family!
Food
The coffee and peaches
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Captain Nikos was the best!
Transport
We've never been on a sailboat before. Super relaxing and fun.
Kalamata Private Food Tour
Greece

A cant-miss highlight for a trip to Kalamata! The tour combined great food, wine, coffee, company, city sights, and history with memorable local interactions. Maria was like an immediate best friend to our entire family. You could tell she was incredibly passionate about the food tour and making sure we all had a blast. I would recommend her food tour to everyone!!!

Quality of Experience
Maria was the best!
Food
All of the food was delicious. Had to pace ourselves because the is so much and you want to eat it all.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sea Kayak Above Epidaurus Sunken City
Nafplio

A wonderful combination of beauty, activity, history, fun, relaxation, good food, and good company. Kayaking on the sea was therapeutic. The water was so calm and beautiful. Very laid back. Snorkeling over the sunken city was a magical experience. Loved every minute of it!

Quality of Experience
The tropical feel and snorkeling
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides had very different personalities and were all fun.
Transport
Easy drive in. Easy to park. Easy to find. Great location.
Epidaurus Theater and Sanctuary Guided Tour
Greece

Unless you're a big history buff... This location is just okay. We liked our guide and all, but for the amount of time it took to drive out there and then walk around in the heat... I don't know that it was worth it. Also, so much of it is covered with or surrounded by modern construction equipment.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hiking the Secret Path to Palamidi Castle
Nafplio

So we had a private guide who took us up the back way through the forest to the castle which we thought was cool until we realized we could have just driven and parked at the castle. Also, by the time we got up there, the castle was closing in 30 min so we didn't get to see a lot of it before getting kicked out. And our guide didn't really tell us anything about the castle.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The only negative was that our guide seemed really tired or out of shape and we're a pretty athletic family that wanted to get up the mountain quickly.
Transport
Horse Riding in Nafplio
Nafplio

The horseback riding would have been better if it hadn't just been around the town... I'm use to horseback riding being an opportunity to see countryside you normally wouldn't see by foot or car. Also these particular horses were difficult. They were either bitter or slow. However, our guide was terrific. The best part of the edventure was when we stopped riding horses and just hung out at his place for drinks and fruit.

Quality of Experience
Better horses and location
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide was friendly and generous
Transport
Athens Mythology for Families
Athens

The ruins took a backseat to our guide Maria who was really fun, funny, and the best part of the experience. Our family arents really big on history so we mostly just wanted to see the pantheon for photos. As cool as it was, the only negative were the crowds. We liked that our guide has photos of what the structures use to look like. :)

Quality of Experience
Maria, our guide was the highlight for sure!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Our driver to the Acropolis was awesome!
Local Sunset Dinner
Greece
Local specialist: Eleni Fotiou
Eleni
Eleni Fotiou
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

Dear Joanna,
thank you so much for the beautiful memories you shared with me and our team here in Athens. Most of all, I would like to thank you for the wealth of information in your feedback with regards to accommodations, activities, drivers and guides, because it is very important for us to know our travelers' experience and impressions. I would love to plan another trip in Greece or Italy (where I also specialize in) for your family in the near future!

Safe travels!
Eleni