Mindblowing trip to Greece!
Greece | Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2022

Oksana
Oksana A.
Jacksonville, FL | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

We went to Athens, Meteroa, Milos, and Santorini and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences of my LIFE. Angela and KimKim took care of everything! We had private transfers to everything, which at first I thought we could do without, but Angela insisted they were a good idea and boy was she right! It was so nice to not have to worry about how we would get to everything since we didn't rent a car and driving in Greece looked so crazy!

Our absolute favorite spot was Milos!... read more

We went to Athens, Meteroa, Milos, and Santorini and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences of my LIFE. Angela and KimKim took care of everything! We had private transfers to everything, which at first I thought we could do without, but Angela insisted they were a good idea and boy was she right! It was so nice to not have to worry about how we would get to everything since we didn't rent a car and driving in Greece looked so crazy!

Our absolute favorite spot was Milos! Seriously we are in love. The island was incredible, our hotel was gorgeous and every person we interacted with was so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. We rented a quad to get around the island and saw SO much, beautiful, out of this world beaches, the incredible cliffsides of Plaka, everything! We even got to go kayaking around the southern side of the island and got to snorkel through caves! No way we would've had this same experience without Angela and KimKim's help!

My husband and I took over 700 photos throughout the week long trip and all of them look like they're straight off a travel blog!

We have friends who invited us to go on a trip to Spain with them next year and we will ABSOLUTELY be recommending/ begging them to use Kimkim!

Hotel Reviews
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Athens

Room was pretty small but we barely stayed in with everything to do in the city! The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating, we loved staying with them! Thank you to Aphrodite and her staff for the wonderful experience!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the Acropolis (less than a 10 minute walk)!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Semiramis Guesthouse Milos
Milos

Hands down our favorite hotel we stayed at in all of Greece! The staff was so kind and helpful, we loved the list of recommendations we got upon check in and used most of them! The breakfast is HUGE, it felt like sitting down with my family for a big homecooked meal. And the room: GORGEOUS. I felt so luxurious!

Authenticity & Character
Location
less than 3 minutes to the main town center, 7 minute quad ride to Sarakiniko Beach, Plaka, everything!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Alizea Villas & Suites
Santorini

This hotel was beautiful and we really appreciated having the pool on the hotter days. However, check in took almost an hour as it seemed like the receptionist took the time to verbally list out every single thing we could do on the island. I wouldn't have minded this as much, but we hadn't been given our room key yet and had just gotten off a very long and rough ferry ride, which we explained to them kindly, to try to move the process along. The main reason for this low review though is that on our last night in the hotel, an employee entered our locked room while we were sleeping to remind us of our airport transfer in the morning, even though we (through our travel agency) were the ones who arranged it. This was really inappropriate and honestly put us on edge the rest of the night. The hotel rooms do not have phones so I understand why they didn't call, but entering a guests room is extremely inappropriate and made us feel very unsafe.

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Location
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14 Reasons Why
Athens

Such a cute and funky little hotel in the heart of Athens! Loved the whole aesthetic of the hotel and our room was spacious and fun! The absolute best part though was the food!!! This hotel is also a brunch place and as hotel guests, you get 20% off their menu. We arrived a little early for check in so decided to get some food while we waited and oh my god. Instagram worthy, healthy, fresh food! And very affordable! The best part??? The breakfast that is included with your hotel is.the.same.breakfast!! So you get very high quality food to start off your day. We ended up sandwhiching our time in Athens around our trips to the islands, so we stayed at a different hotel on the way in and we talked so much about how we wish we had gotten to stay at this place longer. Absolutely loved it!

Tips for future travelers

Its a bit farther from the acropolis than other places but very close to metros, great restaurants and a whole host of other Ancient sites!

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Activity Reviews
Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour
Greece

Loved that this tour was focused on the myths and culture behind the Acropolis and Parthenon, rather than the architecture like all the signs were. Our kind was very friendly and knowledgeable! We ended up going to the Acropolis again on a different day to just take our time walking around but the name "Beat the Crowds" tour is no joke! Great experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Escape to theTomato Industrial Museum Bike tour
Santorini

The ride over to the Museum was beautiful! I loved seeing all the beaches and cliffs, and the electric bike made it a very smooth ride! Our Guide was also extremely nice and was very helpful for us getting started with the bikes! That being said I feel like the description of this activity was very misleading. It wasn't really a "tour" per say, more of a "follow the leader to your destination" as we didn't stop anywhere along the route to talk or take pictures of anything. The Tomato Museum was interesting and the tomato juice and paste we got to try were incredible! The activity description said we would get to "Seal our own tomato pulp" which we were so excited for such a great souvenir, especially after tasting everything! However, in reality, you sealed your own *empty* can with a tomato label, which was a bit disappointing. Finally, the activity description said on our way back from the Museum we would stop at Vlychada Beach where we would "get to quench your thirst with light refreshments at the beach bar". This is very misleading. We were able to take a few pictures of the beach from where we parked the bikes before heading into the Museum, but then pretty much packed up and left immediately on the return. There was no stopping for refreshments. We went straight back to the starting point. The frustrating part, is the route you take to the museum is FILLED with amazing looking restaurants and beach bars where my husband and I would've LOVED to stop in at, but as soon as we made it back to the starting point, our transport was there to take us back. We did not get to explore or experience any part of the beach, other than riding past it.

Quality of Experience
More stops for pictures and information, update the description of the activity to be more accurate.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was awesome! SO nice!
Transport
Maybe don't schedule things so tightly together, I would've like to had time to explore after our bike ride but instead we had to leave immediately.
Sea Kayak in Milos
Greece

BEST THING WE DID IN GREECE! Our guides were amazing, so fun and knowledgeable! We went through rock formations, caves, tunnels, absolutely amazing time! They took just enough breaks both on the water and off at different sites for us to be able to keep up! An awesome surprise was that we got GoPros to take all the videos and pictures with that we wanted even underwater, I can't wait to get them back! Truly an amazing family run business as we even got 2 homemade snacks per person from the guides mother (that were AMAZING). I would absolutely do this again and recommend it to everyone I know!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Athens to Meteora day trip by scenic train ride!
Athens

LOVED seeing these beautiful cliffs and monasteries! The pictures we got look like they are straight out of National Geographic. The tour guides were so fun and incredibly knowledgeable, pointing out all of the details we could've wanted, including a fun Game of Thrones photo Point! The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was that based on the activity description, I wasn't aware the monasteries each had their own entrance fee or that most of them only took cash. There was one monastery we didn't get to go in because there were no atms at the top(and we didn't know to stop closer to the bottom), which was really disappointing because it was one of the biggest ones! We spent the time taking beautiful pictures of the surrounding areas though. The train ride is also a little rough and long but overall a beautiful trip!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Train ride home was delayed by over an hour with no explanation as to why.
Local specialist: Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Angela (Aggeliki)
Angela (Aggeliki) Giannioti
Local specialist in Greece | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

Geia sou Oksana!

Thank you for all your feedback and insights. For sure they are very helpful. :)

I am happy that you had an overall nice experience in my country and that I was able to help with that. :)

Looks like you have your hands full with going through so many photos! :P
But I am sure that the process will be very exciting and nice.

Thank you once again for trusting my team and me for your vacation in Greece. It was a true pleasure meeting you and working with you on this.

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Geia sou Oksana!

Thank you for all your feedback and insights. For sure they are very helpful. :)

I am happy that you had an overall nice experience in my country and that I was able to help with that. :)

Looks like you have your hands full with going through so many photos! :P
But I am sure that the process will be very exciting and nice.

Thank you once again for trusting my team and me for your vacation in Greece. It was a true pleasure meeting you and working with you on this.

I would love to assist you with planning your next vacation to Greece, this time to some other amazing hidden gems of my country. :)

Until then, take care and always have fun! And safe travels!

Best,
Angela