Mara & Barbara, USA – Vacation: Aegean Escape
I have wanted to go to Greece for as long as I can remember. So I decided to treat myself for my birthday this year. I've traveled to Europe before and planned everything myself, but not really knowing much about Greece and wanting the trip to be perfect, I sought out the professionals.

Nico is the person that helped me. He was so helpful and patient. I pretty much just gave him the dates we wanted to travel and my budget, and he planned EVERYTHING. I can't tell you how much less stressed I was not having to worry about transportation. With all the flights and airport transfers already scheduled, we just had to show up! And the tours he picked out were just the perfect sample of each island we went to. And just the right amount of time at each destination.

Our historic tour of Athens and the Acropolis was so interesting and awe inspiring. On Santorini island the volcano and hot springs tour was great, our wine tour even better. Getting to taste new wines from a different part of the world and learn about them was awesome. Not to mention, the tour guide was hilarious AND informative. In Reythymno, on Crete island we learned all about Greek mythology and the origins of the Minoan people. Fascinating!

He even knew that free time was the best thing for us on Mykonos. We wandered the city each day and then came back to our hotel to sit on the porch and watch the sun set each day. It was beautiful. All the hotels were very nice and conveniently located. The first hotel and the last hotel both had birthday treats for me! Working in hospitality myself, it's those little things that make events in life memorable.

One of the most noticeable things though, was the kindness of the Greek people. Everywhere we went, anyone was willing to help and very patient. That obviously goes for all the staff members who took care of us during our stay. I can't say enough about them! It felt like we were guests in their home. They are proud of their country and you can see it.

I don't usually like to travel to the same place twice, but this might be worth an encore. Thank you so much Nico!
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