Time-Honored Traditions in Greece


Athens, Crete

  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodation at Your Choice of Hotel in Athens
  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Chania, Crete
  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Elounda, Crete
  • In the steps of Athenian Democracy
  • Exploring Cretan Villages & the Scenic Countryside
  • The Rugged South Coast & the Traditional Village of Loutro
  • Balos & Gramvousa Sailing Experience
  • Transfer from Chania to Elounda with a stop along the way to explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • The intriguing island of Spinalonga, and the traditional villages of Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa
  • Wine Experience in Crete
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Domestic Travel
  • Breakfast Daily
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages




Discover Athens, the cradle of western civilization—a city where ancient and modern seamlessly intertwine. Boasting a rich historical legacy highlighted by the iconic Acropolis, Athens unfolds as a vibrant tapestry of classical charm and contemporary dynamism. Upon your arrival at Athens International Airport, your private driver will wait to whisk you away to a luxurious hotel. Delight in an afternoon exploring Plaka's historic charm or strolling along Dionysiou Aeropagitou, the city's longest pedestrianized street. Seek recommendations from your Travel Advisor for top-notch dining, cafes, and entertainment, ensuring an unforgettable Athenian experience.


In the steps of Athenian Democracy

Embark on an extraordinary tour delving into the ancient heart of the city, centered around the theme of democracy. Uncover the intricate history of ancient Athenian governance as you follow in the footsteps of those who shaped the enduring legacy of Greek civilization. Immerse yourself in the age-old allure as you explore Athens' most noteworthy sites, including the iconic Parthenon—a symbol of the flourishing ancient Greek civilization. Visit the ancient Agora, the beating heart of ancient Athens, where the principles of democracy come to life. Ascend Pnyx Hill, the historic assembly site, where pivotal decisions for the ancient city unfolded.


Athens to Chania, Crete

After meeting your driver in the lobby of your hotel you will head to Athens Airport for your flight to Chania, Crete. An intriguing city in western Crete, Chania is a city where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries and where Venetian, Turkish, traditional, and modern architecture coexist in harmony. Chania has a scenic old town with an array of maze-like alleys, stunning Venetian mansions, fountains and churches, and well-preserved historical monuments. Meet your driver at Chania Airport to be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day either relaxing by your hotel’s pool or heading to the Chania to enjoy a stroll through the old town. Please ask your travel advisor for further recommendations of their favorite things to do and see while on the island.


Exploring Cretan Villages & the Scenic Countryside

Today you will journey through traditional villages, immersing yourself in the picturesque Cretan countryside. Kickstart your day with a visit to the Agia Triada Tzagarolon Monastery, a 17th-century cruciform church surrounded by olive groves and cypress trees. Explore the grounds, uncovering their exceptional organic olive oil and wine production, then venture to the lush Apokoronas province. Pause the impressive Koules Fortress, offering panoramic views of the Souda Gulf, before meandering through the charming Maheri village for a stroll and refreshments at a traditional kafenio. Continue inland to the studio of a celebrated local ceramicist, housed in a traditional architectural setting. Wrap up your excursion along the foothills of the White Mountains, relishing a hearty meal at a family-run tavern with sweeping views of the valley and sea.


The Rugged South Coast & the Traditional Village of Loutro

This unique tour provides you with an opportunity to experience the authentic, raw, and rugged side of Crete in the untouched region of Sfakia in the south of Crete. The tour combines breathtaking vistas, mountain villages, and crystal-clear seas. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive through the mountains and the fertile Askyfou plateau, where you will stop for a local snack in a most authentic setting. Reaching the port of Sfakia, you will take a short boat ride to the post-card perfect Sweetwater Beach, one of the best beaches on the island, so-called because of its fresh spring water that bubbles under the surface. After enjoying a refreshing swim, you can either follow your guide for an hour’s coastal hike or take the boat to the village of Loutro for a late lunch by the waterfront. In the late afternoon, you will take the boat to Sfakia and start your journey back to Chania.


Balos & Gramvousa Sailing Experience

Embark on an extraordinary sailing expedition, navigating the North and Northwest coastline to discover the renowned destinations of western Crete, such as Pirates' Island, Gramvousa, and the captivating Balos Lagoon—an Instagram-worthy gem. You will have stops at each location for refreshing swims in the crystal-clear waters, all while immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the surroundings. Explore the pirate castle on Gramvousa Island and stroll along the pristine beach at Balos, absorbing the breathtaking panorama. Indulge in traditional snacks, fresh fruits, and soft drinks, and enjoy a delectable lunch aboard your private boat, complemented by fine wine, for a perfect day at sea.


Transfer from Chania to Elounda with a stop along the way to explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel to head to your hotel in the eastern part of Crete, Elounda. Before arriving at your hotel in Elounda. Crete, you will stop at the legendary Minoan Palace of Knossos, home to the legendary Minotaur, where the oldest European civilization started and flourished some 5,000 years ago. You will have a guided tour of the historic palace before heading to Elounda. Arrive in Elounda, a world-renowned destination, with scenic beaches, wind-protected sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and a serene ambiance. Enjoy the remainder of your day either relaxing by your hotel’s pool or choose to head to Elounda for dinner. Don’t forget to ask your travel advisor for further recommendations of their favorite things to do and see while on the island.


The intriguing island of Spinalonga, and the traditional villages of Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa

Today’s enriching excursion will help you uncover the highlights of Elounda. Begin your journey with a scenic drive to Plaka, where you'll board a traditional fishing boat destined for Spinalonga Island, also known as the Leper Island, distinguished by its Venetian fortifications and history as a leper quarantine site until 1957. Explore the islet and its meticulously restored structures before returning to Plaka. Your adventure continues to the 15th-century Panagia Kera church, celebrated for its exquisite frescoes. Next, visit the picturesque village of Kritsa, nestled on the slopes of Kastellos mountain, for a leisurely stroll through its vibrant alleyways. Wrap up this delightful day in Agios Nikolaos, exploring its charming center adorned with lively cafes along the lake and inviting shops.


Day at Leisure

Enjoy your day at leisure soaking in the sun by your hotel’s pool or heading to any of the island’s picturesque beaches.

DAY 10

Wine Experience in Crete

Experience Crete's local flavors and aromas with a captivating journey along the fertile central and south-central coast. These regions, renowned for their ancient and thriving winemaking traditions, showcase a significant production any wine lover must review. Visit two established wineries, starting with an insightful visit to vineyards and cellars, where you will unravel the intricacies of wine production. Indulge in the flavors of four organic, award-winning wines at the initial stop. Move on to the second winery, where a detailed tour awaits, concluding with a tasting of five delightful local labels. Complete your experience savoring a light lunch, expertly paired with wine, and featuring small plates showcasing the region's culinary specialties. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Crete's vineyards and winemaking legacy.

DAY 11

Crete to Athens

After breakfast, meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel for your transfer to Heraklion Airport to catch a morning flight to Athens for your departure flight.

Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages
Time-Honored Traditions in Greece Vacation Packages

Since 1874, Hotel Grande Bretagne, has been recognized as the “Royal Box” of Athens, an exclusive luxury hotel, which flawlessly serves the most noble of society with grace and style. Occupying a prestigious block of the city’s center, under the Parliament, and offering views of the Acropolis, Hotel Grande Bretagne is ideally located within walking distance of exclusive shopping, restaurants, open-air cafes, museums, and the business district, serving as our traveler’s top pick.

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Surrounded by the azure embrace of the Aegean Sea, lush forest reserves, and picture-perfect beaches, One&Only Aesthesis stands as a Greek sanctuary, deeply immersed in captivating beauty. Despite being just a short drive from the vibrant heart of Athens, this oasis is mere steps from the ocean. Offering elevated beach bungalows, stylish residences, and exquisite villas, One&Only Aesthesis exudes the timeless allure of mid-century glamour. Taking cues from the iconic beach bungalows and suites of the Athenian Riviera during the 1960s, these remarkable spaces brim with the nostalgia and ambiance of bygone summer holidays.

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In the very heart of Athens, next to all the important sites and landmarks as well as the best restaurants and bars in town, the Dolli at Acropolis is housed in a beautiful, historic 1925 mansion. Designed by the famous Greek architect Andreas Kriezis the hotel has now been renovated into a contemporary, luxury hotel while still maintaining its original elegance. The rooms and suites are spacious and bright, with neural colors and wooden floors, while some room types come with beautiful views and balconies.

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King George Palace was created for people who recognize quality and demand excellence in all they do. It combines the grace and stature of a historic landmark with ultra-modern amenities and personal service that puts guests’ comfort above all. A total renovation has recently restored the King George to its original glamour, while the experienced hotel personnel offer discreet and competent service around the clock, making it one of the best luxury hotels in Athens.

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Located in the heart of Athens on Syntagma Square next to the Parliament, Athens Capital is the perfect choice for an eco-urban break to discover the city vibes. The hotel boasts 177 guestrooms, including 18 suites and one impressive Presidential Suite, which will provide an unparalleled experience of hospitality. Each room has its own aesthetic design, celebrating the sheer elegance of pure lines and noble materials with designs that subtly integrate Greek symbols and patterns. The hotel has distinct cuisine and great service, offering guests an experience that’s both memorable and refined, and allowing them to form a genuine connection with the city.

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Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, the Electra Metropolis, located in the heart of the city has been welcoming guests since 2016. Situated at the beginning of Mitropoleos Street next to Syntagma Square, the most famous square in Greece, this lifestyle hotel is just a stone throw away from many attractions and must-see sights in Athens. Its contemporary design with a few classical twists throughout all rooms and public areas ensures both style and comfort. Relax in the unique sky-light Atrium or the exquisite Roof Garden and bask in the modern approach to Greek Hospitality.

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Centrally located in Athens, Xenodocheio Milos is a 5* hotel established in 1880. The building accommodates the architectural thinking of the time when it featured a shop on the ground floor and residences on the upper floors. The building was proclaimed a “designated landmark building” In 1979 by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The hotel is well-known for its renowned restaurant, with the executive chef & founder Costas Spiliadis serving the most pristine Mediterranean seafood for his guests. The rooms harmoniously blend contemporary design, minimalistic art, and sophisticated décor.

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Just a short walk from the landmark Parthenon and Acropolis Museum, Elia Ermou Athens is situated on the most famous shopping street in the city, conveniently set in the heart of Athens. This 4* hotel features a restaurant with a stunning view of the Acropolis, plenty of natural light in all of its common areas, and a wellness club with facilities including a cryosauna, fitness center, and hair salon. The hotel provides high-quality services and a memorable stay in spacious and contemporary rooms and suites.

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Located on one of Athens’ most iconic pedestrian streets, A77 Suites in Plaka welcomes you to a newly constructed urban oasis blends a complex sense of antiquity with the nonchalance of contemporary sophistication. A 19th century, neoclassical, listed building has been restored to its former glory and transformed into a state-of-the-art collection of A77 Suites that boast minimalist design and exquisite materials. Marble, wood, brass touches and gypsum ceilings with cornice detailing as well as an array of modern artworks create an environment of overwhelming elegance and understated luxury. Twelve exceptional suites await to become your haven in the beating heart of the historical Athens center.

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The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in the heart of Athens, making it an ideal destination for an exclusive and unforgettable stay. This luxurious establishment was designed by the Brazilian Campana brothers, mixing ancient Athens charm with modern amenities, making it perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Enjoy your stay in this 79-room art installation hotel, located a few blocks away from the Constitution Square, Plaka and Acropolis.

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The Margi luxury hotel, in Athens, is a luminous haven away from home. Perfectly balancing discreet luxury with a cozy Mediterranean ambience, this unique design hotel is exceptionally nestled between the sea and pine forest, promising moments of absolute pleasure in the Athenian Coast. This fresh and charming boutique hotel is also a few steps away from a yacht marina, an array of water sports, and Athens’ most popular clubs and restaurants.

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The renowned Blue Palace hotel, operated by a family with a long-standing tradition, has epitomized top-tier service and an immersive Greek ambiance for more than twenty years. Scheduled to be inaugurated in May 2024, the Phaea Blue Palace boutique hotel will unveil 47 bungalows and suites, embodying PHAEA’s dedication to conscientious luxury hospitality and a profound embrace of Greece's timeless cultural heritage. With revitalized interiors, the hotel promises a more intimate and tailored experience within its magnificent setting. Step into a realm where each stay is a treasured voyage, and every visitor becomes a part of their enduring heritage. The property offers an authentic approach to luxury travel, one that is both inspiring and effortless, refined yet mindful, meticulously curated yet subtly understated.

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Located in a dreamy seaside setting, Domes Noruz Chania Autograph Collection is a lifestyle resort awarded for its innovative design which combines a modern Greek style with a wide array of experiences and a cosmopolitan view of the world. By embracing the past and the present of the city Noruz offers a fresh, contemporary way for design-savvy guests to explore Chania in a non-traditional way. The hotel's close proximity to the city makes it even more ideal, as Chania is amongst the Mediterranean’s ‘must-see’ cultural destinations.

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Nestled within stunning nature, Domes Zeen Chania delivers a soulful, holistic take on a Mediterranean escape. The island’s most evocative city plays host to a five-star hotel in Crete that has distilled the spirit of 21st-century hospitality into a warm, modernist setting set in earthy tones that perfectly complement the beauty of its surroundings. The hotel has a large pool, gourmet restaurants, a beachfront spa, and a kids’ club with an array of engaging activities.

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This landmark beachfront resort affords picture-perfect views over the vivid turquoise waters of the historic Venetian castle on the mythical island of Spinalonga. Domes of Elounda has tastefully designed suites and villas and boasts an array of amenities and facilities, such as an array of pools, a spa, a choice of four restaurants, and family-friendly activities, that will satisfy even the most demanding of travelers.

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Steeped in history and situated in the heart of Chania, the Casa Delfino Boutique Hotel, is within walking distance of many of the city’s attractions. Completely restored to its former glory, its tastefully refurbished and signature guestrooms and suites combine classic décor with modern standards of comfort, offering incredible views of the courtyard or the narrow alleys of the “Old Town”. Casa Delfino reflects its architectural heritage and is an epitome of luxury.

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Situated on a pristine stretch of Cretan coastline this beachfront resort has been designed in the style of the ancient Minoan palaces. Sleek low rise buildings are surrounded by extensive ornamental lagoons, palm trees and flowering gardens. Distinctive furnishings and collectables, including ancient ceramics and vibrant coloured wall hangings, give local colour to the chic clean lines of the overall property design.

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Enjoy the ultimate in indulgence and elegance in the family-run boutique Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites. It is an ideal destination for anyone with high expectations of a special holiday thanks to a rare combination; the facilities and services of a deluxe hotel and the warm, but exclusive ambiance of a private home. Expect your dream holiday to come to life at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites where your pleasure is the staff’s only concern.

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Nestled along the water's edge, this 5* luxury hotel in Crete embodies exceptional accommodation, radiating sincere hospitality through its dedicated staff and showcasing traditional architecture with stylish, minimalist interiors. Minos Beach Art Hotel presents 125 intimate bungalows and villas, embodying the enduring charm of Crete's lodgings. Seamlessly integrating with the natural surroundings, their minimalist, earthy interiors guarantee optimal comfort for a lavish experience. Within the Sculpture Garden, revel in the admiration of monumental sculptures and art installations from symposia hosted at the hotel.

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Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel is one of the most exclusive hotels in Elounda. Positioned on a peninsular stretch of land, it enjoys an outstanding location overlooking the Bay of Elounda, Mirabello Bay, and the expanse of the Aegean Sea. Founded on a tradition of excellence by services unparalleled in Greece, the dedicated staff offers in suite dining, private training, spa treatments, and children's care, making it a top choice for luxury hotels in Crete.

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Abaton Island Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel that lets you bask in the comfort of its stylish seafront accommodation complete with luxury services and a variety of restaurants. Nestled right by the water’s edge, it offers a gorgeous setting for you. Featuring fourteen different open floor plan room types with oversized outdoor areas and balconies, the hotel’s multi-room portfolio lets you find the perfect match for your travel needs.

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Perfectly located in the vibrant heart of the medieval city of Rethymno, the Rimondi Luxury Boutique Hotel stands across from some of the island’s most important landmarks, including the 16th century Fortezza (fort), the Venetian Loggia, the elegant Fountain Rimondi and the church of St. Francis. It is an exclusive intimate retreat offering ultimate relaxation and impeccable facilities and amenities. Boasting 20 sophisticated rooms and 13 luxury suites, the palatial building complex reflects strong influences from the Renaissance.

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Located on a peaceful sandy beach, close to Chania and the beach town of Platanias, this bohemian 5* hotel offers spacious rooms and suites, two restaurants with a focus on traditional and modern Cretan cuisine, a pool, a gym and a spa with a variety of treatments. All rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities and are designed with a contemporary sophistication perfectly combined with traditional craftsmanship.

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The hotel has an ideal location, situated right inside the Venetian Port of Chania, overlooking the sea. The hotel has a rich history as it was the private residence of German Ambassador R. Krüger and his wife Wilhelmine. All the rooms are uniquely furnished and boast contemporary, elegant designs and subtle touches that highlight the heart of the Cretan people. Traditional furnishings, environmentally friendly decoration, and old material recycling complement elegant, modern lines.

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Cretan Malia Park is a beachside place buttressed by rugged mountains, the location presents a well-placed base camp from which to explore the island or to simply bask in the beauty of this corner of Crete. Cretan Malia Park welcomes guests to relax and recharge. Retro yet refreshingly original, designed and furnished to reflect a sustainable, nature-inspired approach to holistic relaxation and effortless elegance, the rooms, bungalows and suites are created with a relaxed, earthy, slightly bohemian mood in mind.

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3 Nights Rome Extension

Journey to Rome, the Eternal City, with its enchanting history that spans nearly three millennia. Stay three nights at one of our hand-selected luxury hotels as you experience Imperial Rome on your half-day tour of the city, including the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Capitol Hill, and more. Spend your last day of leisure enjoying Italian food and wine or take an optional tour of Vatican City. Your three nights/four-day extension in Rome includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Rome, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

3 Nights Istanbul Extension

Travel to Istanbul, the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Spend three nights at one of our top selected luxury hotels, with spectacular views. Explore the Ottoman and Byzantine Relics of the city on a full-day tour, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace. Enjoy a day of leisure where you can experience the local culture or take a trip up the Bosphorous. Your three nights/four-day extension in Istanbul includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Istanbul, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

John & Sarah in Santorini, Greece - Travelive Reviews

John & Sarah, USA

Oh, my goodness, Panos, thank you so much for the incredible trip plans you made for my husband and daughter... they had an amazing time. They said every detail of the trip was perfect, even down to a notification when one of the ferry was going to be late! You did a fantastic job with all the choices so needless to say if and when we come back to Greece, we will definitely use your services again, and I have told other people about your company too! It was a fabulous experience working with you!

Thank you again so so much. Yassoo!


Richard & Pam in Greece - Travel Reviews

Richard & Pam, USA

Dear Nico,

I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I was swamped the day we returned and I'm just catching up before I leave on a business trip Monday. Just let me say Pam and I enjoyed our trip to Greece immensely.

The scenery, food, accommodations and, most of all, the Greek people make this one of our favorite trips ever. Everything you arranged was provided smoothly and seamlessly with no problems over 14 days.

We really enjoyed Athens and our guide, Vicky was especially knowledgeable and gave us wonderful insights of Greek history and prepared us for the Acropolis and the terrific museum. Highly recommended! We actually found Athens to be a wonderful city and enjoyed walking around and taking in the culture and everyday life. Our hotel was situated very well and the rooftop views amazing.

Santorini was as spectacular and breathtaking as we expected. Pictures simply do not do it justice. The Alta Mare was a great choice and we loved our little cave room with the outside jacuzzi and spent many hours just relaxing and sipping wine admiring our view.

George never overlooked any detail and made us feel at home and welcomed at all times. He arranged a sunset cruise which was one of the highlights of our trip.

The ship and crew were terrific, the beaches and waters excellent and the barbecue was first class. We made some very fast friends with a United Nations of people from China to Peru to Australia and New Zealand. We also enjoyed the beautiful restaurant at the Andronis and used the spa several times. The only downside for us was the amount of stairs to get to and from our room. When we go back, maybe we can find a room a little closer to the top, but I minor complaint when judging our overall satisfaction.

The high speed boat to Mykonos was fine and the Petasos was fantastic. We had a great room close to everything and enjoyed the pool area, spa and the many restaurants at the beach a short walk away. We had a great evening at one of the restaurants with Greek dancing that was a lot of fun. Even the Sofitel at the airport was very nice and they took great care of us. Talk about convenient to the airport!

All in all, a very enjoyable experience and very professionally handled by you and your team at Travelive.

Thanks again for the great trip.

Best Regards,


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Melba, Charles, July & Bill in Greece - Travelive Reviews

Melba, Charles, July & Bill, USA


Just wanted to thank you for the good planning and advice for our trip to Greece. Our accommodations were good. We especially liked Mykonos Palace. The staff there was awesome, especially the manager. She went beyond the call to help us in every way. Our guide in Athens to the Acropolis, whose first name was Anna, could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful. She was very kind and assisted us in every way needed. The suggestion from you to get a private tour was so right. We moved right through the crowds with our able guide and watched the large groups dealing with all sorts of confusion.Our hotel in Santorini was so convenient to everything. We walked to restaurants and shopping and enjoyed the pool. All of the transfers went like clockwork and the drivers were very courteous.

If we can ever use your services again, it would be with the utmost confidence.

Thanks again.


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Brianna & Daniel in Greece - Travelive Reviews

Brianna & Daniel, USA

Hi Marina,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I have been meaning to write to you. Our trip was absolutely incredible! It was truly a trip of a lifetime. Everything was so perfect and we felt a sense of relief knowing that you and your colleagues at Travelive took care of every little detail for us. Both hotels were amazing!

At the Mykonos Grand we met other honeymooners or anniversary goers from around the world. The staff was kind and courteous and catered to our every need. From buffing our sunglasses, to the cold towels by the pool and fresh sorbet they really made you feel like a star. They even greeted us every morning asking us how we slept and made sure to make a point of saying that we should come back once our baby is born in October. I LOVED the hotel and to be honest, we only went into the town of Mykonos for a little while since we had everything we wanted right there at the hotel. The bus service that takes hotel customers from the hotel to the town was wonderful and we greatly appreciate this service. I do wish though that it ran in the afternoon in addition to the evening. Since I am pregnant, we were not going out partying it down at night so the bus schedule was sometimes not in line with our schedule and activities we wanted to partake in.

The Andronis was also incredible. We were awestruck by the bell boys ability to carry ALL of our luggage in one swoop down the cliff to our room. Our room was incredible and we really enjoyed the in-suite sauna. The breakfast was to die for and we thought we had literally died and gone to heaven. Once again the hotel staff went above and beyond and they even offered us a free dessert, app and a virgin drink for me on our last night. Absolutely incredible! I cannot say enough good things about these resorts and their staff. I could go on and on and would be happy to provide you with a formal review of each if you would like.

The Catamaran tour was an adventure of a lifetime. There was a total of 8 of us on the boat which was a very nice group. My husband had a BLAST. Unfortunately, I got seasick and spent the majority of the time underneath in the cabin trying not to throw up but I can’t say enough how kind the crew was. The captain and his crew brought me hot lemon water, gave me blankets, and even made me a special dinner that would be more agreeable to a upset tummy. They went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and not embarrassed and kept assuring me that me feeling icky was actually a good sign for the baby (which it is J). On the way back home from the catamaran tour I once again was not feeling well and needed to ask the transport driver to pull over. After getting violently sick- the driver and all of the passengers were so nice to me and really made an embarrassing situation feel that much better.

I cannot say enough how kind and courteous the Greek people are. I have never met more kind folk in my life. Our trip was so amazing and I would suggest Greece and Travelive to anyone who asks. We are indeed hoping to go back again one day and will be reaching out to you again to help with our travel coordination.

Thank you so much for all that you have done and for making our babymoon/honeymoon so unforgettable. I have attached a few pictures here for you to see (it was hard to choose as we have hundreds!)



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Liliane & Rudy in Greece - Travelive Reviews

Liliane & Rudy, USA

Hi Marina,

We are home and settling in. I wanted to contact you and say thank you for helping us plan a special anniversary trip. We enjoyed Greece so much, especially the people, culture, sights and of course the food! For our anniversary, we had dinner overlooking the sea at sunset.

All transfers and tours were professionally organized and efficient. Our tour guide in Athens, Marilena, was wonderful, the wine tour and catamaran trip in Santorini were highlights of our trip.Our favorite island was Santorini, the village of Oia and the best hotel was the Mykonos Grand. We were so impressed with the facilities, service, and the welcoming nature of the staff.

At the Andronis, Nadia really helped smooth over the initial confusion with the room. They were very accommodating and did compensate for the disruption of having to wait 4 hours for a room and then to move the next day again. Thank you for assisting there, the initial impression was not the best especially at a 5 star boutique hotel. I do think that if we had not vocalized our frustration, we would not have been offered what we did receive. No matter, the trip was great. The next time I would go back to Santorini and maybe Crete or Rhodes.

I am attaching a couple of photos. We will be in touch for our next trip and will definitely recommend Travelive


Liliane & Rudy

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Sharon & Carmelita in Santorini - Travel Reviews

Sharon & Carmelita, Canada

We're baaaackk!! Hey Tia! Back to reality :( We've been back for a few days now but I have just finally been able to upload our pics (which I will send to you by separate email).

First of all, both Carmelita and I would like to truly thank you and your team for arranging such a wonderful, stress-free, enjoyable and most memorable holiday... from the moment I clicked onto your website and filled in the info of our travel needs right down to our plane landing back home...everything worked out wonderfully! This trip was seriously one we both will never forget!

All three hotels were impeccable! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating to our needs throughout our stay. The locations were spot on! The views from our rooms were stunning! All travel arrangements between airports, hotels and ferry boats were great; Especially, our driver in Athens who seemingly turned out to be our "personal driver" to and from Athens airport and Amalia Hotel during both trips to Athens. I'm not sure whether that was set up or just a coincidence but we were both very glad to see a familiar face because he was truly very kind and helpful in giving us wonderful travel advice.

We had a great and informative tour guide, Marianne, in Athens who took us on that walking city tour which was awesome! Going into the spectacular museum and seeing and learning the history of Athens, walking through the Acropolis, taking the metro and strolling through the markets and shops... AMAZING!

Then onto the unbelievable resort and spa in Mykonos! The entire resort was unreal! Being completely white in structures and furniture, it felt clean, calm and quite posh! The entire staff was so very friendly! Carmelita and I spent a day just relaxing by the pool and then headed to the spa for a wonderful massage! The food was very good at their restaurants but what blew us away was the view from our table while having our meals... breathtaking! We also spent another day on a great city & island tour and we were even brave enough to take the local bus ourselves in and out of the city/to and from our resort!

And when we thought that it couldn't get any better, we landed on the island of Santorini!!! WOW!!! The view from Rocabella Hotel was absolutely STUNNING!!! Because the Bollywood film production was staying there but leaving the day after our arrival, the room they initially put us in was a bit under our expectations. The receptionist told us afterward that she noticed it on our faces and so offered to move us the next day when the Bollywood peeps left. And sure enough, when we returned from our trip to the city the following day, it was to our pleasant surprise that the room they moved us into was unbelievable! The sea view was unreal! Again, the restaurant view of the sunset was so truly breathtaking!! This resort is exactly how I pictured Greece would be... white cube homes and clear blue water! It really was just like paradise!

So needless to say, it was a very sad day when we had to leave :( The Greek islands are like no place we have ever been or seen before in our lives! This trip was definitely one of our dreams come true and certainly one of the most memorable birthdays I have ever had in all of my...uhm...40...uhm...years! And Travelive, especially with your help, was such a huge part of it!

So again, we both cannot thank YOU enough for helping us experience an amazing dream come true!!! :)

I am quite certain that we will be in touch again for another big trip next year!!!

'Till then Tia...take care,

Sharon & Carmelita

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Renee & James in Greece - Travelive Reviews

Renee & James, USA

Hi John,

My husband and I just wanted to thank you (and your whole team) for a truly wonderful experience of our trip to Greece.

Everything went off without a hitch and was just perfect- all of our transfers were timely, personable and so nice to have coordinated; our tour guide in Athens was simply wonderful- we learned so much we never would have without having a dedicated person and it was great to have the individual attention vs. the large group tours; the hotels in Athens (where we were upgraded to a wrap around balcony!), Mykonos (had a HUGE deck) and Santorini (another great patio and truly amazing views) were all outstanding in terms of service and atmosphere.

The cruise ship was a very efficient way to get around and see many islands in a short time and embarking and disembarking in our preferred locations was simple and effective.

We really appreciate all of your efforts in the back and forth of our trip planning and will gladly recommend you and Travelive to anyone we know looking to plan a wonderful vacation to Greece (and of course, when we plan our return trip!).

Thanks very much,


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John & Jill, USA

Hi Faye,

John and I want to thank you for planning an amazing trip for our 25th Anniversary. The hotels were fabulous and your recommendations of things to do and places to eat were wonderful! We have the greatest trust in Travelive and would love to work with you again in the future!


John & Jill DePaola

Time-Honored Traditions in Greece


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