Linda and Family, USA, Canada - Vacation: Aegean Escape
I just wanted to thank you very much for planning and coordinating such a wonderful trip for my family! Everything went very smoothly, all of the transfers were on time and everyone was so nice. The service at each of the places we stayed was exceptional. Effie, our tour guide in Athens, shared so much information with us, and was just great. She also recommended Strofi for dinner, and we had a view of the Parthenon from our table!
We loved Casa Vitae, and visited several beaches while there; Elefonisi was absolutely the best beach I have ever been to. The location of the hotel made it very easy to walk to a nice restaurant, and the girls were able to have some time on their own as well. We rented a car for 2 days, and took the bus to a local beach another. One thing we learned was that the buses won't stop at the bus stop unless you flag them down! :-)
In Santorini, we ended up renting a car for 2 days also, because we thought it would be easier to get around. We went to Oia to watch the sunset, and ate at Katina Taverna, where you can select a fish and they will cook it for you. We did that the first night before the car, so had to climb down over 200 steps, but it was an adventure, and well worth it! We also visited Perissa beach and Red beach, and enjoyed both.
In Mykonos, we rented ATV's for 2 days, because the girls had their heart set on trying that, and at the Rocabella in Santorini, the woman we spoke thought it would be safer to wait and rent them in Mykonos. We went to Paradise Beach one day, and the girls went to a concert there that night. We arranged for a taxi to drop them off and pick them up, since we didn't have phones, and felt most comfortable knowing they had transportation all set. We also went to Elea beach which was very nice, and found a great restaurant right in the middle of a neighborhood in Mykonos called Marco Polo.
Everywhere we went the food was just great, we all felt like we ate our way through Greece, thank goodness for the hills and stairs to help us work some of it off!
Faye, thank you again, this was the trip of a lifetime, and I am so pleased to have chosen you to help us plan it. There were so many different transfers and details that you had to coordinate and you did it all exceptionally well.