Antonio was helpful in suggesting minimum nights necessary in Istanbul and was also helpful at the last minute in finding us a new hotel in our preferred area on the way back. In fact we structured our visit to Turkey differently given his suggestions. Given our time constraints in planning, he was instrumental in helping us finalize our trip plans.
He also was helpful in processing two person’s credit cards, which led to some confusion about what constituted the full bill charged on each credit card. No problems, but he could have itemised each charge that he did, which would have been more helpful in figuring out who owed who money between travel partners. In addition, it was challenging to coordinate plans originally due to time difference.
The fact that we were not always on the internet did not help either, b/c we were not able to check his posting online, etc.
We stayed in affordable lodging, but would have preferred to rent apartments, or stay in culturally more popular areas, not the tourist areas.
Discovering parts of Santorini, cultural activities in Athens, finding the beach near Athens, meeting people from the region; hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, touring Hagia Sofia and learning about the influence of many different cultures and religions. Discovering the delicious palette of food in Greece, Turkey, and Morocco, ranging from the delicious yoghurt and kebabs in Greece to the delicious food at … in Istanbul to the couscous and tagines in Morocco.
I was very happy we did not sign up for any arranged tours in advance.
Rent more apartments and cook food. Or take cooking classes. Do not stay in hotels near the tourist attractions. Spend more time in Cappadocia. We also asked for gyms or pools, and as a result of not having that at our own hotels, we frequented other hotels at day rates.