When I began my search for a vacation to Greece, I came across Zicasso as a way to find a good match with a travel agency/travel guide that could help with our unique needs. I was thrilled with the result. We were matched with 2 travel agents which both had a full list of exciting tours and special ideas. We decided to book with this company and were paired with a travel agent. Our travel agent was simply the very best! He was creative, attentive, knowledgeable, flexible and very patient with my family from the moment we met through the final days of our adventure.
Our vacation came together after a few hours of discussion with our travel agent. We have 3 boys (ages 8-12) that are very active and love to swim. We were also traveling with my mother-in-law, a beautiful active 60+ inexperienced traveler. So we had a wide list of things we wanted to do but also knew we couldn't take the boys on a 10 hour history tour. Our travel agent helped us pull together a perfect mix of ancient Greece and activities for my boys.
Our trip was a dream come true. We would highly recommend working with Zicasso, this travel company and this agent every time you want to plan the perfect Greece Adventure!
Our time in Athens was on the top of everyone's list - we stayed at a hotel that had a roof top pool and restaurant looking out at the Acropolis / Parthenon. It was breathtaking. We then had a Food Tour of Athens, where our guide took us around Athens trying figs, spanakopita, greek coffee, greek pastries, cheeses, olives, olive oil, breed and proper souvlaki! We had a break and then met a new guide that walked us around the Acropolis and Parthenon. What a great day!
Our second favorite was our private catamaran boat tour of Santorini - let me just say WOW! The boys were able to jump off the boat to swim and dive all afternoon. The personal chef made some of the best food we had experienced in Greece and the team were friendly and engaging with our boys. We felt like family and wanted the trip to last forever. The views of the sunset from the sea ... were unreal. It was so memorable for our family.
Finally, our family loved our time on the island of Naxos. We stayed at the most beautiful hotel and had a private villa and pool for our family. While had no plans during our 5 days, we enjoyed every moment driving around seeing different ancient ruins, taking wind-surfing lessons, eating on the beach at the hotels' sister resort and being able to absorb the culture. We would return to Naxos in a heartbeat and only stay at this hotel - the staff treated us like we were long lost relatives and we could not have felt more at home.
The only downturn to our amazing trip was our choice for hotels in Santorini. The hotel was gorgeous and had the most spectacular views of the Caldera - it felt like were on a movie set! In addition, the staff was just incredibly welcoming and friendly. So for no fault of the hotel - I would have selected a more family friendly location. Our 3 boys were too much for the guests ... they are energetic boys that want to swim and play. Our choice was very quiet and more geared for honeymooners. I would happily return to our hotel with my husband (just the 2 of us) but I would suggest a different location for traveling families.
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