Normally I plan our family trips myself, but I was intimidated by the thought of arranging transportation between multiple islands in Greece, so I filled out an online form with Zicasso Travel. In no time I was contacted by this travel agent in Athens, to whom we had been referred by Zicasso. After a few e-mail exchanges and a telephone conversation, our agent sent me a proposed itinerary for our trip. The itinerary included both our agent's recommendations (Athens, Mykonos and Santorini) and my family’s request to include Naxos. The proposed itinerary offered options for excursions at each island for us to choose from. We expressed our preferences as to hotel class and cost, and were pleased that the final itinerary did not exceed our budget.
At each location we were greeted at the airport of port by drivers who transported us to our hotels in comfort. We were also met by representatives of our travel company in Athens, (including our agent himself,) and by representatives of affiliated agencies at each island. We were provided with the vouchers needed for our activities, maps of the local area, and recommendations as to restaurants. It was reassuring to know that we had help just a phone call away if we encountered any problems along the way.
We never needed to reach out to the representatives as everything worked as planned. We enjoyed private tours of historic sites, sailing trips, and even a private winery tour and cooking lesson. All of our guides were very knowledgeable and professional.
Our entire family particularly enjoyed the sailing trips we took. They included great food, beautiful views, and an opportunity for swimming. My husband and I particularly enjoyed our winery tour (as reflected by the four bottles of vin santo we bought) and the cooking demonstration we were treated to when we stopped for lunch.
If we could take the trip again I would make it longer, adding another day at each stop. I feel that we barely saw a fraction of the sites we could see in Athens and Santorini. Our stay at Naxos would have benefited from renting a car or hiring a driver to see more of the island.
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