“Ecstatic about both parts of the Complete Greece trip”
Transport and hotels were fine throughout. The programme was varied and interesting and pre-arranged meals gave us a full variety of Greek foods, especially salads. The yoghurt, in particular, was thick and creamy, and with runny honey poured over, made a great breakfast or dessert. Both programmes gave plenty of free time for exploring or shopping - a very nice balance of business and leisure. Security was never a problem. We felt completely at ease with the social environment. Mainland Greece focused primarily on archaeology, history and monasteries, all amidst spectacular scenery.
The Island tour was completely different, particularly Crete, which seemed to be a country of its own. Wild and untamed still, with its own intriguing recipes, embellished with local mountain herbs. The Santorini visit was excellent in itself, with Oia being a perfect small but sophisticated town. People might like to know, that that side of the island has no ready access to beaches. The severity of the volcanic scenery was something in itself though and the cliff walk was a highlight for nearly everybody. We had a picnic on the hill above our hotel and watched the famous sunset from there.
The size of the groups was perfect for getting around and made for a lot more flexibility than big buses. Both our guides were very well informed and both brought the Greek myths to life for us. And of course, everything was well organized while flexible. As an 81 year old I was worried about the fitness level, but was able to bow gracefully out of the cliff walk and only do half of the monastery hike. All the rest was just fine.
I wish to thank Leanne from Global Journeys for her prompt and helpful responses to my anxious enquiries.