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  • Dear Ender,

    I just wanted to send you a note to express our gratitude for arranging our wonderful trip to Greece. We arrived home this weekend exhausted but filled with beautiful memories. Every arrangement you made for us was flawless. Even the one "glitch," when the Hotel Hermes did not have room for us on our return to Athens on the 7th, turned out for the best. They had arranged for us to stay the night at the Hotel Plaka with its exciting rooftop view of the Acropolis. We enjoyed our last night in Greece over cocktails while the lights came on. It was magnificent!
    The tours were fantastic! Professor Sofia was charming and brilliant during our private tour of Athens. The trips to Sounion, Mycenae and Delos were spectacular. Tina gave us the insider's tour of Santorini. Thank you for the complementary trip to the Temple of Poseidon. Our knowledge of ancient history and the writings of Homer were challenged as we tried to keep up with all of the wonderous sights.
    Mr. Tasos was always on time and extremely helpful with recommendations for discovering and navigating the Plaka, the Agora and Athens' subway and taxi systems. When one of our party expressed an interest in traditional Greek music, he gave us several of his personal CD's.
    All of the transfers were on time and comfortable. Our "fast ferry" trip from Santorini to Mykonos was a real treat. Our flights on Agean were easily arranged at the airports.
    A special thanks has to go to our hosts on Santorini, Katerina and Dimitrius. We have never stayed anywhere, in the States or abroad with such gracious and friendly people. They also spoke highly of you. Our stay at the Irida Studios was the highlight of our trip. We are already making plans to return to Santorini in the future and stay with them.
    I'm sure you hear this from all of your clients, but the people of Greece made us feel welcome and honoured guests in your country.
    We have friends who are planning a trip to Greece next year. I will give them our enthusiastic recommendation for your services as well as for the three hotels you arranged for us. We could not have asked for better or more appropriate accommodations. They were perfect for our needs.

    From my family, thank you again. We will never forget our trip to Greece and our 40th wedding anniversary celebration among the wonderful people of Greece.
    Jim H., USA 
  • Just a quick mail to say thank you very much indeed for all you and your 'agents' did to make our holiday as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. Everything worked as 'clockwork' and Santorini is absolutely wonderful.

    Many many thanks once again for all.
    Colleen & George (UK)
  • Hello,

    I just wanted to thank you for all your work planning my trip in Greece. I had a wonderful time and I was very impressed with the service you provided.I will recommend your travel agency to my friends if they ever decide to travel to Greece.

    Kyla V. (Canada) 
  • Hello Ender,

    Claire and I got back from our trip to Greece last week, and we had a wonderful time. I want to express my huge sincere thanks to you, though. I have never used a travel agent like this before - one who helps with the details of the whole trip - let alone GETTING A TRAVEL AGENT OFF THE INTERNET!!! So, I had some apprehensions as to what would or would not materialize. All I can say is that everything went PERFECTLY! There was not the tiniest detail that went wrong. The hotels were just great - exactly what we wanted in perfect locations for our needs. The transportation issues were total non-issues. Wherever we went friendly, helpful people were right there to greet us and gave us contacts for each island in case we had any questions or needed help with anything. And they were right there, as outlined on your schedule, to pick us up and get us to the next ferry or airplane. Things went totally like clockwork. Absolutely no hassles over paperwork or money or anything. It was pretty amazing and I still can't believe everything went as well as your carefully laid out schedule for us.

    The only disappointment for me is that Claire and I had hoped to meet you and thank you personally when we were in Santorini, so I apologize that we were not able to get around to your office. We only were in Fira for a few hours and spent most of the time elsewhere on the island.

    My husband, Don and I, plan to come back to Greece 2 years from now. Although we have always done all the work researching and booking trips ourselves, with out hesitation, we will call you several months before coming and use your expertise again. Now that we know how good you are, it makes no sense not to.

    So thank-you again. You did a tremendous job and the result was that Claire and I had a fabulous, totally hassle-free experience in your wonderful country.
    Kim and Claire, Canada 
  • Thank you for all of your help with our travel plans. We arrived Santorini on Friday. The Bellonias Villas is a wonderful place and I am very pleased with our accommodations. Thank you also for the information packet you provided.

    Nancy H. (USA)
  • We just want to take this opportunity to thank Ender for the B E S T time we've ever had on the tour he set up for us. We just arrived back home and can't stop talking about how everything turned out so perfect. The hotels were centrally located in each city so we did not have to do a lot of walking and everything was close to the main tourist attractions. We took wonderful pictures of our stays in the four cities we visited, Mykonos,Santorini, and Athens, and Istanbul but the best memories remain in our hearts.. It was a trip of a lifetime and hopefully we will be able to return for longer stays in Athens, and Istanbul and it will surely will be through your agency and with Ender's help. He did a fantastic job in the planning and drawing an itinerary that turned out better than we planned. We will definitely plan future trips with you and will highly recommend your agency to all of our friends who travel, YOUR THE BEST, THANKS AGAIN.

    Mary, USA
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. One of the best vacations we have ever taken. It was so nice to have someone always waiting for us when we needed a ride. The hotels were great (Jason Prime could have been in a better location especially for women travelling alone, but after a couple of hours we got used to being the only women on the street.) Thanks again for all your help and I will definitely highly recommend your travel service. This has definitely been a great travel experience...thanks again.

    Alaine, USA
  • Hello Nikos and Ender,

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your very professional scheduling and finalizing all my plans for my trip to Greece, which unfortunately is finished. While in Greece, I heard many horror stories of people who had used a variety of other travel agents, only to be left stranded at hotels with planes and boats to catch, but I fortunately had no such occurences. The taxis were all on schedule, as was the whole trip. I was so pleased and would highly recommend your services to anyone I know who will be travelling to Greece in the future.

    Thank you again and I hope you have a great day.
    Jean, USA
  • Dear Ender

    Just a quick email to thank you for all the fabulous arrangements you made for us in the Greek Islands. We will email again later with a few more details but since we have been home on the 29th September our daughter gave birth to a beautiful little boy on the 3rd October and we are very busy with them and returning to work.

    Words cannot describe how wonderful the Greek Islands were it felt like we were in Heaven. Other than a couple of minor things the arrangements were perfect.

    Thank you for the experience of a life time.
    Norm and Kathy, Australia
  • Hello Ender,

    I wanted to thank you and Kivotos Travel for arranging a wonderful trip. Our honeymoon went off without a hitch. All of our transfers arrived early and we didnt have problem with hotel check in. Thanks alot for an amazing honeymoon!

    Scott and Frances, Canada
  • Hi Ender,

    I wanted to thank you for coordinating a wonderful trip. We had a great time & truly enjoyed our vacation. I would recommend you to anyone I know traveling to Greece!

    Thanks again!
    Suzette, USA 
  • Nikos,

    Our holiday was FANTASTIC - you delivered everything you promised you would and more. We truly enjoyed your beautiful country (although it was a little on the hot side last week).
    I won’t hesitate to use you and your company again for further travel to Greece or recommend you to others.

    Thank you so much for all that you have done.
    Tom, USA  
  • Dear Nikos,

    I just wanted to let you know that we're back in Dubai now, and we had a really great trip. Everything worked out well, all the transfers were on time - and you guys did an amazing job.

    Thanks for all your help. When any of us visit Greece again, we will be sure to contact you.
    Kathryn, Dubai
  • Ender,

    I wanted to write at the end of our trip and thank you and Kivotos Travel very much. Both Meghan and I had a fantastic trip, a truly memorable experience. We wanted to give special praise for the Santorini hotel we stayed at, the Xenones Filotera. While every hotel had a very helpful staff and wonderful accommodations, the Xenones Filotera really exceeded our expectations. The reception desk was always staffed with very helpful and knowledgeable individuals, who were able to anticipate our requests and set up fantastic day trips and for us. The hotel restaurant and bar attendants were the friendliest hotel employees we met while on our trip, and really made a wonderful experience truly amazing. I just wanted you and your travel agency to know that about the Xenones Filotera, and please convey our thanks once again to them.

    Again, thank you very much, you set up an amazing honeymoon for my wife and I, and we hope to work with you and your agency again in the future.
    Gary (USA)