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Worlds of Distinction

Wonderful comments from our independent travelers…

We had a fantastic trip! Thank you for all your work designing a once-in-a-lifetime trip for our family. The guides, drivers, transfer assistant, yacht crew, and hotel staff were all very welcoming. The work you all do is fantastic!

— M.M., Minneapolis, Minnesota

The entire tour was handled extremely well. We were quite happy with everything. Rachel was outstanding with details.

— K.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Flawless execution. Three for three!

— J.V. Hinsdale, Illinois [After completing their third Hellenic Adventure]

I was looking for a trip that qualified as a “bucket list experience.” It exceeded my expectations and will be something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you so very much! The trip was priceless. We give your team 6 stars on a 5-star rating!

— J.W., Prescott, Wisconsin

Everything was great. Very good guides. Cooking class was great. Such friendly people. Dimitris was great! He made us feel like family.

— M.L., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our itinerary really suited our desires. You really listened to what we wanted and executed it perfectly. Thank you!

— L.T., West Chester, Pennsylvania

We could not possibly have put this trip together ourselves, due to lack of knowledge of the best guides, best restaurants, best places to visit, most wonderful villa near Kardamyli, etc. We really could not have done it ourselves at any price.

— K.H. and D.H., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you prefer small group travel, Hellenic Adventures is the travel company for you. Lots of give and take in developing the itinerary, and the attention to detail is very good. We especially liked the transportation assistants, expert guides, and quality/location of hotel accommodations, which often presents confusion into the mix when we “go it alone.” Enough free time to breath. Great mix of planned and unplanned activities. Time to explore on our own. Help where help is needed.

— M.M., Independence, Missouri

Enjoyed the breadth and depth of Italian culture and the overall quality of what we saw! Art, architecture, scenery, the guides, drivers, accommodations and even the people.

— J.E. and M.E., Alamo, California

It was a great trip and the package you created for us was excellent. Thodoris in Athens was very helpful—especially with altering our schedule to allow us to see friends and family. We all enjoyed this trip and hope to return to Greece soon!

— D.M., Roseville, Minnesota

We had an amazing family vacation with some spectacular views and experiences not to mention some funny stories. I would highly recommend your services and would use you again.

— L.S., Powell, Ohio

Everything was perfectly arranged and proceeded without any problems. This is so important on vacation—no worries and lots to see and do in our limited time away. Looking forward to Peru!

— S.L., Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts [On their third Hellenic Adventure with a fourth to come!]

Wonderful attention to detail and prompt help when needed—much appreciated. A+++ Rachel, thanks!

— C.Y., San Francisco, California

When I think back, I think the special stops stood out more than the archaeology—to some extent. Though I wouldn’t have wanted to change anything, stand outs were the artist’s home/studio, cooking class, and winery.

— D.S., Highland Park, Illinois

We can see why Hellenic Adventures was recommended by Condé Nast. We wanted the best and we got it!

— M.Q. Waltham, Massachusetts

This trip was definitely a trip of a lifetime. Expensive and worth every penny!

— A.L., Little Falls, Minnesota

Travels with Leftheris

We haven’t stopped talking about our journey or thinking about our great memories. Truly the trip of a lifetime… We have the added joy of new friends as well.

— J.M.2, Denver, Colorado

We loved the beauty and the quiet and the openness of the Tuscan countryside. We would not have wanted to miss any of the sites of Venice, Florence, and Rome, but it was Tuscany that stole our hearts. It was an expensive trip but a good value for the experience we had. It was absolutely worth the cost.

—R.W & J.W., Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Surpassed our expectations! The trip was terrific and our two fearless leaders made it a real adventure!

— N.S., Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Enjoyed learning about another area of Greece. Thought the places we visited, the places we stayed, and the food we experienced were wonderful. You did an amazing job and helped me realize things about myself. This is as important to me as anything I saw.

— C.C., Branson West, Missouri

Leftheris and Jane are an excellent leadership team! So much fun. Because of their knowledge and leadership, they enhanced our trip to Greece, and thank you, Rachel, for all your help!

— D.K., Paynesville, Minnesota

Trip exceeded my expectations. Enjoyed the whole experience. The expense was almost invaluable. FANTASTIC.

— Anonymous, Minneapolis, Minnesota

It would not be possible to find a more congenial group of fellow travelers. We genuinely enjoyed getting to know them and sharing this experience. Where are we going next year?

—R.W & J.W., Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

I can truthfully say that I have never had a more fulfilling vacation. Perfect!

— L.R., Los Angeles, California


We’ve gotten rave reviews for our local guides in every destination! These words popped up again and again in our evaluations…

Very knowledgeable!

Very passionate!

Best guide we’ve ever had!

Delightful guide—so passionate about history!

A most engaging guide!

Provided a good view of present-day Athens in addition to the historical sites—very interesting

Guide was fabulous!

Our guide’s sense of humor and playfulness resonated with all of us.

Friendly, knowledgeable and professional in every way!

Very personable and connected with all of us

An outstanding guide!

A fabulous guide!

Our guide’s presentation style helps you imagine being there in ancient times.

Fun and informative

Very personable! Fun and great conversationalist. Introduced us to food and local customs.

Special Activities

We’re very proud of the many special services we’ve sought out!

On our hiking in Naxos

Adored our hiking guide. We learned so much!

Our guide was outstanding, very knowledgeable, and sweet. Very down to earth and made everything fun.

On the winery tour in Santorini

The sommelier was great! I’ll be buying some wine here!

On a cooking class in the countryside of Mt Pelion

This was very fun with great food!

One of my favorite things!

We loved this class!

On our cooking class in Florence

One of the most memorable parts of the trip!

A perfect way to end our trip. So much fun to be in the kitchen with our chef—the menu was fabulous!

On hiking in the countryside of Mt Pelion

Loved Dimitris!

Good driver, good photographer, good guy!

On visiting a local Cretan artist in his home/studio

We all loved this experience. It was one of our best!

On several special tours in the Tuscan countryside

Our guide was fantastic! A+ A+ A+!

On the cooking class in the Tuscan villa

Loved the food! Engaging people! FUN! A highlight of our trip!

On our excursion to the Isle of Capri

Loved the boat and crew and our guide. A lot of fun!!

On the cooking class and meal in our private villa in Tuscany

Our family and guests really like this activity!

On private sailing in Santorini

The crew was fun and the food was fabulous!

This was an absolute highlight for us!

On our private tours in Cyprus

Our guide was excellent—helpful and knowledgeable.

On our tour of villages in Sifnos

Loved this! The pottery tour was excellent—our granddaughter was able to create a bowl on a pottery wheel under instruction from a talented potter.