Welcome to Rediscover Greece
A Selection of Customer Comments and Reviews
- received by email, letter and on our holiday questionnaires.
Some individual comments relating specifically to hotels are included on each property description page.
" We are safely back from a truly memorable holiday, and we do want to thank you so much for all you did to make it such a success. Everything worked like clockwork and we had a wonderful time. I find it hard to believe that we have never been to Greece before - but we are already planning our next trip! The weather was perfect, the people very friendly, and all the Classical Sites and museums just wonderful. We managed to avoid the worst of the crowds - we are not good with coach parties!! I am a true anti-social Rushton (Liz's and my fathers were brothers!) when it comes to crowds.
Our half-day tour of Athens and the Acropolis was wonderful and we had a marvellous guide - Michaela, who you may know. We met her again, quite by chance, at Olympia, where she was taking another party. We were very glad we had changed our one-night stands to two nights - and wished we had spent three nights at Nafplion. Another time!
I have to say that our only criticism was of the Hotel Neda at Olympia - definitely not up to your standard, and it seems rather run-down. I don't know how long it is since you, or someone from Argonaut Travel, have visited it? It was way below the standard of all the other hotels, and the management seemed rather lackadaisical. The breakfasts were not up to scratch either. If we went again, we would definitely be asking for a better hotel.
We are talking about taking our motor bike on a trailer to Brindisi, leaving the car and trailer there and hopping on a ferry to Patra, and doing another, similar, tour by bike. How would you feel about putting that together for us? It would not be until next September at the earliest, as our son is getting married in Australia in April, and we have a mass family evacuation Down Under first.
Having heard my glowing reports, my brother is now keen to do a similar tour - but again, that won't be until after Australia. I will make sure he gets in touch with you when he is ready. Very many thanks, Dawn. I am so glad I found you on the internet!" - Sally Dearling - (Oct, 2012)
"we returned a few days ago, and we wanted to let you know we had a lovely time, weather was nice as was Sivota. freak hot spell brought the mosquito's out, I was lucky to receive 25 bites on one ankle. ha ha ! advice take a net, well worth it. seriously thanks for all your help, made our journey much better." - Jane & Steve Hill - (Sept, 2012).
"We had a fantastic time. The planning by Dawn was perfect. The holiday was everything I had asked for, it was all spot on!" - Linda Funnel – (Sept, 2012)
" Some arrangements I made myself, so it was the 4 day Classical tour and half day tour of Athens, that you arranged for me. It was absolutely brilliant, and if you are able to feedback to our guide Martina from GO, I would be grateful. The trip and choice of visits was really superb and Martina looked after us and gave us so much information. It was the best trip ever.
Had a fabulous time, stress free thanks to Dawn and the rediscover team. All the accomodation was value for money. Majority of the accomodation staff couldn't do enough for us. Ironically it was one of the more modern hotels where the receptionist was rude and totally unhelpful, and resulted in our car hire not being picked up. Although that didn't put a dampner on an altogether fantastic trip." - C Long - (July, 2012)
"Thankyou, all went according to schedule with out a hitch.
The Amalia in Nafplio and the Europa in Olympia were excellent.
"Well, I think you can confidently recommend Chalki to anyone seeking a quiet but “civilised” place in the sun. It was rather like I remember Symi from when I first went there 35 years ago.The hotel too is to be recommended; there was no pool at the hote -. I have just looked at the website again and there is no suggestion that there is one, but somehow I had convinced myself there was! I am not a confident enough swimmer to go into the water off the hotel terrace but fortunately there was a pleasant little beach with taverna 10 minutes walk at the back of the hotel. And the restaurant was closed – end of season! Not that that mattered too much, there were plenty of tavernas and cafes of different sorts around the quay; I’d recommend Taverna Maria for basic Greek fare, the Black Sea for seafood, Remezzo for something a bit lighter like pasta and the Minori for something with a bit more style and attention to presentation than your average taverna. That said, I can quite see that the Art Hotel would be excellent when in full swing.
Altogether we had a very enjoyable week, with all the travel arrangements going like clockwork – except for not being met at Chalki. Next year we may well change our routine and do two weeks in Greece and one in Italy or France, instead of the other way round.Best wishes and thanks for making all the arrangements." - Barry Sheppard (Sept, 2012)
" Just wanted to say that we are (reluctantly) home from sunny Crete and that we had a fabulous time - almost too hot which is hard to believe looking out of the window this morning! Almyrida is charming despite a growing number of bars along the main front strip - the Niriides Apartments are great - our apartment at the back on the first floor was lovely and quiet and their pool and facilities are fantastic - the apartment was cleaned daily and the family that run it live on site and are friendly and helpful - we had several late afternoon 'melon and sun-downer' moments with them :-) Definitely one for your list!
Several fabulous restaurants and the bus service into Chania is not bad - we loved Chania - beautiful. Thanks as always for organising the trip for us - we really are big fans of your service and it is always so nice to have a taxi waiting at the airport. Take care and best wishes
" Many thanks for your email which jogged my memory, I have been meaning to email since we returned from holiday, to thank you and Dawn for organising such a wonderful holiday for us. The whole trip was very smooth and the Kastelli hotel was absolutely gorgeous. We had a really relaxing week which was just what we needed.
"We have now returned from our wonderful holiday in Greece. We would very much like to thank you both for your part in making our holiday a very successful and most enjoyable event. All arrangements worked very well and there were no real problems at all. Again many thanks." - Ron & Sue Hughes - (April, 2012)
" Hi Dawn, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday! The accommodation was first class, the resort was the nicest we’ve ever been to and the whole thing was completely superb! We all felt very strongly that it was the best holiday we’ve ever had! Many thanks, Jen - J.Grant (August, 2011)
" I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising our holiday. We had a fantastic time and everything from being picked up at Preveza to the accommodation and return transfers went so smoothly. The resort was fantastic [Sivota] and we will definitely be returning - I have been to a number of Greek Islands and other parts of mainland Greece but this was by far the nicest as quite small, very friendly and certainly something to please everyone. " - T. Young (June, 2011)
" We had a fantastic two weeks in Georgioupolis, the Zorbas apartments are one of the best we have ever been in, the 'Boss Lady' Apostolaki Sfigenia has been there for 30 years with her sister and family and over the last three years they have refurbished them; towels were changed every other day, sheets at least four times during the two weeks, they had a taverna next door and the food there was excellent, there were also many good tavernas around, the star attraction was the pelican at the harbour. We would recommend them to anyone, there was a lovely swimming pool, a patio area at the back with sun loungers. Many thanks for all your help. - N.Wilsea (June, 2011)
" I would like to say that we were very impressed with the seamless organisation of our holiday.. thank you for all you did to ensure we had such a great time and I look forward to booking with you again."
" Thank you, in particular to Dawn. Great holiday! Would definitely book with you again"
" We were very pleased with our holiday and the amount of consideration given by Dawn in meeting my requests. We will recommend you to friends. " - C.Pack (May, 2011)
" We have just returned from the most fantastic holiday in Greece! Everything went extremely well, and all the arrangements were perfect, your attention to detail made the whole experience a pleasure. The hotel on Hydra was beautiful as was the whole island. It was the most relaxing place to stay and the food and surroundings were excellent. We would highly recommend this holiday to anyone who wanted to see Greece but also enjoy some relaxation and scenery. "
" Very satisfied, we will book with you again. " - J.Glover (May, 2011)
" I really wanted to say thank you for all of your help, you tuned in to our needs perfectly and we couldn't have asked for more."
" We returned from our holiday to Greece on Saturday, and I thought you would like to know that we had a fantastic time. All three accommodations that you arranged for us were lovely. We were also lucky to be upgraded at the Ganimede to a luxury family suite and one grade on the hire car. Driving in Greece wasn't nearly as hard as I'd been told and the twisting mountain roads up to and back from Galaxidi were absolutely beautiful and a joy to drive. So thank you very much for your efforts. I imagine that we will be in touch again for other holidays. " - Julia & David (September, 2010)
" Thank you Rediscover for finding a holiday that matched our requirements and sending us many options - lovely holiday. " - R.Leathley (July, 2010)
" We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday which you had organised extremely well and went off without a hitch. Many thanks for your efforts - your organisation was impeccable. Well done!"
" We had an excellent holiday in Panormo, everything went extremely well, the taxi was waiting when we arrived, an excellent driver on the dark mountain roads, the apartments were ready and they are lovely, extremely clean and well cared for.... Thanks for looking after us we all enjoyed it and look forward - hopefully - to another year. " - N.Wilsea (June, 2010)
"Rediscover the World helped me to fulfil the dream of a lifetime - to visit Greece. Their friendly and personal advice, help and support was invaluable - I literally couldn't have done it without them. I would recommend Rediscover the World without hesitation to anyone who wants a really good thorough and above all, special service when booking their holidays"
" The holiday was FANTASTIC! GREAT HOLIDAY, keep up the good work"
" Very impressed with the efficiency of your company - transfers (to Hydra) were faultless. We have already recommended you to our friends and intend to book our main holiday through you for next year. Many thanks"
"Thanks very much for all your help and the lovely service we have received to date. You made this holiday booking very easy !"
"Much better than a package holiday. A lot more personal and not herded in and out like sheep."
"Our holiday was superbly organised as was our last one with you [in Morocco]."
"Thank you for arranging our holiday. We had a wonderful time. The two places you sent us were ideal, we particularly liked Sivota."
"Alex, who booked the holiday, was very responsible and helpful."
"Many thanks for helping to organise a holiday that met our needs perfectly."
"Thank you to you and your team, you provided an excellent and professional service. That was indeed value-for-money."
"We had a fantastic time, thanks for organising it so quickly and efficiently - would love to travel with you again."
"Extremely quick responses to my emails, answered all my questions in detail. Very helpful especially as I was nervous about booking over the Internet without previous knowledge of Rediscover."
"All hotels were clean and locations excellent... we were very impressed with your selection. Fly drive route was perfect, good locations and distances between." - PELOPONNESE
"We had an excellent holiday with you, when we booked a Peloponnese fly drive."
"The holiday arrangements went perfectly and we had one of the most relaxing holidays for many years, so thanks to you and all your staff." - AEGINA.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our fourteen days in Aegina. The organisation was excellent - thank you for all your help. On this performance I would be most happy to recommend your services to anyone. We are most grateful, thanks again."
"Very helpful company, no problems answering my questions."
"Very helpful and friendly personal service on phone. Thank you for recommending an excellent resort for a family holiday." - AGIOS GORDIOS, CORFU.
"This was the first time we have booked a holiday in this way. We will certainly do so again, many thanks."
"Thank you very much for your help, we had a great holiday."
"Dawn, your work was very efficient and friendly."
"The Levant Hotel was wonderful with very friendly staff. Pelekas has retained its "Greekness" which we liked. Excellent free bus service to 2 beaches. Thank you for recommending a lovely resort and excellent hotel."