Sharon & Carmelita, Canada - Vacation: Greek Dream
We're baaaackk!! Hey Tia! Back to reality :( We've been back for a few days now but I have just finally been able to upload our pics (which I will send to you by separate email).
First of all, both Carmelita and I would like to truly thank you and your team for arranging such a wonderful, stress-free, enjoyable and most memorable holiday... from the moment I clicked onto your website and filled in the info of our travel needs right down to our plane landing back home...everything worked out wonderfully! This trip was seriously one we both will never forget!
All three hotels were impeccable! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating to our needs throughout our stay. The locations were spot on! The views from our rooms were stunning! All travel arrangements between airports, hotels and ferry boats were great; Especially, our driver in Athens who seemingly turned out to be our "personal driver" to and from Athens airport and Amalia Hotel during both trips to Athens. I'm not sure whether that was set up or just a coincidence but we were both very glad to see a familiar face because he was truly very kind and helpful in giving us wonderful travel advice.
We had a great and informative tour guide, Marianne, in Athens who took us on that walking city tour which was awesome! Going into the spectacular museum and seeing and learning the history of Athens, walking through the Acropolis, taking the metro and strolling through the markets and shops... AMAZING!
Then onto the unbelievable resort and spa in Mykonos! The entire resort was unreal! Being completely white in structures and furniture, it felt clean, calm and quite posh! The entire staff was so very friendly! Carmelita and I spent a day just relaxing by the pool and then headed to the spa for a wonderful massage! The food was very good at their restaurants but what blew us away was the view from our table while having our meals... breathtaking! We also spent another day on a great city & island tour and we were even brave enough to take the local bus ourselves in and out of the city/to and from our resort!
And when we thought that it couldn't get any better, we landed on the island of Santorini!!! WOW!!! The view from Rocabella Hotel was absolutely STUNNING!!! Because the Bollywood film production was staying there but leaving the day after our arrival, the room they initially put us in was a bit under our expectations. The receptionist told us afterward that she noticed it on our faces and so offered to move us the next day when the Bollywood peeps left. And sure enough, when we returned from our trip to the city the following day, it was to our pleasant surprise that the room they moved us into was unbelievable! The sea view was unreal! Again, the restaurant view of the sunset was so truly breathtaking!! This resort is exactly how I pictured Greece would be... white cube homes and clear blue water! It really was just like paradise!
So needless to say, it was a very sad day when we had to leave :( The Greek islands are like no place we have ever been or seen before in our lives! This trip was definitely one of our dreams come true and certainly one of the most memorable birthdays I have ever had in all of my...uhm...40...uhm...years! And Travelive, especially with your help, was such a huge part of it!
So again, we both cannot thank YOU enough for helping us experience an amazing dream come true!!! :)
I am quite certain that we will be in touch again for another big trip next year!!!
'Till then Tia...take care,
Sharon & Carmelita