Accommodation in small family run hotels was much preferable to large 'could be anywhere hotels'.
I also really enjoyed the different areas that we toured in Greece.Would love to see a tour that included some of northern Greece.I have never seen water as clear, and combined with a perfect temperature, and a saltiness that gave amazing buoyancy, it was an unforgettable experience.My favorite museum experience was in the National Archaeological Museum, looking at the bronze running horse with a boy atop, stunning in the red room, and learning about the Antikythera mechanism." Athens & the Heart of Greece in 14 Days Tour exceeded my expectations."My favorites are swimming at the beach in Kardemyli, walking through the maze of paths in lower Monemvasia, and the Greek dinner with live entertainment in Nafplio." I had a great time and I would recommend it highly to future travelers.
I especially liked going when the weather was cooler.The food was excellent, particularly at the lunches and dinners arranged by Colin."Being able to walk through and experience sites which were centuries old and standing next to the spot where the Olympic Flame was just lit to begin its journey." Colin is very knowledgeable and gave us some incite into the culture and economy of Greece.I saw and learned about the major sites and I especially enjoyed the small villages and the rural countryside."The National Archeology Museum and seeing "THE MECHANISM'.The Rick Steves Athens & the Heart of Greece tour is an odyssey of time-travel thrills, from Athens' majestic Acropolis to the must-see ancient sites of Delphi, Olympia, Epidavros, and Mycenae. This morning we'll cross the causeway to tackle the massive rock that shoots straight up out of the blue-green Aegean Sea.