Choosing the right travel advisor

Travel as we knew it has changed. DYI planning may be ok for a weekend escape to New York or for a week's break at the beach on the coast of Lake Michigan, but a trip to Greece involves lots of coordination.

➤ Choose an advisor who is open to hearing what you want.
➤ Choose an expert in the area you will be traveling.
➤ Choose an advisor with close in country connections.
➤ Choose an advisor with an on the ground, in country team.

Before you opt to use our services we'd like to tell you a bit about ourselves.

We're Carole & Basil, partners in life,  partners in travel. The Cliff Notes version of our story is below.

Adventurous American girl meets romantic aspiring Greek writer boy.

You'll find the long version here.

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Wanderlust Sagittarius, World Traveler, Philhellene, Mother, Daughter, Wife, Animal lover, Workaholic Dreamer 

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Nature lover, Linguist, Translator & Intepreter, Techie wizard, Constant gardener, Father, Husband, Foodie

The internet can be a *Pandora's box when it comes to DYI travel planning.

No two travelers are exactly the same, so how can generic travel advice work for everyone?

*Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology connected with the myth of Pandora in Hesiod's Works and Days. In modern times an idiom has grown from it meaning "Any source of great and unexpected troubles", or alternatively "A present which seems valuable but which in reality is a curse".

Our simple process designed to let you skip the worrying

Four simple steps to your perfect Greek vacation.

Step 1

Schedule a free 15 minute phone call with us.

We look forward to talking with you!

Join us through our contact form and schedule a time that is convenient to talk.

It will give us a chance to tell you who we are and ask you about your dream trip.

Step 2

Hire us to plan your dream journey.

Our planning process

We are travel planners. As each trip we plan is individual and unique, we need to spend the time needed to try to best understand your dreams for your trip. For that we charge a fee based on the number of travel days.

Step 3

Complete our travel planning questionnaire so we can get to know more about you.

We want to know more

Complete our travel planning questionnaire so we can get to know more about you and your traveling companions.

That will help us understand your style of travel, your budget, what you hope to see and will help us give you realistic expectations on your travel plans.

We are now ready to work and create a custom itinerary for you.

Step 4

Once your itinerary is complete, give us the go ahead to book your journey or use it as your template for DIY reservations.

Itinerary process

We hope you will be excited to see the custom itinerary we will have created for you based on your requests and peppered with some of our suggestions.

This may be the first draft. You may like it as it is, or you may have some changes to make.

We will revise your itinerary based on our initial conversations and your wishes.


“Created a fantastic itinerary of 3 Greek islands. All the details of airport transfers, hotel bookings and guided tours were handled and exceeded my expectations. I have traveled extensively in Greece but every trip with Real Greece Travel surprises me with authentic Greek experiences the go beyond the obvious tourist destinations. Carole and Basil Kezios are expert travel coordinators with a true love of all thing Greece.”
Kiki S, repeat client

Nothing speaks to the value and success of our planning services than hearing from the folks we've worked with.

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