My Big Fat Greek Vacation

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

There were inspirational moments every single day of the trip. Whether it was seeing the actual rock from which Paul addressed the Corinthians, bicycling on the most beautiful stretch of coastline I have ever seen (near Nafplio) or simply cresting a challenging hill, the trip was filled with magical moments.

What did you think of your group leader?

I cannot say enough good things about our trip leaders, Yiannis and Kristos. Yiannis was generally in charge of bicycling with the group, acting as tour guide, and telling Greek mythological stories. Kristos was in charge of driving the van, bicycle maintenance and was in charge of everything food and alcohol related. Both did a masterful job keeping us safe, informed and well-fed. I was most impressed with how the two communicated with one another and synchronized their actions. It seemed as though Kristos magically appeared at the busier intersections and blocked traffic for us with the van. Yiannis was always aware of the traffic around us and masterfully directed traffic to keep us safe. I especially enjoyed hearing Yiannis' take on current events in Greece and respected his convictions and ideology. Both leaders possess a terrific sense of humor which is perhaps the most important trait for creating an enjoyable trip experience.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Book your trip to Greece and be lucky enough to have Yiannis and Kristos as your trip leaders! You may want to ride a hill or two before you come. I'm from Iowa where the world is still flat so it took me a day or two to get used to the hills.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I'd just like to say thank you to our trip leaders and to the group we traveled with. Peter, Mike, John, Reg, Mary, Kiran, Indu, Dave, kathy, Graham, Jan, Bob and Barb, you made the trip a fun and memorable experience for us. I don't know if we have ever traveled with a group demonstrating so much comradery without any drama. We love to book trips through Exodus because, as Americans, it gives us an opportunity to get to know people from the UK and other parts of the world. Best of luck to all! Come see us next time you get to Iowa.