- Thanos is a tour leader extraordinaire. He attended to EVERY detail imaginable on our trip, from determining the changes needed to the itinerary to keep everyone safe from rough winds (and executing this seamlessly by arranging a Coach as needed to ensure we didn't miss a thing)....to taking our orders for us in restaurants so that we wouldn't be challenged by a language issue and even helping the restaurants to serve meals. His stories are engaging and informative. There is nothing like swimming in the Agean sea off the boat with literally nothing around but awe-inspiring scenery! As a partial vegetarian, I was amazed that in a group of 16 people, the 3 vegetarians plus one non-dairy & non-gluten eater were fully accommodated so that in the boat's tiny ally kitchen, 3 different meals were prepared for EVERY meal. Normally I adjust to the norm of the group around me but on this trip I was made to feel special and treated to custom meals for each occasion. Wonderful! The only challenge for me is that I typically sleep in a very cool room at home with a fan on and I am a light sleeper. The small rooms with tiny windows to the exterior get very hot & stuffy in the warm weather understandably. If you find this difficult too, I found that bringing along a small portable battery operated fan (and replacement batteries) and literally putting it right by my head at night, helped me not to feel claustrophobic and helped me to sleep better. This was my first Explore trip but certainly won't be my last!!
Published on: 27 September 2016