What our guests say about us

2017

SANTORINI, NAXOS & SMALL CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY

18 March 2017

“Thank you for this amazing walking holiday in Santorini & Naxos. Wonderful islands! I loved spending time in nature, with Ed, Emma, Kim, Sze Mei and you Annie. All our adventure trips were so much beautiful and surprising. I’ll come back to Greece, definitely.” Lea, France

“Thanks so much for a wonderful time – loved every bit of our trip. Greece is a wonderful country with warm people and very very yummy food! Really appreciated the care that you’ve taken to ensure my dietary restrictions don’t stop me from enjoying the local cuisine. I’d definitely recommend your services to my friends – loved the variety each day had been. All the best to you!” Sze Mei, Malaysia

“A BIG “TERIMA KASIH” (Thank you) Annie for giving us such an unforgettable time in Greece. This is one of my best holidays ever and because of you, I’m now hooked with walking holidays. Thanks for the wonderful introduction to the Greek cuisine, you never fail to surprise us every evening with the wonderful finales of great food after a long day of walking. I really hope to be back and to have you guiding us on many more explorations of this amazing country called Greece! Love.” Kim, Malaysia

“Our first trip to Greece far surpassed our expectations. The wild flowers were out and colorful, the weather was sunny and comfortable for walking, and although many places were still closed Annie found delicious food and comfortable places to stay. As we travelled from Santorini to Naxos we found the hikes increasingly interesting and diverse… Thanks to Annie, our walking was never boring – always something new to see and learn. Thank you for a wonderful two weeks of exploring Greek islands filled with beauty and history.” Emma, USA

“Annie, thank you for your guidance through our walking holiday. Form me it was a perfect way to spend two glorious weeks walking and enjoying great views and history. I appreciated my quiet time walking while you and Emma solved all the world problems. I will definitely remember “Skopelitis” in a good adventure way. I will also recommend this tour to our friends back home. I took more pictures on this trip than any other one, and I will send you the good ones.” Ed, USA

2016

NAXOS & THE SMALL CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY

17 September 2016

2016-09-25-18-05-26“What an amazing holiday! The people, food and landscape, especially seeing the other islands from Mt Zas – amazing! The local people are really friendly & helpful and their cooking is fantastic! This was the best organised walking holiday we’ve been on and that was totally down to the Guide – nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to help us. We will be back in spring next time for the flowers. Thanks.” Joanne & Ewan, UK

WEST CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY

1 June 2016

2016-06-10-11-36-19“I had a fantastic holiday. Ten out of ten possible. Walking in beautiful landscapes, visiting fantastic beaches and wonderful villages, meeting Greek people and eating great food. The guide was large part of that. Very professional and with a big heart. xx” Eric, Norway

“Loved Milos… great guide and beautiful lady… great company… super colours, what more? Happy travels.” Jill, UK

Naxos walking holiday

14 May 2016

24-may“I’m already thinking about my next trip to Greece! Your thoughtful attention to detail before my arrival and all through the week made this a truly memorable and delightful experience. Thank you so much for introducing me to your beautiful country – and for being such a lovely guide to our congenial group. I hope to see you again either in Greece or when you come to the States. Warm regards.” Susan, USA

2016-05-16-12-50-08“Thank you very much for an excellent guided trip in Naxos. We enjoyed it very much and we appreciated your expertise in planning out our routes and getting us out there on time. There were many highlights, the ascent to Mt. Zas being one of the best. We enjoyed the company of the other participants and thus met new friends and spent a convivial time at meal times, breakfasts e.t.c. Had it not been for your local knowledge, your expertise in organizing things, the trip would have been anywhere but enjoyable.” Ken & Val, Scotland

SYROS & TINOS WALKING HOLIDAY

30 April 2016

syrosandtinos“Thank you for the interesting walks and meals. Also for your help on Thursday with my travelling arrangements! Your “flexible” friend.” Annie, UK

“Thank you for the fab walks and all your knowledge. Also your cheerfulness. Love.” Hannah, UK

NAXOS & aMORGOS WALKING HOLIDAY

23 April 2016

“Thank you for the most wonderful week… if magic can bedescribed as making people see things that are too fantastic to DSCN6170believe, then you have produced magic for us on this holiday… stunning views, wonderful swimming, cultural riches and the special nature of the Greek people. All of this would have been impossible without your knowledge, care and professionalism. We’ll miss your humor, laugh and smile and our return to the UK will seem quite dull without you. I hope the summer goes well and I’m sure we will return.” Gordon & Anne, Scotland & UK

“Annie, It has been a pleasure meting you and going on some beautiful walks together with all the groups. Thanks again and good luck in the future.” Anne, UK

Gordon-7-Ann“There can be few better ways of being introduced to the wonderful country of Greece than those days with nofootprint. You brought us into contact with some wonders. These included swimming in little coves with turquoise waters, trekking through the countryside with all the wonders of nature on all sides. Added to this were the architectural delights of the churches and hill top towns. We saw parts of the Easter celebrations in various places including the renowned monastery of Hozoviotissa hanging on the cliffs. The week flew by.” Timothy & Elaine, UK

NAXOS & SMALL CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY

26 March 2016

walkingholidaycyclades“I enjoyed my holiday very much! The scenery was beautiful and the Greek people very friendly. It was great fun walking in the countryside and the information you gave us was very interesting! I met lots of wonderful people. It was a perfect holiday! I’ll be back one day! Best wishes…” Peter, UK

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing holiday during Walking Naxos & Small Cycladeswhich I really enjoyed the delegation of all responsibility and just had fun in an absolutely stunning landscape with such great knowledge. Will be back! It has been an amazing first trip to Greece. xxx”Alice, UK

“Thank you Annie & Nikos for an amazing 9 days of hiking on just few of the beautiful Cyclades islands. Jeff and I appreciated the knowledge and passion you have for each of the islands we Walkingamorgosholidayvisited.

We very much enjoyed meeting the locals in the villages you brought us to and sharing with us their way of life. You were a big part in making our first visit to Greece a wonderful and memorable experience. Thank you!” Jo-Anne & Jeff, Canada

2015

Santorini, Naxos & Small Cyclades walking holiday

28 March 2015

11351124_920701691315819_8219431171825005202_n“Climbing Mount Zas, the birthplace of Zeus on Naxos, and watching a big flock of ravens flying almost out of sight and descending was very special. Also eating island food, including greens picked from the wild and boiled hyacinth bulbs (the place was alive with tasselled hyacinths in bloom) and of course lots of raki on Amorgos in a rustic restaurant that was really our hosts’ home was something I will never forget.

Finally for the first time eating about 50 of the snails I had seen feasting on mandragora (mandrake) throughout our holiday. I hope to climb Mount Olympus with ‘nofootprint’ when I have learned enough Greek!” Steve, UK

11053326_908717775847544_4274405781678314568_n“We toured Santorini, Naxos and the small Cyclades with Annie and Daphne. We had two marvellous weeks hiking. The walking was hard at first but got easier. The views, the food and drink and the flora were amazing. We found the people on the islands very hospitable, generous and friendly.

Annie and Daphne were very helpful, knowledgeable and considerate in adjusting the walks to our pace. Being in a small group made the atmosphere very happy and convivial. We will certainly consider another holiday in Greece with ‘nofootprint’.” Alicia, Mexico

“The scenery, food, culture and company were all fantastic. A fantastic introduction to Greece. I will be going back to explore some of the other 1,000 islands!” Sarah, UK

Syros walking holiday

11 April 2015

2015-04-17-12.43.27“I really enjoyed walking in Syros & seeing the beautiful scenery & wealth of wild herbs & flowers. Also Annie was a great guide and very attentive to us, and helped the group in many ways. Go for it! It’s a very relaxing way of getting to know the islands & meeting the local people. It was great to have a local guide who helped with communication, travel & chose some excellent restaurants.” Catriona, Ireland

Walking holiday in Naxos

25 April 2015

10403617_911104945608827_9112453880942421042_n“Annie thank you for a wonderful week. I have enjoyed every minute. Naxos is a beautiful island with mixed vegetation and beautiful beaches. People are very hospitable and the food is delicious… also we had great company! Thank you Annie and Evaggalus for a wonderful experience. Best wishes and many thanks.” Sandra, USA

10659375_911108242275164_2184298176956152472_n“Great memories, well organised trip, thanks for a wonderful time.” Ian, Ireland

“Very relaxing, a real Greek “hanami” (spring flowers everywhere), guided by an enthusiastic and friendly Greek woman! Wild spring flowers everywhere, with Mediterranean blue in the background… even with the odd flamingo in the “laguna”! Esteve, France

Naxos & Small Cyclades walking holiday

29 April 2015

11167806_914528708599784_2836364901912981652_n“The Cyclades are breathtaking, and we have loved seeing them up close with our wonderful guide Annie. Wildflower walks through hilltop villages, meals in local tavernas, swimming at lovely beaches – and excellent company. Many, many thanks, Annie, for your insights into Greek nature and culture – and for the chance to rest on those upward slopes!” Mark & Angie, Australia

Naxos & Small Cyclades walking holiday

13 June 2015

“Αγαπητή Annie, ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ. Ήταν πολύ ωραία! Th11694894_940007149385273_1211431149078520132_nanks a lot for an amazing holiday… ελπίζω να σου γυρίσω! Love.” Carina, Holland

“Walking, swimming, exploring the isles of the Cyclades, a wonderful way to be introduced to this extraordinary part of the world. Thank you Annie for a wonderful adventure.” William, Australia

11705212_951064711612850_3777438377494712131_n“Thank you very much Annie for a wonderful 9 days. I have experienced so much, learned so much, felt so much… much more than expected! You and the Cyclades have a big place in my heart.” Eric, Norway

 

Cyclades sailing & walking holiday

10/07/2015

“Thanks Annie & Sotiris for showing us much lovely beaches, ports, villages, tavernas around the Cyclades. You showed us Greeks can enjoy themselves in this lovely environment despite austerity. We will spread the word.” Gesche & Michael, Germany & UK

“It was such an enjoyable trip. I was very glad to have found you and sailed with you to different islands in the Cyclades. Each island is beautiful in its unique way. I particularly like Sifnos and Iraklia. Thank you Annie for taking us to the trails and letting us enjoy the spectacular views.

My special thanks to you Annie for helping me jump into the water finally. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you. You are a kind, capable and strong woman. Thank you Sotiris for taking the helm and bringing us to these wonderful places. Greece is a beautiful country. I love it! Wish you all the best!!!” Katherine, China

Naxos walking holiday

5 September 2015

“Annie thank you for making this a wonderful holiday. It was fantastic to visit different islands and explore the paths and… so many lovely memories to take home…” Chris & Craig, UK

Naxos & Small Cyclades walking holiday

19 September 2015

12046656_993247527394568_9196811583631764332_n“Thank you for a wonderful holiday!.. for organising visits and special places & hidden gems!.. and for being so nice! Many wishes.” Mary, Ireland

“Dear Annie, you run a great show – the varied walks & experiences. We really appreciate your sweet smile, and good cheer. Wishing you every best wishes for your business and most especially for yourself and Yasmin. xxx” Cliodhna & D12109126_993246907394630_5927979493704344585_nerek, Ireland

“Hi Annie, having a wonderful holiday, thank you… each day better… will definitely be back…” Maureen & Donal, Ireland

“Dear Annie, great to meet after all the emails. Wonderful holiday, walking, company & food. Third time in Naxos and will be back. Best wishes for the12144831_992773550775299_2951587898160857492_n future.” Eddie & Eimear, Ireland

“Climbing to the top of Mount Zas on Naxos – birthplace of Zeus… Walking the ancient marble paved mule tracks passing varied landscapes of olive groves, picturesque villages, deep ravines, rocky outcrops and an ever changing coastline where islands appear 11250153_993246940727960_4429707228394372494_nand disappear beneath startling blue skies, haze and shifting clouds… The swim in crystal clear sea at Lionas… Wonderful pebbles there too!.. Arriving at the bay of Aegali with the sun setting behind us and the moon rising above the steep slopes of Amorgos… Sunset drinks at Amorgis in Aegali… Breakfasts at Hotel Kymata in Naxos… Seeing a griffin vulture. A feast for the senses! ” Lisa, UK

CYCLADES Sailing & walking holiday

26/09/2015

“Thank you for a wonderful holiday, always loved Greece & Sotiris and Annie reminded me how lovely and quiet the islands are. I forgot how blue the water is & how friendly the Greeks are. Have a good life & if you ever make it to Australia, get in touch. Thank you. Ciao.” Louise & Mal, Australia

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, the walks were fabulous, the sailing invigorating and the company was pleasant. You set everything up very well for us and gave us some great memories. Thank you for a memorable holiday.” Jo-Ann & Gary, USA

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you for an amazing trip! The islands were beautiful and so fun to explore. We loved it all. Love.” Amanda & Matt, USA

Naxos, Small Cyclades & Santorini walking holiday

10 October 2015

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“Thanks Annie! I have had the most brilliant week. The walks have been fantastic and the islands are stunning. Everything has been really well organized and it was great to meet you and Nikos and everyone else in the group. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!” Carrie, France

 

“Dear Annie & Nikos, thanks12063407_1002733953112592_1948777528706744987_n for the wonderful holiday. I have had a great time and it has been the highlight of my trip away (I will not forget it for a long time). Everything about it was excellent – the organisation, the type and variety of hikes, the accommodation, the helpfulness and knowledge of the guides, the local cuisine – and even the weather. All the best.” Charlie, New Zealand

2014

Syros walking holiday

06 March 2014

2014-03-14-14.19.56“Very enjoyable, being out in the wonderful fresh air, beautiful scenery, small plants and scents, and nobody around. We felt very peaceful, and relaxed. Annie prepared us some lovely picnics that we ate on the beach, and once in a small chapel.

Walks are well prepared, all you need is good hiking shoes! We have recommend this holiday to our friends…” Lino & Gillian, Italy & UK

Sifnos walking holiday

13 April 2014

“Hiking all over the hillsides of Sifnos on ancient trails was a terrific way to see the beauty of the countryside, enjoy the wildflowers and get a strong sense of the island’s history. However, I think the most memorable part will be the good company we had in Annie Antonatou, our guide and host. We learned so much from her during casual conversations about modern day Greece and traditional Greek culture as well. Because of her friendly companionship we felt relaxed and comfortable everywhere we went. Thank you!” Deborah & Dan, Canada

Cyclades Sailing & Walking holiday

14 June 2014

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you for your sailing skills and your friendly attention to try to meet our individual needs. Greatly enjoyed to going to small, family kafenions for dinner and swimming in beautiful waters.” Stephen & Jane, UK

Sifnos walking holiday

14 June 2014

224079_6524549749_153_n“I enjoyed the opportunity to walk and see amazing landscapes, villages, remote beaches, meet unique local characters, eat delicious food, get to know the Greek culture. I wouldn’t be able to experience all that on my own! Thank you!” Xenia, Greece

 

Sailing & walking holiday

28 June 2014

2014-06-29-15.56.31“Annie & Sotiris, thank you for making this a wonderful holiday. It was fantastic to visit different islands and explore the paths and… and… so many lovely memories to take home. We have been visiting Greece for 40 years and we tasted the best food ever in the family run tavernas that you introduced us to. Thanks again.” Chris and Greg, UK

Lefkada walking holiday

28 July 2014

Guests in Lefkada“Excellent. Each of the walks was special. The holiday was a lovely mix of beautiful walks, experiencing nature, local culture and relaxing on the beach. The food was wonderful. I will be back next year!” Romina, Turkey

 

Lefkada walking holiday

30 August 2014

“I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the wonderful walks, the natural environment and the great company! Our guide was very friendly and very eager to share with us his knowledge. Also the food was excellent.” Alex, UK

Naxos & Small Cyclades walking holiday

19 October 2014

DSCN9222“I experienced Greece, like a local, in the truest sense possible. Annie, the tour leader and guide was always suggesting places and experiences that would help us experience and appreciate the land, its people, the culture and history in the truest sense. I came back from my holiday feeling totally refreshed and also enriched with knowledge of a land that I had until read about in my history books! Our interactions with the locals were so enriching and a definite eye-opener! To me, life in Greece epitomized simplicity and that is endearing to say the least!

I may have booked my holiday tour driven by curiosity to see and experience the country, but I came back loaded with an experience of a lifetime and made friends for a lifetime! I didn’t just come back from a holiday, but I came back with an experience that echoed – ‘I lived in Greece, like a true local and experienced life in Greece in its truest sense – be it lunching with locals, exploring old castles or sitting on the edge of a cliff looking over the Aegean sea or plucking olives as we walked past little villages and smiling at the villagers and arriving famished at the local restaurants to be treated to delicious Greek salad with fresh veggies’ and Annie made that possible!” Sarita, India

2013

Cyclades sailing & walking  

6 April 2013

“Hi Annie, before I start work, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and Sotiris for your hospitality last week.  It really was a week to remember! I have a feeling you may be seeing us again some time in the future! Best of luck to you both with Mystic Blue, and with FatCut. I hope you have a good Easter. Kind regards.” Kathy, UK

Cyclades sailing & walking

1 June 2013

“Dear Sotiris, Daphne thank you for a fantastic voyage. The sailing was great fun. The hikes always took us to beautiful places we would never have seen without you. “A Greek/Cuban Castro-phile in Kastro, who made strange mojitos, who would have guessed?” Good luck on your next voyage and all your adventures… Hope to see you again, maybe when you make the trans-Atlantic trip.” John, Pat, Joe, Mike, US

CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING

15 June 2013

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, what a wonderful week we have had with you both onboard Tahita in strong winds and onshore with Annie walking & swimming. We never imagined the diversity in the islands. Some of the highlights we will never forget are the Italian influence in the architecture of Syros, eating goat on Paros, evening and early morning hikes on Iraklia with spectacular views of the Aegean islands and surprisingly beautiful caves full of stalactites. Dinner at “my local” taverna on Iraklia was a memory we will treasure. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these memories and so many more.” Fiona, Lonny, Sophia & Jacquline Middleton, Canada.

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, thank you for both for a wonderful week exploring some amazing islands in the Cyclades. We hadn’t expected such diverse scenery and amazing views and big thanks to Annie for making the walks so enjoyable and sharing her great knowledge of the flora & fauna. Eating out was memorable, enjoying the Greek specialties whilst taking in the atmosphere, hospitality and fabulous views. We loved “try local” taverna on Iraklia too, probably our favorite. Thank you for making our trip so memorable and our very best wishes to you both.” Steve & Isabellla, UK

CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING

6 July 2013

“Sotiris and Konstantina, thank you so much for introducing us to your world of Greek culture and allowing us to experience a kind of beauty we never could have otherwise. Konstantina – your cooking was outstanding!” Teresa & Emily, USA

CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING

21 September 2013

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, What a brilliant week we have had with you both at the boat. It was a great introduction to sailing and the weather and the islands surpassed our expectations. Sifnos was beautiful and Iraklia was a totally unique experience. We have learned so much about the islands and we would have missed lots of this. Thank you both!” Pady & Kate, UK

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, It was a joy to see you both again and meet a lovely new group. Had another lovely week with you all. Special thanks to Annie for all your energy – makes it so easy to see a lot in a short time and I love the Cyclades – now my second time. I will bottle a little of it to take home to the UK winter.” xxx Annie-Marie, UK

Syros walking holiday

16 October 2013

“Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food.” Liz, UK

2012

CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING

23 June 2012

“Annie & Sotiris, thank you for the amazing time sailing and exploring this week – what an adventure! There has been time to relax, sunbathe and snorkle, fantastic walks, wonderful food and some exhilarating sailing. I have loved it and felt like I have spent the week with friends I have known for ages. It has been brilliant to be involved in the sailing and to take the helm in the wind! You have both been such wonderful hosts and made us feel like home. I’ll miss the gentle rocking – but will be back and let others know about Mystic Blue.” Caroline, UK

Walking Iraklia“Dear Annie & Sotiris, so glad we made it (eventually!). Thank you for showing us some wonderful places – so unspoilt, like paradise. I really enjoyed the sailing too. I will try to remember not to step on the dinghy! Thank you for your company – it was like being away with friends. Happy sailing!” Janx, UK

“Thank you for a wonderful week of bliss. We had such a relaxed time with you and it has been one of these strange holidays where it seems we only started yesterday but also it seems like we have been onboard forever! It has been a “decision-free” week and that is what made it so relaxed. You asked what we wanted and then you made it happen by choosing fantastic taverns and food – that meant we could just trust you to order great food without worrying.

The walks were fantastic – one of the real highlights for us and gave us another new perspective, thank you Annie! And of course the sailing was amazing. The way Sotiris made us think in new ways and allowed us to get involved in sailing was wonderful. We felt in safe hands with him at the helm. The most important things that we learnt was the difference between a salad and a dip! We will be back and will bring the children next time. “Let it rain!”. All our love and thanks.” David & Carolin, UK & Germany

Sailing & walking Amorgos“Thank you so much for a terrific week. You have made it very relaxed, flexible and yet we did so much and visited so many fantastic unspoilt and beautiful islands – could never have found these places without you. The sailing – lovely and I learned a more natural way of reading the elements. I’m spoilt for future holidays! I will miss pre-breakfast dips, the group of random folks and you both felt like old friends after just 7 days. Now into our next adventure! With much love and thanks.” Anne-Marie, UK

CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING

6 October 2012

“Dear Annie & Sotiris, a wonderful magical mystery tour. Lovely walks, places and sailing. Not sure if we found the true mystical blue but colours were great. No sight of pirates but the long and fantastic history of the “Great Sea” followed our journey. We are very grateful for your vision and many kindness.” Lawrence and Rosemary, UK

“Fantastic trip! Hopefully we’ll be back for another trip. Thank you for everything. Think of us and enjoy a drink.” Diane & Brian, UK

“Annie &Sotiris, thank you for a beautiful holiday filled with sailing, walking and beautiful memories. I truly appreciate your kindness and sharing your boat with us this past week. I had a fabulous time and look forward to sailing with you in the future.” Dawn, USA

“Thank you for welcoming us onboard and introducing us to these beautiful islands. I have had a wonderful week… –the walks, the sailing – sauntering around Amorgos with Sotiris and all the delicious food. I wish you all the best for the future and thank you again for such an inspiring voyage. With love!” Sarah, UK

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