Sure, be happy complete form. We all had a thoroughly lovely holiday and that was down to you. I must be honest I was a little hesitant in using an independent travel agent, having always used the big well known companies in the past, but everything went like clockwork and all the hotels were great. I can honestly say we have no complaints! Would definitely like to come back to Syros and Naxos.
Rachel went to great efforts to suggest a holiday which was specific to our needs - she and Brian are real finds in terms of travel agents and made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable! Thank you
This is a high class boutique travel agency specialising in the Cyclades, providing an exceptional level of personal knowledge and service via the husband and wife team who run it. At every turn, Rachel and Brian are checking that everything is going to plan, island hopping around to meet and check in with their clients in person; nothing being too much trouble. We told them the broad outline of the parameters of sort of holiday that we had in mind; they communicated assiduously with us, checked and double checked and came up with perfection!
My second booking with Astraeus and yet again everything was perfectly planned with great hotels in great locations. Rachel is so attentive and made everything so easy.
Attention to detail is first class and fitting you and the right holiday together is fantastic
From start to finish it was a pleasure dealing with Astreaus Holiday, well Rachel! We felt you really cared about our trip. You worked hard with us to arrange the itinerary and did not give up on requests like must have a tennis court! The arrangements for all transport, flights, transfers and hotels were trouble free and easy. Your texts to check we had made all our connections and had arrived in places were just right for us, ie not too much and just taking care to see all was well.
Great, prompt comms. Took hassle out of the trip completely and all went according to plan!!
This was a well planned and relaxing holiday from day one. Rachel took all the hard work out of the holiday planning for us and used her knowledge of the islands to find excellent accommodation that fitted our needs. Rachel kept in contact with us throughout the holiday to check that the transfers went well and we were happy with the accommodation, she even popped in to see us to check we were ok. It gave us confidence that everything would go smoothly, and it did! Thank you Rachel and Brian.
Thank you so much for organising and taking care of us on our holiday - we had a fabulous time. Everything went so smoothly, with quality and courtesy throughout. We really felt cared for with your keeping in touch with us to make sure we were ok, and it was lovely to meet you both in person on Syros. We were a bit unsure what Syros would be like but we loved the island, mainly because we felt part of the local community rather than as tourists (as on Santorini).
We would like to thank you for organizing a wonderful holiday for us. Everything was done efficiently, the holiday we were looking for you delivered and the accommodation and especially Naxos itself, was marvellous. You guys did the hard work, we just enjoyed it.
Dealing with Astraeus made getting to and from Naxos easy. Loved the holiday and would definitely go back. Excellent
All information given was extremely friendly and comprehensive and I felt as if I already knew Rachel before I left home. Excellent contact whilst on holiday and I felt that I was being given a really personal touch. The hiccup at the end of my stay due to the ferry strike, was dealt with immediately and I felt that I was being very well looked after. I was a single traveller and was really comfortable with the service I received. All the travel arrangements, from initially landing in Mykonos to the ferries and taxis to the various islands went without a hitch (apart of course, from the Greeks' idea of time-keeping which is legendary!). I am already thinking about my next holiday with Astraeus.
Rachel was amazing, helpful and informative throughout the booking process and also during our holiday. She also responded very quickly and well to all our queries. Brian is also very efficient with the payment and other IT aspects. We soon had the impression that this was a well run and efficient travel service that met all our expectations whilst being very user friendly.
The personal service was a treat, helpful at all stages. I have not travelled much in recent years and you helped to give me back my travel confidence. The town tour and cartour to the north of Syros wete both very welcome, it felt like being with old friends. Nothing was too much trouble and it is great to know that such personal itinetaries can be arranged, even doing an initial shop for our apartment, right down to the still warm loaf of bread. Thank you Rachel and Brian
Rachel was always very quick to respond and very efficient and informative. The choices we were offered were excellent. All arrangements were very simple and well timed. The Holiday option we chose was just perfect for us. Would highly recommend.
Rachel found the perfect holiday within budget. She was really helpful and answered any questions we had.
Rachel asked us what sort of holiday we wanted. We told her, and Astraeus/she went to great lengths to provide exactly what we were looking for. How many big tour companies can claim that`?
Thanks for organising a lovely holiday. You were very responsive to our initial enquiry and quickly put together an itinerary based on our interests We loved your choice of hotels which matched our requirements really well. All transfers worked as planned. You were excellent at keeping in touch with us throughout our holiday and checking that all was ok. And it was great to meet you!
Arranging the holiday was fun Your advice was very good especially not to try and see many islands in a short time In the end staying on 2 islands over the 10 days was ideal. Excellent
We really appreciated the time spent finding a solution to our holiday brief. The service was delivered and we were looked after very well. There is a need for good personally designed holiday arrangements and we felt we had this and would certainly want to book again.
Very attentive and reliable. Excellent local knowledge and very helpful when challenged by local ferry schedules.
Where to start? Fantastic amount of information/help/guidance was provided pre booking which really made us feel as if the holiday was tailored to our specific needs. Attention to detail was brilliant and it is very clear that ASTRAEUS really know their stuff! Personal service provided during our stay - Rachel and Brian went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our holiday ran smoothly. The result of their professionalism was a wonderful two week stay on two very different small islands.
Rachael was super efficient and reliable and extremely helpful. We all felt the service she offered went above and beyond what the majority of travel agents offer.
Very good personal service
First class service. We gave a brief and Rachel and brian delivered on everything we wanted. They kept in touch regarding ferry information, Rachel met us at Mykonos port and traveled with us to Tinos offering location information advice and guidance. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble. Their dedication was a key factor in making our holiday one we will never forget and we will for sure use them again for another holiday to the Cyclades.
We had a wonderful family holiday. I really appreciated the bespoke approach Rachel took in terms of creating the right holiday for our family. She listened to my preferences and her attention to detail was spot on. She had thought of things I hadn’t considered and her local expertise was very apparent. Rachel also understood that the reason I was using a travel agent was because I was too busy to do all the work myself and so she very considerate of my time. I completely trust this travel company and would highly recommend them.
We found your service accurate excellent friendly and very responsive. Thanks for booking us at late notice on such a lovely holiday. Your thoughtfulness in giving us somewhere to rest and the children a chance to swim before the ferry was much appreciated. Also the lovely food wine and presents you had carried over with you so that we had something for that evening was very thoughtful. Knowing there were local experts, which you are, on hand to help with any problems was very reassuring.
Rachel has been so very helpful during the whole process. You knew exactly the type of place we were looking for and nothing was too much trouble from start to finish. Even checking in with us during our holiday to make sure everything was ok. We felt confident in the fact you gave us your personal mobile number in case we needed any help while away. I have already and will continue to recommend you to all friends, family and colleagues, you couldn’t have been more helpful.
I have never felt so ‘looked after’ before and during our holiday. You have changed the way I will book holidays in the future. So glad to have found you!
We had to change our holiday dates twice and Rachel couldn’t have been more helpful. The accommodation met our requirements exactly. Thank you
Loved you guys. On the ball all the time and showed great professionalism even when we were moaning. Great to meet you and keep the pink hat. Already talking about going to Athens so will be in touch.
Thank you so much for your excellent service. It was so encouraging to know that you would always be available if we encountered any problems during our "Island Hopping" experience. Needless to say everything went very smoothly.
Extremely efficient and helpful. Very pleasant to deal with. 5 star!!
From my first enquiry Rachel bent over backwards to organise the perfect holiday for us. Nothing was too much trouble and Rachel was extremely responsive whenever we had questions. Our holiday was well organised and everything ran smoothly, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Provided everything we asked for. Personal service, professional. Thoroughly reccommended
Rachel, we've had a wonderful holiday, thanks to your organisation and the advice, help and times we spent with you and Brian. What a good company and what good company you two make!
We were delighted with the programme that Rachel at Astreaus put together for us. We requested a package that would give us a true flavour of Greece to include the mainland, Athens and a selection of islands. We were not disappointed. The itinerary was well balanced, and organised with an impressive attention to detail. All flights, ferry crossings, transfers to ports, airports and hotels were, without exception , on time and hassle-free. Every aspect of seemed to flow seamlesslesly leaving us to enjoy our time away in Greece. Rachel you are a star ! Thank you both,from the Brits and Yanks.
I saw the Astraeus advert in WI Life and decided to ask them to organise a trip that included Athens and Santorini for me and my husband. My husband has wanted to visit Santorini for years but he has had a stroke so is in not in good health. It was therefore important that we had easily accessible accommodation within a short walking distance of amenities and somewher nice to relax if he didn't feel like doing much. Rachel bent over backwards to meet all our requirements and we couldn't have had a nicer holiday in Greece because of it. She was very helpful in suggesting things to see and do to make our holiday perfect, even noting it was our 45th anniversay and contacting the hotel owner who made us feel special that day.
We wanted to go ‘Island Hopping’ but within a limited time period. To have Rachel organise it all, plan it and work out the ferries enabled us to do just what we wanted with no hassle. It was just simple and relaxing. Not everything with the ferry plans ran smoothly – but Rachel dealt with the stress and we didn’t have to worry. This really is the easy way to explore Greek islands. Really appreciated your knowledge of the different islands and the way you understood our wishes of seeing a number of islands but not moving on every day or two. You recommended the best options to suit our needs – staying on two islands with the option to visit other islands. It was a really enjoyable, interesting and relaxing holiday. Everything we could have hoped for.
Thank you so much - you are amazing. It was such a lucky search on the net and you were the first i found. Obviously we will make comment on Social Media but if you have any you prefer let me know etc.