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''Local Experts on Thassos Island , Kavala City , Nestos River ''


Who are we? is a specialised travel portal for Thassos island, Nestos River, Kavala city & Lemnos island. It is owned and operated by real Holidays, a licensed tour operator based on Thassos island, Greece.

What do we do?

Our mission is to use our local expertise, so as to carefully select a list of accomodation, tours/activities, car/bike rental, transfer services, themed holidays and make it easy and quick for you to find compare & book online, the sercives that suit your needs and your budget. In other words, find all you need in ''one stop'' shopping. 

Who is behind the scenes?

Local people with extensive experience in the hospitality business are behind the scenes of A network of hoteliers, excursion/activity makers, guides and taxi drivers, all passionate about their homeland are ready to make you feel at home. No more words, you'll realize it by yourself! 


Who runs the business?

The manager and owner of Real Holidays and is Yannis Arrenopoulos, M.Sc. in Tourism Marketing. Yannis comes from Thassos and has lived about 20 years of his life on the island and in Kavala. He is the third generation of his family working in the hospitality business.


He has studied Economics and Tourism Marketing, travelling in 17 different countries, and has worked in managerial positions for two of the largest tour operators in Greece . His personal vision is to make our destinations your first holiday choice by offering to you outstanding quality, good value and real hospitality.


Why to book with us?

10+1 reasons to choose us: 

  • Significant local knowledge of our destinations
  • Hand picked accommodation for all budgets and tastes
  • Self tested Tours / Excursions and Activities for all interests, operated by professionals with international experience
  • Perfectly arranged Taxi Transfers by drivers with responsible driving
  • Themed holidays and tours exclusively operated and offered by Real Holidays 
  • Best price guaranteed for our services
  • Local prices on global car rental brands
  • Easy for you to find and compare anything you need for your holidays
  • Free to create your holidays as you wish. We provide you everything you need and you decide what to book 
  • Easy on line booking and fast confirmation
  • Last but not least, Book with confidence, as we are based close to your holiday destination. In other words we are there for you

Social responsibility and Green policy 

Real Holidays minimise impact and maximise benefit to the environment and local communities.  


How we do this: 

We minimise energy and water use, encourage cycling/walking to work and using eco-friendly cleaning products. 

We minimise the use of printed promotional tools and we print paper both sides when possible.

We co-operate with local staff, suppliers, accomodation and transport services so as to maximize benefits accrues to local economy.
We have chosen to promote sustainable destinations and that minimises environmental impact.
We promote green tours and activities which minimise the impact on the environment such as (diving, horseback riding, walking tour, MTB tour etc)

We encourage our visitors to rent a mini/economy car and we do not rent cars larger than 1400 cc. 

We negotiate fair prices and build long lasting relatioships with our local suppliers so they are able to retain expert staff, operate responsibly and prosper in linger term. 

We plan tours with positvie impact on the community and enivorment. 



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