Since our inception in 1972, Hellenic Holidays is one of the most trusted travel companies specializing in bespoke vacations to Greece and Turkey. The Zissimos Family has always maintained a long tradition of personal service and hospitality – qualities reflected in the heritage and culture of the countries we offer.
George P. Zissimos
Hellenic Holidays, Founder, In Memory (1939 – 2015)
George Zissimos founded Hellenic Holidays in 1972 with the philosophy of offering the finest quality vacations to Greece with outstanding customer service from a trusted and reliable source. His passion was to share his intimate knowledge of Greece, inspiring travelers to understand the culture and fall in love with Greece’s landscape and cuisine. We maintain this principle as intensely as the earliest days of our company.
Co – Founder, Chief Financial Officer
“When we started Hellenic Holidays with George, purchasing travel was a fairly simple process for most people. Now as technology in travel has advanced, it can at times be overwhelming. Our primary focus is to help clients avoid the overload and create authentic travel experiences. It’s my job to ensure that all of the moving pieces of our internal structure flow seamlessly; this ensures that we meet all of our client’s travel needs.”
“What motivates me most is to constantly lookout for the best quality and most unique products and services to offer our vacationers. Spending countless hours cultivating these products and services, then blending them into our clients’ visions help us create the trips they envisioned. Creating these unique trips of a lifetime and then reading the grateful testimonials of our clients, reflecting the joy and happiness for having experienced the authentic side of Greece is our ultimate reward.”
Travel Sales Coordinator
“I was born and raised in NYC. Many years ago, I decided to continue my career in the tourism industry in Greece and knew, that’s where my heart was and decided to stay. I have held several managerial positions in Greek tour companies allowing me to hone my organizational and managerial skills. This allows me to provide smooth, efficient services to our guests, exceed their expectations and provide world-class customer service.”
Since our inception in 1972, Hellenic Holidays is one of the most trusted travel companies specializing in bespoke vacations to Greece and Turkey. We have maintained a long tradition of personal service and hospitality – qualities reflected in the heritage and culture of the countries we offer.
We enjoy making our clients feel like friends, a principle which has been part of our philosophy since the earliest days of our company. Over the years, our circle of friends has expanded thanks to the diversity of services we offer.
We offer a diverse array of services including tailor made vacations for individuals and groups, refined independent travel itineraries, award winning honeymoons, destination weddings and private yacht charters.
Our passion is for our friends to experience the unique cultures of Greece and Turkey and learning about their epic histories. Our intimate knowledge of Greece and Turkey allow us to offer travelers not just visits to these countries but deep understandings of these countries and of their people. Our motivation is fueled by grateful testimonials client offer expressing gratitude for the experiences we have offered.
We are privileged to have you join our circle of friends. Efharisto Poli!