Subject: Tours & tour companies for Greece 2005
Hi all!

I'm beginning to plan a trip to Greece (both the mainland and the islands) in May-June 2005 for my wife, me, and anywhere from one to four other adult family members. (Well, they qualify as adults by age, certainly not by behavior!) We usually do independent travel, but for this trip the concensus is we'd like a tour (or two), or maybe a combination of tour(s) and self-guided. Since most Ziners have far more travel experience than me, I figure I'd ask for your insights and recommendations on tours, tour companies, or tour guides. I'm considering all options, but would like to avoid the five-star, deluxe end of the cost spectrum. I'm looking into the usual suspects, like Rick Steves, Globus, Tauck, etc. Are there tour operators that might offer small groups or do a custom itinerary?

Many thanks in advance!

-Mark in Boyds, Maryland