Sunday, 20 September 2015

Greece | Part One

Two weeks ago, myself and my boyfriend jetted off on holiday to Kos, Greece! Last year we went to Egypt, you can see my blog post on that HERE, and I got so ill on that holiday that I honestly couldn't enjoy any of it. So, we decided to book ourselves a 2 week summer holiday to Greece this year, where I was determined to enjoy every minute in the sunshine! 

We stayed in an absolutely beautiful hotel called the Oceanis Beach and Spa Resort, which was incredible! The service was unbelievable, never did I meet a rude or grumpy member of staff. The hotel grounds are absolutely huge as well so after dinner most nights we took a stroll through the beautiful surrounding gardens! 
Most days were spent relaxing by the pool writing and reading. The weather was perfect and sitting in the shade with my legs in the sun meant that I could read comfortably all day. They had different entertainment on each night with some brilliant singers and they also did theme nights for the food! We would have Greek food one night, then Italian the next, but they did always have a big bowl of chips ready for those fussy eaters *cough* me!
We decided to do a few excursions whilst we were there so we booked ourselves on to a tour of the Island, which was so much fun! The first place we visited was the Asclepeion (I may not have spelt that correctly), which is a very very old hospital! I believe it was one of the first hospitals that practised with modern medicine *again, my facts are a little hazy because I can't quite remember everything the tour guide told us so don't take my word for it, but it's something along those lines!*. The tour guide made us promise not to turn around and look at the view until we got to the very top, and my gosh it was incredible! I've always been interested in Greek mythology and history so it was really interesting having the tour guide tell us all the stories to go along with the sights we were seeing. He really did make it a fun trip!
We then visited this small town called Zia, which is quite far up on one of the mountains in Kos. It's really quaint and cute and we had a few drinks in one of the taverna's before moving on to the next place. We also had a quick visit to a natural spring and then to the last working windmill in Kos. After a quick lunch on the beachfront, we then visited a honey factory! We got to see how the process worked and also try a few of the different types! It really was an amazing day out and I would definitely recommend doing it if you ever visit Kos. We were back at the hotel by 4.30pm, so still had some of the evening left to enjoy having dinner and a quick sunbathe! 

Make sure to check back on Wednesday for the second part of my Greece travels! 
Let me know in the comments where any of you have been recently and what you did!

xxx 
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  1. Gorgeous photographs, looks like it was a dream
    I visited Kos years ago and had a blast, didn't know there was a honey factory though that sounds great!

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    1. Thank you! It really was brilliant! :) xxx

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  2. Great places and photos dear! I would like to visit Greece some day!
    Lovely blog, maybe we can follow each other? Let me know on my blog! ^-^
    xoxo
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    1. Thank you! :) I'm sorry I don't do follow for follow, I would only want you to follow my blog if you thoroughly enjoyed reading it! But I make it my aim to check out everyone's blog who leaves a comment! :) xxx

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  3. lush photos! I'd love a bit of sunshine right now!

    Hannah xx
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    1. Thank you! :) I know I'm gutted with how miserable the weather is back here in England! xxx

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  4. The tour sounds like it was so fab! Your photos are so beautiful as well, Greece is amazing!

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  5. Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a really good time there :)

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  6. So many stunning photos! I've never been to Greece before. I wanna go so, so badly.

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks! Neither had I this was my first time :) It really is beautiful! xxx

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  7. This place looks amazing and I love the photos! I need to visit Greece soon :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thanks! I hope you do, it's stunning :) xxx

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  8. what a beautiful place and your photography is breathtaking! I've never been to Greece but now I want to so bad! can't wait to see more :) x

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    1. Thank you! :) It's wonderful you'd have a brilliant time! xxx

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  9. Oh my goodness, these photos are gorgeous! I'm in such a need for a holiday right now! You went to a honey factory?! That's so cool!

    Have a lovely rest of the week, Samantha!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it was pretty awesome! :) Thanks you too! xxx

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  10. omg this place looks absolutely incredible! Your photos are amazing x

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  11. OMG can I be on a plane there right now?!

    Amy Ann
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  12. This is such a beautiful place♥ You photos are so amazing♥♥

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  13. You look amazing! xo

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  14. Wow, Samantha, you did a wonderful job explaining your experience in part 1! I really felt as though I was there with you, which I find can be a challenge in writing. I've always wanted to visit Greece and I definitely intend on going someday. I've heard it's so beautiful and with the pictures you've shared, it's confirmed :)

    I'm glad to hear that you were able to enjoy this trip. I know how it feels to be sick when traveling and it's the worst! You just can't really enjoy much.

    I look forward to your part 2 :)

    Have a wonderful day, beauty!

    PS: I loved your maxi dress :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Thank you so much! :) It's lovely to hear you enjoyed my writing! I hope you enjoy it if you ever do go! :) xxx

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  15. This makes me want to go to Greece so much more! Looks like such a nice place x


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    1. It really is! I would definitely recommend visiting! :) xxx

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