Sunday, 20 September 2015

Greece | Part One

Two weeks ago, myself and my boyfriend jetted off on holiday to Kos, Greece. I thought it would be nice to document our travels there like I did for Egypt, so I hope you enjoy this sneak peek into our holiday!

We stayed in an absolutely beautiful hotel called the Oceanis Beach and Spa Resort, which was just incredible. One of my favourite things to do, especially in the evenings, was to take a stroll around the hotel grounds and appreciate all of the beautiful gardens they had created. We almost always discovered somewhere we hadn't explored yet each night. Similar to our hotel in Egypt, the staff and the service were absolutely wonderful!
We spent most days soaking up the sun and relaxing by the pool, with my boyfriend getting involved in as many hotel games as he could! I mainly spent my days reading and writing in the glorious weather.
The hotel put on different entertainment each night, which varied from singers and dancers to cocktail making on the beach, and they also did theme nights for the food they served!
We decided to book ourselves on to a few excursions throughout the holiday and one of these was a tour of some of the best parts of the island! 
The first place that we visited was the Asclepion (correct the spelling if I'm wrong), which I think was a hospital dedicated to the god of healing 'Asclepius', and was where the famous physician Hippocrates was trained. That's about as much as I can remember from the tour guide! He made us promise that we wouldn't turn around and look at the view until we got to the very top, and it did not disappoint! I've always been interested in Greek mythology and history so it was incredibly interesting hearing all of the old stories from our tour guide. Plus he was hilarious which just made it so much fun! 
We then visited a small town called Zia, which is way up one of the mountains in Kos. It was quite a quaint town, with lots of small shops and taverna's, where we had a stroll up the mountain to see the views and stopped to have a drink before heading elsewhere! We also then had a quick visit to a natural spring, and then to the last working windmill in Kos. The tour guide told us it was believed that if a woman drank from a particular part of the water she would become pregnant, so a number of jokingly stayed well clear!
After a quick lunch on the beachfront, we then visited a honey factory! They talked us through how everything worked and allowed us to try a few of the different types. Usually, I don't like honey, but they were actually quite nice!
We ended up back at the hotel by around 4.30pm, so we still had some of the evening left to enjoy having a quick sunbathe and heading down to dinner!

It was an incredible day out and I would definitely recommend doing it if you ever visit Kos!
Part Two of my travels will be up on Wednesday!
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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