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16 nov.

How to spend 6 days in Greece

Until 2 weeks ago Greece was just about Athens and a few popular islands in my mind. But discovering Athens and the region of Peloponnese in 6 days was the ultimate mind changer for me and I will tell you more about it. The thing is that everything happened on fast forward, so it challenged my taste to discover more of it and for sure me & Sandra will come back there to take a tour in our car without rushing.

But first things first. The Greek National Organization of Tourism based in Romania invited me together with 6 super ladies to visit the newest popular regions from Greece. In fact, a small number of them because the Greek government created an entire raising tourism agenda for the least popular regions.

Romania is connected with Athens by courtesy of Aegean Airlines and Tarom which operate frequent flights, but soon the Kalamata Airport will be connected also.

Straight from the airport we went to our first point, the Lagonissi Grand Resort, a super resort which is built on 72 hectares on the shore of the Athens Riviera. 10 restaurants, bungalows, a heliport, a chapel for weddings and a huge spa were a few of the many more services this gorgeous place offers. And you will see that I am writing nothing but gorgeous about this place, not because this is my style of writing, but simply because I was impressed by everything I saw there. I haven’t made up my mind yet which of the places I saw could be the number one.

Grand Resort Lagonissi

But coming back to the Lagonissi Grand Hotel, you need to know that it’s a seasonal hotel which it’s closed from the mid October until May. You can check their site here to be up to date.

Grand Resort Lagonissi

Grand Resort Lagonissi

After we visited the so called moving ceiling flat, which by the way was as big as a house, where JLo and Leonardo di Caprio spent some holidays, we had a tea on the sea view terrace and then rushed to our next destination. Did I tell you that we were permanently hope off, hope on? 😊) I’m kidding, but that was the way I felt because every day I wanted to spend a few days in every place just to enjoy everything Greece was offering.

The Hilton Hotel is way more than just a hotel, it’s a business, culture & social life hub; a business center, an art gallery and a starting point in Athens, all in the same place. It was designed to be a short term stay hotel, including conference room, spa, hairstyling studio, restaurants, meaning everything you need to avoid the traffic. The fact that it’s based in the heart of the city, makes it accessible in any touristic point, and you get to see Acropolis from the balcony.

Hilton Hotel AthensHilton Hotel Athens

We had a brunch here too, and besides the delicious fish we had, I tested 5 distinct types of cakes. I know, life is though when you come back with 3 kg gained.

Hilton Hotel Athens

Stuffed with coffee or black tea, we headed to our accommodation, Airotel Stratos Vasilikos, not for sleeping, but to leave our luggage safe and then we went straight to other 2 destinations: Vouliagmeni lake and Divani Apollon Palace & Thallaso. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the lake because of the dark, but we came back the next day. We couldn’t miss to swim in the warm water along with the peeling fish.

The super spa Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso looks just like a Greek temple built to cherish water. It has the largest thalassotherapy pool from Greece, 270 sm, 16 different jet zones plus the individual treatment cabins.

Divani Apollon Palace&Thalasso

Divani Apollon Palace&Thalasso

I think that everything we saw during this holiday has something special from the Ancient Greece greatness. Everything here is built on I don’t know how much acres, offers the most exclusivist services and then comes the greatness of the places that comes along with the amazing story of its own.

But there is more to tell about in the next posts.

#travelwithmearoundtheworld guys!

6 zile de vis in Grecia

Pana acum 2 saptamani, Grecia insemna pentru mine Atena si cateva insule mai cunoscute. Dar dupa 6 zile intense de descoperit Atena si regiunea Peloponez mi-am schimbat total perceptia si o sa va povestesc in ce sens. Cert este ca totul s-a intamplat foarte repede, ne-a lasat un gust de a descoperi mai mult si cu siguranta eu si Sandra ne vom intoarce sa facem un tur, cu masina noastra, fara sa fim pe graba.

Dar sa incep cu inceputul. La invitatia Organizatiei Nationale de turism a Greciei din Romania, impreuna cu alte 6 super ladies, am fost sa vizitam cele mai noi zone de interes ale Greciei. De fapt, o mica parte dintre ele, pentru ca guvernul elen, are o intreaga agenda de a creste turismul in zonele mai putin cunoscute ale tarii lor.

Din Romania sunt zboruri frecvente catre Atena operate de Aegean Airlines si Tarom, dar in curand si aeroportul din Kalamata o sa fie deschis pentru Romania.

De la aeroport am mers direct catre primul nostru obiectiv si anume Grand Resort Lagonissi, un super resort care se intinde pe 72 de hectare, pe malul rivierei Atheniene. 10 restaurante, bungalowuri, heliport, capela pentru nunti, un centru spa imens sunt cateva dintre serviciile pe care le ofera acest loc superb. Si tot o sa ma auziti zicand superb in aceste posturi, dar nu pentru ca acesta este felul meu de a vorbi, ci pur si simplu am fost impresionata de tot ce am vazut. Nu m-am decis inca care din locurile vizitate ar putea detine locul I

Grand Resort LagonissiGrand Resort Lagonissi Carmen Negoita

Grand Resort Lagonissi

Revenind la Grand Hotel Lagonissi, trebuie sa stiti ca este un hotel sezonier, care este inchis de la jumatatea lui octombrie pana in mai. Puteti verifica site-ul lor aici, ca sa fiti la curent cu aceste date.

Dupa ce am vizitat apartamentul cu tavan “miscator”, care intre noi fie vorba era cat o casa, unde si-au facut cateva concedii Leonardo di Caprio si JLo, am baut un ceai pe terasa cu privire la marea de un albastru infinit si am plecat in graba catre urmatoarea noastra locatie. Nu v-am zis ca am fost Hope off, hope on? :)))) Glumesc, dar chiar asa m-am simtit, pentru ca imi doream sa stam cateva zile in fiecare loc, ca sa ma bucur de tot ce ofera.

Hotelul Hilton este mai mult decat un hotel, este un hub pentru business, cultura si viata sociala. Este un centru business, o galerie de arta si un punct de referinta in Atena, toate in acelasi loc. A fost gandit ca un hotel de short term stay, care include sali de conferinta, un spa, coafor, restaurante, samd adica tot ce ai nevoie sa eviti traficul din oras. Localizat in inima orasului, face accesibil orice punct turistic, si ai ocazia sa vezi Acropole de pe balcon

Hilton Hotel AthensHilton Hotel Athens Acropolis

Tot aici am reusit sa luam si prima masa a zilei, iar pe langa pestele delicios, am avut de testat cam 5 feluri de prajituri. Da stiu viata-i grea…cand te intorci cu 3 kg in plus. 🙂

Inarmate cu ceai negru sau cafea, dupa caz, am plecat si spre locul nostru de cazare, Airotel Stratos Vasilikos, dar nu ca sa dormim, ci sa lasam bagajele si sa ne indreptam spre alte 2 locatii: lacul Vouliagmeni si hotelul Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso. Am fost degeaba sa vizitam lacul pentru ca se intunecase, dar ne-am intors a doua zi. Nu aveam cum sa ratam o baie in apa calda si pestisori care fac peelling.

Am fost insa sa vizitam un alt super spa din zona, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, care arata ca un templu grecesc dedicat apei. Are cea mai mare piscina de talasoterapie din Grecia, 270 mp, cu 16 zone diferite de jeturi, plus cabinete individuale de tratament.

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

Divani Apollon Palace&ThalassoDe altfel, cred ca tot ce am vazut in aceasta excursie are ceva din grandoarea Greciei Antice. Totul se intinde pe nu stiu cate hectare, servicii care mai de care mai exclusiviste, plus prestanta locului respectiv, care vine la pachet cu o poveste de viata.

Dar mai multe o sa va povestesc in posturile urmatoare.

#travelwithmearoundtheworld guys!


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