The first international travel bloggers trip was organised by Travel Bloggers Greece from 16 – 23 April 2018. The 8 day itinerary included a visit to Athens, Meteora, a three island cruise to Hydra, Poros, Aegina, and a weekend on Mykonos. Two members of Travel Bloggers Greece, Elena Sergeeva (Passion for Greece) and Chrysoula Manika (TravelPassionate) joined 5 travel and food bloggers and vloggers from the US and UK — Mansoureh Farahani & Bruno Filippone (TravelwithManroureh) UK, Todd Hata ( Todd Hata) USA, and Daryl & Mindi Hirsch (2foodtrippers) USA. 

International Travel Bloggers Greece Trip 2018: 8 day itinerary

Day 1: Athens 

Arrivals and accommodation at the Somewhere Hotel in Vouliagmeni and Athens View Lofts. Dinner in Athens and drinks in Gazi. 

Mansoureh, Bruno, Elena and Chrysoula

Day 2: Meteora 

Early departure (8:30am) with a train to Kalambaka (Meteora). Todd Hata met us on the train as he was traveling from Thessaloniki. The trip was hosted by Meteora Thrones. In the afternoon we joined the Sunset tour with a visit to a few monasteries. 

First lunch in Meteora

Mansoureh

Dinner at a newly opened Valia Calda Restaurant serving traditional meze style dishes based on authentic recipes from the region. 

Day 3: Meteora

In the morning we joined our guide Christos for a hike through the hiking trails that lead to the Holy Monastery of Ypapantis.

This small monastery opens up to impressive views of the surrounding forest and the massive limestone rock formations.

In the afternoon we took the train back to Athens.  Accommodation at Herodion Hotel Athens and Philippos Hotel. 

Day 4: Athens and the Athenian Riviera 

In the morning our friends had time to explore Athens and to visit the Acropolis. After which they enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the Atrium Bistro of the Herodion Hotel Athens.  

In the afternoon we embarked on a tour of the Athenian Riviera with Taxi Transfer Athens passing through the areas of Glyfada, Voula, and Vouliagmeni with a brief stop at the Lake Vouliagmeni following a scenic drive to the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most magical sunset spots in Athens. 

We ended our evening at L’amico, an elegant Italian Restaurant by the sea in Anavissos. 

Day 5: Three Island Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina 

We had an early morning as we boarded the VIP Lounge of the Cosmos Vessel, Evermore Cruises. Our first stop was in Hydra, the island which has no cars. Only donkeys and plenty of cats. 

Donkeys in Hydra

We had approximately two hours in Hydra after which we sailed towards Poros and enjoyed a traditional Greek lunch onboard. 

VIP Lounge of the Cosmos vessel

Once we reached Poros we hiked up to the Clock Tower that opens up to magnificent views.

View from the clock tower on Poros

Then we sailed to Aegina the island famous for pistachios where we had a coffee break and walked around the harbour. In the evening we returned to Athens. 

Can you spot the clock tower?

Day 6: Mykonos 

We took the first flight to Mykonos and were there at approximately 7:15 am. During our Mykonos trip all our transportation was handled by Golden Transfers.

Little Venice at sunset

First stop was at our luxurious Villa Hurmuses where we had our breakfast prepared by the villa staff Ernesto and Ana Maria, a short rest and then headed to the Mykonos Vioma Winery in Ano Mera.

Breakfast at Villa Hurmuses

Mansoureh, Bruno, Todd, Chrysoula and Daryl went on a biking adventure with Dimitra (Yummy Pedals). Afterwards we enjoyed wine tasting at the family winery accompanied by traditional Myconian delights such as louza and kopanisti cheese.  

Vioma winery

After the winery we returned back to our villa where we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon by the fireplace, danced, watched the sunset and finally ended the beautiful day with a delicious dinner prepared by Ana Maria. 

Sunset from the veranda of Villa Hurmuses

Day 7: Mykonos 

In the morning after our hearty breakfast at the Villa Hurmuses we headed towards Mykonos Town and walked around Chora.

We then sat down for lunch, danced a bit — well this is Mykonos! In the evening we watched the sunset from Little Venice and then returned to the villa for dinner. 

Day 8: Mykonos and Athens 

In the morning we sailed around Delos and Rheina with Mykonos Onboard. It was a gorgeous day, no winds and Mansoureh was even brave enough to swim. In the afternoon we returned back to Athens. 

We would like to thank all our sponsors and partners for assisting us in making this trip possible:

Accommodation 

Athens View Lofts

Herodion Hotel Athens 

Philippos Hotel

Somewhere Hotel in Vouliagmeni

Villa Hurmuses

 

Meteora Trip 

Meteora Thrones

 

Tours 

Evermore Cruises

Greeking.me 

Mykonos Vioma Winery

Mykonos Onboard

Yummy Pedals

 

Transportation 

Golden Transfers Mykonos

Taxi Transfer Athens

 

Dining

L’amico

All the content created during the International Travel Bloggers Trip in Greece

Meteora articles and videos

The wonders of hiking in Meteora Greece

Enjoy Traditional Greek Food during a Meteora Tour

https://travelwithmansoureh.com/blog/things-to-know-before-visiting-meteora

 

Athens articles and videos

https://travelwithmansoureh.com/blog/one-day-in-athens-from-the-acropolis-to-the-lovely-riviera

Where to Eat in Athens Greece – The Best Athens Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

Athens Hotels

https://travelwithmansoureh.com/blog/athens-view-lofts-well-designed-with-a-great-view

What It’s Like to Stay at the Herodion Hotel in Athens Greece

https://travelwithmansoureh.com/blog/somewhere-boutique-hotel-somewhere-in-the-south-of-athens

 

Three Island Cruise

Mykonos





https://travelwithmansoureh.com/blog/top-10-things-to-do-in-mykonos-island

Things to do in Mykonos Greece – 2019 Guide

Villa Hurmuses


Villa Hurmuses a luxury villa rental in Mykonos

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