Fall Getaway: Amorgos Island, Greece, October 31 to November 5, 2019

“Big Blue” of Amorgos, island. Photo: Deposit Photos

When you think of travelling to Greece, images of the Acropolis in Athens, sandy hot beaches of summer might first come to mind. But did you know that fall and spring are also the best times to visit the land of culture?

There is still time to book a trip for the 16th International Convention on Culture & Tourism YPERIA and the 9th annual Amorgos Tourism Film Festival taking place on Amorgos island, Cydlades, Greece, October 31st to November 5th 2018 at The Aegialis Hotel & Spa.

Filmmakers and producers will come together from all over the world for the festival as well as foodies for the opportunity to learn more about the gastronomy, culture and tourism which will be showcased at the event. Visitors will experience a unique opportunity to see a special place in Greece as the organizers pay tribute to the South Aegean Region as the Gastronomy Region of Europe 2019.

Representatives of Women’s Associations in the Cyclades and the Municipalities of South Aegean Region will present their products, their local flavors and dishes.

Aegialis Hotel About The Aegialis Hotel and Spa

The Aegialis Hotel and Spa is a luxurious oasis of 55 guest rooms overlooking the sparkling blue Aegean Sea. The hotel offers two restaurants serving organically grown produce from its own garden. Free buffet breakfasts are part of the stay. Relax at one of the three bars or lounges while taking in the view.

There are both indoor and outdoor pools to dip into and a full health club.

What makes the Aegialis Hotel and Spa truly unique is its Lalon Idor Spa, “a soothing experience of stillness and harmony amid the mind blowing scenery of the Aegean.”

According to owner Irene Giannakopoulos, the name of the spa was inspired by the mythological story of the ancient water oracle dedicated to the god Apollo. Visitors sought clarity and answers in prophetic water readings.

“Our vision is to create an inspiring experience to enhance your health and total well-being,” Giannakopoulos said. “We invite our guests to find purity and peace of mind in a nurturing and peaceful atmosphere. Allow the nurturing hands of our highly qualified therapists to bring you to a state of stillness and rest while letting the voice of the sea soothe your mind away from your daily responsibilities and must-dos.”

The spa menu, designed to help the guest maintain a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, includes Chi Nei Chan (abdominal therapeutic massage); traditional Thai massage; reflexology; cranio sacral therapy; nutrition, holistic health, and lifestyle coaching; and meditation. The spa works with local herbs and natural organic products.

Indulge in the Swedish sauna, the seawater pool, and whirlpool for total relaxation. Enjoy the pleasure of soaking in the outdoor jacuzzi while nibbling fresh fruit, local olives paired with a refreshing healthy shake from the spa bar, or a glass of champagne.

Aegelis Hotel healthyaging.netThe gorgeous outdoor space with a pergola cover for yoga overlooking the water provides an incomparable spot for yoga. Because of this extraordinary site, the hotel is now the host of the annual Elysia Yoga Convention—a gathering of yoga instructors, nutritionists, life coaches, and therapists from around the world.

“Listen to the voice of the sea,” Giannakopoulos said, “while participating in our daily 90-minute yoga practice with our staff yoga instructor.”

To learn more about the festival, visit www.yperia.gr.
More information: tel: +30 2285073393 e-mail: info@yperia.gr

Watch the Video by Bryson Kuan, shot during the works of the 8th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival to get the full flavor of the island. You will not want to miss this gorgeous island.

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