The establishment of Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG) a year ago was something I definitely had to celebrate in a exceptional way and we had the unique opportunity to celebrate our first anniversary as a group by spending an entire weekend together thanks to the hospitality of Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel in Edipsos.
The Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel is an historic hotel, it is the first hotel to have ever been built in Edipsos and one of the first luxury hotels in Greece. With the renovation and the new wings that were added to the Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel while maintaining its historic architectural style, it features ultra modern hotel facilities but what makes it stand out globally are its spa facilities.
The Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel has a large outdoor pool and a lovely indoor swimming pool, both with thermal water and hydro-massage systems. The building’s spa features a range of rooms in which you can have personalized treatment programs of wellness and relaxation. All spaces and services of the Thermae Sylla hotel, from the rooms to the restaurants are excellent, but the real comparative advantage is the wing of the spa. Here at Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel you can feel in its entire splendor what it really is, a spa hotel with its own natural spa, a privilege that few hotels in the world that claim to be so, actually are.
We spent a wonderful weekend with our blogger friends of TBG and we owe above all our thanks to the wonderful hotel staff that took care of everything for us in the best way. In addition to our joint activities and a small photography lesson for my friends of TBG, my time was divided between the 2 pools with thermal water that I could not stay away from for anything except my mood to take photos. Even though my bad habit of smoking found me meeting other residents of the hotel with the same weakness in the small outdoor smoking area where we often met for a sly puff and a coffee where we had interesting discussions about photography and art.
The Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel is located in northern Evia in Greece in the famous spa town of Edipsos and its contact details are:
Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel (5*)
Posidonos Str. 2
Landline: +30 22260 60 100
Fax: +30 22260 22 055
The first time I visited Edipsos was when I was 10 years old, 40 years ago. I went with my Grandmother who every year used to go to some places around Greece which had thermal springs for therapeutic reasons. All the people we met in Edipsos were old people, mostly pensioners who were there for the excellent thermal springs of Edipsos.
Now in 2016, I visited Edipsos along with very nice company – the bloggers of Travel Bloggers Greece – we spent a wonderful weekend as guests of the Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel where we celebrated the first year anniversary of the establishment of our group.
Edipsos is a beautiful coastal city in northern Evia and is fortunate to have the most famous natural spas in Greece. The thermal springs of Edipsos have been well known since antiquity for their healing properties. In ancient Greece the area was called “the hot springs of Hercules” and mythological folklore mentions that the Goddess Athena was the one who begged the God Hephaestus to create the hot springs so that the mythological hero Hercules would have a place to rest after his difficult labors.
While from historical tradition we learn that it was in these hot springs of Edipsos that the Roman General, Consul and Dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla rested after his battles in Greece.
After a long period where the area had faded into obscurity, Edipsos began to once again become known for its hot springs in the 19th century. A big boost in the tourist development of Edipsos was given by the creation of the Thermae Sylla Spa – Wellness Hotel which was the first luxury hotel ever built in the area.
At the beginning of the 20th century other hotels and many spas were built so as to be able to meet the needs of visitors who increasingly preferred the area of Edipsos for its hot springs. Nowadays, thousands of visitors from around the world prefer Edipsos, to spend a few days or more for rest and relaxation treatments. You can visit Edipsos via 2 ways, by driving over the bridge in Halkida, or by ferry boat from Arkitsa.
In this post I want to just say a big thank you to two wonderful girls Elena and Marissa who had the idea to create the Travel Bloggers Greece and for everything they have accomplished so far.
Marissa and Elena hiking at Montanema
I do not forget that they sent me the first email about TBG on January 4, 2015, and our first meeting with the other founding members took place on January 18. And look I write this post today on April 29, not four months later and see how many interesting things happens during that short period thanks to these girls.
In a Greece that the knowledge about the internet is running out using facebook and all kinds of partnerships are from difficult to unachievable, TBG shows that collectivity is power.
After a big thanks from my heart to the other members of TBG who we all had the opportunity to know each other better on our trip to Montanema, i wish to Elena and Marissa to be always strong and creative and to continue to represent Travel Bloggers Greece with their unique style.
*This is a Elena’s phrase i dont want to steal the copyright!
This Sunday, January 18 was an interesting day. I was invited to the first presentation of Travel Bloggers Greece at Pallas Athena a Grecotel boutique hotel in the center of Athens.
During this first briefing Elena Sergeeva and Marissa Tejada the founders who had this wonderful idea explained to us in detail the objectives of Travel Bloggers Greece. Also the bloggers who attended the event we made a short presentation of our blogs. This was followed by lunch and a very pleasant conversation that helped us to know each other better. The first day of the presentation included an interesting limo tour but unfortunately some obligations forced me to leave after the lunch.
Travel Bloggers Greece is a non-profit networking group with a mission to promote the interests of travel bloggers that cover Greece as a travel destination. Travel Bloggers Greece also wants to educate about travel blogging, promote authentic travel and the most important for me increased awareness of Greek travel destinations. For all these gentle goals I decide from the first moment to participate as a full member.
More information: Travel Bloggers Greece