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To the "moon" and back

A mental "payback"

By Jess SPublished 3 years ago 4 min read
To the "moon" and back
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Yes! This is my treat, to treat myself! Let us just pretend the virus is gone. Let us just pretend, we can travel again without doubt, without fear, without worries.

It is ME-Time now. After a tough year whilst made redundant, looking for a new job, working harder than ever to make up the lost money, it is time for pay back! Well, at least mentally. 😊

Destination? Greece

Why? Sun, beach, ocean, adventure and amazing people.

Everyone get ready, I will pack my bags and off we go! Oh and yes, I will be by myself, but feel free to copy the below.

This itinerary is written for myself as a big 2021 dream but as well as for all the other readers! Enjoy and have fun!

So what is in my suitcase?

- 1 bikini to wear on a pool, 1 on the beach, one for scuba diving lesson

- 5 beach dresses

- Knickers, pyjamas

- Toiletries

- Neck pillow

- Underwater Camera

- Phone

- Sunglasses

- Don’t forget the sunscreen!

By Jed Owen on Unsplash

Let’s go! See below my itinerary for the dates of 1st of July until the 5th of July 2021.

Day 1, 1st of July 2021

Flight details:

Outbound: 06:55 Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to Rhodes International Airport, British Airways

Inbound: 10:55 Rhodes international Airport, British Airways

Take the bus to Krana, Lindos 85107, Greece

Check in at Caesars Gardens Hotel & Spa All inclusive package for 3 nights


Included in package

- Welcome drink

- Unlimited drinks at the bar

- Breakfast, lunch and dinner

- Free room service

- 1 double bed

Take it easy for the rest of the day. Relax at the pool or visit the beach. Join the restaurant and bar for an evening meal.

Καληνυχτα - Good night! 😊

Day 2, 2nd of July 2021

Enjoy a huge breakfast selection, which gets you perfectly started into the day

10am Bus pick up for Scuba diving, back at 1pm.

Rent a Moped and ride to the nearest City Lindos

Enjoy a little small hikeup the Acropolis

Visit the best cocktail bar in town for lunch


Continue the Trip to Seven springs and Tsambika beach

Finish of this fantastic day, riding along the beach front, back to the hotel.

Enjoy an evening meal and live show with a few drinks. Don’t forget the Ouzo!

Day 3, 3rd of July 2021

Καλημέρα – Good morning

It is day 3 and we are ready to rock’N Roll!

There is a bus stop right next to the hotel and the bus will get you right into Rhodes Town.

Hop off at the beach front, to check out the delicious ice cream shops, don’t be shy to put on a few pounds, haha!

By Antonio Magrì on Unsplash

Visit the Medieval Town of Rhodes and move on to the Anthony Quinn Bay in the afternoon.

The Bay is an amazing place to relax and to get a tan!

By Hannah Reding on Unsplash

Καλό απόγευμα - Good evening

Tonight, it is time to eat out. Why don’t try the Orexi Rustic Restaurant with view on the beach? You deserve it!

Enjoy a nice glass of imiglykos with your meal. Believe me. It goes down like oil!


By Kelsey Knight on Unsplash

Day 4, 4th of July 2021

Now today you are going wild my dear! Pack your bags and leave for an adventure to Faliraki! It is time to party!

Bus pick up: 10AM

You are lucky, because you will be staying at the Casa Cabana Hotel.

Check in at the Casa Cabana Hotel CASA CABANA

Once settled and after a cool swim in the pool, walk to the town centre and have the evening free of commitments. My recommendation would be the Bondi Bar or actually any bar in town!

Enjoy a night out!

Day 5, 5th of July 2021

After a wild night in Faliraki, enjoy a sleep in, breakfast in bed and late check out at 4pm.

Relax at the pool or beach and don’t pack your bags until 3.30pm.

But sadness is coming, and so is the bus! It is time to get back home and face life again!

Bus pick up 5pm

Flight details:

Outbound 18:30 Rhodes International Airport to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, British Airways

Inbound: 22:30Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, British Airways

By Shavin Peiries on Unsplash

During this trip I will take as many pictures as possible. I will meet Greek people and why not learn a bit Greek too. It is time to relax, to let go, to heal and to take care of myself. It is time to finally do what I always want to do and what I desperately need, a recharge, a trip to the moon and back! 😊


About the Creator

Jess S

One day I will be myself again,

and this darkness might come to an end,

and all doubt will cease,

and all strength will rise.

One day my tinted memories will be left behind,

and I will be able to see the world through a clear lens.

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