The main reason of this Greek holiday was to spend a week with The Greek Mister’s family in an island in the Sporades region of Greece called Alonissos. I have been looking forward to it since the day that we’ve finalized the trip. My in-laws defy all the typical stereotypes of a family-in-law. While some people dread the time of being with their in-laws, I actually am seriously looking forward to it as I’ve always had a great time whenever I’m with them. Having said that, my excitement was indescribable when we left Pelion early in the morning to go to Volos to meet The Greek Mister’s family and take the ferry to Alonissos. For this meeting, I was most excited to see Nonna (godmother) as I haven’t seen her yet since I’ve arrived in Greece. She spent a week with us together with Manna (my mother-in-law) in Dubai a year ago so we’ve already been acquainted before. For this part of our holiday, her family is going to join us as well – so it’s the typical Greek holiday with the extended part of the family joining us.
After the usual pleasantries and the numerous hugs and kisses from each member of the family, we finally boarded the ferry on our way to Alonissos. The journey was around 3 hours and 25 minutes having a stop at some of the other Sporades islands such as Skiathos and Skopelos – our next destinations for this holiday.
As soon as we’ve arrived at Alonissos port, we were met by the owner of our airbnb villa and went straight directly to our accommodation for the next 7 days. It’s a 6 bedroom villa fit for our family of 10. The house was well-maintained and designed lovingly – we felt at home immediately. The villa is surrounded by a huge garden area complete with swings, hammocks and outdoor tables. Each level has its own patio and kitchen so cooking multiple dishes wasn’t a problem for us. We stayed for sometime by the garden overlooking the turquoise Aegean sea before we all headed for a quick siesta.
After our quick nap, we headed out for dinner and chose a taverna by the beach. A seafood feast is inevitable when you’re in Greece which is exactly what we did for our first night.
We were all still quite worn out from all the travel and driving that we’ve done for the day so at 11pm, it was lights out for the whole family to recharge for a full day of activity the next day.
This post is part of Weekend Wanderlust Link-up with Justin Plus Lauren.