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You Need A Holiday!

4 reasons why you must take a holiday in Greece this year

Come to Lesvos, the island once visited is never forgotten 

Why A Holiday!

1. Stress reduction.

A study released last year by the American Psychological Association concluded that vacations work to reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. Similarly, a Canadian study of nearly 900 lawyers found that taking vacations helps alleviate job stress. These effects last beyond the duration of the vacation: A small study from the University of Vienna found that after taking time off from work, vacationers had fewer stress-related physical complaints such as headaches, backaches, and heart irregularities, and they still felt better even five weeks later.

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Vacation 

Means spending quality time with people you care about 

2. Inspiration.

During a break from work is when people come up with their best ideas. Los Angeles psychologist Robert Butterworth, told ABC “The break will allow you to refresh your brain cells”. The author of How To Succeed In Business Without Working So Damn Hard, Robert Kriegel says that many workers get their best ideas away from work. The new settings and free mind gives people more perspective when dealing with problems.0fae820c-4e25-49fc-93c8-605afa429dbeVacation 

Means laying back and relaxing 

3. Improved productivity.

In our perpetual rush to be productive, we often undermine our very ability to consistently perform at peak levels. Getting more done in less time allows us to get ahead and be more productive, but it takes consistent focus to be truly productive. Ernst & Young, a professional services firm, conducted an internal study of its employees and found that for each additional 10 hours of vacation time employees took, their year-end performance ratings improved by 8 percent. Another study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, found that high-level professionals who were required to take time off were significantly more productive overall than those who spent more time working.

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Means experiencing new things 

4. Better sleep.

Restless nights and disrupted sleep are common complaints –often stemming from the fact that we simply have too much on our minds. A lack of sleep leads to less focus, less alertness, impaired memory and a decreased quality of life. Researchers say, that vacations can help interrupt the habits that disrupt sleep, like working late into the night or watching a back-lit screen before bed. If you have stress from work and you find your sleep is disrupted because of anxiety or tension, take some time off and reset your sleep pattern.

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Taking a vacation will create fond memories 

So now you have an excuse to book your next holiday to Lesvos 

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Island Hopping and with a connection to Lesvos

There is an airline that travels between our Greek  islands and one of the islands is Mytilene. So yes another way to get to Lesvos island.Image

Hurray !!!

I have known of some flights between us and other islands but not so regularly.  I really wanted to share this with everyone.

http://www.skyexpress.gr/en-us/home.aspx

MOVING IN MOLYVOS FESTIVAL 7-9th OF JUNE 2012

The Moving in Molyvos festival is part of a new creative approach to the promotion of the island’s well-known health-giving properties such as the natural hot spring spas. These are already enjoyed by both holiday-makers and participants in the many health and well-being seminars held on the island every year.
Now the local tourist association is bringing together the many teachers and workshop leaders working on Lesvos to celebrate their work in this unique three-day event.

The festival offers the chance to take part in a fascinating series of workshops, open to men and women, at the special festival price of 5 euro per class in:

• Yoga  (three different forms)
• Nia,
• Tai Chi
• Chi Gong,
• Healing Dances and songs
• Aqua therapy. 
• Greek dancing
• Eastern Belly dancing
• Nature walks

 All participants are invited to a series of complimentary Greek lessons and special free evening events:

 • Welcome drinks to introduce the festival and the teachers

• Sunset at Molyvos castle with ouzo and traditional Greek music

• A chance to dance! Enjoy a short performance of Greek dances  

    before getting up and joining in – encouraged by some Greek wine   

    and snacks.

 During the festival, there will be an exhibition of classic and contemporary work by local artists at the Trifon building on the harbour every evening, with free entrance for everyone.

All the festival events are designed to complement each other and to foster well-being, strengthen the mind and body, and energize the individual.

You can look at the festival programme and create your own, personal  timetable of classes, leaving time to experience the special energy and vibrance of Greece’s third largest island.

On our part, we look forward to welcoming you and providing a unique experience that maximises every aspect of Molyvos- our very special Aegean village.

A significant proportion of the festival income goes to local charities.

For more information check out our website. http://www.movinginmolyvos.com 

HOW TO GET HERE TO LESVOS

Booking travel tickets

If booking your tickets online, Lesvos (Lesbos) is often described as “Mytilene” by most search engines, airlines and ferry boat operators or just type MJT.

FROM ATHENS

By boat

Every day there are boats  from Piraeus (Athens). Most leave in the evening, the faster one takes 8 hours and the other ones take 12 hours.

www.anek.gr

www.nel.gr

www.hellenicseaways.gr

By Air

The earlier you book with Aegean airlines or Olympic, the cheaper the tickets will be as they both have special offers for early bookings.

www.olympicairlines.gr

www.aegeanair.com

www.athensairways.com

There are also direct flights from different European countries. Below is a list of some of the ones we know, if anyone knows of others please let us know.

FROM HOLLAND

Tuesdays and Fridays

www.sunweb.nl

www.sudtours.nl

http://www.neckermann.nl

FROM LONDON

Thursday and Saturday

www.charterflights.co.uk

www.firstchoice.co.uk

www.thomsonfly.com

www.flightline.co.uk

FROM NORWAY

Thursday

www.apollo.no

FROM GERMANY

Wednesday

Düsseldorf  and Munich on

www.airberlin.com

FROM AUSTRIA

Vienna on Wednesday

www.laudaair.com

FROM BELGIUM

Monday

www.thomascook.be

FROM SWEDEN

sunday

www.apollo.se

FROM DENMARK

Copenhagen on Sunday and Billund on Monday

www.apollorejser.dk

FROM TURKEY

By boat from Avalik and Dykli

Ferries come and go most days during the summer months.

ARRIVING ON LESVOS

However you travel, by air or ferry boat, you will arrive in the island’s capital town of Mytilene (65 kilometres from Molyvos). There are taxi ranks at the airport and the harbour.