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Babymoon in Crete, Greece

  • September 21, 2014
  • By Brittany
  • 24 Comments
Babymoon in Crete, Greece

Hi!  How was your weekend?  I hope you did something amazing!  We had both a productive and relaxing weekend.  We really needed to get some stuff done after being away for awhile but after so much fun in the sun it was a little ho hum to do lots of (necessary) cleaning.  Although I did sort all of Baby B’s clothes by month and picked out his coming home outfit!!  So excited!

If you saw my post on Friday, I let it out that we were in Greece for our babymoon (not that is was a secret since I’ve been Instagramming like crazy. PS Can we be friends?).  We started out in Crete, which is the largest, most populated and southernmost of all the Greek Islands (I was promised I could see Africa from there but no dice).  When the Hubs began traveling for work a lot over a year and a half ago we decided we wanted to do a big blowout trip with all the points he has racked up flying and staying in hotels.  Once we found out Baby B was on the way, we knew we would want to make it a babymoon and so the search began for the perfect place.  We considered Hawaii, Spain, Bora Bora (omg want to go there so bad but unfortunately the points didn’t work out) and finally ended up on Greece!

We stayed at the most gorgeous hotel: The Blue Palace, which is a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel.

hotel 3

Except for when we stayed at the Four Seasons on Lanai for our honeymoon, I think this was the nicest resort I have ever been to!  Everything about the hotel was incredibly picturesque.  Crete is quite hilly so the entire hotel was built into the hill meaning that you could go to the beach and then take an elevator car up to the restaurants and spa and then to some of the villas and then to the reception and pool and then to more villas.  It was one of the most unique hotel layouts I’ve ever seen.

 blue palace hotel Collage

As you can see from the photo above, the beach is actually quite rocky.  The Mediterranean is so calm that it doesn’t break down the rocks into sand.

beach

But for that color water, I didn’t care!  It was so clear you could see all the way to the bottom even when you were way off shore.

Our hotel room was out of this world!  It was dual level overlooking the ocean with a private plunge pool.

blue palace room Collage

I have to say that I spent most of the time lying around and swimming.  Perfect for relaxation!

crete 1

Britt and Pete 2

Although we did manage to do a couple of really fun things that I highly recommend!

tennis

Tennis.  Obviously!  Although I have to say this is probably the best tennis view I have ever had!

sunrise Collage

Watched the sunrise over the Mediterranean! 

breakfast

And enjoyed a nice breakfast afterwards.

kayak Collage

Kayaking around the islands was so amazing!  The sun was so strong we had to jump out and swim every once in awhile.

waterski

And someone went waterskiing for the first time!  I just was the photographer in the boat. ๐Ÿ™‚

boat Collage

My favorite thing we did on the entire trip was take a traditional Greek boat out for a cruise, picnic and some snorkeling around the islands.  Not only was the scenery totally amazing, the water was so blue, so clear and so warm.  I honestly never wanted to leave.  This is an absolute must do if you visit the Greek Islands!  It was worth every single penny!

snorkel Collage

I think we ended up snorkeling for close to an hour because the water was just so amazing! 

Although the resort was so amazing it would have been easy not to leave, we decided it was necessary to venture into the surrounding and towns and I’m so glad we did.  They were so quaint and adorable!  We visited Agios Nikolaos

agios nickolas Collage

And Plaka.  

plaka Collage

Phew!  That was a long post for a whole bunch of sitting and relaxing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

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  • Holly
    September 21, 2014

    Breathtaking, just breathtaking. Every photo which I scrolled through made me gasp! Glad you had a spectacular time. Best wishes with the rest of your pregnancy.

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 22, 2014

    Oh my gosh, SO BEAUTIFUL! I’ve been wanting to go to Greece, but after seeing all of your pictures, I REALLLLY want to go to Greece! ๐Ÿ™‚ It just looks so amazing and picturesque. That tennis court view is unreal!

    • FitBritt
      September 23, 2014

      You should definitely put it at the top of your bucket list! It was one of the most amazing vacations I’ve ever been on!

  • Julie
    September 22, 2014

    Is it just me, or does there seem to be baby bumps all over cyberspace, as of late?

    lol…

    Those pictures are absolutely stunning.

    We just came back from Myrtle Beach. Even though some places are gorgeous around Myrtle Beach, I’m not sure it quite compares to THAT…

  • Jessica @ Absurd, She Wrote
    September 22, 2014

    I can’t wait to go to Greece one day. Your picture are so beautiful!

  • Carrie@familyfitnessfood.com
    September 22, 2014

    OMG, that is so beautiful! I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. Gorgeous and you look like you had so much fun.

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    September 22, 2014

    everything is just so STUNNING! wow wow wow! Add this to my bucket list, like now! I love the pic of you underwater! fantastic!! How was the airplane ride? circulation and stuff?

    • FitBritt
      September 23, 2014

      Thanks Nellie! ๐Ÿ™‚

      My feet were pretty swollen on the flight. I propped them up as much as possible and wore compression socks but there is just no way around it They are pretty bad on a daily basis these days anyway. Once I got there they were so much better than normal though! All that swimming!

  • Carly @ Fine Fit Day
    September 22, 2014

    Beautiful!! I’m so glad you guys went all-out for your babymoon! And I have to say (again) you really are the most stylish pregnant mama ever!!

  • Kim
    September 22, 2014

    How have I not been following you on Instagram?! I just fixed that!!!
    Those pictures are amazing – I might be a little jealous. And, I pointed out to Chris that I’ve had 2 babies and 0 baby moons:)

  • Dave
    September 22, 2014

    Very, very nice Britt, Britt.

    Only 52 more days until Baby B arrives !!!!

    Can’t wait !!!

    D.

  • GiGi Eats
    September 22, 2014

    Cue 1800000000000 heart in eyes emojis! SERIOUSLY THOUGH!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    September 23, 2014

    Looks like such a beautiful and relaxing holiday!! The water in Greece is so great for swimming, though super salty. It kind of stung my nose haha.

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    September 25, 2014

    UM WOW! How did I miss this?! Next time you decide to go on a vacation “moon” of sorts, I’m more than happy to come along for entertainment. I mean Pete and I go way back (to a car ride in NYC haha) so you should probably just take me on every vacation ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • catherine gacad
    October 12, 2014

    totally absolutely amazing. we have wanted to go to greece so bad. we’ll have to do it with our little one with us. i really enjoyed looking at your pictures. made me feel like i went on a mini-vacation!

  • Amy
    March 20, 2016

    Blue Palace is my favourite hotel! Ive been there 3 times now but now I am pregnant I cant wait to go back and relax to enjoy the scenery and amazing food…

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