12 Days of Fitness + Wellness with Journey Greece

Greece has always been one of the top travel destinations on our bucket list, so spending 12 days exploring 4 different destinations with Journey Greece and SPG Hotels & Resorts was a dream come true! As much as we love traveling, we find it difficult to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road. We usually try to get back in a healthy routine when we get home to Bali (did you see our recent Bali self care post?) but as we are traveling, we tend to get off track. We were so excited to partner with Journey Greece for 12 days of fitness + wellness around Greece to prove it is actually possible to keep up with a healthy lifestyle while traveling!


The first stop on our fitness + wellness journey was to the infamous island of Mykonos! Mykonos is full of classic Greek charm that you would expect to see when planning a trip to Greece: whitewashed cubiform buildings with blue accents, seaside bars and restaurants, winding streets full of shops, and of course, bougainvillea all along the way. It is a must-see destination for any Greece trip— and starting our adventure off here was the perfect introduction to Greece! Staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Mykonos was easy thanks to our stay at Santa Marina Resort! Here are some ways we were able to balance fitness + wellness during our time on the island:

Where to stay:

How to stay active:

  • Yoga by Oasis Pool & Lounge

  • Fitness Center

  • In villa personal training

  • Stand up paddle boarding

  • Kayaking

  • Swimming at Oasis Pool or the private beach

What to eat:

  • Sushi from Buddha Beach Bar

  • Mediterranean dishes at Colonial Pool Restaurant & Bar

  • The healthy corner at the breakfast buffet

  • Fresh fruit and juice/smoothies by Oasis pool

Where to relax + refresh:

  • Couple’s massage at Gingko Spa

  • Poolside Lounge Cabanas at Oasis Pool

  • Lighthouse Cabanas by the private beach


Next up on our fitness + wellness journey was Crete. Crete is Greece’s largest island and has so much to offer from its stunning landscapes and amazing food, to the strong sense of culture. There’s no surprise that Cretan people take such pride in being from this beautiful island! Crete’s strong agricultural presence and rich culinary tradition really set this island apart, and combined with the never-ending supply of outdoor activities, it was effortless to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the island.

Where to stay:

How to stay active:

  • Hiking at Kritsa Gorge in Lasithi

  • Jet skiing

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • Scuba diving

  • Personal Training session in the fitness center

  • Outdoor pilates lesson

What to eat:

  • Fresh seafood and vegetables from the resort’s organic garden at Flame Restaurant

  • Light + refreshing beachside dishes at Isola Beach Club

  • Traditional Cretan Cuisine at Blue Door Taverna

  • A Greek cooking lesson (learn to make traditional Cretan dishes such as dakos, dolmadakia, prawn saganaki, etc)

Where to relax + refresh:

  • Thalassotherapy at Elounda Spa

  • The Aphrodite Beauty Ritual at Elounda Spa

  • An outdoor spa experience overlooking the sea


The 3rd destination of our wellness journey was Costa Navarino, which is located in the region of Messinia in the Peloponnese. To be honest, we didn’t know much about this area beforehand and it really took us by surprise! The Peloponnese coast is full of mountains and rolling hills, white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. The land is full of olive groves and vineyards, making for another strong food culture throughout the area. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is fully equipped with an award-winning spa, signature golf courses, and luxurious landscapes that can only be fully grasped in person— it is basically a wellness dream!

Where to stay:

How to stay active:

  • Golf at The Dunes Course

  • Bike Fitness Tour by Navarino Outdoors

  • Kayaking tour to Voidokilia Beach

  • Outdoor yoga lesson in the garden

  • Sunrise Yoga on the beach

What to eat:

  • **1827 Bar & Lounge

  • Healthy breakfast from Morias Buffet Restaurant

  • Flame Restaurant at the Dunes Clubhouse

  • “Farm to Table” experience

  • Sushi from Onuki Restaurant

Where to relax + refresh:

  • Oleotherapy Signature Treatment at Anazoe Spa

  • Heat and Aqua Experience with Thalassotherapy at Anazoe Spa


We couldn’t leave the country without making it to Greece’s most popular island, Santorini! This volcanic island is the caldera of an ancient (but still active!) volcano, and it’s rugged landscape and stunning vistas are sure to take your breath away. It is no shock that Santorini is such a popular tourist and honeymoon destination. We could not get over the beauty of this island and had so much fun experiencing it through Vedema Resort in Megalochori and Mystique Hotel in Oia.

Where to stay:

How to stay active:

  • Yoga on Perivolos Beach

  • Hiking route from Imerovigli to Oia during sunset

  • Running the stairs at Mystique

  • In room gym at Mystique

  • Horseback riding in Megalochori traditional village

What to eat:

  • Healthy Breakfast Buffet at Pergola Restaurant at Vedema

  • Juice Bar at the open-air jacuzzi at Vedema

  • Greek Cooking class at Vedema

  • Breakfast or light lunch on top of the Caldera at Charisma Restaurant of Mystique

Where to relax + refresh:

  • Spa at Istoria Hotel by Perivolos Beach

  • Asian Spa at Mystique

  • In Villa spa session at Vedema

*This post was sponsored by Journey Greece, but our opinions, as always, are our own!