The #Authtraveljournalists participated among tourism professionals, journalists and producers at the YPERIA International Convention on the island of Amorgos, in Greece.

This educational student excursion and experiential field research activity was supported by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Aegialis Hotel & Spa on Amorgos Island.

The YPERIA convention was organized by the Womens Cultural Association of Tholaria, Amorgos, and Aegialis Hotel & Spa and was held from October 12th to October 17th 2016 in Aegiali, on Amorgos Island in Greece.

The event was organized around three axes:
– Everyday visits and walks around the Island – as a press trip
– Conferences in the evening on culture and sustainable tourism
– Screenings of The 7th International Short Tourism Film Festival of Amorgos

At YPERIA Convention, #Authtraveljournalists had the chance to discover the island, to walk the ancient hiking paths and visit historical monuments. They also got familiar with the local herbs, they visited the essential oil distillery laboratory, enjoyed local products, attended traditional festivities and got introduced to the work of different artists through exhibitions.

During and after their trip #Authtraveljournalists produced Social Media content, shared photos and wrote about their experiences in English, Greek, German and Chinese. You can track them with the hashtag ‘#authtraveljournalists’ or follow them in Social Media.

Authtraveljournalists wrote also articles, blog posts, produced photostories, short videos and a travel documentary. Let’s see some of them:

Articles:

Amorgos: A Greek Island for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Amorgos Island: When herbals may reduce SADness
Discover the Unspoiled Island of the Amorgians
Das griechische Frühstück von Amorgos

Photostories:

Feel the Blue
AMORGOS: The island of contrasts
The blue & the white
Amorgos is waiting for you
Amorgos: The local view
LOST IN AMORGOS
AMORGOS: The island of big blue
Experience Amorgos
Big blue: aka Amorgos
The Monastery of Panagia Chosoviotissa, Amorgos

Videos:

Amorgos: When Wild meets Blue
Amorgos, Greece : The Ones That Came Back
The Journey
People of Amorgos