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Greek Island Hopping with Ollie the Octopus

As a newbie to the Box Play for Kids team, I wanted to come out and introduce myself. I’m Tracy and I dabble in a little bit of marketing, sales, and even creative for this awesome brand. Although I don’t have kids, I’m a seasoned babysitter with a background in graphic design so I can definitely appreciate innovative and creative ways ways to keep little ones occupied. I just got back from a trip to Greece and I couldn’t resist the urge to bring Box Play for Kids along for the ride and share my experience.

It’s hard to believe that exactly two weeks ago, Ollie the Octopus and I were chilling out on one of the most amazing beaches (let alone one of the most amazing places) I’ve ever been – Livadaki Beach on the Greek island of Folegandros {pictured below}. As a present to myself for getting into grad school, I treated myself to a 10-day summer adventure with a friend in the Greek Islands. Despite wanting to see the hundreds of little Greek islands that exist, my friend and I did our best to narrow down our selection to three: Mykonos for its infamous nightlife, Santorini for its picturesque blue domed roofs, and Folegandros because no one has ever heard of it. While we enjoyed the natural beauty and idiosyncrasies of each island we visited, Folegandros was, hands down, our absolute favorite! Picture this: the island has one paved road, one taxi, one bus, and about 700 locals. Let’s just say the bus schedule is handwritten in chalk. 

The scenery was incredible on every island so I’m so glad I had this little octopus friend with me for some impromptu photo shoots. As with all the Box Play for Kids stickers, Ollie the Octopus is lightweight, portable, and makes the perfect travel companion.


White cubic architecture with blue accents is everywhere in Mykonos. This is the view from our hotel.



This isolated paradise, better known as Livadaki beach, is only accessible by boat.



Santorini is known for its various colored sand beaches – red, white, and black. The black sand on this beach really compliments Ollie’s skin tone if you ask me.