THE MOST EPIC HIGHLIGHTS FROM ‘APHETOR GAMES’
The 30 social media stars, travel and extreme sports ambassadors that were selected based on the content and audience criteria that Mitsis creative team and Aphetor’s scouters set, arrived in Rhodes on July 10 and lived the ultimate summer experience, made life long friends and created amazing content of exciting challenges, cultural excursions and incredible dances with Rhodes as their background.
Extraordinary challenges to remember for a lifetime
Sand storm: Down on the sands of Kiotari, the Aphetors will be put through their paces in a gruelling beach assault course.
Web of War: Team tug-of-wars in the shape of huge spiders where each arm is a tethered creator, connected by a central ring. The aim is for each team member to spike their arm. The first team to have spiked all their arms wins.
OK Boomers: The Aphetors must harness the magic powers of Orion as they race each other across a series of floating logs in a mad dash relay in St Paul’s Bay. Combining speed with balance is key. Who can walk on water like the sone of Poseidon?
Hang Tough: An Aphetor classic where the competitors must winch out of the waters of St Paul’s Bay to a height of 10km. Who has the strength and courage to hang on the longest?
Ice Ice Baby: The ultimate endurance test! Who can hold out longest in a tub of icy water? Bonus’s available for keeping a clear head and answering questions.
Top Tik Tok Live: In the final challenge each team designs their own original Tik Tok routine. Performed live, the winner is chosen by the online audience. Who can mobilize their army of fans for victory?
The wild schedule of our ‘Aphetor’ stars
Saturday 10.07 The ‘Aphetor’ stars arrived at the airport of Rhodes. 30 young Instagrammers, tik-tokers, dancers and athletes from around the world brought their outgoing personalities to the island. Jet lag and long hours of travelling did not stop them from setting the tone of fun even from the first day.
Sunday 11.07 The morning started early with a mindful yoga session at the Mitsis Rodos Maris garden area and then our Aphetors took the fun to the Kiotari beach where they tried Mitsis Hotels water sports & horse riding on the beach and created countless amazing stories to tell on their vlogs. Later on that day they all met at the beach of Mitsis Hotels to celebrate the opening of the event.
Monday 12.07 The week started with a powerful breakfast at Rodos Maris main restaurant that got our Aphetors ready for their first challenges ‘Sand-storm’ and ‘Web of War’. Around 8:50 they arrived at Kiotari beach where they were divided into small teams that later competed against each other.
Tuesday 13.07 On Tuesday, two more tough challenges awaited our ‘Aphetor’ stars, but this time on the wonderful beach of Glystra. ‘Splash & Dash’ and ‘Hang Tough’ exhausted the creators but they kept their spirit high as always and inspired all the people that were there with their good mood and determination. In between the challenges, all of them created unique content of team and individual dances, extreme sports videos and vlogs that showcased the event, the island and the Mitsis Hotels experience.
Wednesday 14.07 Aphetors rose early and some went skimboarding & skateboarding at the Medieval Town of Rhodes while others went for paragliding from Mitsis Hotels to Monte Smith, to Tsambika and back. Later on that day, they headed to Appolona where they visited the Valley of butterflies, tried traditional Greek dishes and made their own ‘dolmadakia’.
Thursday 15.07 After a relaxing day of roaming around and exploring Rhodes, it was time for the coldest challenge yet, ‘Ice ice baby’ at the amazing setting of Kallithea Springs. A harsh way to wake up but it gave our stars the energy they needed for their evening challenge where they had to create small TikTok dances on TikTok live.
Friday 16.07 The time for departure came and our creators had to say goodbye to all the great friends they made and go back home with a heart full of emotions, a mind full of memories and a bag full of new exciting experiences and memorable stories.