Crete video: a bird’s eye view

A month of travel may not be enough to feel the nature, understand the culture and study the unique history of Crete island. But it's enough to film some of the island's great landscapes.   Crete is the largest and maybe the most interesting island of Greece. Not only...

Peloponnese video: a bird’s eye view

We spent about a month in the Peloponnese region of Greece in December 2018 - January 2019... Peloponnese winter time, when tourists haven't arrived yet. We edited this drone video to show you the beauty of the region. Looking back at that roadtrip we now think we...

Covid-19: The Road back Home

After a 2.000 km fast forwards - but backwards - journey from eastern Turkey to the border with Greece, we made it into our homeland.  Watch this video to see the Greece - Turkey border of "Kipi" completely closed and the Egnatia motorway isolated due to the lockdown,...

Covid-19: Overlander’s survival guide

We prepared a short survival guide based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines against Covid-19 outbreak, adapted to the special needs of Overlanders with the use of our extended travel experience:  We stay at “home” in our vehicle (either for driving or...

Stop. Breathe. Think. Act

This is not neccessarily a call to meditation but a basic lesson I learnt in my scuba diving courses, years ago. It's valid in most cases: if you feel dizzy or stressed underwater, experience a vertigo, or if you loose your buddy. I think it's the best advice this...

Why is Kaš so special for us?

We feel happy we made it to Kaš for a single reason: three kms offshore this Turkish resort town lies Kastellorizo, the easternmost island of Greece, which we had visited for the first time in our lives during our 2019 “greekoffroad” itinerary.  Last April we spent...

From Alaçati to Sirinçe

These two villages may be apparently totally different - the first is on the coast while the second on a mountain - but they are both connected by history: a Greek history.  Both Alaçati and Sirinçe were predominantly Greek villages of the Ottoman empire. There where...

Thank you Chios, see you again Greece!

Our trip to Chios eventually was a pleasant break. We arrived here for health issues - Akis urgently needed to be operated in his inguinal hernia - but It was also an ultimate bye bye to our homeland. It was also nostaglic as we had been here nine months before,...

Breaking news: sailing to Chios island!

All these days - and this happens for the first time - I lost my energy for travelling. I don’t find the reason any more, it’s as if I don’t want to go on… I’ve been thinking about this for the last 2-3 days but only today I confessed to Vula: “I don’t want to travel...

Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

We stayed three nights in Izmir but forgive me for not having taken any quality pictures from the city to show you…  The reason is I was not in my best mood, because my inguinal hernia started annoying me these days. Of course we strolled by foot in this beautiful...
Covid-19: The Road back Home

Covid-19: The Road back Home

After a 2.000 km fast forwards - but backwards - journey from eastern Turkey to the border with Greece, we made it into our homeland. ...

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Stop. Breathe. Think. Act

Stop. Breathe. Think. Act

This is not neccessarily a call to meditation but a basic lesson I learnt in my scuba diving courses, years ago. It's valid in most cases:...

read more
Why is Kaš so special for us?

Why is Kaš so special for us?

We feel happy we made it to Kaš for a single reason: three kms offshore this Turkish resort town lies Kastellorizo, the easternmost island...

read more
From Alaçati to Sirinçe

From Alaçati to Sirinçe

These two villages may be apparently totally different - the first is on the coast while the second on a mountain - but they are both...

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Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

Izmir on my Bottecchia bike

We stayed three nights in Izmir but forgive me for not having taken any quality pictures from the city to show you…  The reason is I was...

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A tour of Pergamon

A tour of Pergamon

Almost all people who visit Bergama - the Turkish name for the ancient city of Pergamos - they do it for it’s well preserved Hellenistic...

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We love Ayvalik!

We love Ayvalik!

Read here why we felt home in only three days we spent in Ayvalik! It feels different than any other resort town thanks to its low...

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A glimpse of Çanakkale

A glimpse of Çanakkale

We stayed two nights in Çanakkale, the major port on the Dardanelles straight, battlefield of the 1915 "Dardanelles Campaign" and still...

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We got a Carnet!

We got a Carnet!

Good news today in Istanbul: we have just received our brand new Carnet de Passages issued by TCS - Touring Club Suisse! Everything worked...

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The departure

The departure

Your stomach feels squeezed... Even if you have convinced yourself long ago that you are destined to reach the ends of the world in a...

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Carnet de Passage needed!

Carnet de Passage needed!

After a few days in our hometown Thessaloniki, it's definitely time to depart for central Asia, now equipped with a state-of-the art...

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