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...
The Dracula’s castle

The Dracula’s castle

If you ever go to Romania you will certainly visit its No1 tourist attraction, the Dracula Castle in Bran. But is it worthy the trip? Let...

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We could live in Sibiu

We could live in Sibiu

I admit I had a completely different perception of Romanian cities. I imagined them grey communist relics with loads of traffic jams and...

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Transfagarasan!

Transfagarasan!

It’s hard to spell and to remember the name:TRANS - FA- GAR - ASAN! It literally means it crosses the Fagaras mountains. These are part of...

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Taking a break in Sofia

Taking a break in Sofia

If you live in northern Greece - let's say in Thessaloniki - you can arrive in Sofia in just 3 hours from the straight motorway and the...

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Our first week in Bulgaria

Our first week in Bulgaria

Hello from beautiful Plovdiv - the ancient Phillippopolis - of Bulgaria. This is our first week in the country but it seems as if we left...

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09.09.19

09.09.19

The time has come, right? Our departure date is fixed. Let's see if we can really make it! 9 September 2019 we intend to leave...

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Destination central Greece

Destination central Greece

After 40 days in Thessaloniki here we are at Metsovo village, maybe the most visited in the whole region of Epirus. We skipped the modern...

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From Santorini with love

From Santorini with love

The landscape is magnificent. The island is continuously under construction. It's probably the most beautiful island in the world. It’s an...

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Best wild camping at Nisyros

Best wild camping at Nisyros

Nisyros, the volcanic island of the Aegean archipelago has a relaxed atmosphere and transmits a very special energy, also thanks to the...

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Two months at the Aegean sea

Two months at the Aegean sea

I write this while we wild camp in a lovely place, the Vathy - or Rina - port of Kalymnos island to celebrate two months of travel around...

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Bye bye Crete

Bye bye Crete

We spent almost a month in Crete and believe it or not it was not enough. We calculated we lost almost a week isolated in our camper for...

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Arrived in Agios Nikolaos

Arrived in Agios Nikolaos

Moires town was a great opportunity for Anastasia to meet new friends and a new teacher. Our daughter was welcome at the 2nd Primary...

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From Psiloritis to Matala

From Psiloritis to Matala

A day of contrasts. We slept at the entry of Anoyia village – the famous birthplace of many Cretan revolutionaries and inspiring musician...

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Only in Crete!

Only in Crete!

Foreign visitors can’t imagine Crete with snow. Let alone a mountain ski race to be organised every two years on Psiloritis mountain. The...

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