The World Offroad: the journey is on
A teaser and a pilot film created by filmmaker and good friend Vassilis Sfakianopoulos.
Akis wakes up early in the morning while Vula and Anastasia are sleeping. He prepares coffee, starts working on his Mac and then takes the wheel. What is he thinking about and how is this day going to be? A fiction teaser that is not far from our everyday reality.
The pilot film
We spent Christmas 2018 time together with film maker Vassilis Sfakianiopoulos to make this 10′ film as a pilot. We wanted to see how we work together and how we get on the film, in order to show it to the right people and possibly create a series based on our life on the road. Italian scenes were filmed by Spanish filmmaker Victor Ortega, while archive material from our 2007-2010 was filmed by Vula Netou.
Watch it and tell us your opinion.
A series of short videos providing a glimpse to our nomad lifestyle
Georgia border closed
A setback in our adventure. It was mid-March 2020 when all borders of Turkey were closed, including Georgia due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
How we prepare to sleep
Living in a camper is not as comfortable as in a conventional house. Ie needs hard workd. This happens every night. Watch and share!
Peloponnese bird’s eye view
Iconic destinations of the historical Peloponnese region in Greece during winter time. All drone videos were taken in December 2019.
Oops! Flat tyre
Our first flat tyre happened on the remotest road of Lesvos island. We hadn’t replaced a tyre on our Iveco before, that’s why it was pretty stressful. But we couldn’t resist filming the moment.
Right before our departure from our hometown Thessaloniki, fellow video maker and good friend Manolis Zandes interviews the three of us on the beach of Epanomi.
Crete: a bird’s eye view
A drone video from Crete island of Greece filmed in February 2019 during our sponsored – by Blue Star Ferries – trip in the Greek islands.
Crete in white
This timelapase was filmed near Omalos village, up on the “Lefkà Oree”, the White Mountains of Crete. Watch how dramatically the weather changes at 1100 mts. altitude.
On Motoroids India
Akis presents the Iveco and its features from Crete on popular Motoroids of India website, official Media Partner of our expedition.
Mt. Olympus timelapse
We spent some time on the Mountain of Greek Gods in September 2018. Watch the ever changing weather on the breathtaking road to Christaki refuge, at 2.450 mts.
Anastasia Around the World
Watch our young vlogger’s videos. For the moment she speaks only greek…
It’s World Children’s Day
Anastasia reminds us from Tromsø, Norway, the basic rights every child has in the world. A child’s manifesto that we should all keep in mind.
The House of Shadow, Xanthi
Anastasia visits a unique art gallery in the old town of Xanthi, in Greece. Art sculptures are getting alive when lit creating incredible shadow forms. A must see!
Devil’s throat cave
Anastasia explores this notorious cave in Bulgaria, which was the entrance to Hades according to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
A National Park for all
Anastasia has a message for you: it’s so important to play in a national park which is friendly to people with disabilities. See Rokua N.P. of Finland.
Anastasia takes us a short tour in beautiful Lithuania, from Gaudai to Vilnius and from Kaunas to Rusni and Curonian strip. And she saves a small fish in the process.
Her first real trekking
At seven she walked 8 hours from Papigo village to “Drakolimni” (Dragon Lake) and back to the refuge at 2.000 mts. And she reports her adventure!
Anastasia meets Tony
Anastasia is now junior ambassador of Tony, the fiction hero of the “Oneiro” (Dream) novel, written by greek Antonis Tsapatakis and illustrated by Elena Thoidou.
After having crossed Latvia in a few days, Anastasia gives us a child’s perspective of this beautoful Baltic country, when we visited it in September 2020.
Magic Pythagoras cup
This is #anastasiaroundtheworld at its best: our little vlogger discovers the magic cup invented by the ancient Greek scientist and explains us how it works at Pythagorion village of Samos.
The World Offroad 2007 – 2010 moments
Unedited videos from our first expedition around the world
At 5.609 mts
Watch our Land Rover arriving at the Khardung-La, the highest motorable pass in the world, at 5602 metres.
You need a shave
Vula gives Akis a haircut in a campground downtown Islamabad, Pakistan. This is the overlander’s’ way, cheap and efficient!
Welcome to India
Busy, frenzy, dirty, noisy, irritating border crossing from Nepal to India. And the rest of the country is not far better than this…
Nigerian road blocks
Nigeria is notorious for its road blocks and the corruptive state officers. They proved a little bit friendlier with us.
Wake up call
Karnataka, India: we slept at a leafy beach next to a small fishing village and in the morning we had a very special wake up call..
This one hurt!
The car accident we had on the Natchez Trace Parkway of Mississippi, US. Definitely the worst moment of our previous RtW trip.
A fine example of how to communicate with local people when you don’t speak their language. This is farsi in Iran.