Pics from Trips

Here is the place to put some of my favorite pictures from my bicycle trips around mountainous Greece.

Beautiful view on the bench after Souvardo
A quick rest after Souvardo village on a bench with incredible view on the dense forests. This rough road leads to Tsivlou Lake and then to Doxa Lake (we were cycling for 2 days on this road and we didn’t see a single car).
You can't beat a good sleep in the woods!
You can’t beat a good sleep in the woods!
Meteora by bike
The majestic rocks of Meteora (you can look it up on google). These huge rocks host many old monasteries with hundreds of monks living in them. It’s a spectacular view!
This is the edge of the rock
This is the point I was looking at when I was still at the Eges village. I sat there and relaxed looking at a 360 view.
After Achira village, the scenery is fantastic
After having a conversation with a local shepherd we started heading back.
An other bench with great view
Few kilometres further up another bench with even more beautiful view. We decided to call it a day and sleep here so we can wake up looking at this view!
Carrying an exotic pineapple around Peloponnese
Carrying an exotic pineapple around Peloponnese
Cycling with sunset
We were happy rolling down the hill and almost missed that!
mother goat gave birth to this baby
This mother goat just gave birth to this cute baby! We were lucky enough to come across this beautiful sight while cycling on Panachaikos mountain.
best cycling path in Europe
A beautiful gravel road in Iti mountain. I don’t think I have been in a better cycle path.
sleeping on the beach
One of my favorite places to sleep. Pebble beaches. Natural matress and soothing sounds from the sea!
natural jacuzzi
The natural Jacuzzi where monks from a nearby abandoned mountain top monastery probably had their morning dip!
Sleeping spot mountains
Not alwas easy to find a luxurious sleeping place like this, but when you do, you feel like a king!

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waterfall mountain
After a heart pumping dangerous climb, I have managed to reach the top of this waterfall. You can see the guys shouting at me!
Erymanthian Boar
A beautiful ride into the Erymanthian Boar’s lair…
Fog is taking over the top as an other overnighter is coming to an end...
An other overnighter is almost over…
greek grand canyon
The greek Grand Canyon? Nope.. But it’s very nice and it’s not too far away from the city centre.
sleeping on the beach
Great overnighter (although we had too many aggressive mosquitos) in a beautiful beach!
After 140kms under the brutal summer sun clouds started to gather up for a rain. Above this frightnening climb!
After 140kms under the brutal summer sun, clouds are starting to gather up for a rain above this frightnening climb!
Beautiful wild flowers on the top!
One of my favorite pictures! Beautiful wild flowers on the top!
Amazing colours and great view
My friend Tasos can’t wake up from this dream!
mooning
I was trying to have a poo in peace under the heavy rain while they were laughing, yelling and taking pictures of my smiley ass!
cloud matress
I’ve been to that mountain more than 15 times and every time something takes my breath away.
demons eyes
Can you see their eyes glowing in the dark? Are they ghosts, fairies or demons?
Bike on snow
Nick is pushing his bike up to the mountain while snow is starting to fall
bikes_in_forest
A nice road across the ancient Foloi forest. According to the Greek Mythology it was the home of of Centaurs, the half man -half horse creatures!
chair_with_view
A romantic soul put this weird chair here for passengers to sit and enjoy the view
ride_in_the_dark
Let our tired souls float freely above this dark world
Mountain_sunset
This is what I call mountain magic!
Chaos_bike
Freedom at the left, death at the right and chaos at the back
Cycling_under_mist_and_rain
Mist and rain soften our hearts!
natures_balcony
My friend Apostolis on the edge of this great little balcony with awesome view
Freedoooom!
After some serious relief behind the bushes, I hear the wild sea calling me!
On the biggest of all Achaia mountains
On the biggest of all Achaia mountains
Floating on heaven!
On magnificent holy mountain of Varasova. Floating on heaven!
The glowing tree (no photo editing)!
The glowing tree (no photo editing)!
Greek light on the mountains
Greek light on the mountains
Winter swimming
Winter swimming
View from a beautiful cave in Aetolokarnania
View from a beautiful cave in Aetolokarnania
A flat road atleast!
A flat road atleast!



I can't even remember this but it seems nice. Pluff!
I can’t even remember this but it seems nice. Pluff!

 

Eating greek salad and almonds
Eating greek salad and almonds under the sweet shadow of that Holly oak.
My little special spot on Santameri
My little special spot on Santameri
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A good opportunity to take off some clothes!
My zen meditation
This is how I meditate.
Very scary place with deep void on my front and behind me as well
Very scary place to stand on. Deep void in front of me and behind me as well
Nature massaging. Superb feeling of euphoria!
Nature’s massage. Superb feeling of euphoria!
Swining above Ladonas river
Swinging above Ladonas river
After eating the great cuisine of my friend Gabriel on Panachaikos mountain
After eating the great cuisine of my friend Gabriel on Panachaikos mountain we are rolling back to our base.
Relaxing after 3 hours of ascent
Relaxing after 3 hours of ascent
Hidden waterfall awarded my waterfall love with brain explosing headaches :D
Discovered this hidden waterfall and decided to take a shower. Melted snow on my head! Ouch!


The old nice Panachaikos, full of beautiful clouds
The old nice Panachaikos, full of beautiful clouds
Humidity were my worst enemy but other than that very peaceful morning with great sunrise
Humidity was my worst enemy that night. But I’ve enjoyed a very peaceful morning with great sunrise the next morning
My worst mountain night in my life. I couldn't feel my legs for hours!
My worst mountain night in my life. Pure evil cold wind! I couldn’t feel my legs for hours!
A royal natural garden on top of a mountain
A royal natural garden on top of Santameri moutain. They say that the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Palaiologos burried his wife here in that area.
Touching the sky
Touching the sky
Crazy moments. After hours and hours on skin ripping trekking full of wild vegetation with nasty spikes, we found this majestic place
Crazy moments. After hours and hours on skin ripping trekking full of wild vegetation with nasty spikes, we found this majestic place
Very hospitable little spo between hills somewhere in Peloponnese
Very hospitable little spot between hills somewhere in Peloponnese
Vouraikos Gorge jurassic park scenery
Vouraikos Gorge jurassic park scenery. According to mythology this gorge was created when Hercules sliced the rocks open with his sword to find the woman he loved. Her name was Voura.
The magnificent caves of mnt Varasova
The magnificent caves of mnt Varasova. This mountain is considered holly, because in the post Byzantine period it was full of monasteries as well as eremites living in those caves.
Barefoot climbing
Barefoot climbing in Tafiassos moutain where the Nessos and other Centaurs were burried.
We've tried to sleep inside the caves in the background but was impossible, so we slept on a very nice flat space with 360 degress breathtaking view
We’ve tried to sleep inside the caves in the background but was impossible, so we slept on a very nice flat space with 360 degress breathtaking view
I don't know why and how but this spot has magnificent light every time I visit it
I don’t know why and how but this spot has magnificent light every time I visit it
Great view from Panachaiko mountain
Great view from Panachaiko mountain
Extraordinary, card-postyal like scenery in Erymanthos mountain
Extraordinary, card-postyal like scenery in Erymanthos mountain
Few bites before departion
Few bites before departion
The cure for achy eyes. Divine greeness
The cure for achy eyes. Divine greeness
Scary sounds during the night and very chilly temperatures. Somewhere in Sparta
Scary sounds during the night and very chilly temperatures. Somewhere in Sparta
Definition of zen
Definition of zen
Tastiest little sandwitch in my life. Look out the view!
Tastiest little sandwitch in my life. Look out the view!
Deciding where to go. Lost and confused
Deciding where to go. Lost and confused
The place where little fairies come out on six o clock
The place where little fairies come out on six o clock
40 minutes descent. 60 klm/hr average speed
40 minutes descent. 60 klm/hr average speed
My little forgotten waterfall full of friends
My little forgotten waterfall full of friends
Somewhere on Taygetos mountain. Tasty meal during great sunset
Somewhere on Taygetos mountain. Tasty meal during great sunset
Sleep in an abandoned building beside a busy national road. Creepy night
Sleep in an abandoned building beside a busy national road. Creepy night
Tallest tree in the world? Can you see what I see from up there?
Tallest tree in the world? Can you see what I see from up there?
Great adventure. Wrong calculations made me climb with very little water. Thirstiest day of my life
Great adventure. Wrong calculations made me climb with very little water. Thirstiest day of my life
Sleep inside a second floor cave (outside was freezing, inside was hot)
Sleep inside a second floor cave (outside was freezing, inside was hot)
Very crappy photograph of a magnificent place with unbearably cold waters. There is a small balcony behind the waterfall that you can shit on.
Very crappy photograph of a magnificent place with unbearably cold waters. There is a small balcony behind the waterfall that you can shit on.
Sleeping in the Ghost Village build to host greeks from diaspora
Sleeping in the Ghost Village build to host greeks from diaspora
Looking the wind turbines as I wake up
Looking the wind turbines as I wake up
0 celcius temperatures in the morning. Everything frosted.
0 celcius temperatures in the morning. Everything frosted.
Beutiful sleeping spot in Kalamata city after hours and hours on bike
Beutiful sleeping spot in Kalamata city after hours and hours on bike
Waterfall climbing. Some said that it can't be done!
Waterfall climbing. Some said that it can’t be done!
Beautiful scenery, the last hill to summit
Beautiful scenery, the last hill to summit
Sleep on cotton :) Very very cold night
Sleep on cotton 🙂 Very very cold night
Wild wake up in a very windy morning
Wild wake up in a very windy morning


Sleeping on the wild beach of Kaiafa. We sleep directly under the stars even with raining :)
Sleeping on the wild beach of Kaiafa. We sleep directly under the stars even with raining 🙂

8 Comments Add yours

  1. brickthomas says:

    Wow! Looks like a great place to hang out and explore.

  2. Nick Motera says:

    If you ever have time come to the greek mountains, you’ll never forget it 🙂

  3. cat says:

    i am preparing to embark on my first bike tour! your photos are inspiring. thanks for sharing. do you have any tips for first timers? claudiatamez83@gmail.com

    1. Pandoheas says:

      Hey Cat, check your mail!

  4. don corleone says:

    pote tha rtheis biennh bre su???? se perimenoume…kai ennoeite, with bicycle!!!!

    1. Pandoheas says:

      Kornilie, elpizw kapoia stigmh vre file! Mexri tote perimenw egw esas! 😀

  5. Ampelonas says:

    amazing photos!

  6. aris says:

    Hello Nikos, great job! I can’t wait to get my hands on your next printed photo album! Keep cycling..!

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