My name is George Kikos and I live in Athens, Greece. I spend my days practicing on BMX Flatland category which is basically ground tricks. I started at a very young age and got stuck with it as I was watching older riders practicing in various open squares around the city.
Having about 18 years of being a professional BMX Flatland rider, I have managed to reach the goals I always wanted. I now ride every day for 4 to 5 hours. For me, this is my life style and so much more. I have also participated in many contests around Europe! This is my one and true passion and while I ride around with my BMX, I feel alive – FLAΤLΑΝD for life!!
A good position in a big contest
That there are no closed parks or spots where I can practice. Other than that, injuries are part of the game
I practice my skills 25km away from home. I go there every day as it is the only place I can do it right!
My family and friends as well as many other people I think cause what they see is very different than what they’re used to see on a BMX.
Contests and a lot of good videos.
Recreational scuba diving is the name given to the use underwater breathing apparatus (tank – BCD – breathing regulator) – in fact, “scuba” is an acronym for “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus”! There are many international diving organizations, but the most well known and the one that trains the most divers is PADI.
- You are in good general health.
However, it should be noted that anyone can dive regardless of their physical condition (within reason) because diving is more about hovering in the water than it is about swimming. You will be asked to complete and sign a medical questionnaire and, if necessary, you will be asked to provide a medical certificate.
What the course entails:
- In the theoretical part of the course you will learn about diving equipment (suits, tanks, breathing regulators, etc.), the physical laws governing the sea, elementary medical issues, planning dives, etc.
- The practical part of the course covers a wide range of simple diving skills in which you will learn, for example, how we move and breathe underwater to how we remove water from our masks without having to head to the surface.
- The theory part takes about 7 hours and is completed in 2–3 days (the theory is conducted alongside the actual dives).
- The practical lessons consist of 9 dives (from an initial depth of 1.5 m/4 ft up to the maximum (for OPEN WATER) of 18 m/59 ft).
The dives take place over 5 days (2 dives a day) and usually require 2 weekends, but the program can be configured according to your needs.
PADI Open water Diver Course 380€ / per person
PADI Open Water Diver Course for families (min 3pax) 320€ / per person
One of the most beautiful rivers in Greece for Rafting is Arachthos!
Start: Bridge Politsas – Bridge Plaka, Class: III degree of difficulty, Duration: 2 hours (10km)
Easy route for Rafting, ideal for beginners. In the middle of the way we stop for a swim in the waterfall Klifki before continuing the Rafting. We continue the Rafting passing by the impressive Arachthos canyon with many springs, waterfalls and coming out of the canyon Arahthos we arrive at the Bridge of Plaka, the largest arch bridge in Greece.
Meeting point Ioannina -Bridge Plaka
Included: Transfer with mini-bus, Rafting boats, uniforms , shoes neoprene, helmets Rafting -lifejackets, paddles, waterproof gloves and neoprene Rafting (in winter periods), dressing rooms, photos on CD, GoPro video camera for extreme sports (bring USB 8GB with you).
Specific weather conditions create ideal routes for Rafting and kayaking all seasons.