My name is George Anastasiadis. I’m 14 years old, I was born in Drama, Greece and I do bmx. I’m a student of the Music School in Drama and I enjoy drawing, bmxing and playing the guitar. Bmx is my favorite hobby and I train regularly so as to be good at it.
The reason that I continue bmx until today is because I see guys doing impressive tricks and I would like to be as good as them. When I get up I have a good breakfast, chat with my friends and go out to ride.
I train every day unless I have school. During term time I finish my homework and then I go out for bmx with my friends. In our area there are not many suitable spots and that’s why the local bmxers, skaters and rollerbladers go to the local skate park to train. I have traveled to other cities to ride.
I have met new riders and I have done bmx at good spots. My favorite spots in our area in Greece are the NorthPark Indoor SkatePark and Xanthi SkatePark. The riders I’ve met there have shown me new tricks and I thank them very much. I would like to take part in the NorthJam which is organized in a few months time hoping to get a good place.
To enjoy my hobbies and realize my dreams.
When I’m alone and my friends do not come out to ride, I go to the skate park to train and maybe I meet other guys and we ride together.
I guess my friends because we have fun together.
In the future I want to take part in different contests in Greece, to meet new people, to ride together and maybe get a good place.
The Orlias gorge is located in Dion Pieria, on the northern northeastern slopes of Olympus and is divided into three parts.
We leave the cars in the small chapel of Saints Constantine and Helen located at the 4th km of the forest road Dion – Koromilia. This is the starting point of the trail that leads up to the shelter Koromilia. We can leave the trail in several points and admire the beautiful waterfalls from far away.
Crossing the trail and after hiking for 50 minutes alongside the stream bank through impressive vegetation, we reach the entrance of the gorge at an altitude of 550m, where the section Orlias I ends.
Section II is of medium difficulty level and one of the most beautiful and entertaining at the same time in Greece with downhill duration 5.30 – 6.00 hours. Children aged 12 and over can participate in this section.
Here we find seven beautiful consecutive rappels from 8m to 30m, impressive water slides and diving from a height into the vathres (small lakes) with crystal clear waters! The breathtaking scenery and adrenaline blast will make your activity truly memorable!
We enter the trail again at an altitude of 320m (Altitude difference 230m) and after 15 minutes hiking we are back in our cars.
The best time to visit is from May to October.
Kallithea canyon is near the Village of Kallithea in Peloponnese close to Xylokastro Town. It’s a beautiful canyon with water throughout the year. It’s more technical with 21 descents (highest 20 m) with abseils, a few jumps and 2 slides. It has all kinds of waterfalls. Some are curved, a couple of them need more experienced canyoners and a third can be descended with a tyrolle an traverse. Besides the technical issues the canyon is very beautiful with nice rocky formations, turquoise color waters and tree seven inside the canyon.