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 Enipeas gorge has everything you would like to see and experience especially if you love nature and adventure, combining river trekking and canyoning! It is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Olympus in the area of Prionia at 1000m altitude, it is 6km in length and divided into three parts. Alongside the Enipeas gorge passes the most famous international trail E4.
We leave the cars at Milous (a tavern outside Litochoro village) and hike for 1.30 hours on the E4 trail, then enter the canyon at 470m altitude at the point where the Enipeas II ends. This section of moderate difficulty level is an ideal introduction to canyoning and accessible to people aged 14 and over. It is equally beautiful with lush vegetation, 7 rappels from 3m to 9m, swimming and enjoyable diving into the vathres (small lakes) with crystal clear waters.
In the end, after a downhill of 4.00 – 4.30 hours we reach Milous and the cars at an altitude of 300m (Altitude difference 170m).
The best time to visit the canyon is from June to August.
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.