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.
Canyoning is a complex activity (extreme) that combines hiking, climbing, snowboarding rocks, passing river and swimming. When encountered waterfalls, including jumping from a height into water. According to the dictionary, “a canyon is a narrow, deep and steep ravine formed between two mountains or hills due to the continued erosion of the soil by the waters of the impetuous torrents.”
In Greece, canyoning is a relatively new activity but grows quickly, winning many fans.
Conditions for canyoning: Always in small groups led by an experienced guide and after proper planning. The individuals involved must be physically fit and know swimming.
How are canyoning: It starts at the entrance of the gorge, which is usually the highest point. The output is at the lowest point of the gorge, following the river flow. Many times you need to walk in the river, and even swim. There are natural barriers, such as, small waterfalls and potholes, which descend with the help of climbing equipment and ropes. Their height range from 5 to 20 m.
Canyoning Gorge-Papadima: The tour starts from the village Charokopi and ends in Tsimpovo Bridge Charokopi.
Moderate route, Duration 1.5 hours, Area of Tzoumerka Ioannina