I started riding bikes at a young age. Got my first mountain bike at the age of 16 and never stopped jumping it, riding it and drifting it around. I raced DH for the first time in 2006 with only 15 riders competing, I am lucky enough to witness the success of the sport in Greece and witness it growing while still trying to climb in the top step of the podium.
I love all aspects of mountain biking and I can enjoy a fast downhill run in a track, a long enduro ride in the mountains, a train with friends in the dirt jumps and a start gate in a 4X race.
My family owns a butcher shop in Athens.
I am also working as a journalist in MBike magazine and teach kids how to ride their bikes.
Ride my mountain bikes as much as I can, inspire and introduce young riders to the sport, receive more boosts of excitement out of riding and visit great locations!
I believe that the most difficult thing in downhill is to know your limits and why do you want to ride, if you lose the fun factor it becomes an endless run between trees, rocks and jumps that want to hit you hard! Know yourself and train according to your needs, trying to always have fun.
The unique connection you have with your bike, the nature elements that offer you endless situations to enjoy riding, big jumps and dusty corners.
I used to practice in a small forest out of my house door when I was a kid. I also remember myself trying to bunnyhop as many bricks possible and hucking stairs everywhere. I am now enjoying riding with friends and trying new things with great company.
I try not to feel nervous in the start of any race. Being nervous is no good, you have to know your moves before every finals run. Every f**** move!
I can’t favor anyone more because I have experienced great support from many people. I am grateful of this support and I just owe a big THANKS to my sponsors for all those amazing years of racing and riding and to my closest friends and relatives.
You will not live a thousand years…Do what you want to do now.
1-day Motoalpinism (trail riding)!
Ride on forest trails and through high mountain passes with great views. This is a package for the adventure rider. Guidance, moto, helmet, gasoline, coffee are included. More days upon request.
According to Greek Mythology when Rhea gave birth to Zeus, she gave him to nymph Neda, who was a goddess of the waters, to protect him from the husband, Saturn. Neda nursed the infant along with nymphs Theisoa and Agno and she bathed and washed him at Lykeo river, who later got her name, Neda river! Neda is one of the most underestimated rivers in Greece and still a hidden gem! It’s a perfect choice for canyoning or river trekking.
Neda is relatively close to Kyparissia and Zacharo, a nice summer resort with an impressive castle. From there you follow the route to mountain village of Platanias and there a narrow road leads visitors to the canyon of Neda. It’s charming and unpredictable with beautiful waterfalls, which appear suddenly in front of your eyes and small ponds with crystal clear turquoise waters are formed.
The old stone arch bridge marks the start of the hike. And what a hike! The path marked by informative signs and it goes to the edge of the canyon, where you come across the small waterfall with blue-white waters (it’s because of rocks!). In the depth of the canyon appears another bigger waterfall, which throw the water from a height of about 20 meters!
The overall time for the crossing the gorge from the beginning to the end is estimated between 7 and 8 hours. In some places walking inside the Neda river is unavoidable, while in other points swimming is absolutely necessary!
The fauna of the region is rich in variety and you can often see hares, birds, beautiful fish and crabs. Sometimes you can also see blue dragonflies and as they fly over the water which this makes the whole scenery dreamed!