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.
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 organisations, but the most well known and the one that trains the most divers is PADI.
If you wish to become a certified diver, but you don’t have a lot of spare time, then the PADI Scuba Diver course is your best option. This certification requires less time and covers a portion of the Open Water Diver course.
- 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 4 hours and is completed in 2 days (the theory is conducted alongside the actual dives).
- The practical lessons consist of 5 dives (from an initial depth of 1.5 m/4 ft up to the maximum (for OPEN WATER) of 12 m/39 ft).
The dives take place over 3 days (2 dives a day) and usually require a weekend, but the program can be configured according to your needs…
With the PADI SCUBA DIVER course you can dive to 12 m/39 ft, but you must always be accompanied by a Divemaster or Instructor. In addition, you can always continue and complete the full Open Water Diver course later on.