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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
:clap Due to the African and Eurasian...

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Due to the African and Eurasian plate collision, the northern part of Crete descents slowly into the sea but the southern part rises (in general). So, many northern ancient ports...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, one last thing... Searching and zooming...

Well, one last thing...
Searching and zooming around my photos, i found THIS:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/1015170_487324661338285_952901353_o.jpg



On the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
The hill is a bit rugged, hardly ridable. Not...

The hill is a bit rugged, hardly ridable. Not worth the effort, easier to walk the last part. So, i leave the bikes with George and ascent the hill.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
The day is not over yet. We keep riding west in...

The day is not over yet. We keep riding west in search for something... else.
This something, i concluded that can be found near those antenas (Κεραίες) near the village Sises (Σίσες)

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, enough of the ancient stuff, we came here...

Well, enough of the ancient stuff, we came here for the ride, remember? And this place is beautiful. Too bad that a few kilometers upriver there is the rubbish dump of Heraklion City. They say that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
This archaeological site was unknown and was...

This archaeological site was unknown and was found by chance (as usual) around 1983. Since then, archaeologists are working (with few breaks) to discover anything worth founding. What they found so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Last photo... ...

Last photo...

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Our ride till now
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
https://scontent-a-vie.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, i have written a full report for this and...

Well, i have written a full report for this and lots of other fortifications in Greek forums, analyzing all the details about how they where build or why they choose this location, but i don't want...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
To Kule as seen from the village Fodele (Φόδελε) ...

To Kule as seen from the village Fodele (Φόδελε)

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Finding a road to get up there might be a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, it was a sunny June morning when me and my...

Well, it was a sunny June morning when me and my buddy George went together for a ride.

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Well,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Old and ancient fortifications .

Old and ancient fortifications

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
:freaky:freaky :freaky It's...

:freaky:freaky



:freaky



It's really great that you folks have suck nice memories of Crete or Greek people in general. There are bad people everywhere but I think that anyone who comes to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
:thumb Will do mate :beer ...

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Will do mate :beer


Although i LOVE the look of the big tanks on other WR's, tbh, there isn't really a need for one here in Crete. The problem was that i forgot to fill the bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, i really enjoyed this ride. History,...

Well, i really enjoyed this ride. History, adventure, agony (over the gas), lots of food and drink and of course, lots of riding in various altitudes and terrains! The only thing i regret, is not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
They even gave me a litter of gas when they heard...

They even gave me a litter of gas when they heard about my worries, all without accepting anything in return! Well, a few hours later, they released me after i pleaded for my freedom and how my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Let me tell you this right away: Meeting...

Let me tell you this right away: Meeting shepherds in the mountains can have catastrophic results for your ride.
They will lock your bike, they will make you eat lots of food and, last but not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, right at the point where i thought the ride...

Well, right at the point where i thought the ride is almost over, i found something that not everyone can find in the Cretan mountains.
Shepherds! Not shepherds taking care of their sheep, but a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
The destroyed part of the road ends near an empty...

The destroyed part of the road ends near an empty shepherd's stone hut. From there, a dirt road in a relatively good condition continues east, toward the highest part of Psiloritis. I am already at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, although i am a history freak and would...

Well, although i am a history freak and would love to stay and search more, it's time to ride up the mountains to find that crossing.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
The ride continues south towards the mountains...

The ride continues south towards the mountains through some nice dirt roads and near ancient cities and working archaeologists searching for new finds.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 639,046
Posted By markas
Glad you all liked my "bridge" photo. :D Let me...

Glad you all liked my "bridge" photo. :D
Let me put another one. This time it is a human made bridge, although the special thing about it is that it is more than 2200 years old :deal.
Still...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Finding this bridge, was really a surprise, even...

Finding this bridge, was really a surprise, even though i had seen some photos on the net of it. I mean, how can a human made structure look so good inside a jungle of trees, and a creek flowing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
The whole area from Perama to Ancient Eleftherna...

The whole area from Perama to Ancient Eleftherna has a strange aura. You might not find ancient statues lying around, but you probably WILL find many parts of obviously ancient stone roads, still...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48,308
Views: 9,955,040
Posted By markas
I really love my 2008 WR250R, even if it's with...

I really love my 2008 WR250R, even if it's with few modifications. I love the freedom it gives me to ride anywhere i like, road or off road. A perfect bike for small excursions at least, haven't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
The mount Psiloritis (greek translation= High...

The mount Psiloritis (greek translation= High mountain) or Ida (Ίδα) is the highest mountain of Crete (2456) which dominates the central part of Crete between Herakleion and Rethimnon prefecture....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Τhe crossing of the mount Psiloritis! (Ψηλορείτης)

Τhe crossing of the mount Psiloritis! (Ψηλορείτης)
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Glad you like the pics :thumb About the politics,...

Glad you like the pics :thumb About the politics, i really don't know what to tell you. Things here are really bad because there really is no security about the future. None can be sure about what...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 639,046
Posted By markas
Does this count as a bridge? ...

Does this count as a bridge?

https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10580651_773482982722450_4928225287077394717_o.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 236,169
Posted By markas
Waiting for the storm (came after a few secs) ...

Waiting for the storm (came after a few secs)

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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, after that pic, all hell broke loose. Rain!...

Well, after that pic, all hell broke loose. Rain! too much rain. No other pics of the ride, even though i kept struggling for an hour or so till i got home safe and sound. Soo, how about your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
First try, i can't see the arch while on top of...

First try, i can't see the arch while on top of her, EPIC fail.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10923745_773482886055793_7022375435884109057_o.jpg

Running fast...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, however far into the mountains, you never...

Well, however far into the mountains, you never are too far from sea. Soon i reach the sea myself and with that my major goal for today, the Geropotamos Arch (Καμάρα Γεροπόταμου) Nice, heh? But the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Searching for the unknown mountain paths or dirt...

Searching for the unknown mountain paths or dirt roads but never far from civilization. Looking over the national northern road that crosses the whole island from east to west.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
A new, small update. It's winter. Here in Crete...

A new, small update.
It's winter. Here in Crete it rains... sometime. This is not something that happens everyday, even in winter. So, when it does, most casual motorcycle riders just stay home and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-07-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
From late December till the end of February, its...

From late December till the end of February, its very common. But, even when snow falls, it starts melting right away because the temperatures are over the melting point at day time, so the snow soon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Thanks for your kind words :nod As i wrote...

Thanks for your kind words :nod
As i wrote already, the snow falls and stays on the mountains. The vast majority of the people though, live near the sea. So, at weekends after it has snowed, lots of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 464,979
Posted By markas
THE ENDURO SNOWMAN!!! ...

THE ENDURO SNOWMAN!!!




https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10295159_761777810559634_8931083563798949923_o.jpg



More winter photos here:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
Well, i must admit, we don't have much snow in...

Well, i must admit, we don't have much snow in Crete. At least not enough in places where we can ride on it. 2-3 months is the "snowy" period for us and even so, we must head and search for it, it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 34,834
Posted By markas
From Saint Iakinthos, we head back north and...

From Saint Iakinthos, we head back north and descent through the forest of Rousa Limni (Ρούσα Λίμνη) till we reach the snow free (for now) village of Anogeia (Ανώγεια) The only tracks visible are the...
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