Balkans and Greece on the May 2012

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by Delirium, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Delirium

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    Hello guys!

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    Since our last Trip to Italy we`ve planned our next moto trip and decided to visit this time : Balkans and Greece. [27 days]

    Here is the map of our future trip: [​IMG]

    For now Our route priorities are: Plitvice lakes in Croatia - Croatia and Montenegro coast line - Ionian Islands in Greece (Kefalonia, Zakynthos/Zante, etc) - Meteora....


    Which special places (sights) in Balkans and Greece would you strongly recommend to visit and which beautiful roads to follow ? I need an advice about the most picturesque roads you`ve ever taken in Balkans and Greece: along the seacoast or across some greek islands.... etc.

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    What could you advice about the ferry among islands in Greece? Which campings in Balkans etc did you anjoy most?
    AND ONE MORE THING: What was your experience like while crossing the border of Albabia, Bosnia and Herzegovina?


    Hope to hear also from Greek and Balkan riders !


    Thanks in advance

    and see you on the road!
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  2. Seba1

    Seba1 Been here awhile

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    Hi Delirium team !

    Tomorrow I will take some time and send you some cool suggestions with photos about Balkan and Greece places to visit.

    Send me your e.mail you can send it via PM.

    Regards,

    Seba
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  3. saitman

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    if you come Crete i will arrange everything.you can come to my place.
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  4. costas68gr

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  5. Delirium

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    sounds good :) Thank you ! but still not sure if we are ro manage Crete this time :) maybe next year )))
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  6. grteacher

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    Hello Adv. traveler !!!
    I was looking at your route when you enter Greece...
    Let me tell you a few thinks for you to do research ....
    When you enter Greece and you want to visit a BIG city , thessaloniki is fine !!!
    If after that you want to see places DONT take EGNATIA ODOS . It is abig road that just takes you to places.
    Use local roads. No problem with gas , gas stations everywhere !.
    Go to google earth and type the following names of places and see if you find something that you like with panoramio fotos .
    nimfeo ( small village great for staying and see places from there )
    metsovo ( great big village , nice hotels , great lake near by .)
    ioanina ( city , next to the lake , everything is there )
    lefkada ( it is an island , but you go there by brige ! beaches, sand,night life, small boats to take you for a swim every day without yousing your moto !! DO IT ! they will take you to places that you can not find !!)
    Then if you wand do the cirkle on the map and go to...
    nafpaktos ( castle , night life , beaches... ) then head up....
    karpenisi... ( demanding roads to go there ... small vilages and our best kept secret.....ssssssss...pantavrehi gorge...(always raining , the actual name ) dirt road to go there .. you need gas, only small roads go there... look at it first and then we talk about it... )
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  7. Delirium

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    That sounds really great! Thanks. I`ll look it trough!
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  8. siraxanz

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  10. Delirium

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    Oh, that is great, i love your route map for Peloponissos!!!

    Thanks ^)
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  11. Delirium

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    Most of all I loved the idea about lefkada, nafpaktos-karpenisi !!!

    and villages are also really nice!
    Thank you very much!
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  12. babisadve

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  13. grteacher

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    Glad that you like it !!!!
    Here some more homework for you .......
    After leaving Nafpactos head up for avillage called Platanos , then you find a small lake (evinos lake) and then go for Domnista then Krikelo all the way north...
    Leaving krikelo keep going north and aim for another lake (Plastiras lake). Nice hotels all around the lake plus many very nice small hotels that you can walk in and ask for a room . So simple ....
    Find pictures on panoramio !!!! when you deside the route ... let us know ... Many Greek riders know about those places.
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  14. Delirium

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    thanks! we`ll check it out ;)
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  15. Delirium

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    Thanks!!! I will look at it closer at the Google maps!
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  16. Delirium

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  18. grteacher

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    After you enter Greece from Albania, take the small roads and pass from SYVOTA and then at all cost PARGA !!! Dont miss this place . During May the weather is good , not too hot (for us !!!! ) Expect some short showers...
    Not much to see on the part of Pelloponese that you are passing. Prefered to stay inland and just follow the coast line until Nafpactos.
    Nice route !!!!!:clap
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  19. thanosg

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    Hello from Greece. My name is Thanos and I live in Larissa (Is in central Greece).
    I will suggest you a nice trip in my country from Thessaloniki that you will see some of the most beautifull places (lakes , rivers , mountains ) and you will travel by small roads that will make your trip umforgetable.
    From Thessaloniki you will travel to Platamonas. Is only one hour . Platamonas is a village in the coast with a beautifull castle that you can visit with a great view in the sea. After platamonas you can visit Palaios Panteleimonas . Is old village with houses made by stone only 10-15 minutes from Platamonas. This village is very beautifull with view to the sea.
    Then you can continue in the mount Olympus until the village Karya. The road is in the forest and after Karya you will continue to the city of Kozani. Beautifull trip and make a break in the lake Polyfitou after the village of Servia.
    After kozani follow the road to Grevena (is egnatia road –big road but only for few km) and turn to Kalambaka city. There you will see the Meteora. Meteora is a unique place with many monesties on the top of the rocks. I suggest you to stay there the night so you will have the time to make the round up in the rocks with your moto. The round will take only 30 minutes maybe less but try to visit some monasteries.
    The view and the place is very bautifull.
    From Kalambaka you can go to see the ioannina city is a beautifull city in the lake of Ioannina. In the way to Ioannina make a stop at Metsovo is a beautifull village and is in your road.
    You can return to kalampaka and follow the way to Aspropotamos until you find the village Pertouli and Tirna. These are two places in the mountain and the trip there is very beautifull because you will travel in the mountain , I suggest you not to miss the chance. After tirna make a stop just before the village Pili in the big stone bridge to have a coffee hearing the water of the river that is only few metres from your table.
    From Pili take the road to Arta . is a road in the mountain and you will pass the village of mesohora.
    Then you can continue your trip to Messolonghi and make a stop at Nafpaktos . visit the castle of Nafpaktos that have great view to Patra and the big bridge that you will pass to go there.
    Find some photos of the places I suggest and I will try to send you some.
    For any question just ask me. I travel by all the roads I suggest you by motorcycle and they are really beautifull.
    I tried to suggest the most beautifull ways to travel and see beautifull places.
    I hope when you visit my country to have a coffee with you.
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  20. thanosg

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    And some photos oof the places

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    Meteora

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    Plastiras lake

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    Polifitou lake

    Palaios Panteleimonas

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    Pertouli Aspropotamos

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