Discovering Peloponnese, Greece
"2007 to 2010 we travelled around the world in a Land Rover Discovery3.
In 2018 we departed for a second overland adventure around the world with our daughter on board our 4x4 Iveco VM90 camper. Follow our dream here!"
- Vula, Anastasia and Akis -
We decided to travel from Italy to Greece – which means from our adopted to our home country – The World Offroad way. Which means slow, very slow!
We managed to spend 11 nights all the way from Scandiano to Thessaloniki – a thousand mile route anybody else could have covered in two driving days. The secret is that we did only 5 kms on a motorway and more than 1800 kms on small, twisty roads on the Dalmatian coasts.
From Scandiano to Castelgullielmo and San Donà di Piave to Rijeka (Croazia) – Rovanjska – Gradac – Dubrovnik and at Shkoder (Albania) after having crossed Montenegro coast. After a night in a camping next to Ohrid lake (FYROM), welcome to Greece: first night in Psarades village next to Lake Prespa, then a coffee with @ManosEgglezos in Kastoria and finally off-road to Nimfaíon, Florina, Greece village.
There we were invited by Ioannis Iatridis at the traditional La Moara hotel where we met with our friends Theofilos Papavasiliou and his wife Mary – who were back in Naoussa for holidays, coming from Houston, Texas!
After a tour at the Nymfaion, Arktouros sanctuary, where Anastasia encountered an orphan bear for the first time in her life, we finally drove to Thessaloníki. And we are still around there almost disconnected from everything but our parents. Wish you great summer holidays everybody!
We arrive in Dubrovnik, Croatia, today, in a trip back home (Greece) we do it theworldoffroad way: one week of travel for a route anybody else covers in two days – if not only one!
We will post photos from our Dalmatian adventure but now we want to show you one picture with great symbolism for us: it’s actually the very first picture we took from our new drone: the three of us, next to our Iveco and our BMW at the camper area of Carpineti village. Our former and new life in one picture. Bye, bye Italia, you will always be in our hearts!