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Hiking in Pelion

Μια εβδομάδα πρίν την δεύτερη καραντίνα αποφασίσαμε να πάμε μια βόλτα στο Πήλιο, να δούμε τα φύλλα να αλλάζουν χρώμα και να ντύνουν τους δρόμους και τα καλντερίμμια με πορτοκαλί και κόκκινο. Φτάσαμε αργά το βράδυ στο Μούρεσι και αμέσως βάλαμε ξύλα στο τζάκι και φτιάξαμε ενα τσαγάκι να ζεσταθούμε. Την επόμενη μέρα ξυπνήσαμε με [...]

Mt Olympus – To The Top

MT OLYMPUS - TO THE TOP October 17th, 2020. Summer is slowly coming to an end. Winter is creeping in. It's the last few weekends before the cold really hits us. No better time to climb the tallest peak in Greece. We began from the Gortsia Parking area on the East side of the mountain, [...]

September in Ikaria

     Σεπτέμβρης στο νησί για το οποίο έχεις ακούσει τόσες πολλές ιστορίες, που όποιος πάει σίγουρα θέλει να ξαναπάει, που αν δεν το έχεις επισκεφτεί πρέπει σίγουρα να το κάνεις.      Είναι όντως η ενέργεια του; είναι τα πανέμορφα, άγρια και συνεχώς εναλλασσόμενα τοπία του; είναι η ξεγνοιασιά και η χαλαρότητα που επικρατεί; [...]

The Thing About Greece Illustration Contest

**** TTAG ILLUSTRATION CHALLENGE **** #ttagillustrationchallenge Ο αγαπημένος μας Δίας αισθάνεται μοναξιά και ψάχνει καινούργιους φίλους για να συνεχίσει τις περιπέτειες του. Το TTAG καλεί όλους εσάς που ασχολείστε με το graphic design, επαγγελματίες αλλά και ερασιτέχνες, να λάβετε μέρος στον διαγωνισμό σχεδίου μας για να καταφέρουμε επιτέλους να βρούμε παρέα στον λατρεμένο μας φίλο. [...]

IKARIA Surf & Yoga Camp 2020

This year's IKARIA Surf & Yoga camp was an absolute blast! I still can't believe we crammed so much into such a small amount of time. The fact that we only had three days of waves gave us the motivation we needed to explore the island and take advantage of everything it has to offer. [...]

Καραντίνα στην Βασιλίτσα

Καραντίνα στην Βασιλίτσα   Βρισκόμαστε στα μέσα Ιουλίου και ακόμα η ερώτηση που επικρατεί μεταξύ φίλων και γνωστών που έχουν καιρό να συναντηθούν είναι μία: “Πως πέρασες στην καραντίνα;”  Γεια σε όλους, είμαι ο Ανδρέας, ή αλλιώς zethon ή αλλιώς #happyrasta και εγώ στην καραντίνα πέρασα μία από τις καλύτερες περιόδους της ζωής μου. Για [...]

TTAG BANKED SLALOM X BIG AIR WEEKEND 2020

TTAG BANKED SLALOM X BIG AIR 2020 BANKED SLALOM, o ιστορικός, διασκεδαστικός και δημοφιλέστερος αγώνας κατάβασης παγκοσμίως ήρθε για δεύτερη συνεχόμενη χρονιά στην Ελλάδα απο την ομάδα μας αγκαλιασμένος απ'την παγκόσμια ομοσπονδία χιονοσανίδας WSF. Μιας και είναι αφιερωμένος στους snowboarders και το χιονοδρομικό κέντρο Καλαβρύτων που μας φιλοξένησε κατέχει το καλύτερο και πιο οργανωμένο snowpark [...]

Mt Olympus Splitboard Camp 2020

Join us on an Epic Adventure to the mountain of the Gods! InformationRegistrationInformation The Trip includes: 2 nights accommodation in the KEOAX Refuge 2 days of guided splitboarding / touring on Mt Olympus by Trekking Hellas Mt Olympus Avalanche and Mountain Safety Seminar by Akis Parousis Lift Passes to use the KEOAX lifts Avalanche Gear [...]

THE SMOLIKAS DRAGONLAKE EXPERIENCE

This year the United Nations' Theme for International Mountain Day (December 11) is to promote the development and education of younger people in the mountains - www.un.org/en/observances/mountain-day - So we decided to take a group of kids to one of our favourite places in the Greek wilderness, Mt Smolikas, and show them the beauty of [...]

Surfing Ikaria

So I went down to Ikaria for the first time this September (2019)... yeah yeah I know, what took me so long? Well I'll be honest - Up until now surfing has just been a series of small drownings followed by quick smacks to the face and shredded toes (loosely paraphrased from Alexis De Tarade's [...]

IKARIA SURF & ACROYOGA CAMP

The 2019 Ikaria Surf & Acroyoga camp will go down in history considering everything we did in 6 days! Surfing, yoga, dancing, falling, partying, laughing, healing and loving! We couldn't fit them all into a single video so here's a snapshot of why Ikaria was our favourite destination this summer  ???‍♂️???‍♀️? Huge thanks to Ikaria Surf School [...]

Freeboarding Mount Olympus

It was only at the last minute that we spotted the wild horses by the side of the road. Enough to make an epic ride down the newly paved hairpins of Mount Olympus even more awesome... While Freeboarding has been around for a while now, it's never really grabbed mainstream attention, for a variety of [...]

MT OLYMPUS SPLITBOARD CAMP 2019

Mount Olympus Splitboarding Camp 2019 was a great introduction to both splitboarding and mountain safety. Over two days we experienced a little bit of everything. From a sprinkle of fresh snow to blue skies and from spring slush to icy climbs. Ideal conditions for getting used to the equipment and gaining an appreciation of the [...]

THE BADASS IGLOO EXPERIENCE 2019

The first official Igloo Experience in Greece couldn't have been a better meeting for aspiring eskimos! Igloos, Snowboards, kids, dogs, food by the fire and plenty of snow made this event one to remember. Wether you had lived in n ice cave in Siberia or had never spent a night out in nature these two [...]

FREESTYLE SNOWBOARD CAMP 2019

The 2019 Freestyle camp was just the right amount of learning and playing. Our students worked on everything from carves to butters and presses, moving up to straight airs and rotations in the park. Coach Spiro tailored the lesson to each student's ability with visible results by day 3. We saw better flow over the [...]

BEYOND FETA 360 VLOG – KALAVRITA POW DAY SPECIAL

Welcome to a super special day at Kalavrita ski resort... After a 2-day dump, the snow conditions were epic, although it was still a little crusty up high, and soupy down too low. We still got our money's worth playing in the trees... Special thanks to Andoni for the fun hike out. Nice one buddy! [...]

BEYOND FETA 360 VLOG – RIDING PARNITHA AND KITHAIRONA // ATHENS

Like what we do? Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more tasty Videos - https://goo.gl/muf8GY Continuing our search for some of the best spots to snowboard around Athens, we packed our shovels and headed to Parnitha with Vasili Kagiouzi, and then to Kithaironas with Prifti, Dimitri and Stefano. Parnitha is less than an hour's drive from [...]

BEYOND FETA 360 VLOG – BIG DAY ON MT PENDELI

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tasty Videos - https://goo.gl/muf8GY One fine January morning we decided to head up to one of Athens' most iconic peaks - Mt Pendeli. The plan was to drive up as far as we could go, but things got a bit hairy with the jeep so we ended up [...]

ZIREIA BANKED SLALOM

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tasty Videos - https://goo.gl/muf8GY Το Banked Slalom είναι ίσως ο πιο θρυλικός αγώνας στην ιστορία του snowboarding χωρίς όμως να έχει καθιερωθεί στην Ελλάδα μέχρι στιγμής. Δημιουργήθηκε πριν από 32 χρόνια στο Mt Baker των ΗΠΑ, παρόλο που εκείνη την περίοδο το snowboarding δεν ήταν αποδεκτό από τους [...]

WINTER IN ATHENS

Athens got hit with two (or three?) heavy weather systems beginning in late December, that left the city in a beautiful white mess. The streets were icy and slippery, people didn't know wether to call the police or make dirty snowmen, and from above the city looked cleaner than it ever has as the snow [...]

THE IGLOO PROTZEKT – 2 Weeks of Pure Outdoors in Vasilitsa

Subscribe to The Thing About Greece – https://goo.gl/muf8GY Late in the winter of 2018, a handful of wandering snowboarders decided to establish the first ever igloo village in Greece, on Mt Vasilitsa in the Pindos Mountain range. After 2 weeks of abstract weather shifts, bear and fox visits and lots of burnt snowboard boots, this […]

The Dragons Of Epirus – Greece’s Highest Hockey Game

Subscribe to The Thing About Greece - http://www.bit.ly/TTAGONYOUTUBE One of the cleanest and least industrialised areas left in Europe is currently being surveyed for oil and natural gas extraction. If the project moves forward it will cause the death of thousands of native plant and animal species and destroy one of Greece’s last remaining nature [...]

GREECE HAS SOUL – RIO ANTIRRIO BRIDGE

  In early 2018 Katerina Soldatou finally realised her dream of performing on the largest and most celebrated modern bridge in Greece – Rio Antirrion Bridge. The bridge itself is a marvel of modern engineering, spanning the Corinthian gulf for almost 3km, and built to withstand the strong winds and currents found at the isthmus […]

Snowboard Greece – Discover Mainalo

While fresh snow was becoming scarce all over Greece – we decided to go somewhere new, into the “unknown” in search of a fluffy (or even crusty) new playgrounds. We headed up to Mainalo midweek, only a 2 hour drive from Athens on the new road, through the fog on icy roads, and parked up […]

MAKIS KALARAS // ROAD TO KOREA

 In mid 2017 Makis Kalaras, a three time Paraolympic competitor and Silver Medalist, endured a severe injury to his bicep tendon, rendering his arm almost completely useless, leaving him with only one fully functional limb. No better time to set his sights on going to the Winter Paraolympics in South Korea in March of […]

GREECE HAS SOUL – VIKOS GORGE

In late November (2017) Katerina and the Greece Has Soul team hatched a plan to go to VIKOS GORGE to perform an aerial dance. It would be the result of a wish of Katerina’s – broadcast on live television earlier that autumn. Turns out the people from the Zagori Excellence Network (ZEN) had their eyes […]

Snowboard Greece – PARNITHA – START LOCAL

With snow all over Greece and strong northerlies bringing in some super low temps, we decided to kick off the season with a little home shred. For Athenians that usually means Parnasso or Kalavrita, but the truth is Athens has a much closer snowy spot. PARNITHA. Home to the former king's estate, red deer, an [...]

TTAG… A Snowboard Documentary

Most people know Greece for its amazing beaches, delicious food and smashing plates. What you might not know is that there is an epic winter playground hidden away in its many mountains. This film follows the journey of Themistocles Lambridis through the Greek mountains over two seasons, making new friends, exploring the unknown side of […]

SKI Greece – Filming YAMAS

Early in January 2017 I got a call from Constantine Papanicolaou (Frozen Ambrosia), asking me if I wanted to go hook up with some Austrian skiers who had come to check out Greece. The Snowmads. Obviously it didn't take much convincing, so a few days later we headed up to Parnassos where the guys had [...]

Jacket Drop – ATHENS – Latraac NOV 5

Last Sunday we managed to get a ton of warm winter clothes donated for refugees. The clothes have already arrived and are being distributed by TruckShop in Thessaloniki, and hopefully some fingers and toes will be a bit warmer this winter! Huge thanks to Katerina Soldatou and her amazing aerial dancers, LATRAAC Skate Park and […]

Kitesurf Greece – Wind & Water – The Kite Safari

Ahhh the boat trip. It all started in Athens as an idea to take Ben Bowd and another rider to some uncharted spots around the Greek islands. Initially Dimitris Softas was supposed to join us, but unfortunately couldn't make it so sent his protege Lykourgos instead. I met Lykourgo (Wolfy) at the dock as his [...]

Kitesurf Greece – Wind & Water

So in May of 2016 we set off on a journey to find out more about kitesurfing in Greece. After some buddies tipped us off to some of the most influential riders in the country we set off towards Lefkada to meet Ben. He had picked up a couple wins (actually more like all of […]

Kitesurf Greece – TTAG… Wind&Water by VICE

  What’s it like to kitesurf in a country like Greece? Where you get about 9 months of prefect wind, are surrounded by beautiful waters and the temperatures… let’s face it, never really drop too far. Well who better to ask than the 4 best riders in the country… So we packed our bags, loaded […]

Snowboard Greece – Bill and Them’s Ossom Adventures Vol. 2 – Parnasso Late Season

When the lifts finally shut and the mountain traffic came to a not-so-glamorous halt, we dropped in to munch on the leftovers. The psychotropic mountain setting was exactly what I needed to escape my modern day troubles. I couldn't leave my phone behind of course, but I did put it on airplane mode for a [...]

Snowboard Greece – The Pyramid of Dirfis – Bill and Them’s Ossom Adventures Pt 1

So Winter 2016-17 started with a quick stop up to Mt Dirfis with Bill. In classic fashion we left Athens late because I wasn’t ready, took forever to get there, and didn’t get onto the snow until well after midday. Bill was less than impressed but we decided to come down before it got too […]

Skate Greece – we are all made of stars… dkms at #latraac

1. Fruit salad or beefy steak? I guess both... I can't decide!! 2. What bowls have you ridden in Greece and what's your favourite one? I've ridden most of them but my two favourite ones are latraac and the blue enigma bowl which is super hard to ride! 3. Do's and Don'ts for bowl riding [...]

The Sinking of the Agia Zoni II & The Greek Oil Spill – Part Deux

After experiencing the weight of the situation first hand we decided to find out more about the causes and effects of the oil spill from the Agia Zoni II… Everybody seemed pretty content to point their fingers at the state and the boat owner, but where do we factor into any of this? In this […]

The Sinking of the Agia Zoni II & The Greek Oil Spill

For anyone who doesn’t already know, the oil spill has now reached beaches more than 100km away, turning Athens’ beautiful southern beaches into tar covered danger zones???? This is our video that explores the places and people affected ? Please share! An old old tanker carrying 2500 tones of crude oil named the Agia Zoni […]

Surf Greece – Mohxa Point Sessions

My bestee Jason (Zazeo) grew up in Palaio Faliro, one of Athens’ coastal neighbourhoods, often likened to California in that it sits on the water and had it not been for the tame mediterranean swells it would have been the equivalent of Venice beach or Santa Monica… I guess. Anyway, after travelling around the world […]

Snowboard Greece – Parnassos Leftovers…

"To the season that never came - I bid you adieu" Bellonias 540 Melon featuring: Spyros Bellonias, Yaggos Pappas, Dimitris Mavrokefalos, Antonis David, Alexandros Aspromougos, George Pikoulas, Dimitris Lipantetzoglou As we strapped in at the top of the Parnasso lifts, looking down on the barren resort, I couldn't help but wonder why the season had [...]

Snowboard Greece – TTAG Snowboard Documentary – A Roll of Film

Looking back on the two seasons of filming is nostalgic to say the least. Endless hours of riding, talking, building, digging, hiking, laughing, falling and driving around, summed up in a few photos and shots. Hard to do it justice really. Nonetheless my trusty analog camera (Canon AE-1 in this case) captured some of the [...]

Snowboard Greece – Lumberjack Jim and the Frozen Forest of Parnitha

So its 2016 and the season seems to have a little case of stage fright, poking its head round the curtain only for a moment at a time before receding to the backstage while the sun comes in to melt all the fluffy stuff away…

Snowboard Greece – Mt Olympus – Shredding with Gods

I knew this day was coming, but when we finally unpacked the car at the bottom car park it hit me. I was about to climb Mt Olympus man! I was petrified, but Billy and Chalkias were with me so I played it cool. The plan was to hike to the first refuge, camp out [...]

Snowboard Greece – The Kalavrita Kicker Diaries

Just after yet another snowboard contest/gathering at Kalavrita resort this season, Spiro decided to set up a kicker session with an open invitiation to whoever hadn’t left the mountain yet. Early Sunday morning he walked up to a spot he’d scoped out a few days before and started digging. A couple hours later the first […]

Snowboard Greece – The Falakro Experience

When we decided to hit the most Northern ski field in Greece, we didn’t think we would have to walk the extra mile (literally) just to get there. Apart from the fact that I forgot my Splitboard skins in Thessaloniki and was super annoyed with myself, we then stumbled upon a pretty good size snow drift in […]

Snowboard Greece – Crete… Epic!

  There's always that one place you've wanted to go check out in winter but never had the time... Well stop thinking about it and get on the next boat, Crete is insane! We met up with the boys and girls running the second Pierra Creta Ski Mountaineering event on Crete's highest mountain, Psiloritis, and were [...]

Snowboard Greece – Vasilitsa oh Vasilitsa

What can I say, this mountain is probably the best playground I’ve ever ridden in, and for most Greeks is synonymous with shredding trees, steep faces, powder and hitting park, not to mention all the Jagerbombs and Souvlakia you can handle. We’ve spent two pretty long stints up there this season already and boy oh […]

Snowboard Greece – Omihli Crew and the Princes of Vitsi

So we decided to travel North to this tiny little resort with 1 and a half lifts above a town called Kastoria to visit this crew we’d only heard about in fables and dreams… Omihli Crew. Kastoria, Greece, the princes of the North put on one hell of a party… Omixlh Crew Slopestyle comp was […]

Snowboard Greece – Kalavrita – Cheese and Chocolate

Helmos is the tallest mountain in the Peloponnese, and home to a ski resort with about 8 lifts. It’s also home to some of the fluffiest powder in the Southern Mediterranean, not to mention some pretty decent raki stands for the apres… February was a pretty good month here. We got to explore the backcountry […]

Snowboard Greece – Checking out Parnasso

  Parnasso has long been the go-to mountain for most Athenians, which makes it a pretty good hub for the ski and snowboard community. The first time I ever ventured out past the resort boundaries was with George Ouzounis. The whole TTAG project was still in its infancy and I was looking for the unknown […]

THE THING ABOUT GREECE – The Beginning

Just like a lot of my peers, I grew up in Greece and took the fast train out as soon as I was done with high school. Not without warrant, I mean the education system is pretty confusing at times and the prospect of living on my own in a foreign country sounded damn appealing. […]