ANILEON – Behind the photos
Maybe the best thing about travelling with an RV is that you can stop anywhere you like and make it your home for the night. Especially in our country where RV regulations do not really apply during the winter season. We decided to spend the night right on the side of the road next to a river really close to Vasilitsa and we woke up surrounded by wild horses.
Last spot of the trip was Pisoderi mountain and it was pouring rain the whole time we were there. The resort’s staff was not willing to help us out with the reshaping of an old park jump that was on the there so we did this mini shred line on the side of the slope instead.
Chriso Elafi (Golden Deer) is an abandoned ski resort in Northern Greece. This might have been the ticket area. We got a free pass.
This lift along with a spooky building is all that is left from it.
Walking on the moon. Hiking up the mountain at 4am was maybe the best experience of the trip. The sky was so bright that you could see almost clearly the whole way to the top.
5.30am on top of the slope waiting for the sun to rise.
This one was for sure one of the greatest moments of the trip. The line was not that great but it was the one that gave us the biggest smile.
These two fellas, mr Alexandros and mr Apostolos, were more than happy to open the lift just for us to shoot some photos and shared their stories from the mountain over a bottle of raki. Thank you!
Jerry is the main man. Thanks to this guy we had a pisten bully as a private taxi to take us to the spot in the morning and come pick us up in the afternoon. I know it sounds lame but after 5 days of continuous hiking, and riding that seemed to be a great deal for the crew!
Down days were not so down after all. The squad refuelling the house just before arriving in Lake Prespa.
Chaining up the house was a piece of cake. Practice makes perfect
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words but in this case its worth a thousand items all in one picture. This can give you an idea of how comfy the RV was with 6 people inside along with all their gear. In this picture we can see: a pack of beers, boots, flip flops, shoes, towels, gloves, walkie talkies, shampoo, sleeping bag, some clothes, kitchen paper, sugar, coffee, potato chips, e-cigarette, keys, chargers, two people sleeping, and a tv.
Good thing with the resorts up North is that there is a special place where you can charge the RV right next to the slopes. That one was shot at 3-5 Pigadia in Naoussa region.
Local farmers were burning up the fields to prepare the soil for the following farming season.
Lake Prespa is an insanely beautiful place. Locals use these boats for fishing, transportation and as taxis for the tourists.
“Grivadi” (carp fish) is the traditional fish of Lake Prespa and it tastes good!
On top of the AK slope in Vasilitsa on the first powder day of the trip. The snow was really unstable and the whole slope was hit by an avalanche
Comfort was something rare on this trip
Photos: Alex Grymanis, Kostis Migkos