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Old 06-07-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
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Cool2 Cyprus - Greece - Bulgaria 5000km

I know i am a bit late since this trip was done last August but its still in my memory ... so here it goes.

General plan was a single bike (BMW F650GS 2005) my wife on the back and thats how it went from Cyprus to Greece and then to Bulgaria and back with around 5000km riding.



The green line is more or less the plan but after making wrong turns in Greece but ... i enjoyed it even more.


08/08/08 the bike is at the port to be loaded for its journey to Greece.

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Spend a day in Greece visiting some friends from a BMW forum in Greece, until the bike arrives and we can start our journey.

Some photos from Greece.

Coffee time and someone said hi.




Some food is always needed.


... under Acropolis by night.


Platia Syntagmatos


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At last 11/08/08, we can get our bike and start our trip.
After completing some papers and paying some fees at the port we got the mechanism running and we got our bike.

We left the port of Keratsini, passed above Athens and made a turning left on our way to Meteora that i promised my self that if i didnt go there i would not go anywhere, and so we did and did not regret it what so ever.

Passing by Thermopyles (a lot of us have seen the movie 300)


Meteora in the depth.


Another refill and off we go, what a spectacular view and anything you see depending on the angle is different. We went up a monastery running I must say as it closes at 5pm and reaching the top we needed water, not cold but it was what we needed.
















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a few more photos ...













Kastraki, we stayed overnight and it was lovely!
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viewing the Meteora was a sight for sour eyes but the time is over and we need to reach Thessaloniki and so we leave around 9am. We continue the route through the beautiful country side of Grevena with its twisty roads and through the trees. The twists become more offen and I continue playing with them gracefully. Crossing over a bridge with water under it I stop to take a photo.




Around 12pm we reached Thessaloniki (Salonika) and had our coffee.


A few more photos from this lovely city.




My wife and i under Lefkos Pyrgos.


On our way to the next destination it seems that I should of turned somewhere and ended up in Amphipolis where during gas refill an old man told us how to get at Promahonas (Greece - Bulgarian borders). We arrived there at 8pm, found a room that was from the worse I ever saw, but since it was for a night we managed.

Photo opposite our room a small church.

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Entering Bulgaria.

A map with more or less the places we went to .... will go back in 2012, the moto GP will be held there

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