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He left on May 10 with nothing but a tent, a sleeping bag, bicycle gear, peanut butter and canned sardines. All told, carrying around 30 kg on his bike. On June 27, he finally returned home to Athens, where his parents and others who followed his journey were waiting to greet him.
“I just realized how successful it was,” he told CNN. “And I learned a lot about myself, my limits, my strengths and my weaknesses. And I would say that I really hope the trip has inspired at least one more person to step out of their comfort zone and try something new, something great. “