Islands of the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

Islands of the Adriatic and Aegean Seas




This part of the expedition "European Islands from the Skies" took place between 30 September 2014 and 10 October 2014. Altogether this meant about 40 flight hours, 10 days of flying and about 8000 kilometres flown. I covered the islands along the Croatian and Greek coasts and the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. As I have done during all the other parts of the expedition, I was sending on line reports and videos/photos from each day of the flight. These were published by the news portal together with an on line map showing my actual position. The journey reports attracted  around 3 readers daily.




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6.1.2015 Video: Start

There is always a lot of commotion before the departure - filing a flight plan, loading the aircraft, entering the detailed flight plan into the GPS system, talking to people, making an interview and ... hoping that I did not forget anything. more

1.10.2014 Video: Day 1

September 30, 2014

I started the journey at 10.40 on 30 September, 2014 departing from Příbram - LKPM. I flew over the Alps to the small airport of Portorož in Slovenia to clear Schengen customs and continued the flight along the Istria peninsula to Mali Lošinj island in Croatia. more

2.10.2014 Video: Day 2

October 1, 2014

I had trouble buying fuel in Mali Lošinj but managed to convince a taxi driver to help me buy it at a service station. My flight continued over the beautiful Adriatic islands belonging to Croatia and over the city of Split to Brač Island. From there I flew via Dubrovnik to Tivat in Montenegro where I stayed for the night. more

3.10.2014 Video: Day 3

October 2, 2014

Tivat, Montenegro is close to a beautiful area called Boka Kotorska. I flew around the maze of sea bays hidden among high mountains which is, surprisingly, the wettest spot in Europe as it records about 4500 mm p.a. of rain. Then I continued my trip along the Montenegro and Albania Adriatic coast to Corfu. To enjoy and film Corfu and the adjoining islands I set off for an hour-long local trip. I stayed the night at Corfu. more

4.10.2014 Video: Day 4

October 3, 2014

From Corfu I flew to the island of Zakynthos passing over such famous islands as Ithaca, Cephalonia and Lefkada. After having landed at and flown around Zakynthos I continued to a small private airfield at Messalonghi in the Bay of Patras. Lord Byron lived and died here in 1824. more

5.10.2014 Video: Day 5

October 4, 2014

From Messalonghi I flew between the Peloponese peninsula and Greek mainland towards and across the Corinth Canal. Then I continued over the Argosaronic islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra and landed at Kythira, the southernmost island of the Ionian island group. After a brief break I flew further south to largest Greek island - Crete. more

6.10.2014 Video: Day 6

October 5, 2014

Having flown along and filmed the northern shores of Crete the day before, I continued north-east to the island of Rhodes - the main island of the Dodecanese islands. more

7.10.2014 Video: Day 7

Otober 7, 2014

From Rhodes I flew along the Greek/Turkish border to the North passing over such beautiful islands as Tilos, volcanic Nisyros, Kos and Samos. The famous mathematician Pythagoras was born and lived on Samos. more

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