Watch out for the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia if you're planning to or driving through the region! These are an amazing spectacle! The Lakes are truly beautiful and visitors are allowed to walk on wooden pathways over and through these divine pools of water.
Unfortunately for the individual bathing is not allowed, fortunately for the all of us as the waters are as clear as the Himalayan air. Another 'con' to the park is its overdevelopment.
We almost ALMOST drove around this spectacular spec of world heritage: Meteora. The region is known for its spectacular rock outcrops also know as "the column to the sky". The stars of the show are the Monasteries. If you're rolling through Greece on your great adventure we at Lone Galloper want you to go and see this reservoir of awe inspiring architecture. Pure wanderlust.
Halkidiki Peninsula offered us a straight 5 hours of voluntary off-roading and an industrial dose of greek coffee. The peninsula is easily accessible through a main road and is pupulated by dirt roads and plenty of small, dirty beaches. Apart from this gem of a beach:
On our second day in Albania we stumbled upon a gorgeous beach with glistening white marble sand and water so blue we thought it wasn't true.
We pulled in and parked. A few yards away we found we were good company of fully rigged LR Defender 110 and gorgeous UniMog (might be able to see them far left in the following photo). Our faithful and unprepared Galloper frowned, and we ogled their vehicles.
Lefkada offered up a fantastic surprize on the morning of day eleven with a spectacular view and tasty breakfast. A great beach populated by respectful travellers and campers on which a tiny beach bar is perched. Friendly hosts and honey yogurt welcome you with open arms as you sit on a veranda sipping coffee e munching on fresh fruit. Can0t get any better than that can it?
W.T.H ? !
What the hell is this?! You might be asking yourself as you're going over our site... well, on this page we share our favorite spots. Secluded or not we show you a couple photo's, a brief description and most importantly the COORDINATES (DMS) to these places!