Babis Bizas

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Babis Bizas
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Babis Bizas in 2012
Charalampos Bizas

(1954-09-16)16 September 1954
Arta, Epirus, Greece
Known forMember of the Russian Geographical Society

Babis Bizas (born Charalampos Bizas, 16 September 1954) is a travel writer, explorer and tour operator, and one of the most travelled persons in the world. He was born in Arta, Epirus, Greece.[1] He participated in an expedition to the North Pole in May 1996. Almost 18 years later, in December 2014, he landed in the South Pole, becoming that way probably the only one Greek to have visited both Poles.[2][3] By 2004 Bizas had visited all 194 sovereign countries of the world at that time. He is currently a member of the RGO (Russian Geographic Society) Русское географическое общество.[4]


"One of the most travelled men on earth".[5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

He studied Political Sciences at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and Slavonic languages in the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki, where he learned Bulgarian and Russian. As a university student, he travelled as backpacker in Europe mostly hitchhiking and in 1977 he followed the stream of the young European travelers.[8]


  1. ^ [1] Babis Bizas - The Man
  2. ^ [2] Dimitris Vlaikos Portfolios - Babis Bizas
  3. ^ [3] Babis Bizas in the South Pole
  4. ^ [4] Cosmorama - Babis Bizas our own Magellan
  5. ^ [5] National Geographic Traveler - Babis Bizas
  6. ^ [6] Greeks of diaspora - Babis Bizas
  7. ^ [7] Cosmorama - Babis Bizas our own Magellan
  8. ^ [8] Babis Bizas - Biography

External links[edit]

  • [9] Babis Bizas Travelers Century Club Member Reaches the Two Poles (in English)
  • [10] Cosmorama Review On Babis Bizas (in English)
  • [11] Ekathimerini Babis Bizas the most travelled man in the World (in English)
  • [12] Greeks of diaspora (in English)