Babis Bizas

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Babis Bizas
Babis Bizas in 2012
Charalampos Bizas

(1954-09-16)16 September 1954
Arta, Epirus, Greece
Known forThe most traveled man on Earth

Babis Bizas (born Charalampos Bizas; 16 September 1954) is a Greek travel writer, explorer, and geographer. He participated in an expedition to the North Pole in May 1996, and 18 years later, in December 2014, he landed on the South Pole, thus probably becoming the only Greek to have visited both Poles.[1][2] By 2004 Bizas had visited all 193 sovereign countries of the world. He is currently a member of the RGO (Russian Geographic Society).[3][4]


"The most traveled man 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]


Babis Bizas has written two travel books. The "Russia" Guide[9] and the "Geographic Guide for Travelers"


  1. ^ [1] Dimitris Vlaikos Portfolios - Babis Bizas
  2. ^ [2] Babis Bizas in the South Pole - Recovered on 20-09-2020
  3. ^ [3] Russian Geographical Society - A Greek rode across the river
  4. ^ [4] Cosmorama - Babis Bizas our own Magellan - Recovered in 20-09-2020
  5. ^ [5] National Geographic Traveler - Babis Bizas (In Dutch) - Recovered in 20-09-2020
  6. ^ [6] Greeks of diaspora - Babis Bizas
  7. ^ [7] Cosmorama - Babis Bizas our own Magellan - Recovered from the prototype in 20-09-2020
  8. ^ [8] Babis Bizas - Biography
  9. ^ [9] Russian Geographical Society - A Greek rode across the river

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