Who is Harry Mitsidis?

Is Harry Mitsidis the biggest traveller in the world? He categorically denies this, though some respected media articles make this claim!

Harry Mitsidis was born in 1972 in London, U.K. to a Greek father and a South African mother. He took an early interest in aviation and film but studied sociology in Greece and at the University of Oxford. After working as a lecturer in sociology and business in four countries, he decided that exploring the world was by far a better undertaking. Harry Mitsidis achieved his aim of visiting every country in the world, as defined by the United Nations, by the age of 36, with his last country being Equatorial Guinea.

He proceeded to found the global travel site TBT, rebranded as NomadMania in 2017, and has since been managing the project while continuing his global experience as a traveller by exploring as many of the 1301 regions of NomadMania as he can.

NomadMania is one of the leading websites in the world of systematic travel. Its members include many of the generally recognised biggest travellers in the world. The project proposes a division of the world into 1301 regions based on a country’s size, population, cultural importance and cultural diversity, economic strength and international tourist arrivals.

NomadMania is the only place which verifies big travellers’ claims to ensure their authenticity. It is also the authority on travellers who have been to all 193 UN states through its carefully researched UN Master List. Moreover, NomadMania proposes a large system of worthwhile activities for travellers – known as Series – which result in unique thematic lists, sorted by world region.

NomadMania, as a registered non-profit, encourages contributions which will be used for its charity wing, aiming to assist people from less privileged backgrounds to experience more of the world around them.


Harry Mitsidis - Media Articles

LanguageMedia TitleMedia
EN-USThese travelers had been to almost every country in the world. Then came the coronavirus.The Washington Post
EN-AUHarry Mitsidis, the world's most-travelled person, aims to go beyond visiting every countryTraveller
EN-NZMeet the world's most travelled manStuff
EN-UKStop 'collecting' countries – nobody cares how many you've visitedThe Telegraph
AEJourney to the centre of the EarthOpen Skies
EN-CACertified globetrotter, NomadMania founder Harry MitsidisGoss
ENThe Mysterious Heir of Extreme TravelRolling Stone
FRL’improbable arnaque du faux héritier et globe-trotter de l’extrêmeLe Parisien
ENBaby-faced conman who sold the world's richest tourists down the riverDaily Mail
EN-USInside the Exclusive Club of Travelers Racing to Visit Every Country in the WorldCondé Nast Traveler
PT-BR13 anos na estrada e 20 passaportes: ele conhece todos os países do mundo...Nossa UOL
TRDünya gezgini Türkiye'de!Vatan
SKNajscestovanejší človek na sveteBUBO
PTPortugal é o país preferido do terceiro mais viajado do mundoVolta ao Mundo
ROHarry Mitsidis: „Nu trăiesc din călătorii, ci trăiesc pentru a călători”TukTuk
ENThe quest to visit every country: meet 34 of the most traveled people in the worldOpenWorld
HRČovjek koji je proputovao cijeli svijet: "Opljačkali su me samo jednom i to u Hrvatskoj!"Pun Kufer
DK33.009 ting du skal se før du dør... ifølge Nomad ManiaDe Berejstes Klub
DEDer Extremreisende Harry Mitsidis über Ausflüge mit Leibwächtern nach Mogadischu, Gefängnisaufenthalte im Jemen und die Frage, wie schwer das Gepäck dabei sein darf.Frankfurter Allgemeine
PTPortugal é o país preferido do terceiro mais viajado do mundoVolta ao Mundo
PTHarry Mitsidis: “Portugal é fascinante, até as falhas são simpáticas”Observador
PTHarry Mitsidis dividiu o mundo em 1.281 regiõesNiT.tv
RSHari je obišao BUKVALNO sve zemlje sveta i za "Blic" kaže da najviše voli SrbijuBlic
RSHari sa Zvezdare, svetski putnikPolitika
RSSrbin iz inataNovosti