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

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Language Media Title Media
EN-US These travelers had been to almost every country in the world. Then came the coronavirus. The Washington Post
EN-AU Harry Mitsidis, the world's most-travelled person, aims to go beyond visiting every country Traveller
EN-NZ Meet the world's most travelled man Stuff
EN-UK Stop 'collecting' countries – nobody cares how many you've visited The Telegraph
AE Journey to the centre of the Earth Open Skies
EN-CA Certified globetrotter, NomadMania founder Harry Mitsidis Goss
EN The Mysterious Heir of Extreme Travel Rolling Stone
FR L’improbable arnaque du faux héritier et globe-trotter de l’extrême Le Parisien
EN Baby-faced conman who sold the world's richest tourists down the river Daily Mail
EN-US Inside the Exclusive Club of Travelers Racing to Visit Every Country in the World Condé Nast Traveler
TR Dünya gezgini Türkiye'de! Vatan
SK Najscestovanejší človek na svete BUBO
PT Portugal é o país preferido do terceiro mais viajado do mundo Volta ao Mundo
RO Harry Mitsidis: „Nu trăiesc din călătorii, ci trăiesc pentru a călători” TukTuk
EN The quest to visit every country: meet 34 of the most traveled people in the world OpenWorld
HR Čovjek koji je proputovao cijeli svijet: "Opljačkali su me samo jednom i to u Hrvatskoj!" Pun Kufer
DK 33.009 ting du skal se før du dør... ifølge Nomad Mania De Berejstes Klub
DE Der Extremreisende Harry Mitsidis über Ausflüge mit Leibwächtern nach Mogadischu, Gefängnisaufenthalte im Jemen und die Frage, wie schwer das Gepäck dabei sein darf. Frankfurter Allgemeine
PT Portugal é o país preferido do terceiro mais viajado do mundo Volta ao Mundo
PT Harry Mitsidis: “Portugal é fascinante, até as falhas são simpáticas” Observador
PT Harry Mitsidis dividiu o mundo em 1.281 regiões NiT.tv
RS Hari je obišao BUKVALNO sve zemlje sveta i za "Blic" kaže da najviše voli Srbiju Blic
RS Hari sa Zvezdare, svetski putnik Politika
RS Srbin iz inata Novosti