Tag Archives: Greece

Walking Tour: Rethymno – Crete, Greece (4K Video)

Rethymno, or Rethimno, is a city on the north coast of the Greek island of Crete. In the old town, the Venetian Harbor is filled with fishing boats and lined with tavernas. Rethymno Lighthouse was built in the 1830s. West, the hilltop Fortezza is a star-shaped, 16th-century citadel. The Historical and Folklore Museum preserves local crafts like textiles and ceramics. Long, sandy Rethymno Beach stretches to the east. 

Coastal Walks: Chania – Crete, Greece (4K Video)

Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants. At the harbor entrance is a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences. Opposite, the Nautical Museum has model ships, naval objects and photographs. The former monastery of St. Francis houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania. 

Islands: The Unknown Rural Side Of Santorini

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebble.

Julia’s journey brings her to the glamorous island of Santorini, where she discovers how one of the Aegean’s poorest islands became a playground for the rich and famous.

Views: Coastal Towns Of The Mediterranean (8K)

Some of the most beautiful and charming coastal towns along the Mediterranean sea in 8K resolution. You will see towns and resorts along French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Spanish coast, Greek islands, Croatian and Montenegro coastline.

Video timeline: 0:00​-0:14​ Intro 0:15​-0:45​ Corfu island, Greece 0:46​-1:02​ Kefalonia island, Greece 1:03​-1:32​ Saint Tropez, France 1:33​-1:53​ Collioure, France 1:54​-2:38​ Cap Ferrat, France 2:39​-3:19​ Menton, France 3:20​-3:28​ Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France 3:29​-4:11​ Marseille, France 4:12​-4:24​ Principality of Monaco 4:25​-4:52​ Eze, France 4:53​-5:04​ La Turbie, France 5:05​-5:17​ Carqueiranne, France 5:18​-5:32​ Palavas les Flots, France 5:33​-6:02​ Bonifacio, Corsica island, France 6:03​-6:24​ Venice, Italy 6:25​-6:57​ Manarola, Italy 6:58​-7:07​ Vernazza, Italy 7:08​-7:16​ Riomagiore, Italy 7:17​-7:53​ Rapallo, Italy 7:54​-8:07​ Portofino, Italy 8:08​-8:34​ Amalfi Coast, Italy 8:35​-8:59​ Taormina, Sicily, Italy 9:00​-9:11​ Cadiz, Spain 9:12​-9:26​ Tossa de Mar, Spain 9:27​-9:34​ Ibiza, Spain 9:35​-9:44​ Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain 9:45​-10:01​ Cape Palos, la Manga, Spain 10:02​-10:31​ Barcelona, Spain 10:32​-11:17​ Dubrovnik, Croatia 11:18​-11:26​ Antalya, Turkey 11:27​-12:00​ Boka Bay, Muntenegro

Views: Greece & Portugal Reopen For Business

Greece and Portugal are beginning to reopen parts of their countries and economies, even while other European countries enforce stricter lockdowns. Small retailers in most of #Greece​ reopened on Monday, with a limit of 20 people indoors at a time. Critics say it is a paradox to reopen shops while Covid-19 cases continue to rise and hospitals remain under pressure. Meanwhile in #Portugal​, café terraces, gyms and secondary schools are opening.

Island View: ‘Villa Mandra – Mykonos Island, Greece’

Sitting on the ridge of the hill of Aleomandra in Mykonos yet almost entirely hidden from view, Villa Mandra looks straight out to sea and the sunset over the neighbouring island of Delos. A 6-bedroom holiday house built for a young, dynamic couple to enjoy with their family and friends, it celebrates its spectacular view from a grounded viewpoint blended into a sensitively landscaped, stone-walled garden that screens it from the road behind.

The house is built upon the idea of slow, laid-back summer living, and encourages mindful connection with family, friends and the freedom to exist peacefully in nature. Form follows emotion rather than function, as every space becomes another opportunity for rest, reflection and exploration.

Aerial Views: ‘Meteora Monasteries – Greece’ (4K)

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area.

Culture: ‘Dionysia Festival’ – Naxos Island, Greece

Inspired by Odysseus, historian Bettany Hughes is embarking on a journey through the Greek Islands. But at the island of Naxos, a different Greek hero appears to be calling: Dionysius, the God of wine and good times.

Naxos is a Greek island in the South Aegean, the largest of the Cyclades island group. Its fertile landscape spans mountain villages, ancient ruins and long stretches of beach. The namesake capital (also called Hora or Chora) is a port town filled with whitewashed, cube-shaped houses and medieval Venetian mansions. Kastro, a hilltop castle dating to the 13th century, houses an archaeological museum. 

Aerial Views: ‘Mount Olympus – Greece’ (4K)

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is part of the Olympus massif near the Gulf of Thérmai of the Aegean Sea, located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km southwest from Thessaloniki.

Olympus is a mythical journey that you must make as life goes on. Do not underestimate it because it can cost you your life. Show respect to the mountain, prepare very well and climb the most mythical mountain that our homeland has.One September morning, I decided to go up the mountain. I put the basic stuff in my backpack, tied my boots and started climbing. 2 hours to the shelter of Spilios Agapitos and another 2 to the plateau of the Muses. This is what I remembered from the last time.In a difficult passage to the cutter, I got stuck. On the one hand I was looking at the saws and I say if I fall I will be back at the starting point after 6 hours of climbing. Passing by some other riders offered to put a hand. Well dude what do you have inside, weighs over 20 pounds. I answer the absolutely necessary. Drones, battery chargers, everything you need to capture the beauty of the mountain.I used up 100% of my biological battery and discovered a hidden one that I did not know existed and had never used.But when I reached the plateau of the muses, the magic of nature was revealed. I flew as high as I could. MAGIC.

Legend says that Olympus was the home of the 12 Olympian gods. The very religious ancient Greeks believed that the world was created by immortal deities. These gods and their actions served as an example to the Greeks and they were also used to explain phenomena the people of that time were not able to explain in another way. The gods were also called upon for help and support in difficult times by way of worshiping, prayers, and offers.

Inspired by Georgios Kosmas

Production: chromolia.com
*Song: “Carved in Mayhem” – By Ryan Taubert Licensed through musicbed.com
Editing: Georgios Oikonomeas

Shot in Olympus Mountain with the Mavic Pro, Mavic 2, Mavic Air 2

Top Walks: ‘Athens – Greece’ (4K UHD Video)

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.