Crete Video - here we show videos of the island of Crete in Greece. If you have video to share with us – please write to us with the secure form below.
Here is a photo collage showing the diversity and beauty of the island, from Mel who loves Crete:
Below - The Minoan Palace of Knossos - as it is today - a fascinating archaeological site 5 kms from Heraklion...
Cretan Music Below you will see edited footage from the documentary series "I mousiki tou kosmou" "World musicians". The musicians appearing in the video are: Stelios Petrakis, Vaggelis Vardakis, Antonis Martsakis, Ross Daly, Giorgos Xylouris, Harilaos Papadakis, Zaharis Spyridakis and Dimitris Sgouros.
Below you will see the Cretan musician Skoulas performing the song "Aetos" in the Psiloritis mountains in Crete.
Below is a video of Skoulas performing live.
Below is the very enjoyable and timeless video of an Italian family visiting Kriti. Areas visited include Knossos, Xerokambos, Zakros Gorge and Kato Zakros. Thank you PaPisc for your beautiful video, so stylish with great music.
This comes so close to the feeling of being in Kriti in summer, by the beach, with space all around and eternity singing softly in the grasses...
Below is Cretan traditional dancing performed at the Herodicus Atticus Theatre in 2003. This beautiful stage in Athens is at the base of the acropolis. You can see the traditional dress, both men and women dancing the kontilies then pentozalis. You can see the men performing special dance steps called figures
Below you will see excerpts from the motion picture Zorba the Greek, starring Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates and Irini Papas. The novel Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά was written in 1946 by Crete’s beloved author Níkos Kazantzákis and the film from 1964 was shot on location in Crete, in Chania town and the Akrotiri peninsular, as well as the village of Stavros.
Below is a sneak peek for an intriguing new film made in Crete by nature sculptor and director Algis Kemezys.