Crete Video

Crete Video - here we show videos of the island of Crete in Greece. 

Here is a collage showing the diversity and beauty of the island, with a focus on beaches, immerse yourself in the clear aqua waters and soft sandy textures of the island and swim in her pristine turquoise seas...



This wonderful story line shows the true hospitality of Crete




Chania in the West...

Here you will see a lyrical journey through the old town of Chania...



Rethymnon Region...

The beaches, history and myth of this region are beautifully captured here....



Heraklion in the Centre...

Here you will see Heraklion town, Knossos Palace, Lake Zaros, the rugged mountains and much more...



Agios Nikolaos Region...

Here you will see the town of Agios Nikolaos, the port, the harbour and the Lake Voulismeni, as well as Elounda, Spinalonga Island, diving in the bay and walks to ancient Lato and the Kritsa Gorge, and much more in eastern Crete in the Lasithi region...




Music of Crete...

Live music from brothers Themis (vocals) & Giannis Lagoudakis playing at Mesostratis Taverna in Rethymnon...



Cretan Music - below 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 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.




Ancient Sites in Crete...

Below - The Minoan Palace of Knossos - as it is today - a fascinating archaeological site 5 km from Heraklion in Crete video...



Below you will see video of the Minoan Palace of Malia as it looks today:



Below you will see video of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos as it looks today:



The video below shows the small beach village of Kato Zakros including the Minoan Palace of Zakros as it looks today




Gorge Walks...

Below you will see the beautiful and rewarding walk through the Gorge of Samaria



Below is a lesser known gorge – but just as beautiful, especially as it is quieter - Agia Irini Gorge




Crete Video - Beaches

Below is the seaside village of Loutro



This  includes the town of Kastelli Kissamos and surrounding region, showing the incredible beaches of Falasarna, Balos Lagoon and Elafonisi...



Below is a relaxing invitation from the Beach of Matala - in the south of Heraklion - home to the hippies of the sixties and you can see why they chose to come to this unusual beach and chill out, breathe and watch the sunsets over the sea to Africa...





Psiloritis Mountain (image by Dimitris Pachakis)

Country and Mountains of Crete...

Below is a lovely video of the Lefka Ori - The White Mountains of Crete...



Below you will see a video about Mila Mountain Retreat - an eco-village in Chania..



Below is a video of the Dikti Mountains in eastern Crete and the Lasithi Plateau...



Below is a video of the Lasithi Plateau and walking trail. This shows the village of Tzermiado, including the Karfi ancient site.





See our Crete images gallery...

Getting to Crete; flights, ferries and more...

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Thalori Retreat, Crete
Thalori Retreat
Heraklion, Crete






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