Crete Video

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




Collages of Crete

Κρήτη - 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




Regions of Crete

Chania in the West...

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



Here you will see just a taste of the cruise to Balos Lagoon, with a climb to Gramvousa Islet...Γραμβούσα ...



Rethymnon Region...

Ρέθυμνο - the beaches, history and myth of this region are beautifully captured here....



Bali Beaches in Rethymnon Crete are five delicious small coves with turquoise waters, just 34 km from the old town of Rethymnon...



Heraklion in the Centre...

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



Below is a short video of Mt Giouchtas Γιούχτας or Juktas ancient peak sanctuary near Archanes Village in Heraklion, Crete.


Agios Nikolaos Region...

Here you will see the town of Agios Nikolaos Άγιος Νικόλαος, 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...



Below you will see a video of Chrissi Island Χρυσή in the south east of Crete, you will see the boat trip departing Ierapetra, the arrival on the island, the sandy walk through the forest and the simply divine clear turquoise waters...




Music of Crete...

See the video below of Nikos Xilouris Νίκος Ξυλούρης showing his proud love of Crete, in the mountains performing the song Anagiriso to Steno.



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



Michalis Tzouganakis Μιχάλης Τζουγανάκης is an artist of rare and magical passion and emotion, even in the realms of Cretan traditional music, so renowned for exuding feeling like tears from a mourner's eyes.



Below you will see the official music video for "O syrtos tou Koroni (O Meraklis)" by Antonis Martsakis Αντώνης Μαρτσάκης...



Cretan music - Κρητική μουσική - 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...

Crete Video - below - The Minoan Palace of Knossos - Κνωσός - 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 - Ανάκτορο Μαλίων - as it looks today...



Below you will see video of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos - Φαιστός - as it looks today...



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




Gorge Walks...

Crete Video - below you will see the beautiful and rewarding walk through the Gorge of Samaria Φαράγγι Σαμαριάς in southern Chania region of western Crete. The walk is 16 km from north to south, ending in the remote seaside village of Agia Roumeli



Below is a lesser known gorge, just as beautiful, especially as it is quieter - Agia Irini Gorge - Φαράγγι Αγίας Ειρήνης, the walk is 7 or 12 km long, depending on your route choice...



The short and easy walk through Agiofarago Gorge Αγιοφάραγγο can be accessed by a dirt track. Then you will discoverone of the remotest and most scenic little beaches in Crete, surrounded by the park of Asterousias. This beautiful footage is from Giannis Psaridakis.





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 is a video of the Lefka Ori - The White Mountains of Crete showing sections of the E4 European Walking Path made by Christine Schmitthenner...



Below you will see a video about Milia 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 Crete video of the Lasithi Plateau and walking trail. This shows the village of Tzermiado, including the Karfi ancient site.





Birds and Bird Watching in Crete

Below is a Crete video of birds taken by birding enthusiast Guy Marchal in May 2018, starting in the Heraklion village of Avdou and treating bird lovers to wonderful footage of many local species including blackbird, sardinian warbler, turtle dove, chaffinch, goldfinch and a beautiful collage of the appearance of birds in the artwork of the Minoan culture... a joy to watch ... especially for bird lovers...

Griffon Vultures make an appearance, and Roza Gorge (near Avdou and Krasi, Heraklion) offers up some beautiful flora including Dragon Arum Dracunculus vulgaris.

Plenty for nature lovers in the spring month of May in Crete.







See our image galleries of Crete...

And timeless images of Greece...



Anastasi & Apostoli - authors of We Love Crete


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