In the works: 'Street views' of Crete's trekking trails

This 16-minute videoclip shows several popular hiking routes on Crete being photographed for Google Trekker — a version of the popular Street View feature on Google Maps   Crete on foot: Hiking enthusiasts may soon see what Crete’s trekking paths look like without having to take a single step on any of the trails. The Region of Crete and Google […]
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Escape to Crete's exotic Balos beaches and lagoons

  Cape Tigani and the Balos beaches and lagoons in northwest Crete are seen from two different perspectives in beautiful photos shot in early October 2015 by Antoine Nikolopoulos of Odyssey Art Photography   Longing for lagoons: I’ve had an insatiable craving for Vitamin Sea and sunshine recently … symptoms, no doubt, of a severe case of midwinter blues. Deep-freeze […]
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Escape to Balos (Part 2)

Most of this video by Carlos Torres was filmed on the beaches and in the lagoons, so it gives you a very good impression of what it’s like to be at Balos. The video also includes views from the drive on the dirt road, as well as from the footpath to the beach.    More of Balos — in […]
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Views of Vai and Preveli, Crete's amazing palm grove beaches

Palmtree forest of Vai beach, by Emmanouil Papadopoulos, will show you what it’s like to gaze out to sea from the shade of a palm tree on the sand    Palm tree paradise: In a recurring daydream, I’m laying on a golden sand beach, looking at a tempting turquoise sea, while the gently swaying fronds of a palm […]
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Sitia casts its spell

Sitia: Discover the authentic Crete is a film released this past summer as part of a promotional campaign for the Municipality of Sitia. It highlights some of the spectacular scenery, charming villages, attractions and activities available in the Sitia region …    … while this humorous follow-up video,  Sitia: So hard to say goodbye!, suggests visitors will love Sitia so […]
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A visual feast of Crete

Here’s a video that will whet your appetite for a trip to Crete! Produced by the checkinCreta travel website, Crete — feel the island is a  nearly 4-minute-long film featuring mouth-watering views of honey, cheese and wine production, a γιαγιά (Greek grandmother) preparing home-made pies, an olive harvest, and tantalizing Cretan beach, coast and landscape scenery. καλή όρεξη!
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See why Crete is incredible

This is a 5-minute promotional clip that the travel portal Incredible Crete shared on Vimeo to encourage tourism to Greece’s largest island. The island is so vast and scenic that such a short film can give a mere fleeting glimpse of the myriad amazing sights to see and things do there. But I’m willing to […]
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