Agrafa — The Greek Alps from above is a 6 -minute cinematic drone video by Nature Drone Makis Theodorou
Alpine awe: Here’s a video that may be a surprising eye-opener for many people around the world who mistakenly believe Greece is a country consisting mostly of islands with long sandy beaches, quaint seaside villages and colourful fishing boat ports.
Greece does boast such picturesque places, and in great abundance. But anyone who’s been there knows it’s a nation of mountains; in fact, as much as 80 per cent of the country is mountainous terrain. Mountain ranges and impressive peaks are distinctive topographical features of islands and mainland Greece alike — some of which even host ski resort facilities for winter alpine sports.
Yet millions of people hold the notion Greece is a tropical land of pristine white sand beaches stretching for miles along warm turquoise seas, similar to ones they’ve seen at Turks & Caicos, Anguilla or other islands in the Caribbean. (You don’t have to spend much time reading online travel forum questions or social media posts to see how many people aren’t aware that Greece gets winter weather, or that its seas aren’t balmy bathtub temperatures throughout the year.)
To dispel that notion, we’re sharing this cinematic drone video that filmmaker Makis Theodorou published to his YouTube channel at the end of December 2021.
Agrafa — The Greek Alps from above has a running time of just over 6 minutes, and presents soaring views of some of Greece’s magnificent mountain ranges, snow-capped peaks, alpine lakes and verdant valleys. (The Greek word “agrafa” translates as “unwritten” — a good choice for the video title, in our view, since most travel articles and videos focus on Greece’s beaches and seaside activities.)
In the event Agrafa whets your appetite for more videos of stunning Greece mountains and landscape scenery, have a look at the three dozen other breathtaking films on the Nature Drone Makis Theodorou YouTube channel.