As I slowly grow older I search for great movies that really talk about the Crete I know and love. They are rare but here is one that is very good indeed. It is about Crete in all seasons including specific journeys in autumn and winter when the beauty og the island is extraordinary. Here is the film:
I hope that you enjoy it, it is well over an hour long, but do watch it all. There is a great deal of wisdom and knowledge here.
The Island of Crete is very special to me. I have met a few English ex-patriots who live there, perhaps for the sun, the sea and the sex, or more likely – the wine and ouzo or raki. But most of them have not travelled the island or even got to know their Greek neighbors. This is a very basic mistake. This island is special, it’s people are special. Get to know them. Here is a film that may help. . . .
These people matter to you, see how they love their land and what is in their land. You will be wiser for it.
There was much to the battle of Crete that is not expressed in this film but it is interesting to say the least. It is about the German attack on Crete and it is worth watching to see this. The ‘interesting’ mistakes of the New Zealand General ( Freiburg) and the real stories of the great defence provided by the New Zealand contingent at hill 104. This is a shattering story and it is hard to say what would have happened if a great man had been in charge. But then, times change perhaps, or do they? Would Brexit have been different with another person in charge, who knows. . .
At last I have found a pretty recent, hour long video professionally produced of just the beautiful Amari Valley that I have often mentioned. It is still one of the best places in Crete to see although the main roads seem to avoid it. It is the biggest area to the south of Rethymnon and has lots of beauty and history.
This website is amazing, it has lovely videos taken from a helicopter going around the coast of Crete including all of the Kalives etc area and a hell of a lot more…..
then on the homepage enter destination: Crete and press go. The screen will then show a map including Crete with all videos marked in red. Click your mouse onto the coast say around kalives then click the little screen/box thingy to play video.
Enjoy then go whereever you will, Have fun, its absolutely free.
(let me know how you get on….)
This was a programme on SKAI TV so it is in greek but has english subtitles. I hope you find it interesting.