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.
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.
Here is a wonderful short film that actually tells the truth:
I have written much about the Minoans and Arthur Evans firm belief were that the tablets he discovered that came to be known as Linear B where in his opinion definitely not Greek or even Ancient Greek. This in fact was wrong and Michael Ventris proved that they were, in fact, Greek. Because of this discovery we are much more able to progress beyond Evans. In fact I am pleased to announce that the BBC wrote an article upom Ventris and then went on to create a film of his whole story.
Here is the film of the story. It is a you-tube film in seven or so parts. Here is the first part, see the rest on you-tube.
It is brilliant.