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Aerial Tour of Zakynthos

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Zakynthos 2019

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Check out this stunning drone video of the Greek island of Zakynthos, compliments of contributor Harispomonis.  Sometimes called Zante, it's one of the seven main islands that line Greece's western coast on the Ionioan Sea.  Zakynthos is the third largest and southernmost of the seven, lying more or less due west from the Greek capital Athens.  It's not only a major tourist destination but a place of considerable cultural significance, having earned mention in Homer's epics the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Kefalonia: Largest Ionian

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Kefalonia | A Taste Of Paradise | Summer 2019

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Kefalonia is the largest of the seven main islands that lie in the Ionian Sea west of mainland Greece.  The so called Seven Islands (Heptanese) constitute one of the most culturally distinctive regions of Greece; they were under control of the Venetian Empire for hundreds of years while the rest of modern Greece was part of the Ottoman Empire.  Contributor and pilot Georgetsivrassg used a Mavic Pro 2 to create this tour of Kefalonia, featuring footage of  Atheras, Lixouri, Lepeda, Xi Beach, and Petanoi.

Beautiful Corfu

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Corfu 2019 - DJI Mavic 2 Pro by mrgilchen

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Mrgilchen created this beautiful drone video of Corfu, the northernmost and perhaps best-known of the seven main islands which lie off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea.  Once known as Kerkyra, Corfu is repeatedly referenced in some of the most important stories of Greek mythology, and it later played a key role in the Peloponnesian War.  In early modern times, the island was regarded as a bulwark against Ottoman expansionism and became one of the most heavily fortified places in Europe. 

Lefkada, Ithaca, and Kefalonia

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Aerial Greece | Lefkada, Ithaki, Kevalonia, Fiskardo

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Contributor 11 Shots Media created this brilliant 60 second aerial tour of three of Greece's islands in the Ionian Sea to the west of the mainland.  The islands shown in are Lefkada, Ithaki, and Kevalonia.  These are the central islands of the group, which also includes Corfu, Paxi, Zakynthos, and Kythira.  As you'ss see in this video, these islands combine aspects of Greece's Aegean islands to the east with those of Italy to the west; in large measure, this reflects the period during which the Ionian Islands were under Venetian control.  

Dronie from Zakynthos

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Shipwreck Beach

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Contributor and DVA winner druno created this epic selfie from one of the world's most famous beaches: Navagio Beach, on the Greek island of Zakynthos.  Situated on the southern side of this bit of paradise in the Ionian Sea, the cove was named as the #1 beach in the 2018 edition of Lonely Planet's World's Best Beaches survey.  Navio Beach is sometimes called Shipwreck Cove in reference to its famous landmark: the wreck of the MV Panagiotis, which grounded here in 1980 under somewhat mysterious circumstances. 

Corfu's Main City

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Corfu Town, Greece

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Corfu is the second largest (and northernmost) of the Greek Ionian Islands and its most well known.  The island's main city (also called Corfu) has played an important role throughout ancient and modern Greek history, and it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Corfu was a shooting location in the 13th James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore, at times standing in for Albania.  In this video, Dronakias gives us a bird's eye view of this cultural gem in the Ionian Sea.  

Lefkada: Closest to Mainland

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A day in Paradise , Lefkada - Porto Katsiki Beach

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Manolok used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to make this stunning aerial video of Lefkada, one of Greece's seven major Ionian Sea islands.  Lefkada is the closest island to the Greek mainland, and in fact is now connected to the island via a causeway.  Most of the video is shot at Porto Katsiki Beach, which sits on a mini-peninsula extending from the southwest portion of the island.  There is no lodging at the beach, so much of the traffic is from boats and yachts.  As you'll see, this is a true boaters' and sailors' paradise.

Marathonisi: Turtle Island

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MARATHONISI 2018

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Harispomonis brings us this beautiful 4k drone video of Marathonisi, tiny islet in the Ionian Sea.  It sits off the coast of Zakynthos, one of the seven main islands which makes up this territory of Greece.  Marathonisi is also known as "Turtle Island", in reference to its role as a nesting place for a certain species of loggerhead turtle.  Zakynthos is one of the southern Ionian islands, and it's situated just west of the Peloponnese Peninsula on the southern part of the Greek mainland. 

Zakynthos: Smuggler's Cove

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Navagio-Smuggler's Cove, Zante / Greece has Soul / Katerina Soldatou extreme aerial dance

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In this video, contributor Badios and aerial acrobat Katerina Soldatou take their act to one of the most well known beaches in Greece's Ionian Islands.  It's called Nevagio Beach, and it's on the island of Zakynthos.  Partially secluded, the beach is also known as "Smuggler's Cove", in reference to a ship which wrecked near Navagio in 1980 and had been rumoured to be carrying contraband.  Nevagio Beach distinguished itself by making the list of the Forbes Top 50 Beaches in the world in 2017.  

Kythira: Southernmost Ionian

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Kythira (From Above)

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The Greek island of Kythira is considered to be part of the Ionian Islands group, although it sits a good ways south of the other six main islands.  It's located south of the Peloponnese Peninsula, essentially between the Ionian and Aegean Seas.  In ancient times, the island played a pivotal role in the decades-long struggle between Sparta and Athens which is famously known as the Peloponnesian Wars.  If you watch this drone video of Kythira from fakefakettv, you will agree this was a prize worth fighting for! 

Shipwreck in Zakynthos

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Navagio 'Shipwreck' Beach, Greece. Simply Spectacular!

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Behold this spectacular drone video from Jetofisher of one of the world's most well known shipwrecks.  In 1980, the freighter MV Panagiotis ran aground in the waters off of Zakynthos, one of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea.  The ship was rumored to be carrying contraband.  Its final resting place is on a beautiful cove on Nevagio Beach, which is nicknamed "Smugglers Cove".  Zakynthos (also called Zante) is the southernmost of the group of Greek islands to the west of the mainland.  

Shipwreck on Zakynthos

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World's famous shipwreck (Greece)

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Top contributor harispomonis created this stunning drone video of one of the world's top beaches.  It's called  Navagio Beach, aka Smuggler's Cove, and it lies on the north side of the Greek island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea.  It's famous in part because it's the home of the wreck of the MV Panagiotis, which ran aground here in 1980 after allegedly being chased by the Greek navy for suspected smuggling.  It became even more famous in 2018, when Lonely Planet named it the world's #1 beach.  

Corfu's Cape Drastis

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Ακρωτήρι (Άκρα) Δράστης Κέρκυρα | Cape (Acra) Drastis Corfu

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Check out this drone video from a beautiful spot on the Greek island of Corfu.  Corfu is the best-known amongst the group of seven main islands which lie to the west of mainland Greece in the Ionian Sea and are collectively known as the Ionian Islands.  The video was shot over Cape Drastis, a peninsula which juts out from the northwestern part of the island.  The videos shows the beauty of the cliffs along the Corfu coastline as well as the torquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, which is considered an extension of the Mediterranean.

Aerial Views of Lefkada

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This is Lefkada!

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Check out this stunning aerial tour of the Greek island of Lefkada, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Cata_Alex.  Lefkada is one of the larger of the seven main islands which sit to the west of the Greek mainland in the Ionian Sea.  It's the only one of the six which is physically connected to the mainland, via a causeway.  Closely connected to the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, the island was later the subject of a centuries-long tug-of-war between  the Venetian and Ottoman Empires in the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods.  

Zakynthos: The Flower of the Levant

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Blue waters blue sky

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Zakynthos is frequently considered to be the most beautiful of the seven main Greek islands in the Ionion Sea.  Mentioned by Homer in his Odyssey and Iliad epics, the island was called the Flower of the Levant by the Venetians during the Middle Ages when the island was under their control.  In this drone video by harispomonis, you'll get a bird's eye view of the island, including its famous shipwreck beach as well as the two tiny islands of Maratonisi and Kalonisi which sit off its southern shores.

Zythera: Southernmost Ionian Island

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Drone footage of Agia Pelagia Kithira Greece

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The Greek island of Zythera (Kythira) is something of an oddity.  It's considered part of the Ionian Islands group but lies far to the south of the other six main Iionian Island, near the southern tip of the Peloponnese Peninsula.  Zythera was a key battleground during the Peloponnesian War of the 5th century BC, and (like the other Ionian Islands) was part of the Venetian Empire for most of the Middle Ages.  In this drone video, you'll get an aerial view of the town of Agia Pelagia on the northern side of the island.  

Keri, Zakynthos

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Prepare yourself to see one of the most amazing sunsets of your life!

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Check out this stunning drone video from the Greek island of Zakynthos, compliments of contributor harispomonis.  The area filmed is around the town of Keri, which lies on a peninsula at the southern end of the island.  Zakynthos is the southernmost of the seven main islands which make up the official Ionian Islands region of Greece.  The third-largest of the islands in terms of land area, Zakynthos lies just west of the mainland land form known as the Peloponnese Peninsula.   It's sometimes also known as Zante.

Kalamos: "Mini" Ionian Island

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Kalamos Harbour, Greece

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Kalamos is one of the lesser known Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, west of the Greek mainland.  For administration purposes, it's now considered part of the island of Lefkada, which lies to its northwest.  Covering only about 25 square km (around 10 square mi.) its wintertime population is about 500.  Most of its population is situated in and around the harbor town of Kalamos, on the eastern side of the island.  Seen here in this drone video by Colinos, the town's population swells considerably during the summer months.  

The Fortifications of Corfu

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Corfu - Flight over Kerkyra vol.2

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The Greek island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea was one of the jewels of the Venetian Empire from the late Middle Ages through the time of Napoleon.  During this time, the island came under seige from the Ottoman Empire on multiple occasions, and Corfu was seen as a bulwark of Christianity in its bitter fight for mastery of the Mediterranean Sea against the forces of Islam.  In this drone video, you will get a bird's eye view of the area around the so-called "Old Fortress" of Corfu, on the eastern side of the island.  

Lakka, North End of Paxos

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The Port of Lakka in Paxos

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Check out this drone video of the quaint village of Lakka on the Greek island of Paxos, compliments of Drone AéroView.  It lies on the north side of the island (which is also sometimes called Paxi), the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands west of the mainland.  The stunning little port town sits on a nearly circular-shaped bay, on which sit Kanoni and Harami Beaches.  Lakka is a popular spot for sailing, power boating, wind surfing, snorkeling, and other sundry aquatic recreations.  

Drone Tour of Kefalonia

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Ionian Island Kefalonia, Greece | Drone video in 4K

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XL Creations used a DJI Inspire 1 drone to create this epic aerial video of Kefalonia, the largest of Greece's Ionian Islands.  The video contains bird's eye views of some of the island's most well known sights, including Myrthos Beach, Fiscardo, Melissani Cave, Argostoli, The Venetian Castle Ruins, and more.  During World War II, Kefalonia was the site of an infamous 1943 massacre of Italian POW's by German forces; the event was depicted in Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), which was was filmed here.  

Zakynthos, Third Largest Ionian

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Adventures in Zakynthos, Greece

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Zakynthos is Greek island located to the west of the mainland, in the Ionian Sea.  Covering an area of about 400 square km (150 square mi) it was a center of Greek resistance to Nazi rule during World War II.  Now it is a popular tourist destination due to its pristine beaches (including the legendary Shipwreck Beach) and deep blue waters.  Contributor Fabreezy traveled to Zakynthos with a DJI drone and created this spectacular aerial tour of this beautiful place, the third largest of the Ionian Islands.  

Corfu: Venetian Crown Jewel

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CORFU ISLAND GREECE

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Visitors to the Greek Ionian Island of Corfu often remark on the similarities to parts of Italy, notably Venice.  There is good historical reason for that; for over four centuries, strategically situated Corfu was the jewel in the crown of the Venetian Empire.  The fortress-island withstood two epic seiges by the Ottoman Empire in 1537 and 1716, in both cases rallying large pan-European interest in keeping the island out of Muslim hands.  Check out historic Corfu from above in this drone video by gkoutanoudisg.      

Lefkada Road Trip

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RouteTrip to Lefkada

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Here's a drone video record of what looks like an epic road trip to Lefkada, the Greek island off the country's western coast.  The island is one of the most popular amongst the seven main islands that lie in the Ionian Sea.  The video features footage of Lefkada's beautiful beaches, as well as of some of the spots along the way dow the Balkan Peninsula: Serbia's resort town of Zlatibor, the Zlata Mountains, and the village of Sopotnica; and Lake Ohrid in Macedenia, one of the largest in Southeastern Europe.  

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