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Central Greece Reel

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Showreel 2019 - Greece

Aerial_Greece

Get some great aerial views of Central Greece in this terrific reel by contributor Aerial_Greece.  The video opens with a shot of the wreck of the Mediterranean Sky, a combination-passenger liner ship scuttled in Eleusis Bay just north of Athens in 2003.  At the :50 mark, there's a great shot of Arachova, a mountain town in the Boeotia region near Mt. Delphi.  Following some great shots of the Saronic Gulf coastline, at the 1:50 mark you'll get an aerial view of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion.  

The Parthenon and Acropolis

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Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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The Parthenon in Athens, Greece is considered one of the most important remains from the great Greek civilization which predated the rise of Rome.  Completed in 438 BC, the temple to the Goddess Athena was one of the centerpieces of a vast building campaign driven by the Athenian general Pericles and largely financed with funds from Athens' junior partners in the Delian League.  In this video, you'll get an aerial view of the famous ruins on a hilltop in the Greek capital, compliments of georgelek1966@hotmail.

Agrafa Mountains

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Sunday at Agrafa Mountain Range, Greece

Icarus Aerial Filming

The Agrafas are a chain of mountains in Central Greece.  The range is an extension of the Pindus mountains, which run over Northern Greece and into the neighboring country of Albania.  The mountains are dotted with gorgeous lakes and valleys and many small towns whose red brick roofs present an amazing visual appearance.  In this video, contributor Icarus Aerial Filming took a drone on a Sunday trip through the mountains, providing us with a marvelous bird's eye view of an area in the heart of Greece.

Mt. Pelion

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Pellon, Greece: October, 2017

Icarus Aerial Filming

Mt. Pelion is a well-known peak in Central Greece.  It's maximum elevation is 1.6k meters above sea level (around 5.3k ft.).  The mountain is situated in the southeastern portion of the Thessaly region, which extends into the region of northern Greece.  The mountain occupies a significant position in Greek mythology, and is said to be the home of the Centaur.  Contributor and drone pilot Icarus Aerial Filming created this stunning aerial video of the mountain, which is in an area which was much slower to develop than other parts of Greece.  

Corinth Canal

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Extreme Aerial Dance at the Corinth Canal by Katerina Soldatou

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In this video, top AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Badios filmed Katerina Soldatou doing her "Greece Has Soul" aerial dance over the Corinthian Canal, one of the most well-known sights in central Greece.  The canal was built in the late 1800's to connect the Saronic Gulf and the Gulf of Corinth, which sit on opposite sides of the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Peloponnese Peninsula with the mainland of Greece.  While the canal is too narrow for shipping, it is big enough for small boats.

Evia Island, Eboea

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Evia Island from Above in 4K | DJI Mavic 2 Pro

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Top contributor BeemFlights created this excellent drone video of the Greek island of Evia.  Sometimes called Euboea, it's the second-largest Greek island after Crete.  The long and rather narrow landform sits across the Epirus Strait from the mainland.  It's part of the regional unit of Euboea, which is part of the region of Central Greece.  The island is roughly 180 km long (around 110 mi.) and about 50 km across (around 30 mi.) at its widest.  The video was filmed with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone.

Mt. Parnassus

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Mount Parnassos

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Contributor Harispomonis created this beautiful drone video of a well known mountain and ski area in Central Greece.  Mt. Parnassus is a limestone mountain which is situated on the north side of the Gulf of Corinth, the body of water which separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese region.  The mountain has a peak elevation of about 2.45k meters (just over 8k ft.).  Considered sacred in ancient times due to its proximity to the sanctuary of Delphi, in modern times it's also a popular ski resort.  

Mt. Parnitha

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Mount Parnitha - Athens, Greece

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Check out this amazing drone video of the mountains north of Athens, Greece, compliments of contributor Paschalis. Mount Parnitha is the highest mountain in Attica, the peninsula on which the Greek capital city sits.  The mountains figure prominently in Greek history, and at one time was home to numerous fortresses protecting Athens from invasion from the north.  The highest peak is around 1.4k meters (around 4.6k ft.).  This drone video was filmed using the DJI Mavic Pro Zoom model.

Modern Marathon in Athens

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Drone View of the 29th Run of Athens Marathon

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Given the Greek origins of marathons, it's no surprise that they are regular events there.  In this video, contributor Aerial_Rizikianos used a drone to film the 29th Athens Marathon, the country's most prominent run.  As you might imagine, the notion of this being the 29th run does not count the historical run which started it all: the 26 mile covered by the messenger in 490 BC to let the people of Athens know that their city-state had decisively (and surprisingly) defeated the Persian army under King Darius I at the Battle of Marathon. 

Rio-Antirrio Bridge

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Rio-Antirrio Bridge / Greece has Soul / Katerina Soldatou

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In this video, contributor Badios aerially filmed Katerina Soldatou performing an aerial dance beneath a famous modern bridge in Greece.  The Rio–Antirrio Bridge connects the Peloponnese Peninsula to the Greek mainland, well to the west of the Corinth Canal crossings.  Built in 2004, the 2.9k meter ((9.5k) cable-stayed bridge is widely considered to be one of the great works of modern civil engineering.  As of 2018, the span is the world's third largest span of the suspended cable-stayed design.  

Volos: Port of Greece

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Drone Video of the Port of Volos, Greece

Icarus Aerial Filming

Icarus Aerial Filming created this captivating drone's eye view of Volos, an important Greek seaport.  The city is situated in the Thessaly region, in the center of the eastern coast of the Greek mainland.  While the area has been inhabited for millenia and mentioned in numerous ancient texts, the modern port is of comparatively recent vintage - it was constructed in the late 19th century.  The video provides a nicely captioned view of some of the different vessels which are loading and unloading their cargoes at the port facilities.  

Gorgopotamos Bridge

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Gorgopotamos Bridge

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Moses B. created this beautiful drone video of a historic bridge in Greece. Gorgopotamos Bridge spans the river of the same name in Phthiotis, a region of Central Greece.  After Nazi Germany conquered Greece in the Spring of 1941, the bridge became crucial in the German struggle to keep its North African forces supplied.  In November, 1942, Greek resistance forces, aided by British special forces, blew up the bridge as part of Operation Harling, one of the war's great special ops successes.

Cape Sounio: Tip of Attica

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Cape Sounio in Greece

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If you look at a map of Central Greece, the most prominent landform is the Attic Peninsula, which forms an upside-down arrow extending from Athens into the Aegean Sea.  At the tip of Attica lies a small promontory called Cape Sounion, which is the subject of this drone video by  contributor Pasxos30.  This area was deemed to be of significant religious interest in the Antiquity, leading to the Temple of Poseidon being constructed here in the 5th century, during the Golden Age of Athens.

Galaxidi: Corinthian Gulf Harbor

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Galaxidi

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Galaxidi is a small harbor town on the Gulf of Corinth, a body of water which separates the mainland of Central Greece from the Peloponnese Peninsula.  Part of the municipality of Delphi, it's become a popular weekend getaway from Athens which lies a 2-3 hour drive to its east.  The town was built on the ancient site of Haleion, and it was contested during the Crusades as well as the later struggles between Christian Europe and the Ottomans.  You can see this historic town from above in this drone video by zisimos zizos.

The Temple of Poseidon

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Poseidon Temple, Cape Sounio

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Greece's Temple of Posdeidon is one of the most important landmarks of the Golden Age of Athens, the roughly 50 year period ushered in by the repulsion of the second Persian invasion in 480-79 BC.  As the leading Greek power, Athens was able to extract funds from its "satellites" to undertake massive building projects.  Like the one you'll see in this drone video by Viajes Los Planet: the Temple of Poseidon.  Located at the southern tip of the triangle-shaped Attica Peninsula, the ruins stand 60 meters (about 200 ft.) over the water. 

Glyfada: Southern Athens Suburb

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Glyfada cityscape, Greece

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Glyfada is a suburb of Athens, Greece.  The largest of the southern suburbs of the Greek capital city, Glyfada stretches from the Hymettus Mountain to the body of water known as the Saronic Gulf.  The site of a US Air Force base during the Cold War years, Glyfada is considered one of the most Americanized areas of Greece.  Nowadays, it's known for its very active nighclub scene.  Known in ancient times as Aixone, you can check it out from above in this aerial video by contributor and drone pilot zisimos zizos.

Ancient Acropolis

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Acropolis Athens Greece

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Feast your eyes on these incredible aerial views of the Athenian Acropolis, the most visible symbol of ancient Greece.  Built on a hill overlooking the city of Athens, the Acropolis is dominated by the Parthenon, which was built as a temple for the Goddess Athena.  The main structures on the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, was ordered by Pericles, the 5th century BC Greek statesman who presided over the Athenian Golden Age.  Contributor and pilot Delis7 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this video of the ancient landmark. 

Urban Art in Athens and Piraeus

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INO - Streetart in Greece (Athens & Piraeus)

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In 2019, the blog site Eternal Arrival named Athens, Greece as the world's best city for street art.  If you check out this drone video by content creator fakefaketv, you will see why.  The Greek capital city has become a treasure trove of murals and other forms of urban art, modern touches that blend in beautifully with the more ancient landmarks of the city.  The video also features footage from Piraeus, a suburb of Athens which lies about 12 km (around 7 mi.) to its southwest of the center city.

Kalamaki, Athens Riviera

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.::A DROP OF COOLNESS::.

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The coastline south of central Athens is sometimes called the Athens Riviera.  It's a series of southern suburbs of the Greek capital city along the western coast of the Attic Peninsula, on the Saronic Gulf.  In this drone video by acfgraphy, you'll get an aerial view of one of these suburban beach towns - Kalamaki, which lies within the municipality of Alimos.  Only about 8 km (around 5 mi.) from the center of Athens, the beaches here offer some respite from the notoriously hot Athenian summers.  

Windsurfing in Greece

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Don't try this at home! Breathtaking Windsurfing Action by Tom Drones Aerial Cinematography!

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Greece is one of the international centers of windsurfing, with its Aegean waters considered amongst the world's best for this very challenging sport.  In this video, contributor TomDrones created a marvelous aerial video of windsurfers Zois Theocharis, Vasileios Kretsis, and Philip Adamidis (GRE-1) as they ply the warm waters of the Aegean Sea in Greece.  The footage contains a wonderful long sequence where all three seem to be racing right into the camera lens on the drone which is filming them.

Plastira Reservoir, Thessaly

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Lake Plastira in Greece

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Plastira is a major artificial reservoir lake in Central Greece.  Created by a dam on the Tavropos River, it's located in the Thessaly region north of Athens.  Designed primarily for flood control and hydroelectricity generation, the reservoir also provides drinking water to the nearby city of Karditsa.  The dam was inaugurated in 1960 following a multi-year construction and reservoir-filling period.   Seen here in this wintertime drone video by DimiMaran, the lake has become a significant tourist attraction.  

Tatarna Bridge, Lake Kremasta

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Tatarna Bridge / Extreme Aerial Dance by Katerina Soldatou

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In this drone video, Badios films Katerina Soldatou performing her aerial acrobatics under a well known bridge in Central Greece.  It's called the Tatarna Bridge, and it spans Kremasta Lake in the Aetolia-Acarnania region.  Built in the 1970's, the box-girder bridge is just under 200 meters (around 650 ft.) long.  Kremasta Lake is the largest artificial lake in Greece.  It was created as a reservoir for the Kremasta Dam, which was commissioned in the late 1960's and is Greece's largest hydro plant.  

Sites of Attica on the Saronic Gulf

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Flying adventures - Epic Drone Video

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Ride along with AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Aerial_Greece for this beautiful mini-tour of some of the areas outside of Athens, Greece.  The focus of the video is the Attica Peninsula coastline on the Saronic Gulf, which runs southeast from the Greek capital city.  One of the featured spots is Lake Vouliagmeni, a brackish lake located about halfway between Athens and Cape Sounion.  Also, at about 1:20, you'll see the Temple of Poseidon, an important relic from the Golden Age of Athens which is located on Cape Sounion.  

Athens Vacation Highlights

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Athens holiday

Mikołaj Dolata

Contributor Mikolaj Dolata created this beautiful drone video from a vacation in the Greek capital of Athens.  The video opens with an amazing shot of the Acropolis of Athens, a rocky outcrop atop which sits the magnificent Parthenon. Another highlight of the video is the Temple of Poseidon on the nearby Cape Souinion, which you'll see at around the :28 mark.  Further on in the video you'll get a great bird's eye view of the Panathenaic Stadium, which was built by the Romans in the second century AD. 

Eretria on the Island of Euboea

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Flying over Eretria, Greece

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Euboea is Greece's second largest island (after Crete) but is less well known than its cousin to the south.  It's a long, narrow piece of land which lies on the east side of the Euboean Gulf from the mainland of Central Greece.  It is believed that the island was once actually part of the mainland and became separated by an earthquake at some point.  In this drone video by contributor Chris Ikarus, you'll get a bird's eye view of a town called Eretria, which lies in the middle of the island's western coast.  

Flying over the Acropolis in Athens

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Flight over the Acropolis of Athens

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For an aerial view of one of the most famous ruins of Ancient Greece, it's tough to beat this drone video of the Athens Acropolis complex by Geopahas.  The centerpiece of the site in the heart of the Greek capital is the Parthenon.  This temple to Goddess Athena was commissioned by Pericles in the 5th century BC, at the height of the city-state's glory and power.   The video also includes footage of the complex's other landmarks including the Propylaea, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Monastiraki, and more.

Plastira Dam, Southern Thessaly

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PLASTIRA BARRAGE

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Check out this drone video of a well known dam in Greece, compliments of content creator and pilot gkoutanoudisg.  It's called Plastiras Dam, and it impounds the Megdova River in the southern part of the region of Thessaly.  Completed in 1960, the concrete arch dam was undertaken primarily to control the frequent flooding to which the area was prone.  It created Lake Plastiras as a reservoir, which covers around 24 square km or around 9 square mi.  The dam also has about 130MW of hydroelectric generation capacity.  

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