Aerial Tour of Crete
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Crete by Drone!


Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the 100 largest islands in the world.  The island is home to numerous ancient ruins and stunning white sand beaches.  Contributor Mitch Pappas used his drone to create this brief but altogether memorable aerial tour of the island which has been occupied for several millenia, and which serves as the southernmost boundary of the country's Aegean island region.  

Crete's Island of Lepers
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Island of Lepers: Spinalonga, Greece


Contributor Grigorelis created this memorable drone video of a little known Greek island called Spinalonga.  It actually wasn't originally a separate island; it was created by the Venetians, who controlled Crete for a time and "disconnected" Spinalong from the thin peninsula which had connected it to the Crete mainland, building a large fortress upon it.  In the 20th century, Spinalonga served as a leper colony, the last such instance to remain active in Europe.

Off-Roading in the Interior of Crete
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Crete Safari by Cretan Safari Land Rover Experience


Contributor and drone pilot dimitris.mitrolios created this marvelous promotional video for a company that does safari-type tours of the Greek island of Crete.  Situated south of the mainland, Crete is the largest Greek island and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean by land area.  It covers over over 8,300 square km (around 3.2k square mi.), and with a population of about 600,000 there are many sparsely populated areas on the oblong-shaped island.  

Crete's Notorious Prison-Fortress
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Drone Shots Episode 9: Itzedin Fortress (Chania)


Contributor Taleporos created this aerial view of an Ottoman fortress on the Greek island of Crete.  Izzedin was built on Souda Bay in 1872, during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire.  It moved to prison use during Crete's brief period as an independent country in the early 20th century, and it continued to be used as a prison once Crete became part of Greece in 1908.  Over the next several decades, it became notorious as a detention center for political prisoners.  T

Village of Heraklion
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Dionisi 2018

Alexandros Ktistakis

Contributor Alexandros Ktistakis created this drone video of a beautiful village on the interior of the Greek island of Crete.  Dionisi is located in the administrative region of Heraklion, one of the four into which the island is divided.  The village is located in the southern third of the region, which is the second from the easternmost of the four.  The village lies within the Asterousia Mountains, a range which covers parts of southern Crete.  The range's highest peak is just over 1.2k meters (around 4k ft.).

Crete from Above and Below
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Mystical Crete - Aerial and Underwater Journey


Contributor inva+sla used a combination of drone, ground camera, and underwater footage to create this marvelous mini-tour of the Greek island of Crete.  He uses some skillful editing techniques to show the beauty of this Mediterranean island, home of some of the region's best beaches and the birthplace of the first true European civilization.  Strap yourself in for a ride which will take you over the canyons, mountains, and beaches of this ancient land, and beneath the waters of its surrounding seas.  

Chania, Kavros, and Rethymno
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Creta 2016

Marco Miele

Contributor and drone pilot Marco Miele created this beautiful aerial video of the island of Crete, the largest island of Greece and the third largest in the Mediterranean.  The video features footage of Kavros beach (a town on the northern side of the island), the city and port of Chania (an old Venetian port city, which lies on the island's northwestern coast), the natural lake of Kavros, and Rethymno (another Venetian city on the northern coast of the island).

Heraklion: Crete's Largest City
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Heraklion from abοve


Heraklion is the largest city on the Greek island of Crete, as well as the administrative capital of the region.  It is situated roughly in the middle of the island's northern coast.  With a population of just under 150,000, Heraklion is home to about one in four Cretans.  The city underwent a 20+ year seige by the Ottoman Empire in the late 17th century, which is believed to be the longest in history.  In this drone video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this ancient city.

The Tiny Island of Elafonissi
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Elafonissi - riediting with Filmora

Marco Miele

The Greek island of Crete has a number of small islands surrounding it, which are part of the Crete administrative region.  One of these islands is called Elafonisi, which lies off the western tip of the main island.  The waters separating the two islands are extremely shallow such that in the right conditions it is possible to walk between them.  Elafonisi is uninhabited, and is protected as a nature reserve.  You can check it out from above in this drone video by contributor Marco Miele.  


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Amazing Crete

Giorgos Dadanas
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Hotel Promo Video

Tom Drones
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Fighting the waves

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