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AZORES (Portugal) 🇵🇹

Eneko Garcia-Amezaga

The Azores is an archipelago of over 150 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, grouped into an Eastern, Central, and Western sub-region. A territory and region of Portugal, there are nine main islands in the group, which have a combined population of just under a quarter million but see a multiple of that in terms of annual tourist arrivals. In this drone video by Eneko Garcia-Amezaga, you'll get aerial views of four of the five larges Azores by population São Miguel, São Jorge, Pico and Faial. This video was a DVOW finalist in September, 2019.

 
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Sicilia Nostra by Timelab.pro

Timelab.pro

Prepare to be astounded by this magnificent drone video of the Italian island of Sicily, compliments of two-time DVA winner Timelab.pro. The video, which mixes footage from a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone with ground footage, features shots of some of the highlights of the largest island in the Mediterranean. Highlights include aerials of the Castle Maniaci and the Greek Theater ruins in the ancient city of Syracuse, and the magnificent Palermo Cathedral in the capital city. This video was a DVOW nominee in August, 2019.

 
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BEAUTIFUL PORTO ● Portugal 2019 | 👉CINEMATIC DRONE VIDEO | 4K Ultra HD📷

TravelPenguin

Contributor TravelPenguin created this awesome 4k drone video of the great Portuguese city of Porto. Porto is the country's second city (after Lisbon) and is the center of the main urban concentration of the northern part of the country. It sits on the estuary of the Douro River, a few km/mi inland from its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean.  The video features footage of the Porto historical city center (which is a UNESCO World Heritage site), the famous Dom Luís I Bridge over the Douro River, and more. This video was a DVOW finalist in August, 2019.

 
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Amazing Portugal 4K drone footage | DJI MAVIC AIR

Hubert Jim Zielinski

Contributor Hubert Zielenski created this unforgettable aerial tour of Portugal.  Situated in the southwestern corner of Europe, Portugal was once known as the Edge of the World, and then went on to launch the great Age of Exploration.  His video includes stunning bird's eye footage of Sintra, Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone, this video was a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in June, 2018. 

 
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FLYING OVER ITALY

Kellyneedleman

In this highly inspiring travel video, contributor Kelly Needleman flies his drone over some of the most spectacular sights in Italy.  The video includes bird's eye views of the Dolomite Mountains, Tuscany, Venice, and Cinque Terre, among other spots.  The video was a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest and also a winner of the Drone Video of the Month Contest for July, 2018.  If you are considering a trip to Italy in the future, this video may help your decision! 

 
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Catalunya

oliverastrologo

Top contributor Oliver Astrologo created this stunning, DVOW-nominated visual tour of Catalonia, the northeastern region of Spain.  Here are some of the locations featured: Barcelona, Blanes, Cadaqués, Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, Besalú, Sant Pau, Fageda, Sant Martí del Corb, Vall de Núria, Pedraforca, Sant Llorenç de Morunys, Congost de Mont-Rebei, Montsec and Àger, Seu Vella in Lleida, Terres de l’Ebre, Siurana, Tarragona city, Montserrat, La Foradada, Cantonigròs, Osona, Girona, and more.

 
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Sempiternal: A Journey Through Spain

Marco G.Lerin

Contributor and drone pilot Marco G. Lerin traveled in a van for three months throughout Spain.  This incredibly inspiring travel film blends the natural beauty of the Iberian Penninsula and adds a human element, woven together with beautifully edited transitions.  It was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week contest, and subsequently was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards. 

 
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Oporto // Change Perspective

Sbrintz

Porto (Oporto) is Portugal's second city after the capital Lisbon.  It's the most important city in the country's norte region.  It is the city after which port wine is named, and it remains the most important source for that libation.  The city dates to the Antiquity.  Culturally it is at least as significant as Lisbon if not more so, and the entire core city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  In this stunning video, Sprintz gives us a bird's eye view at this city which is located in an estuary of the Douro River.

 
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Meteora's Rock Pillars

rickrayfilms

Meteora is a spectacular rock formation in the Thessaly region of north-central Greece.  These immense pillars represent a geological phenomenon which is essentially unique in the world.  A group of monasteries were built on the pillars, six of which remain standing today. Contributor Rickrayfilms treats us to a spectacular aerial tour of the area, which is considered second in importance only to the Holy Mountain of Athos in its importance to Eastern Orthodoxy.

 
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Crete 2019

PureCreations.pl

Here's a magnificent aerial tour of the Greek island of Crete, compliments of PureCreations.pl. The video features some amazing footage from along the coastline of the island, the Mediterranean's fifth largest. In addition to Crete's stunning beaches (including Balos Beach), the video features bird's eye views of some of the island's other hallmarks, such as its hilltop forts and shipwrecks. Other spots featured include the tiny island of Elafonisi, the capital city Heraklion, and more. This video won DVOW in July, 2019.

 
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Andorra Cinematic Footage | Mavic Pro + Gopro

Karl Veca

Andorra is one of the least well known countries in Europe.  The tiny nation sits in the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains, which form the natural border between Spain and France.  Andorra has a land area of less than 500 square km (about 180 square miles), making it smaller than many cities.  As you'll see in this drone video from Karl Veca, what Andorra lacks in size it makes up for in spectacular mountain scenery. 

 
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Venezia

oliverastrologo

Venice is one of Italy's most well recognized and treasured sights.  The magnificent Rennaissance city in the Veneto region is, unfortunately,  fighting a losing battle against tourism and water encroachment, leading some to fear that its days may be numbered.  In this video, top contributor and drone pilot Oliver Astrologo takes us on an aerial tour of this magical place, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This video is nominated in our Cities & Urban category for the 2nd annual Drone Video Awards.

 
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Athos, The Holy Mountain

Icarus Aerial Filming

In this video, contributor Icarus Aerial Filming gives us a spectacular bird's eye view of the area around Mt. Athos in northern Greece.  In addition to being home to some of the most important Eastern Orthodox monasteries, the fabled mountain (called Holy Mountain) was the site of one of the great bits of luck enjoyed by the Greeks in the Antiquity - the foundering of a Persian fleet off the coast of Athos in 492 BC forestalled an imminent Persian naval invasion of the Greek mainland.   

 
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Valencia Spain in Cinematic High Definition

JustinPoore

Valencia is the third city of Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona.  It is situated around the midway point of Spain's long coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.  The has one of the finest natural harbors in Europe, and it is the biggest port for containerships in the Mediterranean.  Top contributor Justin Poore used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to to make this amazing aerial portrait of the ancient city, the heart of a region by the same name which has a very distinctive culture.

 
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Andalusia in 4K!

hamza_mujtaba

Andalusia is a historical and official region of Spain, its  southernmost.  Andalusia was the center of Muslim (Berber) rule in Spain, which began in the 8th century and didn't fully end until the end of the 15th.  Contributor Hamza_Mujtaba created this epic aerial tour of the region with a drone, which includes aerial footage of Malaga, Almogia, Granada and Cordoba.  Andalusia has been used extensively as a filming location for HBO's Game of Thrones, notably in Seville and Cordoba.

 
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Portugal: On the Edge of the World

Eaglewood Pictures

Eaglewood Films took to the skies along the coast of Portugal to capture its rugged and picturesque landscape in 4K. Once believed to be located on the very edge of the inhabited world, Portugal was one of the first areas of Europe to launch long distance ships, which it then used its to amass one of the world's greatest empires in the 15th and 16th centuries.  This aerial video of the coastline in the Alentejo and Algarve regions will show you why this country has become such a popular destination for tourists and drone pilots alike.  

 
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Santorini

lucaspinhel

Santorini is a small crescent-shaped Greek island in the Aegean Sea, the southernmost of the Cyclades group of over 200 islands (many of which are uninhabited).   It is known for its crisp, white buildings and blue roofs, jutting out from the cliffside towards the azure sea. Top contributor Lucaspinhel, who has over 200k followers on Instagram, uses those blues and whites to his advantage, creating pops of orange, yellow, and red with the beautiful dresses his models wear in this unique drone video.

 
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The Dolomites in 5K: Aerial Cinematic Video

electriclife

Contributor Electriclife created this stunning aerial video of the Dolomite Mountains.  Situated in northeastern Italy, this range is part of the eastern Alps, which have lower altitudes than the western Alps.  While the highest peaks in the Dolomites are a modest 3-3.3k meters (just under 11k ft) they more than make up for their modest altitude by their spectacular limestone rock formations.  Most of the range has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.

 
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Amalfi Coast | Italy | Surprise Honeymoon!

hamza_mujtaba

Italy's Amalfi Coast, a stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea (an extension of the Mediterranean Sea) south of Naples, has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.  As a honeymoon destination, it is hard to beat.  Which is why top contributor Hamza Mujtaba took his wife their for a surprise honeymoon.  Thankfully he also took along his DJI Mavic Pro drone, allowing him to create this epic aerial tour of this Mediterranean paradise in southern Italy.  

 
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Madeira (Volcanic Island) in 4K UHD

XL Creations

Madeira is a group of Portuguese islands located southwest of the mainland in the Atlantic Ocean.  The tip of a giant volcano rising from the ocean floor, it's a popular resort area and is considered to be one of the leading European island destinations, with over a million tourist arrivals per year.  Contributor XL Creations took a four day trip to Madeira with a drone and made this amazing video, which includes aerial footage from Achada do Teixeira, Funchal, Ilheus da Rib, Porto da Cruz, Ribeiro Frio, Seixal, and more.  

 
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Mallorca, Spain - Travel Film

th3venture

Mallorca is the largest of the Ballearic Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea which also includes Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentara.  It features gorgeous seaside villages surrounded by mountains in the west and many beaches and quiet towns on its eastern coast. Top contributor The3venture used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and a ground camera to create a stunning aerial view of amazing Mallorca, which is the top destination island in the entire Mediterranean.

 
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Roadtrip Spain

DomiSchleu

Contributor DomiSchleu's epic roadtrip through Spain allowed him to create this amazing aerial tour of many of these regions.  The video includes amazing aerial footage of several of the country's regions, including Andalusia, Sevile, Murcia, Valencia, and Catalonia.  At the 1:38 mark, you'll see the bullring of Osuna, in Sevile.  This bullring, no longer used as such, was the filming location for a key fight scene (involving dragons, not bulls) in HBO's Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 9.

 
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Tuscany (Italy) by Drone in 4K Cinematic

iOlti Films

When you hear the word “Tuscany” you are immediately flooded with thoughts of rolling hillsides, miles of Italian Cypress trees, historic cities with red rooftops, and (of course) wine. You’ll see all of those Tuscan images in this drone video by iOlti Films. Shot in cinematic, 4K quality on the Mavic 2 Zoom, it is four and a half minutes of pure Tuscan-countryside beauty. Read their description to learn more about the Italian region. This video was a Drone Video of the Week winner in April, 2019.

 
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This is Cyprus

Raf_Neo

Top contributor Raf_Neo created this spectacular aerial tour of his home country of Cyprus, in the eastern Mediterranean.   If you've wondered what Cyprus looks like, this video is for you.  Treat yourself to epic aerial shots of Lara Beach in Pafos, the famous Erdo III shipwreck of of Peyia, the Limassal marina, Kalavassos Tenda, and the town of Lernaca.  The video ends with some great shots of Ayia Napa, the well known beach resort town on the eastern end of the island, the third largest in the Mediterranean.

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