Drone footage of Greek island is home to Trojan War helmet
We are flying over Kranai Gythio. In the land of this small island it is said that Paris spent its first night and the beautiful thing that Paris and their hero spent their first night. In fact, Paris left behind his helmet hence the island got its name. Helmets. An island next to the port of Gythio, a unique beauty in a truly enchanting landscape. The island of Kranai is connected to Gythio by a bridge. In it you can find one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece. The white octagonal lighthouse is 23 meters high and is first operating in stereo oil and for the first time with oil distillation in the square. A little further away, the imposing Tzanetaki Tower that houses the Historical Ethnological Museum of Mani is nestled in a dense pine forest alongside the church of Agios Petros.
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Two ships meet in the absolute turqoise and the result is breathtaking!
Enjoy a flight over the Strait of Elafonisos, a unique place, with colors reminiscent of... Caribbean! This narrow place makes Elafonisos ... an island and its waters have the ultimate turquoise color that is found only in tropical countries. When the two ships meet in these conditions, the result is enjoyable and simply unique! A few words about Elafonisos: Elafonisos “seduces” anyone who visits it. No matter how many times you come, there will always be something new to discover. The only island of Laconia, at a distance of 500 meters from the opposite coast, is one of the few islands that can be reached by road Elafonisos is an ideal destination for nature lovers with rare flora and fauna. High sand dunes and rare sea cedars adorn all the beaches of the island. Come and get to know the twin beaches of Simos and Sarakinikos which are among the best in the Mediterranean. Discover the secrets that are hidden in the other beaches of the island, each with its own beauty and uniqueness. At Panagia you can enjoy an idyllic sunset, as the sun sets between its islands. Explore the sunken Bronze Age state of Pavlopetri, which sleeps in the depths of the sea and time. Lake Strongyli, a protected wetland in the area, is a refuge for rare species of migratory birds, including flamingos! Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters and let the sea tell you the story of the deer island, connected with seafarers, travelers and pirates who took refuge on the hospitable beaches of the "Smigopelago" island. Travel to the myths that inspired this beautiful place and follow Odysseus on his wandering in the Land of the Cyclops, meet the Three Graces and Aphrodite, Paris and the Beautiful Helen. Cross the picturesque bridge that leads to Agios Spyridonas, a trademark of Elafonisos, and wander the alleys of the island. Follow the suggested routes to learn the secrets of the island or play in the sea with the waves surfing, wind surfing and kite. Accept the hospitality of the warm people of Elafonisos in one of the hotels or rooms for rent. Talk to them and they will tell you wonderful stories from the unique Lafonisi tradition. Try the local flavors of Elafonisos in restaurants and fish taverns or have fun gazing at the sea in one of the dozens of Cafés, Bars and Nightclubs. Elafonisos is waiting for you to give you unforgettable moments and to enchant you!
Συγκλονιστικό βίντεο: Όλα τα ονόματα των δολοφονηθέντων αμάχων (Δίστομο 1944)
Μια θλιβερή πτήση πάνω από έναν τόπο ανείπωτης θηρίωδιας, που αποτελεί μια από τις πιο σκοτεινές σελίδες του Β΄ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου στην Ελλάδα. Πετάμε πάνω από τον λόφο όπου δολοφονήθηκαν 218 άμαχοι, στο Δίστομο Φωκίδας από τις δυνάμεις των Γερμανών Ναζί στις 10/06/1944. Ακολουθούν αναλυτικά τα γεγονότα: Στις 10 Ιουνίου του 1944 ο εικοσιεξάχρονος τότε Φριτς Λάουτενμπαχ, λοχαγός των SS του 2ου λόχου του 1ου τάγματος του 7ου τεθωρακισμένου συντάγματος της αστυνομίας SS, έλαβε διαταγή να μετακινήσει το λόχο του από τη Λειβαδιά προς τα χωριά Δίστομο, Στείρι και Κυριάκι με σκοπό τον εντοπισμό ανταρτών στη δυτική πλευρά του Ελικώνα. Σα δόλωμα οι Γερμανοί είχαν δύο επιταγμένα Ελληνικά φορτηγά γεμάτα με άνδρες των SS μεταμφιεσμένους σε χωρικούς, που προπορεύονταν της κύριας φάλαγγας. Ταυτόχρονα ο 10ος και 11ος λόχος του 3ου τάγματος από την Άμφισσα κατευθύνονταν προς το Δίστομο για να συναντήσουν το 2ο λόχο. Οι τρεις λόχοι συναντήθηκαν χωρίς να έχουν εντοπίσει αντάρτες εκτός από 18 παιδιά που κρύβονταν σε γύρω στάνες. Έξι από τα παιδιά που προσπάθησαν να δραπετεύσουν εκτελέστηκαν. Οι Γερμανοί μπήκαν στο Δίστομο και εκφοβίζοντας τους χωρικούς έμαθαν ότι υπήρχαν αντάρτες στο Στείρι. Ο 2ος λόχος κατευθύνθηκε προς τα εκεί και στη θέση Λιθαράκι, περιοχή του Στειρίου, έπεσε σε ενέδρα ανταρτών του 11ου λόχου του 3ου τάγματος του 34ου συντάγματος του ΕΛΑΣ. Η μάχη του Στειρίου ήταν σκληρή και κράτησε περίπου μέχρι τις δύο το μεσημέρι αναγκάζοντας τους Γερμανούς σε οπισθοχώρηση. Αν και από το χωριό Δίστομο τα Γερμανικά στρατεύματα δε δέχθηκαν κάποια πρόκληση (παρόλο που μεταπολεμικά το ισχυρίστηκαν οι Γερμανοί κατηγορούμενοι της σφαγής), για λόγους αντεκδίκησης ο 2ος λόχος του 8ου Συντάγματος της 4ης Αστυνομικής Τεθωρακισμένης Μεραρχίας Γρεναδιέρων των Ες Ες άρχισε τη σφαγή όσων κατοίκων έβρισκαν στο χωριό. Η μανία τους ήταν τόσο μεγάλη, ώστε δεν ξεχώριζαν από το μακελειό ούτε τα γυναικόπαιδα ούτε τους ηλικιωμένους. Τον ιερέα του χωριού τον αποκεφάλισαν, βρέφη εκτελέστηκαν και γυναίκες βιάστηκαν πριν θανατωθούν. Η σφαγή σταμάτησε μόνον όταν νύχτωσε και αναγκάστηκαν να επιστρέψουν στη Λειβαδιά, αφού πρώτα έκαψαν τα σπίτια του χωριού. Οι εκτελέσεις συνεχίστηκαν και κατά την επιστροφή των Γερμανών στη βάση τους, καθώς σκότωναν όποιον άμαχο έβρισκαν στο δρόμο τους. Οι νεκροί του Δίστομου έφτασαν τους 228, εκ των οποίων οι 117 γυναίκες και οι 111 άντρες, ανάμεσά τους 53 παιδιά κάτω των 16 χρόνων. Η μαρτυρία του απεσταλμένου του Διεθνούς Ερυθρού Σταυρού Eλβετού George Wehrly ο οποίος έφτασε στο Δίστομο μετά λίγες μέρες μιλάει για 600 νεκρούς στην ευρύτερη περιοχή, με πτώματα να κρέμονται ακόμα και από δέντρα περιμετρικά του δρόμου που οδηγεί στο χωριό. Στις 24 Ιουνίου 1944, οι Γερμανοί επανήλθαν και έκαψαν τα σπίτια και τις θημωνιές στα αλώνια του Στειρίου, χωρίς ανθρώπινες απώλειες αφού οι κάτοικοί του είχαν προλάβει να κρυφτούν σε γειτονικές του χωριού δύσβατες περιοχές Ο λοχαγός των SS Φριτς Λάουτενμπαχ (Fritz Lautenbach) είναι ο άνθρωπος που εκτέλεσε την εντολή για τη σφαγή του Διστόμου, ο οποίος και μετά το τέλος της συνέταξε ψευδή αναφορά που ανέφερε ότι οι άνδρες του δέχθηκαν επίθεση "με όλμους, αυτόματα όπλα και τουφέκια από τη μεριά του Διστόμου". Η αναφορά του Lautenbach αμφισβητήθηκε αμέσως καθώς ο Georg Koch, πράκτορας της μυστικής υπηρεσίας, o οποίος συνόδευε επίσης το τάγμα, υπέβαλλε ξεχωριστή αναφορά κατά την οποία βεβαίωσε ότι το τάγμα στην πραγματικότητα έπεσε σε ενέδρα πολλά μίλια έξω από το Δίστομο. Ο Koch προσθέτει επίσης ότι μόνο αφού το τάγμα είχε αποτελεσματικά απωθήσει τους "αντάρτες", έκανε μεταβολή προς το Δίστομο για να διεκπεραιώσει τη σφαγή. Στην ανάκριση που ακολούθησε, ο Λάουτενμπαχ υπερασπίστηκε τις επιλογές του λέγοντας ότι προτίμησε συνειδητά να ακολουθήσει το πνεύμα των διαταγών, παρά το γράμμα. Επίσης, δήλωσε ότι γνώριζε πως η επιλογή του μπορούσε να θεωρηθεί ανυποταξία, ωστόσο ήλπιζε να εγκριθεί εκ των υστέρων, βάσει των ανθρωπιστικών και στρατιωτικών ιδανικών.Σημειώνεται ότι στο στρατοδικείο που ακολούθησε, δεν κλήθηκε κανένας Έλληνας μάρτυρας. Ένας από τους επικεφαλής που θεωρήθηκε επίσης υπεύθυνος για τη σφαγή στο Δίστομο, ο Χανς Τσάμπελ (en:Hans Zampel), μετά το τέλος του πολέμου συνελήφθη στη Γαλλία και εκδόθηκε στην Ελλάδα. Στην πορεία ζητήθηκε η μεταφορά του στη Γερμανία για τις εκεί έρευνες όπου και παρέμεινε. Σύμφωνα με κάποιες πληροφορίες ζει ως σήμερα ελεύθερος. Μέλη του ίδιου συντάγματος είχαν πραγματοποιήσει ένα μήνα μόλις πριν, τη Σφαγή της Κλεισούρας με 273 αμάχους νεκρούς ανάμεσα τους παιδιά και βρέφη. «Αντίκρισα στη μέση του σπιτιού την αδελφή μου ανάσκελα, γυμνή από τη μέση και κάτω. Το φουστάνι της ήταν γυρισμένο προς τα πάνω και σκέπαζε το σχισμένο και κομματιασμένο στήθος της, το πρόσωπό της ήταν παραμορφωμένο, όλο το σώμα της κατακομματιασμένο. Μα το χειρότερο και φρικαλεότερο θέαμα ήταν, όταν από τη στάση του σώματός της κατάλαβα ότι οι Γερμανοί είχαν βιάσει το άψυχο κορμί της. Δίπλα της βρισκόταν το τεσσάρων μηνών κοριτσάκι της λογχισμένο, με σπασμένο το κεφαλάκι του, και στο στόμα του είχε τη ρώγα του στήθους της μάνας του που είχαν κόψει εκείνοι οι κανίβαλοι. Το άλλο κοριτσάκι της, η 6χρονη Ελένη, βρισκόταν στο κατώφλι του σπιτιού μέσα σε μια λίμνη αίματος με βγαλμένα τα σπλάχνα του. Το είχαν ξεκοιλιάσει με μαχαίρι. Το αγόρι της, ο 3χρονος Γιάννης, το βρήκα νεκρό στην αυλή με λιωμένο κεφάλι». — Αφήγηση επιζώντων της σφαγής
Ypati: The city of Greece that welcomes you with a ...tank!
Usually at the entrances of the cities the artists do their best to make elaborate creations with flowers and other artistic elements in order to impress the visitor. But there is a city in Greece that instead of flowers, welcomes you with an M24 Chaffee battle tank of World War II. And in fact, there is an important reason for this, as you will read below. Ypati In Fthiotida region of Greece, is designated as a city of martyrdom because of the atrocity that took place there on Saturday, June 17, 1944. German Nazi troops burned the city to the ground on this sad day. This tank at the entrance of the city, serves as an eternal reminder of these sad times and as a warning so that history will not repeat itself in the future.
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The eerie "Black Hole" in Mani Desert, Greece
We are located in Mani, a historical place, special but also extremely barren. We fly near the village Desert of western Mani, which - as its name suggests - is a vast desert of stones, with only low vegetation. This monotonous landscape, however, is suddenly interrupted by a "Black Hole". And we call it so because it is the only place that does not rise and does not see the hot sun of Mani. We fly over the abyss which is probably called Deep Muse - from the little information available about it. Its vertical "walls" awe and thanks to them and the great depth it has, the ideal conditions are created for a small forest inside. The humidity that is trapped there and the minimal sunshine that enters the abyss feed the unique trees in the area so that they can thrive and compete who will be able to find first above the ground. Definitely worth studying further by speleologists to map and reveal its well-hidden secrets. The dimensions of the "Black Hole" are about 50 x 30 meters and its coordinates are as follows: https://email@example.com,22.3929202,144m/data=!3m1!1e3?entry=yt
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Tsichli Baba: The "vertical" Greek island where Napoleon's nephew was mummified
In this island is mummified the body of Napoleon's philhellene niece, Paul Bonaparte and the fallen Frenchmen of the Battle of Navarino (October 8/20, 1827). Paul Maria Bonaparte (19 February 1809 Canino, Italy - 7 September 1827 Nafplio). He was a prince of the Bonaparte Family, nephew of Napoleon the Great. He was a philhellene and took part in the war of Greek Independence. Paul Bonaparte was the third child of Lucien Bonaparte and his wife Alexandrina de Blessab-Bonaparte. He studied at the University of Bologna. In March 1827, at the age of 18, he left the city secretly from his parents, and went to Ancona from there with a foreign name traveled to Greece to take part in the war for the independence of the Greeks. Pavlos Bonaparte first arrived in the Ionian Islands, later he was in Nafplio with the British Admiral Cochran, who at that time was in charge of the Greek fleet. In Nafplio, the capital of the Greek revolutionaries, he was welcomed by the English Admiral Cochran, commander of the Greek fleet. However, on August 25 / September 6, while cleaning his weapon, he was seriously injured by clumsy handling and died the next day. He was only 19 years old. In Nafplio, rumors circulated that the death of the young Bonaparte was not accidental, since it even came from the ship of Cochran, which the Greeks suspected of serving the interests of Great Britain. However, the American philhellene Samuel Howe, who was an eyewitness of the events, assures that as soon as Cochran learned that the wound was fatal, "he began to walk in the cabin of his tears as a child ...". As it is said, the body of the young Bonaparte was kept for three years in a barrel of rum in the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos Spetses, until it was received by the French Navy. After the liberation, in 1832, the stuffed body of Paul Maria Bonaparte was buried in a mausoleum on the island of Sfaktiria, near the French sailors who fell in the Battle of Navarino. Text: Giannis Makris
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Abandoned island of dreams in Greece is totally destroyed
Enjoy a flight over the Island of Dreams or Pezonisi in Evia, a place with great prospects, but lost along the way. Just two hours from Athens there is an unknown, deserted island with deep blue, heavenly waters, wide sandy beaches, and tall, lush trees. Next to Eretria in Evia, a small island became known in the 60's as the "Island of Dreams" and attracted visitors from all over the country, who wanted to enjoy moments of tranquility near the lush vegetation. The most impressive thing about this abandoned paradise today is the fact that you can reach the island on foot, since it is connected by a small strip of land with Evia. That is why they call it Pezonisi. The island looks like an extension of the port and its beaches are blue and crystal clear. 3 decades ago in Pezonisi there was a big hotel and many restaurants, but for many years the facilities have been abandoned for bureaucratic reasons. However, anyone can get there, walk and enjoy swimming in crystal clear, unspoiled waters. In the late 60's Pezonisi was an attraction for visitors from all over Greece and the world. After the change of government and after a tender, the land was given for use to the company Rest Club AE, which invested hundreds of thousands of euros in equipment. Around 2008, however, the company handed over the property after the eviction of the Municipality of Eretria. The information states that the tenant left because it turned out that there had been no previous public tender and in fact a direct assignment was made with a rent of 100,000 euros per semester. The property has been unsolicited since 2008, while a proposal for the development of the island made by the Greek-American businessman Lambros Angelopoulos, "stuck" in the incredible bureaucracy and the controversy between the municipality and ETAD, which finally in 2012 forbade to proceed with proceedings exploitation without its permission. Thus the island remains untapped.
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Secret Greek island only has one exotic beach
Are we flying over the Caribbean? No, we are in Sapienza, Messinia, southwest of Methoni. It's an island exotic and unique in many ways. Sapienza is the second largest island of the Messinian Oinousses after Schiza. It is located off the southwest coast of Messinia, opposite Methoni and is a verdant island with rare flora. It has an area of 9 sq.km. and according to the 2001 census, it has a population of 7 inhabitants. Administratively it belongs to the Municipality of Pylos - Nestoros, while in the period 1999 -2010 it belonged to the Municipality of Methoni. Southwest of Sapienza is the deepest point of the Mediterranean, known as the moat or well of Oinousses, with a depth of 5,121m. The highest point of the island is 219m. Access to the island is made by tourist boats departing from Methoni. Sapienza is located on the important sea route that connects Italy with the Middle East. There have been several shipwrecks on its shores, some of which carried particularly significant cargo, of great value today for archeology. One of the wrecks contained the columns from the large peristyle that Herod had built in Caesarea, Palestine in the 1st century AD. century, while another contained important Roman sarcophagi. In the southern part of the island there is a lighthouse built in 1885. It has a height of 8 meters and a focal height of 110 meters. The lighthouse was built at the request of Queen Victoria of England. Today it is electrified with photovoltaic systems. Sapienza has a beach in its northern part, opposite Methoni, which is called Ammos. The name Sapienza is of Italian origin and means wisdom. From 1209 the island came under the control of the Venetians as well as the entire southern coastline of Messinia. During the 3rd Venetian-Turkish War it was an anchorage of the Turkish and Venetian fleets. After the liberation of Greece, it became Greek territory. However, it was challenged by England during the Parkerians, when the relations between Greece and England became tense. England claimed the island during this period as part of the Ionian Islands, which belonged to it at the time. The island has remained almost uninhabited in recent decades but showing a very small population in recent censuses. The island includes rare evergreen forests. Shrubs of Mediterranean plants, such as arbutus or spruce in Sapienza are found in tree form and form a dense forest. An area of 240 acres of the Sapienza forest has been officially declared a natural monument. The island is home to a significant population of Cretan chamois, known as kri-kri.
This islet in Greece ...oddly looks like Cyprus
There is a place in Greece that is incredibly similar to Cyprus. It is not a cosmopolitan place, nor a place with a lot of tourism. Its only permanent residents are the ... gulls. We fly over the island of Glaros, in the area of Marathia, Laconia, a place that from above and unexpectedly looks incredibly similar to Cyprus. It is one of the ... strange things in Greece. This otherwise ... insignificant island is located near famous parts of Laconia, such as Elafonisos. Just 500 meters separate it from the beautiful beach of Marathias which is a beautiful summer destination due to the golden sand and its large area. If you visit the area, do not forget to take a look from the beach at ... "Cyprus" of Laconia, this beautiful and lonely island. Enjoy the flight!
"Sourza Bout": Dive into the endless blue of the Aegean Sea, just 2 hours from Athens
If you listened to "Surza Bout" we would think that it is some ... slogan or some mocking phrase. Surely your mind would not go to the fact that it is a beach in South Evia, very close to the village of Zarakes Evia (coordinates at the end of the text), made for ... shipwrecks and rubinsons. So we fly over the "Surza Booth" (ie fine sand in Arvanitika) which justifies its name, as these are two coves that are joined by fine sand, which ends in a high dune. To its right there is a large cave that can accommodate at least 30 people and offers deep shade throughout the day. To the left there are some rocks that create a small pool, where the water is always calm and the sand thick and very soft. On the east side there is a third beach with beautiful color, but stony. To access the beach requires 2 hours drive from Athens to Zarakon Beach and then for access to Surza Bout there are 3 options: A) By boat (3 minutes distance) from Zarakon Beach. B) On foot (800 meters walking). To the right of Zarakon Beach starts a path that reaches the beach (attention: there is a small difficult part - a steep descent to the end of the route). C) By canoe from Zarakon Beach. Position: 38 ° 18'59.2 "N 24 ° 13'54.9" E
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Drone captures totally unique phenomena from hidden Greek beach
We fly over a special beach in the area of Methoni, Messinia, surrounded by many strange and oddevents. It is very similar in shape and layout to the famous Voidokilia, however, although it communicates with the sea through a narrow channel, it is ugly in color (brown) and insignificant, as few people know it and we present it for the first time right here. There is a strange marking on the left side of stones (probably of human origin) along with the initials "A.U.T.". The significance of all this is unknown. The origin of its name: "The lake of Papa".
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Drone captures most exotic sheepfold in world
Enjoy this drone footage over a beautiful, exotic beach in the Nimborio area of Evia, which is only 40 minutes (by sea) or about 2 hours (by road) from Athens. The place is incredibly gifted. A windless, large, deep cove with shallow sand throughout its depth that deepens smoothly, with a rich seabed of sea anemones that hide when facing humans and many species of fish such as red mullet and tongues. The beach is enjoyed by sheep, not people. Instead of sunbeds, there are drywalls and trees for these nice four-legged animals to sit under.
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Greek drone footage captures eerie Turkish shipwreck in exotic waters
We fly over an eerie but also beautiful landscape. A Turkish merchant ship, Captain Ismail Haki, has sunk near one of the most dangerous capes in Greece, Cape Malia or Cape Malea. The point where it has "tilted" forever is covered with off-white sand, giving a deep turquoise color that gives a magical result to the already special setting. Coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/EAKRGoGLB64RZaWP7 A few words about the shipwreck: As Mr. Costas Ladas writes: "In the bay of Agia Marina, near Kavo Malia, in Laconia, northeast of Cape Zovolo, sits the cargo ship" Kaptan Ismail Hakki ". A 30-meter boat carrying 578 tons of iron ore seasonal. The ship, for unknown reasons until today, sank on January 30, 1978, almost 100 meters from the shore, at a depth of 12 meters. It belonged to the Deval Shipping Group and was named after the second owner of the company, Ismail Haki, who, when he took over the company in 1952, brought a modern era to the Turkish merchant fleet, converting all of his company's steamships to diesel. Probably, "Kaptan Ismail Hakki" was the first Turkish to be converted to diesel. The story goes that thanks to the observation of a shepherd who was there at that very time, in Agia Marina, there were no casualties from the shipwreck. The shepherd lit fires on the only sandy beach in the area, in order to direct the shipwrecks there, thus saving them from their impact on the rocks of Kavomallia. The shipwrecked, as a sign of gratitude to the shepherd for their salvation, donated their boat to the farmers of the area. The route to reach the beach of Agia Marina, where we will dive, starts from Naples in the direction of Agios Nikolaos. Then to Profitis Ilias, and just before the end of the asphalt, we enter on the left a dirt road quite passable, for conventional cars, to the Petrified Forest. After the forest and just before we reach the church of Agia Marina, we follow the right dirt road that leads to an alley where is the end of our route. - Special care is needed when preparing us on land, in moving both our own and our equipment, due to the sharp rocks that are around. Fortunately at the edge of the cape there are small stairs that facilitate our entry and exit into the water. - At a distance of 100 meters from the shore and in a straight line with the natural stream that has been created on the rocks by the sea, the iron carcass of the ship is sunk with its left side on the sandy bottom, with its stern looking at the land and the bow the open sea. The maximum depth reaches 12 meters and the minimum 4 meters, making the shipwreck accessible to scuba divers of all levels, as well as free divers ". Today it offers an excellent spectacle both from the air and for diving.
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Drone captures exotic Greek basketball court with stunning views
Did you know that in Greece you can play basketball next to the absolute turquoise, overlooking the sea and surrounded by fine sand? We fly over the Strait of Elafonisos, where a surprise awaits us. A basketball court built literally by the sea and on the beach. We do not know who had the idea, but certainly the result is impressive and original. Elafonisos does not stop surprising us with its beauties. A few facts about the island: Elafonisos is located in the prefecture of Laconia and is the southern tip of the Peloponnese. Elafonisos Island is located between the Malea Peninsula and Kithyra and is a hub on the sea route from north to west (east coast of Peloponnese, Italy) and from north to south or east (Crete, Egypt, etc), therefore holds a major strategic position in the wider maritime space. The geographical boundaries of Elafonisos include the land and the beach of Pounta (opposite the island) where most of the agricultural crops of Elafonissos are located, but also the extremely important wetland, Lake Strongyli. The opposite coast of Pounta, the islet that mediates, Pavlopetri, the islands of Panagia Kasella, Lepto island and Prasonisi, as well as the islet of Aglyftis are the land part of Elafonisos. Elafonisos used to be a peninsula (ancient name of Onou Gnathos). The neck that connected it to the opposite shore was cut off and thus the island was formed. The neck has been changed until today in a 500m channel. and depth up to 3m. Recognized independent settlements of Elafonisos are Kato Nisi and Kapari (census 1991), Pounta and Lefki (census 2001). Punta, located on the opposite coast, is about 550m from the island. Elafonisos is about 49 km from Molaous, 4 nautical miles from Kithyra with which it is separated from the Strait of Elafonisos and about 27 nautical miles from Gythio. Elafonisos has a total area of 22 sq.m. km (18 sq. km inside the island and 4 sq. km outside it) and a total perimeter of 31.2 km.
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Epic drone view of a dangerous, hollow mountain in Greece
The sign reads: "Caution! Danger! Invisible ditches" and this means that one step can be ... fatal. We fly over the mountain of Attica which ... it is better to see it only from above as the walk in it is extremely dangerous. The depth of the main well reaches 100 meters! At the beginning and until the middle of the last century, an extremely precious metal, iron, was produced in this place. We read about it in "urbanspeleology.blogspot.com": The Italian-made iron mines of Grammatikos belonged to the Soutsos family, while the testimony of a local elderly man also tells us about an English company. They started operating around 1880 with endless length galleries on various levels, deep vertical wells, bridges, while the network of the railway line that started from the site, reached -according to different sources- to Ramnounta, Sesi or Limniona. transporting the ore to the ships. The systematic operation of the facilities must have been abandoned around 1920, as their operation was deemed unprofitable. According to others, they operated until 1930, while the locals say that in the years of occupation (1940) people and property fled the railway line, except for ore. Therefore, according to the testimonies, the mines may have been used occasionally during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, while they operated regularly in the 1910s, which is confirmed by inscriptions engraved on the bottom of a large well of the facility, which proves the presence of people there. certainly until 1914 ".
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Drone view of a unique beach in the remote Greek island of Samos
Potami beach is one of the most brautifulbeaches of Samos. It is located near Karlovasi but is visited by many tourists besides the locals. They are very clean and the natural landscape is unique. Above the beach there is a large gorge, which at a distance of 1 km. on foot will take you to the arms of numerous waterfalls (many bathe in them), to a forgotten Genoese Castle that dominates the gorge and the absolute greenery and coolness. From here you can go to the beaches of Mikro and Megalo Seitani, which is a "trademark" of Samos. The sunset on the beach is beautiful and worth seeing. Near the beach there is the church of Metamorphosis, a church of special architecture in which many weddings and baptisms take place, as the view and the surrounding landscape is unique. Enjoy the flight!
Evia: The double-sided lover's cove of Greece
Enjoy a flight over an unknown, deserted beach in Evia, for quiet situations ... We fly over Agios Vassilios beach, very close to the huge and noisy beach of Agia Anna in North Evia. It is accessible by dirt road with a walk about 15 minutes from the nearest asphalt or 30 minutes from the port of Agali. It is a double beach, where when there is a wave on one side, there is calm on the other. It is a secluded place where you definitely need supplies if you visit. The place where you park the car is at a distance of 700 meters from the beach, at the point where the cement paving ends. From there there is a walk on an uneven dirt road and at the end there is a steep path. If you carry a lot of things it will be very difficult to return. The view and the beach is amazing and due to the relative difficulty of access, it is the ideal "shelter" for lovers and couples. Not suitable for young children unless they go by sea. Enjoy the flight and enjoy another special and beautiful corner of our Greece. Coordinates: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,23.4436907,137m/data=!3m1!1e3
Jaw-dropping drone footage discovers exotic secret in Argolis, Greece
It has no name, but it has incredible, exotic beauty. A special spot along an otherwise rocky coastline, which looks like it came from a tropical place. And yet ... it is located in Argolida, near the village of Koilada (coordinates at the end of the article). The white sand creates incredible colors that characterize tropical exotic paradises. Few know the point as they are literally in the "middle of nowhere". Accessible from the nearby rocky shore and by boat and ideal for young people and couples, it is a place in Argolida where we swam and felt that we were in ... Cuba. An excellent proposal for solitary, exotic dives, near the Argolida Valley, at 2 and a half hours from Athens. Coordinates: https://email@example.com,23.1094642,178m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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Drone footage captures Greek beach with sandy dunes and clear water
This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Peloponnese, Greece with tourism consisting mainly of Europeans (mostly Germans and Italians). It is not so well known to Greeks. This is Golden Coast Beach and Loutra Kyllini Beach. It is only a few kilometers from the village of Kastro Kyllini and in some parts of it there are numerous very expensive, luxury hotels that have hosted and are hosting TV shows. This is a vast beach at 5km long! The shallow waters and the golden, fine sand make it ideal for families with children. Nearby are the Roman baths with thermal properties from volcanic springs.
Kolosourtis Highway: A legendary road full of U-turns
The old national road Argos-Tripolis, which was marked with consecutive thirty or more turns on the barren masses of Ktenias to its col, Palialona, is one of the most famous roads in Greece, the only communication formerly with the central Peloponnese, known as Kolosourtis, passing through Ahladokambos to end up in Tripoli. The terrible "Kolosourtis" gives us its ascent of one of the most enchanting views of Argolida as we see from above to the Argolic Gulf and Nafplio. In the middle of the ascent in the wilderness of the landscape high in the saddle a deserted picturesque country center and a demolished fortress of the German occupation. Kolosourtis was once the largest road carmaniola in Greece. In its original design it included all the goodies: it was very narrow, it had 180 degree turns glued to the cliff with a sloping slope and slippery road, it had no signage, it had no bars, and from here all the traffic to Tripoli and southern Peloponnese passed, since it was the only road. When it rained or snowed, only the lucky ones managed to pass him without an accident. The dozens of iconostasis set up at the scene of the accidents had formed a sad ensemble resembling a cemetery. Today, however, this is not the case. After the delivery of the new national road Corinth-Tripoli to traffic, all trucks and most cars go from there and the road of Ahladokambos has little traffic. In addition, it was redesigned from the beginning, widened, acquired bars, markings, correct cornering inclinations, and most importantly, an incredible non-slip road. Now Kolosourtis can now be renamed "Pear Speed Track"! Wear your good tires, adjust your suspensions and come to scratch your cheeks on the most enjoyable road for sporty driving in Greece! The same wonderful situation continues after the col of Agia Paraskevi to Tripoli, except that the road has much less and not so closed turns. Total kilometers of the "track", about 40. At eleven kilometers of turns, an opening to the plain of Ahladokambos, between Ktenia and Partheni, is deleted to the south. On the right, a 4 km road between barren mountainous areas leads to Nera, where the village of Palioskafidaki was located. There are springs and plane trees and an old Byzantine church rebuilt by expatriates. A small cool oasis, where the big festival of Ahladokambos, Agia Paraskevi took place, with a lot of food, feasting, song and dancing. In this area are placed the ancient "Keghreai", to the right of "Trochos", the road that led from Argos to Tegea on the heights of the plateau of Isia. A path above Daoulis the inn, a few meters south of the fork to the Waters, leads to some traces of the ancient Kechrei, polygonal walls and various ruins.
The perfect anti-covid pool-style secret beach
We fly over a unique beach that is like a small pool, as the greenery and the rocks that surround it create a small, windless lake-pool that invites you to taste its waters, which are crystal clear and very clear. Access by road: Going to Pili and Vlachia, and passing the latter, you reach a point by car and continue on foot from a path. If you have a boat the access is much easier starting from the beach of Makry Gialos. No matter where you go, the beach will reward you. The locals know it as Steno Flax and Vathihandako. Coordinates: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,23.6723184,531m/data=!3m1!1e3
The eerie "desert" with the mysterious cyclopean rocks, on the edge of Greece
At this time due to Covid-19 many of us feel isolated in our homes. One way to get out of this routine is to travel mentally through our screens to places waiting for us to explore as soon as possible. Enjoy a relaxing flight over a place that exudes complete isolation, solitude, relaxation and mystery. We fly over the area of Agios Nikolaos in Laconia, near Kavo Malea, the legendary cape with the turbulent sea. There, in a large area, only a few bushes grow and the ground is rocky, mysteriously, there are huge rocks that weigh many tons literally "in the middle of nowhere", which can not be moved by human hand. The conclusions are yours and we hope to soon enjoy again the diversity of Greek nature up close.
Magnesite: The unknown "gold" that looks like ...snow. Used in the construction of airplanes
Did you know that in Greece, in only two areas (in Northern Evia and in the area of Gerakini near Thessaloniki) there is a rock that looks like snow and is pure "gold" for the economy and industry? We fly over North Evia, to a mountain that resembles fresh snow but is… white stone. White stone or magnesite is white, relatively soft, absorbent and chemically inert. It is used as a raw material for the production of magnesium. Magnesium is a metal used in the manufacture of light alloys for aircraft fuselages, jet engine components, missiles and missiles, cameras and optical instruments. As magnesium burns with a surprisingly bright white light, it is used in fireworks and other forms of pyrotechnics, such as flares. In industries such as: In the steel industry, in the industry of sulfuric acid, sugar, fertilizers, glass, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. As a filler in the production of paints, paper, plastics and tires. In the production of refractory materials and special refractories such as: Chromium-magnesiums with the addition of refractory chromite (Cr2O3 + Al2O3 57% and Cr2O3 30%). These refractories are widely used in the lining of interior surfaces of ovens. In metallurgy, especially in the production of industrial alloys: Electronic metals with 90% Mg and 10% Al, Zn, Mn and other elements Magnolia with 10-30% Al and 90-70% Mg Duralumin with 0.5-2% Mg and the rest Al and a little Si In the neutralization or retention of pollutants Caustic magnesium is used as a raw material for the manufacture of refractories. It is also used in the chemical industry, as a chemical accelerator, in the manufacture of tires, in piping, in agriculture as a soil improver, in the production of animal feed and fertilizers, in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries and as a fire retardant in cables and electrical appliances. At the same time, it has many applications in environmental technology, such as in the removal of heavy metals, in the management - inactivation of industrial waste and acid effluents, in the stabilization of solid waste and in the treatment of contaminated soils with heavy metals. Bipolar magnesia is considered to be highly refractory and is mainly used in the manufacture of refractory bricks. It is also used as an insulating material for tubular resistors, in magnesium phosphate cements and in cable insulation.
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Rare drone view of the place where Hercules completed his labour: "The Stymphalian Birds"
Stymfalia is a swampy lake in mountainous Corinth. It is located on a plateau at an altitude of 600 meters between the mountains Kyllini and Oligyrtos. It retains water mainly during the winter months and its area reaches 3.5 sq.km. The depth of the Lake in the places where it is permanently covered by water ranges from 2 / 2.5 meters in the Spring and about half (0.5) meter in the beginning of Autumn. Lake Stymfalia is associated with the sixth feat of Hercules who in the area faced the Stymfalides Hens. Hercules managed to lure the hens out of the dense vegetation of the lake, thanks to the copper rattlesnakes given to him by the goddess Athena. Then Hercules succeeded the hens that were revealed with his arrows. The Arcadian city of Stymfalos was built near the shores of the lake. In Roman times the emperor Hadrian built an aqueduct with which he supplied Corinth with water from the lake. Phoxinellus stymfalicious fish, which is endemic to the lake, survives in the lake. Its characteristic is that it has the ability to survive when the lake dries, immersed in the thick layer of mud that is created. Migratory birds also find refuge in the lake and for many of them the lake is a breeding ground
Exotic drone footage of the largest beach in Athens, Greece
Just 45 minutes from Athens International Airport, we fly over Schinias Beach, a really beautiful and spacious beach of Athens. Kilometers of golden sand combine with a unique ecosystem and pine forest and create what is called "Schinias National Park". The area is a popular destination for the residents of Athens during the summer months and from the video it is very easy to understand why. A few words about the area: Schinias or Schinias is a coastal area of northeastern Attica and a small settlement. It is located at the northeastern end of the plain of Marathon, in the coastal zone, and has one of the largest beaches in Attica. In the area of Schinias, swamps are formed which are an important wetland. Schinias also has one of the largest pine forests in Greece (Schinias together with the forest of Strofilia in Achaia and the forest Koukounaria in Skiathos are the most important pine forests in Greece). From time to time it has been used for filming (eg in 1971 in the film Abuse of Power with Nikos Kourkoulos, where the film finale takes place in Schinias and in 2008 in the film I4 - Loofah and Discharge, where the camp on the island of plot, located in the forest of Schinias) Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou loved the beach of Schinias and often started his day with a swim there, very early in the morning before going to his office. Enjoy the flight!
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