This year you sit comfortably on your couch with a Christmas drink and you listen to the most popular and traditional Greek carols by clicking on the different regions on Greece’s map. Of course, we would all prefer to go outside and sing the carols from door to door but I guess this seems impossible this year.
Sailing the Ionian Greek island
This video about sailing was made by Ryan Clark as a birthday present to his granddad, the skipper of their sailing trip to the Ionian Greek islands (νησιά Ιονίου) of Kefallonia (Κεφαλονιά) and Ithaca (Ιθάκη). Definitely one of the best videos we have seen about Greece, its pure beauty and its colours. The music is also perfect, as a cinematic effect. Once you start watching it you will get that nostalgic feeling when summer holidays are over.
Winner of “Vimeo Staff Pick” December 2014
Winner of “VOTD Video of the Day” January 2015
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Keep Shelly in Athens. We discovered “Keep Shelly in Athens” about one year ago, at the Zero Festival. Zero Festival takes place every summer next to magical Ziros Lake with sports activities, live bands and other shows. They started playing music just after the sunset. Their music and the colors of the sky created an atmosphere that we are never going to forget.
Their style is chillwave, downtempo and this track is our favourite one. We wish you a lazy Saturday noon.
Gaitanaki is a traditional Greek dance and singing, custom of the Greek carnival. One person holds the pole and 12 dancers hold each one of the 12 coloured ribbons that are fixed on the top of the pole and hang from it. Tradition says that the 12 ribbons symbolize the 12 months of the year.
The dance goes as follows: Each dancer passes under the next dancer’s ribbon, thus creating a circle. The result is a beautiful colourful braid created on the pole. But surely is not that easy as it sounds.
A brilliant video that will leave you breathless.