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We are in Phalasarna, at the western end of Crete, the largest Greek island.

The ancient city of Phalasarna was built at the beginning of the 6th century BC, at Cape Kastri, on the Gambousa peninsula. The archeological site includes the citadel, the port and the cemetery.

The filmmaker makes a stop on the ring road, on his way to the archeological site and shows us from afar Kastri and below it, we can see the sandy beach. Then, with a panoramic shot, we see the plain above the beach as a woman from the group passes in front of the camera.

In the next shots we watch the "throne" of Phalasarna, which was probably dedicated to Astarte, a deity of the Phoenicians and protector of the seamen, as two people approach it and look at it.

Afterwards, we see shots of the citadel, which was built in the 4th century BC and included two temples and various public buildings, it was, also, surrounded by fortifications with defensive towers and bastions, the ruins of which the filmmaker shows us.

Then, we follow the path of the woman of the filmmaker’s group of friends, who heads to the beach of Phalasarna. A young man stands on the rocks that surround the sandy beach, while an older one goes down to the shore.

The film closes with shots from the few swimmers as they enjoy the sun and the sea.


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Chatzidakis Georgios

HD (1440x1080)



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