Rare footage from Greek island of Crete at turn of the 20th century (video)

Rare video footage from Crete at the dawn of the 20th century has recently come to light, according to protothema.gr.

The archival pictures are from 1910 and contain cinematic footage, probably shot by French at a time when the island was not yet officially part of the Greek state.

They depict unique animated motion images from Chania, Heraklion and other inland areas, while they also capture everyday life and celebrations such as the Epiphany in front of the Venetian harbour of Kule.

The video was uploaded on Vimeo by Georgios Papadosifos.

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