Enjoy a choice selection of videos about the Municipality of Chania in western Crete.
Xania the Crossroad of Civilizations - Chania Old and New Town(Nea Chora)- The Culinary Institute of America
The Prefacture of Chania's Alternative Tourism - The Minoans Ancient Civilization on the Greek island of Crete
Hollywood comes to Chania!
Storyline: 1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester’s affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester’s jealousy and paranoia… Currently on film location in Chania Harbour, western Crete!
“The Two Faces Of January” will have an international release on December 18th 2013.
Who could possibly forget this iconic film scene? Shot entirely on location in the Municipality of Chania, back in 1964. The video clip below is the classic scene from the film depicting the hero’s.
Zorba a loveable Greek rogue portrayed by actor Anthony Quinn (shown) and ‘Basil’ played by (Alan Bates) a half-English half-Greek writer who has been raised in Britain and bears all the hallmarks of an uptight, middle-class Englishman. As they dance the (Sirtaki) on Stavros Beach, Akrotiri.