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There are many excellent TV documentaries about
ancient Greece that are worth watching before you embark on your trip
to Greece. They provide you with valuable historical, archaeological
information and excellent video footage of the places to visit and what
to look for when
traveling in Greece.
The Lost Worlds episode called Atlantis is an excellent documentary
about Crete and Santorini. I’ve watched this episode several
times. It tries to prove the possibility that ancient Thira (Santorini)
was the lost civilization of Atlantis as described by Plato. They
specifically mention that there may have been a town in the area of
what is now Nea Kameni. In ancient times it would have been a large and
inhabitable circular island that nobody realized was actually a
volcano. The inhabitants of Ancient Thira circa 1500 BC probably never
knew what a volcano was, anyway.
Around 1500 BC, this volcano erupted and subsequently destroyed this
town and the entire civilization that flourished on Santorini. Whether
or not this is true, the program provides the viewer with some
compelling insight as to why Santorini could have been Atlantis.
Besides the correlation that may exist between Atlantis and Santorini,
this documentary provides amazing footage of the landscape of Santorini
as well as footage of ancient Akrotiri. One of the ancient towns on
Santorini that flourished and thrived till the massive volcanic
eruption that buried this town and destroyed the civilization on this
island. The cameras also take you into the tiny portion Akrotiri that
has been excavated so far showing you multi-storied buildings with its
own plumbing system and the narrow alleys.
This program also examines the consequences of the massive Santorini
volcanic eruption on the neighboring Minoan civilization of Crete,
explaining that it eventually caused the downfall of the Minoan
civilization there. The program specifically looks at the palace
complex at Knossos. It takes you inside the palace, shows you in detail
how it was built and how advanced the technology that they used was for
their time. I’m talking about their methods of construction
and their abundance of flowing water and their plumbing system. The
video footage of this palace is amazing.
In my opinion, I feel it is worth watching this documentary for the
video footage and the historical information that it presents about
Santorini and Crete.