• Short Summary

    Travelogue extolling the virtues of Thasos Island in Greece.

  • Description

    Thasos Island, Greece.

    Beaches and scenic views of the island. Narrator states that the island has been "by-passed by the holiday-making throngs" and the peacefulness of the island is emphasised. Narrator speaks of how many other Greek islands have opened themselves up to tourists. Thasos is changing though, "the tourists have found it at last".

    Village scenes. Donkeys in the streets, goats being herded along a country road, man washing a melon at a well, beehives made from basket work.

    There is a breeze of change in the island air. A new industry has come to Thasos. Bricks are being made in a primitive way. Various processes involved in building new villas and hotels to house to tourists.

    Narrator questions whether this is progress or sacrilege. Sabena aircraft arrives and holidaymakers walk into the airport. Shots of beach side housing seen from a boat.

    Locals and visitors step down from a ferry. Cars are driven off. Livestock are led off. Fishermen mend nets on the quayside. Scenic shots of the island then footage of some tents close to the beach. Various shots of holidaymakers on the beach. Some nice chunky girls! M/S of girls splashing around in the sea. Good holiday footage. Girl stands on the top of a sand dune and beckons up her boyfriend. They then disappear over the top and walk onto the beach. "It hasn't been ruined - it is still a paradise" the narrator promises us.

    Note: interesting picture of how tourism is changing a secluded island.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:12:00 / 01:50:12:00
    CP 525

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