Excellent Google Earth tour of 1825 Greek Independence battle

The tour features in Google Earth can be an excellent way to show historical events. A great example of that is with the various tours that Colin Hazelhurst created to show Captain James Cook’s exploration of Australia, or Peter Olsen’s tour that showed the fateful voyage of the Costa Concordia.
Dimi Christopoulos recently sent us a tour that he created that showcases a historical battle that took place near his village during the Greek Independence fight in 1825 against the Turks.


The site is completely in Greek, but the tour is amazing. It features various overlays, music, voiceovers and images. Even in a foreign language (to me), I was able to follow most of the action. It’s very well done and I encourage you to view the full tour on his site.
Great work Dimi!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Colin Hazlehurst says:

    Thanks for featuring my work again on this blog. The Captain Cook tour has been migrated to run in the Google Earth plug-in at: http://www.hazelhurst.net/Cook where much of it has been improved by the use of TourMaker (my version not Paul van Dinther’s!).
    I am also close to completing an animation of Joshua Slocum’s ‘Sailing Alone Around the World’ at: http://www.hazelhurst.net/Slocum
    Colin Hazlehurst

  2. Hi
    thanks for featuring my work. I have to mention that I did not rely on TourMaker or any other library because I wanted complete control. For everyone who wishes to try something similar these tutorials were extremely helpful.
    If you wish to link to the main site which will always feature the current location of this tour (in case it moves location in the future) its
    There is also a Google Maps tourist info app about interesting places near the location of the battle. (Again in Greek i am afraid).

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