Just out of proper musical etiquette - why not have Greek music background? Y'know, sort of bouzouki and guitar, Theotakis stuff?
Great question, Dennis!
Generally, I think just slapping Zorba the Greek-type stuff on everything can be a bit samey, even a bit patronising. Like if a Greek person visited England and only put The Beatles She Loves You on everything, or visited Scotland and had bagpipes on every video.
Specifically, when I went in 2017, towards the end of our holiday this song came on my DAP and the song reflected perfectly how I felt about the island, and how it felt to be leaving, not knowing when I'd return. In this time of cancelled holidays, and being stuck in the house, all the more so. If I'd won the lottery last night I still couldn't hop on a plane and visit. At the best of times I have a longing for the island, and at the moment even more than ever. So that music reflects how I feel, as opposed to being reflective of the island itself.
By the way, that song is available in many versions. A live version appeared a few years ago, which is my favourite rendition. Unfortunately, the crowd noise makes it unsuitable as background music to such a video. However, I have a friend who's a studio sound engineer, who has the technology and ability to remove the crowd, and that what you're hearing there.
I got him to do it especially for this video.
You can hear the original here. Note the clapping at just after 0:50. Note how that's missing from the Skiathos video (it would be at around 0:15).
Well, YM, I've just played it (first time I stopped it quick!) with volume very low and I have to say it tugged at my innards - not the sound, the photos, a very good selection. I did occasionally wish some shots lasted a bit longer because I really liked them.
It makes me wish I took more - I don't do many and yet my iPhone has excellent quality and large storage capacity, plus I store them in the sky too. But I find it a little difficult to use them from the sky, no folders and heaven only knows the sequence in which they are stored.
We isolate ourselves, so that when we get back together, no one is missing