Be prepared to be wowed by the beauty, uniqueness and sheer splendor of Greece when new TV series, My Greek Odyssey, commences on Sunday, March 24, screening across Australia on Channel 7 and very soon it will also be televised across the world!
Hosted by Greek Australian Peter Maneas, the 13-part travel series will take viewers to some of the most spectacular and unique islands in Greece. But don’t be mistaken in thinking My Greek Odyssey is just another travel show – this journey is far from ordinary!
Peter has sailed his super yacht Mia Zoi (translated from Greek meaning One Life) amongst the Saronic and Ionian Islands, visiting fascinating destinations including Hydra, Spetses, Corfu, Zakynthos and Kythira. Throughout the series, he visits some jaw-dropping, colourful sites as well as little-known gems that rarely get a mention. Along the way he explores the rich history, culture and cuisine of Greece and meets some truly unique people.
“Being of Greek heritage myself, I just love Greece so much,” he said. “I’ve been travelling there since I was 10 years old. I spent six months living there when I was a child and it changed my life. Over the years, whenever my wife and I visited, she’d take little videos of me where I’d describe the sights. That gave me the idea to put together a show where I could share all these amazing places that I love to visit with other people.”
“Every island has its own personality, so the diversity is endless, Peter said. “For instance, the 17sqkm island of Oinousses is home to 30 shipping families and is completely unique. Most people look at Greece and think of the usual top destinations of Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Crete and Athens. They forget about all the other islands. I really wanted to show people that there’s so much more to experience. Greece has also been through some tough economic times in recent years and yet it’s beauty, weather, architecture and warmth of the people hasn’t changed. It’s still totally worth visiting.”
This is a high-quality production made with passion by Peter and his production team from The Rusty Cage. My Greek Odyssey has already been licensed to 42 countries and will be reaching out to millions of viewers in the year ahead.
In this first series of My Greek Odyssey, viewers are welcomed aboard his boat Mia Zoi (One Life) and taken on a cinematic exploration of the Saronic and Ionian Islands, including Hydra, Spetses, Corfu, Zakynthos and Kythera (Peter’s ancestor island ). Across the 13 one-hour episodes viewers will see some of the most exciting and colourful destinations in the Mediterranean, as well as little-known gems that most people have never heard of.
Produced by top TV production company The Rusty Cage, My Greek Odyssey, commences on Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 pm on Channel 7 and will run for 13 one-hour long episodes.
*Watch the promo video here-