My Greek Odyssey is a landmark Television series that takes viewers to some of the most spectacular and unique islands in Greece. But don’t go thinking it’s just another travel show – This is far from the ordinary!
My Greek Odyssey is centred around the charismatic and larger-than-life character of Peter Maneas. His story is a rags to riches tale, having been born to Greek migrants that settled in Australia over 50 years ago with nothing but their suitcases. From these humble beginnings, Peter has built himself a highly successful business and is now the proud owner of a superyacht called “Mia Zoi” (One Life). Peter’s philosophy is ‘We only live once, so get the most out of your life, no matter what!’ His passion for adventure and excitement is matched by the desire he has to share his experiences with others, from family and friends, to the viewing audience.
In this exciting program Peter will cruise in his yacht throughout the Greek Islands, focusing on places that rarely get a mention in mainstream media and exploring the rich history, culture, cuisine and unique people he meets along the way. My Greek Odyssey will entertain, educate and inspire viewers to make the Greek Islands their next holiday destination!
Series one takes us on an exploration of the Saronic and Ionian Islands, including Hydra, Spetses, Corfu, Zakynthos and Kythira. It’s a journey that shows viewers some of the most exciting and colourful destinations in the Mediterranean, as well as little-known gems that most people have never heard of.
Episode 1 – Athens and Greek Easter
Episode 2 – Epidaurus/Moni/Spetses
Episode 3 – Spetses/Hydra
Episode 4 – Hydra/Dokos
Episode 5 – Nafplion/Monemvasia
Episode 6 – Monemvasia/Elafonisos/Kythira
Episode 7 – Kythira
Episode 8 – Kythira/Antikythira
Episode 9 – Zakynthos
Episode 10 – Kefalonia
Episode 11 – Ithaki/Lefkada
Episode 12 – Lefkada/Skorpios
Episode 13 – Paxos/Corfu
Continuing Peter’s Goal of stepping foot on all 227 inhabited Greek islands, Series Two of My Greek Odyssey takes us into the Northern Aegean and Western Cycladic, from the centre of the Eastern Orthodox faith in Mt Athos, to the islands of Thassos in the north, through the heart of the Aegean and along the eastern edge of the Greek islands. The journey takes us close to the coast of Turkey and shows viewers a diverse mix of destinations, some frequently explored, others that few ever take the time to visit.
Episode 1 – Thassos
Episode 2 – Mt Athos/Samothrace
Episode 3 – Samothrace/Limnos
Episode 4 – Limnos (Side trip to Agios Efstratios)
Episode 5 – Lesbos
Episode 6 – Lesbos/Psara/Chios
Episode 7 – Chios/Innousses
Episode 8 – Syros
Episode 9 – Kythnos
Episode 10 – Serifos
Episode 11 – Sifnos
Episode 12 – Milos
This series of My Greek Odyssey sees Peter steering his beautiful boat, Mia Zoi, further to the east and into the Dodecanese. The name might have you thinking there’s only twelve islands here, but in actual fact there’s over 160 of them, with 26 being inhabited. The journey will see us stepping on as many of the Dodecanese as we can, from Agathonisi in the north, to Kasos in the south, which means it’s going to be a busy few months at sea. But hey, where else would you rather be!
Episode 1 – Astypalia/Pserimos
Episode 2 – Kalymnos
Episode 3 – Telendos/Leros
Episode 4 – Macronisia/Lipsi
Episode 5 – Patmos
Episode 6 – Fournoi/Ikaria
Episode 7 – Ikaria
Episode 8 – Samos
Series 4 of My Greek Odyssey sees host Peter Maneas visiting the southern islands of the Dodecanese. From Kos to Symi and Rhodes, down to Kastellorizo – it’s a region with culture and landscapes unlike other parts of Greece.
Episode 1- Kos
In episode 1 we arrive in Kos. It’s the third largest island in the Dodecanese, and the second most populous. So apart from there being plenty of landmass to explore, there’s also loads of interesting people to chat to along the way.
Episode 2 – Nysiros
In this episode, Peter is making his way to Nisyros. Despite being known for its volcanic heart and quaint towns, it doesn’t have the infrastructure and resorts that draw in the masses. So that means things move just a touch slower.
Episode 3 – Tilos and Symi
This episode takes us to the tiny island of Tilos. It’s one of those off the beaten path destinations that remains relatively untouched by tourism. From there, it’s off to the picture perfect island of Symi.
Episode 4 – Symi and Alimia
Join Peter and he continues his time on Symi. He’d already spent a couple of days here, but with so much to see and do, he decided to stay the week. Peter is also going to visit one of the smaller nearby islands, Alimia, abandoned for just on 50 years. This little gem has some great stories that have sat under the radar for way too long!
Episode 5 – Chalki and Karpathos
Episode five sees Peter making his way to Chalki. It’s another one of those beautiful islands that most folks have never heard of. It’s a place of contrasts. The seafront in the port area is alive with people and energy, but the interior of the island is a barren landscape with very few inhabitants. From Chalki we’re then heading to Karpathos, where Peter will be experiencing its unique culture, in more ways than one.
Episode 6 – Karpathos and Kasos
In the last episode, Peter started his time on Karpathos. He had never been to this huge Island, so naturally, was keen to see as much as he could. This episode picks up where Peter left off, with a couple more days to explore the place, before heading south to another island he’d never visited – Kasos. So prepare to see Peter a little more excited than normal!?
Episode 7 – Rhodes
In this episode we’ve arrived on the Island of the Knights, Rhodes. It’s one of the most well known destinations in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a place that constantly amazes, with grand architecture, dramatic history and even more spectacular landscapes. Peter’s going to show you all the major sites, but also some of the unique experiences, that locals have kept to themselves.
Episode 8 – Kastellorizo
In the final episode of the series, Peter is leaving the largest island in the group, Rhodes, and heading east to one of the smallest, Kastellorizo. It’s in the farthest corner of Greece, sitting just off the coast of Turkey. We’ll actually be popping across to the Turkish mainland while there, to show you a great little fishing town. We will also break up the long journey with a visit to a tiny island that just couldn’t be left out.
My Greek Odyssey is produced by Australian production company, The Rusty Cage.