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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.

The Rusty Cage
3 Seasons, 32 Episodes
December 31, 2017
Cast: Peter Maneas
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  • In the final episode of the series we travel to a place that holds special memories for both Helen and I. It's one of the first islands we visited together, when we were young and seeking adventure. But it was an incredible time and those memories have kept us coming back, again and again. The island I'm talking of, is Samos!

  • In this episode I'm finishing my visit to Ikaria by spending time meeting some of the locals. I want to understand why they live longer here than elsewhere. Is it the food? The lifestyle? Genetics?

  • In episode six I've arrived in Fournoi, and I know what you're thinking "Where in the Mediterranean is that!?" Well, it's a gorgeous slice of Greece, hidden between Ikaria to the west and Samos on the northeast. My plan is to take in the sites, from the mountaintops to the seafloor.

  • In this episode I'm headed for Lipsi, a peaceful little gem that's well and truly off the mainstream tourist radar. But before getting to Lipsi, there's a spectacular island group called Macronisia that I just have to show you. Wait 'til you see the water!

  • In this episode I'm covering every inch of the tiny island of Telendos. It's only 600 meters from Kalymnos, but has a personality of its own, with great hiking and a fantastic dive site. From there I'm heading to Leros, which is a more lively island, with cliched windmills, whitewashed houses and a stunning port.

  • In this episode, I've arrived on the island of Kalymnos. It's one of the biggest islands in the Dodecanese, famed for its rock climbing. I'll also delve into the culture of it and the incredible story of the sponge divers that put Kalymnos on the map. When you learn about what they went through, you'll think they're more out there than the rock climbers!

  • First stop in series three is Astypalia, which is a couple of hours cruising to the west of Kos. It's where the Cyclades meets the Dodecanese. It's the western-most island of the group and is shaped like a butterfly, and beautiful like one too! From there we turn Mia Zoi to the north east and the tiny island of Pserimos, but before arriving I get to explore an operating fish farm.

  • In this episode, Peter explores the tiny island of Sifnos where he gets a cooking lesson from a master - the grandson of Greece's famous chef Nikolaos Tselementes, father of the traditional moussaka. He travels around the island and visits its churches, walking trails and ancient watchtowers. He also pops over to the island of Polyegos, home to a shepherd and his flock.

  • In this episode, Peter journeys to Serifos and experiences everything this little island has to offer. It's a place where you can make your own adventure and enjoy a taste of Greek culture. Peter eats like a local, learns about the island's ancient past, and explores every inch of the place, from the hilltops and bays to the seafloor and even underground. Peter then heads to beautiful Sifnos.

  • The island of Kythnos is only 100 kilometers from Athens, which makes it a popular destination for mainland Greeks. Go there in Summer and it's really busy, but late in the season, you'll discover a peaceful and ruggedly beautiful island, dotted with secluded beaches. It's the kind of place you go to relax, away from the crowds, where little has changed throughout the centuries.

  • Having traveled through the Northern Aegean, Peter heads into the second leg of the journey, to the Western Cyclades. It's a region of the Mediterranean that doesn't often have a light shined on it, which is all the more reason he was keen to check it out. The first port of call is Syros, home to old-world charm, amazing scenery and loukoumi, better known as Turkish Delight.

  • Peter's exploration continues as he goes both above and below water to discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of Chios. Famous for its mastic production, there's also a lot more to the place, including a fabulous fireworks festival. Departing from the southern end of Chios Peter cruises north, arriving at Inousses, a tiny island that has been called the cradle of the Greek shipping fortunes.

  • In this episode of My Greek Odyssey, Peter makes his way to the capital of Lesbos, Mitlini. It's quite the contrast to the rest of the island, rich in architecture, tourists and motorbikes. From there he heads south, where he briefly visits the remote fishing island of Psara, before making his way to Chios, the birthplace of Homer.

  • Mia Zoi heads across to the island of Lesbos, just off the coast of Turkey, where there are obvious influences from its neighbor. Like any Greek island, it has a truly unique personality, which Peter discovers during his time there. Lesvos is the third biggest island in Greece, with a rich and varied landscape, extraordinary history and fascinating wildlife, above and below the water.

  • In this episode, Peter explores 7,000 years of Greek history, from one of the earliest settlements in Europe to a modern-day air force base. He learns about the local cuisine and the landscapes of Limnos that make it so special where crops like wheat, barley, and sesame are grown. He also visits the tiny, quiet island of Agios Efstratios - the only island in Greece without tourists.

  • This episode continues Peter's time in Samothrace. It's an island frequented by adventure and nature lovers. It's where they unearthed the famous winged goddess statue of Nike. It's known for its thermal springs, running waters and adventure sports, like mountaineering, hiking, diving, and canyoning. After finishing his time on Samothrace Peter heads to the much larger island of Limnos.

  • This episode sees Peter finishing up his time on Thassos, before heading to the Holiest place in Greece, Mount Athos, where 20 monasteries sit on a 300 square kilometer peninsula. It's a location Peter has long wanted to visit, to see what all the mystery is about. His stay deeply moves him and changes him. From there, he makes his way to Samothrace or Samothraki as the Greeks call it.

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