NEW YORK – Season three of the landmark documentary series My Greek Odyssey will be broadcast on Amazon Prime in the USA, the UK, and other English speaking countries beginning on June 21. Viewers will be able to catch a new episode of the 8-part series every week.
Hosted by Greek-Australian construction magnate Peter Maneas whose parents immigrated to Australia from Kythera, the program offers a personal tour of Greece through his eyes, sharing his love of the country and culture. Maneas is the co-founder, majority shareholder and CEO of Ganellen, a design and construction firm founded in 1998 which serves Australia and New Zealand.
In the latest season of My Greek Odyssey Maneas is steering his beautiful boat, Mia Zoi, further to the east and into the Dodecanese. The name might have you thinking there are only twelve islands here, but in fact there are over 160 of them, with 26 being inhabited. Astypalaia, Leros, Kalymnos, Telendos, Pserimos, Lipsi, Arkoi, Agathonisi, Patmos, and the military island Farmakonisi, are among the islands Maneas will be visiting this season, exploring a spectacular part of Greece, with extraordinary history, stunning beaches, fabulous food, and fantastic people.
My Greek Odyssey host Peter Maneas visits the Dodecanese in Season Three. (Photo by My Greek Odyssey)
From the Dodecanese, Maneas travels to the North Aegean and the archipelago of Fourni to meet and dive with the Director of one of the most significant recent discoveries of marine archaeology with the astonishing location of 58 ancient shipwrecks under its seabed. Just a stone’s throw from Fourni, Maneas takes up life and surf lessons at the “Blue Zone” island of Ikaria, and complete the journey in Samos, the island of the great mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, only to validate that the island is as sweet as its famous wine.
Maneas said in a news release, “It’s incredible to see the history and diversity of these islands. Many of them your average traveller never considers visiting. But hopefully through seeing the show, I might be able to inspire them to travel a little wider and explore the lesser-known places.”
“First stop in series three is Astypalea, 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 a beautiful 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.”
Episode 2 finds Maneas on the island of Kalymnos, famed for its rock climbing. He said, “Now, I’m not exactly an extreme sports athlete, so yeah, I’ll show the adventurous side of this place, but 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!”
My Greek Odyssey host Peter Maneas trying on a dive suit in Kalymnos. (Photo by My Greek Odyssey)
Later in the series, Maneas visits Patmos, one of the most important locations in the Christian world. He said, “It’s a place of pilgrimage for thousands of people from across the planet. Beyond the religious importance, there’s fantastic beaches, amazing food and an atmosphere that draws you in. From there, I’m making a quick dash across to three barely inhabited islands to the east, hidden gems not often explored by tourists. No doubt you’ll be adding them to your wish list!”
More information about My Greek Odyssey is available online: www.mygreekodyssey.com.