Greeks Of The Sea

January 2017

S1 Ep3

Expired 3.0 12 x
Nikos meets one of Greece’s billionaire shipowners who take him to the island that he and other ship owning families call home. From there, Nikos travels to Agathonisi and goes on patrol with the Hellenic Coast Guard to intercept asylum seeker boats. Next, under the guidance of a seasoned skipper, Nikos learns to sail a 50ft yacht, visiting secluded islands and encountering the most entertaining characters. He travels to Kalymnos and meets the island’s famous sponge divers, learning about their...

S1 Ep2

Expired 3.0 3 x
In Naxos, Nikos meets the flamboyant local harbour master and a billionaire property tycoon with a magnificent cruiser. He tries his hand at windsurfing and spends a crazy 24-hours on the party island of Ios. From there he travels to stunning Amorgos to dive for pirate treasure and learns why the seamen of Greece have a special spirituality. Our host then arrives on the island of Fournoi, and is welcomed into an endearing fishing family. Nikos sees first-hand the results of overfishing in The A...
December 2016

S1 Ep1

Expired 3.0 17 x
Join Greek-Australian adventurer Nikos Andronicos on a modern day odyssey through the Aegean Sea to meet the world’s most acclaimed mariners, and to discover the key to their success. Nikos arrives in Athens and meets his mentor, Captain Makis. Makis teaches him to contextualise Greece’s current economic woes and encourages him to travel to Kythera and Salamis. There Nikos learns more about the historic and social basis of Greece’s maritime mastery. He also learns some family history which reve...