JOANNA LUMLEY: GREEK ODYSSEY

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/15/2013 - 1:00am - 1:44am
Program Title: 
THE LAND OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
The Parthenon in Athens, historic sites in Peloponnese and the Epidavrus amphitheater are visited.
Long Description: 
Joanna begins her Greek odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was built by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern regions from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Joanna's route takes her off the tourist trail to places where ancient myths and cultures live on. Joanna also takes part in a Bouzoukia, a hugely popular singing club where the audience spends a fortune on flowers that they throw in appreciation: a modern twist on an old tradition. And finally Joanna meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, at Epidavrus, one of the best surviving amphitheaters, where, in order to demonstrate the perfect acoustics, Nana gives a rare solo performance to Joanna and a group of astonished tourists.