The second season of Peter Maneas’ highly anticipated series “My Greek Odyssey” is set to continue on Sunday February 9 at 2pm, after a two-week break due to live cycling.
Aired on the 7 Network in Australia, the series follows Peter Maneas as he travels the islands of Greece, exploring each islands history, culture and cuisine. Series two of My Greek Odyssey has so far explored the Northern Aegean and Western Cycladic regions.
Series two broadcasting began on October 17 2019 and is wrapping up over the next two weeks with the beautiful islands of Stifnos and Milos. Last observed, in episode ten, Maneas explored the island of Serifos, an island littered with small whitewashed houses and churches that come in contrast to the island’s wild natural landscape.
The second series has also seen Maneas visit the islands of Thassos, Mt Athos, Samothrace, Limnos, Lesvos, Psara, Chios, Innousses, Syros and Kythnos.
Prior to the release of season two, Peter spoke of his happiness of the popularity of his show. “We couldn’t be happier with the way series two has come together. My Greek Odyssey just keeps getting better and better, and the amazing feedback we receive from viewers only reassures us that we’re making a great show.”
“What I love most about making this show are the people I meet. Yeah the landscapes are remarkable and the history blows my mind, but it’s meeting the real island locals and having an authentic experience that leaves the greatest impression,” Peter elaborates further.
The Self-Starting Business Owner That Sailing Through Greece
My Greek Odyssey is centred around the charismatic and larger-than-life character of Peter Maneas. Having been born to Greek migrants that settled in Australia over 50 years ago, Maneas’ story is a rags to riches tale.
Peter Maneas was born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction to Kytherian Greek immigrants. His memories of himself living at home were predominantly of his parents working at Grace Brothers Bondi Junction, and his mother working second and third jobs.
At the time, migrants in Australia were considered the working class citizens, making it difficult to break social and class barriers.
Maneas went to university on a local public school education, working part time at a close relative’s Bondi Beach Restaurant. Maneas did this until he secured a cadetship at a large construction company, staying there for 17 years.
In 1998, Peter and close friend of his sold their homes to bankroll a new venture, leaving his secure senior position. They started a construction business that 20 years later has blossomed into a team of 2,000 people with work in hand of just over a Billion dollars across two countries.
Buying his superyacht called “Mia Zoi” (One Life), Peter Maneas is sailing his yacht throughout the Greek Islands, focusing on places that rarely get a mention in mainstream media.