BROADCASTED ON 20/07/2018 TO 23/07/2018

IKARIA – NORTH AEGEAN

Discover Greece is hitting the road with its own digital travel show that gives you the stage to present Greece to the world. We’ll be sending our guest presenters around the country, broadcasting live across all our Social Media channels.

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Wanderlust
/ wɒndəlʌst/
Noun
A strong, innate desire to travel

It’s Season 5 of Wanderlust Greece and our presenters are off to the islands of the North Aegean. Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos, Chios and Limnos. A collection of magical isles totally authentic and unspoilt… all the way down to their ancient Greek roots.

Love here comes at first sight, but understanding what makes these island gems tick is another story.

On Ikaria, we join in the fun at a village festival (you don’t have to wait long for one to come around!) and learn that sitting on the sidelines isn’t an option. And we feel for the greengrocer whose job it is to have his shelves stacked with vegetables by 8 o’clock. Until we learn that it’s 8pm. That’s when the village wakes up.

 

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  • Experience the North Aegean islands… like a local!

    It’s Season 5 of Wanderlust Greece and our presenters are off to the islands of the North Aegean. Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos, Chios and Limnos. A collection of magical isles totally authentic and unspoilt… all the way down to their ancient Greek roots.

    On Ikaria, we join in the fun at a village festival (you don’t have to wait long for one to come around!) and learn that sitting on the sidelines isn’t an option. And we feel for the greengrocer whose job it is to have his shelves stacked with vegetables by 8 o’clock. Until we learn that it’s 8pm. That’s when the village wakes up.

    What’s the secret to Ikaria’s loooong life?

  • Wanderlust Greece | North Aegean | Ikaria – DAY #1
    👌🏼Hello guys and girls from all over the world! This is @marryretsina welcoming you to Season 5 of the digital travel show Wanderlust Greece, exploring the islands of North Aegean! We are enjoying our coffee at Evdilos Port, a very graphic and colorful place here in #Ikaria! The name of the island derives from the man that flew too close to the sun, the impetuous Icarus. Ikaria is the island of long life, where time stops! Stay tuned for adventurous experiences, authentic festivals, tropic sceneries and our first 🔴LIVE episode on @discover.greece Facebook page later tonight!

  •  Welcome to the S05 | EP01 of Wanderlust Greece | North Aegean! We’re broadcasting LIVE from the island of #Ikaria where one of the numerous typical festivities is taking place! Join us as our host presenter Mary Retsina delivers the opening LIVE episode at the festival of Profitis Elias! Opa! #WanderlustGR #DiscoverGreece

  • Hello world! @marryretsina 🏄‍♀️ here for the DAY #2 of Wanderlust Greece | North Aegean, bringing you some good vibes from #Ikaria, the chillest place on earth! The island is all about riding waves, so I thought…why not? 😅 My very first attempt to surf was a success (I had a great teacher) and I am super proud!

  • Hello again guys and girls! Mary Retsina here, enjoying my private pool!  This is one of Ikaria’s most intriguing and beautiful beaches, Seychelles! Rocky formation and crystal waters that leave you speechless! 😍#WanderlustGR #DiscoverGreece

  • Hiking around Raches region | Ikaria

  • Christos Raches Village | Ikaria

  • Hello world!🙋🏻‍♀️Yes, it’s still me @marryretsina, bringing you some Ikarian atmosphere on DAY #3 of Wanderlust Greece | North Aegean! Nas is a small village, very famous for the idyllic beach located near the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Artemis! River Chalaris and the sea become one in an amazing setting full of #Ikaria’s sweet energy!✨Best part? The sunset! From me to all the helpless romantics!😍

  • Our presenter Mary Retsina will spend the day at 📍Fournoi, the pirates’ islands!

  • 🔴 Welcome to the S05 | EP02 of Wanderlust Greece | North Aegean! We’re broadcasting LIVE from #Fourni – the pirates’ islands that lie between Ikaria and Samos! 🏝 Join us as our host presenter Mary Retsina delivers the 2nd LIVE episode from the picturesque alleys of Campos, the islands’ main village! #WanderlustGR #DiscoverGreece

Μary Retsina
Μary Retsina Radio Producer - Voiceover Artist - Sloth Lover
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Μary Retsina Radio Producer - Voiceover Artist - Sloth Lover

Mary Retsina was born in Athens and was almost a New Year’s Eve baby.  Growing up, she hosted her imaginary radio show every day, always with the same guest, Sir Paul McCartney.

She made her professional start at a major record company, went on to work behind the scenes in production companies and TV shows and today she is a radio producer at Hit 88.9 (daily, 10 am - 4 pm), a voiceover artist in radio, TV, and film and a presenter of major events, such as Art Of Motion, the worldwide freerunning tournament in Santorini.

Eventually, she realized that the only things that make her happy are the pursuit of freedom, and burgers. In a world full of burgers, the ultimate expression of freedom is traveling.

This is the essence of traveling, according to Mary: a change that enhances the mind in the most substantial way.

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