SAMOS – NORTH AEGEAN
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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.
Our presenter Mary Retsina starts the first day in Samos with a short hike in the waterfalls of?Potami Karlovasou area!
? Potami Beach | Samos
?Megalo Seitani | Samos
Welcome to Samiopoula, a small island with crystal-clear waters near the southern shore of Samos! Just 1-hour boat trip from ?Pythagorion, joining a day cruise will also give you the chance to socialise with the locals and listen to sea stories from the captain himself. P.S. Fresh fish are always on the menu!?
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.