“Cynthia Daddona skillfully hosts this romantic culinary-travel journey and her improvisational comedic talents also shine through making for a very entertaining program. -- Hellenic Journal
"Enjoyed Crete – Under the Grecian Sun very much. The writing, editing and hosting are quite good and its fun to watch.” -- Larry Sakin, Exec. Producer – Being George Clooney documentary
Crete – Under the Grecian Sun showcases the bountiful food traditions and tables, both ancient and modern, vibrant and vital villages, wisdoms of the YiaYias (grandmas), working farm-to-table agri-tourism sites, contemporary hotels and spas, sun-soaked sandy beaches, goddess-based ancient Minoan culture, archaeological splendors of rich history, and natural majestic landscapes reminiscent of a Tuscany on the Aegean Sea. Its cuisine is forever an ethnic cornucopia of tastes and smells using the freshest local ingredients and time-honored recipes. Cretan culture today is a blend of mainly Greek along with touches of Venetian & Turkish influences. This delicious, entertaining and informative program is the next best thing to actually being in Crete!
Crete - Under the Grecian Sun, with The Goddess and the Greek®, is an uplifting video journey highlighting food and travel on the beautiful Greek island of Crete. Follow award-winning lifestyle journalist, comedian, author (Diary of A Modern Day Goddess) and Greco-Roman beauty Cynthia Daddona, with occasional appearances with her husband James, as she explores rustic villages and upscale urban areas of Crete, Greece's big island. Crete is also the birthplace of the world famous Mediterranean Diet study that showed Cretan villagers’ farm-to-table cuisine and lifestyle were one of the healthiest and longevity producing ways-of-life in the world.
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EPIC, 8-EPISODE, DOCU-DRAMA SERIES "Go back 2,500 years to the wars between ancient Greece (West) and Persia (East). The Greco-Persian Wars 2,500 years ago were a clash between two peoples, two cultures, two systems of government and two continents. The first clash between East and West. A clash that has, sadly, continued all the way to today." -- Dr. Michael Scott, Host (NOVA, BBC, PBS, History Channel & More)
#1 New York Times' About.com Culinary-Travel Gift A GREEK ISLANDS DESTINATION COOKING CLASS DVD filmed in Santorini, Greece 20%* off and Receive a Recipe Bonus*** (***For Bonus Recipe send your order confirmation number to Bonus@CelebrateGreece.com)
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My #1 choice for DVD is A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class. It is one of the most beautiful (and educational) productions I've seen. Cynthia Daddona hosts this cooking-lesson-tour-romantic-interlude from the Greek island of Santorini. - Nancy Gaifyllia, NY Times' About.Com
Rarely in the history of the world does a ground–breaking travel narrative come along that absolutely challenges and revolutionizes the travel writing industry to its very core. Such an incredibly powerful and life-altering work has the potential ability to change the way that people see the world around them and challenge their long-held perceptions regarding the human spirit. Unfortunately Into the Pagan Past is not that work; it’s not even close. Rather, it is a humble and heart-felt journey into the ancient Greek world in which the author literally ventures back through time and places himself into several historical and mythological events, all while traveling throughout modern day Greece and Turkey. Liberally and lavishly illustrated by the the modest author and written in a humorous and often irreverent manner, Into the Pagan Past is a personal journal of what happens when an out-of-the-closet Hellenophile makes his very first trip to Europe to connect with the ancient Greek past, which he loves so much.(read more from the hilarious press release) ---Written anonymously in the third person by Author, Artist, Historian, Humorist and Detroit mailman Jeff Steele Read free book excerpts, download excerpts or Look Inside the book! View all 170 original, full-color drawings.
Hippocrates in Olympia focuses on the fascination of Hippocrates and his advanced holistic medical beliefs, while investigating a closely related subject, namely the medical care of the revered athletes during the ancient Olympic Games. It was of vital importance in that era that the sportsmen of the day were kept in perfect health in order to provide the much loved entertainment to the leading dignitaries, artists and philosophers in attendance at the ultimate sports festival.
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To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men. This program journeys among the ruins of antiquity to depict ancient stadiums and gymnasiums and to discover where the spirit of peaceful contest was cultivated. Athlos - participating in athletics - initially defined these significant deeds: the pursuit of perfection through creative activities that involve physical endurance and skill, as well as virtue, energy, beauty, and health. An insightful and thorough examination of the basis upon which the Greek ideals of athleticism and sportsmanship were formed.
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Hippocrates In Olympia and The Quest for the Athlos
2 - DVD Collection! Narrated by Academy-Award Winner Sir Peter Ustinov
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This archaeological documentary short artfully covers the bronze age origins of the Greek island of SANTORINI. Today Santorini taunts us to identify it with Plato's legendary lost island of ATLANTIS. The island's original name of KALLISTI, meaning "most beautiful", was given to it by the Minoans of Crete. Befitting the name Kallisti, this documentary conveys the awesome beauty that was, and is, Santorini.
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The Muslim Ottoman Turks committed the first case of modern day genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Greeks and Armenians of the Pontos and Micra Asia (Asia Minor). Survivors share their memories and stories of unspeakable pain while helping the world remember this grotesque crime. As we approach the 100th year anniversary of the horror of the Greek holocaust, we offer this film as a memorial to the Christian victims of Asia Minor.
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THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE 1915-23
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Chronicles the Muslim Ottoman Turks commiting the first case of modern day genocide and ethnic cleansing. When it was finally over one million Armenian Christians were gone. Survivors share their memories and stories of unspeakable pain while helping the world remember this grotesque crime. We honor the 100th year anniversary of the horror of the Armenian genocide and offer this film as a memorial to the victims.
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On July 20, 1974 the country of Turkey began the illegal invasion of the independent Greek island of Cyprus. The United Nations has condemned this illegal occupation of the northern 40% of the island, yet it still exists today. The film includes a 30 minute update with interviews and parades with Greek Cypriots from Toronto, Canada and New York.
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This film is a memorial to the thousands of Greek men and women who worked in the shoe shops and cotton mills of New England. With rare interviews, these immigrants, who came to America before 1910, recount their experiences which are contrasted by relatives back in the "old country".
"A remarkable film concerning the life of Greek immigrants in the U.S." -- Melina Mercuouri, Actress and Greek Minister of Culture (1981-1989; 1993-4)
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Greece helped the Allies win World War I and II, yet their promise to return Northern Epirus to Greece has never been fulfilled. This documentary features the Northern Epirotic struggle for freedom for their 400,000 compatriots trapped in what has been called Albania. Since 1920 they have been fighting to restore their civil liberties and to return Northern Epirus to Greece. The mother of Alexander the Great was from ancient Epirus, Greece.
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