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Crete - Under the Grecian Sun
  - A Romantic Culinary-Travel Journey

58 min  |  Spoken Language: English

Crete: Under the Grecian Sun - Crete, Greece (59 Minutes)
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Follow The Goddess and the Greek® on A Romantic Culinary-Travel Journey in Under the Grecian Sun in Crete, Greece.

​   The beautiful Greek island of Crete was the birthplace of the world famous Mediterranean Diet study that showed Cretan villagers’ farm-to-table cuisine and lifestyle are some of the healthiest and longevity producing ways-of-life in the world.*

   Follow award-winning lifestyle journalist, comedian, author and Greco-Roman beauty Cynthia Daddona as she explores romantic and delicious Crete,
Greece's Big island!
  So, sit back, relax and enjoy as you discover the delicious and life-enhancing ways of life on the Greek island of Crete!

    A 15-year scientific study of seven diverse countries confirmed that the Cretan village farmers of the 1960's had the best health and longevity in the world. The diet of Crete and Southern Italy became the foundation for the famous Mediterranean Diet.*

    Crete - Under the Grecian Sun showcases Crete's bountiful food traditions and tables, both ancient and modern, vibrant and vital villages, wisdoms of the Yia Yias (grandmas), working farm-to-table agritourism sites, contemporary hotels and spas, sun-soaked sandy beaches, goddess-centric ancient Minoan culture, archaeological splendors of rich history, and natural majestic landscapes reminiscent of a Tuscany on the Aegean Sea. Cretan culture today is a blend of mainly Greek along with touches of Venetian & Turkish influences.  Its cuisine is forever an ethnic cornucopia of tastes and smells using the freshest local ingredients and time-honored recipes.

    This delicious, fun and informative program is the next best thing to actually being in Crete! 

    With 20 years of travel and lifestyle journalism and a television and improv comedy background, Cynthia Daddona will educate and entertain you as she visits locations in Crete such as Elounda, Spinalonga, Heraklion, Knossos, Hersonissos, Rethymnon, Anogeia, Chania and many other wonderful and romantic places in-between.  Her other productions in Greece include her romantic destination wedding to James on the Greek island of Santorini where she also hosted and produced the #1 New York Times' Greek culinary-travel DVD, A Greek Island Islands Destination Cooking Class.  In addition to hosting for, Cynthia is the creator and hosts of the video website  
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Cynthia Daddona as her character, "AphFoodite," the Greek Goddess of Food.
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