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Crete - Under the Grecian Sun

Follow The Goddess and the Greek® on A Romantic Culinary-Travel Journey in Under the Grecian Sun in Crete, Greece.
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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!

Photos from the Full Program:

During the filming of
Crete: Under the Grecian Sun,
The Goddess and the Greekn®
visited the following hotels:   
Blue Palace (Elounda Bay)
Galaxy Hotel (Heraklion)
Kosta Mare Palace Resort-Spa (Anissaras, Hersonissos)
Aquila Beach Hotel (Rethymnon)
Minoa Palace Resort & Spa (Chania)

The beautiful town of Chania and a visit to the local produce and Farmers Market
The beautiful town of Chania and a visit to the local produce and Farmers Market.
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Rethymnon and the culinary bounty available

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 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' About.com Greek culinary-travel DVD, A Greek Island Islands Destination Cooking Class.  In addition to hosting for CelebrateGreece.com, Cynthia is the creator and hosts of the video websites RomancingTheTable.com and ModernDayGoddess.com.

I just watched your documentary Crete – Under the Grecian Sun this afternoon and I enjoyed it very much. The writing, editing and hosting are quite good and its fun to watch."  — Larry Sakin, Exec. Producer – BEING GEORGE CLOONEY documentary, Radio-Host-Writer and Alternative Energy Advocate

Crete – Under the Grecian Sun gives an overview of how to live the Mediterranean lifestyle, where to stay while in Crete, Greece, the sightseeing that’s a must, and it’s so informative without being a stuffy documentary. If you want to explore Greece and it’s culture, this is a great starting point. Cynthia Daddona’s presentation is warm, friendly and just plain fun! You can almost smell the food, feel the ocean lapping at your feet and the breeze blowing against your skin.” – K.L., Arizona

I thoroughly enjoyed the Goddess and the Greek’s Crete adventure! The food looked so good! I loved the interviews with the locals and the experts. Cynthia is delightful and I felt like I was on the trip with her and her husband! They made the travel look easy and overall left me with a strong desire to hop on a plane to Crete after planning my very own Greek vacay. Such a cute couple full of joy and light!. Thanks to the Goddess and the Greek!”– Roxy Angel Superstar, California

I thoroughly enjoyed this video. It had the unanticipated effect of lifting my spirits in addition to educating me about Cretan cuisine, sights, history and way of life. It had another surprising effect – I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and start preparing and cooking a meal (unusual for me). Following hosts Cynthia and James, with their delightful positive energy, I felt as if I had been to Crete myself. The video provides excellent visual details of traditional Cretan food, but it goes far beyond the food itself to emphasize the importance of the connection to the land and traditional ways of life such as taking siestas and socializing outdoors during meals. I enjoyed the excellent historical background and felt as if I were tapping into some very old and basic element of being human. I also enjoyed having a taste of the local music, dance, museums, spiritual and archaeological sites, and a visit to a 800-year-old olive tree! I appreciated the advice about what to look for in an olive oil. With excellent interviews with local hotel and taverna owners (great for shy travelers like me), the video is nothing short of a celebration of life.”
– Amazon Customer

For help with travel to Crete and Greece visit CelebrateGreece.com's Travel Page.

Disclaimer and Disclosures:
The intent of the producers and host is only to offer entertainment and information of a general nature to help and inspire you in your travels, wellbeing and lifestyle.

The Producers make no guarantees to any claims of health and/or longevity benefits depicted, whether spoken or written.  The Mediterranean Diet and the Cretan diet and lifestyle has been scientifically studied and the viewer can find sufficient information, by 1) researching clinical studies; and, 2) contacting their personal licensed healthcare practitioner who knows their personal medical profile, before making any decisions.  It is always prudent that you first consult with your licensed health practitioner before beginning any lifestyle or diet changes.

Throughout this webpage and videos there are links/mentions to external sites.  These external sites may contain information created and maintained by other individuals and organizations and are provided for the user’s/viewer's convenience.  Cynthia Daddona, CelebrateGreece.com, ModernDayGoddess.com, RomancingTheTable.com, Moonfloss Productions, Inc. James Stathis and Modern Day Goddess Wisdom & Films, LLC do not control nor can they guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this information.  Neither is it intended to endorse any view expressed nor reflect its importance by inclusion in this website(s) and/or video(s).

The Greek diet, also known as the Mediterranean diet, is one of the healthiest diets on earth.
-Mayo Clinic

Cynthia Daddona, CelebrateGreece.com, ModernDayGoddess.com, RomancingTheTable.com, Moonfloss Productions, Inc., James Stathis and Modern Day Goddess Wisdom & Films, LLC disclaim any liability or warranties of any kind arising directly or indirectly from use of any of said information.  If any medical problems develop, always consult your licensed personal physician.  Only your physician can provide you medical advice.

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