Greeks of the Sea

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Greeks of the Sea
Greeks of the Sea TV Documentary Logo.jpg
Created byPeter Pentz
Written byTom Nicol (Chief), Nikos Andronicos (Additional)
Screenplay byPeter Pentz, Tom Nicol and Phil Kiely
Directed byTom Nicol
StarringNikos Andronicos
Narrated byNikos Andronicos
Theme music composerJoe Kiely (Composer) Original Soundtrack iTunesOriginal Soundtrack Amazon
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of episodesAustralian Version - 3 International Version - 6
CinematographyJoe Kiely (Chief), Tim Seller (Assistant)
Editor(s)Joe Kiely
Running timeAustralian Version - 1 hour per episode, International Version - 30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Tadpole Productions, Greek Seadogs
DistributorSBS Australia
Original networkSBS ONE Australia
Original release21 July –
2 August 2014
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Greeks of the Sea, is a TV documentary which was screened[1] on SBS ONE in Australia from 19 July to 2 August 2014 as a three one-hour episode series. The documentary was filmed in the Greek Islands in 2013. The TV documentary series is about the Greek's relationship with the sea. It is presented by Greek-Australian filmmaker Nikos Andronicos who travels from mainland Greece to 15 Islands of the Aegean Sea to hear the stories of fishermen, boat builders, divers, naval officers, ship-owners and others, whom he meets.

The series covers the maritime prowess of the Greeks..[2][3] The series is also available in an international version of six half-hour episodes as listed in the Episode guide.


Greeks of the Sea was produced by an all Australian team. The Australian version is a series consisting of three one-hour episodes, produced especially for and in association with SBS Australia. The international version is a series of six 30 minute episodes. The series was originally devised and filmed under the working title of Greek Seadogs. It was produced by Greek Seadogs & Tadpole Studios in association with SBS Australia in 2014.


No.Islands visitedOriginal air date
1Kythera, SalamisTBA
Andronicos meets his mentor, Captain T. "Makis" Daskalkis, in Syntagma Square, Athens. Capt. Deskalkis is a retired Chief Pilot of the Port of Piraeus. Nikos travels to Kythera where his great, great grandfather was a fisherman. On the island of Salamis, he meets Professor T. Tassios at the scene of the Battle of Salamis.
2Syros, ParosTBA
Andronicos journeys on a Greek ferry and interviews the crew. Arriving at the geographically strategic island of Syros, he talks to the Port Police, before visiting Neorion shipyards. Travelling on to Paros he encounters one of the island’s fisherman who was involved with the Express Samina ferry disaster in 2000.
3Naxos, Ios, AmorgosTBA
Andonicos meets the harbour master of Naxos, before joining Con Makris on a private super yacht. He attempts windsurfing after which he joins tourists brought to the island of Ios by the ferries. On Amorgos, he joins a scuba dive and hears of the mariners' spiritual connection to the sea at the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa.
4Fournoi, SamosTBA
Andronicos is welcomed by a fishing family on the island complex of Fournoi. He sees first-hand the results of over-fishing in The Aegean[4] and interviews the captain of a fishing trawler. Boat builders on Samos tell him of their struggles before he takes a day-cruise along the Southern coast the island on a caïque.
5Chios, Oinousses, AgathonisiTBA
Travelling from Chios to Oinousses, Andronicos meets Mr E. Angelakos (the Mayor of Oinousses), and hears about Greece's merchant navy from a ship-owners[5] point of view. On board a Coastal Patrol boat off the island of Agathonisi, he learns of their encounters whilst on patrol.
6Marathi, Kalymnos, PatmosTBA
Andronicos takes the helm of a 50 ft sailing yacht to the small island of Marathi, off Arkoi. On Kalymnos he meets sponge divers.[6] Whilst travelling back to Athens as a passenger on the Star Clipper, he visits the cave on the island of Patmos, where it is believed Saint John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelation. At the Temple of Poseidon, he reflects on his journey with his mentor Daskalkis.


  1. ^ "Greeks of the Sea | SBS Your Language". Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ Kings of the Oceans: 1967 - 1970 Ships built for the Hellenes by George M. Foustanos
  3. ^ Kings of the Oceans 1961-1966 Ships built for the Hellenes by George M Foustanos
  4. ^ Maxwell, David (2 March 2012). "Overfishing Leaves Much of Mediterranean a Dead Sea, Study Finds | National Geographic (blogs)". Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ Kakissis, Joanna (21 August 2010). "Greek shipping families in the spotlight". Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Greek sponge diving". 12 May 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2015.

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