In Search of Hidden Holy Sites
Embarking on a spiritual journey from Jerusalem to Mount Olympus, this series unearths the unique histories of religious sites around the world.
S01:E01 - Crete Aegina
A religious journey throughout Crete and Aegina that breathes life into the islands history of Christianity. A journey that uncovers in details the life of Saint Nectarios and his miracles. A trip to Crete beautiful churches and monasteries, interviews that reveal the origins of Christianity and explore what it means to be a Christian.
S01:E02 - Patmos
Patmos is an island in the Aegean Sea, which derived its fame from the Bible's Book of Revelations and is a very popular destination for Christians. Patmos is home to the cave where John the Evangelist received his Revelation and has several monasteries dedicated to Saint John. Join us on this religious journey to the island of Revelation.
S01:E03 - Tinos Island
Embark on a spiritual journey to Tinos Island. The cultural wealth of Tinos is derived from both Orthodox and Catholic traditions and the special devotion to Christianity's holiest figure in Creation, the Virgin Mary.
S01:E04 - Cappadocia
The journey to Cappadocia is a fascinating one. Countless churches, chapels, and temples are whittled into rocks and although most have been abandoned, they still radiate divine light and lure visitors to explore their amazing murals and witness the magnificence of ancient style and aesthetics.
S01:E05 - Olympus
Olympus: Greece's highest mountain and in mythology the residence of the "Olympian" Gods, homeland of the Muses, an ecological universe. Five centuries ago, at these very slopes, a historic Monastery was built within a canyon near the river Enipeas, which lends the region an unearthly beauty.
S01:E06 - Jerusalem
It is the Holy Land of the Jews, the Christians, the Muslims. It is a unique experience to be there and trace the History. In this city Christianity triumphed in the 4th century with the untold number of Christian churches which Saint Helen and Saint Constantine built. This Holy City with History of over three thousand years constitutes a religious centre for all three monotheistic religions.
S01:E07 - Cyprus (Part 1)
Cyprus: let us take you to a journey around the first land where Christianity spread, an island that already from the Middle Ages was called by historians "Island of Saints". Cyprus is located to the northeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea and Greeks used to call her "Megalonisos", which means "the big island".
S01:E08 - Cyprus (Part 2)
According to the history of this holy island, at the spring of 45 AD, Apostle Paul, Apostle Varnavas and Mark the Evangelist arrived at the largest port of Cyprus at that time, Salamina. However the spread of Christianity to the island encountered obstacles from the pagans.
S01:E09 - Rhodes Kea
A spectacular episode that tracks this historic, cultural and religious crossroad of the Mediterranean Archipelago. A spiritual journey to the islands of Tzia and Rhodes. A remarkable view that illustrates the harmonic coexistence of different cultures and religions.
S01:E10 - Paros Folegandros
A spiritual journey to Paros and Folegandros. Every corner of the islands is adorned with white chapels and lovely churches, attractions that create the islands' unique profile. Religious sites, remains of ancient temples, Byzantine monuments... An amazing visit to Panagia Ekantontapiliani (Our Lady of the Hundred Gates) located in Parikia, the capital of Paros.
S01:E11 - Istanbul (Part 1)
Constantinople was named New Rome or New Jerusalem, symbol of an exemplary empire, guardian of the Greek-Roman civilization, centre of the Orthodox-Christian world, an amalgam of cultures and a crossroad between Europe and Asia. The journey to Istanbul narrates through its monuments the history of the City.
S01:E12 - Istanbul (Part 2)
Established by Constantine the Great as the new capital of the Roman Empire and dedicated to Virgin Mary and as Christianity spread together with Greek civilization, the Byzantine Empire was created, a single cultural and multiethnic empire. The viewer gets impressed by the amazing monasteries as those of Christ the Incomprehensible.
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