Greece the home of sun, sand, sea and most recently Mama Mia. Its a place to relax drinking ice-cold super strong and super sweet coffee while playing tavli (backgammon). Its a place to indulge the senses in a history that has spanned thousands of years and upon which much of the Mediterranean world has turned, before throwing yourself into the blissful seas and onto the sandy beaches. Its a place in which to party while downing shouts of Greek ouzo, raki, tsipouro and other local brews. Its a place where one is forced to reflect on the cruel impact of imperial world politics and conflict, but also a place in which to delve into a rich smorgasbord of religious traditions, and marvel at the genius and ingenuity of human kind. This is my Greece: a place to talk, dance, laugh, cry and ultimately, understand what it is to be human. Michael Scott Modern Greece offers amazing insights into our own history and culture - the birthplace of democracy, and modern political thought. The centre of learning and philosophies that shaped the world. The way in which ancient and modern empires, religions and nations have clashed in war and worked together in peace. Whether it is the ancient Oracles of Delphi or the continuing warm hospitality of Greek communities and families, Michael will guide us through a land that has much to teach the modern viewer about our past and our future. Of course we will cover the Greeks great love of fine food, sailing and nature.