The Greek Islands

Bourdain’s Field Notes

THE GREEK ISLANDS, May 2016—Some shows start out with a simple premise, some with a nebulous one. This one, set on the Greek island of Naxos, was the first one filmed for this season. The idea going in was quite simple: I go to a really nice, laid-back Greek island—one with an actual local culture, businesses and income streams outside of tourism—and slide gently into another year of making television whilst maintaining my sun tan from summer vacation.

What did I know about Naxos? What did I expect to find? I will admit to having done little homework and having had few expectations.

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