Joanna Lumley sets out to explore one of the most diverse and surprising countries in Europe, where much of western civilisation began. Let's not forget that. On her odyssey, Joanna encounters both the ancient and modern aspects of Greece, touching on how the origins of drama, democracy, science, philosophy and medicine can be found here, and how they have left an enduring legacy on the fabric of our everyday life. She starts at the Parthenon in Athens, which was created by the Greeks two and a half thousand years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern region of Greece from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites left by this great civilisation. These were places of theatre, death, sport and religion to the Ancients and they represent the very cornerstone of this empire.