This week on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" season 7 continues with a picturesque view of Greece in an episode aptly titled, "The Greek Islands." Bourdain seemed relaxed and in his element during this episode, except for his uneasiness with nudity at one particular beach, explaining that it's always the person you least want to see naked that is the first to take their clothes off and walk around nude.

Island hopping explored

A practice that happens a lot in the summer, residents and tourists often hop from island to island when in Greece.

Two or three islands is the suggested minimum if you're expecting to spend a couple weeks in the region. Tony is in the Cyclades, an area in the Aegean Sea, and during his first meeting with a local it's explained there's about 15 major islands, maybe a few more, that make up the area, including Mykonos, Syros and Andros.


Tony is at the island of Naxos, where it is said Zeus lived in ancient times.

The perfect vacation according to Tony

Watercolors, cooking, napping, eating, contemplating mysteries of the universe, passing out on the beach. All of these things are in Bourdain's wheelhouse for a perfect time when away on vacation. Let's not forget eating cheese, which Tony also lists as part of his rituals while on vacation. Make no doubt, Bourdain seemed like he really was on vacation, stating right away that he really didn't want to harsh his buzz with talk about the financial crisis that crippled parts of Greece in the recent past. Tony was in Greece looking for a good time, and he found it.

Tony explores the food and politics of Greece

Bourdain avoided the tourist traps that occupy other parts of Greece and instead focused on local aspects such as fishing, a dominant part of the Greek economy in Naxos.

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Anthony also ate a healthy amount of the local seafood including octopus, grouper and grilled mackerel. He also drank local wines, ate local produce and had some legendary local olive oil. Bourdain also was filmed drinking raki, much like ouzo, which is best described by many as a licorice-flavored aperitif. Many locals told Tony they'd like to shed the misconceptions that they're a lazy culture and much of the blame for the bad economy is placed squarely upon the ruling and political figures in power.