Greece from the Air
- ISBN 9780500017142
- 36.30 x 26.80 cm
- Illustrated throughout in colour
- First published 1997
‘Spectacular photographs … mesmeric’ – Paul Johnson The Sunday Telegraph
Yann Arthus-Bertrand's stunning aerial photographs have created a renowned series of internationally bestselling books.
Few places are as resonant in the modern imagination as Greece. When seen from the air, the relationship between history, mythology and majestic natural beauty are magically revealed.
Ancient amphitheatres, temples and columns, The Acropolis, Delphi and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus are captured in this sumptuous volume, together with the grandeur of the rocky Mediterranean landscape, olive groves and glorious islands.
Evocative captions illuminate the breathtaking views and provide geographical, historical and cultural background. The rich history of Mount Athos and its twenty monasteries, the ruins of ancient Crete and its legendary Minotaur, the volcanic island of Santorini, the popular beaches on Ios, Mykonos and Corfu, today’s busy seaports, and the bustling metropolis of Athens with its centrepiece, the Parthenon are all seen here as never before.