- ISBN 9780500515747
- 24.20 x 19.50 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- 285 Illustrations, 285 in colour
- First published 2011
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‘A feast for the eye ... this book is full of stunning images’ – Hot Brands Cool Places
‘If you’re thinking about going on your own Greek odyssey around the loveliest places in Greece and the Greek islands, this is the book you’ll want at your bedside each evening as you dream of glorious afternoons sipping ouzo in sun-baked tavernas … exquisite'
– Book of the Week’ – The Mail on Sunday
From the Ionian Islands in the west to the brilliant blue and white of the Aegean, the villages of Greece and its islands present a picture of incomparable beauty.
The variety of village life and building springs from a multitude of histories and influences, often through foreign occupation. Yet this cannot disguise the fact that these villages are all, in their separate ways, an expression of Greekness, one of the most durable ideals in history.
Here are the most beautiful villages created by that spirit. Complete with appendices of useful information for the traveller, The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece and the Greek Islands presents a fabulous picture of a culture largely lost to other countries of Europe, but loved by visitors every year.
• The Mainland – The Peloponnese: Arkadia, Messinia, Lakonia, The Mani
Pelion, Epiros, Evritania
• The Islands – The Cyclades, Other Aegean Islands: The Dodecanese, Chios,
The Argo-Saronic, The Ionian
• A Traveller’s Guide
Mark Ottaway was Chief Travel Writer at the The Sunday Times. Hugh Palmer, a leading photographer of architecture and gardens, has contributed to many books, including many titles in the Most Beautiful Villages series.