Synopses & Reviews
The land of gods and goddesses, of sunshine and myth, of glorious ruins and romantic islands, Greece has long lured the traveler in search of its splendid history and seductive Mediterranean culture. Only in Greece will one find such icons as the Parthenon, Delphi, Mount Olympus, and countless archaeological treasures. But Greece is more than a collection of ancient sites bearing memories of the glory that once was. It is breathtaking seas, rugged islands, dramatic mountains, and traditional villages offering legendary hospitality. Travelers' Tales Greece captures the country's rich past and equally rich present in a dazzling literary journey. From Corfu to Athens, Crete to Samos, in museums and bakeries and tavernasscholars, poets, journalists, novelists, and ordinary travelers invite us along to explore this ancient and modern wonder.
The land of gods and goddesses, myth and legend, the cradle of Western civilization, the birthplace of drama, philosophy, and democracy--few countries resonate with history like Greece. In this dazzling literary journey, readers explore the modern secrets of the Oracle at Delphi; travel to a perfect beach on Naxos and meet a mysterious crone; and discover the ancient charms of a modern Athens neighborhood.
The land of gods and goddesses, myth and history, the cradle of western civilization, the birthplace of drama and democracy no country resonates with history like Greece. This book plumbs that rich past and the equally rich present in a dazzling literary journey for travelers and armchair travelers alike. These true tales cover everything from cuisine ("God as Patissier") to culture ("Sappho's Island") and show the breadth of experience of a place, from the rogue, off-the-track traveler's take to the first-class passenger's impressions. Contributors include Paul Theroux, Patricia Storace, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Caroline Alexander, Emily Hiestand, Donald W. George, and Robert D. Kaplan. Illustrations and maps are included.