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Re: Books about Greece
« Reply #100 on: Saturday, 08 April, 2023 @ 13:24:06 »
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Secret beaches, mysterious monasteries and magical mountain lagoons: The best places to visit for adventure in unspoiled Greece revealed
The new Wild Guide Greece book by Sam Firman and Nick Hooton maps Greece’s ‘magnificent wild side’

‘Travelling in Greece can feel like being placed in a postcard, only to discover that the scene in fact extends to the horizon in all directions.’

So reads the introduction to Wild Guide Greece by Sam Firman and Nick Hooton, published by Wild Things Publishing, a new guidebook that maps Greece’s ‘magnificent wild side’.

The compendium is bursting with vibrant photographs that illustrate more than 1,000 heavenly places - many of which are little-known - on mainland Greece and its many islands, along with detailed directions and information on how to visit these locations, including map co-ordinates.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-11927199/Secret-beaches-mysterious-monasteries-Magical-places-visit-adventure-unspoiled-Greece.html

Some idyllic photos in link above, some more in this link: Wild Guide Greece

Also worth a read: Isolated Olympos

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Re: Books about Greece
« Reply #101 on: Sunday, 23 April, 2023 @ 04:33:43 »
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New book showcases the castles of Greece

Methoni Castle, a medieval fortress in the seaside town of the same name, in the southwestern Peloponnese, is among the highlights featured in a new book by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) – its first since 2014 – titled “Touring the Castles of Greece.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/multimedia/images/1209211/new-book-showcases-the-castles-of-greece/

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« Reply #102 on: Thursday, 04 May, 2023 @ 17:30:19 »


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Running a Taverna By the Sea in Greece

Taverna by the Sea is an enchanting, funny and poignant memoir about answering the call of adventure by taking on a challenge: helping to run a taverna beside an idyllic beach in Greece.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/05/04/taverna-sea-memoir-greece/

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« Reply #103 on: Thursday, 15 June, 2023 @ 19:41:40 »
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9 holiday reads set in Greece

Whether you're in the mood for a summer romance, a murder mystery or a feminist retelling of an Ancient Greek myth, these are our favourite books set in Greece.
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2023/06/best-books-set-in-greece

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« Reply #104 on: Monday, 02 October, 2023 @ 21:36:51 »
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A Newly Translated Novel Captures the Tragedy of Greek Communism

Greece’s communists began the mid-twentieth century on the battlefield, moved from there to the prisons and then, if they were lucky, exile. The less fortunate found themselves in front of firing squads.

During World War II, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) led the resistance against the Nazis, and at the end of the war, it controlled most of the country. Yet when the British-backed government in exile returned, it launched an anti-communist purge, imprisoning almost fifty thousand partisans and empowering right-wing death squads to act as police.

By 1946, when the communists revolted against this White Terror, the Cold War had begun. They thus found themselves facing not just the king’s government, but also the United Kingdom and the United States, in the West’s first test of the Truman Doctrine. After the communists’ defeat in 1949, the government passed Emergency Law 509, outlawing the KKE. Then, on April 21, 1967 — after two long decades of anti-communist collaboration between the CIA and the Greek state — a group of far-right military officers staged the coup that installed the Regime of the Colonels, which would exile the last fragments of the Greek left to remote islands in the Aegean.

The Commune is a difficult text, admirable as a novel yet in some ways richer as a historical document.
https://jacobin.com/2023/10/tragedy-greece-communism-kke-history-literature-poetry