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    DescriptionCrete, the 'Great Island' of Greece, has been home to such figures as the legendary King Minos, El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. In myth, it is associated with Daedalus and Icarus and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, its visitors lured by the promise of spectacular beaches and the remains of some of the most influential and ancient civilisations in Europe. Part history, part guide, "Crete" includes comprehensive and detailed itineraries, covering the cities of Iraklion, Rethymnon and Chania; the great Minoan palaces at Knossos, Phaestos and Ayia Triadha plus Graeco-Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and Venetian churches. Scattered throughout are the myths, legends and folklore of the island, as well as notes on its hidden gems: scenic stopping-off points, untouched beaches, mountain villages and tavernas, where the ancient ritual songs and dances of Crete are still performed.'In the middle of the sable sea, there lies an isle called Crete, a ravisher of eyes...' - Homer, "The Odyssey".

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    Discovering the 'Great Island'
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Freely
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845116927
    ISBN 10: 1845116925

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVGSC
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23120
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 98
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009080
    DC22: 914.9590476, 914.95, 914.95/90476
    LC classification: DF901.C8 F68 2008
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DVGSC
    Thema V1.0: WTH
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    12 maps
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Publication date
    27 May 2008
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    Author Information
    John Freely was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen, serving with a commando unit in Burma and China during the last years of World War II. He has lived in New York, Boston, London, Athens and Istanbul and has written over thirty travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of The Cyclades (I.B.Tauris), The Western Shores of Turkey (Tauris Parke Paperbacks), Strolling Through Athens (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks) and the bestselling Strolling Through Istanbul.
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    PRAISE FOR JOHN FREELY'S OTHER WORKSThe Cyclades: Discovering the Greek Islands of the Aegean'A charming and informative companion for anyone exploring these enchanting islands.'Andrew Steed, Stanfords Maps and Travel BooksThe Western Shores of Turkey: Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts'...Enchanting guide...a work of genuine scholarship, lightly worn and charmingly conveyed. I fell in love with the book and stayed enamoured until the final page.' Paul Bailey, The Sunday Times'...the record of a journey undertaken by a man effortlessly able to convey in depth the meaning of what he sees.' Marlena Frick, Scotsman, EdinburghStrolling Through Athens'...John Freely's magnificent walking guide to the city.'Anthony Sattin, Book of the Week, Sunday TimesStrolling Through Istanbul'...a classic. The best travel guide to Istanbul' The Times