Athens and the Peloponnese

Athens and the Peloponnese

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This travel guide features an encyclopaedic section on the nature, history, language and lifestyle, and architecture of Athens and the Peloponnese; depicts Athens and Greece as seen by painters and writers; includes itineraries for everything from the Parthenon to the monasteries of Arcadia; and finally, offers practical travel information, such as to how to get there, when to go, how to get around, lists of places and their opening times, and everything you need to know about excursions. From describing the natural self-generating forests, the olive groves, the region's flora and fauna - including the golden jackal, to the history - the mythology, the birth of tragedy, the Peloponnesian war and all the periods through to modern Greece, to the Greek Orthodox church, temple architecture, and Greece as seen by painters and writers, this guide offers a thorough background to the area. The itineraries presented cover the reconstruction of the Parthenon, the Archaeological museum, Delphi, Olympus, Sparta, Argos, the islands of the Gulf of Saronica, and the landscapes and monasteries of Arcadia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 120 x 231mm | 560g
  • Everyman
  • EVERYMAN GUIDES
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, bibliography, index, maps
  • 1857158016
  • 9781857158014