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Embroidery Of The Greek Islands And Epirus

Author : Roderick Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015046899780
Genre : Art
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This lavishly illustrated volume is the most complete study of Greek island embroidery yet published. Each group of islands developed quite different styles and repertoires of designs using linen, cotton, and silk. Varying populations -- urban foreigners and rural natives, Catholic towns and Orthodox villages, invading navies and armies -- all contributed to a fusion of styles and motifs that led to one of the greatest displays of decorative folk art to be found anywhere in the world. The styles range from aristocratic and patrician designs from Rhodes, the monochrome geometric work of Naxos, to the exuberant narrative style of Skyros and the Ottoman-influenced work of Epirus.
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Walking On The Greek Islands The Cyclades

Author : Gilly Cameron-Cooper
ISBN : 9781783628285
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.72 MB
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This guidebook offers 35 day walks across the four Cycladic islands of Paros, Naxos, Amorgos and Santorini. Best explored in spring and autumn, each island offers a unique walking experience and the walks range from easy 4km town tours to 16km hikes visiting remote peaks in wild interiors. This is the first guide to feature the new 50km Naxos Strada, which is introduced as a series of five day walks. The walks often follow traditional paved paths which have been used by locals for centuries and the guide offers a wealth of insights into the history, geology and wildlife of the areas travelled through. Dotted amongst rugged mountains and working farmland are historic sites dating back to the height of Ancient Greece and impressive rural monasteries. On the coast, white sand bays and dramatic cliffs frame the expansive blue Aegean sea. For each walk, this guide includes detailed route description and Anavasi mapping to aid navigation. It also contains information about getting to the Cyclades and island hopping, along with an English-Greek glossary of key words and phrases and an appendix full of useful contacts.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Rough Guide To The Greek Islands

Author : Lance Chilton
ISBN : 184353259X
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is an essential guide to the varied and beautiful archipelagos of the Aegean and Ionian seas. The guide includes a 24-page ''Things not to Miss'' section - a full-colour introduction to the islands'' highlights. There is in-depth coverage of all the islands, from hedonistic Ios in the Cyclades to tranquil Symi in the Dodecanese. For all regions, there is up-to-the-minute accommodation, restaurant and nightlife listings and practical details on a host of activities, from windsurfing off Kós to trekking on Crete. For those on the move, there is comprehansive information on inter-island ferries and local transport and maps and plans for every island group.
Category: Travel

The Greek Islands

Author : Paul Hetherington
ISBN : UVA:X004563669
Genre : Travel
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Aimed at travelers to the Greek Islands who are interested in the antiquities of the medieval and Byzantine periods. With maps, plans, and illustrations, the personal tours of the sites on each of the 47 islands plus the explanations and historical settings make this a definitive and scholarly companion.
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The Greek Islands

Author : Derek A. C. Davies
ISBN : 087011154X
Genre : Science
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The colorful people, places, and arts of the Greek Islands are portrayed in photographs and text
Category: Science

The Greek Islands

Author : Lawrence Durrell
ISBN : 9780571265251
Genre : Travel
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As every reader of Durrell knows, his writing is steeped in the living experience of the Mediterranean, and especially the islands of Greece. This captivating and highly unusual text, originally conceived as a picture book and now reset in paperback format, weaves together evocative descriptions, history and myth with Durrell's personal reminiscences. No traveller to Greece or admirer of the genius of Durrell should miss it.
Category: Travel

The Secrets Of The Greek Islands

Author : Diana Farr Louis
ISBN : 1847866484
Genre : Travel
File Size : 62.45 MB
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Encompassing all six of Greece's island groups—starting in the west with the Ionian islands, moving east to the Argo-Saronics, continuing to the Cyclades, Crete and the Dodecanese, circling up to the North Aegean islands, and back around to the Sporades and Evia—The Secrets of the Greek Islands highlights some of the most beautiful landscapes and villages of the Mediterranean. From the well-known hot spots of Corfu, Rhodes, and Kos down to the smaller or lesser-known islands such as Meganisi, Poros, and Alonnisos, this stunning gift book takes you on a journey through olive groves, secret coves, and white-washed villas clinging to the rocks.
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241244029
Genre : Travel
File Size : 22.57 MB
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The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands is your indispensible guide to these exciting islands. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the Greek Islands' must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all their major towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer. DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands will help you to discover Greece island by island; from ancient towns, to the Athens metropolis. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of the Greek Islands, even explaining their ancient history and traditions. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
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