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Greece: travel books to read before you go
January 13, 2016 – 08:53 pm
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92 Acharnon StreetThis excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Greece guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip.

Pin this image 92 Acharnon Street (John Lucas; 2007) A view into contemporary Greece from the perspective of a visiting English professor at the University of Athens. It reflects the changes that took place during the ‘80s and covers politics to poetry.

Pin this image Eurydice Street: A Place In Athens (Sofka Zinovieff; 2004) An engaging tale of an expat in Athens. The book takes in customs, etiquette, culture and modern history. Recommended by Greeks for its accuracy of modern Greek culture.

Eurydice Street Pin this image Falling for Icarus: A Journey Among the Cretans (Rory MacLean; 2004) The author journeys to Crete to live out his dream of constructing and flying his own plane and entwines his tale with history, myths and portrayals of village life.

Pin this image It’s All Greek to Me! (John Mole; 2004) The humorous and much-acclaimed account of an English family converting a stone ruin into a home on Evia, including their outlandish attempts to ‘fit in’.

Falling for Icarus Pin this image My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell; 1977) The classic, witty story of a childhood spent on Corfu, told by a now-famous naturalist and conservationist. Not surprisingly, flora and fauna find their way into the pages.

Pin this image The Colossus of Marousi (Henry Miller; 1975) Few writers have matched the enthusiasm expressed in this classic tale. Miller’s fervour never flags as he leaps from one adventure to the next.

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