An ancient and yet timeless land, a land of rugged mountains, fertile plains, and captivating beaches, bordering both Europe and the Middle East, Greece is a country of great contrasts.
A Portrait of Greece, by Terri Hardin, takes you on a journey through this marvellous land, its present and past. The history and heritage of Ancient Greece has permeated all of WEstern civilisation, from the development of democratic rule in fifth-century BC Athens to the sweeping conwuests of Alexander the Great, the greatest Hellenophile of all time.
A Portrait of Greece is divided into two itineraries. Part I covers the Greek mainland. The first stop on your tour is the ancient city of Athens, the timeless capital of Greece, where the Parthenon rises serenely above the city on the Acropolis, surrounded by other relics of Athens' Golden Age.... Part II takes you to more than 2,000 sun-baked islands that dot the sparkling Aegean and Ionian seas, favorites of tourists and natives alike.
144 pages, with over 150 color photos
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Please note: due to the large size of this coffee-table book, there may be minor scratches or dents on the book jacket.