When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, Southern Greece and Mainland Greece, were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development. Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.Taking Kalamata as the starting- point, all the important sites can be visited comfortably in two to three days as part of a circular tour of the Peloponnese. A logical progression would be: ancient Messene and Mount Ithomi, then down to Koroni;anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Companion Guide to Greece|
|Author||:||Brian De Jongh, John Gandon, Geoffrey Graham-Bell|
|Publisher||:||Companion Guides - 2000|