The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece and the Greek Islands



ISBN: 9780500515747 Category:

Mark Ottaway


From the Ionian Islands in the west to the brilliant blue and white of the Aegean, the villages of Greece and its islands present a picture of incomparable beauty.

The variety of village life and building springs from a multitude of histories and influences, often through foreign occupation. Yet this cannot disguise the fact that these villages are all, in their separate ways, an expression of Greekness, one of the most durable ideals in history.

Here are the most beautiful villages created by that spirit. Complete with appendices of useful information for the traveller, The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece and the Greek Islands presents a fabulous picture of a culture largely lost to other countries of Europe, but loved by visitors every year.

Additional information

Weight 972 g
Dimensions 20.2 x 24.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2011
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.2 x 24.8 cm
Weight 972 g


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Mark Ottaway is the former ChiefTravelWriter at the The Sunday Times.

Hugh Palmer is one of most renowned photographers in the UK of gardens and rural life. He has contributed extensively to the Most Beautiful Villages... series.