Greek Island Book

May 2nd, 2006, 09:48 AM
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Greek Island Book

Can someone recommend a good book on the Greek Islands to read, for a trip planned in June?
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May 2nd, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Are you looking for a guide book or a travel stories book?

Lonely Planet Greek Islands is an ok travel guide book.
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May 2nd, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Both actually!
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May 2nd, 2006, 10:53 AM
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For history and archaeology, the Blue Guide; for ferry travel, Greek Island Hopping; for general travel, take your pick - everyone has their favourite.
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May 2nd, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Check your other thread for further suggestions!
May 2nd, 2006, 11:17 AM
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Rent the movie Shirley Valentine. Summer Lovers is a dud of a movie, but beautiful scenery.

If you like Maeve Binchy, take Nights of Rain and Stars.
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May 3rd, 2006, 06:24 AM
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May 3rd, 2006, 06:26 AM
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oops -- I thought you said Greece, not Greek islands.

Okay... I LOVE "Freedom or Death" by Nikos Kazantzakis.

If you can get it "Farewell Anatolia" by Dido Sotiriou is my favorite book -- not about the islands but it's about Greek stuff

Agree with the Durrell, My Family and Other Animals recommendation, esp. if you go to Corfu but even if you don't.

have fun
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May 3rd, 2006, 01:45 PM
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ANYTHING by Katzantzakis is good; and of course, there's Zorba the Greek.

Guide books- we use Rough Guide, Lonely Planet and Blue Guides. But if you're hopping from archipelago to archipelago you need to watch you've got the right book. None of ours cover everywhere.
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May 3rd, 2006, 03:44 PM
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I really love my copy of "Independent Travellers Greek Island Hopping" by Frewin Poffley. In my humble opinion it is the most informative and entertaining book on the subject. I bought mine on Amazon. Here's the link - For pure aesthetics the Eyewitness series is fab and I regularly thumb a copy of the Greek Island one much to the annoyance of the bookshop owner.

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