Andros. The Little England of the Cyclades (Paperback)
You want to discover the treasures of one of the culturally richest and yet mostly unknown Greek islands? This is the book for you (look also for the colour edition)
This is not just another Greek Islands travel guide. This book describes, through a travel story and a large number of black and white photos, the known and unknown treasures of one of the culturally richest and yet not enough known islands of Greece.
Andros is not among the most known and visited islands of Greece. And yet, it deserves much more attention, since its hidden beauties are many more than the obvious ones. This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it.
Among other things, it presents one of the most beautiful neoclassical ensembles in Greece, historic monasteries, beautiful villages, a landscape of waterfalls and astonishing greenery in the arid Cyclades and the island's great naval tradition, which gave it the nickname of 'Little England'. Although these treasures are presented through a hiking tour, also those who don't hike can see them, since they are also accessible by car.
The author of this book holds a PhD in Architectural History from the National Technical University of Athens and a master in heritage preservation from the Ecole de Chaillot of Paris. He is a professor in the University of the Peloponnese, where he teaches these subjects. He is also a fervent cultural hiker. His travel books (mostly about Greece) are addressed to a public with a special interest in cultural sites. In order to help the readers better understand and remember these sites, they are written as a guided tour, including encounters with interesting people and other personal travel experiences which could help the readers organise their own trip beyond the tourist clich's.