Sifnos. Perfect harmony of nature and art (Paperback)
You want to discover the natural and cultural treasures of one of the most extraordinary Greek islands from an expert? This is the book for you
(for a lower price, look for the black and white edition)
You will see this is not just another Greek islands travel guide.
In this book, you will discover, through a travel story and a large number of colour photos with concise historical and architectural explanations, the known and unknown treasures of one of the most extraordinary islands of Greece.
Among other things, you will discover
-the picturesque Cycladic settlements composing the capital Apollonia
-Kastro, the island's old capital, one of the best-preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean Sea
-the island's main pilgrimage, Panaghia Chryssopighi
-the most important archaeological site in Sifnos, the Prehistoric acropolis (citadel) of Aghios Andreas (Saint Andrew), one of the best examples of Mycenaean fortifications in the Cyclades
-chapels of astonishing aesthetic sensitivity
-a nature of incomparable beauty
Although these treasures are presented to you through a hiking tour, even if you don't hike you can see them since you can also reach them 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 at 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 you, the reader with a special interest in cultural sites. In order to help you better understand and remember these sites, they are written as a guided tour. They include encounters with interesting people and other personal travel experiences which will help you organize your own trip beyond the tourist clich's.
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