Wonders of Continental Greece. Thessaly: Pelion - Meteora (Paperback)
"One of the best Greece Travel Guide books of all time" - BookAuthorityYou want to discover the cultural and natural treasures of two very special parts of Greece from an expert? This is the book for you
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You will see this is not just another Greece travel guide.
In this book, you will discover, through a travel story and a large number of black and white photos and maps, with concise historical and architectural explanations, the known and unknown treasures of two of the most extraordinary parts of Greece.
Pelion, a mountain surrounded by sea, is a dreamlike combination of nature and human creations.
Meteora, a combination of natural wonders and rich cultural heritage, is the second most important monastic community in Greece after Mount Athos, in a unique natural environment. Close to Meteora, the Theopetra cave, one of the most important Prehistoric findings in Greece, and Trikala, Thessaly's most beautiful historical centre.
This book presents to you all this uniqueness.
Among other things, you will discover
-a historical centre and villages containing some of the best samples of Greek traditional architecture
-Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and monasteries
-one of the most beautiful railway routes in Europe
-some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece
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's 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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