The Companion Guide to Greece

October 2000
16 black and white, 44 line illustrations
572 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Companion Guides
ISBN: 9781900639354
Format: Paperback
Companion Guides
BISAC TRV009060, TRV009080

The Companion Guide to Greece

Brian de Jongh

Revised by John Gandon, Geoffrey Graham-Bell

When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, Southern Greece and Mainland Greece, were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development.

Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.


Essential reading for anyone planning a journey to Greece. COUNTRY LIFE
Dotted throughout with rich and informative disquisitions... at once warm, humane and dry in the best sense. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
It is difficult to think of a writer of guides today with whom to compare de Jongh in his far-reaching familiarity with Greece. To our knowledge, this is the best guide to Mainland Greece in English. ATHENIAN

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