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Athens and Beyond: 30 Day Trips and Weekends

Athens and Beyond: 30 Day Trips and Weekends

Author(s): Diana Farr Louis

Location(s): Athens

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

Whether in hot pursuit of a traditional festival in the mountains, a riveting fresco hidden in an Attican church, a new find coming to light in the archaeological sites of the Peloponnese, or even just a very good island wine – Diana Farr Louis has been taking to the roads less travelled in Greece for the last thirty years and coming back to Athens with ever more stories, recipes, and a deep sense of what makes the country what it is today. In this, her first collection of travel writing, Louis recounts her day trips around Athens and a little further afield, bringing together the history, mythology cuisine and culture of each place with the east of a local, and the eye for detail of a modern-day Pausanias.

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