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A Book Review Of Greece – The Dance of The Seas
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As a Baby Boomer Travel, Health & Fitness Blogger, I was recently invited by the Author of Greece – The Dance of The Seas – Barbara Athanassiadis, to read and review her latest book publication.
Visiting Greece has always been on the top of my “Must Travel To Next” list for many years now. I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to read her book and learn more about a few of the more popular islands within its territory.
This was an opportunity to read about the author’s personal experiences and adventures throughout the Greek Islands both in the past and present day, as a true Native of Greece.
First, check out this excellent brief 2 minute Greece Tourism Promotional video, introducing you to this beautiful country and its people. Don’t forget to turn your speakers on!
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Greece – A Brief Introduction
Greece has the longest coastline and also is the southernmost country in Europe.There are 2,000 islands encompassing Greece, with only 168 of which are known to be inhabited.
Greece is divided into three geographical regions consisting of the mainland, its islands and Peloponnese, or the peninsula situated south of the mainland. The country is surrounded to the east by the Aegean Sea, to the west by the Ionian Sea and to the south by the Mediterranean Sea.
Corfu Town - Greek Architecture
The City of Athens is the Capital of Greece and is the oldest still inhabited city in all of Europe, at over 3,000 years. It is most notably known around the world for Acropolis Hill and the Citadel, Parthenon Temple and the Acropolis Museum.
This just to name a few among the numerous other historical sites and monuments scattered about the region.
Elounda Bay in Crete
Greece is best known for its ancient history, delicious food, beautiful islands and of course, its pristine beaches.
About The Author Of Greece – The Dance of The Seas
Author - Barbara Athanassiadis
Barbara Athanassiadis was born in Athens and attended school at the American College of Greece, graduating in Business Administration. She also studied French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Barbara had a passion for 19th Century French art criticism, as well as actively engaging in the study of Italian Renaissance Art. For 25 years, she lived in both Rome and Athens, travelling extensively during that time throughout Italy.
As a result, she published a trilogy of books highlighting the Art, Culture and idiosyncrasies of her adopted country of Italy. They have been translated in English and Italian and introduced mainly through private, cultural appearances and lectures.
Her knowledge of history both in Greece & Italy is extensive, as I discovered in reading her book.
Greece – The Dance of The Seas – Introduction
Sunset in Santorini
This enchanting read will have you visiting some of Greece’s more beautiful and picturesque Islands, both back in her younger years and most recent visits.
Barbara recollects and invites you into her childhood memories, recalling her travels and adventures she enjoyed with her family over the years.
At the same time, revisiting these islands as an adult and detailing how they have dramatically changed in time.
Corfu Island and Epirus Mountains
As you learn about the islands of Corfu, Hydra, Delos, Paros, Crete, Santorini and many more, Barbara will take you on an historical journey into each of the islands incredible storied past.
Her attention to detail will have you envisioning and longing to visit these picturesque islands of Greece.
Island of Castellorizo Greece
“My last book, GREECE, The Dance of the Seas, which belongs to the travel literature genre, is my journey to the islands of Greece.
Artist friends, as well as poets, architects and cosmopolitan collectors, have enthralled me with their stories of the islands where I invite my readers to reach a more subtle approach to the Greek heritage. – Barbara Athanassiadis ”
Greece – The Dance of The Seas -Recommendations
Port of Kastellorizo Greece
If you are a history buff and love to travel, this book is a must read. Particularly so, if you have aspirations of visiting Greece at some point, as I am.
It will have you yearning to visit each and every one of the islands mentioned, making it very hard to decide on which ones to actually visit!
The Poseidonion Hotel - Spetses
I thoroughly enjoyed the read and many times because of her writing ability, felt as if I was traveling with her on some of her adventures.
With great attention and detail to each island’s very interesting historical past, along with her past and present travel experiences and memories, Greece – The Dance of The Seas is definitely a publication definitely worthy of the author’s claim.
Below, I have listed the link to her Official website page for your convenience. Here you will find access and information on all of the author’s previous publications, videos, links for purchasing and more.
📖 BarbaraAthanassiadis – Author
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I’ve also listed the Official Greece Tourism link below to their website page for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this Amazing Country has to offer.
🌅 Visit Greece – Tourism
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Although my copy of Greece – The Dance of The Seas was provided by and in collaboration with author Barbara Athanassiadis, rest assured all content and opinions are mine and reflect my personal experience only.
All of the photographs shown in this post were provided the books author with exclusive rights to publish.
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“Greece Is One Of The Sunniest Countries On Earth With Over 250 Sunny Days A Year On Average.”
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