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A book review about Greece – The Dance of the Seas
As a Baby Boomer travel, health and fitness blogger, I was recently invited by Greek author – The Dance of the Seas – Barbara Athanassiadis to read and review her latest book release.
A visit to Greece has been at the top of my “Must Travel To Next” list for many years. I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to read her book and learn more about some of the most popular islands in its area.
This was an opportunity to read about the author’s personal experiences and adventures in the Greek islands, past and present, as a true native of Greece.
First, check out this excellent short 2 minute promotional video for Greece where you will get to know this beautiful country and its people. Don’t forget to turn on your speakers!
Oh my Greece | Unlock the Feeling YouTube video
Greece – a brief introduction
Greece has the longest coastline and is also the southernmost country in Europe. There are 2,000 islands that comprise Greece, only 168 of which are known to be inhabited.
Greece is divided into three geographic regions consisting of the mainland, its islands and the Peloponnese or the peninsula south of the mainland. The country is surrounded by the Aegean Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Corfu Town – Greek Architecture
The city of Athens is the capital of Greece and with over 3,000 years the oldest still inhabited city in all of Europe. It is known worldwide for the Acropolis Hill and Citadel, Parthenon Temple and Acropolis Museum.
These are just to name a few of the numerous other historical sites and monuments that are scattered throughout the region.
Elounda Bay in Crete
Greece is 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 with a degree in Business Administration. She also studied French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Barbara had a passion for 19th century French art criticism and was actively engaged in the study of Italian Renaissance art. She lived in both Rome and Athens for 25 years, during which time she traveled extensively in Italy.
As a result, she published a trilogy of books that highlighted the art, culture and idiosyncrasies of her adopted country, Italy. They have been translated into English and Italian and introduced mainly through private, cultural appearances and lectures.
Her knowledge of the history of Greece and Italy is extensive, as I discovered while reading her book.
Greece – The Dance of the Seas – Introduction
Sunset on Santorini
With this enchanting read, you’ll visit some of the most beautiful and picturesque islands in Greece, both in recent years and on recent visits. Barbara remembers and invites you into her childhood memories and recalls her travels and adventures that she has enjoyed with her family over the years.
At the same time, these islands are revisited as adults, detailing how they have changed dramatically over time.
Corfu Island and Epirus Mountains
As you get to know the islands of Corfu, Hydra, Delos, Paros, Crete, Santorini and many more, Barbara takes you on a historical journey into each of the islands’ incredibly rich history.
Their attention to detail makes you imagine and yearn to visit these picturesque islands of Greece.
Castellorizo island Greece
“My last book, GREECE, The Dance of the Seas, which belongs to the genre of travel literature, is my trip to the Greek islands. Artist friends, as well as poets, architects, and cosmopolitan collectors have intrigued me with their stories about the islands where I invite my readers to take a more subtle approach to the Greek heritage. – Barbara Athanassiadis ”
Greece – The Dance of the Seas – Recommendations
Kastellorizo harbor Greece
If you are a history buff and love to travel, this book is a must have. Especially if you have the ambition to visit Greece at some point, like me.
You will long to visit each of the mentioned islands, which makes it very difficult to decide which one to actually visit!
The Poseidonion Hotel – Spetses
I really enjoyed reading and many times felt like I was traveling with her on some of her adventures because of her writing skills.
With great attention and attention to detail for the very interesting historical past of each island, along with their past and present travel experiences and memories, Greece – The Dance of the Seas is definitely a publication that definitely deserves the author’s claim.
Below I have listed the link to their official website page for your convenience. Here you will find access to and information on all of the author’s previous publications, videos, links to purchase, and more.
📖 BarbaraAthanassiadis – Author
I have also listed the official link for Greece tourism at the bottom of the website. It has excellent information on everything this amazing country has to offer.
🌅 Visit Greece – Tourism
Safe and healthy travel! 🙂
Although my edition of Greece – The Dance of the Seas was provided by and in collaboration with the author Barbara Athanassiadis, you can be sure that all content and opinions are mine and only reflect my personal experiences. All photos shown in this post were made available to the book author with exclusive publication rights.
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“Greece is one of the sunniest countries on earth with an average of over 250 sunny days per year.”
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