from the back cover
GREECE. Some come for the beaches. Some for the ruins. Some for the nightlife. Some for the icons. Some come quoting Homer, some Byron, some Zorba and some just ghrow up their hands and say "It's all Greek to me!". Whatever your expectations INSIGHT GUIDE; GREECE is here to inform.
Put together by an expert team of Greek and foreign writers and photographers, this cinematographic blend of pictures and text tells the story of Greek life. This is not theoddified Greece of classical scholars nor the languid Greece of resorts but a Greece alive with the contradictions fo vivid imaginations and tumultuous histor. From the northeastern corner near Turkey and the monasteries of Meteora to the cultural capital of Athens and the explosive island of Santorini, GREECE, initiates you into the local customs and natural splendor of Greece's varied landscape. Contains full colored maps.