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McGilchrist's Greek Islands

A work of astonishing scope, quality and insight.
Three thousand pages in total, these twenty guidebooks cover the islands of the Aegean in greater detail than any previously written. Over a five-year period the classical scholar and art historian Nigel McGilchrist visited every corner of each island, exploring by all available means every place of historical and cultural interest. Enhanced by detailed site plans and maps specially drawn by Nick Hill Design, this unique series of books will be a must-have possession for everyone who loves these wonderful islands. 
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.McGilchrists's Greek Islands: Complete Set..McGilchrists's Greek Islands: Complete Set.
Volumes 1-20
Nigel McGilchrist
A work of astonishing scope, quality and insight. 3000 pages in total, these twenty guidebooks cover the islands of the Aegean in greater detail than any previously written. Over a five-year period the classical scholar and art historian Nig...
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Argo-Saronic Islands: Salamis, Aegina, Angistri, Poros, Hydra...Argo-Saronic Islands: Salamis, Aegina, Angistri, Poros, Hydra...
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (7)
Nigel McGilchrist
Aegina’s archaeological remains – the well-preserved temple of Aphaia and the ancient site of Kolona – are among the most interesting and important in the Aegean. The deserted site of Palaiochora, the capital of the island during th...
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Chios with Oinousses & PsaraChios with Oinousses & Psara
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (14)
Nigel McGilchrist
Grand and solitary, rich in architecture and flora, Chios is more than any island in the Aegean a world to itself. The refined mosaics of the great 11th century church of Nea Moni are amongst the most important in Greece. Unique to the sou...
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EuboeaEuboea
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (9)
Nigel McGilchrist
The grandeur and beauty of Euboea's landscapes are matched only by their constantly unfolding variety. The island is like a microcosm of all Greece: the northern tip has the feel of the wooded and bucolic landscapes of Corfu; the mountainous gorg...
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Kos with Nisyros & PserimosKos with Nisyros & Pserimos
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (2)
Nigel McGilchrist
Kos has a wide and spacious feel. It holds an astonishing variety of remains from all periods of its long and important history. The town’s skyline is exotically punctuated by minarets left by the Ottoman occupation and giant palm-trees left by...
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Lemnos with Aghios, Efstratios & SamothraceLemnos with Aghios, Efstratios & Samothrace
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (12)
Nigel McGilchrist
Lemnos has one of the most unusual landscapes of the northern Aegean islands - not only its mountainous west but also the grassy rolling expanses of the east have a character not encountered elsewhere. The island acquired importance very early on and...
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LesbosLesbos
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (13)
Nigel McGilchrist
Lesbos has a predominantly rural character, uncommon for an Aegean island. The central valleys and slopes carpeted as far as the eye can see with olive trees, the unusually tranquil waters of its two sea-gulfs that flood the heart of the island like...
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Naxos & the Lesser CycladesNaxos & the Lesser Cyclades
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (17)
Nigel McGilchrist
Largest of all the Cyclades and with the highest peaks in the group, Naxos is the central geographical hub around which they all cluster. It has a patrimony of history, archaeology and monuments which puts it among the three or four artistically rich...
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Northern Cyclades: Andros, Tinos, SyrosNorthern Cyclades: Andros, Tinos, Syros
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (18)
Nigel McGilchrist
Andros strikes the visitor immediately as a quiet, reserved, clean and prosperous corner of Greece, well-treed and with water everywhere. Few other islands can offer such a wealth of shady walks, along valleys of running streams, amongst the flora, b...
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Northern Dodecanese: Kalymnos, Telendos, Leros, Patmos, Lipsi, ANorthern Dodecanese: Kalymnos, Telendos, Leros, Patmos, Lipsi, A
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (15)
Nigel McGilchrist
Kalymnos delights with its combination of easy normality and vivid geographical contrasts: a skeleton of rock-bare mountains breached by shallow plains of intense green fertility; waters reflecting mountain ridges and summits shot through with caves...
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Rhodes with Symi & ChalkiRhodes with Symi & Chalki
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (6)
Nigel McGilchrist
Cosmopolitan, spacious, immensely varied, blessed with a fullness of vegetation and an unforgettable radiance of light, the island of Rhodes has always been a proudly self-sufficient world of its own. The Hospitaller Knights of St John arrived in Rho...
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Samos with Ikaria & FourniSamos with Ikaria & Fourni
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (3)
Nigel McGilchrist
Hera – powerful and often difficult Queen of the Heavens – was born on Samos and that fact meant that from earliest times the island was a particularly important center of cult, with visitors and suppliants coming to it from all points of...
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Santorini & Therasia with AnaphiSantorini & Therasia with Anaphi
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (1)
Nigel McGilchrist
Santorini  is the Mother of Volcanoes (the crater left by the eruption of Karakatoa in Indonesia in 1883 - the largest of modern times - is between one quarter and one third of the size of that at Santorini). At about two hours before sunset the...
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Southern Cyclades: Amorgos, Ios, Sikinos, FolegandrosSouthern Cyclades: Amorgos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (20)
Nigel McGilchrist
The landscape of Amorgos invites dramatic settings. Few other islands combine as succinctly so much history and landscape and important archaeology as Amorgos. Walking on the island is perhaps the greatest pleasure it affords. The three cities founde...
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Southern Dodecanese: Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Tilos, AstySouthern Dodecanese: Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Tilos, Asty
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (16)
Nigel McGilchrist
Karpathos has the wildest landscape and coastal waters in the Dodecanese. Its northern half is a steep sculpted ridge of mountains that drop abruptly to the sea, while the southern tip of the island is an open landscape of soft eroded sandstone. The...
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ThasosThasos
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (11)
Nigel McGilchrist
It would be perfectly possible to come to Thasos to enjoy its beaches, mountain walks, country tavernas and beautiful villages, but it would be a pity to stop at that: few other Greek islands will allow you to come closer to the lived history of Anti...
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Western Cyclades: Kea, Kythnos, Seriphos, Siphnos, Milos, KimoloWestern Cyclades: Kea, Kythnos, Seriphos, Siphnos, Milos, Kimolo
McGilchrists's Greek Islands (19)
Nigel McGilchrist
Kea is unexpectedly rich in history and variety of landscape. The island is particularly good for walking; its valleys favor many species of wild flowers and its upland slopes support magnificent Valonia oaks. In historic antiquity there were four im...
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