The Companion Guide to the Greek Islands by Ernle BradfordThe Companion Guide to the Greek Islands by Ernle Bradford

The Companion Guide to the Greek Islands

byErnle Bradford, Francis PaganRevised byFrancis Pagan

Paperback | August 20, 1998

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 183 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


When Ernle Bradford's 'Companion Guide to the Greek Islands' first appeared it was immediately hailed as the very best guide to the diverse and endlessly fascinating islands of the Aegean and Ionian seas. Vivid accounts of island landfalls and the islanders' traditional ways of life lead deeper, into the discovery of a hidden monastery, a hill-top village and quiet beaches, now accessible to the enquiring traveller. The classical, Byzantine and medieval past, visible in ruined temples and harbour fortifications, is brought to life in accounts of the legendary exploits of gods and goddesses and all-too-real raids by marauding pirates, while archaeological discoveries colour in the vibrant island life of previous centuries. But even if modern communications have made travel easier than in the days when Ernle Bradford sailed from harbour to harbour, the fisherman squatting on the ruins of a medieval quay with a transistor radio for company still mends his nets and makes his delicate cane fishtraps in the same way as his remote ancestors as they watched the triremes of Athens pass on their way to sacred Delos. Photographs by George Domatas.This edition is a revision by FRANCIS PAGAN of his extended version of the original book prepared a decade ago, which added sixteen islands to the original list. While there has been change and development, there have also been new archaeological finds and new places have been brought within reach of the visitor.
Title:The Companion Guide to the Greek IslandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:422 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.94 inPublished:August 20, 1998Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1900639181

ISBN - 13:9781900639187

Look for similar items by category:


From Our Editors

When you’re going travelling, you want to have an entertaining, informative guide who will show you the best sites and really get you in touch with local culture. Ernle Bradford is that guide in The Companion Guide To The Greek Islands. You’ll find that his knowledge of the area is not only unsurpassed and extensive, he makes great company too. This travel book isn’t just a list of sites and hotels; it’s a companion and friend.

Editorial Reviews

A consistently first-rate series. THE TIMES