Santorini & Therasia with Anaphi – McGilchrist’s Greek Islands
Santorini and Therasia with Anaphi in the McGilchrist’s Greek Islands series is a guide on cultural tourism focusing on monuments, archaeology, and the history of art. It is for the visitor who wishes to understand more about the art, history, and architecture of Santorini and Therasia with Anaphi
Nigel Mcgilchrist wrote the Genius Loci Guides after his long experience as a writer of the Blue Guide to the Greek islands.
The series contains no photographs but has specially drawn maps for each island (66 in total) and site plans for every major site (57 in total), together with thoroughly comprehensive textual information. Each guide also recommends a small number of places to stay and eat selected for their simplicity and unpretentiousness.
More about the book series
Twenty Books – Seventy Islands – A hundred and twenty maps & plans – Three thousand four hundred pages
These books about the fascinatingly diverse world of the Aegean Islands are written with a rare combination of scholarship and passion. They are the fruit of three decades of occasional exploration followed by seven years of dedicated study of the islands. And they document, in a detail not attempted before, the wide range of art, architecture, archaeology, history, natural phenomena, fauna, and flora of this island world.
At over 3,400 pages they carry more than twice the amount of information that is available from any other source. That space also gives them the possibility to cover a wide variety of subjects, and to look at those topics with unhurried precision. The exquisite wall paintings of Bronze Age Santorini; the mountain flowers of Samos; the secret rites of the sanctuary of Samothrace; the sponge divers of Symi; the earliest beginnings of European sculpture in the delicate Cycladic figurines; the fantasy architecture of the 1920s & 30s on Rhodes and Leros… whatever the subject, they not only describe but explain the evolution and story behind what the visitor sees and wants to know.
They are the ultimate resource for interested and curious travelers.
We hope that they belong to a new generation of guides which appeal to the thoughtful visitor – to those who are not seeking the shallow, fractured, sound-bite information of the busy picture guides, but who want to penetrate to the heart and spirit and hidden joy of the places they visit.