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Potts, Jim

The Ionian Islands and Epirus

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Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the population of Greece, yet they have made a huge contribution to the culture of the country, before and since becoming part of the Greek state. The unsurpassed beauty of the islands and of the Pindus Mountains has stimulated the imagination of countless writers and artists from Homer to Byron, Edward Lear and the Durrells, Louis de Bernières and Nicholas Gage, as well as scores of nineteenth-century travellers.

Drawing a mosaic portrait of the Ionian Islands and special places of interest in Epirus, Corfu resident Jim Potts focuses on the landscapes, legends, traditions and historical events that have appealed most strongly to the imaginations of writers, residents and travellers.

Keywords: Greece, Travel, Greek, History, Corfu, Ancient, Classical, Cyprus, Ionian

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
4
Series
Landscapes of the Imagination
Page amount
279 pages
Category
Geography, Travel
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781908493477
Printed ISBN
9781904955658

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