Athens - Helen Partovi-FraserA travel memoir that takes you straight to the heart of Athens.
In this new book, the author returns to the post-Olympics capital and unveils the fabled city as it really is. Taking the reader behind the scenes, she muses on Athens' turbulent history and legends of the past. We explore:
- The ancient city
- Byzantine Athens and its glittering gems
- Local traditions and the old Turkish quarter
- Street markets and live Zorba's dance
- The modern boulevards
Fascinated by a city, created 2500 years ago to last for eternity, the author captures the soul of Athens and its charismatic people. With a seductive mix of Antiquity and the East, still present in modern, everyday life, the book evokes a transformed capital, throbbing with atmosphere.
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