128 x 195 x 19mm
From the Lonely Planet Journeys series.
This is the story of a journey through the Greece that lies behind tourism's postcard facades.
Katherine Kizilos travels from legendary islands, where ancient myths and modern pleasure-seekers collide, to border zones where she grapples with the paradoxes of national identity. Finally settling in her father's village, deep in the heart of the mountains, she listens to the stories her neighbours tell and observes the changes transforming rural life.
The daughter of migrants, Kizilos writes about Greece with an insider's understanding. In lyrical prose, 'The Olive Grove' describes the generous people, passionate politics and breathtaking landscapes of a country that is frequently visited but rarely explored.