Naxos. From the precursor of the Parthenon... (Book published


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Author  Denis Roubien
Publisher  Independently published
Publication Date   May 18, 2018
ISBN  1982932686
Pages  84

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You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you! (look also for the colour edition) This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of black and white photos and maps, a hiking tour in one of the culturally richest and yet not enough known islands of Greece.Having been the cultural and political centre of the Cyclades from ancient times to the Middle Ages, Naxos boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, covering a wide time range.A hidden gemThe island's spectacular beaches resulted in the treasures of the hinterland remaining unknown to the wide public.This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it.So many things to present!Among other things, it presents the most impressive kouroi of ancient Greece, temples that are considered the precursors of the Parthenon, unique iconoclastic and other Byzantine churches that compose what is called the Mystras of the AegeanAlso, one of the best preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean composing an islet from Greece of Latin domination that made it to our days, monasteries that housed schools of international fame, feudal towers and picturesque villages.

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