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The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglu, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook and irrepressible gourmet takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. The aothir has signed this book twice on the tille page. Signed by Author. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$65.00

The Olive Route : A Personal Journey Through the Heart of the Mediterranean

By Drinkwater, Carol

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006. "Starting out from her Provencal olive farm to distant Mediterranean shores .. on a quest for the olive's ancient secrets .. tracking , amongst others, the Cretans, Phoenicians Greeks and Romans, as well as encountering its modern-day inhabitants [she] returns to her home bringing with her many inspirational tales of this tree of eternity" 328p. index (chip to dj, else fine) (Greece pp.221-255, Crete pp. 256-278) . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Twelve Days in Crete

By Robertson, Jean & Gardiner, Duncan

London: Sunday Times, 1972. Small travel guide issued by the Suday Times. This copy with a personal inscription by Jean Robertson. Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$10.00

Crete, Rhodes and Delos

By Alexandrakis, Maria & Mantzoufa, Clio

Athens: Alexman Editions, 1963. Vintage pocket sized guide for tourists covering 3 popular Greek islands 119p. plates (B & W). 1st Greek Ed.. Pbk.. Fine. Illus. by Foreword By Lawrence Durrell.

$7.50

Monastery of Arkadi : History - Art - Traditions

By Provatakis, Theocharis

Athens: Toumbis, 1986. A small but well illustrated and informative guide to the Monastery of Arkadi in Crete, famous for the heroic resistance to the Turkish occupation (1866-1869) 80p. illus. index. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$15.00

Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'
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Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'

By Freely, John

New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2008. Crete, the 'Great Island' of Greece, has been home to such figures as the legendary King Minos, El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. In myth, it is associated with Daedalus and Icarus and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, its visitors lured by the promise of spectacular beaches and the remains of some of the most influential and ancient civilisations in Europe. Part history, part guide, "Crete" includes comprehensive and detailed itineraries, covering the cities of Iraklion, Rethymnon and Chania; the great Minoan palaces at Knossos, Phaestos and Ayia Triadha plus Graeco-Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and Venetian churches. Scattered throughout are the myths, legends and folklore of the island, as well as notes on its hidden gems: scenic stopping-off points, untouched beaches, mountain villages and tavernas, where the ancient ritual songs and dances of Crete are still performed.'In the middle of the sable sea, there lies an isle called Crete, a ravisher of eyes...' . Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$10.00

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglou, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook and irrepressible gourmet takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. Bookplate of previus owner on ffep, else fine. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Fine.

$20.00

In Greece - Crete : A Publication of the State Tourist Department of Greece,

Athens: State Tourist Department of Greece, 1948. "Dedicated to the Heroic Island of Crete". Concise history of Crete for tourists. Some colour reproductions of art, pottery and frescoes. Unpaginated (64p.]. Illus col. & B & W. Text clean and tight but some slight scuffing and soiling. [WorldCat lists only 1 copy/set in the USA]. Original Wraps. Good>Very Good.

$60.00

180 Poiemata Tou Steliou Markoyiannaki; Prorrosmens Gia Tragoudiai

By Markoyioannakis, Stelios

Rethymno, 2007. 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$40.00

Nikos Kazantzakis : A Biography Based on His Letters.

By Kazantzakis,Helen

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968. "...the wife of Nikos Kazantzakis - novelist,poet,philosopher .....- has set out to record the life,the work,the thoughts the loves,of a major figure in world literature." 598p.plates.index Review copy with note tipped in "with compliments of Eve Orpen" . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by Trans. Amy Mims.

$45.00

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglu, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook and irrepressible gourmet takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. . 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. New/New.

$30.00

Everyday Life in the Village

By Saunders,Michael

Athens: Athens News, 2007. "How a series of disasters resulted in happiness for an english couple on a Greek island" What does an urban British couple know about runaway turkeys, out-of-control egg production and the finer points of manure selection? Not much! But that doesn't stop Michael and Pauline from embarking on their harebrained dream of building a home, and a new life, in a Greek village.Michael Saunders has been writing a humorous column about everyday life in a remote village in Crete for the Athens News. ". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

George Psychoundakis: a Letter to C. A. Trypanis

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh (Psychoundakis, George)

Athens: American College of Greece, 1999. Library series (American College of Greece), no. 8. Text of a letter addressed to Oxford professor Constantine Trypanis (in English and Greek) about the contemporary Cretan poet and resistance hero George Psychoundakis who translated both the Illiad and The Odyssey into his local Cretan Dialect. "Of this first edition, 1250 copies have been printed in October 1999. Of these 940 are sewn into wrappers ... Design by Matthew Jennett" Letter praising George Psychoundakis' translation of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad into the Cretan dialect.. French Wraps. As New.

$195.00

Greece and the Great Powers 1863-1875

By Dontas, Domna

Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies., 1966. Greek political and diplomatic relations in the early years of the reign of George , and covering issues sucj as the Cretan insurrection of 1866-69 Originally a PhD thesis submitted to the University of London ) 223p. bibliography.. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$60.00

In Sfakia

By Trudgill, Peter

Athens: Lycabettus Press (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) " In Sfakiá is an affectionate, personal account of the historic and remote Cretan region of Sfakiá and its main village, Chóra Sfakíon, as encountered by the author and his wife starting in the late 1970s. The landscape is rugged, as are the Sfakian people, who are renowned for their heroism, fierceness, dignity and independence -- and even today they remain "hospitable to the point of insanity". We follow the couple as they become increasingly engaged with the local people, language, customs, landscape, history and legends, tragedies and triumphs of the region; we learn of their personal adventures and observe their gradually increasing understanding of Village life." . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Mantinades : Selected Love Distichs of Crete

By Spyridakis, Stylianos V

New Rochelle NY: Aristide D. Caratzas / Melissa International Ltd., 1997. 128 p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket as Issued.

$40.00

Ill Met By Moonlight

By Moss,W.Stanley

London: Buchan & Enright, 1985. On 26 April 1944, Generalmajor Karl Kreipe, commanding the German forces occupying Crete, left H Q at Heraklion for his perisonal quarters. He never arrived. Instead, he was driven past 24 of his own guard posts, acknowledging the sentries'salutes while a hidden British officer pressed a gun into his side. 20 days later Kreipe and his chief abductors - Major Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the author - reached British-held Cairo. One of the finest true adventure stories of the last war, this justly famous book describes the secret landings, the plan, the stalking and victim. Moss's sharp eye brings to life the national characteristics of thw German solider, the British officer, and the Cretan andarte - characteristics which often showed themselves all too strongly during the day of "monotony, and sweat, and thirst, and sickening fear' in the mountains, hiding from a huge Nazi manhunt. The tale (based on Moss's own diaries) is told with humour and tolerance and, the fear and discomfort forgotten, is today remembered as one of romantic valour. The exploit earned even the Germans' grudging admiration, and showed them that their most exalted commanders were not safe from death or capture. 192p. illus. Withdrawn from the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Ex-Library with usual marks. Solidly rebound with original paper wraps laminated to boards.. Reprint. Rebound Copy. Very Good. Ex-Library.

$12.00

Kreta [IN GERMAN]

By Bryans,Robin

Munchen Germany: Prestel, 1970. 446p. illus maps.index. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

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