Accompanying you on walks behind the scenes, the author unveils the city, exploring the ancient monuments, its glittering gems, the old Turkish quarter and modern boulevards.
Relishing the city’s atmosphere, fascinated by its people, she is more than familiar with the ground beneath her feet, enjoying the city’s traditions and delights.
A fantastic book…that sheds new light on Athens.
David Crick, Blackwell’s
The colour and bustle of the capital, with its fascinating mix of Antiquity and the East, still present in modern everyday life, continually permeate these strolls.
The book that has inspired me to go to Athens.
An evocative read for culture lovers.
About the Author
Helen Partovi-Fraser accompanied her father, a Classicist, on a summer trip to Athens, where she stayed some years teaching English. Whilst there she learnt Greek and travelled to remote parts of the country.
On returning to England and graduating from London University, she taught in language schools. After her father’s death, in 2013 she returned to Athens with her daughter to rediscover the secrets of this fast-changing city.