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Greece Is Kastellorizo, 2020
Small in area and population but monumental in historical, geopolitical and symbolic significance – as indicated by its official name, Megisti, meaning “The Greatest” – the easternmost island of Greece is being showcased for the first time in an edition that combines the easy-reading narrative style of a magazine with the collectible and enduring aesthetic qualities of a coffee table book.
Kastellorizo’s turbulent history and rich traditions, its cultural and architectural legacy, its special attractions as a travel destination and the many experiences it offers its visitors are all laid out across 140 lavishly illustrated pages, full of fascinating stories and striking photographs. GREECE IS KASTELLORIZO, the 45th edition in Kathimerini’s English-language Greek travel magazine series, is a bookazine that captures life on the island through the ages, puts a human face on history and gives a voice to its witnesses and their descendants. Both an expression of love for the island and an affirmation of its inalienable Greek identity, this volume includes dozens of interviews with, and personal narratives of, friends of the island and distinguished Kastellorizians of the diaspora such as Hellenic Initiative founder Andrew Liveris and Australian pearl and mining magnates Nick Paspaley and Kerry Harmanis respectively, as well as accounts by travel writers, and scholarly articles by experts on the island and the wider region including Nicholas Pappas, Nick Bogiatzis, Angelos Syrigos, Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Fotini Chalvatzi and others.