This book is sure to change the image of Athens for all those who either inhabit or visit the city. Innumerable albums have already been published on Athens but none has the original approach of Nikos Desyllas. The photographer has discovered areas of the city that still retain the elegance of a bygone age. Handsome neo-classical
buildings which we pass every day but never notice, moments in Monastiraki, shopkeepers in the old market and sellers of salepi and glassware. He "teams" modern glass buildings with old mansions in a brilliant way whilst, at the same time, portraying the bustling life of the city that is familiar throughout the world.
"The whole Athens area is spread out in the pages of this book: From the Odeum of Herodes Atticus to Pireaus, from the Acropolis to Sounio, from the Monasteries of Kesariani and Dafni to Marathon. Today, as the city experiences the dawn of a new century, we see it in all its splendour with the traces of its history stamped indelibly upon it, Athens inspires awe and admiration - and places on us the burden of preserving a priceless heritage" (Athina Schina).
139 colour photographs.
Bilingual in Greek and English