Books We Like

The Library at Perivolas provides a selection of books in several languages. There are some translated works of Greek writers and subjects of Greek history, but mostly our library is composed of books left by our guests, free to be read and passed along or exchanged by future guests. Below is a selection of books whose stories are either passed on, or refer to the island.
Herbert List (1903-1975) had photographed for numerous magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Life and was a member of Magnum Photos. His images of Greece were takend between 1937 and 1939 – landscapes, sculptures, destroyed temples, human figures against the sea – and they form a vision of a classic Greece flooded with light and beauty. List’s work influenced a number of latter Greek photographers and has an important place in the history of photography in Greece.

Herbert List (1903-1975) had photographed for numerous magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Life and was a member of Magnum Photos. His images of Greece were takend between 1937 and 1939 – landscapes, sculptures, destroyed temples, human figures against the sea – and they form a vision of a classic Greece flooded with light and beauty. List’s work influenced a number of latter Greek photographers and has an important place in the history of photography in Greece.

Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965 by Robert McCabe  "The beauty and simplicity of the enchanted land as it was for hundreds of years."

Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965 by Robert McCabe "The beauty and simplicity of the enchanted land as it was for hundreds of years."

A biography of a person and a place, a life full of storms and calms in Santorini and Piraeus, yesterday and today. A life indissolubly bound up with the sea, shipping and seamanship: from the sails of the schooner, to the Liberty Ships as indemnity for the War: from neighbourhood gatherings on the Island, to travels into Europe.

A biography of a person and a place, a life full of storms and calms in Santorini and Piraeus, yesterday and today. A life indissolubly bound up with the sea, shipping and seamanship: from the sails of the schooner, to the Liberty Ships as indemnity for the War: from neighbourhood gatherings on the Island, to travels into Europe.

This book is like a bird. A migratory bird that would like to pick ypu up gently and fly you away. Its two wings target different points, therefore have two different aims. One wants the traveller to get to know the little town of Oia and the work of its people. The other aims beyond what the senses easily perceive. It seeks to put into words what is hidden, to hover over it just long enough for it to be revealed.

This book is like a bird. A migratory bird that would like to pick ypu up gently and fly you away. Its two wings target different points, therefore have two different aims. One wants the traveller to get to know the little town of Oia and the work of its people. The other aims beyond what the senses easily perceive. It seeks to put into words what is hidden, to hover over it just long enough for it to be revealed.

The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell was published in 1978 and is a very personal guide that weaves together evocative descriptions, history and myth, architectural and archaeological study and personal reminiscence. With one hundred outstanding photographs, this book is another classic by Durrell who knew Greece as well as anyone in history as well as a systematic exploration of the many islands of the Aegean Sea some well-known and others more obscure.

The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell was published in 1978 and is a very personal guide that weaves together evocative descriptions, history and myth, architectural and archaeological study and personal reminiscence. With one hundred outstanding photographs, this book is another classic by Durrell who knew Greece as well as anyone in history as well as a systematic exploration of the many islands of the Aegean Sea some well-known and others more obscure.

Ferdinand Fouqué's study of the Santorini archipelago in the Aegean Sea was first published in French in 1879. It quickly became known as a valued resource, not only on Santorini but also on volcanoes, their characteristics, and the remarkable archaeological artifacts that Fouqué discovered under the volcanic rock of Santorini's most famous eruption. In short, the work proved invaluable to geologists and archaeologists alike.

Ferdinand Fouqué's study of the Santorini archipelago in the Aegean Sea was first published in French in 1879. It quickly became known as a valued resource, not only on Santorini but also on volcanoes, their characteristics, and the remarkable archaeological artifacts that Fouqué discovered under the volcanic rock of Santorini's most famous eruption. In short, the work proved invaluable to geologists and archaeologists alike.

For more than ten years, Jacoline Vinke has been travelling all over Greece searching for exceptional small hotels and guesthouses. In this book, she presents her 222 favourite discoveries, places marked by character, charm, beauty, warmth and friendliness. An appealing guesthouse that won’t blow the budget, a spoil-me-rotten honeymoon hotel, a bed and breakfast right by the sea, a family-run little hotel in town or a cosy mountain retreat - whatever you are looking for, you will find it…

For more than ten years, Jacoline Vinke has been travelling all over Greece searching for exceptional small hotels and guesthouses. In this book, she presents her 222 favourite discoveries, places marked by character, charm, beauty, warmth and friendliness. An appealing guesthouse that won’t blow the budget, a spoil-me-rotten honeymoon hotel, a bed and breakfast right by the sea, a family-run little hotel in town or a cosy mountain retreat - whatever you are looking for, you will find it…

Kristin Valla portrays destination that can give the reader a romantic experience. The book includes 55 of the most romantic destinations and hotels, among which are Paris, Malaysia, Mallorca and Santorini.

Kristin Valla portrays destination that can give the reader a romantic experience. The book includes 55 of the most romantic destinations and hotels, among which are Paris, Malaysia, Mallorca and Santorini.

Kochilas delivers new material with her customary aplomb, knowledge, and enthusiasm. The book, 380 pages of recipes and photographs, is one that some might be tempted to leave on the coffee table, because it is both beautiful to look at and eminently readable, but its more than 200 original, mouth-watering recipes that demand to be brought into the kitchen.

The Country Cooking of Greece by Diane Kochilas

Kochilas delivers new material with her customary aplomb, knowledge, and enthusiasm. The book, 380 pages of recipes and photographs, is one that some might be tempted to leave on the coffee table, because it is both beautiful to look at and eminently readable, but its more than 200 original, mouth-watering recipes that demand to be brought into the kitchen.

Nelly's Santorini  Photographs from 1925-1930

Nelly's Santorini Photographs from 1925-1930

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