There are a lot of books, cookbooks and movies about Greece. Everything from ancient Greek mythology to modern novels. Movies run the gamut from hilarious comedies to historical sagas.
And for cooking, well the Mediterranean Diet has been well publicized over the years as one of the healthiest ways to eat. Some of its many benefits include good health, reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes, improved mental clarity and longevity. Just search the Mediterranean diet and you will find hundred of books including numerous recipe books.
So if you can’t find something on our hand-picked list to get you in the mood for the Greek Islands and Greece, you just aren’t trying hard enough!
Electronic Books are Great When You Travel
Electronic books are great when you travel. You can carry multiple books with you and you don’t have to worrying about finding a book in English if you are traveling where English is not the spoken language. Amazon, and the Kindle, makes it easy to read books whether on a Kindle device or any other device you might already have, just download the Kindle reading software.
With the introduction of Kindle Unlimited, an “all you can read” service from Amazon you can also download a huge selection of books for free. You can join Amazon Kindle Unlimited with a 30-Day Free Trial Your vacation might be a great time to test out the service.
If you are a member of your local library you can also check-out e-books or audio books and read/listen to them. All of these options make finding and reading a good book about your destination easier and more convenient.
Amazon has recently introduced a Kindle preview functionality and we are going to try it for the fiction category in this post. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment at the end of the post (a URL is not required to leave a comment.)
Fiction (Novels) About Greece
Just click in the book title to see a preview of the Kindle book. The book is also in the Compass & Fork Shop and can be purchased in any format.
|Nights of Rain and Stars
by Maeve Binchy
by Victoria Hislop
by Jeffrey Siger
(This author has a series of books,all set in Greece.)
Pascali’s Island by Barry Unsworth (1908 , Greece under Ottoman Rule) (No Kindle Version Available)
|The Illiad by Homer
|The Odyssey by Homer
Non Fiction About Greece
Eleni by Nickolas Gage
The Greek Myths by Robert Graves
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell
WOG Boy (2000)- Australian comedy
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (Santorini)
Bourne Identity (Mykonos)
For Your Eyes Only (James Bond 1981, Hang gliding scene is at the cliff hanging monasteries of Meteora)
Zorba The Greek (1964)
Shirley Valentine (Mykonos, 1989)
|The Country Cooking of Greece By Diane Kochilas
|The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean By Aglaia Kremezi
|The Food and Wine of Greece: More Than 300 Classic and Modern Dishes from the Mainland and Islands By Diane Kochilas
|The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health By Nancy Harmon Jenkins
|Culinaria Greece By Marianthi Milona
Do you have any other favorite books, cookbooks and movies about Greece not on this list? Let us know in the comments below.