Down the gorge to Agia Roumeli
and a rescue by ships and submarines.
Photo feature by Taha Ouda ISTANBUL, May 17 (KUNA) -- Hardly can a visitor of Istanbul miss the impressive Roumeli
Hissar Castle, admiring greatness and unique beauty of such historical site.
I followed this with his Roumeli
, travels in Northern Greece, published in 1966, where he delves into history, producing an intriguing blend of past and present.
En 1984, el historiador, escritor y militar ingles Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor (1915-2011), amante de lo griego y autor de libros como "Mani: Viajes por el sur del Peloponeso" (1958) y "Roumeli
" (1966), y que logro secuestrar al general Heinrich Kreipe, comandante aleman de la isla de Creta en 1944, cruzo a nado el Helesponto a los 69 anos.
His other book on Greece, Roumeli
, was published in April 1966, when Waugh died.
The companion volume to Mani was called Roumeli
: Travels in Northern Greece (1966; Fig.
I suspect I was barely out of my teens when I first picked up his Greek travelogues, Mani and Roumeli
. At 18, Leigh Fermor was far more adventurous.
THE only way into Loutro in southwest Crete is on foot by winding cliff paths or by ferry from larger Chora Sfakia or Agia Roumeli
during the summer.
THE sign outside the taverna in Agia Roumeli
held a promise I couldn't resist.
"In the picture Dave is on board the local ferry to Agia Roumeli
," said Paula.
Mani and Roumeli
by Patrick Leigh Fermor (John Murray, 8.99 [pounds sterling])
The first is Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese ([pounds sterling]8.99) first published in 1958 and Roumeli
: Travels in Northern Greece ([pounds sterling]8.99) which first appeared in 1966.