Greek travel Diaries

If you are not able to travel to Greece at the moment but would like to get that feeling again, then why not reading some travel diaries?
And even better…If you are at the advanced level in Greek, then you can also improve your Greek reading and listening skills at the same time.

Below more information about the eBook,
Travel Diaries About Greece, by 19th-century British Writers – Athens, Sparta & Mani.

Adapted and translated by Eleni Maria Georgiou.
Accompanied by the Greek Audio-Book, narrated by Eva Christodoulou (omilo teacher)

Καλώς ήλθατε στον τόμο 1 των Ελληνικών Ταξιδιωτικών Ημερολογίων από Συγγραφείς του 19ου Αιώνα: Ελληνικό-Αγγλικό Παράλληλο Κείμενο.

Αυτό το βιβλίο περιέχει τρία γοητευτικά και αυθεντικά ημερολόγια ταξιδιού από ταξίδια στην Αθήνα, τη Σπάρτη και τη Μάνη μεταξύ των ετών 1857-1876.
Ο J. P. Mahaffy περιγράφει την Αθήνα και την Ακρόπολη ενώ ο Bayard Taylor περιγράφει και τις τρεις πόλεις.
Οι προσωπικές αναφορές αυτών των συγγραφέων για το πώς ήταν αυτές οι ελληνικές πόλεις πριν από περίπου 150 χρόνια, δεν είναι μόνο μια πολύτιμη πηγή ιστορικών στοιχείων, αλλά και μια ενδιαφέρουσα παρατήρηση της καθημερινής ζωής στην Ελλάδα εκείνη την εποχή.

Πώς Λειτουργεί Αυτό το Βιβλίο
Το κάθε κείμενο παρουσιάζεται με 3 διαφορετικούς τρόπους:
1) Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά | Tο ελληνικό κείμενο είναι πλεγμένο με το αγγλικό, πρόταση πρόταση.
2) Ελληνικά | Εδώ θα διαβάσετε ολόκληρο το κείμενο στα ελληνικά μόνο.
3) AΡΧΕΙΟ ΗΧΟΥ στα Ελληνικά | Ακούστε το κείμενο ενώ διαβάζετε.



This eBook is designed for the Greek language student as well as the lover of Greece. It contains three charming and authentic travelogues from trips to Athens, Sparta, and Mani between the years of 1857-1876. J. P. Mahaffy describes Athens while Bayard Taylor gives an account of all three cities.

These writers’ personal accounts of what these Greek cities were like roughly 150 years ago are not only a valuable source of historical evidence, but also an interesting observation of
the everyday life in Greece at that time. After the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, most of Greece had come under Ottoman rule. As revolutionary nationalism finally grew across Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries and the power of the Ottoman Empire declined, Greek nationalism began to gather momentum and found support in Western European philhellenes. The Greek War of Independence lasted from 1821 to 1832, after which the Greek kingdom was established.

Leisure travel to Greece began in the second half of the 19th century, and the writings of foreign travelers to Greece were considered a significant source of information on the condition of modern Greece at that time.

Τhe Benefits of Parallel Texts
 They allow readers to access texts beyond their level. The presence of the translation right at hand provides you with support as long as you need it.
 They expose readers to a world of literary and descriptive language (rather than just an isolated vocabulary list).
 They help readers to expand their vocabulary, both in Greek and English, and also increase their ability to use words correctly and in context.

How This Book Works
Each text is presented in 3 different ways:
1) Greek-English | In this part, the Greek text is intertwined with the English, sentence by
2) Greek | This part features the entire text in Greek only.
3) Greek audio file | Listen to the Greek text while you read.

Click below to listen to the introduction in Greek, (Audio by Eva). 


eBook with 53  pages:   (A4- format, PDF file, Greek Audio)

How does the text look like?

Below 3 example of pages;

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Example page with Greek Text only + Audio file
(Note; this is a photo of the text, so you can not click on the Audio-file button!)

























Example page with Greek – English Parallel text ;


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If you want to travel to Greece, back in time, while improving your Greek,
then click on the button below and purchase

your printable eBook + Audio-book.

eBook with 53  pages:   (A4- format, PDF file)