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Greece - Culture Smart!
Greece - Culture Smart!

Greece - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9781857338706

Rights: US & CA

Kuperard (Jan 2018)

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Overview

When you enter Greece's mountainous peninsula, with its long coastline and unique archipelago, you are returning to the cradle of Western civilization. And while the ancient Greeks fashioned our political, ethical, aesthetic, and scientific values, their descendants down the ages have continued to set trends and shape world events. The Greek character is a product of the landscape. Surrounded by sea on three sides, the physical features of the land forged the pronounced individuality and strong local patriotism of the warring city-states of antiquity. Their shared history and language formed the basis of a powerful world culture. Today it is coming to terms with its recent economic and political upheavals. The Greeks have repeatedly proved they can adjust and shift their expectations—the new generation knows the old ways have gone and is bracing itself for unpredictable challenges. Culture Smart! Greece will equip you with essential information about the background, values, and attitudes of the people you will meet and give practical advice on how to deal with unfamiliar situations. Life in Greece operates on many criss-crossing levels, offering plenty of possibilities and a variety of lifestyles. Visitors emerge from their Greek experience enriched for life, with an enduring affection for this beautiful land and its gifted people.

Reviews

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

 "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel 

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer "...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Author Biography

Constantine Buhayer is an Anglo-Greek broadcaster, country analyst, and specialist in Greek and Balkan affairs. He has worked as a producer for the BBC and CBS, and he is a regular commentator on television and radio.