Although Attica is home to more than four million people, nearly half the population of the country, parts of this arid and mountainous region are as untouched as if they lay on its distant borders.
To most of the tourists who pass through its airport and seaports, and who stay in Central Athens to visit the famous monuments, this is a genuine terra incognita. In 'Attica' the author has made available some of the rich heritage of history (ancient and modern), legend and tradition, of this fascinating but neglected region. Attica includes stories about Skaramanga, Elefsina, Fili (Phyle), Mount Parnes, Acharnai, Tatoi (Dekelia), Vilia, Mount Kithairon, Eleutherai, Avlona (Kakosalesi), Amphiareion, Aphidnai (Aphidnes), Rhamnous, Marathon, Dionysos, Nea Makri, Mount Pendeli, Pikermi, Pallene, Mount Hymettos, Paiania (Liopesi), Spata, Vravrona (Vraona), Porto Rafti, Mount Lavrion, Sounion, and Makronissos.
The SS and a Hill of Horrors
A Dream Oracle
An Easter Massacre
The Return of a Martyred Wonder-Worker
The Villagers who Vanished Overnight
Concentration Camps in the “Free” West
Drawing Blood for the Goddess
A Monkey-Bite that Led to a National Disaster
Old-Fashioned Rough Justice
Skeletons in Pikermi, and a Scientific Fraud
A Tailor, His Wife and Two Lighthouses
A Road which Seems to Defy Gravity
A Flower Which Bloomed after 2000 Years
Did Jesus Christ Walk in Attica in the 1930s?
The Laws of the Brigands
The Best Kept Secret in the Ancient World
The Dark Foundations of Athenian Greatness
An Early 'Close Encounter of the Third Kind'
...and much, much more
(Other parts of Attica, such as the Saronic Islands and the Megarid will be covered in later volumes in this series.)
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