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A Conversation with Amanda Summer, author of 100 Places In Greece Every Woman Should Go. June 23, 2016.

June 23, 2016


With style, intelligence, and personal anecdotes gleaned from years of working in Greece, archaeologist and award-winning writer Amanda Summer is your personal guide to the best of Greece. In crisp and often humorous storytelling she introduces you to the temples, shrines, grottoes, and churches of this magnificent country, intricately weaving in stories of the women—from goddesses of mythology Athena, Artemis, and Aphrodite to goddesses of cinema and the arts Melina Mercouri, Irini Papas, and Maria Callas—who have molded the history and culture of Greece itself.

From the publisher’s website

4764979_origWhile reading 100 Places in Greece… I found myself being transported back to my first trip to Greece in the late 1970’s. Amanda’s words brought back so much of the excitement I felt then as I traveled by foot, bus and ferry from place to place. The thrill of hiking down the Samaria Gorge, exploring the Plaka, taking the funicular to the top of Lykavittos Hill and seeing the Parthenon…I could go on and on.

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program, Graffiti, to listen to my conversation with Amanda on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the tunein App on your smart device.

CLICK HERE for the publisher’s website for 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go.

CLICK HERE for Amanda’s website.1717913

CLICK HERE for for Amanda’s blog: Travels with Persephone.

CLICK HERE for an sample of the sort of website info Amanda has pepper though out the book. This one is for Lykavittos Hill.

CLICK HERE for another example of a website Amanda has placed in the section on Melissanos: The Port Sandal Maker.

CLICK HERE for one more example. This time for the Benaki Museum.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. billbuschel permalink*
    June 21, 2018 6:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Just My Eyes and commented:

    Thanks for tuning in tonight. Sorry that it’s a repeat but I thought this a perfect choice since many of my listeners are probably packing up their suitcases in preparation of the annual pilgrimage back to Greece. For those of you who’ve never been there this will be a good introduction to one of the most wonderful places on this earth. Enjoy!


  1. Tonight’s program is a recap of Graffiti for 2016. Jan. 19, 2017 | Just My Eyes
  2. Tonight a Repeat of the conversation I Had with Amanda Summer, Author of 100 Places In Greece Every Woman Should Go, Last summer. February 16, 2017 | Just My Eyes

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