Rethymno: Soul Of Crete by Stella Kalogeraki
A solid look at the city of Rethymnon on the island of Crete. It looks at their history, culture, and the natural beauty to be found there. It's a tourist guidebook, but the author is an archaeologist so it's sombre in tone. It doesn't talk about the best night clubs, or restaurants rather it lists notable churches, has diagrams of historically significant doors, and other architecture in the city. That being said, there are some walking itineraries, and driving itineraries at the back of the book to guide tourists in the best way to explore the prefecture. The inside flap also has a city map of Rethymnon.
Crete is a special place for myself, as my father was born there. I even feel like it's my second home. I bought this book on a trip there. I didn't get a chance to read it when I was there, as I was too busy enjoying myself, but opening it now gives me good vibes and helps me remember my time in Crete. Crete has the best beaches I've ever been to in the world. Ah, I miss my family too! If only the world weren't so large :D
Rating: ★★★★ Book #44 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge