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Book Review

Title: Nisyros, History and Architecture of an Aegean Island

Author: Richard Economakis with Photography Cornelis de Vries

Publisher: Athens, Melissa, 2001,

English ISBN: 960-204-232-X
Greek ISBN: 960-204-231-1

Reviewed by Paul Campanis (the younger)

The photographs are amazing! Many of them appear to have been taken from
the air. Perhaps in an airplane or helicopter.

It was a bit expensive for my budget but well worth the cost. I read it
all the way through very quickly.

The “History” section taught me a lot about the circumstances in which my
grandfather left Nisyros for the USA in 1911 at age 15. This is a
subject that greatly interests me.

I also learned a lot about the farming and lifestyles of the earlier
Nisyrians. The book provides a heavy dose of architecture that especially
appealed to me as I am in the process of remodelling two houses in

This is the best book I recall reading on the island of Nisyros. It makes a great gift.

We thank the authors for their dedication to our home, sweet home.

Paul B. Campanis (the younger)