Meis books are popular souvenirs for Greece visitors
Two coffee table books of Georges Meis’s spectacular photographs — Thera or Santorini and The Diamonds of the Aegean — also have been popular treasures for travellers to take home from their Greek holidays. I have both volumes (in fact, they are my favourite souvenirs from all my trips to Greece), and I have seen copies of the beautiful big books being carried by other travellers passing through the Athens airport terminal on their way to catch flights home.
Meis’s latest coffee table tome, Land of Crete, features 250 pages of gorgeous panoramic photos from various destinations in Crete.
I learned about the Meis exhibition at Saro Art Lounge when I was in Glyfada just over a week ago — unfortunately, only a few hours before I had to return home from my latest Greece vacation. (I must admit that, since I love Meis’s photography, I felt tempted to postpone my return flight until after I got a chance to view the exhibit. I couldn’t do that, of course, so now I’ll have to hope I can see another Georges Meis show on a future trip to Greece.)
Visits to the exhibition are by appointment only. Saro Art Lounge is located at 65 Ag. Nikolaou Str. in Glyfada, telephone: 213 003 1126 (Mobile: 694 266 5630). Further details of the Meis exhibition and other events are available on the gallery website. Additional event information can be found on the Saro Art Lounge Facebook page.
The cover of the George Meis coffee table book Thera or Santorini (above), which I bought at a bookstore in Oia, Santorini back in 2005. It’s my all-time favourite Greek holiday souvenir, along with The Diamonds of the Aegean (below), which I purchased at a bookshop in Naxos Town on Naxos in 2009.
December 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
I went to Samos and Athens in 2015. It was indescribable vistiting my fathars home land! Your photographs take me right back there everytime I look at one! I love Greece, it is who I am!!
July 5, 2018 at 5:59 pm
Hi, Could you perhaps inform me, where I could obtain a copy of the a.m. print.
I have bought it years ago in Corfu but unfortunately over the years it got damaged and I am very anxious to get a new copy.
Any hint would be very much appreciated. I have tried to find it in various
poster shops but sofar unsuccessful. Thank you in advance and greetings
September 24, 2021 at 11:15 am
Hi Regina, Ich kann Dir nicht mit dem Druck helfen.. aber solltest Du dies lesen, dann ruf mich doch mal an… ich wohne in Brighton… 00441273722292.. LG Etta x