Do you want to learn books that are related with Greek modern history and literature? Here is a list we made only for you! 

Classic Greek

Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis. A famous novel, written in 1946, by one of the most important Greek writers. It was also made a movie film. 

The King must die, by Mary Renault. 

Captain Corelli’s Madolin (1994). A romance story by Louis de Bernieres, that happened in the Ionian island of Kefalonia. It was also a movie, with Nicholas Cage. 

The island, by Victoria Hislop, in 2007. She also wrote Cartes Postales from Greece in 2017. She also published the Sunrise. 

Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Marousi, was first published in 1941. 

Travel Books

Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese (1958) & Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece (1966) by Patrick Leigh Fermor. 

Daniel Klein’s Travels with Epicurus, A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life, a philosophical work, published in 2012. 

Inventing Paradise by Edmund Keele. 


A sea change by Jacqueline Paizis, and the Cleaner of Kastoria. 

A romantic thriller is the Fire on the Island, by Timothy Jay Smith. 

“The View from There,» 2003 issue of Mondo Greco is an intriguing collection of pieces about Greece by non-Greek poets and writers.