TATOI, A TOUR IN TIME AND SPACE
For the thousands of visitors who descend on Tatoi at weekends, the former royal estate remains an enigma, since most of them know nothing about the identity of the individual buildings they pass by and of the history of the estate that was the setting for crucial episodes of the recent national past. Costas M. Stamatopoulos’s tour in time and space, published by Kapon Editions, comes to solve this puzzle and to enlighten the general public, by providing, without going into details, all the information on Tatoi that research has revealed to date. This overview spans the period from the years before the War of Independence to the present day.
Divided into brief units, each one dealing with an aspect of the reality of Tatoi, the ‘tour’ is easy and pleasant to read. Part I presents the temporal dimension, while Part II guides the rambler and visitor to the estate and to each one of the buildings in its historical core. The work is lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs and architectural plans, as well as the author’s own drawings.
It is the ideal guidebook for every excursion to Tatoi.