In 2003, Nigel McGilchrist, was commissioned by Blue Guides, to write a 75,000 words book for the Greek Islands. As the author explains “It was not long before it became clear that there was going to be far more material here than could fit between the covers of one book”. So after five years of exploring the Greek Islands, he ended up with a material of 600,000 words that he decided to publish by himself. The series of twenty books covers all the Greek islands of the Aegean with the exception of Crete. As the author states on his site these books are in-depth guides of Europe’s most beautiful and historical island-landscapes. McGilchrist’s – Greek Islands.