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There are lots of interesting books that have been written by people who have been traveling through the traditional vampire regions of Europe at one time or another. Even if their books do not mention the undead, they may still provide us with useful information, which can help us to better understand some of our vampire cases within their local context. I will also use this section to list one or two more general travel guides if they are about regions that may be of interest to us.

Mark Dubin :

"Greece - Athens & the Mainland" [1997]

Dorling Kindersley, London, UK, 2002 - pp.352
ISBN: 0 7513 4709 4

Very nice guide if you want to visit that part of Greece.

"The Greek Islands" [1997]

Dorling Kindersley, London, UK, 2002 - pp.400
ISBN: 0 7513 4684 5

Informative and very nicely illustrated travel guide to the Greek Islands.

Patrick Leigh Fermor :

"Roumeli - Travels in northern Greece" [1966]

Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, UK, 1983 - pp.248

Interesting and well-written book which does mentions vampires a few times.

Maude M. Holbach :

"Dalmatien - Das Land wo Ost und West sich begegnen" [1909]

A. Hartleben's Verlag, Wien, Austria, 1909 - pp.256

Interesting and very nicely illustrated book.

Andrew Mackenzie :

"Dracula Country - Travels and Folk Beliefs in Romania" [1977]

Arthur Barker, London, UK, 1977 - pp.176

Nice book about Dracula and Romania.

Paul Morand :

"Bucarest" [1935]

Librairie Plon, Paris, France, 1935 - pp.294

Nice and sometimes interesting information about the Romanian capital before World War II.

Malgorzata Omilanowska & Jerzy S. Majewski :

"Danzig & Ostpommern" [1997]

Dorling Kindersley Verlag, Starnberg, Germany, 2000 - pp.296
ISBN: 3 928044 80 X

Excellent and very nicely illustrated travel guide to a fascinating region.

Robert Pashley :

"Travels in Crete" [1837]

John Murray, London, UK, 1837 - 2 volumes - pp.650

Among other things there are lots of interesting reports on various kinds of Greek vampires.

Joseph Pitton de Tournefort :

"Relation d'un Voyage du Levant" [1717]

l'Imprimerie Royale, Paris, France, 1717 - 2 Volumes - pp.1110

Here we can find the original report on "the Vampire of Mykonos".

Karl Sokolowsky :

"Im Bannkreise des Balkans - Reisen und Abenteuer unter den Balkanvölkern" [1926]

Peter J. Oestergaard Verlag, Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany, 1926 - pp.340

Fascinating report on Sokolowsky's adventurous journey throughout the Balkan.

Thevenot :

""Relation d'un Voyage au Levant - dans laquelle il est curieusement traité des Etats sujets au Grand Seigneur, des Moeurs, Religions, Forces, Gouvernemens, Politiques, Langues, & coustumes des Habitans de ce grand Empire - et des sigularitez particulieres de l'Archipel, Constantinople, Terre Sainte, Egypte, Pyramides, Mumies, Deserts d'Arabie, la Meque Et de plusieurs autres lieux de l'Asie & de l'Afrique remarquées depuis peu, & non encore décrites iusqu'a present - Outre les choses memorables arrivées au dernier Siege de Bagdat, les Ceremonies faites aux receptions des Ambassadeurs du Mogol: Et l'entretien de l'Autheur avec celuy du Pretejan, où il est parlé des sources du Nil." " [1664]

Louis Bilaine, Paris, France, 1664 - pp.986

Interesting book that does feature some vampire related material about the Isle of Chios.

Harry De Windt :

"Through Savage Europe - being the Narrative of a Journey (undertaken as special correspondent of the 'Westminster Gazette', throughout the Balkan States and European Russia" [no date]

T. Fisher Unwin, London, UK, no date - pp.300

Fascinating report on Harry's traveling.

© 2008 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last update 31 October 2008
photo: "Horsedrawn Coach - Vienna" - © 2005 by Rob Brautigam

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