Author: John S. Bowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-01-10
If it's Ancient Greece you're interested in, our authors will guide you from the Acropolis to the islands (the geographical and spiritual center of the Cyclades). In the 21st century, they'll point you toward the best resorts, hotels, nightlife and shopping in Athens and the islands. "Greeks may not live to eat, but they certainly take what they eat, and how it is prepared very seriously," says our (well-fed) author, who takes you from kafeneion (coffee house) to ouzeri to psistaria (for grilled meats), tavernas and beyond. An entire chapter gives you a rundown on cruising the Greek Islands, from picking the right cruise, to budgeting, getting ready to go, and a summary of some of the ships, from large to small, that ply the Mediterranean. Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people. User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-06-14
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Greece. Following the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore Athens' most popular sights, including the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and the National Archaeological Museum. Experience the culture like a local-enjoy an evening meal of souvlaki at a breezy café, then sip ouzo at a rollicking taverna in the Plaka. Line up at the starting block at Olympia's historic stadium, then set sail for the idyllic Greek island of Hydra. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around Athens and the Peoponnese like a local, and get advice on which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Author: Sherry Marker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-03-01
This guide is specifically geared to travelers who want to go to Greece for beaches, beautiful weather, and island-hopping. Its centerpiece is a feature no other guide offers, a full chapter on cruises. Original.
Author: Stephen Brewer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Our authors—a resident of Athens and a veteran author of Greece guidebooks—share their tips on dining, shopping, and nightlife in Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, and the islands; avoiding crowds and long lines at the Parthenon, the theatre at Epidaurus, and other top ancient sites; navigating the Greek ferry system; and finding just the right beach—from Rhodes resorts with amenities and watersports to isolated coves of pristine sand. Follow in the footsteps of the gods on Mount Olympus; rock stars and shipping magnates on Mykonos; Alexander the Great in Macedonia; the Minoans on Crete; Golden Age Greeks amid the ancient ruins of the Peloponnese; St. John on Patmos; monks on Meteora; the Byzantines in Thessaloniki; the Venetians on beautiful Corfu; and the Ottomans throughout Greece. Active travel adventures include hiking the Samaria Gorge; climbing Mount Olympus; sailing to Santorini or through the National Marine Park in the Northern Sporades; swimming on a range of beaches, and more. Frommer's Greece Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map in a handy pouch.
Author: John S. Bowman
Release Date: 2001-04-29
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Meticulously researched by an experienced team of experts, this in-depth guide is much more detailed and comprehensive than its major competition. You'll find authoritative but fun-to-use coverage of all the classical sites, with valuable insights that will enrich your trip. We've provided all the background information you need to enjoy and appreciate what you're seeing. Our authors have personally inspected and chosen wonderful hotels in every price cateogory; whether you want to stay in a rustic guesthouse or an exquisite beach resort, you can trust their opinions. They'll take you to the most beautiful islands, where verdant hillsides tumble down to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. And since Greece can be a tricky place to travel, our guide is loaded with detailed city, regional, island, and town maps; it also features a handy language appendix, complete transportation information, and detailed directions for anything that's hard to find. If you're primarily interested in island-hopping, you might check out Frommer's Greek Islands.
A guide to traveling in Athens and the Greek islands that provides in-depth descriptions and background information on the culture and history of the region, as well as famous sights, hotels, restaurants, shops, and tours.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Rick Steves Pocket Athens includes the following walks and tours: Athens City Walk Acropolis Tour Ancient Agora Tour Acropolis Museum Tour National Archaeological Museum Tour
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Spectacular photos of sapphire blue seas, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, and gilded Byzantine monasteries add a special dimension to this updated guide to a classic destination. Magazine-style illustrated features, an at-a-glance Island Finder, and a fact-packed cruise chapter make this the perfect choice for travelers, whether they are planning a week's vacation or an epic odyssey. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · In-depth breakout features on Greek cuisine, the ancient Olympics, and Santorini · Coverage of Athens, Attica and Delphi, The Saronic Gulf Islands, The Sporades, Epirus and Thessaly, Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia, Corfu, The Peloponnese, The Cyclades, Crete, Rhodes and the Dodecanese, and The Northern Aegean Islands Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's Greek Islands travel guide.
The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is the definitive guidebook to this fantastic region. This full-colour new edition has detailed coverage of all the best attractions these beautiful islands have to offer. With user-friendly accommodation and eating reviews, crystal-clear maps, detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail, this is the ideal guide for all your Greece travel needs. Top 5 lists and itineraries will help you plan your route, with insider tips on the best beaches to escape the crowds. You'll discover the choicest resorts from boutique to backpacker, get the low down on island hopping from Corfu to Kós and read expert background on everything from Homer to hiking. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands.
Author: Rinker Buck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-06-30
In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.
Insider advice that will help you discover Mexico's best beach destinations, from Cancun to Zihuatanejo, and the best archaeological ruins, from Chichen Itza to Tulum. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like Xochimilco, with its canals and floating gardens, and the bohemian artsy town of Todos Santos. Where to find the absolute best tacos in Oaxaca, the freshest almejas (clams) in La Paz, the most authentic mole poblano dishes in Puebla, and the finest tequila bars in Puerto Vallarta. Plus tips on where to find the best shopping deals, from Taxco's silver markets to high-end boutiques in Mexico City's Polanco neighborhood. Free full-color, foldout map Frommer's Survival Spanish will have you ordering ceviche and cervezas in a nanosecond. Insightful commentary on Mexico's rich history--from the ancient Maya to Spanish colonists--and culture, from artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to marimba music. Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people. User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands is your indispensible guide to these exciting islands. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the Greek Islands' must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all their major towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer. DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands will help you to discover Greece island by island; from ancient towns, to the Athens metropolis. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of the Greek Islands, even explaining their ancient history and traditions. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Athens is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the Acropolis raised spectacularly over Athens, follow in the footsteps of Socrates at the Agora, or step into the Temple of Olympian Zeus; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Athens and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Athens: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Athens map (included in print version), plus over 21 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Greek Parliament, Syntagma, Plaka, Keramikos, Gazi, Filopappou Hill, Thisio, Monastiraki, Psyrri, Exarhia, Kolonaki, Benaki Museum, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Athens a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Greece guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Greece, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.