DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece: Athens and the Mainland (Anniversary)

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Overview

Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789494269
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Guide 6
Introducing Athens and Mainland Greece
Putting Greece on the Map 10
A Portrait of Mainland Greece 12
The History of Greece 24
Athens and Mainland Greece Through the Year 44
Ancient Greece
Gods, Goddesses and Heroes 52
The Trojan War 54
Greek and Writers Philosophers 56
Temple Architecture 58
Vases and Vase Painting 60
Athens Area by Area
Athens at a Glance 64
Central Athens North 66
Central Athens South 82
Shopping in Athens 114
Entertainment in Athens 118
Athens Street Finder 122
Mainland Greece Area by Area
Mainland Greece at a Glance 138
Around Athens 140
The Peloponnese 158
Central and Western Greece 202
Northern Greece 232
Travellers' Needs
Where to Stay 260
Where to Eat 276
Survival Guide
Practical Information 298
Travel Information 312
General Index 326
Phrase Book 348
Road Map
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2005

    Another beautiful, classy, picture journey!

    This is another portable, soft cover, coffee-table book with the same high standards as the one on the the Greek islands! It is beautifully crafted, with exquisite pictures, maps and diagrams of ancient buildings and modern towns. The book takes you on a cultural journey through Greece and its history. If you haven't visited Greece, it's a motivator. If you have, it brings back wonderful memories. This book is a broad sweep, you will need supplemental information, but it is unique in providing a visual overview of a beautiful and enchanting land! It is particularly nice that with the exception of the cultural history part, this book is basically not redundant with the Island book, covering the mainland as the title indicates.

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