DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greek Islands

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greek Islands

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by Robin Gauldie, Marc Dubin, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
     
 

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islands have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations, and color photographs, this bestselling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to taking a

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islands have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations, and color photographs, this bestselling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to taking a family vacation on the best beach resorts of the Greek Islands.

Features include a visual glossary of island food specialties and sections on Greek mythology, Greek history, Greek architecture and art. This essential travel guide also includes 3D aerial views to give a bird's eye view of the Greek Islands' most charming towns and villages, from Kefallonia to Rhodes, and is illustrated with beautiful cutaways and floor plans of all of the Greek Islands' ancient landmarks. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands is fully updated and expanded with dozens of reviews for Greek Island hotels, recommended restaurants, clubs, and bars, as well as ferry routes and tips for the best shopping in Greece.

Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to The Greek Islands.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps
Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights
3D aerial views of the city's most interesting districts
Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756670207
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/20/2011
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.90(d)

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Old, gnarled, cross-legged fishermen mending bright yellow or dark crimson nets are one
of the everyday sights of the Greek islands, and no island harbour is complete without its flotilla of tiny, brightly painted fishing boats. Almost all of them bear the names of a local saint, who protects both boat and boatmen. This is a very traditional form of life insurance, and is reflected onshore in the tiny chapels dedicated to the Panagia (Virgin), built by grateful fishermen in thanks for their safekeeping and livelihood at sea. You can see traditional wooden caïques being built and repaired in the harbours of Kokkári and Karlovási on Sámos, Sými, Thásos, and at other island ports. If you look closely at the prow of one of these little vessels, you'll often see a diamond shape cut into the wood - a stylised version of the eye painted on the prow of the ancient triremes and a reminder that the captains of these little fishing-boats are descendants of the sailors who trounced the Persian fleet at Salamis.

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