Fodor's Greek Islands, 1st Edition

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Sandy beaches baked by a brilliant sun, mysterious alleyways winding onto hidden squares, whitewashed homes draped with bougainvillea, and majestic archaeological ruins—-all surrounded by that impossibly deep-blue water. It’s easy to see why so many travelers are enchanted by the Greek islands. This brand-new book gives a thorough overview of the best islands Greece has to offer, as well as full coverage of Athens and the major mainland ports. Whether you are going by cruise liner or hydrofoil, to party or to get...

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Sandy beaches baked by a brilliant sun, mysterious alleyways winding onto hidden squares, whitewashed homes draped with bougainvillea, and majestic archaeological ruins—-all surrounded by that impossibly deep-blue water. It’s easy to see why so many travelers are enchanted by the Greek islands. This brand-new book gives a thorough overview of the best islands Greece has to offer, as well as full coverage of Athens and the major mainland ports. Whether you are going by cruise liner or hydrofoil, to party or to get away from it all, Fodor’s Greek Islands 1st Edition is the new, indispensable guide for living your dream.

·“Experience the Greek Islands” chapter highlights the top attractions, the best beaches, practical itineraries, and tips for planning your trip

·At-a-Glance island finder helps travelers decide between the far-flung Dodecanese or the storybook Cyclades

·Reviews of every major cruise line and itinerary sailing the Greek islands

·Photo-rich, browsable design with in-depth, magazine-style features on Greek culture, food, and history

·Unique topographic, interactive maps of each island group

·Names of major cities, towns, and ports of call appear in English and in Greek

·Eight-page color insert

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400019366
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6

Chapter 1: Experience Greece ............ 7
What’s New ............ 8
Greek Islands Planner ............ 14
Greece Today ............ 16
Top Greece Attractions ............ 18
Quintessential Greece ............ 20
If You Like ............ 22
Sunbelievable!: Greece’s Top Beaches ............ 24
Living Like The Gods: Top Hotels ............ 25
Island-hopping Cyclades To Crete ............ 26
When To Go ............ 28

Chapter 2: Cruising The Greek Islands ............ 33
Choosing Your Cruise ............ 35
The Main Cruise Lines: Azamara To Windstar ............ 36
Cruise Basics ............ 62

Chapter 3: Athens ............ 67
Welcome To Athens ............ 68
Athens Planner ............ 70
Exploring Athens ............ 73
Where To Eat ............ 119
Where To Stay ............ 137
Nightlife & The Arts ............ 148
Shopping ............ 154
Athens Essentials ............ 159

Chapter 4: The Saronic Gulf Islands ............ 167
Welcome To The Saronic Gulf Islands ............ 168
Saronic Gulf Islands Planner ............ 170
Aegina ............ 172
Hydra ............ 179
Spetses ............ 185
Saronic Gulf Islands Essentials ............ 190

Chapter 5: The Sporades ............ 193
Welcome To The Sporades ............ 194
Sporades Planner ............ 196
Skiathos ............ 200
Skopelos ............ 207
Skyros ............ 214
Sporades Essentials ............ 222

Chapter 6: Corfu ............ 227
Welcome To Corfu ............ 228
Corfu Planner ............ 230
Corfu Town ............ 233
South Corfu ............ 242
West-central Corfu ............ 245
North Corfu ............ 248
Corfu Essentials ............ 251

Chapter 7: The Cyclades ............ 255
Welcome To The Cyclades ............ 256
The Cyclades Planner ............ 258
Tinos ............ 262
Mykonos & Delos ............ 270
Naxos ............ 285
Paros & Antiparos ............ 302
Santorini (Thira) ............ 315
Folegandros ............ 335
Sifnos ............ 337
Syros ............ 345
Cyclades Essentials ............ 350

Chapter 8: Crete ............ 359
Welcome To Crete ............ 360
Crete Planner ............ 362
Eastern Crete ............ 364
Western Crete ............ 380
Crete Essentials ............ 392

Chapter 9: Rhodes & The Dodecanese ............ 397
Welcome To Rhodes ............ 398
Rhodes & The Dodecanese Planner ............ 400
Rhodes ............ 402
Symi . ............ 419
Kos . . ............ 424
Patmos ............ 428
Rhodes & The Dodecanese Essentials ............ 432

Chapter 10: The Northern Aegean Islands ............ 437
Welcome To The Northern Aegean Islands ............ 438
The Northern Aegean Islands Planner ............ 440
Lesbos ............ 442
Chios ............ 453
Samos ............ 462
Northern Islands Essentials ............ 469

Greek Vocabulary ............ 473

Greek Islands Essentials ............ 479

Greek Islands In Focus
Greek by Design ............ 29—32
Ascent to Glory: The Acropolis ............ 76—86
The March of Greek History ............ 105—112
Eat Like a Greek ............ 122—125
Myth’Behavin: Greece’s Gods & Heroes ............ 286—291
Santorini: The Lost Atlantis? ............ 316—319
Nectar of the Gods ............ 407—409

Maps
Greek Ferries ............ 65
Acropolis, Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki ............ 90—91
Central Athens, Syntagma Square, Kolonaki & Exarchia ............ 100—101
Where to Eat in Athens ............ 128—129
Where to Stay in Athens ............ 142—143
Saronic Gulf Islands ............ 173
Skiathos & Skopelos ............ 199
Skyros ............ 215
Corfu Town ............ 234
Northern Corfu ............ 249
Tinos ............ 262
Mykonos Town & Island ............ 272
Delos ............ 283
Naxos ............ 293
Paros & Antiparos ............ 303
Santorini ............ 321
Sifnos ............ 338
Eastern Crete ............ 365
Heraklion ............ 367
Palace of Knossos ............ 372
Western Crete ............ 382
Rhodes ............ 403
Symi & Kos ............ 420
Lesbos ............ 444
Chios & Samos ............ 454

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