Insight Compact Guide: Athens

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Compact Guide Athens This book includes a chapter detailing Athens history and culture, 9 tours and excursions taking in sights ranging from the monuments of the Acropolis to the alleyways of the Old Town, Byzantine icons to Cycladic art, and ancient theaters to comtemporary culture, leisure-time suggestions, and a comprehensive information section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus dozens of top-notch photographs and maps.
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Overview

Compact Guide Athens This book includes a chapter detailing Athens history and culture, 9 tours and excursions taking in sights ranging from the monuments of the Acropolis to the alleyways of the Old Town, Byzantine icons to Cycladic art, and ancient theaters to comtemporary culture, leisure-time suggestions, and a comprehensive information section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus dozens of top-notch photographs and maps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887294686
  • Publisher: Insight Guides
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: Insight Compact Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Athens - Nursery of Western Civilisation 5
Historical Highlights 12
Places
Route 1 The Acropolis 18
Route 2 The Greek Agora 25
Route 3 The Theatre Precinct 30
Route 4 Through Plaka and Monastiraki 33
Route 5 Around Sintagma Square 37
Route 6 Roman Athens 41
Route 7 The Athens of the 19th Century 45
Route 8 The Museum Quarter 50
Route 9 From Lykavittos to Exarchia 55
Athens' Environs 58
Excursions
Piraeus 60
Islands in the Saronic Gulf 63
Apollo Coast, Sounion and Lavrion 67
Culture
Athens Through the Ages 69
Destruction of the Parthenon 72
Contemporary Culture 73
Festivals and Holidays 74
Theatre, Music and Dance 75
Leisure
Food and Drink 77
Shopping 80
Nightlife 83
Practical Information
Getting There 85
Getting Around 86
Facts for the Visitor 88
Accommodation 92
Index 96
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