Rough Guide Directions Athens

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Up-beat and opinionated, this guide has all you need to get the most out of your trip this ancient city. From ?Roman Athens? and ?Hills and Views? to ?Island Escapes? and ?Ouzeris and Bars?, the 28 themed sections highlight all the must-see attractions with each caption cross-referenced to its location later in the guide. The practical ?Places? section will help you to explore the city district by district, with every sight, restaurant, bar and shop located on user-friendly maps. The essential ?Basics? section ...

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Overview

Up-beat and opinionated, this guide has all you need to get the most out of your trip this ancient city. From ‘Roman Athens’ and ‘Hills and Views’ to ‘Island Escapes’ and ‘Ouzeris and Bars’, the 28 themed sections highlight all the must-see attractions with each caption cross-referenced to its location later in the guide. The practical ‘Places’ section will help you to explore the city district by district, with every sight, restaurant, bar and shop located on user-friendly maps. The essential ‘Basics’ section covers everything from arrival and city transport to bank opening times and public holidays, while the language section has a useful menu reader to have you speaking a little Greek by the time you arrive.

Rough Guide DIRECTIONS Athens is like having a local friend plan your trip!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843537731
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Series: Rough Guides Directions Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

John Fisher is co-author of Rough Guides to Greece, The Greek Islands, Mexico and The Yucatán.

John Fisher is co-author of Rough Guides to Greece, The Greek Islands, Mexico and The Yucatán.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Ideas     9
The big six     10
Acropolis     12
Golden Age Athens     14
Roman Athens     16
Byzantine Athens     18
Archeological Museum     20
Athens Museums     22
Ottoman Athens     24
Hills and views     26
Green Athens     28
Restaurants and tavernas     30
Cafes and bars     32
Music and entertainment     34
Nightlife     36
Markets and shopping     38
Orthodox Athens     40
Athens on foot     42
Seaside Athens and island escapes     44
Out of Athens     46
Places     49
The Acropolis     51
Plaka     63
Monastiraki and Psyrri     76
Thissio, Gazi and Ano Petralona     86
Syndagma and around     96
Platia Omonias and the bazaar     102
The Archeological Museum, Exarhia and Neapoli     110
Kolonaki and Lykavitos Hill     119
Makriyianni, Koukaki, Pangrati and Mets     130
Around Athens     138
Further afield     155
Accommodation     167
Hotels     169
Hostels and backpackers     176
Campsites     176
Essentials     177
Arrival     179
City transport     180
Information     182
Directory     182
Chronology     187
Language     191
Index     201
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