The Rough Guide to Greece 12 / Edition 12

The Rough Guide to Greece 12 / Edition 12

by Mark Ellingham, Marc Dubin, John Fisher, Nick Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858281555

ISBN-13: 9781858281551

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Greece, the ultimate handbook to the Greek mainland and islands – right down to the tiniest one-village outcrops. Flick through the full-colour section for an overview of all of Greece''s highlights, from Mount Pilio''s lush countryside and Prespa''s beautiful lakes to the fish market in Thessaloniki and the

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Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Greece, the ultimate handbook to the Greek mainland and islands – right down to the tiniest one-village outcrops. Flick through the full-colour section for an overview of all of Greece''s highlights, from Mount Pilio''s lush countryside and Prespa''s beautiful lakes to the fish market in Thessaloniki and the famous oracle site in Delphi. There are three full-colour sections: Greek cuisine, Wild Greece and Orthodox Festivals, hundreds of reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and sleep, for all budgets, plus practical tips on a wide range of activities, from bird-watching and windsurfing to hiking and cycling. The guide also takes a detailed look at the country''s history, culture, mythology and wildlife and comes complete with maps and plans for every region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858281551
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Series:
Rough Guides Travel Series
Pages:
992
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Colour sectioni
Country mapii
Where to goix
When to goxii
Things not to missxiv
Basics7
Getting there9
Red tape and visas24
Information, maps and websites25
Insurance29
Health31
Costs, money and banks34
Getting around37
Accommodation51
Eating and drinking55
Communications63
The media66
Opening hours, public holidays and visitor attractions68
Festivals and cultural events70
Sports and outdoor pursuits74
Finding work76
Crime and personal safety78
Travellers with disabilities81
Senior travellers82
Travelling with children83
Gay and lesbian travellers84
Directory85
Guide87
1Athens and around89
The Acropolis107
The Parthenon112
The National Archeological Museum128
Pireas157
Cape Sounio and Lavrio162
Eleusis170
2The Peloponnese175
Ancient Corinth184
Mycenae191
Argos195
Tiryns196
Nafplio197
Epidaurus205
Monemvasia215
Kythira island220
The Mani230
Sparti (Sparta)243
Mystra246
Tripoli254
Kalamata264
Pylos272
Olympia280
Patra291
3Thessaly and central Greece305
Thiva311
Livadhia312
Delphi318
Mount Parnassos326
Lamia335
Karpenissi339
Volos345
Mount Pilio348
Larissa367
Trikala371
Pyli372
The Meteora and around375
4Epirus and the west387
The Pindhos mountains392
Ioannina396
Zagori407
Konitsa419
Igoumenitsa427
Parga432
Preveza440
Arta442
Mesolongi449
5Macedonia and Thrace453
Thessaloniki458
Mount Olympus482
Vergina490
The Prespa lakes499
Kastoria502
Mount Athos518
6The Argo-Saronic557
Salamina559
Egina561
Angistri566
Poros568
Idhra571
Spetses574
7The Cyclades579
Kea584
Serifos590
Sifnos594
Milos599
Kimolos604
Andhros606
Tinos610
Mykonos615
Delos621
Syros624
Paros and Andiparos629
Naxos637
Koufonissi648
Skhinoussa649
Iraklia649
Dhonoussa650
Amorgos651
Ios654
Sikinos658
Folegandhros659
Santorini (Thira)662
Anafi670
8Crete675
Iraklion680
Knossos690
Ayios Nikolaos710
Rethymnon722
Hania731
The Samarian Gorge740
9The Dodecanese749
Karpathos755
Rhodes763
Halki781
Kastellorizo783
Symi787
Tilos794
Nissyros798
Kos803
Astypalea815
Kalymnos819
Leros826
Patmos831
10The east and north Aegean843
Samos847
Ikaria861
Hios868
Lesvos883
Limnos899
Samothraki907
Thassos912
11The Sporades and Evvia923
Skiathos925
Skopelos931
Alonissos and minor islets936
Skyros940
Evvia945
12The Ionian islands957
Corfu960
Paxi and Andipaxi980
Lefkadha983
Kefallonia990
Ithaki999
Zakynthos1004
Contexts1014
History1015
The Greek minorities1044
Archeology1053
Mythology, an A to Z1061
Wildlife1070
Music1080
Books1101
Language1119
Greek1121
Learning basic Greek1121
Teach-yourself Greek courses1121
Phrasebooks and dictionaries1122
The Greek alphabet: transliteration and accentuation1122
Greek words and phrases1124
Katharevoussa, dhimotiki and dialects1131
Glossary1133
Small print and index1143
Rough Guide credits1145
Help us update1145
Acknowledgements1146
Readers' letters and emails1146
Photo credits1147
Full index1149
Map symbols1168

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