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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858281551
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Dubin is author of The Rough Guide to Cyprus and co-author of The Rough Guide to Greece, The Greek Islands and Turkey
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Table of Contents

Colour section i
Country map ii
Where to go ix
When to go xii
Things not to miss xiv
Basics 7
Getting there 9
Red tape and visas 24
Information, maps and websites 25
Insurance 29
Health 31
Costs, money and banks 34
Getting around 37
Accommodation 51
Eating and drinking 55
Communications 63
The media 66
Opening hours, public holidays and visitor attractions 68
Festivals and cultural events 70
Sports and outdoor pursuits 74
Finding work 76
Crime and personal safety 78
Travellers with disabilities 81
Senior travellers 82
Travelling with children 83
Gay and lesbian travellers 84
Directory 85
Guide 87
1 Athens and around 89
The Acropolis 107
The Parthenon 112
The National Archeological Museum 128
Pireas 157
Cape Sounio and Lavrio 162
Eleusis 170
2 The Peloponnese 175
Ancient Corinth 184
Mycenae 191
Argos 195
Tiryns 196
Nafplio 197
Epidaurus 205
Monemvasia 215
Kythira island 220
The Mani 230
Sparti (Sparta) 243
Mystra 246
Tripoli 254
Kalamata 264
Pylos 272
Olympia 280
Patra 291
3 Thessaly and central Greece 305
Thiva 311
Livadhia 312
Delphi 318
Mount Parnassos 326
Lamia 335
Karpenissi 339
Volos 345
Mount Pilio 348
Larissa 367
Trikala 371
Pyli 372
The Meteora and around 375
4 Epirus and the west 387
The Pindhos mountains 392
Ioannina 396
Zagori 407
Konitsa 419
Igoumenitsa 427
Parga 432
Preveza 440
Arta 442
Mesolongi 449
5 Macedonia and Thrace 453
Thessaloniki 458
Mount Olympus 482
Vergina 490
The Prespa lakes 499
Kastoria 502
Mount Athos 518
6 The Argo-Saronic 557
Salamina 559
Egina 561
Angistri 566
Poros 568
Idhra 571
Spetses 574
7 The Cyclades 579
Kea 584
Serifos 590
Sifnos 594
Milos 599
Kimolos 604
Andhros 606
Tinos 610
Mykonos 615
Delos 621
Syros 624
Paros and Andiparos 629
Naxos 637
Koufonissi 648
Skhinoussa 649
Iraklia 649
Dhonoussa 650
Amorgos 651
Ios 654
Sikinos 658
Folegandhros 659
Santorini (Thira) 662
Anafi 670
8 Crete 675
Iraklion 680
Knossos 690
Ayios Nikolaos 710
Rethymnon 722
Hania 731
The Samarian Gorge 740
9 The Dodecanese 749
Karpathos 755
Rhodes 763
Halki 781
Kastellorizo 783
Symi 787
Tilos 794
Nissyros 798
Kos 803
Astypalea 815
Kalymnos 819
Leros 826
Patmos 831
10 The east and north Aegean 843
Samos 847
Ikaria 861
Hios 868
Lesvos 883
Limnos 899
Samothraki 907
Thassos 912
11 The Sporades and Evvia 923
Skiathos 925
Skopelos 931
Alonissos and minor islets 936
Skyros 940
Evvia 945
12 The Ionian islands 957
Corfu 960
Paxi and Andipaxi 980
Lefkadha 983
Kefallonia 990
Ithaki 999
Zakynthos 1004
Contexts 1014
History 1015
The Greek minorities 1044
Archeology 1053
Mythology, an A to Z 1061
Wildlife 1070
Music 1080
Books 1101
Language 1119
Greek 1121
Learning basic Greek 1121
Teach-yourself Greek courses 1121
Phrasebooks and dictionaries 1122
The Greek alphabet: transliteration and accentuation 1122
Greek words and phrases 1124
Katharevoussa, dhimotiki and dialects 1131
Glossary 1133
Small print and index 1143
Rough Guide credits 1145
Help us update 1145
Acknowledgements 1146
Readers' letters and emails 1146
Photo credits 1147
Full index 1149
Map symbols 1168
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