A to Z guide to Santorini 2018: including FREE Travel Club membership

A to Z guide to Santorini 2018: including FREE Travel Club membership

by Tony Oswin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845497187
Publisher: Arima Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 523,029
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Tony was born in Nottingham, England. In his twenties the seeds were sown for his love affair with Greece during a holiday on the island of Skiathos. Although his career would be focused on business consultancy, he also studied ancient Greek history and archaeology and through this visited many of the islands of the Ionian and Aegean seas, as well as the mainland of Greece.

He found though that there were a few Aegean islands that captivated him. When in 2005, he had the opportunity of retiring from his business consultancy, he and his partner Carol chose one of these, Thassos, as their new home as British expatriates, selecting to live on the outskirts of Limenas, also known as Thassos Town.

Thassos is a unique and beautiful island situated in the northern Aegean, just off the coast of Thrace. Still relatively unknown, it does though hold the title of having the most return visits of all the Greek islands. However, Tony realised that what the island lacked was an internationally available and comprehensive travel guide covering all that Thassos offered the visitor. Having already published books on business, in 2006 he decided to write the 'A to Z Guide to Thassos'.

Due to the International success of this book, Tony went on to write the three latest travel guides on the islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Kos. In the future he looks forward to writing guides on more of his favourite Greek islands.

Tony is Managing Director of the 'A to Z Guides to the Aegean'.

Table of Contents

Preface

- about the author

- foreword/Travel Club

- contents

Santorini

- an introduction to the island

- lagoon and volcano

- Atlantis and Exodus

History

- history

- mythology

Culture

- the people

- folklore and religious events

- local products

- wine

- local animals

Getting there

- package holidays

- a la carte

- hotels, studios and apartments

- camping

Places of interest

- places of interest on Santorini

- the archaeological site of Akrotiri

- ancient Thera

- museums & places to visit

- villages of interest on the island

Beaches

- beaches and resorts

Activities

- Organised trips & the young

- pubs, bars and adrenalin

Sports and recreation

- amenities on the island

Getting around

- car hire & public transport

- scooter and motorbike hire

- bus information

- ferry and hydrofoil information

- excursion boats

- distances chart

Eating and drinking

- tavernas

- a quick guide to Greek food

- supermarkets

- shopping

Money matters

- banks, currency exchange, etc.

Weather

- facts on the annual weather

Bugs, biters and things

- simple advice & remedies

Health

- hospitals and doctors

- dental services

- health and safety tips

Hints and tips

- helpful information

Weddings and romance

- information on weddings, honeymoons and celebrations

Greek glossary

- glossary of useful Greek words

Historical timelines

- Greek and Roman dates

Maps

- map of beaches & attractions

- map of Fira

- map of Akrotiri

- map of Ancient Thera

Acknowledgements

- to the people who helped

Calendar

- 2018 calendar

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