Frommer's Greek Islands

Frommer's Greek Islands

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Frommer's Greek Islands by John S. Bowman, Sherry Marker, Peter Kerasiotis, Heidi Sarna

  • If it's Ancient Greece you're interested in, our authors will guide you from the Acropolis to the islands (the geographical and spiritual center of the Cyclades). In the 21st century, they'll point you toward the best resorts, hotels, nightlife and shopping.
  • "Greeks may not live to eat, but they certainly take what they eat, and how it is prepared very seriously," says our (well-fed) author, who takes you from kafeneion (coffee house) to ouzeri to psistaria (for grilled meats), tavernas and beyond.
  • An entire chapter gives you a rundown on cruising the Greek Islands, from picking the right cruise, to budgeting, getting ready to go, and a summary of some of the ships, from large to small, that ply the Mediterranean.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations—they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity—no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118096024
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Frommer's Complete Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

John S. Bowman has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 45 years. He specializes in nonfiction ranging from archaeology to zoology, baseball to biography. He first visited Greece in 1956 and has traveled and lived there over the years. He is the author of numerous guides to various regions in Greece; for several decades, his Travellers' Guide to Crete was the premier guide to that island. He currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Sherry Marker majored in classical Greek at Harvard, studied archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and did graduate work in ancient history at the University of California at Berkeley. The author of a number of guides to Greece, she has also written for the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Hampshire Life. When not in Greece, she lives in Massachusetts and London.

Peter Kerasiotis, a native Athenian, currently lives in New York City where he works as a web developer and editor. A newcomer to Frommer's, he hopes to continue a career of travel- and screenwriting.

Heidi Sarna is a freelance writer who has crisscrossed the world by ship for nearly 20 years, often with her twin sons and lucky husband in tow. Coauthor of Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call from US and Canadian Homeports and Frommer's Singapore Day by Day, she has also contributed to several other guidebooks and writes regular travel columns for Frommers. com and Porthole magazine. She's written for many magazines, newspapers, and websites, including CNN.com, the International Herald Tribune, Condé Nast Traveller, Brides, the Straits Times, Expat Living, and Travel Weekly.

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The principal difference between this book and 'Frommer's Greece' is that this one covers the option of selecting a cruise of the islands, and that section is very good. So, if a major concerm is choosing a cruise line (or ship) for your Greek vacation, take a look at this guide. Otherwise, 'Frommer's Greece' covers all the mainland (and all the islands) for the same price. Frommer's stands out for clear writing, logical indexing, and especially for running the gamut from budget tourism to the more affluent. His starred system with comments for value or attractiveness to family is understandable with good common sense. Studying Frommer's helps me make the decisions I personally want to make. It will save you many times the price of the book and make your stay much more enjoyable.