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Athens


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Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. As of 2001, Athens had a population of 745,514, and is located within a larger metropolitan area with a population of around 3.8 million.

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, have been occupied for at least 3,000 years, and is sometimes known as the "cradle of western civilization" or the "birthplace of democracy". The most visible, and famous, sign of this classical heritage is the Parthenon (a temple to the ancient goddess Athena) which stands on the Acropolis (a flat-topped rock which rises 512 feet (150 meters) above sea level). There are of course many other historic sites and monuments, including buildings from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, as well more modern landmarks constructed since Greece achieved independence in 1830.

In more recent years, Athens successfully hosted the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad), having previously hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

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Top 10 Athens (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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Released: 2017-05-16
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True to its name, this travel guide covers all of Athens's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Athens will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from the Acropolis to the Parthenon. Travel back to ancient times and visit the Temple of Zeus, the ruler of the mythological Greek gods.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Athens.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Athens.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Athens.

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Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (560 pages)

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Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands (Complete Guide)

By Stephen Brewer

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The recent economic crisis in Greece has, paradoxically enough, created better conditions for tourism. The Greeks are painfully aware that tourism is their best-functioning remaining industry. They value the visitor as never before, treat them with a warmth and courtesy that exceeds what you’ll find in other parts of Europe. And more people are therefore coming here in unprecedented numbers.

To bring the current message of Greek tourism to a reading public, we've called upon the research and writing talents of one of America's foremost travel journalists. Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for almost three decades. As an editor and writer, he has focused not just on the Frommer guides but on European coverage for such magazines as Esquire, Connoisseur and Geo.

In Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands, he brings tremendous insight into how to best approach and understand both the famed and lesser-known (but still fascinating) historic sights of Athens and the adjoining Peloponnese, as well as the recreational resorts and life of the enchanting Greek islands.

The book contains:
-Helpful maps, including a handy pull-out map
-A 16-page photo guide
-Exact pricing so there’s never any ugly surprises
-Opinionated reviews of historic sights and other attractions, hotels, restaurants,

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland

By DK Travel

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Released: 2017-06-20
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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Greece, Athens, and the Mainland. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful region with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Greece's stunning historic architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city and coast have to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Greece.

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   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights from the guide, a selected sight and street index, public transit information, practical information on getting around, and a chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & the Mainland truly shows you this destination as no one else can.

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Greece: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Greece (Greek Islands Travel Guide, Athens, Corfu, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos, Lefkas, Kefalonia)

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Lonely Planet Pocket Athens (Travel Guide)

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  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Athens map (included in print version), plus over 21 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Greek Parliament, Syntagma, Plaka, Keramikos, Gazi, Filopappou Hill, Thisio, Monastiraki, Psyrri, Exarhia, Kolonaki, Benaki Museum, and more

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Fodor's Essential Greek Islands: with Great Cruises & the Best of Athens (Full-color Travel Guide)

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The Greek Islands represent the ultimate Mediterranean getaway. Impossibly blue seas, gorgeous beaches, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, blue-domed Greek Orthodox churches, picturesque villages, and famous historical sites have lured visitors to these wonders of the Aegean for hundreds of years. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Essential Greek Islands provides expert insider advice on everything from the best beaches in Crete to the best archaeological sites on Corfu. Also included is full coverage of the big-city wonders of Athens, the primary gateway for travelers to Greece.


 
 
 

 
 
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