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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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Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (560 pages)

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Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & the Mainland

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-06-02
Paperback (352 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & the Mainland is your in-depth guide to the very best of Greece, Athens, and the mainland.

Check out our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide and make your trip to Greece, Athens, and the mainland packed with history, culture, and adventure. Visit archeological sites like the Acropolis, and take walking tours of the sites of ancient Greece. Embrace outdoor activities like hiking the Samarian Gorge or windsurfing off Corfu, or relax and enjoy restaurants that serve superb wines and lots of delicious Greek food. Whether you're looking for interesting shops and markets, or searching for fun activities to do with children, our Eyewitness Travel Guide has it all.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & the Mainland

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Greece, Athens, and the mainland as no one else can.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to the islands of Greece, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greek Islands, which offers the most complete coverage of the Greek islands, trip-planning itineraries, and more.

Greece: Greece Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Greece (Athens Travel Guide, Rhodes Travel, Crete Travel, Santorini Travel, Corfu Travel, Greek History, Greek Islands)

By 101 Coolest Things

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (56 pages)

Greece: Greece Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Greece (Athens Travel Guide, Rhodes Travel, Crete Travel, Santorini Travel, Corfu Travel, Greek History, Greek Islands)
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Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to Greece Travel!
You are super lucky to be going to Greece, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, including popular destinations like Athens, Thessaloniki, and the Greek Islands, such as Corfu, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Kos, Kefalonia, and Mykonos.

Why You Need 101 Coolest Things to Do in Greece
This Greece travel guide will give you the lowdown on:

  • the very best things to shove in your pie hole, whether that’s traditional Greek street food or something fancier from a Michelin star restaurant in Athens
  • the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of Greece back home with you, whether that’s from a flea market in Athens or specialist jewellers
  • incredible festivals, whether you want to party all night by the side of a river or watch an Ancient Greek drama in an auditorium thousands of years old
  • the most thrilling outdoor activities, such as kayaking around the Greek islands, or having a kite surfing adventure on the open water
  • the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss like the Acropolis and the Tree of Hippocrates
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Greece: Greece Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To Greece - The Places You Have To See (Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Corfu) (Volume 1)

By Traveling The World

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Greece: Greece Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To Greece - The Places You Have To See (Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Corfu) (Volume 1)
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CURRENTLY DISCOUNTED Make Your Journey To Greece The Best Possible

Greece is the culture that inspired the world. The architecture, appreciation for the arts, governmental ideals, and philosophical beliefs of these people influenced the ancient Romans, who influenced the early Europeans, who influenced late Europeans, who influenced all of western culture as we know it. If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This book will help you to make the most out of your time in Greece. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Athens, Rhodes, Santorini and Thessaloniki to name a few of the most beautiful locations to be at.

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  • The Acropolis of Athens
  • Climb an Athenian Hill For Sunset
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  • The Stadium of Delphi
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  • The Beauty of Corfu
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Fodor's Greece: with Great Cruises & the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-04-14
Paperback (832 pages)

Fodor s Greece: with Great Cruises & the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Spectacular photos of sapphire blue seas, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, and gilded Byzantine monasteries add a special dimension to this updated guide to a classic destination. Magazine-style illustrated features, an at-a-glance Island Finder, and a fact-packed cruise chapter make this the perfect choice for travelers, whether they are planning a week's vacation or an epic odyssey.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Greek cuisine, the ancient Olympics, and Santorini
· Coverage of Athens, Attica and Delphi, The Saronic Gulf Islands, The Sporades, Epirus and Thessaly, Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia, Corfu, The Peloponnese, The Cyclades, Crete, Rhodes and the Dodecanese, and The Northern Aegean Islands

Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's Greek Islands travel guide. 



Lonely Planet Pocket Athens (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Pocket Athens is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the Acropolis raised spectacularly over Athens, follow in the footsteps of Socrates at the Agora, or step into the Temple of Olympian Zeus; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Athens and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Athens:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • 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

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Athens a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Greece guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Greece, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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

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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,

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-03-10
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Fodor s Greek Islands: with Great Cruises & the Best of Athens (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

For many travelers, the Greek Islands represent the ultimate Mediterranean getaway. Spectacular full-color images of impossibly blue seas, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, and famous historical sites add a special dimension to Fodor's Greek Islands. Helpful tools such as an at-a-glance Island Finder and a cruise chapter make it easy for travelers to plan their perfect trip. Also included is full coverage of the big-city wonders of Athens.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· In-depth breakout features on Greek cuisine, Mykonos nightlife, and Santorini
· Coverage of Athens, The Saronic Gulf Islands, The Sporades, Corfu, The Cyclades, Crete, Rhodes and the Dodecanese, and The Northern Aegean Islands

Planning to visit more of Greece? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Greece.


 
 
 

 
 
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