Lonely Planet Greece is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Roam through the hilltop ruins of the Acropolis, climb to the monastery-capped rock pinnacles of Meteora, or ferry across to one of the breathtakingly beautiful islands; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Greece and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Greece Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine and customs
Free, convenient pull-out Athens map (included in print version), plus over 130 colour maps
Useful features – including Travel with Children, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and Eat Like a Local
Coverage of Athens, Crete, Santorini, the Ionian Islands, Evia, the Sporades, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Saronic Gulf Islands, Macedonia, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, and more
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Greece.
Following the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore Athens’ most popular sights, including the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and the National Archaeological Museum. Experience the culture like a local—enjoy an evening meal of souvlaki at a breezy café, then sip ouzo at a rollicking taverna in the Plaka. Line up at the starting block at Olympia’s historic stadium, then set sail for the idyllic Greek island of Hydra.
Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to get around Athens and the Peoponnese like a local, and get advice on which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Active travelers trust National Geographic to deliver what they want in a guidebook: expert advice, insider tips, and the cultural feel of each destination not easily found online. These guides are pitch-perfect for today’s experiential travel enthusiasts who want an authentic, enriching immersion.
Explore the best sites in Greece–from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens’s newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets–with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country’s famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, the Battle of Crete, and where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry-weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. While guided tours include a walk in Rhodes’ Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.
Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of the Greek Islands, including Santorini’s stunning caldera, Corfu’s historic treasures, and Crete’s Minoan ruins. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Paros to Rhodes
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Greek cuisine and mythology
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greek Islands is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns.
DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of the Greek Islands, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten up every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greek Islands truly shows you around this destination as no one else can.