DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756684870
  • ISBN-13: 9780756684877
  • DDC: 914.9504
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islands have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations, and color photographs, this best-selling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to the best beach resorts for a family vacation in the Greek Islands. Features include a visual glossary of island food specialties and sections on Greek mythology, Greek history, Greek architecture, and art. Illustrated with beautiful cutaways and floor plans of all of the Greek Islands' ancient landmarks, this essential travel guide also includes 3-D aerial views to give a bird's eye view of the Greek Islands' most charming towns and villages, from Kefallonia to Rhodes. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands< is fully updated and expanded with dozens of reviews for Greek Island hotels, recommended restaurants, clubs, and bars, as well as ferry routes and tips for the best shopping in Greece. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to The Greek Islands.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing the Greek Islands.
2: Discovering the Greek Islands.
3: Choosing Your Island.
4: Putting Greece on the Map.
5: A Portrait of the Greek Islands.
6: Vernacular Architecture on the Greek Islands.
7: Marine Life.
8: The History of Greece.
9: Prehistoric Greece.
10: The Dark Ages and Archaic Period.
11: Classical Greece.
12: Hellenistic Greece.
13: Roman Greece.
14: Byzantine and Crusader Greece.
15: Venetian and Ottoman Greece.
16: The Making of Modern Greece.
17: Twentieth-Century Greece.
18: The Greek Islands through the Year.
19: The Climate of the Greek Islands.
20: Ancient Greece.
21: Gods, Goddesses and Heroes.
22: The Trojan War.
23: Greek Writers and Philosophers.
24: Temple Architecture.
25: Vases and Vase Painting.
26: The Greek Islands Area by Area.
27: The Greek Islands at a Glance.
28: The Ionian Islands.
29: Exploring the Ionian Islands.
30: The Argo-Saronic Islands.
31: Exploring the Argo-Saronic Islands.
32: The Sporades and Evvoia.
33: Exploring the Sporades and Evvoia.
34: The Northeast Aegean Islands.
35: Exploring the Northeast Aegean Islands.
36: The Dodecanese.
37: Exploring the Dodecanese.
38: The Cyclades.
39: Exploring the Cyclades.
40: Crete.
41: Exploring Crete.
42: A Short Stay in Athens.
43: Exploring Athens.
44: Getting Around Athens.
45: Travellers Needs.
46: Where to Stay.
47: Choosing a Hotel.
48: Where to Eat.
49: The Flavours of Greece.
50: The Classic Greek Menu.
51: Choosing a Restaurant.
52: Shopping in Greece.
53: Specialist Holidays and Outdoor Activities.
54: Beaches and Watersports.
55: Survival Guide.
56: Practical Information.
57: Holiday Essentials.
58: Personal Health and Security.
59: Banking and Local Currency.
60: Communications.
61: Travel Information.
62: Travelling by Sea.
63: Travelling by Road and Rail.
General Index.
Phrase Book.