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

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  • ISBN-10: 1465467238
  • ISBN-13: 9781465467232
  • DDC: 914.9504
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This is your in-depth guide to the very best of these picturesque islands of the Mediterranean. From lounging on the sandy beaches of Mykonos to looking down on sparkling blue waters while dining on Santorini to exploring more than 2,000 years of history on Rhodes, a trip to this beautiful part of the world truly offers a little bit of everything. Includes detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance; 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; detailed city maps; and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
Introducing the Greek Islands.
1: Discovering the Greek Islands.
2: Putting Greece on the Map.
3: A Portrait of the Greek Islands.
4: The History of Greece.
5: The Greek Islands Through the Year.
Ancient Greece.
6: Gods, Goddesses and Heroes.
7: The Trojan War.
8: Greek Writers and Philosophers.
9: Temple Architecture.
10: Vases and Vase Painting.
The Greek Islands Area by Area.
11: The Greek Islands at a Glance.
12: The Ionian Islands.
13: The Argo-Saronic Islands.
14: The Sporades and Evvoia.
15: The Northeast Aegean Islands.
16: The Dodecanese.
17: The Cyclades.
18: Crete.
19: A Short Stay in Athens.
Travellers’ Needs.
20: Where to Stay.
21: Where to Eat and Drink.
22: Shopping in Greece.
23: Specialist Holidays and Outdoor Activities.
24: Beaches and Water Sports.
Survival Guide.
25: Practical Information.
26: Travel Information.
Phrase Book.