Frommer's Greek Islands

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 1, 2010 - Travel - 520 pages
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

This guide is specifically geared to travelers who want to go to Greece for beaches, beautiful weather, and island-hopping. Its centerpiece is a feature no other guide offers: a full chapter on cruises, written by one of the cruise industry's leading specialists and featuring candid reviews of each line and tips on how to get the best deals.

We'll start you off with a quick overview of Athens, your gateway, before setting off to explore the most beautiful and appealing of Greece's many islands, including the Saronic Gulf Islands, Crete, the Cyclades, the Dodeconese, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, the Sporades, and the Ionian Islands.

If you're exploring on your own, you'll rely on us for dozens of detailed island and town maps, complete details on ferries and flights, and a wealth of information on accommodations, sightseeing, dining, and nightlife. This is the only guide you need to discover the best of the legendary Greek Isles!

  

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I found the section of around the island in Skopelos untrue. They say do not stay in Loutraki but it is the nicest side of Skopelos. The Hotel Avra is described as being in Glossa but it is actually in Loutraki and is rundown. The best hotel to stay in Loutraki is at the Hotel Selenunda (30)24240 34073. Also another option for B&B is Aegean Wave. In my opinion I would go to Loutraki over Skopelos town any day of the week. It is clean, quiet and friendly.  

Contents

The Best ofAncient Greece 1 2 The Best of Byzantine Medieval Greece 4 3 The Best Beaches 4 4 The Best Islands 5 5 The Best Places to Get Away
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The Best Shopping
10
Greece
16
Greece Today 13 2 Looking Back at Greece 14 Dateline 14 3 Greeces Art Architecture
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO THE GREEKISLANDS
30
Greek Ferry Routes
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When to Go 30 Greece on the Web 31 Greece Calendar of Events 32 2 Entry Requirements 36 3 Getting There Getting Around 38 Taxi Tips 44 4 ...
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A JumpingOff Point
195
Piraeus
197
The Saronic Gulf Islands
203
Hydra Idra
212
Crete
223
Chania
241
Ayios Nikolaos
258
SantoriniThira 268 5 Naxos
309

The Greek Islands in 1 Week
77
The Greek Islands with a Family
83
Choosing the Right Cruise
87
Cruise Preparation Practicalities
93
ATHENS 1 Orientation
128
Getting Around
135
Where to Stay
142
Athens Accommodations
144
Accommodations Dining
154
Where to Dine
156
The Top Attractions
172
Athens Attractions
174
Ancient Monuments
184
Folegandros 285 6 Mykonos Mikonos
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Sifnos 288 7 Delos
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THE DODECANESE
360
Rhodes Rodos 362 2 Simi Symi 382 3 Kos
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THE NORTHEASTERN AEGEAN ISLANDS
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Samos 409 2 HiosChios
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THE SPORADES
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Skiathos 436 2 Skopelos 447 3 SkyrosSkiros
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THE IONIAN ISLANDS
462
Corfu Kerkira 464 2 KefaloniaCephalonia
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THE GREEK LANGUAGE
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About the author (2010)

John S. Bowman has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 35 years. He specializes in nonfiction ranging from archaeology to zoology, baseball to biography. He first visited Greece in 1956 and has traveled and lived there over the years. He is the author of numerous guides to various regions in Greece. He currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Sherry Marker majored in classical Greek at Harvard, studied archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and did graduate work in ancient history at the University of California at Berkeley. The author of a number of guides to Greece, she has also written for the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Hampshire Life. When not in Greece, she lives in Massachusetts.

Peter Kerasiotis, a native Athenian, currently lives in New York City where he works as a web developer and editor. A newcomer to Frommer’s, he hopes to continue a career of travel- and screenwriting.

Heidi Sarna is a freelance writer who has crisscrossed the world by ship over the past 15 years, often with her young twin sons and lucky husband in tow. Coauthor of Frommer’s Cruises & Ports of Call from US and Canadian Homeports and Frommer’s European Cruises & Ports of Call, she has also contributed to several other guidebooks and writes regular travel columns for Frommers.com and Porthole magazine. She’s written for many magazines, newspapers, and websites, including CNN.com, Forbes Traveler, the International Herald Tribune, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Brides, Modern Bride, the Straits Times, and Travel Weekly.

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