Greece: The Peloponnese: With Athens, Delphi And Kythira by Andrew BostockGreece: The Peloponnese: With Athens, Delphi And Kythira by Andrew Bostock

Greece: The Peloponnese: With Athens, Delphi And Kythira

byAndrew Bostock

Paperback | June 7, 2016

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This fully updated and extended edition of the only in-depth guide available to the Peloponnese reflects the latest changes, notably a continuing trend towards independent travel in the region. Despite Greece's difficulties, tourism here has increased year on year, notably in the Peloponnese where the extended season now includes spring wildflowers and the autumn olive harvest, all covered in this guide. New accommodation and restaurant reviews are featured, along with a new mini-guide to the ancient sites of Athens and Delphi. Also new for this edition is coverage of the island of Kythira, one of Greece's best-kept secrets, plus more information on regional wines and family travel. The Peloponnese is the beating heart of Greece: from the evocative ruins of Olympia to the towering Taygetos mountains, from crystal-clear seas and pristine beaches to stone villages steeped in tradition; with clear advice and honest opinions the Bradt Guide to the Peloponnese shows you it all.
Andrew Bostock started traveling in the Peloponnese twenty eight years ago as a fifteen year old backpacker and has been returning yearly ever since. After studying English at Oxford he worked as a Tour Leader in the area teaching Greek children. After many visits, Andrew and his partner Louise moved to the Mani in late 2005, and their...
Title:Greece: The Peloponnese: With Athens, Delphi And KythiraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.49 × 5.44 × 0.55 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and climate, Natural history, Mythology, History, Recent politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, CultureChapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Travellers with a disability, Travelling with children, Gay and lesbian travellers, What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Maps, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Museums and archaeological sites, Photography, Media and communications, Buying a property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Corinth and the Argolid Corinth, Nemea, Mycenae, Argos, Nafplio, Epidavros, The southeast, The southwestChapter 4 Laconia Sparta and Mystra, Geraki , West of Monemvasia, Monemvasia, South of Monemvasia, North of Monemvasia, Up the coast: Geraki to Astros, Over the top: Mount Parnonas, Kythira Chapter 5 The Mani History, Into the Exo Mani, Kardamyli, Stoupa, Into the mountains, South from Stoupa, Itylo Bay, Areopoli , Deep into the Mani, South to Gerolimenas, Gerolimenas, Down to Cape Tenaro, Cape Tenaro, Up the east coast, Gythio and around Chapter 6 Messinia Kalamata, Ancient Messene, South to Koroni, Koroni , Finikound, Methoni , Pylos and Gialova, Northern MessiniaChapter 7 Arcadia Tripoli, Megalopoli, Karitena, Andritsena, Th e Lousios Gorge, Vytina and around, Olympia, The west coastChapter 8 The North Ancient Elis, The west coast, Patra, The north coast, Kalavryta, Mount Killini Chapter 9 Beyond the Peloponnese: Athens and Delphi Athens, Delphi Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further Information Index