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Greek Islands

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Paperback | May 1, 2014

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With its treasure-filled ancient sites, folklore, and island flora, the Greek Islands are the jewel in Greece’s crown. The new edition ofInsight Guide Greek Islandsis an inspirational, full-color guide to this fascinating region. Our unrivaled coverage ofhistory and cultureprovides an essential introduction to what makes the Greek Isles unique.

Consult theBest of Greek Islandsselection for an at-a-glance guide to the region’s most evocative attractions, such as the improbably perched Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery and the delightful Corfu Old Town. Descriptive accounts of where to go in the Greek Islands – such as the impressive Place of Knossos and the exquisite beaches on Levkada and Crete – are enhanced by beautiful photographs, while all major sights are cross-referenced with full-color maps. This new edition also features a brand new chapter on Thessalonikí, the second gateway to the islands after Athens.

Thetravel tipssection provides a wealth of information on how to plan your trip, plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.
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Title:Greek IslandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178005159X

ISBN - 13:9781780051598

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Best of the Greek Islands
The Greek Archipelago
Island Mentality

HISTORY
Decisive Dates
Waves of Invaders
Islands Today

FEATURES
People and Identities
Religion
Debunking the Bouzouki
Aegean Architecture
Food and Drink
Cruising Round the Islands
Managing the Tourists
Outdoor Pursuits
Island Wildlife
Islands out of Season

PLACES
Introduction
Athens Stopover
Thessaloníki Stopover
The Ionian Islands
Corfu
Southern Ionian Islands
Kythira
Islands of the Saronic Gulf
Argo-Saronic Islands
The Cyclades Islands
The Cyclades
Naxos
Santorini
The Sporades And Evvia
The Sporades
Evvia
The Northest Aegean
Thásos, Samothráki and Límnos
Lésvos, Híos, Ikaría, Foúrni and Sámos
The Dodecanese
Rhodes
The Southern Dodecanese
The Northern Dodecanese
Crete

TRAVEL TIPS
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading