592 pages, 7.76 × 5.04 × 0.97 in
March 6, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 174179899X
ISBN - 13: 9781741798999
From the Publisher
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher
Lonely Planet Greek Islands is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander along cobbled footpaths, laze on isolated sandy coves and witness some of the best sunsets in the world; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the GreekIslands and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Greek Islands Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine and customs
Free, convenient pull-out Athens map (included in print version), plus over 105 colour maps
Useful features - including Travel with Children, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and Island Hopping
Coverage of Athens, Crete, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades, Santorini, the Saronic Gulf Islands, Dodecanese, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, Evia, the Sporades, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet GreekIslands, our most comprehensive guide to the GreekIslands, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Greece guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Greece, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions.
Looking for a guide focused on only one or a few islands in this destination? Check out Lonely Planet's Crete for a comprehensive look at all the island has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Korina Miller, Alexis Averbuck, Michael S Clark, Victoria Kyriakopoulos, Andrea Schulte-Peevers and Richard Waters.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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About the Author
My first gig for Lonely Planet was on the Kazakhstan chapter of their Central Asia guide in 1999. Having recently completed two books on adventure travel in Southeast Asia and South America, where I had, among other things, learnt to dive, hacked my way through dense jungles, paddled furiously along rapid rivers, climbed snow-covered, smoldering volcanoes and mountain-biked down perilously steep tracks, I felt fully prepared to tackle a country more of interest to mountaineers and oil prospectors than your average backpacker or package tourist. A decade and a half earlier, I had honed my writing skills as a young journalist on the consumer magazine Which? in London before heading east to Tokyo, where I spent two and a half years learning the language and working as an editor and writer for a major financial news organization. At the same time I travelled Japan (later co-writing an award-winning guidebook to the country, as well as one to Tokyo) and Asia, scribbling notes and storing away ideas for travel features. I first came to live in Sydney in 1994 on a year-long working holiday visa and quickly found the local media snapping up those stories. Entranced by Australia I moved back permanently in 1998. Among the many titles I have since worked on for Lonely Planet my favourites include Russia, Trans-Siberian Railway, Cape Town, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Korea and the first n and only n edition of Istanbul to Kathmandu. My travel features have been published in newspape