- Paperback: 784 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet; 13 edition (1 March 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1786574462
- ISBN-13: 978-1786574466
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 3 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 640 g
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Welcome to Greece
Ancient sun-bleached ruins pierce blue skies as the Aegean laps at the endless coastline. And Greek culture is alive with passionate music, inspired cuisine and thrill-seeking activities.
This guide includes information on:
- Visiting Greece for the first time
- Greece's Top 20
- Island Hopping
- Eating & drinking like a local
- Outdoor activities
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Where I found the book to be of most help was in the planning stages of the trip. The tips about language, driving, changing money and not using toilet paper were a boon since I would not have wanted to start figuring things out once we were already there.
We did not use any of the hotel recommendations in the book (except for Hotel Byzantion in Mystras - which was a disappointment) and found that Booking or Tripadvisor were just as reliable for reviews for hotels and apartment rentals. The restaurants recommended were often the pricier ones or not where we happened to be at meal times so, again, websites were more useful on the fly.
I don't think I will be using an in print guide for our next trip. As long as the location has good cell phone coverage, it seems that a lot of this information is now at your finger tips and hauling a book along does not make much sense anymore.
Note however that this book is covering a lot of ground, and while it is an excellent survey to help you find the highlights of a region, if you are only visiting a city or small locality of Greece, one of the guides that concentrate on that particular site would be of more use.
It is broken down into four major sections:
Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to modern Greece, explaining what to look out for (Greece’s Top 20), what you need to know in advance, and other important stuff for visitors.
On the Road (“The Guide”):
P060: Athens & around (with a fold-out map inside the back-cover)
P137: Peloponnese (with 8 sub-sections)
P198: Central Greece (2)
P244: Northern Greece (3)
P311: Saronic Gulf Islands (5)
P331: Cyclades (21)
P438: Crete (4)
P495: Dodecanese (16)
P572: Northeastern Aegean Islands (11)
P633: Evia & the Sporades (2)
P661: Ionian Islands (9)
Page 708 - Understand:
This section features articles on local culture (Ancient and modern) - history, nature & wildlife, arts, etc.
Page 748 - Survival Guide:
This section contains information on transportation, the A-Z Directory, and