Lonely Planet Greece

Lonely Planet Greece PDF/EPUB ç Lonely Planet



10 thoughts on “Lonely Planet Greece

  1. Selina Selina says:

    This was a helpful book in preparing for our trip to Greece It is broken up into geographical sections and is arranged in a way that makes sense While it does make sense, it is not super easy to read or follow While still helpful, it was difficult to find what I was looking for at times, but it will definitely come in handy next week


  2. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    A useful travel guide to Greece25 March 2012 This is the first Lonely Planet guide that I have read cover to cover I sometimes wonder if we are supposed to do that but I guess it is useful if you are planning on visiting a country and want to be as prepared as possible before you actually travel Okay, I actually read this book after I went to Greece, however after reading it I am definitely planning on returning, soon though not soon enough I found this to be a very useful book, though it c A useful travel guide to Greece25 March 2012 This is the first Lonely Planet guide that I have read cover to cover I sometimes wonder if we are supposed to do that but I guess it is useful if you are planning on visiting a country and want to be as prepared as possible before you actually travel Okay, I actually read this book after I went to Greece, however after reading it I am definitely planning on returning, soon though not soon enough I found this to be a very useful book, though it can be quite slow going While it is impossible to cover everything there are a number of things not covered they do try to cover as much of the country as possible, particularly the places that are generally popular destinations for tourists However, it also explores areas that are generally off the beaten track, particularly since there are usually hidden gems there as well I love Greece and there were places that I knew about that I didn t get to visit such as the burial mound at Marathon However as I read this book I kept on discovering places that I had never heard of or if I knew about I didn t think of much It is because of these places that I am already planning a three week holiday back there so that I can go and visit them Okay, one of the places is in Turkey Ephesus but since I put Samos onto the list, getting to Ephesus is not going to be all that difficult though from what I have read, getting to Samothrace will be, but I so want to go and see the sanctuary of the Great Gods that I am going to attempt to work my way around it Greece is actually a very religious country, which is pretty obvious once you get there It is one of the few European countries where the church still holds a lot of sway over the running of the country As we are quite aware, it is also a very old country, dating back over 4000 years I will not go too much into the ancient side of things, particularly since I discuss Classical and Roman Greece elsewhere What is interesting is that Greece was occupied by the Ottomans for around 400 years but still managed to retain its identity Okay, the Jews lived in exile for 2000 years, so 400 years is not a huge challenge However, we need to remember that the period between the fall of Rome around 500 AD and the fall of Constantinople around 1450 that Greece was ruled by the Greeks the Byzantine Empire was Greek in pretty much everything that it did Greece, while being considered the nation that first experimented with democracy, in its modern form it has not been a democracy for all that long since 1975 There were periods when it did try to create a republic, but it shifted over to that of a monarchy pretty quickly though I do wonder where they found a king, since there is supposed to be a hereditary line, and the last king of Greece would have been the Byzantine Emperor However, after World War II, the country collapsed into a civil war between the capitalists and the communists The capitalists won and established a dictatorship that lasted until 1975 This is not surprising especially since capitalists will do anything to make sure that only capitalist governments exist while they promote the glories of democracy, in their minds democracies only work when it is capitalist governments that are elected one of the reasons I hate politics is that the hard right tend to mock and ridicule anybody that disagrees with them, and if that does not work, they get violent considering that the Greeks have a strong connection with the Russians In fact the modern Russian state originated from the Byzantine Empire, and goes back even further as the Ancient Greeks had numerous colonies on the shores of the Black Sea The languages are similar, and if you look at the Cyrillic languages of Eastern Europe you will notice that it has Greek origins Further, the religion of Eastern Europe is pretty much Orthodox, having its origins in the Greek Orthodox Church I did like the history that they talked about behind the attractions Greece, as mentioned, has a very long and rich history, and even if one does not like the ancient ruins, there are quite a few medieval castles still standing There are places where the Venetians established trading posts such as Heraklion, where a Venetian Fort stands at the entrance to the harbour and in the Dodecanese there are the remains of the forts of the Knights of St John However, one does wonder if Greece would have ever attempted to claim Anatolia on top of the mainland and the islands World War I did have its origins in the struggle between Greece and Turkey as it attempted to wrestle its traditional lands in Thrace However, if one were to consider what lands were originally Greek, one would include the west coast of Turkey as well as Istanbul However, early on in its modern history, there was a massive population swap, when Turks returned to Turkey and Greeks to Greece This is a very useful and helpful guide, though unfortunately it will be quickly out dated Also while the listings regarding accommodation and food are useful, one must remember that a lot of that is the personal opinions of the authors and contributors When I was there I had left the the guide at home In any case, despite buying another travel guide in Greece, it ended up sitting at the bottom of my suit case doing nothing, and we were able to find plenty of places to eat and drink and they all served fine food as well However, there is still a lotof Athens that I would like to explore


  3. Lyvia Lyvia says:

    I find the Lonely Planet guidebooks to be suited to my interests as a traveler I appreciate the practical hints and the cultural and historical insights which I find useful This book is no exception I generally get a package flight and hotel deal when traveling to Greece, so I don t use the accommodation recommendations, but I find the sightseeing sections and travel info very useful I also have had excellent luck with the eating suggestions I find that the quality of the restaurants is con I find the Lonely Planet guidebooks to be suited to my interests as a traveler I appreciate the practical hints and the cultural and historical insights which I find useful This book is no exception I generally get a package flight and hotel deal when traveling to Greece, so I don t use the accommodation recommendations, but I find the sightseeing sections and travel info very useful I also have had excellent luck with the eating suggestions I find that the quality of the restaurants is consistent with the guide s reviews and I like the classification by neighborhoods in large cities and the price hints Nowadays with Wikipedia and many other sources of information, the basics are all that is needed in a guidebook The reader will always find plenty of details on the internet I find that this book about Greece gave me most of what I wanted to know about the sites I visited The maps are clearly marked and in the Kindle version, they can be enlarged to see the detailsclearly.A warning to travelers to Athens from the airport There is a very skilled gang of pickpockets operating on the metro line from the airport to downtown Athens Make sure that all your money and valuables Passport, credit cards, etc are in a money belt or somewhere else under your clothes We were pickpocketed very skillfully, but luckily most cash was hidden in a money belt Before getting on the metro, after buying your ticket to town, make sure your valuables are totally inaccessible When speaking to other tourists, we discovered that two other travelers had been robbed in the same way The gang has a tall, attractive young man who is very helpful, and he sets up the victim for the other gangmembers to close in when the metro car gets crowded In all the cases we know of, the money was taken very skillfully One of the gang jammed the exit doors to our metro car, so that the crowd started pushing toward other exits When my partner looked at his suitcase to wheel it off the train, his empty wallet was on top of it Later, he remembered getting pushed and shoved, but never felt anyone lift his wallet Luckily his documents were in a moneybelt under his clothing


  4. rêveur d& rêveur d& says:

    Lonely Planet s guides always have a little bit of everything you might need, and then you can supplement it if need be, to fit your individual needs Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even at the most difficult times The result is a country seemingly riddled with challenges, yet full of people loving life And later in the book The Greek Way of Life section Greeks have always shared good and bad times in the company of family and friends they ve danced when sad or defiant Lonely Planet s guides always have a little bit of everything you might need, and then you can supplement it if need be, to fit your individual needs Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even at the most difficult times The result is a country seemingly riddled with challenges, yet full of people loving life And later in the book The Greek Way of Life section Greeks have always shared good and bad times in the company of family and friends they ve danced when sad or defiant and sought solace in their country s rich culture and simple pleasures Well said The secret to Greek cooking is often found in the chef s garden Basic ingredients such as feta and olive oil are at home across Greece, but the regional produce and cooking styles make travelling here a culinary adventure Taste herbs and mountain greens you ve never heard of, mussels steamed in ouzo, bread baked with olives, and fish straight from the sea Taste test regional cheeses crumbling feta, honeyed soft cheeses and sharp, hard rounds.Find Italian influences in risottos and pastas or Turkish spices woven into delicate sweets A traditional cooking renaissance has chefs lifting timehonoured recipes to new gourmet heights


  5. Martha Martha says:

    I normally see Lonely Planet as a superior brand among European travel books I picked up the Greece Lonely Planet to determine how to spend 9 days in Greece It s sub par compared to their other countries for deciding where to go within Greece I would steer clear.This being said, the Lonely Planet Pocket Athens does not deserve to be lumped into the country guide and I believe was written by a different person.


  6. Beth Beth says:

    For me, I find the Lonely Planet guides to be okay, but not great This one included.


  7. Hermien Hermien says:

    Not as helpful as usual so therefore 3 stars, but a 5 star destination and people.


  8. Lamadia Lamadia says:

    I m usually highly dependent on my Lonely Planet guide when I travel, however, I felt this one was lackingthan others that I ve used I usually use Lonely Planet because they re the best for traveling around inside a country and not just staying in one city, but this one was lacking in the transportation details For example, it mentions that there is a suburban rail system in Athens that reaches all the way to Corinth, but no further information about how to use it, how long it takes, or I m usually highly dependent on my Lonely Planet guide when I travel, however, I felt this one was lackingthan others that I ve used I usually use Lonely Planet because they re the best for traveling around inside a country and not just staying in one city, but this one was lacking in the transportation details For example, it mentions that there is a suburban rail system in Athens that reaches all the way to Corinth, but no further information about how to use it, how long it takes, or how much it costs And this would have been great since there is no map available printed in the city, or posted at the station, and the employees are not greatly interested in helping a lost traveler These are the kinds of things I m used to having in Lonely Planet Also, some of the towns only had sightseeing listed and nothing about sleeping or getting there Possibly it s a symptom of trying to fit all of Greece into one book, but I found it less useful than other Lonely Planets, for example the Romania guide


  9. Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller says:

    As usual Lonely Planet comes through Although we only spent time in Athens with side trips to Mycenae and Delphi and on Samos the book was worth buying Good maps, reliable reviews of restaurants although one we looked for has closed and solid info about sites etc Our trip was enriched by having the book.


  10. Kimberly Brooks Kimberly Brooks says:

    I m going to Greece this summer, so I wanted to know a little about the country since all I knew about it was Athens Definitely made meexcited to go Also, found Meteora through this book, and the day and a half we spent there was incredible Wouldn t have known about it otherwise.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lonely Planet Greece [Download] ➾ Lonely Planet Greece ➼ Lonely Planet – Polishdarling.co.uk Lonely Planet The world s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Greece is your passport to the most relevant, up to date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you Ro Lonely Planet The world s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Greece is your passport Lonely Planet PDF/EPUB ² to the most relevant, up to date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you Roam through the hilltop ruins of the Acropolis, climb to the monastery capped rock pinnacles of Meteora, or ferry across to one of the breathtakingly beautiful islands all with your trusted travel companion Get to the heart of Greece and begin your journey now Inside Lonely Planet Greece Travel Guide Colour maps and images throughoutHighlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential info at your fingertips hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, pricesHonest reviews for all budgets eating, sleeping, sight seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks missCultural insights give you a richer, rewarding travel experience including history, art,literature,cinema,music, architecture,politics,landscapes, wildlife,cuisine and customsFree, convenient pull out Athens map included in print version , plus over mapsCovers Athens, Crete, Santorini, the Ionian Islands, Evia, the Sporades, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Saronic Gulf Islands, Macedonia, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, and The Perfect Choice Lonely Planet Greece , our most comprehensive guide to Greece, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelledLooking for just the highlights of Greece Check out Lonely Planet Discover Greece, a photo rich guide to the country s most popular attractionsLooking for a guide focused on Athens Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Athens, a handy sized guide focused on the can t miss sights for a quick tripAuthors Written and researched by Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet Since , Lonely Planet has become the world s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community Lonely Planet covers must see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand of the culture of the places in which they find themselvesLonely Planet Greece is your passport to the most relevant, up to date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you Roam through the hilltop ruins of the Acropolis, climb to the monastery capped rock pinnacles of Meteora,or ferry across to one of the breathtakingly beautiful islands all with your trusted travel companionhttp medialonelyplanet onix fe PlanetGOODREPRUSLonely Planet Global Limitedhttp lonelyplanetAU AE AF AG AI AL AM AO AQ AR AS AT AU AW AX AZ BA BB BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BL BM BN BO BQ BR BS BT BV BW BY BZ CA CC CD CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CU CV CW CX CY CZ DE DJ DK DM DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FJ FK FM FO FR GA GB GD GE GF GG GH GI GL GM GN GP GQ GR GS GT GU GW GY HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IE IL IM IN IO IQ IR IS IT JE JM JO JP KE KG KH KI KM KN KP KR KW KY KZ LA LB LC LI LK LR LS LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ NA NC NE NF NG NI NL NO NP NR NU NZ OM PA PE PF PG PH PK PL PM PN PR PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SB SC SD SE SG SH SI SJ SK SL SM SN SO SR SS ST SV SX SY SZ TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TO TR TT TV TW TZ UA UG UM US UY UZ VA VC VE VG VI VN VU WF WS YE YT ZA ZM ZWinininlbmmmmmmkgBCLONELY PLANET AMERICAS USLonely PlanetTradeUSDUSZ.


10 thoughts on “Lonely Planet Greece

  1. Selina Selina says:

    This was a helpful book in preparing for our trip to Greece It is broken up into geographical sections and is arranged in a way that makes sense While it does make sense, it is not super easy to read or follow While still helpful, it was difficult to find what I was looking for at times, but it will definitely come in handy next week


  2. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    A useful travel guide to Greece25 March 2012 This is the first Lonely Planet guide that I have read cover to cover I sometimes wonder if we are supposed to do that but I guess it is useful if you are planning on visiting a country and want to be as prepared as possible before you actually travel Okay, I actually read this book after I went to Greece, however after reading it I am definitely planning on returning, soon though not soon enough I found this to be a very useful book, though it c A useful travel guide to Greece25 March 2012 This is the first Lonely Planet guide that I have read cover to cover I sometimes wonder if we are supposed to do that but I guess it is useful if you are planning on visiting a country and want to be as prepared as possible before you actually travel Okay, I actually read this book after I went to Greece, however after reading it I am definitely planning on returning, soon though not soon enough I found this to be a very useful book, though it can be quite slow going While it is impossible to cover everything there are a number of things not covered they do try to cover as much of the country as possible, particularly the places that are generally popular destinations for tourists However, it also explores areas that are generally off the beaten track, particularly since there are usually hidden gems there as well I love Greece and there were places that I knew about that I didn t get to visit such as the burial mound at Marathon However as I read this book I kept on discovering places that I had never heard of or if I knew about I didn t think of much It is because of these places that I am already planning a three week holiday back there so that I can go and visit them Okay, one of the places is in Turkey Ephesus but since I put Samos onto the list, getting to Ephesus is not going to be all that difficult though from what I have read, getting to Samothrace will be, but I so want to go and see the sanctuary of the Great Gods that I am going to attempt to work my way around it Greece is actually a very religious country, which is pretty obvious once you get there It is one of the few European countries where the church still holds a lot of sway over the running of the country As we are quite aware, it is also a very old country, dating back over 4000 years I will not go too much into the ancient side of things, particularly since I discuss Classical and Roman Greece elsewhere What is interesting is that Greece was occupied by the Ottomans for around 400 years but still managed to retain its identity Okay, the Jews lived in exile for 2000 years, so 400 years is not a huge challenge However, we need to remember that the period between the fall of Rome around 500 AD and the fall of Constantinople around 1450 that Greece was ruled by the Greeks the Byzantine Empire was Greek in pretty much everything that it did Greece, while being considered the nation that first experimented with democracy, in its modern form it has not been a democracy for all that long since 1975 There were periods when it did try to create a republic, but it shifted over to that of a monarchy pretty quickly though I do wonder where they found a king, since there is supposed to be a hereditary line, and the last king of Greece would have been the Byzantine Emperor However, after World War II, the country collapsed into a civil war between the capitalists and the communists The capitalists won and established a dictatorship that lasted until 1975 This is not surprising especially since capitalists will do anything to make sure that only capitalist governments exist while they promote the glories of democracy, in their minds democracies only work when it is capitalist governments that are elected one of the reasons I hate politics is that the hard right tend to mock and ridicule anybody that disagrees with them, and if that does not work, they get violent considering that the Greeks have a strong connection with the Russians In fact the modern Russian state originated from the Byzantine Empire, and goes back even further as the Ancient Greeks had numerous colonies on the shores of the Black Sea The languages are similar, and if you look at the Cyrillic languages of Eastern Europe you will notice that it has Greek origins Further, the religion of Eastern Europe is pretty much Orthodox, having its origins in the Greek Orthodox Church I did like the history that they talked about behind the attractions Greece, as mentioned, has a very long and rich history, and even if one does not like the ancient ruins, there are quite a few medieval castles still standing There are places where the Venetians established trading posts such as Heraklion, where a Venetian Fort stands at the entrance to the harbour and in the Dodecanese there are the remains of the forts of the Knights of St John However, one does wonder if Greece would have ever attempted to claim Anatolia on top of the mainland and the islands World War I did have its origins in the struggle between Greece and Turkey as it attempted to wrestle its traditional lands in Thrace However, if one were to consider what lands were originally Greek, one would include the west coast of Turkey as well as Istanbul However, early on in its modern history, there was a massive population swap, when Turks returned to Turkey and Greeks to Greece This is a very useful and helpful guide, though unfortunately it will be quickly out dated Also while the listings regarding accommodation and food are useful, one must remember that a lot of that is the personal opinions of the authors and contributors When I was there I had left the the guide at home In any case, despite buying another travel guide in Greece, it ended up sitting at the bottom of my suit case doing nothing, and we were able to find plenty of places to eat and drink and they all served fine food as well However, there is still a lotof Athens that I would like to explore


  3. Lyvia Lyvia says:

    I find the Lonely Planet guidebooks to be suited to my interests as a traveler I appreciate the practical hints and the cultural and historical insights which I find useful This book is no exception I generally get a package flight and hotel deal when traveling to Greece, so I don t use the accommodation recommendations, but I find the sightseeing sections and travel info very useful I also have had excellent luck with the eating suggestions I find that the quality of the restaurants is con I find the Lonely Planet guidebooks to be suited to my interests as a traveler I appreciate the practical hints and the cultural and historical insights which I find useful This book is no exception I generally get a package flight and hotel deal when traveling to Greece, so I don t use the accommodation recommendations, but I find the sightseeing sections and travel info very useful I also have had excellent luck with the eating suggestions I find that the quality of the restaurants is consistent with the guide s reviews and I like the classification by neighborhoods in large cities and the price hints Nowadays with Wikipedia and many other sources of information, the basics are all that is needed in a guidebook The reader will always find plenty of details on the internet I find that this book about Greece gave me most of what I wanted to know about the sites I visited The maps are clearly marked and in the Kindle version, they can be enlarged to see the detailsclearly.A warning to travelers to Athens from the airport There is a very skilled gang of pickpockets operating on the metro line from the airport to downtown Athens Make sure that all your money and valuables Passport, credit cards, etc are in a money belt or somewhere else under your clothes We were pickpocketed very skillfully, but luckily most cash was hidden in a money belt Before getting on the metro, after buying your ticket to town, make sure your valuables are totally inaccessible When speaking to other tourists, we discovered that two other travelers had been robbed in the same way The gang has a tall, attractive young man who is very helpful, and he sets up the victim for the other gangmembers to close in when the metro car gets crowded In all the cases we know of, the money was taken very skillfully One of the gang jammed the exit doors to our metro car, so that the crowd started pushing toward other exits When my partner looked at his suitcase to wheel it off the train, his empty wallet was on top of it Later, he remembered getting pushed and shoved, but never felt anyone lift his wallet Luckily his documents were in a moneybelt under his clothing


  4. rêveur d& rêveur d& says:

    Lonely Planet s guides always have a little bit of everything you might need, and then you can supplement it if need be, to fit your individual needs Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even at the most difficult times The result is a country seemingly riddled with challenges, yet full of people loving life And later in the book The Greek Way of Life section Greeks have always shared good and bad times in the company of family and friends they ve danced when sad or defiant Lonely Planet s guides always have a little bit of everything you might need, and then you can supplement it if need be, to fit your individual needs Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even at the most difficult times The result is a country seemingly riddled with challenges, yet full of people loving life And later in the book The Greek Way of Life section Greeks have always shared good and bad times in the company of family and friends they ve danced when sad or defiant and sought solace in their country s rich culture and simple pleasures Well said The secret to Greek cooking is often found in the chef s garden Basic ingredients such as feta and olive oil are at home across Greece, but the regional produce and cooking styles make travelling here a culinary adventure Taste herbs and mountain greens you ve never heard of, mussels steamed in ouzo, bread baked with olives, and fish straight from the sea Taste test regional cheeses crumbling feta, honeyed soft cheeses and sharp, hard rounds.Find Italian influences in risottos and pastas or Turkish spices woven into delicate sweets A traditional cooking renaissance has chefs lifting timehonoured recipes to new gourmet heights


  5. Martha Martha says:

    I normally see Lonely Planet as a superior brand among European travel books I picked up the Greece Lonely Planet to determine how to spend 9 days in Greece It s sub par compared to their other countries for deciding where to go within Greece I would steer clear.This being said, the Lonely Planet Pocket Athens does not deserve to be lumped into the country guide and I believe was written by a different person.


  6. Beth Beth says:

    For me, I find the Lonely Planet guides to be okay, but not great This one included.


  7. Hermien Hermien says:

    Not as helpful as usual so therefore 3 stars, but a 5 star destination and people.


  8. Lamadia Lamadia says:

    I m usually highly dependent on my Lonely Planet guide when I travel, however, I felt this one was lackingthan others that I ve used I usually use Lonely Planet because they re the best for traveling around inside a country and not just staying in one city, but this one was lacking in the transportation details For example, it mentions that there is a suburban rail system in Athens that reaches all the way to Corinth, but no further information about how to use it, how long it takes, or I m usually highly dependent on my Lonely Planet guide when I travel, however, I felt this one was lackingthan others that I ve used I usually use Lonely Planet because they re the best for traveling around inside a country and not just staying in one city, but this one was lacking in the transportation details For example, it mentions that there is a suburban rail system in Athens that reaches all the way to Corinth, but no further information about how to use it, how long it takes, or how much it costs And this would have been great since there is no map available printed in the city, or posted at the station, and the employees are not greatly interested in helping a lost traveler These are the kinds of things I m used to having in Lonely Planet Also, some of the towns only had sightseeing listed and nothing about sleeping or getting there Possibly it s a symptom of trying to fit all of Greece into one book, but I found it less useful than other Lonely Planets, for example the Romania guide


  9. Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller says:

    As usual Lonely Planet comes through Although we only spent time in Athens with side trips to Mycenae and Delphi and on Samos the book was worth buying Good maps, reliable reviews of restaurants although one we looked for has closed and solid info about sites etc Our trip was enriched by having the book.


  10. Kimberly Brooks Kimberly Brooks says:

    I m going to Greece this summer, so I wanted to know a little about the country since all I knew about it was Athens Definitely made meexcited to go Also, found Meteora through this book, and the day and a half we spent there was incredible Wouldn t have known about it otherwise.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *