The premier travel guide to the site of the 2004 Summer Games
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go— they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
- Includes a special section devoted to the 2004 Olympics in Athens
- Greece is the fifteenth-most popular tourist destination in the world
- New construction in anticipation of the 2004 Olympics will mean better transportation and other improved tourist infrastructure
- Expert authors, who have lived in Greece and studied its culture and history, offer a real insider’s look at one of the world’s most beautiful countries
Meticulously researched by an experienced team of experts, this in-depth guide is much more detailed and comprehensive than its major competition. You'll find authoritative but fun-to-use coverage of all the classical sites, with valuable insights that will enrich your trip. We've provided all the background information you need to enjoy and appreciate what you're seeing.
Our authors have personally inspected and chosen wonderful hotels in every price cateogory; whether you want to stay in a rustic guesthouse or an exquisite beach resort, you can trust their opinions. They'll take you to the most beautiful islands, where verdant hillsides tumble down to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. And since Greece can be a tricky place to travel, our guide is loaded with detailed city, regional, island, and town maps; it also features a handy language appendix, complete transportation information, and detailed directions for anything that's hard to find.
Series: Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 154)
From the Back Cover
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer’s, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommer’s. Your guide to a world of travel experience.
Choose the Only Guide That Gives You:
- From Athens to the Greek Islands–we have Greece covered.
- Outspoken opinions on what’s worth your time and what’s not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
- The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.
About the Author
John S. Bowman
has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 35 years. He specializes in nonfiction ranging from archaeology to zoology, baseball to biography. He first visited Greece in 1956 and has traveled and lived there over the years. He is the author of numerous guides to various regions of Greece. He currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Sherry Marker majored in classical Greek at Harvard, studied archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and did graduate work in ancient history at the University of California at Berkeley. The author of a number of guides to Greece, she has also written for the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and Hampshire Life. When not in Greece she lives in Massachusetts.
Heidi Sarna has cruised on more than 75 ships of all shapes and sizes, and she loves them all (well, OK, some more than others). Heidi’s a contributing editor to Travel Holiday magazine, and her work has appeared in numerous magazines, major guidebooks, websites, and newspapers including the New York Times, Star Ledger, and Boston Herald. When she’s not off cruising somewhere, she lives in the Big Apple with her husband, Arun, and their baby boys.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
59 of 61 people found the following review helpfulBy David Lundberg on July 28, 2005 Format: Paperback
I have numerous copies of 'Frommer's Greece' for the past 30 years, and I consider it the bible of Greek travel. There are other good guides, and they have their particular niches, but Frommer's stands out for clear writing, logical indexing, and especially for running the gamut from budget tourism to the more affluent. His starred system with comments for value or attractiveness to family is understandable with good common sense. In the end, if I have to choose one guidebook for Greece, its Frommer's. Studying it helps me make the decisions I personally want to make. It will save you many times the price of the book and make your stay much more enjoyable.
Reviewed by David Lundberg, author of Olympic Wandering: Time Travel Through Greece
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74 of 79 people found the following review helpfulBy A Customer on February 9, 1999 Format: Paperback
I found this book very useful. I used it mostly as a guide on a walking tour of Athens. I only had three days in Athens and wanted to see as much as possible. I spent a few hours browsing through the pertinent section and made my plan of action. Everything was as described. I also referred to it when making my hotel reservation and when looking for good restaurants. I stayed at the Hotel Philippos near the Acropolis - a great little place. Eating I went through great troubles one night to find the Taverna Sigalas in the Monasteraki area (because of subway construction,) but it was well worth the effort. I still drool at the thought of the wonderful Greek salad I had and the very best moussaka I've ever eaten. Going to Rome this year and I plan to buy a Frommer's for Rome because I only have three days there and I know I can depend on this book.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpfulBy John S. Fanguy on August 16, 2002 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My group of friends, who had all travelled Greece in our backpacking days, benefited greatly from this book. As our trip in July 2002 progressed, we relied more and more heavily on the book. The recommendations from sites to food to hotels proved to be excellent every time. I particularly liked that the lodging and restaurant recommendations had inexpensive through expensive listings, which we used as our budget-mindedness changed during the trip. For anyone beyond backpacking and Lonely Planet, this book is a must.
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