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A must read for a Greek experience
on August 20, 2016
I wish, I had actually bought the book much earlier then why I did. We (family, kids) went to Greece earlier this summer wanting to experience the history, archeology and a bit of the Aegean islands experience. I started with the routine research on the web. This book had all the information that once can think of and a solid foundation.
Caution: (1) As the title suggests, its for Athens and the Peloponnese. Its not if you are only looking for an exhaustive report on all Greek islands. (2) some of the pricing of museum tickets etc. are outdated.
Now the Great Stuff: The guide covers very generously Athens city, and then Peloponnese (Nafplio, Epidavrus, Mycenea, Olympia, Kardamyli, Monemvasia). Then it covers Delphi, and the 3 islands of Hydra, Mykonos and Santorini. The introduction section covers basics of visiting a foreign country (e.g. money, currency, mobile phone, safety, language norms, Rick's tips on his back door travel philosophy and travelling as a local). I particularly found the maps, Rick's suggested walking tours and the best of all his tips on what to do based on how much time you have, the most helpful. I paired reading this book, with watching clips of his Greece program on Hulu. Our trip to Greece went flawlessly and we had a fabulous time. Our trip included (Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Naflion, Epidaurus, Santorini and Paros. Thanks to the tips and research founded on this travel guide.-- highly recommended.