Western Europe - Greece (Chapter)
This is the Greece chapter from Lonely Planet's Western Europe guidebook.
The alluring combination of history and hedonism continues to beckon. Within easy reach of magnificent archaeological sites are breathtaking beaches and relaxed tavernas serving ouzo and octopus. It’s easy to see why most visitors head home vowing to come back.
- island-hop at your own pace under the Aegean sun
- in Athens, trace the ancient to the modern from the Acropolis to booming nightclubs
- search for the oracle amidst the dazzling ruins of Delphi
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Greece, History, People, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Directory A–Z and Transport, Athens, Piraeus, Patra, Corinth, Nafplio, Sparta, Gythio, The Mani, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Mt Olympus , Ioannina, Zagorohoria & Vikos Gorge, Saronic Gulf Islands, Cyclades, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini (Thira), Crete, Iraklio, Rethymno, Hania, Samaria Gorge, Dodecanese, Rhodes, Karpathos, Symi, Kos, Patmos, Aegean Islands, Samos, Chios, Lesvos (Mytilini), Sporades, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Ionian Islands, Corfu, Lefkada, Kefallonia, Ithaki and Zakynthos.
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