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Best of Athens (Lonely Planet Best of Athens)by Victoria Kyriakpopulos
Synopses & Reviews
What Will Your Athens Encounter Be'
Reliving the drama and glory of classical Athens along the Ancient Promenade
Savoring tender calamari under the stars at a lively taverna in Ano Petralona
Catching a flick alfresco from a moonlit rooftop terrace
Losing yourself in soulful blues in a dark and smoky rembetika club
Jostling through the colorful Athens Central Market - gastronomic highlight of the Athinas market district
Catching the sunrise on the beach after a hedonistic night in a glam Glyfada club
Discover Twice The City in Half The Time...
Full-color pull-out map and detailed neighborhood maps for easy navigation
Our expert author recommends the very best sights, restaurants, shops and entertainment
Unique itineraries, from keeping your budget under control to embracing the city while escaping the heat
Locals share their secrets: from the curator's take on the treasures of the new Acropolis Museum to a DJ's alternative Athens
Athens is still fresh and invigorated after its Olympic face-lift: amble between crumbling temples, enjoy a frappe in a characterful Monastiraki cafe, then trawl the shops for traditional sandals and Byzantine rings. Dine at Piraeus for waterfront views or at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the luminous Acropolis. Raise a toast to Dionysus in a friendly barakia or dance until dawn. Your odyssey begins here.
Insider Information - our expert author reveals local secrets and hidden gems.
Sleep Soundly - hand-picked hotels; choose from chic designer rooms, grand palaces and charming family-run pensions.
Dine On Mezedes - our favorite souvlaki joints, old-style taverns and the latest hot spots.
Live It Up - the city's best live music and performance venues, clubs and neighborhood bars.
Navigate The City with our clear, comprehensive fold-out maps, itineraries, and walking tours.
An insider's guide to Athens that offers more than just a trip to the Acropolis, this guide contains four unique walking tours of the city. Its clear, comprehensive maps have been retiled to take in the infrastructure changes following the 2004 Olympics.
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