Athens

ISBN-10: 0393323420

ISBN-13: 9780393323429

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Robin Barber

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Providing up-to-date information on public transport, accommodation, and restaurant listings as well as full color maps and plans for days out of the city, this is an excellent cultural guidebook.
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List price: $22.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introductionp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 8
How to use the Guidep. 8
Highlightsp. 10
Practical Information
Planning your tripp. 13
Getting therep. 15
Accommodationp. 17
Currency regulationsp. 21
On arrivalp. 22
Travelling aroundp. 22
Food and drinkp. 28
Restaurants and cafesp. 32
Language and transliterationp. 36
General information
Disabled travellersp. 37
Opening hoursp. 38
National holidays and festivalsp. 39
Healthp. 39
Useful telephone numbers and addressesp. 40
Crime and personal securityp. 40
Leisure and sporting activitiesp. 40
Communicationsp. 41
Newspapersp. 42
Manners and customsp. 42
Other informationp. 43
Background information
Historyp. 46
Politics in Classical Athensp. 53
Topographyp. 55
Art and architecturep. 59
Primary sourcesp. 71
Select bibliographyp. 72
The Guide
Athens
Sintagma to the Acropolisp. 77
The Acropolisp. 87
Hills of Athens: the Areopagos, Mouseion, Pnyx, Hill of the Nymphsp. 116
Omonia and Sintagmap. 123
Omonia and Sintagma to Monastirakip. 130
The Hephaisteion ('Thision') Temple and the ancient Agorap. 133
Plaka Old Athensp. 150
Psiri and the ancient sites of the Kerameikos and Academyp. 157
The Olympieion, the Ilissos and the Stadiump. 171
Going north Omonia to Ambelokipip. 178
National Archaeological Museump. 180
Plateia Kaningos, Leoforos Akadhimias and Kolonakip. 199
Likavittosp. 202
Sintagma to Ambelokipi via Vasilissis Sofiasp. 206
Piraeus via Neo Falirop. 215
Days out of the city
The suburbs of Athensp. 229
The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion (Sounio)p. 233
The Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron (Vravrona) and Porto Raftip. 236
Thorikos and Lavriop. 240
Dhafni and Eleusis (Elefsina)p. 246
Porto Yermeno (Aigosthena)p. 260
Marathon (Marathonas) and Rhamnous (Rhamnounda)p. 261
The Amphiaraion, via Kalamosp. 269
The island of Aiyina (Aegina)p. 271
Glossaryp. 279
Indexp. 284
Maps and plans
Maps
Underground map Atlasp. 1
Street map of Athens Atlasp. 1
Aiyinap. 273
Athens environsp. 228
Piraeusp. 219
Plans
Academyp. 169
Acropolisp. 92
Amphiaraionp. 270
Ancient Athensp. 56
Ancient Athens (Centre)p. 138
Brauron (sanctuary of Artemis)p. 238
Dhafni (monastery of)p. 247
Eleusisp. 252
Erechtheionp. 109
Kerameikos, Street of Tombsp. 162
Lavriop. 245
Marathonp. 265
National Archaeological Museump. 183
Olympieion and Ilissos areap. 172
Thorikosp. 241
Greek Orders of Architecturep. 282
Greek Temple and Theatre plansp. 283
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