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Athens (DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide) [Paperback]

Coral Davenport , Jane Foster
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17 Sep 2005 DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide
The ultimate guide showing you the best that Athens has to offer. Suitable for all budgets, ages, and interests, you can find the top ten places to make your trip extra special. Whether you want to find the most alluring islands, the busiest bars or see the unmissable historic sights, it's all covered in this handy quick reference guide. Providing all the up to date insider knowledge that you need to know about Athens with detailed maps and breathtaking photographs to get you straight where you want to go.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd; Rev. ed edition (17 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405312270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405312271
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 10.2 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,388,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bit brief but OK for a short trip 14 May 2008
Format:Paperback
The top 10 Athens is fine for a short trip, it covers all the major sights and the main top 10 for each category (museums, walks, food etc)as well as top 10s for areas. A good range of recommendations for food, drink and entertainments it is ideal for a short visit and has the benefit of being quite small so it will fit easily into a handbag or pocket.

It is NOT detailed, if you are visiting a sight it will only give you a few basic facts about it and its opening times etc. It doesn't give a lot of history or detail about any item in it and probably wouldn't be suitable either for someone wanting a lot of background, detail about the place they are visiting or staying longer than a couple of days.

But it is ideal for a short trip with basic information easily and readily presented and very good street maps
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing read 1 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
My family and I went on holiday to Anthens very recently and were extremely disappointed with this guide book. All the opening times for museums and the archeological sites were wrong and the book in general appeared very unreliable. The book gave a list of the top ten visits in the area of Athens, however we were extremely disappointed when we discovered many of these tourist attractions weren't in fact particularly interesting after we made a big effort to see them. We were also extremely surprised to fing the new acropolis museum at number two when it hasn't even opened yet, or built, for that matter. To us,this guide book was not written with the experience and knowledge we originally expected of eye witness. However, If you are more bothered about the history of the place you are about to visit, rather than which place you should visit, then this book does, in fact, give you some good information. In my opinion this book is not meant for a five day family holiday, but if i was to recommend it to someone, I would suggest only weekenders, as It is a perfect pocket information and history book, but definately NOT useful for any other situation. One evening my family even sat down at a restaurant reading parts of the guide book out and laughing at it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little guidebook 25 Feb 2007
By D. Kan
Format:Paperback
This is a compact little book full of information, easy to read and light to carry, perfect for a short weekend break when one has to be very selective about what to do and see in limited time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide Book 10 Oct 2006
Format:Paperback
Comphrehensive street map, useful suggestions for hotels and places to eat. Very handy guide book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DK GUide 7 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another fine guide from the DK eyewitness series. I use these a lot and they never fail to succeed in making my trip more interesting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Maps not clear enough to read 26 Aug 2011
By Gilly
Format:Paperback
The book gave us what we needed but there were 3 maps included and each one wasn't clear enough. Whether that's cos us old ones have to keep getting our glasses out, but when you have a central 'tourist' area eg Plaka and especially for those who are only there for a couple of days you need a larger, clearer area of popular tourist haunts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars perfect for that city break 19 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
this book is perfect for that quick city break kinda holiday. we really enjoyed the day by day itineraries, the walking tours through different parts of town and historical information. pity athen's itself is a let down though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars slim guide to the hottest spots 10 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
very convenient, handy and straight to the point. By following it I found myself a few times in places where there were no tourists...which is very hard in Athens!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 21 hours ago by Patsy Ann Hargitt
5.0 out of 5 stars another great top ten book!
gives the best of the best, easy accessible layout, if you don't have a lot of time it's good to flip through to find the top attractions. Read more
Published 16 months ago by John G. Cagle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide
Excellent little book about Athens, just right for a weekend there (as was the case with us). The lack of a metro map is not great, but there are loads of metro maps available... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Athens Guide
Very good deal, very useful on visit. A good saving for the trip. Clearly and logically laid out with easy steps to find your way around.
Published on 29 April 2012 by C. Lintern
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
We found the book very well written and easy to follow. The map showed all points of interest very clearly and well documented with photographs.
Published on 30 Oct 2011 by Mr. J. Lord
4.0 out of 5 stars Opening hours unreliable
Even though this book is a 2010 edition, the opening hours for a number of attractions (eg, National Archaeological Museum) in this guide are NOT reliable. Read more
Published on 30 Nov 2010 by Beakster
5.0 out of 5 stars very informative
excellent, gives lots of useful info on Athens and surrounding area- everything you need to know plus maps for a great visit to see all the important sites, restaurants etc
Published on 22 May 2010 by C. Hemphill
4.0 out of 5 stars Athens at Easter
We found this neat little guide very useful during our city break. We particularly liked the pocket sized pull out street map, which was really convenient for exploring the back... Read more
Published on 8 April 2010 by A. Williams
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