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A readable and informative guide
on 13 June 2015
This 576-page book - the 8th edition of March 2015 - is an interesting and readable guide to the many islands that are scattered around Greece. This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used only sparingly. It is intended to be a helpful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.
It is broken down into four major sections:
Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
Introduction to the isles of Greece, what to look out for (Greek Islands Top 16), what you need to know in advance, touristy stuff, etc.
Page 59 - On The Road (“The Guide”):
P060: Athens & around
P126: Saronic Gulf Islands (5 entries)
P153: Cyclades (22)
P248: Crete (9)
P299: Dodecanese (16)
P372: Northeastern Aegean Islands (10)
P437: Evia & the Sporades (2)
P463: Ionian Islands (10)
Page 506 - Understand (local culture):
History, the Islanders, nature & wildlife, arts, cuisine etc.
Page 542 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, transportation, etc.