You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! This guide is specifically geared to travelers who want to go to Greece for beaches, beautiful weather, and island-hopping. Its centerpiece is a feature no other guide offers: a full chapter on cruises, written by one of the cruise industry's leading specialists and featuring candid reviews of each line and tips on how to get the best deals.
We'll start you off with a quick overview of Athens, your gateway, before setting off to explore the most beautiful and appealing of Greece's many islands, including the Saronic Gulf Islands, Crete, the Cyclades, the Dodeconese, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, the Sporades, and the Ionian Islands. If you're exploring on your own, you'll rely on us for dozens of detailed island and town maps, complete details on ferries and flights, and a wealth of information on accommodations, sightseeing, dining, and nightlife. This is the only guide you need to discover the best of the legendary Greek Isles!
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF THE GREEK ISLANDS. 2 GREEK ISLANDS IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO THE GREEK ISLANDS. 4 SUGGESTED GREEK ISLAND ITINERARIES. 5 CRUISING THE GREEK ISLANDS. 6 ATHENS. 7 THE SARONIC GULF ISLANDS. 8 CRETE. 9 THE CYCLADES. 10 THE DODECANESE. 11 THE NORTHEASTERN AEGEAN ISLANDS. 12 THE SPORADES. 13 THE IONIAN ISLANDS. 14 THE GREEK LANGUAGE. INDEX.
John S. Bowman has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 35 years. He specializes in nonfiction ranging from archaeology to zoology, baseball to biography. He first visited Greece in 1956 and has traveled and lived there over the years. He is the author of numerous guides to various regions in Greece. He currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts. Sherry Marker majored in classical Greek at Harvard, studied archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and did graduate work in ancient history at the University of California at Berkeley. The author of a number of guides to Greece, she has also written for the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Hampshire Life. When not in Greece, she lives in Massachusetts. Peter Kerasiotis, a native Athenian, currently lives in New York City where he works as a web developer and editor. A newcomer to Frommer's, he hopes to continue a career of travel- and screenwriting. Heidi Sarna is a freelance writer who has crisscrossed the world by ship over the past 15 years, often with her young twin sons and lucky husband in tow. Coauthor of Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call from US and Canadian Homeports and Frommer's European Cruises & Ports of Call, she has also contributed to several other guidebooks and writes regular travel columns for Frommers.com and Porthole magazine. She's written for many magazines, newspapers, and websites, including CNN.com, Forbes Traveler, the International Herald Tribune, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Brides, Modern Bride, the Straits Times, and Travel Weekly.