Marco Polo Athens: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips!
Fully revised and updated for 2017. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter.
This up-to-date, authoritative guide contains information about what to see and where to eat and drink in Athens. There are tips on entertainment and shopping, wellness and sport. The guide also comes with a street atlas and plan of the metro, Travel Tips, Useful Phrases in Greek and a comprehensive index.
Once more it's fun to stroll round Athens. The place where antiquity and the present fuse has done a lot for itself in recent years.
With MARCO POLO Athens you can explore a vibrant metropolis right next to the sea and learn about 5,000 years of history with the Acropolis at the centre. With this practical travel guide you can get a sense of the Athens of yesterday and today. Live music bars, traditional inns, trendy restaurants and overflowing with cafes. Outdoor concerts and theatre. The range of shopping facilities extends from flea market to high-end department stores. And there are museums for every taste. Metro or tram will easily take you to the coast or to the port at Piraeus from where there are day trips to idyllic islands, and buses will take you to the places of antiquity in the immediate environs of Athens.
The Insider Tips tell you where to spend a night by the sea or experience Satchmo instead of Sirtaki. The Best Of pages tell you very succinctly what's to be found only in Athens; where the great places for free are; what's nice to do if it rains; and where you can relax and chill out. Explore the city and make discoveries in and around the Plaka Old Town. The Perfect Day introduces you to all facets of Athens. The Low Budget tips in each chapter show you how you can experience a great deal with very little money, enjoy something special and snap up some real bargains. The Walking Tours chapter takes you through the city landscape of Athens and the surrounding area. Take a stroll through the Athens of today and classical Athens. The Dos and Don'ts warn you about certain bars and inauthentic folklore evenings.
MARCO POLO Athens gives comprehensive coverage of all the city's districts. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas, practical map inside the back cover, map of the metro network and overview maps of the Acropolis, Delphi and Epidauros and removable pull-out map.