Item description for Insight Guide Greek Islands (Insight Guides Greek Islands) by Jeffery Pike...
This 356-page guidebook to the Greek Islands presents the region's highlights in a comprehensive format, illustrated with hundreds of full-colour photographs and 14 maps, and packed with essential travel tips. The key features include: Places - region-by-region gazetteer section, with top attractions highlighted and cross-referenced with detailed local maps; Essay Features - incisive essays on the islands' history, people and culture, ranging from bouzouki music to the art of seduction; Photo Features - magazine-style full-colour features on some of the Aegean's most exotic sights, including the ancient ruins of Knossos and the photogenic terraces of Santorini; and Travel Tips - practical listings section, including accommodation, restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes, entertainment, nightlife, transport and essential contact addresses and numbers.
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Not a useful travel guide Feb 16, 2005
Writing about the Greek Islands is not a simple matter of going there, taking some pictures, and drafting a brief description of the place. This is due in part to the unique nature of the Greek Islands, which are a very diverse and complex collection of locations, cultures, landscapes, and even climates. There are significant logistical concerns because getting to some of these islands can be tricky. And there's also the fact that, while some places cater to package tourists and are overrun with people during certain times of the year, others are far more remote and peaceful. Sadly, this book fails to capture any of these important themes, much less convey them in the kind of detail necessary to make a useful travel Guide. People headed for the Greek Islands should do some more research and find a better guide than this one. Your efforts will pay off in the form of a very enjoyable trip if you bring the right tools with you.