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Athens A New Guide
Beyond the breathtaking beauty of the Parthenon, which dominates the city and the imagination, Athens is less well known than many other European cities. Surprisingly few guidebooks deal with it as a delightful destination in itself rather than a place to simply pass through. Athens, invigorated by the prospect of hosting the Olympics, of giving the world a Marathon beginning at Marathon itself, has never looked better; its spirits have never been higher.

Taking the visitor from the elegant neo-classical houses of the nineteenth century to arguably the most beautiful metro station in the world at Syntagma, a fantasy of shimmering reflections and a showcase for recent archaeology, or simply tracking down a rebetika club, where the revival of Greece's indigenous form of the blues continues until morning, this is the guide which reveals Athens in its every mood.

This timely guide for both first time visitor and long established Grecophile includes an up to date selection of caf├ęs, restaurants and hotels which reflect the best of Athens' eclectic character.


Author : Elizabeth Speller
ISBN : 1862076804
Publisher : Granta Books /Raincoast Books Dist.
Sugg. Retail Price : $24.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 205

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