The Real Guide to Greece
Mark Ellingham
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The Real Guide to Greece

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Rough Guide to Greece is the ultimate handbook to the Greek mainland and the islands - right down to the tiniest one-village outcrops. The 24-page, full-colour section introduces all of Greece''s highlights, from Mount Pílio''s lush countryside and Préspa''s beautiful lakes to the fish market in Thessaloníki and the famous oracle site in Delphi. In addition, there are...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 701 pages
Published 1992 by Prentice Hall (first published January 27th 1982)
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Jun 03, 2008 Ryan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people traveling to Greece
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This guide book does a good job being honest. For instance, it described Omonia Square in Athens as being filled with homeless people and junkies. I went to check it out. Sure enough: homeless people and junkies. This is useful and refreshing compared to the local, cloudy-eyed tourist trap-bait that is sold in the city itself. It's index, however, is weak, and that is important because it is not particularly well or logically laid out and organized. Many of its urban maps are vague, but it does...more
Danielle Mccormick
The amount of travel guides in print is too immense for me to ever review them all... but I just want to put it out there that in my humble opinion Rough Guides are the best. In my experience, they have never faltered or steered me incorrectly and best of all, they are written FOR budget travelers who are (most probably) going solo. If that is your style of travel then rough guides can and will save your skin when you land in a foreign country with no plans, no knowledge of the language, no conn...more
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Mark Ellingham was born in Wiltshire, UK, in 1959. After leaving Bristol University in 1981, he was unable to find an interesting job and decided to create his own, writing the first Rough Guide (to Greece). He secured a publishing contract – Routledge paying an advance of £900 ($1800) – midway through writing it. The book was an immediate success and Mark and various friends set to work turning t...more
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