Greece, Athens & the Mainland (DK Eyewitness Travel Guides) - Marc Dubin
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & the Mainland A guide to beautiful part of the world, Greece, Athens & the Mainland. It includes unique cutaways,...... more
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greece, Athens & the Mainland A guide to beautiful part of the world, Greece, Athens & the Mainland. It includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, and street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. It also helps you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Full description
Athens (Greece Beyond the Guidebooks) - John L. Tomkinson
The author takes you beneath the veneer of dry guidebook facts to expose some of the stories and curiosities which make each locality the unique and fascinating...... more
The author takes you beneath the veneer of dry guidebook facts to expose some of the stories and curiosities which make each locality the unique and fascinating place it is. Review: "Imagine if someone spent years going to old, dusty bookshops, hunting in the back, behind the counters, collected all of the forgotten stories of a city, then compiled them into a book divided by neighborhood. This is exactly what John Tomkinson has achieved in his book, Athens. He's combined myth, fact, urban legend, and historical accounts of some of the most interesting events that have ever happened in Athens and her suburbs (as far south as Glyfada and as far north as Kifissia) from ancient until modern times. Read about how the Greek resistance fighters sabotaged Nazi invaders during World War II, demanding guests of the Grand Bretagne, loathable queens and bohemian heroes of grungy Psyrri, just for a teaser. Includes a map in the back and tips on accessing the places." Nile Guide Review: "Athens ... doesn't fail to give you the information that many guidebooks find too hot to handle ... plenty of nitty-gritty details that cannot fail to amuse." Athens News
Peloponnese and Athens (Cadogan Guide Greece: Peloponnese & Athens) - Dana Facaros
Europe's most ancient capital has sashayed into the new millennium in style after a decade of primping for the 2004 Olympics. This title features photography,...... more
Europe's most ancient capital has sashayed into the new millennium in style after a decade of primping for the 2004 Olympics. This title features photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country. It includes listings of hotels and restaurants.
Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought (Classical Presences) - Miriam Leonard
Athens in Paris Explores the influence of ancient Greece on a group of seminal post-war French thinkers (including Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault) writing about...... more
Athens in Paris Explores the influence of ancient Greece on a group of seminal post-war French thinkers (including Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault) writing about modern politics. This book demonstrates the ways in which ancient debates about democracy and citizenship continue to be relevant to modern political and philosophical preoccupations. Full description
Our patches can be ironed on or stitched in place. Size: 3.15 x 2.35 inch / 8 x 6 cm. Key features: For stitching on, or as an iron-on patch, 20 - 30 seconds...... more
Our patches can be ironed on or stitched in place. Size: 3.15 x 2.35 inch / 8 x 6 cm. Key features: For stitching on, or as an iron-on patch, 20 - 30 seconds with any iron. Your specialist for patches and badges....
5* Athens Riviera holiday, Cape Sounio, Greece - save 31%
Seven nights in a Superior sea-view bungalow, on a half-board basis. Here you will receive a complimentary 30 minutes massage per person per stay (for October...... more
Seven nights in a Superior sea-view bungalow, on a half-board basis. Here you will receive a complimentary 30 minutes massage per person per stay (for October stays only).This offer is available for departures between June and October 2014 and is based on two adults only.Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Athens. One piece of hand luggage and between 15-20kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private airport transfers.The discount:We advertise this offer at up to 31% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:On 13/08/2014, (leaving from London Gatwick), two people may book a seven-night stay in a Superior sea-view bungalow (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,234 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,788 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 31%.The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 19/07/2014.The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Inspired Luxury Escapes with ATOL number 3634 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for Inspired Luxury Escapes in your booking received email.
Athens is a lively city set in historic surroundings. Likavittós is a two hundred and seventy-seven metre high limestone rock that dominates the city. It towers...... more
Athens is a lively city set in historic surroundings. Likavittós is a two hundred and seventy-seven metre high limestone rock that dominates the city. It towers up above several buildings and on its summit there's a small chapel. The capital of Greece has a long history. It was founded three thousand five hundred years ago and had its golden age during Greek Antiquity under the democratic rule of Perikles. At that time the symbol of one Europe's most influential cultures was created, Greek's national sanctuary, the Acropolis. It took nine years to build the great temple of the goddess Athene, The Parthenon, that was completed in 438 B.C. Unique among all other Greek temples, with its imposing appearance and artistic decoration this temple signified the great influence and power of ancient Athens. With its striking majestic appearance and timeless elegance it was more magnificent than any other building in Greece. Six female figures, the Karyatides, support the southern hall of the Ionic Temple of Erechtheion that stands on sacred ground close to the main temple. Since the beginning of the 4th century the mythical kings Kekrops and Erechtheu were worshiped here until the city's subsequent decline. Legend has it that during a contest between the gods Poseidon left the imprint of his trident on a rock upon which Athene created an olive tree. Throughout its history the temple served many purposes and the Turks, somewhat disrespectfully, transformed the Erechtheion into a harem. The evening sun descends slowly across the ruins of Ancient Greece. The marble of the temple shines golden as though to thank the gods for creating this remarkable city. A city in which both antiquity and the present unite: a symbol of the Occident.
3D Jigsaw Puzzle Educational Toy The world's greatest Architecture puzzle will take your child on a journey through their imagination.Assembling this toy will...... more
3D Jigsaw Puzzle Educational Toy The world's greatest Architecture puzzle will take your child on a journey through their imagination.Assembling this toy will help kids develop their fine and gross motor skills, shape cognition and self-expression. Young children can play this as a puzzle, a maze game and a 3D story as they wish. The puzzle can be easily assembled by punching out the puzzle pieces and match the numbers that are clearly marked on the puzzles. There will be a difficulty mark on the package to help parents choose the right puzzle for their child. The puzzle makes a beautiful desktop display of the famous building and is a great learning project. Numbered panels and assembly instructions included Measures 11.0" x 8.3" x 3.9" Made of paper and expandable polystyrene foam board.
Rick Steves' Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese - Rick Steves
Rick Steves' Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you "really" need to know when traveling in Greece. Following the...... more
Rick Steves' Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you "really" need to know when traveling in Greece. Following the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore Athens' most popular sights, including the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and the National Archaeological Museum. Experience the culture like a local--enjoy an evening meal of souvlaki at a breezy cafe, then sip ouzo at a rollicking taverna in t Full description
Advantages: Spectacular views, amazing structures, useful staff Disadvantages: None for me
...I've literally just got back from a trip to Athens with a group of other students who were also studying Ancient History and Ciivlisations with me, including my boyfriend luckily. As such I thought I would review different aspects of Athens and the goods I bought, and what better place to start then Athens' most famous tourist destination, the Acropolis.
The word Acropolis means roughly peak...
Advantages: fun, charming and diverting city with plenty of interesting things to see and do; great variety of bars and restaurants Disadvantages: has some shonky areas, may bring you to spend more than you'd like
...The city of Athens, Georgia, USA, is one of those eclectic university towns scattered all the way across the country. If you're an American and a seasoned college student, you know all about what that means - an infinite variety of bars, pubs, theatres and crack houses. And, of course, a vast number of students to take advantage of whichever of these vices may take their fancy. In this particular...
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Review of Athens
Advantages: Great location, clean rooms, free wifi, lovely staff, good view of the Acropolis. Disadvantages: Some may not like the neighbourhood.
...I recently (June 2011) went on holiday with some friends. We were on a budget, but most of us, including me, were not willing to stay at anything less than a 3 star hotel. We knew we wouldn't be in our rooms for long, but we still wanted a clean room and a clean bathroom. I was responsible for booking hotels and after doing a lot of research, I booked the Apollo Hotel in Athens for 2 nights. This...