Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese Guidebook
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I cannot imagine improving on the book. You provided us with the thrill of imagining time as it was in ancient Greece and made the experience invaluable.
Anne Millhollen in Eugene, Or USA 11/07/2013
The book is excellent. One comment, the Greeks are very courteous drivers, however, they tend to ignore no parking signs. Hence, a 2 lane street often has cars on both sides that only allows room for one car.
Jim Plasse in Blackstone, MA USA 10/02/2013
Provide a better Metro map.
John Murphy in San Francisco, CA USA 08/26/2013
It did not cover the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Naxos, and many more beautiful islands. 75% of the book is about Athens. Any good guidebook about Greece should have an thorough section on the islands. I know Rick would do a good job on the islands!
Dale R. Huber in Keaau, HI USA 07/24/2013
In Greece it would be great if you covered more of the Greek islands. A walking tour of Rhodes Town the walled city would be great, and so would a walking tour of the Palace of Knossos in Crete. They were hard to get a lot out of without a walking or audio guide and I could see Rick having one there.
Christy Helmer in Athens, Oh USA 07/22/2013
Add Crete to your travel guide. We have been relying on your guides in Italy, Croatia and Greece, but had to resort to The Lonely Planet here in Crete. We really prefer your style and format.
Tamsel Tack in Rainier, OR USA 10/05/2012
Add warnings about Greek phones and emphasize the early closings of many sites. We failed to call to verify hours and lost out seeing the Byzantine museum in Athens (our fault).
Cheryl Foote in Albuquerque, NM USA 06/14/2012
You may want to warn people about using your audioguides in churches. I was using your Athens City Walk in the Church of Kapnikarea when I was confronted by a very upset church lady. She was extremely offended at the sight of the iPad being used in the church. She practically grabbed it out of my hand, while repeating something in Greek which I could not understand, but the body language told me she was telling me to turn it off.
John P. in Dix Hills, NY USA 05/14/2012
The maps for some parts of Athens have restaurants and hotels on the same map, but in the central Athens area, you have a map for hotels on one page and restaurants on another. It would be more convenient to have restaurants and hotels on one map. Also, a good tip, for older travelers, at least, Would be to bring or buy some swim shoes. Most beaches on the islands are quite rocky-not sandy.
Jerry Mills in toledo, oh USA 09/29/2011
I always use your guidebooks as they are so user friendly. I would have liked to have one for the Greek Islands.
Cheryl Weir in Vancouver, WA USA 08/19/2011
To pack list should include: hat, beach towel, flashlight.
Jan Grantham in Redding, CA USA 07/26/2011
I love the current layout. It's easy to read and find various topics. I especially enjoyed the pages that contained the boxes of info like "Greece Almanac" and "Daily Reminder" and "Greek Mythology" These type of boxes were wonderful to give a quick update on a country so rich in history, and also to help us decide what to do first. You have got the right recipe. No wonder you are popping up all over Europe, in cafe's, on the sidewalks. I recommended your website to several people we travelled with. And if I can add, your enthusiasm for all things Europe is contagious. I love watching PBS for any of your shows. Thank you for the work you do. You make a difference for so many of us!!
Brenda Compton in Kingston, On Canada 06/23/2011
We discovered a couple restaurants not mentioned in your book worth considering in future editions: Diros in Athens, located on Xenofuntos near Syntagma Square where, as the host said: "We have everything" and he was right. It was delicious, inexpensive and quiet. (www.DirosRestaurant.gr) In Napflio, we had two very nice late lunches at Kipos (The Garden) in the old town.
We found the description of Napflio overblown. It is pleasant and makes a good location from which to see other Pelopponnesian sights, but elegant is not the word I'd choose to describe this place.
For a more authentic Greek Island visit from the Peloponnesian Peninsula, highly recommend Spetses. Walking along the coast toward the lighthouse, rather than toward the hotels, one passes a community still engaged in boat repair and fishing. Very pretty.
Joan Barnes in Portland, OR USA 04/01/2011
Add more Greek islands
Jen in Lake Stevens, WA USA 03/24/2011