Program 575: Europe Hiking; Exploring Athens; Grooviest Gardens

Release Date: 08-24-2019


Author Cassandra Overby relays expert tips for exploring Europe's long-distance hiking trails. Then Greek tour guides discuss what's new in Athens' neighborhoods. And botanist Christopher Wood digs into the world's most interesting contemporary gardens.


  • Cassandra Overby, author of "Explore Europe on Foot" (Mountaineers Press)
  • Filippos Kanakaris, tour guide and director of Syn Dromos Theatre Company, Athens, Greece
  • Maria Sioulas, tour guide from Athens
  • Botanist Christopher Wood, author of "Garden Lust" (Timber Press)

Additional Info

  • Cassandra Overby is the author of "Explore Europe on Foot," which includes mile by mile information for 15 long distance walking trails.
  • Trip Advisor provides maps and photos of the different neighborhoods of Athens.
  • Rick describes his favorites aspects of the town of Nafplion (Nafplio) in a travel guide on this website. Guests from Nafplion described the city to Rick on Travel with Rick Steves program #522 in April, 2018.
  • Filippos Kanakaris is associated with the Syn Dromos contemporary theatre company in Athens.
  • Christopher Woods wrote the book "Gardenlust" as a botanical tour of 50 of the world's best contemporary gardens. He posts blog commentaries at his website.
  • The Washington Post reviewed "Gardenlust."