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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; Fol Pap/Ma edition (May 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612381316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612381312
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 11.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and a podcast (Rick Steves' Audio Europe) ; writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website ( With the help of his hardworking staff of 70 at Europe Through the Back Door-in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle-Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

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By Henry Yip on Oct. 19 2015
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Love Rick Steve travel guides. Save so much time and money. I highly recommend.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Should be cheaper Jan. 15 2013
By George Tsanis - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the "Athens" part of the other book, Rick Steves' Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese by Rick Steves (Apr 19, 2011) - Kindle eBook. If your buying the hard copy and don't want to carry 500+ pages, then the Athens pocket guide is best. If your buying the kindle version, spend the extra $1 and get the Rick Steves' Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese by Rick Steves (Apr 19, 2011) - Kindle eBook. I wish I knew, I feel a little ripped off :(
Otherwise it was a very good book and probably the best on the market ( I liked this way better than Lonely Planets new Athens pocket guide)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great Guide in a Small Package July 9 2014
By Yazdikhast - Published on
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I lived in Athens for four years in the late 1980s and I have been back every two to four years; I'm not sure how many times. I have seen Athens as a tourist, a resident, and as a guide for friends and business visitors. This is one of the best guidebooks I have seen to the city, and THE best for its size and cost. Lots of books tell you the facts about Athens; this one captures the feel of Athens better than any I have read. I don't mean the hyped up, sensationalized version - I mean the real city that the traveler is likely to see. There were even a few places or streets in the book that I used to go or take friends that I have never seen in any guidebook until now.

The Athens City Walk, the Acropolis Tour, and the Ancient Agora Tour are especially good. The Acropolis Museum Tour seemed a bit short for such a premier facility. I can't rate the the Archaeology Museum Tour since it's been some time since I was there. The maps are very useful and easy to read. On page 7 is a map of Athens' central neighborhoods. The first timer reader won't notice it, but the experienced explorer of central Athens will. The various names are useful to give directions, to direct taxis, etc.

I got this book specifically because the new weight restrictions on most coach seats prevent me from taking the small library that used to accompany me. My all-time favorite guidebook of many years will have to remain in the US; this book and one other will make the trip. I'm very glad to have it.
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Rick Steves came through again! April 23 2013
By Elizabeth Wirth - Published on
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Just returned from trip which included Athens. Steves' book was invaluable as was the information from his "app!" Download and bring iPhone and earbuds and you are set for his walking tours! We chose our hotel from his recommended list, Hermes, and were not disappointed. He recommended a trip to Cape Sounion which also was terrific!
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Easy to carry around with you at all times Nov. 13 2013
By John Funatake - Published on
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Great little guide with maps and pictures so you can navigate key sites. It's super portable so it is easy to carry around with you at all time. I used this at the Acropolis, the Agora, Ermu Street, the City Walk and the National Archaeological Museum.
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Best Athens Guide March 15 2015
By L. Johnson - Published on
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This is really all you need to get around Athens because the best sites are all really close together, and this is the only guidebook that's realistic to take along in your purse or pocket without regretting the extra weight as you walk around, especially as you climb up the Acropolis!

(If you're staying in Athens by the way, do not be lured by cheaper prices outside the historical center, if you can swing it, stay as close to the Acropolis as possible (near Plaka neighborhood preferably) so you can walk everywhere, it's much nicer.)

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