Greece: Northern Greeceby Dana Facaros
Northern Greece travel guide – travel information and holiday advice including Thessaloníki hotels and restaurants, Mount Olympus, Mount Athos, the Víkos Gorge, Meteora, Lake Plastíra, the Pelion Peninsula and Skiáthos. Also covering Alexander the Great, history, myths, culture, sports, beaches, wildlife, birdwatching, national parks and monasteries.
Size: 135 X 216 mm
Number of pages: 392
About this book
This new guide to Northern Greece, written by Greece expert and long-time travel writer Dana Facaros, is the only guide available to the region and includes the areas of Epirus, Thessaly, Macedonia and Thrace, complete with their five dramatically beautiful national parks, the country’s highest peaks and mountain lakes, rushing rivers and the world’s deepest gorge, and (this is Greece, after all) long sandy beaches. Sections on background and practical information are followed by an easy-to-follow breakdown of the area offering detailed coverage in 12 chapters, from Greece’s second city, Thessaloníki, to Chalkidikí, Central Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Western Macedonia, Epirus (including Ioánnina), Thessaly and Magnesía, the Pelion Peninsula and the Islands, plus a short chapter on Athens, the gateway for many visitors to Greece.
Greece is becoming more popular by the year and this area in particular offers the more natural, authentic experience that many travellers seek. Bradt’s Northern Greece focuses on just this relatively unknown but up-and-coming region and is an ideal companion for travellers of all ages, budgets and interests, from culture lovers to wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs to archaeologists, foodies to wine connoisseurs. Holidays in the great outdoors are covered, too, including mountain climbing, skiing, white water rafting, rock climbing, sailing, canyoning and sea kayaking, not to mention those who just want to sit on a sandy beach and dance the night away.
About the Author
Dana Facaros has been in love with Greece ever since she was 14 and spent a summer on her father’s native island Ikaria. After studying ancient Greek, mythology and the classics during a brief stint at university, she has been visiting and writing about the country since 1977, when she wrote her first guidebook, to the Greek islands. She later co-authored the Cadogan guide to all Greece with Linda Theodorou, published in 2003. While researching that book she concentrated on Northern Greece. Since then she has become a Greek citizen and writes frequently about Greece for the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine.