Athens Guide Books, Georgia
Being a tourist in Athens might prove to be quite difficult. Travelgrove is trying to help you out with a long list of Athens Guide Books. We have collected the best Guide Books for Athens that contain all the information you as a traveler may need to get around and find the best places. You will learn the do’s and don’ts from real people and you can put all their knowledge into your pocket. Browse and get the guide book you like the most. Enjoy the exploration!
Description: Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.[more]
Description: ?Experience aquamarine coastline, sun-bleached ancient ruins, strong feta and stronger ouzo. The Greek landscape thrills, and its people are equally passionate about politics, coffee, art and gossiping.? ? Korina Miller, Lonely Planet Writer
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Inside This Book...
9 expert authors
42 weeks of on-the-ground research
72 ancient ruins
Island hopping and cruising planning features
Pull-out city map of Athens
3D plans of iconic sights
Comprehensive planning tools
Description: When the University of Georgia was founded in 1801, the city of Athens did not yet exist. The school's first classes were held under the trees, and Athens grew up around the school. As the university and Athens expanded, the town became the economic and cultural center of a large section of northeast Georgia, and many beautiful homes and other buildings were built. Fortunately, Athens was not in the path of Yankee general William T. Sherman's army when they sacked and burned a 30-to-60-mile-wide swath through Georgia between Atlanta and Savannah during his infamous March to the Sea in 1864. Consequently, several historic buildings still stand on the university's campus, and many beautiful antebellum homes still grace Athens's streets, avenues, and boulevards.[more]
Description: From the early 1960s to the present, perhaps no college town in America has changed as much as Athens, Georgia. Over the course of 50 years, the city experienced desegregation at all levels of education, encountered all types of activism and demonstrations, and established an unparalleled music scene that still flourishes. Beginning in the 1980s, University of Georgia athletic teams began winning national championships and continue to do so, the 1996 Olympics came to Athens, and the downtown district is no longer a retail center but a 24-hour central city with more restaurants, bars, and eclectic shops than one can count. Athens is no longer the sleepy, small college town it once was, but truly the Classic City in every sense of the name.[more]
Description: Savannah native Jim Morekis offers an insider's view of Georgia, whether it's playing a round of golf on Jekyll Island or hiking up the Appalachian Trail. Morekis provides unique trip ideas for all interests, including Mountains to Marsh (as well as Musical Georgia, President's Tour, and Literary Georgia). Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Georgia has options for a wide range of travel budgets. From taking the CNN Studio Tour in Atlanta to whitewater rafting down the Chattooga River to visiting the Golden Isles, Moon Georgia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.[more]
Description: A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County describes in a clear and compelling way the development and growth of Athens, Georgia, and the surrounding county from presettlement days to the era of urbanization. Emphasizing the natural and the built environments of a town and county dominated by a river resource and a burgeoning university, Frances Taliaferro Thomas details the settlement patterns, events, institutions, architecture, landscape, economics, and personalities that shaped the area. Chosen in the summer of 1801 as the site of the University of Georgia, the picturesque locale was to be the "Seat of the Muses." Once established, however, Athens quickly became more than a college town, and this work chronicles the many ways in which the community has distinguished itself over the years. Nearly 175 photographs illustrate the text, including images of the historic homes and gardens for which the "Classic City" is well known. The work highlights historic preservation efforts in Athens and places the preservation movement within the context of urbanization and the rapid growth of town, county, and university. Authoritative and accessible, A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County will be of interest to anyone who is familiar with this unique southern community. Synthesizing recent scholarship, primary printed material, a wealth of secondary sources, and interviews, it also includes extensive notes and a comprehensive bibliography of the literature on the area.[more]
Description: Pictures and details of the Athens.Georgia 200 year millennium celebrations. Great UGA pictures.
Description: Wildflowers are among nature's loveliest offerings, and this book showcases the native flowering plants that are on display all throughout Georgia. For eight years, Hugh and Carol Nourse traveled the state, from the Coastal Plain to the Blue Ridge mountains and all points in between, finding and photographing wildflowers in their own habitats and in their best blooming seasons. The 86 vividly detailed photographs presented in this large-format volume capture the diversity and splendor of these sometimes elusive plants, many of which are endangered by human activities.Each photo is accompanied by a concise caption that provides common and scientific names, place and season photographed, and information on whether the plant is a Georgia protected plant. Armchair naturalists will not have to leave the comfort of their homes to appreciate this photographic collection of many of the state's wildflowers, but readers inspired to undertake their own search for these beauties will find suggestions for hiking trails and other sites to view wildflowers. Anyone who loves Georgia will treasure this book, and wildflower lovers everywhere will appreciate this beautiful depiction of the state's botanical diversity.[more]
Binding: Kindle Edition
Description: This guide offers information on the haunted locations of Augusta, Columbus, Athens and Dunwoody, Georgia. Each location includes information on its history, and the ghost(s) believed to haunt the property.[more]