Greece Travel Guides

Updated: October 29, 2016

The Best Travel Guides to Greece

1. Santorini Dave

Info on hotels, when to go, best beaches, and things to do. Specializes in Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Naxos, and Paros.

2. Matt Barrett’s Greece Guides

Great general info on Athens and the Greek Islands. A good place to start when you don’t know where to go.

3. Nomadic Matt’s Greece Travel Tips

Excellent mini-guide to visiting Greece on a budget. How to save money and choose the best cheap destinations.

4. TripAdvisor Forum

Got a question about travel to Greece? This is the place to get the answer.

The Best Greece Guide Books

1. Greece

by Lonely Planet
The best travel guide for Greece. Covers major and minor islands and the top destinations on the mainland.
Best travel guide for mainland Greece.

2. Greek Islands

by Lonely Planet
The same content as the above book but this one only covers Athens and the islands.
Best travel guide about Greek Islands.

3. Athens and the Greek Islands

by Frommer’s
Not as detailed but smaller and easier to carry around in a backpack.
Best Greek Island and Athens Travel Guide

4. The Greek Islands

by Rough Guide
Lots of great information but I find the layout awkward and a little less user-friendly than Lonely Planet.
Best Greece Budget Travel Guide.

5. Greece: Athens and the Peloponnese

by Rick Steves
The guidebook for sightseeing on the mainland – but nothing on the islands.
Best guidebook for historical sites.

6. Travels With Epicurus

by Daniel Klein
A 73 year-old philosopher travels to the Greek islands to figure out why Greeks seem so content with their golden years. This is quality travel writing.
Best Travel Writing about Greece.