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Rick Steves Greece and East Mediterranean is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around Greece and East Mediterranean. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Greece and East Mediterranean will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information at http://www.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Greece and East Mediterranean is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around Greece and East Mediterranean. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Greece and East Mediterranean will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information at http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Rick Steves Greece and East Mediterranean is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around Greece and East Mediterranean. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Greece and East Mediterranean will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information at http://www.ricksteves.com.

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Episodes

Intro from Rick Steves

11/17/2017
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Greece and East Mediterranean playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip. For more info on traveling in Greece, see http://www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:00:55

Athens City Walk Audio Tour

11/17/2017
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Get oriented to the sprawling city by walking from Syntagma Square through the pedestrian-friendly Plaka. See candelit churches, ancient ruins, and Acropolis views, while hobnobbing with Athenians today. Allow at least two hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:01:10:52

The Acropolis Audio Tour

11/17/2017
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Athens' show-stopper is this dramatic hill topped with the ancient world's greatest temple, the Parthenon. Stroll among ruins and statues, enjoy expansive views, and appreciate those Golden Age people who started Western Civilization. Allow at least two hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:54:49

Ancient Agora Audio Tour

11/17/2017
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The heart of ancient Athens still has remnants of former shopping malls, theaters, bars, and government buildings. Discover the fascinating people who once worked, shopped, and played here. Allow an hour for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:47:22

National Archaeological Museum Audio Tour

11/17/2017
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Trace the evolution of Greek statues, vases and paintings, from their roots to the flowering of the Golden Age and beyond. Starring: Prehistoric Barbie dolls, the golden Mask of Agamemnon, and the perfectly posed Artemision Bronze. Allow two hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:01:02:27

Greek Culture Connections

11/17/2017
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Anastasia Gaitanou, a tour guide from Thessaloniki, tells us how to enjoy an authentic taste of local culture while out for an evening on the town in Greece.

Duration:00:11:46

Macedonia — Ancient Beauty

11/17/2017
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Macedonia's location in the crosshairs of competing ancient civilizations means the country has many stories to tell. Hear what makes this Balkan nation one of tour guide David Willett's favorite destinations anywhere.

Duration:00:12:08

Authentic Greek Food

9/8/2017
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Travelers to Greece often rave about how good and healthy the local food is. Greek tour guides help Rick unlock the magic of authentic Greek cuisine.

Duration:00:11:58

Greek Easter

7/11/2017
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Greek tour guide Anastasia Gaitanou describes some of the customs that Greeks observe in the days leading up to Orthodox Easter, and how they differ from Western Easter traditions.

Duration:00:11:38

Greek Mythology

7/24/2016
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Greek guide Anastasia Gaitanou helps us understand the ancient stories and myths that inspired the art you'll encounter all over in Greece.

Duration:00:17:19

Joanna Lumley’s Greece

4/7/2016
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Actor Joanna Lumley fell in love with Greece decades ago when she was just a teenager on her first visit. She chats with Rick about her latest Greek travels and her enduring passion for the resilient Greek people and their culture.

Duration:00:27:02

Greek Islands

12/4/2014
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Rick chats with two experienced guides about enjoying the best of the wide variety of Greek islands.

Duration:00:21:13

Antiquities and Archaeology II

7/31/2014
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Guides to the ancient world, Colin Clement from Egypt and Anastasia Gaitanou from Greece, share more tips for sightseeing the historical highlights of the eastern Mediterranean.

Duration:00:12:19

Sightseeing in the Ancient World

4/11/2013
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Two expert guides help Rick make sense of ancient stones and rubble left behind by the great cultures of the Mediterranean.

Duration:00:16:58

Athens

2/20/2012
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Greek tour guide Anastasia Gaitanou tells Rick how Athens has grown into a visitor-friendly destination complete with a new Acropolis museum.

Duration:00:16:00

Antiquities and Archaeology

3/25/2010
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We make sense out of the rubble of antiquity with the help of guides from Greece and Egypt.

Duration:00:18:30

Greece Meets Turkey

3/25/2010
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Two female tour guides — one from Greece and one from Turkey — discuss what's behind the tensions between their two countries.

Duration:00:18:33

Greece Travel Tips I

3/25/2010
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Greek travel expert Penny Kolomvatsou discusses the spruced-up capital of Athens, the villages of the mainland and the islands, and how travelers can best experience Greece's rich history in the ruins of its ancient past.

Duration:00:28:16

Greece Travel Tips II

3/25/2010
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David Willett, an Australian tour guide who spends much of the year showing off the sites of Greece, gives advice on how to find the real Greece beyond the blockbuster sights of Athens.

Duration:00:12:37

Peloponnesian Greece

3/25/2010
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Two Greek travel experts share tips on what the Peloponnesian Peninsula has to offer travelers, from historical sites and mythology to laid-back small towns and uncrowded beaches.

Duration:00:17:40