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The Smart Tourist’s Guide to Greece – out now!

We’re pleased to announce that our parent company, British Expat Ltd, has just published a new Kindle eBook, The Smart Tourist’s Guide to Greece. It’s a guidebook with a difference!

The Smart Tourist's Guide to Greece by Theodore Koukouvitis

Written by Theodore Koukouvitis, the book rejects the usual approach of ordinary guidebooks – you’ll find no recommendations of cheap hotels or restaurants in here. Instead, Koukouvitis digs below the veneer of “tourist” Greece and reveals the substance beneath: the heritage of a civilisation that stretches back over three millennia and is still evolving today. A professional writer by trade who’s spent much of his life dealing with the Greek hospitality industry as both a customer and a worker, he has a rare grasp of what the average international tourist in Greece gets to experience – and, crucially, what gets missed out.

The Smart Tourist’s Guide to Greece is a no-holds-barred look at the wars, treachery and scandal that have shaped modern Greece, as well as the way that Greece’s interactions with its neighbours and visitors colours some Greek citizens’ perceptions of “typical” tourists from various parts of the world. It’s a frank account, often coloured with wry humour. Yet Koukouvitis manages to remain respectful of his subjects, even when he’s critical of them.

There’s plenty of good guidance on how to avoid awkward situations. Greek society, laws, religion and politics are all explained clearly and reassuringly. A word on some of the most egregious scams is there to help you avoid getting ripped off. And section on disabled travel opportunities tells how far Greece has come in the wake of the 2004 Summer Olympics – and, unfortunately, how far it still has to go.

If you want to know more about the real Greece today and how to spot what most tourists are missing, then this is the book for you.

Launch offer!

The good news is that you don’t even have to buy the book, if you’re quick! It’s available for free download from the Kindle Store until 0700 GMT on Monday 24 September.

Not got a Kindle? It doesn’t matter – there’s a whole range of apps and plugins available for download from Amazon to enable you to read Kindle books on a computer or handheld device.

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