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Night + Day

by Joyce-Ann Gatsoulis


Athens is known for history, so it’s hard to imagine that the home to the Acropolis would be awake into the early morning hours, alive with hot nightclubs and cool hangouts. This is what the Night + Day guidebooks are all about—the idea that adventures can continue past sunset. Yet this Athens guide does not fail to catch visitors during the daytime. Contained in this small book are listings for museums, historical sites, beaches, live music venues and cinemas. Descriptions for destinations such as the Byzantine Museum and the open air Mt. Lycabettus Theater are just as informative as the listings for dance clubs like the cabaret-themed Privilege or the edgy, techno Mao. Included in entries are phone numbers, addresses, price ranges and symbols indicating noise levels.

The Athens guide contains detailed chapters including “Experience Athens,” a section of three-day itineraries with themes like “Downtown” and “By-the-Water.” And what guidebook would be complete without hotel and restaurant listings? The Black Book section at the end of the guide is not an extensive list of all available lodgings and eateries, but a short, informative list of hand-picked venues. Although the book lacks colorful pictures and contains very few maps—facts which might deter some travelers—adults in the mood for a string of adventures will find Night + Day’s Athens guide quite suitable for pursuits at any time.

Night + Day books are published by Pulse Guides, and this new series also includes guides to New York, Paris and San Francisco. For more information, visit

Retail price: $17.95

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