Rick Steves’ Europe: Athens And Side Trips
Airs Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series "Rick Steves' Europe," and best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.
Rick Steves Meets The iPhone
Rick Steves' iPhone Apps are personal tour guides for your iPhone or iPod Touch. These interactive, multimedia guides will lead you on walking tours straight from the pages of Rick Steves' best-selling travel guidebooks. Numbered points on the map correspond with recommended tour sights. Spin the compass icon to switch views between sights, hotels, restaurants and WCs along your route.
Tap any point to read Rick's detailed information on the sight, including history and suggested viewpoints. Tap the Info tab of any sight, hotel, restaurant for more details — including cost, hours, address, and phone number.
Once downloaded, these Rick Steves apps are completely self-contained on your iPhone or iPod Touch, so you won't incur pricey roaming charges in Europe.
"Athens And Side Trips" - The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. In this episode, we'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to Rick's favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.
Enjoy watching video excerpts from some of Rick's favorite episodes, segments on European travel skills, and even a few outtakes and bloopers online.
Rick's Travel Philosophy:
Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.