This pocket guide, which includes a pull-out map, largely bypasses historical Athens in favour of its hip, untapped local spots. Independent travellers will find this an intriguing complement to a wider general guide.
Provides detailed dive information for 68 top sites, with enticing colour photographs throughout. A general guide to local marine life is also included, along with a cursory overview of travel practicalities and the foremost 'topside' attractions.
66 walks arranged by region with good notes on how to get there and what to bring. The maps are poor, however, and the directions brief. The Pathfinder, AA or Trailblazer guides are much easier to use.
Ever-reliable Lonely Planet deliver another comprehensive companion. This exhaustive guide covers eveything from public transport to the finest hotels, with reams of indispensable sightseeing information.
Lonely Planet have always covered New Zealand well, and this 14th edition is no exception, with comprehensive listings and excellent travel advice. From partying in Auckland to whalewatching in Kaikoura, this guide has it all.
A standard Travel Survival Kit with very good practical information but somewhat cursory description of the sights. For those not addicted to Lonely Planet, we recommend the Rough Guide as much the better general guide.
Carefully researched and recently updated. Geared toward the budget traveller, this guide nonetheless contains enough reading material beyond its listings to make a decent companion for any visitor to St Petersburg.