‘Mountains rearing straight up from the sea, deep wooded gorges, ravines and valleys — and yet more glorious mountains, standing proud and acting as a magnet to the eye and the imagination — that’s Western Crete, or real Crete, as some would say. Its strong, dramatic scenery and colours create sweeping landscapes of harsh but beautiful countryside — countryside that has been the backdrop for heroic deeds, ancient civilisations and constant intrigue for thousands of years, and the home of obdurate, tough-spirited people — made so by their labours on the land and their experiences.
‘Getting to know Western Crete takes time; the number of people who explore beyond the obvious is slowly growing. We hope we will lead you straight to the heart of the matter with this book, whether you are a first- or second-time visitor unsure about how best to get to know the island or, indeed, if you are someone who doesn’t need convincing but would like a reliable, thorough and different guide. We encourage you to explore to the full. We won’t need to inspire you; one look at Western Crete will do that.’ (from the Preface)
Area covered: From the Gramvousa Peninsula east to the area around Rethimnon
The best months for walking in Crete are April to June, September or October
About the series
Pocket-sized full-colour guides focusing on long and short walks, these books also describe all the best car tours and picnic spots in the holiday area. The text is complemented by detailed large-scale walking maps (at least 1:50,000), fold-out touring maps, public transport timetables and language hints.
|Pages||136 pages, full colour|
|Dimensions||211 x 100 x 11mm|
|Item weight||0.2 Kg|
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