Picturesque Venetian ports, snow-capped mountains, awe-inspiring Minoan ruins, golden sands and glistening waters - Crete is an island paradise quite unlike any other. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Crete with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Crete into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, places to eat, shops and festivals. You'll discover: -Five easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week -Detailed Top 10 lists of Crete's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Knossos, Irakleio, Chania, Phaistos, Rethymno, Gortys, the Samaria Gorge, the Amari Valley and Mount Idi, Gournia and Moni Arkadiou -Crete's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing -Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including mountain walks, island and boat trips and things to do for free -A laminated pull-out map of Crete, plus three colour area maps -Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe -A lightweight format perfect for your pocket or bag when you're on the move DK Eyewitness Top 10s are the UK's favourite pocket guides and have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Crete's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Crete.
Insight Pocket Guides: ideal itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. Now with free eBook, and a pull-out map. Compact, concise, and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Crete Covers Top Ten Attractions, including Hania's scenic harbour, the Minoan palace at Knossos, the ancient remains of Gortys and the Toplou Monastery, plus suggestions for a Perfect Tour, including the lakeside nightlife at Agios Nikolaos, sightseeing in Rethymno and hiking in the Samaria Gorge Offers an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture Contains an invaluable pull-out map, and essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Insight Pocket Guides come with a free eBook Inspirational colour photography throughout Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
Crete offers an incredibly multifaceted realm for walkers. Many areas of the island are still rugged and pristine. The island’s terrain is dominated by three mighty mountain ranges, furrowed by deep gorges. Lofty mountains and a deep-blue sea are in close proximity – an ideal combination for any holiday. The finest coastal and mountain walks on Greece’s largest and most diverse island can be found in the Rother Walking Guide »Crete«. The choice ranges from a pleasant walk across foothills through vineyards and sprawling groves of olive trees all the way up to the highest panoramic summits. There are even some demanding peaks, over 2000 metres in height, to climb. Breathtaking canyons can be traversed and isolated, dripstone caves are waiting to be explored. Everywhere you look, you’ll find little villages, secluded monasteries and remote caves. Coastal trails lead to tranquil coves for bathing; is there anything better than, after a walk, taking a dip in some refreshing waters? Even the classic Cretan walks, like the Samaria Gorge and Dead’s Gorge with its Minoan palace grounds, are included in this guide. Rolf Goetz, a seasoned writer of walking guides for the Bergverlag Rother, presents 65 walks on the island of Crete, all rich in diversity. Each individual walk includes a short preface with all the important key points, an exact description of the route, a pertinent height profile and a little walking map with the route marked in. Apart from these, there are many tips pertaining to the availability of refreshment, possible alternative routes as well as sites worth a visit. GPS tracks are available for downloading. Numerous delightful photos whet the appetite for making the island your first choice for your next holiday sojourn. An essential guide for Crete fans!
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Crete, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists and a laminated pull-out map, all designed to help you see the very best of Crete. Experience the mystery and enchantment of the ancient Minoan ruins at Knosos, stroll through the charming towns of Chania and Agios Nikolaos, hike through lovely Samaria Gorge or relax at the luxurious resort area of Elounda or on the tiny island of Elafonisi. From Top 10 ancient sites to Top 10 things to do for free, discover the best of Crete with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Crete- - Five easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week - Top 10 listsshowcase the best Crete attractions, covering Ancient Knosos, Phaestos, Gournia, Irakleio, Chania, Rethymno, Gortys, Samaria Gorge, the Amari Valley and Mount Idi, Moni Arkadiou and more - Free laminated pull-out mapof Crete, plus three full-colour area maps - In-depth area guides explore Crete's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing -Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips, including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - CoversCentral Crete, Western Crete, Eastern Crete and more Staying for longer as part of a bigger trip around the Greek Islands or Greece? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islandsor our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland. About DK Eyewitness Travel-DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Crete is a concise,full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography tohighlight the very best that this sun-kissed island has to offer. The Where ToGo chapter details all the key sights: start in bustling Iraklio and itsmust-see treasure-trove archeological museum then head to the ancient site ofKnossos the see the reproductions in situ. Go for a seafood lunch inpostcard-perfect Hania and end your stay with a trek down the stunning SamariaGorge. To inspire you, the book offers a rundownof the Top 10 Attractions in the island, followed by an itinerary for a PerfectTour of Crete. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your sparetime: the best places to shop for leather sandals or to listen to traditionalCretan music as well as the best beaches for waterspouts. You'll also be armed with backgroundinformation, including a brief history of the island and an Eating Out chaptercovering its wonderfully traditional cuisine. There are carefully chosenlistings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with allthe practical information you will need.
An unbeatable guide ebook includes insider tips and ideas, colour maps and top 10 lists, all designed to help you see the very best of the Greek islands. See the sun set in Santoríni, step back in time at the Palace of Knossos in Crete, laze on beaches in Zákynthos or explore the chic boutiques of Mýkonos Town. From Top 10 restaurants to Top 10 things to do for free, discover the best of the Greek Islands with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Greek Islands: - Nine easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in the Greek Islands, covering Rhodes Old Town, the archaeological remains on Delos, the caves of Kefalloniá and more. - In-depth area guides explore the most interesting Greek Islands, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips, including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightseeing, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Corfu, Crete, Kefalloniá, Kos, Lefkáda, Mýkonos, Náxos, Póros, Rhodes, Santoríni, Skiathos, Skopelos, Zákynthos and more Staying for longer and looking for a comprehensive guide to the Greek Islands? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands.
Find your perfect island getaway with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to island-hop around the Cyclades, explore Crete's classical sightsor find peace and quiet on Alónissos, The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the cobbled streets of Rhodes Old Town or plan a hiking route on Níssyros without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the Greek Islands' best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Athens and the mainland ports, the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Cyclades, Crete, the Dodecanese, the East and North Aegean islands, the Sporades and Évvia, the Ionian Islands. Attractions include: the Acropolis, Knossós Palace (Crete), Kálymnos cliffs, Delos (Cyclades), Church of Ekatondapylianí (Páros), Samariá Gorge (Crete), Ólymbos village (Kárpathos), Shipwreck Bay (Zákynthos), Melissáni Cave (Kefaloniá), Monastery of St John (Pátmos), Sými harbour, and many more. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, archeology, wildlife, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary, Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands
Lonely Planet's Crete is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll along Hania's Venetian Harbour, laze in Elafonisi's clear turquoise waters, and hike dazzling Samaria Gorge- all with your trusted travel companion.