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Western Crete Walks and Car Tours (Landscapes Series)

Συγγραφέας: Jonnie Godfrey and Elizabeth Karslake

 

Εκδότης: Sunflower Books

 

Τιμή: 18,90 € 17,01 €

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Χρονολογία έκδοσης: 15 Mar 2011
Τύπος: Μαλακό
Σελίδες: 136
Διαστάσεις: 21x14cm

ISBN

  •  978-1856913966

Περιγραφή

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 people - made so by their labours on the land and their experiences.

This pocket-sized guide describes car tours, picnic places and walks throughout western Crete. There is a fold-out touring map for motorists, which also highlights the various walking areas. Western Crete is real hikers' territory, and this book takes in all the best routes. For those without a car, there are timetables for local transport.

8 car tours (and accompanying touring maps for both western and eastern Crete), 40 long and short walks (each illustrated with 1:50,000 topo map), 18 picnic suggestions. GPS waypoints and tracks for all routes. Plans of Hania and Iraklion. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.

The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which? Recommended Provider of Guidebooks.

[For walking in Crete] we relied heavily on Landscapes of Western Crete. For my last day I decided to break one of Jonnie Godfrey's golden rules. 'Never walk alone', she writes. I wasn't really alone, I reasoned. Not with her book in my pocket. She had given me confidence. --(You, Mail on Sunday)

This excellent guide book (fourth I've acquired in the series) is packed with great information. I also appreciate being able to download GPS waypoints and information updates online. --(Howard, Amazon)