Rambling routes around Crete
Joe Mason: March 2011
As a regular rambler I always look forward to taking a well-earned a holiday in the Greek Islands when I can roam the hills and take myself off on some of the splendid walking trails. Of all the Greek islands Crete is my favourite for walking and now I've come across a web site that offers some excellent Crete walking guides.
Discover Crete On Foot has a small but remarkably useful selection of walking guides that can be bought locally or through the Discover On Foot website.
The walking and hiking books include:
Hikes, Walks And Rambles In Western Crete by Angelos Assariotakis & Yannis Kornaros: An informative guide with detailed descriptions of walks and rambles in Western Crete with trails through the regions of Chania and Rethymnon. It includes sketch maps of each route.
Western Crete, 45 Walks in Kissamos and Selinos by Alan Hall: Walks in the Kissamos and Selinos areas of western Crete that include a wide selection of mountain treks, hill walks, gorge explorations, cliff and coastal walks, and village rambles. Basic maps.
Sunflower Western Crete Car Tours And Walks by Jonnie Godfrey and Elizabeth Karslake:
This book has car tours, long and short walks and picnic places around Chania or Rethymno. Many of these hikes are also offered on guided walking holidays by travel companies. Clear maps.
Crete West / Kreta West by Gert Hirner and Jakob Murböck (translated by Gill Round): This is a Rother hiking guide with 52 walks in all regions of the west Crete. Clear maps.
Discover Kavros and Georgioupolis . . . On Foot by Berend Wolffenbuttel: 10 easy walks around Georgioupolis in the Apokoronas area with information on local history. Photos and detailed maps.
Discover Vamos . . . On Foot by Berend Wolffenbuttel: Seven easy walks around the area with details and photos on Vamos in the Apokoronas area. Detailed walking maps.
There are also a few books on walks in east Crete. As well as books for sale the site heas detailed summaries of all the main gorges and mountains in western Crete as well as maps and walk descriptions, videos and file downloads