The High Mountains of Crete: A walking and trekking guide

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Cicerone Press Limited, Sep 9, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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Guidebook to walking the high mountains of Crete with its dramatic gorges and numerous peaks rising to over 2100m, high mountain plains, forested crags, massive cliffs and remote beaches. A combination of the climate and its ancient historical sites make the Greek island of Crete a great destination for any holidaymaker. For the walker, the added attraction is the mountain scenery. In addition to a wide selection of walks and trekking routes in the White Mountains, this new, expanded edition now covers Mount Ida in central Crete and the Lassithi Mountains to the east. The guide includes: Western Crete (53 walks in the White Mountains and on the south coast together with 10 multi-day trekking routes; Central Crete (17 walks and treks on Mount Ida and in the Psiloritis range); Eastern Crete (12 walks and treks in the Lassithi Mountains) and coverage of the E4 Trail across each of these ranges. There is also lots of general information provided on walking in Crete and getting to the trailhead.
  

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Contents

Introduction
15
Part 1 The White Mountains The Lefka Ori
66
The Omalos Plain
76
The Northern Foothills
110
The Askifou Plain
136
Anopolis
170
The South Coast of Sfakia
189
Mountain Treks
213
The South Coast
255
Part 2 Psiloritis Mount Ida
263
Walks and Treks from Trailheads of the Foothills
278
Walks and Treks from Trailheads on the Nida Plain
309
Part 3 The Lassithi Mountains
328
Glossary
371
Further reading
372
Useful information
377

The Ascent of Pachness
252

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

In 1979, after returning from a spell in the early Dubai building boom, Loraine Wilson swapped life as an Architectural Assistant for trek leading, mainly in the mountains of Greece. A lifelong hillwalker and backpacker, she has been walking the Cretan mountains since 1982.

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