The High Mountains of Crete: A walking and trekking guide
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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Part 1 The White Mountains The Lefka Ori
The Omalos Plain
The Northern Foothills
The Askifou Plain
The South Coast of Sfakia
The South Coast
Part 2 Psiloritis Mount Ida
Walks and Treks from Trailheads of the Foothills
Walks and Treks from Trailheads on the Nida Plain
Part 3 The Lassithi Mountains
The Ascent of Pachness
3hrs Access Finish Access Access to finish Anopolis Anoyeia Aradena ascent Askifou beach bear left bear right bus or taxi cave Chania chapel cistern climb coastal continue crag Cretan Crete cross descending distance Time allowance downhill E4 Trail east follow footpath forest gain Height Georgios Gournes Grade Start Access gully hamlet Height loss Approx Heraklion Highest point Height hillside Hora Sfakion Imbros Ioannis junction kalderimi Kallergi Kallikratis Kamares Kambi Katsiveli keep straight Koustoyerako Kritsa KTEL KTEL bus Lassithi Lefka Ori Livada loss Approx distance Loutro main road Melidoni miles mitato Mount Ida mountain Niato Nida Nida Plain Note old mule track Omalos pass path plateia Potamos ravine Rethymnon ridge riverbed rock rocky Roumeli route Samaria Gorge Selakano Sfakia sheep shepherds short cut side Souyia spring spur steep summit trailhead trees Trek Tzermiado uphill Vafes valley village Vrisses Walk walkers watercourse waymarked Xyloscala Zourva