At last a guide for the curious traveler,

presenting 30 itineraries on foot or by car.


All about Greece and Crete: beaches, antique sites, archeology, monasteries, churches, hiking, trekking, music, car tours, holidays.
Click to see the back cover of this guide on Crete

It takes you away from the beaten track, from the classical and minoan sites to the savage landscapes of a deep and congenial Crete.

Travel by car or by bike, on a bus or hike your way, from the wild mountains to the sweet seashores, via the most authentic villages.

You will discover the real Crete, for all tastes.

 

Conceived in a original and very pragmatic manner, it proposes 2 types of itineraries :
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walking treks (of various difficulties), a good number of which are located in the W.-S.-W. part of the island. They go from the highest arid summits to the remotest and wildest seashores or villages.
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car circuits, which aim at antique sites but also at fashionable villages, charming and off the beaten track sites, churches, villages or beaches.

Those highly detailed itineraries will avoid the reader the long, winding and erratic searches which are too often the common lot of the curious traveler ...

And more… you will find in this guide all practical information for travelers and trekkers : maps, plans, beaches, hotels, restaurants, "tavernas", grub, banks, change, etc., and numerous photos.

Very well documented, I wanted it humanized and strengthened by numerous historical or vivid legendary notations, which offer a more evocative and intimate approach...

 

Here are the maps that show all the car itineraries and trekking routes described in the guide

Clifor a close shot on the hikes and car circuits in eastern Crete. Cliquez pour un gros plan sur les itineraires voiture et randonnees en Crete occidentale

Clifor a close shot on the hikes and car circuits in western Crete. Cliquez pour un gros plan sur les itineraires voiture et randonnees en Crete orientale

 

 

now the guide summary
with each trek or car tour presented in the same color as on the map

16 circuits in car, and 18 treks, for all tastes and all of them described precisely
and finally, a zoom on one of the hikes
I present in this guide

Click to see the detail of this page of the guide Une belle randonnée au hasard dans la montagne crétoise.

The guide "Bonjour la Crète" (registration number :ISBN 2 9036 96 91 8)
released by Éditions du Pélican,
is for sale in any good bookshop in France or any French speaking country...
I hope !

If you can't find it, order it...

or better, go on line...

to Alapage (under the name "Balades en Crète"),
to Amazon (under the name "Bonjour la Crète"),
to Chapitre (search for "vernay")
to Decitre (search for "vernay"),
to
FNAC (search for "Bonjour la Crete" or "vernay"),
to La Plume et l'écran (search for "Crète")
to Livres.com (search for "Crète", or "vernay").

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Click to look at a very evocative back cover