Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'

Overview

Crete is a major travel destination with two million visitors per year. This guide is the product of a long summer the author spent living in a crumbling Venetian tower, explorer every inch of the island for future travelers. Packed with history, myth and travelogue, this should be an indispensable guide for all travelers to Crete. Included inside are maps and detailed itineraries that cover all the must-see cities, palaces, churches and places of historical and cultural ...

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Overview

Crete is a major travel destination with two million visitors per year. This guide is the product of a long summer the author spent living in a crumbling Venetian tower, explorer every inch of the island for future travelers. Packed with history, myth and travelogue, this should be an indispensable guide for all travelers to Crete. Included inside are maps and detailed itineraries that cover all the must-see cities, palaces, churches and places of historical and cultural significance on the island.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845116927
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks Ser.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,304,328
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Freely joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen, serving with a commando unit in Burma and China during the last year of World War II. He is author of The Western Shores of Turkey (Tauris Parke Paperbacks), Strolling Through Athens (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks), the bestselling Strolling Through Istanbul and The Cyclades (I.B.Tauris).

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Table of Contents

* List of Maps and Plans
• The Great Island
• Iráklion
• The Museums of Iráklion
• Knossós
• Excursions from Iráklion
• South from Iráklion
• From Iráklion to Áyios Nikólaos
• Áyios Nikólaos and its Environs
• Eastern Crete
• Iráklion to Réthymnon
• Réthymnon
• South from Réthymnon
• From Réthymnon to Chaniá
• Chaniá
• Excursions from Chaniá
• The Samariá Gorge and Sfakiá
• Westernmost Crete
• Glossary
• Chronology
• Bibliography
• Index *

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