Mountains rearing straight up from the sea, deep wooded gorges, ravines and valleys and yet more glorious mountains, standing proud and acting as a magnet to the eye and the imagination thats Western Crete, or real Crete, as some would say.
Its strong, dramatic scenery and colours create sweeping landscapes of harsh but beautiful countryside countryside that has been the backdrop for heroic deeds, ancient civilisations and constant intrigue for thousands of years, and the home of obdurate, tough-spirited people made so by their labours on the land and their experiences.
45 long and short walks, colour-coded for grade
1:50,000 topo maps with waypoints
free downloadable GPS tracks
E4 long-distance hiking route highlighted on all relevant maps
satnav coordinates to walk starting points
8 car tours and fold-out touring maps of both Eastern and Western Crete ideal for planning
plans of Hania and Rethimnon
strolls to idyllic picnic spots
timetables for local transport
online update service
Area covered: From the Gramvousa Peninsula east to the area around Rethimnon
The best months for walking in Crete are April to June, September or October
Sunflower Landscapes Travel Guide Book: Western Crete
For orders below £100 it's currently a very reasonable £3.50 charge.
* We are currently unable to offer an international order/delivery service. Delivery to BFPO usually counts as UK mainland, though (and some BFPO locations are also VAT-exempt).
Orders received by us before 12 Noon are sent by Royal Mail First Class Post or via our courier - depending on their size, weight, value and destination.
Orders received by us from Monday to Noon on Friday are usually delivered the next working day (working days are defined as Monday to Friday, inclusive).
Orders received by us from Friday afternoon to Noon on Monday are generally delivered on Tuesday.
Please note: We usually contact you personally to clarify delivery instructions for larger / more expensive items. This can add a short delay in despatching your order.
For Click & Collect: Please bring order confirmation, the card used for purchase and photo ID to collect your order from our Keswick store during normal opening hours. Please allow 2 working days.