West Crete by Car
Route Guide

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West Crete by Car - a route guide for independent travellers. Taking some time and a car will mean you can explore the ruggedly beautiful interior of the island of Crete as well as visit some exquisite beaches.

West Crete by Car - e-book
West Crete by Car - e-book cover

Take a back roads journey through the island of Crete in Greece. The Five Days in the West of Crete helps you discover the real Crete - archaeological sites, wine tastings, organic tavernas, hidden valleys and other gems in the west of Crete. Get behind the scenes.

Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia of We Love Crete have put together their favourite places in the west of the island to give you a varied and interesting itinerary to follow.

Or adapt for yourself.

It's all in this edition of the Five Days in the West of Crete. Read on -

  • Learn the secrets of the Minoans at the Knossos Palace
  • Drive through the country, visit wineries, take wine tastings, and visit the local tavernas
  • Get off the beaten track in the foothills of Psiloritis and experience the hidden Amari Valley
  • Have easy access to the route with our live-link map and clickable website addresses
  • Discover the history of Crete and a story of rebellion at the Arkadi Monastery
  • Packed with tips for accommodation that will save you Euros and add enjoyment to your travels

To download e-book in PDF format, make your payment via PayPal, the safe and secure online payment method.

West Crete by Car - e-book

West Crete by Car
24 pages
Only €6.50 EUR

Five Days in the West of Crete, e-Book

West Crete by Car

Country Road with Narrow Road Sign (image by J Vandel)

Everyone knows Crete as a beach destination, and that 300 days of sunshine a year mean more chances of bliss on the sand. But as an independent visitor, who wants to do more than just lie on the beach, it can be difficult to plan a great route without knowledge of the island.

First, there's the language barrier, which can make it difficult to ask directions on back roads, how do you know what sights and villages you should be looking for? And, what is the difference between a Minoan, a Cretan and a Chaniot?

With the Five Days in the West of Crete, you won't miss any of the historic sites, interesting towns and beautiful beaches. This route will show you the wine and food in Crete, for everyday eating and everyday pleasure.

  • The stunning mountains and valleys of Crete will be at your fingertips –

  • Experience mountain hospitality and organic local food at Taverna Vegera in Zaros

  • Enjoy the fruit trees, vineyards and green slopes of the Amari Valley

  • Relish in the tiny laneways and atmosphere of the Old Town of Rethymnon

  • See the inland lake of Kournas and the tiny church on the rocks at Georgioupolis

  • Take our accommodation tips in the Old Town of Chania

  • Rugged Gorges! Unexplored mountains and gorges of the west of Crete

  • Best of all, the mysterious and untouched beach of Elafonisi

To download e-book in PDF format, make your payment via PayPal, the safe and secure online payment method.

West Crete by Car - e-book

West Crete by Car

24 pages
Only €6.50 EUR

West Crete by Car

How Long Will You Stay in Crete?

Apostoli's Cafe Racer

We've suggested an itinerary, and given accommodation suggestions, different options for various routes along the way, and variations. There are plenty of information links within the book.

Five days is not a lot of time to spend in Crete. Ideally you need a lot longer. With this guide, you will be able to make the most of your time in Crete.

With the live-link map, you'll be able to link directly to the map from the eBook and use the map to plan your days and plot your routes in Crete.

With the Five Days in the West of Crete and the live-link map you will –

  • Save money by knowing your plans in advance and pre-booking your accommodation

  • Print out the guide to take with you in the car or on your motorbike

  • The guide includes Greek names in Greek writing for easy recognition of road signs

  • Take less time reading the map and more time chatting to the locals

  • Ease the worry of 'where will we sleep tonight?' and enjoy more time relaxing at the taverna

  • Have the suggested itinerary for the west of Crete and maps with you in one handy package

To download e-book in PDF format, make your payment via PayPal, the safe and secure online payment method.

West Crete by Car - e-book

West Crete by Car

24 pages
Only €6.50 EUR

What Does the e-Book Include?

Crete Travel Book

• About This Book
• How to Use this Guide
• Summary of the Trips
• Day One
• Day Two
• Day Three – Options to see Samaria
• Day Four
• Day Five
• Crete Facts
• More Information for this Route
• Accommodation Suggestions for this Route
• Greek Names for this Route
• Options of Alternative Routes
• Live-Link Map

Beautiful colour images
24 pages

How to Download Your
Crete Travel Book

Crete Travel Book - One of the best things about e-books, like the Five Days in the West of Crete, is that it is very safe and easy to purchase online. You can download it right now, no waiting for snail mail or couriers.

One simple click and you can pay with PayPal, the safest and most secure e-book payment method, where you can use your credit card or debit card.

When the payment is complete, you will see the PayPal receipt page for Enhance Living Pty Ltd (our company name).

Click on "Return to Enhance Living Synergy"…and you will be taken to the download page where you click on "download" You save your e-book as a pdf file, its as simple as that!

Or...download two in a
bundle for less

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West and East Crete by Car - e-book bundle

48 pages in two books
Only €11.00 EUR for two books

West Crete by Car - e-book

Crete Travel Book - The best of the west of Crete, visit the villages and see the real island behind the beaches, then visit two of the most beautiful Venetian towns on the Mediterranean.


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