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The only guide to Crete you will need
on 10 March 2012
Rather than bombard the reader with information that they don't really want or need, this Crete 'Day by Day' guide from Frommer is highly readable and has a rather personal and friendly approach to the writing; ideal reading for someone who has never visited the island before, wishing to see the best it has to offer. To my mind it is more useful than the Rough Guide or Lonely Planet equivalents.
The guide is thoughtfully and neatly divided into useful sections covering Special Interest Tours, Urban Tours and Tours by region including ancient, modern and natural attractions, with advice on places to dine and places to stay. There is advice on how to plan your trip to see the best of the island whether it be a short trip or a much longer holiday and the final section is full of useful information such as weather, local customs, language, travel information and a potted history of Crete. There are a couple of useful maps in the back of Heraklion and Chania, the two most populated cities.
All things considered this is an excellent guide; concise, easy to navigate, entertaining to read, inexpensive and an ideal reference book to take away with you on your trip. I doubt you will need another guide. Bon Voyage.