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on 29 June 2014
To place my guidance in context I am ex-Army and have walked extensively across UK, Europe, Africa and in the Himalayas, so I know how to follow a guide, read a map, use a compass and this is not the moan of inexperience.
We went to Crete for just a week and did 3 of the walks from this book. We may have been unlucky but all the trails were uninspiring slogs and very overgrown (close to impassable in places). I accept that vegetation grows up but the routes themselves lacked detail in their description and the features along the way were glossed over or missed entirely, in some cases to the extent that I question whether the author had ever walked them. The locals are not shy in erecting fences and barricades when it suits them or their livestock so be warned.
I am sure that there are some magnificent walks in the mountains of Crete and perhaps one day I will go back but not with this book. Strongly advise you to look at alternatives.