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Is this really the best guide to Crete?
on 21 October 2011
I got the Rough Guide to Crete instead of the Lonely Planet one based on the Amazon reviews. The LP one must be truly dreadful because the RG one is crap. We spent a week in Chania. The map in the guide bears little resemblance to reality. What looks like a long, straight street is actually a short, curved one (unless you can walk through buildings).
The restaurant recommendations are terrible. It's not a 'local favourite' if it's full of tourists, with not a Greek person in sight. I can find tourist traps myself. I need to a guide to help me find hidden gems. The RG book was no help there. Also, it would've been nice if the authors had mentioned which places close in the off-season. We were there in October. Despite the 24 degree weather, several of the bars and restaurants were shut for the winter.