3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good for culture, but not perfect,
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Crete (Rough Guide Travel Guides) (Paperback)
For cultural and historical information, this guide is pretty comprehensive; the descriptions of the archaeological sites such as Knossos and Gortys are really useful. But some of the practical information is not completely accurate.
The guide suggests that there is "a practicable walk" of around 5km from Eleftherna to the monastery at Arkadhi; we walked for about about 10km through really rough country and past many dead goats, and were still nowhere close to the monastery. In a similar vein, the "pleasant 45min walk" from Kato Gouves to the cave at Skotino took us about three hours, and if a friendly local hadn't given us a lift back to the village, we would have been in big trouble.
OK, maybe we should have picked up a proper hiking guide, but the book gave the impression that these were light walks, which they certainly weren't, particularly in the summer heat. It is a good guide book, but beware of some inaccuracies.