The Rough Guide to Crete

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This practical travel guide to Crete features detailed factual travel tips and points-of-interest structured lists of all iconic must-see sights as well as some off-the-beaten-track treasures. Our itinerary suggestions and expert author picks of things to see and do will make it a perfect companion both, ahead of your trip and on the ground. This Crete guide book is packed full of details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information and top time-saving tips, including a visual list of things not to miss. Our colour-coded maps make Crete easier to navigate while you're there. This guide book to Crete has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and it comes with a free eBook.

The Rough Guide to CRETE covers: Iraklio; Lasithi; Rethymno; Hania.

Inside this Crete travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Crete, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in the Minoan palace of Knossos to family activities in child-friendly places, like Elafonisi or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Lasithi Plateau.


Essential pre-departure information including Crete entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Includes carefully planned routes covering the best of Crete, which give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter of this Crete travel guide includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for beach walks, hiking, visiting water parks or hiking one of Crete's countless gorge hikes that take you from the mountains to the sea.


Rough Guides' rundown of Hania, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Rethymno's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Crete, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, this Crete guide book will help you find the best places, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter of this travel guide to Crete features fascinating insights into Crete, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Lasithi Plateau and the spectacular Melidoni Cave.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Iraklio, Lasithi and many more locations in Crete, reduce the need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of this guide book to Crete allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789197372
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 2/1/2022
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.0 out of 5, 4 global ratings

Amazon Customer


Reviewed on March 08, 2023
Paperback | Verified

Only one small issue with this guide book and many others. The type face is far too small. However in this case they provide an excellent ebook which helps enormously

Amazon Customer

'Free' Ebook is actually a way for them to find out about you

Reviewed on September 20, 2022
Paperback | Verified

This may be a great guide book. But one reason I bought it was the FREE EBOOK, as splashed on the cover. Good idea - I think it would help to have the info on my phone too. But when you follow the procedure to get the ebook, they want to know about your travel plans, require you to give them your email addr and set up an account first. No.

Amazon Customer

Background reading

Reviewed on August 20, 2022
Paperback | Verified

My holiday destination has changed so haven't put this to use yet but have enjoyed reading up on it.

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