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Crete Greece - Trip ideas - Five Days in the West of Crete by Car or MotorcycleIndependent Travel - taking some time and a car will mean you can explore the ruggedly beautiful interior of the island of Crete as well as visit some exquisite beaches.MoreCrete Greece - Trip ideas - Five Days in the West of Crete by Car or MotorcycleIndependent Travel - taking some time and a car will mean you can explore the ruggedly beautiful interior of the island of Crete as well as visit some exquisite beaches.Visit Crete - take a back roads journey through the island. This book helps you discover the real Crete - archaeological sites, wine tastings, organic tavernas, hidden valleys and other gems in the west of Crete. Get behind the scenes.We Love Crete have put together their favourite places in the west of the island to give you a varied and interesting itinerary to follow. Or adapt for yourself.InsideLearn the secrets of the Minoans at the Knossos PalaceDrive through the country, visit wineries, take wine tastings, and visit the local tavernasGet off the beaten track in the foothills of Psiloritis and experience the hidden Amari ValleyHave easy access to the route with our unique live-link mapPacked with tips for accommodation that will save you EurosEveryone knows Crete as a beach destination, and that an average of 300 days of sunshine a year mean more chances of bliss on the sand. But as an independent visitor, who wants to do more than just lie on the beach, it can be difficult to plan a great route without knowledge of the island.With the Five Days in the West of Crete, you wont miss the any of the historic sites, interesting towns and beautiful beaches. This route will show you the wine and food in Crete. The stunning mountains and valleys of Crete will be at your fingertips.Trip IdeasExperience mountain hospitality and organic local food in ZarosEnjoy the fruit trees, vineyards and green slopes of the Amari ValleyRelish in the tiny laneways of the Old Town of RethymnonSee the inland lake of KournasUse our accommodation tips in the Old Town of ChaniaRugged Gorges! Unexplored mountains and gorges of the west of CreteBest of all, the mysterious and untouched beach of ElafonisieBook FeaturesWeve suggested an itinerary, and given accommodation suggestions, different options for various routes along the way, and variationsFive days is not a lot of time to spend in Crete. With this guide, you will be able to make the most of that timeWith the live-link map, you can plot your routes in CreteSave money by pre-booking your accommodationThe guide includes Greek names for easy recognition of road signsTake less time reading the map and more time chatting to the localsEase the worry of “Where will we sleep tonight?”, enjoy more time relaxing at the tavernaThe suggested itinerary for the west of Crete and maps in one handy packageWhat This Book Is Not - it is not a fully detailed Crete travel guide. This is a route suggestion for independent, curious travellers who know how to read a map. There are plenty of excellent travel guide-books available.