Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island' by John FreelyCrete: Discovering the 'Great Island' by John Freely

Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'

byJohn Freely

Paperback | May 15, 2008

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Crete is a major travel destination with two million visitors per year. This guide is the product of a long summer the author spent living in a crumbling Venetian tower, explorer every inch of the island for future travelers. Packed with history, myth and travelogue, this should be an indispensable guide for all travelers to Crete. Included inside are maps and detailed itineraries that cover all the must-see cities, palaces, churches and places of historical and cultural significance on the island.

John Freely (1926 - 2017) was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen, serving during the last two years of World War II. He had a PhD in physics from New York University and did post-doctoral studies in the history of science at Oxford. He was for many years professor of physics at Bosphorus University in Istan...
Title:Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.32 × 5.53 × 0.85 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845116925

ISBN - 13:9781845116927

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff Super interesting. Read this while I was actually in Crete. Good purchase.
Date published: 2017-08-31

Table of Contents

* List of Maps and Plans * The Great Island * Iráklion * The Museums of Iráklion * Knossós * Excursions from Iráklion * South from Iráklion * From Iráklion to Áyios Nikólaos * Áyios Nikólaos and its Environs * Eastern Crete * Iráklion to Réthymnon * Réthymnon * South from Réthymnon * From Réthymnon to Chaniá * Chaniá * Excursions from Chaniá * The Samariá Gorge and Sfakiá * Westernmost Crete * Glossary * Chronology * Bibliography * Index *