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Titles you can find in the Cretan "Guidebooks" section include:
Frommer's Greek Islands
Landscapes of Western Crete
Crete Walking guide
Crete - The White Mountains
Traveller's Greek Islands
This Way Crete
Crete Berlitz pocket guide
Birdwatching guide
Walks in Elounda
Michelin green Greece guide
and many more...

Selected books:

The Rough Guide Crete (7th Edition) (paperback, 480 pages, 16 July 2007)

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The Rough Guide to Crete is the established leader in its field, now in its 7th edition.  From the great palace of Knossos to the atmospheric monastery of Arkadi, get a real sense of regions highlights with the full-colour section. Comprehensive and detailed reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit every budget. And to escape the crowds there are insider tips on where to find Crete’s most unspoilt beaches and best hikes- including the spectacular Samarian and Imbros gorges. The guide also takes a detailed look at the island’s extraordinary history, wealth of culture and wildlife, and comes complete with maps and plans for every area. comment: One of the better guides, though focused on budget travel, generally good information. Useful.

Lonely Planet Crete (4th edition - February 2008)  - by Victoria Kyriakopoulos (paperback, 252 pages, February 2008)

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Stalk the ghost of the Minotaur in the labyrinthine Palace of Knossos Stretch out in the sand and count the stars on the free-spirited island of Gavdos Slam back a raki to the sound of pistol fire as you join the throng at a traditional Anogia wedding Linger over freshly caught sea bass and just-picked wild greens at a family-run taverna In This Guide: One expert author, 57 days of in-country research, 40 detailed maps Dedicated Outdoors chapter, guaranteed to get you out of your sunlounger

Cadogan Guides: Crete - by Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls (paperback, 288 pages, August 2003) 

Buy this comment: Exceptionally good on background, concise history sections and good descriptions of places and accommodation. Best used in conjunction with a more recently published guide if you need current phone numbers, price and the like. Worthwhile, informative and enjoyable reading. 
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"Has established a strong reputation. The intimacy of the authors with their subjects shines through." --The Bookseller (UK) "Classy but colourful with it...and offers advice on everything from walks to restaurants." --The Scotsman (UK) "Characterized by strong voice, quirky point of view and anecdotal style." --Approach Magazine (US)

Travellers Crete, 2nd edition (Travellers - Thomas Cook) by Christopher Catling (paperback, 192 pages, 1 April 2007)

Buy this guideThe Thomas Cook Traveller series comes from the world's leading travel experts. It is full of useful information on walks and tours, eating out, shopping options and top travel tips, it's all you need for your holiday right at your fingertips.
-Expert advise to the best sights and experiences -Suggested itineraries to make the most of your trip -Background on people, geography, culture and history -Clear and accurate maps including suggested walks and tours -Full colour photography throughout -Dependable sleeping, eating and entertainment listings

Unexplored Crete: English Edition - Road Editions Greece (paperback, April 1998) 

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Excellent guide book for "Off the road" exploration of Crete

Written by a Greek for the more adventurous traveller wishing to explore the real mountain Crete using minor roads and dirt track routes suitable for "off road" motor bikes or jeeps.
This book has inspired me to return to Crete for further exploration of little visited mountain villages, mountain plateaux and hard to reach beaches. comment:
Amazingly well-researched and refreshingly outspoken guide to those off-the-beaten-track (usually via very beaten tracks!) places. Focuses on travel by motorcycle, but most places can be reached by car or sometimes, four wheel drive vehicle. Packed to the brim with history, background information and generally useful travel data. A special and inspiring book that's truly helpful.

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