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« on: July 30, 2003, 01:15:14 PM »
For those who like walking, I saw information on two books that might be of interest. I can't vouch for the info on local availability though.

Info can be found on http://www.marengo.supanet.com/index.htm

'Ten Walks in the Plakias Area' .
Explore the magnificent coastal mountains and beautiful scenery of the area around Plakias, a lovely resort in southern Crete. The book features routes to interesting local villages. In spring this is probably the best resort in Crete for seeing the island's wildflowers.
Large-scale sketch maps of the villages Gianniou, Lefkoyia, Mariou, Myrthios, Plakias and Sellia are included within the text.
Accompanied by a double-sided A2 colour walkers' map of the area, at a scale of 4cm: 1km.
ISBN 1 900802 09 0

 'Seven More and More Challenging Walks in the Plakias Area'.With longer and often more mountainous routes for the more experienced and adventurous walker, this book concentrates on the areas east and north of Plakias, including the Agios Ioannis valley. Reach nearby summits for even better views.
ISBN 1 900802 07 4

The books and maps are also available - with an extensive range of other items at very competitive prices - at the seafront Plakias Market supermarket in Plakias, near the Livikon Hotel and bus stop.

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2003, 06:16:21 PM »
Those walking books were available in Plakias last time we looked - we've got them - and used them. They were considerably cheaper in Plakias than on that website.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2003, 08:45:06 PM »
I've also seen those books in the shops in Plakias. Can't remeber whether I've ever bought one - probably not, since I don't still have one. But they were written by Lance Chilton who was leading SunMed Botany walks the first time that I went to Plakias in 1990. The sketch maps are taken from his map of the area that I had on 2 sides of an A4 sheet. I can't remember how I acquired this, but presumbaly you could buy it somewhere - perhaps SunMed were selling it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2003, 06:10:31 PM »
Lance was kind enough to send me a copy a few years back.

They are usually available in the Plakias Supermarket - the one I refer to as the middle one, about half way between the Alianthos hotel and the bridge.  Good value too
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2003, 08:52:46 AM »
Good to know we can definitely get a copy locally. If past experiences are anything to go by, we (well me anyway) will still manage to get lost. Only 1 month to go.

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2003, 06:24:27 PM »
But getting lost is half the fun!  That's when the real discoveries are made!
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2003, 01:24:21 PM »
Thought I would mention that rather than get the Plakias Walker's Map, in Plakias Market, there is cheaper (2.5Euro) and, to my mind, better 'Damnoni Area' map available in the Forum supermarket.

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2006, 12:46:07 AM »
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there's a lot of old threads with excellent info that have been drifted off

 
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 09:08:32 PM »
a little bit of info for 2007, there has been a landslide on the walking route up to Sellia, it covers the whole track but it is possible to get around it by going below it

« Last Edit: June 07, 2007, 11:32:28 PM by harribobs »

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008, 10:40:10 AM »
Lance has now combined the two books into one, Walks in Plakias Southern Crete, which the Village Store sells for 7.50 I think.

It doesn't include the map but Hapimag's "Damnoni Area" map available in most shops locally looks suspiciously similar to his original map, right down to the colour scheme and lettering, despite claiming copyright under a couple of Greek names.

Seems Lance's last visit was in autumn 2007 but he doesn't mention the landslide at Sellia as far as I can see.  Perhaps it's all been cleared in the meantime?



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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008, 11:29:11 AM »
it might be cleared by now, they had bulldozers around


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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2008, 03:48:25 PM »
Back from Plakias and inside the machine again...  :'(  Had a really fine time there. Trips to Loutro, Lentas, Melidóni and some more... and finally we made it up to Timeos Stavros with the kids. Some pics soon ...

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