Topographic Maps of Greece are not readily available as individual sheets. We recommend the Road Editions maps when available; otherwise the Soviet military topographic maps.
Mountains of Greece. 2006. Most of Greece is mountains, not the islands and seaside that many visitors tend to think of. They are beautiful mountains: rugged, undeveloped, remote and yet accessible. Alpine pastures soften the harshness of the crags, forests fill the ravines, and springs and rivers abound – a startling contrast to the baking lowlands. There is a rich and rare variety of wild flowers and butterflies. And what survives of the ancient pastoral way of life is full of interest too.
The first comprehensive guide to the Greek mountains to appear in any language when first published in 1986, this book has been completely re-walked and rewritten for this edition. Its backbone remains the traverse of the Píndhos range, but the guide also highlights several regions of special interest that can provide one- to two-weeks’ walking.
Walking the mountains of Greece is demanding rather than technically difficult, and is culturally fascinating. These mountains are well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit and committed walker.
Map showing the trail route Sample of a trail description and strip map
Greece and Middle East Rock Climbing Atlas. Rocks Unlimited, 2006. Unlock the secrets of the Sinai dessert after having climbed superb routes in Egypt. Experience Greece's wild tufa climbing. Prepare yourself for climbing in some of the world's most astonishing landscape in Jordan. Travel around beautiful Lebanon and climb the well-bolted sports routes. Get to know Syria - one of the most unexpected climbing destinations of the world. Explore the unlimited climbing opportunities in Turkey.
Index of coverage Detailed information about each crag:
Number of routes
Level of difficulty
Quality of bolting
Face direction & weather suitability
Necessary information about each climbing area:
How to get there and how to move around
Where to stay
Where to find the local climbing guidebook
Other things to see & do on rest days
Relevant information and facts about each country: climate, costs of travelling, accommodation, food, etc.
Clear maps and route descriptions to each crag with the GPS waypoints of the parking and the location of the crags.
Western Crete Hiking Guide. Cicerone Press. Kissamos, situated in western Crete, offers a rich variety of landscape for the walker to explore. A wide selection of mountain treks, ridge and hill walks, gorge explorations, cliff and coastal walks, and rambles from village to village and through the many archaeological wonders Crete has to offer. Walks are around the Kissamos and Selinos areas. 259 pages.
Shows locations of described hikes in western Crete. Sample of a walking map.