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Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby Cundalini » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:07 am

Anyone interested in walking long distances in Crete .Up to four days or more .Anyone know any guides or routes or has experience of such walks ?
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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby mouche » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:25 am

http://fysimera.com/index.html

Use google translate (sweedish) or contact them by mail; info@fysimera.com

They may have excactly what you're looking for.

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby Peter W » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:54 am

Take a look at Luca Gianotti's 'Cretan Way' the only decent guide to the E4, there's also a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/CretanWayE4/

http://www.cretanway.eu/

Peter

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby filippos » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:52 am

Do you mean guides, as in books, or people who lead walks. If the latter, contact Jean by PM on this forum. He organises and leads walks here (and in Nepal).

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby Cundalini » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:07 pm

filippos wrote:Do you mean guides, as in books, or people who lead walks. If the latter, contact Jean by PM on this forum. He organises and leads walks here (and in Nepal).

I mean a guide for walks and for advice .I am looking to do the walk that Patrick Leigh-Femor did when he and a few others did when they captured the German General from where they left the General`s car to that-whats-it place on the south coast beginning with R.It would be stupid to go alone and without first seeking advice on the terrain, the route and equipment to take ,how strenuous it is and fitness levels required ,whether I can still do it at my age or not ,or to get fitter first etc etc .
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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby Jeffstclair » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:39 pm

We did some good walks with these people a few years ago , ask them if they can help ... http://www.happywalker.com/.. I think the kidnappers,went over Mount Ida from Iraklion and then down onto the South coast ....could be a bit of a climb, good fun though ....

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby filippos » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Cundalini wrote:I mean a guide for walks and for advice .I am looking to do the walk that Patrick Leigh-Femor did..........
Then I'd contact Jean by PM; he's probably the most knowledgeable person on the island as regards walks and treks and will be able to advise about fitness levels for different areas in Crete.

PS '...that-whats-it place on the south coast beginning with R...' Roumeli?

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby Clio » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Rodakino.

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby filippos » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Ta!

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Re: Cretan walking guide wanted

Postby Peter W » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Cundalini, the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society organised a walking tour in 2016 which included parts of the kidnap route, details here:-

https://patrickleighfermor.org/2016/02/ ... and-crete/

In 2005 a group did attempt to walk the Kriepe abduction route:-

http://www.explorecrete.com/history/kreipe-follow.htm

I am fairly certain the abduction route has been walked more recently but I can't find any references.

Frankly I think you will find it difficult if not impossible to find a guide to the route as there is no agreement on the exact route and as time passes research will become more difficult.

From the village of Yerakari in the Amari Valley there is well signposted walk to a cave where the abduction party spent a brief period.

Personally I wouldn't bother about the abduction route there are plenty of other great walks on Crete, just get out there!

Peter


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