Marco Polo Crete: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Experience all of Crete´s attractions with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. You´ll discover hotels and restaurants, trendy places to go and the best nightlife. There are also tips for shopping and ideas for travel with kids, plus details of sports and other activities. Further sections include: Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Greek phrase book, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, and Index. Useful too is the ´Perfect Route´ chapter, which outlines a journey around the island, and the handy folding pull-out map supplied in addition to the Road Atlas inside. Crete is a world unto itself. Greece´s largest island juts out of the sea like one massive mountain range, reaching heights of almost 2,500 m. Everyone can find what they are looking for here: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, secluded coves, wild gorges, great beach bars and lots of culture - after all the island was home to the first advanced civilisation in Europe. With MARCO POLO Crete you can find out where you can go mountain biking, play golf, windsurf, dive, sail and ride.The Insider Tips reveal where you can find peace and quiet in a village free of cars and where to find natural cosmetics made from avocados. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you´re on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. The Best Of pages highlight what´s currently in vogue in Crete, recommend things to do for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. The Trips & Tours include a hike along the length of the spectacular Samaria Gorge and right across the island. Last but not least the Dos and Don´ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the island. MARCO POLO Crete provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the island. To help you find your way around there´s the detailed Road Atlas, a useful map of Iraklio in the cover, plus the pull-out map.