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The Golden Step: A Walk Through the Heart of Crete

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Publisher Comments:

For Somerville this was a kind of pilgrimage, a journey unlike any he had undertaken in 20 years of travel-writing. It was an expedition where he traded the usual comforts and certainties for a real physical and mental challenge, with no mobile phone or other technological aids. The only plan for his journey was to begin in the East at Easter and finish at Whitsun in the extreme West, at the Monastery of the Golden Step, whose gold step, legend says, can only be seen by those who have purged themselves into purity. During his 300-mile walk, he tackled four mountain ranges, high slopes and the numerous gorges of the West. Speaking only basic Greek and trying to follow a poorly way-marked path, he had to rely on his own instincts when climbing mountain passes and crossing high plateaux, farming and shepherding country, where villages are scarce and each night's accommodation was uncertain. He saw a Crete few ever encounter.

Synopsis:

300 miles, across four mountain ranges, with only a walking stick, compass and basic Greek

About the Author

Christopher Somerville is a writer, journalist, presenter and the author of many books. He has been Walking Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, featuring 15 years of 'Walk of the Month'. He has devised and presented over 100 'Somerville's Walks' for Anglia Television.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904950974
Subtitle:
A Walk Through the Heart of Crete
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Author:
Somerville, Christopher
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
Travel-Greece and Greek Isles
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Armchair Traveller
Publication Date:
20120522
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.7 in

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Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Camping and Hiking » General
Travel » Europe » Greece and Greek Isles

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