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Crete is excellent hiking terrain, and many trails crisscross the mountains and gorges, especially in the southwest. The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO or EOT) is a source of information.
Alpine Travel. This outfitter offers one-day, one-week, and two-week hiking tours throughout western Crete and makes transportation and accommodation arrangements for individual trekkers as well. 2nd Pass. Akrotiriou St., Chania, Crete, 73142. 28210/50939. www.alpine.gr.
Greek Mountaining Club of Chania. This association operates overnight refuges in the White mountains and on Mt. Ida and operates expeditions into the mountains of western Crete and other wilderness regions. Tzanakaki 90, Chania, Crete, 73134. 28210/44647. www.eoshanion.gr.