Cretan literature

Crete is the largest of all the many Greek island dotted around the Aegean and has so much to offer. As a result there are many books that have been written based either on or for the purpose of helping you make the most of the island of Crete. Here we provide you our tips and hints for the best literature both fiction and fact written for your Cretan pleasure.

cretan fiction

  • The Forgotten

    song richard clark

    Musician Phoebe's life is falling apart, her marriage and career in tatters. A longing in her heart left by the absence of the father she has never known has brought her to rock bottom. Following in her mother's footsteps, can a visit to the island of Crete help rekindle her love for life and music?

  • return to turtle beach richard clark

    Forced to leave Crete as a child, can a family tragedy help Popi rediscover happiness on the island of her birth? Richard brings Crete alive in this superb work of fiction based on the island.

  • The lost lyra richard clark

    When musician Sarah Piper’s beloved grandfather dies, he bequeaths her a gift that will change her life forever. Travelling to the sun-drenched island Crete to discover the truth about her grandfather’s past, she finds her own future.

  • the island victoria hislop

    Victoria Hislop's best selling masterpiece novel set on the Cretan islet of Spinalonga and it's leper colony. A family tale woven between the colony & the village of Plaka just across the lagoon of Korfos.

Crete Travel Books

  • crete: a notebook

    richard clark

    A superb introduction to the island of Crete provides a perfect companion for Cretan culture, history & countryside. Richard brings the essence of Cretan life and culture alive through written word like no other.

  • Hidden Crete Richard Clark

     Richard Clark travels to some less-well known spots on Crete. In his now familiar style of travelogue and memoir he accompanies the reader on a journey around Hidden Crete, to some of the more out of the way places he has enjoyed visiting.

  • lonely planet crete

    Your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll along Hania's Venetian Harbour, laze in Elafonisi's clear turquoise waters, and hike dazzling Samaria Gorge - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Crete and begin your journey now! 2020 Edition.

  • top 10 crete

    dk eyewitness

    A newly updated for 2020 Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Crete into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, places to eat, shops and festivals.

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