Best Map Of Crete?
Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:04 AM
Can anyone recommend any others?
Jenny & Phil
Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:07 AM
If you don't need their level of detail there are stacks of others and most car hire companies will give you one when you rent.
You can also see a fair bit of detail of parts of Crete using Google earth
Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:00 AM
and this is a page with maps that you can buy:
If you can't find the Harms - Verlag maps, then the next choise is the detailed maps of Road editions (2 maps, 1 for east Crete and 1 for west Crete).
Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:17 AM
Your answers keep showing an old dog like me, who thought he had a good idea what was in Explorecrete, that you keep adding yet more and more pages of info.
Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:52 PM
with 600 pages on ExploreCrete, it is natural to miss a few from time to time...
However, the maps of Crete page is the second most popular page of the whole site.
Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:38 PM
Printed in sections on our A3 Photo printer perfectly
Jenny & Phil
Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:23 PM
To complete your survey on maps I can advise you to try "Google Earth".
You'll be amased how certain roads on Crete disagree with the satellite photo's. Or vis a versa
Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:40 PM
While searching the web for antique maps of Crete I stumbled upon this one by Sonetti dated 1485.
The map is drawn with the north coast pointing downwards, so when you think that you look at the south coast you're actually looking at the north one as if sailing in from Athens.
You can enlarge the map into details. So if you look at the "south coast" from left to right you can see Spinalonga and more to the "east" Candia, the old name for Heraklion and Crete, the other places remain to investigate. It's all Venetian to me. Souda bay he named el golfo da suda?
Maybe, for the curious amongst us, this map may even give some more info its dated 1590 :
On this one "the labyrinth" is shown and a lot of more places and islands are named. Elafonissi is called Lafonisi and Chrissi island; Christiana. Even Paximadia is named. Gavdos is called Gozo and Gavdopoula Anti Gozo. This is fun, because Gozo is a small island west of Malta and it means; enjoyment, pleasure, fruition; tenure; gust in Portuguese.
This one by Janssonius is from 1656 it's a normal view with a lot of details you can't read unless you buy the map.
Simply love digging around
Posted 26 December 2007 - 12:59 PM
I remember all your questions before your first visit to Crete a while back.
Judging by your query about maps,sounds like you have succumed to the magic of the place and are becomming as addicted as the rest of us on here!
Glad you liked it!SteveB
Posted 01 January 2008 - 02:01 PM