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#1 Jenny & Phil

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:04 AM

We found Map of Kriti using Google Images

Can anyone recommend any others?

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#2 Tim

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:07 AM

For use on the ground, the best maps are perhaps the Harms Verlag 1:100.000 Series. There are two, one for east, one for west and used to cost about 7.50 each. Available at all really good map/book shops. or via our old friend SJ at The Hellenic Book Service in London. http://www.hellenicbookservice.com/
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

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:00 AM

This is the page of Explore Crete with maps: http://www.explorecr...crete-maps.html

and this is a page with maps that you can buy:
http://www.explorecr.../maps-crete.htm
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).
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:17 AM

Yannis
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.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

My dear friend Tim,
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.
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#6 Jenny & Phil

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:38 PM

Excellent Maps!

Printed in sections on our A3 Photo printer perfectly

Thanks

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:23 PM

Hi again Jen and Phil,

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 :D

Kalo taxidi :D
True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:40 PM

I know this topic could be the wrong one to place my thread, but since it's about maps I might as well approve of it :o .

While searching the web for antique maps of Crete I stumbled upon this one by Sonetti dated 1485.

http://www.nmm.ac.uk...cture=1#content

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 :
http://www.nmm.ac.uk...cture=1#content

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. :D
http://www.sanderusm...creta_20789.cfm

Simply love digging around :)
True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

Hi Jenny and Phil.
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

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 02:01 PM

Gosh, it helps reviving a topic. :D

B)
True is that adage: "He who yields to rule by wooden heads, becomes himself a fool."