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Crete map 1/50,000 wanted
« on: August 05, 2003, 01:37:37 PM »
If anyone knows of a good map of Crete, 1 to 50,000 scale or better, I'd be very grateful to hear about it.

I have the usual 1/200,000 road map but would love to get a better one.

Having done a thorough search of the web and visited my usual mapping specialist I've drawn a blank so far.
There is mention of a 1/50,000 walking map but it only covers 5 small areas of Crete and the Plakias area is not one of them.

We have the Plakias area walking books mentioned elsewhere on this forum.

I've heard that the Greeks don't publish good maps of the islands because they don't want potential invaders to get hold of them.
Wonder if that is true?
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Crete map 1/50,000 wanted
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2003, 03:56:47 PM »
I have only ever seen 1/100,000 "large" scale maps and I have one or two. They are divided into the 4 regions. Fairly expensive -  2000 Drachma about 4 years ago.

Info on the map -

Trekking and Road Map - CRETE - Walking and driving on the Island of Contrast


Edition by Giorgis N Petrakis (1996)
13 Vironos Str
712 02
Heraklion
Crete

Distribution in Crete

V Kouvidis - V Manouras
6 Dedalou Str
71202
Heraklion

Tel 220135 - 226518

I think I have seen them in Plakias - but not sure about that.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2003, 04:41:49 PM »
Many thanks John.

Armed with the name of the map I was able to find a supplier on the web, www.cretashop.gr, and I've ordered the maps from them.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2003, 08:00:40 PM »
The maps arrived today.  Only 6 days since I ordered them and only 18 Euros.  Excellent!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2003, 11:39:12 PM »
That's good service John - but you've no excuse for getting lost now!
John - Ostraco