A map of Crete will reveal many beach resorts, Crete tourist attractions and ways to get around Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is the most southerly.
A Crete map shows that it lies outstretched at the southern edge of Europe, embraced by the bluest of blue Mediterranean, Aegean, Ionian and Libyan Seas gently caressing the golden sands of its numerous pristine beaches.
Most Crete maps will highlight the main Crete tourist attractions of Crete. The famous Samaria Gorge, Lake Kournas, the Palace of Knossos, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Lassithi Plateau and Vai Beach all feature on maps of Crete.
Other 'must see' destinations include Spinalonga Island, a place with a dramatic and varied history finishing up as Europe's last leper colony. Spinalonga is the setting for the best selling novel 'The Island'’ written by Victoria Hislop. The Monastery of Arkadi of major religious and historical significance is also a popular attraction of Crete.
The picturesque main towns of Crete, such as Kissamos Kastelli, Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Ierapetra are all marked on Crete maps and should be visited to experience a real flavour of Crete.
From the tiny Island of Elafonissi in the west of Crete to Vai Beach at the far east of the island you'll find much to explore on Crete maps. The lovely beach resorts and tiny fishing villages on the south coast of Crete like Loutro and Matala attract many visitors each year along with the ever popular north coast resorts of Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Platanes in Rethymnon and Platanias at Chania.
The most popular holiday destinations and beach resorts are outlined on a map of Crete. From the far west tip of Crete at Kissamos to the far east beautiful town of Sitia and the lovely south coast villages of Ierapetra, Makrigialos, Agia Galini, Matala, Plakias, Loutro, Sougia and Paleochora.
The popular Chania north coast resorts of Maleme, Platanias and Agia Marina plus the gorgeous Apokronos fishing villages of Kalyves and Almyrida are all marked on Crete maps.
At central Crete on the north coast you'll find the always popular Georgioupolis, Rethymnon, Bali and Sissi. Further along to the east you'll find the beach resorts of Hersonissos, Stalis and Malia and in the far east Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and quaint Istron Kalo Horio.
If you plan to tour around the island and visit many of the Crete tourist attractions and beach resorts you’ll need a good map of Crete to help you find where to go. You’ll also need a car or scooter. The car rental companies always provide you with free map of Crete when you hire a car or scooter.
We really do recommend hiring a car to get around Crete, to enjoy your stay fully. There are many companies that offer car hire on Crete, but we think it's a good idea to book in advance with nationally recognised companies who offer the right insurance.
It’s a good idea to book your hire car in advance. During the height of the season in July and August, when demand is at its peak, booking is essential. There are many online services available for getting around in Crete by hire car.
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