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Maps of Crete

Satellite view of Crete

Below are a few maps of Crete and areas of Crete. These maps vary widely in size so we have indicated the approximate size of the file next to the map description.
We also include some recommendations if you wish to buy a map.

To open a map, click on the thumbnails (and in some cases if you have a slow modem connection be patient). The images will open in a new window to give you more space to view the map.

Map of West Crete   203Kb

Map of West Crete

Map of West Crete   104Kb
Same as above a little smaller

Map of West Crete

Map of Central Crete    334Kb

Map of central Crete

Map of Central Crete    168Kb
Same as above but smaller size

Map of central Crete

Map of Eastern Crete    244Kb

Map of East Crete

Map of Eastern Crete    100Kb
Same source as above but smaller size

Map of East Crete

Map of Crete    392Kb

Map of Crete

Map of the White Mountains    354Kb
This is part of a map called "Trekking and Road Map" mentioned below. It was scanned from a well-used map so there are unfortunately fold lines in some places.

Map of the White Mountains

City centre Chania    164Kb 

Map of Hania

City centre Rethymnon    168Kb

Map of Rethimnon

Recommended maps

If you want to explore Crete and get away from the beaten track, you will want to buy a good map. We can recommend two. They are the best maps for walking and have a scale of 1/100.000. Unfortunately there are is no map with a smaller scale but these two have elevation curves and are reasonably accurate

Trekking and Road Map 1/100.000 Giorgis N Petrakis Editions, Heraklion is consists of 4 separate maps covering the whole of Crete. Many footpaths are marked. This good map is available at larger newsagents on Crete.

harms verlag produces a 1/100.000 map in 2 parts. This map may be available in specialist shops as well as on the internet at amazon (.com, uk.co and .de)
This excellent map is also often available at larger newsagents on Crete.

freytag & berndt has published a 1/50.000 hiking map of Crete (ISBN-3-85084-809-4). It is the ONLY 1/50.000. A big drawback though: it only covers five areas of Crete and only one in West Crete, around the National park of Samaria. So it is a really good map but only useful if you are planning to walk exactly in the areas covered (the other areas covered are Lassithi, Orno Thriptis, Idi and Asterousia).