Crete Travel Maps

It's never a bad thing to inform yourself before hand about your travel destination when going on vacation, especially when there may be language barriers. Online maps are not bad to get the basic facts, however they aren't always going to be available depending on where you are. It probably may seem like a small thing, but it is imperative to have a travel map of the region actually in your hands.

When to buy Travel Maps about Crete

Order your map well in advance of your trip. Not only does it give you some time to review it, but you don't want to have your order missing in action while your buckling up for takeoff. General tourist maps aren't going to change very much over short periods of time, so be sure to get yours earlier than needed, rather than risk not having one.

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Crete [Greece]
National Geographic's Crete AdventureMap is designed to meet the unique needs of adventure travelers with its durability and accurate information.
Michelin Map
Renowned for over 100 years, Michelin Country maps Crete give travelers an overall picture of their route, with practical road and travel information.
Top 10 Crete
"DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Crete" will lead you straight to the very best on offer. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs.
Crete Travel Map
This is a large scale double-sided rooad map of the greek island of crete, with tourist information and indexes to places of interest and hotels.
Crete [Greece]
National Geographic’s Crete Adventure Map is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its detailed, accurate information and user-friendly design.

Climate

Crete straddles two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African, mainly falling within the former. As such, the climate in Crete is primarily temperate. The atmosphere can be quite humid, depending on the proximity to the sea. The winter is fairly mild. Snow fall is practically unknown to the plains, but quite frequent in the mountains. During summer, average temperatures are in the high 20's-low 30's (Celsius). The exception can be the south coast, including the Messara plain and Asterousia mountains, which fall in the North African climatic zone and thus enjoys significantly more sunny days and high temperatures during the summer. Probably the best time to visit Crete is spring and autumn.


Tourism

Crete is one of the most popular holiday places in Greece. Fifteen percent of all arrivals in Greece, come through the city of Iraklion (port and airport), while charter flights to Iraklion were last year 20% of the total of charter flights in Greece. In sum more than two million tourists visited Crete last year. This increase in tourism is reflected on the number of hotel beds, which increased in Crete by 53% from 1986 to 1991 while in the rest of Greece the increase was 25%. Today the tourism infrastructure in Crete caters to all tastes.

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