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Greek island maps: finding the most beautiful spot in the world

Posted by mappery on April 29, 2008

Kefalonia

I’ve heard people argue that somewhere in the 1400 islands of Greece lies the most beautiful spot in the world. You’ll need your own private yacht and 20 years of free time to find that spot, but I’m sure that’s not a big deal for most of you. For everyone else, you can explore at least a few of these islands by surfing through mappery. Many, many islands still remain uncharted… high quality maps appear to be few and far between. If your favorite island lacks a map, please add one. A map of each of the 78 islands that have more than 100 inhabitants would be a great start. Bonus points to anyone who adds at least 500 islands. Or just a good one of Santorini.

photo from kefaloniatravel.com

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US top 10 beaches mapped!

Posted by mappery on March 5, 2008

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Tripadvisor recently ranked the top 10 American beaches based on popularity on their site combined with some kind of editorial input.  I’m not sure exactly what that means, but bottom line is that these all look and sound like incredible beaches (sweet, I’ve been to 3!).   mappery has maps in one form or another of all of the top 10 for you to check out.  Here’re the rankings; click through to see the maps:

1. Delightful De Soto: Fort De Soto Park’s North Beach, Tierra Verde, Florida
2. Saintly Shores: St. Andrew’s State Park, Panama City, Florida
3. Cool Kailua: Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, Hawaii
4. Peach of a Beach: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland
5. SoBe It: South Beach, Miami, Florida
6. Tunnels Vision: Tunnels Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
7. Drink It Up: Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Florida
8. Good Beach Hunting: Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, South Carolina
9. Torrey Treat: Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego, California
10.Endless Stunner: Waimea Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

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