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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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Explore the Caribbean

Posted by mappery on October 23, 2007

913t.gifWith unseasonably warm weather still lingering in most of the US, it may seem too early to start planning a winter beach vacation. But when it comes to sorting out a Caribbean vacation, you can never book too early. Last year, over 6 million Americans visited the Caribbean, or 20% of all US international travelers. At the top of the most visited list are Jamaica and the Bahamas.

If you want to get away from the masses, take a look at all the Caribbean maps in mappery to get a better sense of what’s out there. With over 100 permanently inhabited islands, there’s a lifetime of places to explore. Just be sure to stay clear of the active volcanoes on Martinique and Montserrat and fasten your seat belt for the abrupt landing on the extremely short runway on Saba.

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Antigua (from flickr.com)

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