As you enter the caldera of Santorini by ferry sheer cliffs rise up dramatically, exposing richly coloured rock strata, crowned by the colored houses of the cliff-top settlements. Equally magnificent is the sunset from the heights of the caldera towards the sea and the remnants of prehistoric rounded island Strogyli, Thirasia, the New and Old Kameni. However, there is more than the visual excitement to discover and if you don’t take the time to walk the island you will have learnt little of Santorini.
The new Anavasi map will take hiking in every corner, beach and hill top of Santorini and Thirassia to discover landscapes with visible signs of the traditional rural culture, with orchards stonewalls, threshing floors, huts, chapels, inland villages with a well preserved medieval core (called Castelo), routes with wonderful vistas, lost beaches quiet even in the heart of summer.
On the reverse side of the map, there is a brief description of the 25 proposed hiking routes and a short guide of the two islands, Santorini and Thirassia
Anavasi maps are all available in digital format (geo-referenced images), combining new technologies with high-quality cartography.
For use on smartphones (with Android Operating system) we recommend Anavasi mapp app. Within the application one purchases each map (corresponding to the printed one) separately. After the map is purchased and downloaded, the application works offline.
The map is identical to the printed one and shows your location in the center of the screen. We can also choose one of the proposed routes to follow.
For iPhone/iPad users we recommend purchasing our maps through the Avenza Maps application.
The digital maps available from our online store are geo-referenced map images in 3 different formats. All three are included in the compressed zip file.
1. Map image georeferenced in GGRS87, the Greek Geodetic Reference System (filename *87.tif), which can be used in GIS programs or other cartographic data management programs.
2. Map image georeferenced in WGS84, the global geodetic reference system (filename *84.tif), which can be used in GIS programs or cartographic data management programs.
3. Map image in Kmz format, which can be loaded on most new Garmin GPS models. Please check out the Garmin site to see if your GPS model supports "Custom Maps".
We recommend to use the digital map always in combination with the paper map that gives us a complete overview of the area and is useful when planning our journey.
It is forbidden to copy and distribute the digital files. They can only be printed for non-commercial use.
- ISBN: 978-960-8195-34-9