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Accurate and durable
on 5 September 2012
OK, the island is small and you can live without this map. And at time of writing there are plentiful tourist maps at the airport and shops. They are good in their own right and free. They are useful in indicating specific businesses (e.g. shops/restaurants) but don't take long to deteriorate and rip. If navigating to some of the remoter beaches on dirt roads you also find the scale is variable and confusing on these maps.
The Anavasi map however is printed on durable plastic and at the end of a week in bags with wet towels, on a rented motorboat trip etc it was still looking good. It seemed pretty up to date e.g. in representing paved vs dirt roads.
Footpaths to some of the beaches are marked and are useful. As an aside, I scanned, assembled and processed it so I could use it as a Garmin custom map on my handheld GPS. I mention this since it confirmed that accuracy was reliable e.g. When you are on a long sweaty walk to a remote beach it is useful to know that the 1km trail on the map does not turn into several kms. I swam between adjacent bays around headlands on a few occasions and used the map in advance to confirm distances and again this was reliable.
As with the airport tourist maps it indicates all important bus stop numbers, useful even if driving since many points of interest are described in terms of this.
So in summary the map is not essential but I like maps and I enjoyed using it and found it useful, reliable and durable.