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by jan
31 Jul 2017, 09:45
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Samaria Gorge ticket office (Xyloskala)
Replies: 6
Views: 3711

Samaria Gorge ticket office (Xyloskala)

Posted on behalf of a friend - I haven't been on the Omalos this year so can't give her a definitive answer. Our friend has been told that the ticket office for the Gorge has been moved to the Natural History museum/exhibition whose entrance is a little way back down the road from Xyloskala towards ...
by jan
25 Jul 2017, 10:14
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Agia Irini and vertigo
Replies: 3
Views: 2845

Re: Agia Irini and vertigo

I'm not a vertigo sufferer so it's difficult to know what triggers the 'panic' response, but the Agia Irini descent is one of the more popular walks and I've seen it done by people who, to put it politely, appear from their choice of footwear not to be regular walkers! On the assumption that you'll ...
by jan
22 Jun 2017, 16:35
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli
Replies: 10
Views: 5616

Re: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli

Just back from Sfakia and further west. We did the walk, but for a number of reasons completed it in two stretches. Day one, with full packs, from Niato to Trikoukia and on to Kali Lakki without problems. The path up the gully wasn't, as Jean found, immediately obvious and quite overgrown in places ...
by jan
05 Jun 2017, 09:06
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli
Replies: 10
Views: 5616

Re: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli

And thank you again from us too.

We're really looking forward to the walk and as long as we make reasonable progress on the early sections, with the help of your map we'll certainly try the Thesparta kalderimi/path down to Anopolis.

Very best wishes

Jan
by jan
03 Jun 2017, 14:49
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli
Replies: 10
Views: 5616

Re: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli

Thank you also from us. Your description and photos are very timely as we intend to do this walk in about 10 days time, starting from Askifou (with a 'cheating' truck transfer to Trikoukia). I've tracked your photos on the map and noted your times - not sure we'll be matching them as we'll have full...
by jan
18 May 2017, 09:58
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Pachnes
Replies: 4
Views: 3150

Re: Pachnes

Yes, us too. We actually - and reluctantly - made the decision a while ago and are now convinced it's the right one.
by jan
11 May 2017, 09:58
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Omalos (Ag Theodoros) - Sougia via Koustoyerako
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Re: Omalos (Ag Theodoros) - Sougia via Koustoyerako

Thanks Simon.

(Hope Loraine managed to catch up with you at Roumeli).

Jan
by jan
10 May 2017, 17:36
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Omalos (Ag Theodoros) - Sougia via Koustoyerako
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Omalos (Ag Theodoros) - Sougia via Koustoyerako

Has anyone walked this route in the last couple of years, please? It's a while since we last did it and even then the trees were growing quite densely and 'spoiling' the view. It would be good to hear from anyone who's walked the forest section (we know the second part, from Achlada, reasonably well...
by jan
06 May 2017, 13:29
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia Report, May 3rd, hike from Askifou to Tavri, Kali Laki, Skafidakia
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Sfakia Report, May 3rd, hike from Askifou to Tavri, Kali Laki, Skafidakia

Please let us know how you get on. We also plan to walk this route, but not till early June.

Jan
by jan
05 May 2017, 08:35
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Livaniana taverna
Replies: 12
Views: 6114

Re: Livaniana taverna

Do we know whether the taverna still closes at lunchtime? We were disappointed last year to find it shut when we passed, having been accustomed to the honesty box system previously.
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