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by jan
06 Mar 2017, 16:11
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Lots of rain coming
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

Re: Lots of rain coming

Which 'competent authorities' might those be? :D
by jan
18 Feb 2017, 14:12
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Anopolis to Kalli Lakki down the Sfakiano gorge
Replies: 11
Views: 7237

Re: Anopolis to Kalli Lakki down the Sfakiano gorge

Poppy's son Stamatis is probably a good bet for a lift. Surprisingly, his idea of an early start isn't before 0700 but that should be OK. He'll charge you, but not an unreasonable amount.
by jan
18 Nov 2016, 12:46
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Urgent need for a new ferry pier in Agia Roumeli
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

Re: Urgent need for a new ferry pier in Agia Roumeli

I do so hope this is successful, both for the benefit of tourists and of the local people. The proposal for a road was being discussed when we first visited Sfakia in the late-1970s and probably for years before. While I have a lot of sympathy for the residents of Roumeli, the walk between there and...
by jan
15 Nov 2016, 09:55
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: R.I.P.
Replies: 17
Views: 9755

Re: R.I.P.

The answer to the rough Sfakian terrain is to take a pair of old non-waterproof boots that are no-good in our damp british climate & leave them behind in sunny Sfakia- in a waste bin of course!! I still have about 5 pairs left to sacrifice to Sfakia! Dave I operate in reverse. Two or three year...
by jan
06 Nov 2016, 11:29
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: E4 accommodation
Replies: 8
Views: 7190

Re: E4 accommodation

If you haven't already done so I suggest you get hold of the Anavasi maps covering SW Crete and also a walking guidebook which covers the area: our own favourite is Loraine Wilson's The High Mountains of Crete published by Cicerone Press. Armed with those you should be able to put together a possibl...
by jan
20 Jul 2016, 10:38
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: This is the new airport of Chania
Replies: 8
Views: 4724

Re: This is the new airport of Chania

Can't wait to try it out. This June it took an hour to check in the queue of passengers (an ordinary A320 load of say 180 people) through a single desk. And there was just the one baggage screening machine - had there been another flight checking in at the same time there would have been chaos. It w...
by jan
04 Jul 2016, 10:33
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Accommodation in Livaniana
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Re: Accommodation in Livaniana

As far as I'm aware there is no accommodation in Livaniana. The village is now all-but deserted. The nearest places to stay would be on the coast at Lykos (the Small Paradise and the other two tavernas-with-rooms). As I expect you know, from there you caneasily walk up to Livaniana on the old donkey...
by jan
19 Jun 2016, 11:58
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 20
Views: 10803

Re: Mosquitos

There were plenty of mosquitos in Ag Roumeli last week. Though I wasn't bitten in Sougia, Likos or Chora Sfakion. Like Mike, I am a magnet for anything which bites or stings, but it wasn't just me being nibbled. If you're susceptible I'd suggest bringing some repellent with you and/or covering up. Jan
by jan
16 Jun 2016, 10:19
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Livaniana Taverna
Replies: 5
Views: 4397

Re: Livaniana Taverna

Can confirm the lunchtime closing (and no access/honesty box) during that time.

A great shame as we too were looking forward to seeing the new arrangements. Two other people passing at the same time were also disappointed.
by jan
25 Apr 2016, 10:03
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 24th - high mountain flowers
Replies: 8
Views: 4233

Re: Sfakia report, April 24th - high mountain flowers

More than a teeny bit...

Pleased that you saw the peonies in full flower. They'll be long gone by the time we're there in June.

Jan
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