Some technical background info about the webcam(s), so everyone can understand what is happening if one of the webcams is not working:
The webcams all consist of a 1-3 megapixel camera + a 'computer' inside its enclosure. The computer is a web server, that renders the webcam photo, and sends it through a connected telephone line to its dedicated website. So:
1) the camera + computer in Sfakia
2) the electricity in Sfakia
3) the telephone line in Crete
4) and the website server (in Holland)
all 4 need to work simultaneously, in order to show you the webcam shot.
If it does NOT work (i.e. you do not see a refreshed webcam photo on its website), one or more of the above 4 elements does not work. In case of the harbour webcam (the beach webcam is operating in the same way, but by Three Brothers/ Natalia):
If the 1) camera + computer in Sfakia does not work: then it is broken, and needs to be fixed. This can only be done in either the shop in Athens, or at the factory in Germany. It cannot be done in Sfakia or Crete. The line (ethernet cable) from the webcam to the telephone line (through a connection box with 3 entries: power, telephone line, webcam) can also be broken (moist, broken cable), and this needs to be fixed in Sfakia.
If 2) the electricity in Sfakia is not available (power cut or switched off), we need to wait for the power to come back on, or until someone switches the power back on. If the power grid was off, the camera will restart automatically after it comes back on. If the power was switched off manually, then we have to wait for Giannis of Lefka Ori to return, to switch it back on.
The same goes for 3) the telephone line in Crete: wait for the provider to open again the line, or for Giannis to open the line, or pay/ renew the subscription.
If 4) the server that contains the actual website does not work, I am the one that has to do the job.
The latest interruption of the harbour webcam was due to either/ or item 2) and/ or 3).
As you can see, it is a delicate and complicated system. Actually it is amazing that it more often does work, than not.
All the best,