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by jimb
16 Jun 2021, 09:51
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: More Agios Ioannis
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: More Agios Ioannis

Thank you very much for posting this up, it is such a beautiful place to visit and to stay. Did you see see any sight of or hear from the locals of a vineyard on the outskirts of the village.? Growing vines probably stopped in the mid 1960's I just wondered if you had heard about it. My information ...
by jimb
09 Apr 2021, 18:31
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Last section of road to Sfakia widened
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Re: Last section of road to Sfakia widened

Hello Marie and Andrew. According to my climbing companion Dave, the year was 2007. This was our first trip to Crete specifically for mountaineering, options on flights from Scotland at that time were very limited, we could only get out as part of a package holiday(no Ryanair, Easyjet etc) and altho...
by jimb
07 Apr 2021, 08:40
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Last section of road to Sfakia widened
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Re: Last section of road to Sfakia widened

The widening of the road reminded me of the first time I drove to Sfakia. It was the time when it was still the very narrow road which wound its way down and down. The stress of driving on "the wrong side of the road" was further increased when I found myself on a road not much wider than ...
by jimb
11 Nov 2020, 12:01
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Hike Niato - Kastromeno - Kastro
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

Re: Hike Niato - Kastromeno - Kastro

Hello Kokkinos, Thank you for all your recent posts as it is nice to see someone doing really mountaineering and enjoying the mountains as they should be enjoyed. I can sympathise with your frustration on going up Kastro by that route, I found it very hard work, for every 2 steps up I slipped back o...
by jimb
24 Jan 2020, 12:08
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 4820

Re: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2020?

I will be coming for just under a week at the very end of May 2020. I have been coming for years now and usually stayed 2 weeks and perhaps back to Crete again in September or October with maybe 5 days in Sfakia. Over the years I have done a fair number of the hikes, and gorges and covered a fair bi...
by jimb
20 Apr 2019, 16:22
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Excursion outside Sfakia – walk from Myrthios to Plakias via water-powered mills
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Excursion outside Sfakia – walk from Myrthios to Plakias via water-powered mills

The photographs of the mill and especially of the water channel reminded me of a very similar(restored) water mill I saw in the village of Vilaflor on the Island of Tenerife. The water is fed down the mountain in a pipe where it enters the channel. The channel is cantilevered in a series of arches o...
by jimb
01 Apr 2019, 09:47
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: New bus timetables published valid from 31 March
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: New bus timetables published valid from 31 March

No change on the Sfakia route. Still only one bus in each direction. That is unfortunate.
Jim
by jimb
30 Mar 2019, 17:18
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: KTEL Timetable
Replies: 1
Views: 369

KTEL Timetable

Last year and possibly in previous years KTEL announced changes to the timetable on Chania-Sfakia route around the 28th March, with more departure times in each direction. It is now almost the end of the month and I am just asking if anyone knows if there will be a more frequent service to/from Sfak...
by jimb
10 Mar 2019, 16:45
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Spring Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Spring Flowers

Thanks to everyone who has replied. At least you will save me time from wandering about aimlessly and I can now go with some sort of plan as to where to look.
Regards
Jim
by jimb
07 Mar 2019, 09:40
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Spring Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Spring Flowers

I will be in Sfakia from 3-10th April and as well as general hiking I would like to see some of the spring flowers which are out(hopefully) at this time. Does anyone know any particular areas where they are most prolific/interesting. I am not hiring a car to get around so I am limited to the wider S...
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