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by mike
19 Jan 2021, 08:54
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2021?
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2021?

I have a flight booked for May 2021. My visit in Sept 2020 was OK, as it was before the anticipated autumn covid surge. But, who can say what will happen in the next 3 months? Wait and see when the time comes. I have 3 weeks booked and, as of now, changing flights to extend my stay to 4 weeks would ...
by mike
09 Oct 2020, 06:54
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: A few observations
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: A few observations

Because of complications in travel plans, for the first time in my life I reserved a taxi from airport to Hora Sfakion. The driver warned us about the fine and said police do occasional spot checks. So, wear mask even in taxi. When I returned to Chania I was immediately struck by the number of peopl...
by mike
08 Oct 2020, 16:58
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: A few observations
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: A few observations

Social distancing in Ag. Roumeli AgRoumeli.JPG This is typical in the morning at any time of year. The lounge chairs started filling between 11-12am. I don't often visit in the autumn. Sea is very warm. You could be in the water for an hour and not get chilled. Fewer daylight hours can be disconcer...
by mike
08 Oct 2020, 06:43
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: A few observations
Replies: 8
Views: 881

A few observations

Just about everything was up and running. Although, all that matters for me in Hora Sfakion is Despina's (we all have our priorities). The impact of covid will depend on who you talk to. Generally, there was a reversal of the tourist demographic, with many more Greeks than foreigners (usually the ot...
by mike
17 Sep 2020, 16:29
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Possible Medicane later this week
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: Possible Medicane later this week

An animation of the storm's progress (click on 'forward' button, second from left, above the map):

http://poseidon.hcmr.gr/weather_forecast.php?area_id=gr
by mike
10 Sep 2020, 07:18
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2
Replies: 37
Views: 12049

Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

The Dutch 'code orange' is specifically for the Greek islands: so-called essential travel only, and a 10 day quarantine upon return. This sort of sweeping classification is ridiculous. A few days ago, in the town where I live, a student cafe was discovered to have been the source of about 10 infecti...
by mike
30 Aug 2020, 07:47
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2
Replies: 37
Views: 12049

Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this - Part 2

Dutch people traveling to Greece will no longer need a mandatory negative corona test from Tuesday, 1st September 2020. I reserved a flight to Chania a couple of days ago, and made a reservation for a PCR test 2 days before departure. This was tedious to work around the timing, given the 72 hour li...
by mike
17 Aug 2020, 18:04
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Passenger Locator Form: QR code
Replies: 12
Views: 2851

Re: Passenger Locator Form: QR code

Taff: Yes, by airplane according to this site https://travel.gov.gr/#/ Travelers boarding or embarking on the previous day of the arrival will be allowed to do so upon showing the confirmation email, since they will receive their QR code during their flight or voyage. When you are on the page, scrol...
by mike
20 May 2020, 16:33
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this
Replies: 64
Views: 20833

Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this

Thanks for the updates, Erno. As with everyone else, I have had to cancel my trip to Sfakia this month. Or, rather, the trip was cancelled for me. The Dutch public has reacted well to the guidelines for lock down in my corner of The Netherlands. Still, I wouldn't have complained if I had been trappe...
by mike
17 May 2019, 04:49
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Tourist died in Sfakia after falling from a cliff
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: Tourist died in Sfakia after falling from a cliff

under conditions that have not been clarified The weather was benign yesterday (16th), pleasantly cool for hiking, certainly at 10am. Little wind. Of course, there is no accounting for exact circumstances of accidents. There is noticable effects of the storms, with ground more unstable in some plac...
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