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by mike
09 Sep 2021, 19:56
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: News from Loutro
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: News from Loutro

I have not heard anything about Samaria privatization. Discussions about a road has been a strictly local matter (how to increase tourist business), nothing to do with the gorge. What I meant by my comment was that IF Samaria were to be privatized then larger commercial interests might swing the deb...
by mike
08 Sep 2021, 18:32
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: News from Loutro
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: News from Loutro

Of course we all have our preferred places to visit and stay in Sfakia. Interesting, Ray, what you wrote following this. After I read your first post I drifted off into my own reminiscences covering 40 or so years. I write down the number and can hardly believe it myself. Like you, I spend most of ...
by mike
18 Jul 2021, 14:06
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Is this forum “dead”?
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Is this forum “dead”?

News? I had a flight to Chania booked for May. I was vaccinated, but still did not have anything official to prove it. While Greece itself would have accepted the vaccine record that I received from the hospital. Officials in other countries would not. I fly Ryanair from an airport in Germany. Unfor...
by mike
12 May 2021, 19:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Tourist season, with Green Pass, nears
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Tourist season, with Green Pass, nears

tours: I have a vaccination card, in Dutch. I could also download my data from the Ministry of Public Health, also in Dutch. But neither are "official", whatever that means. I don't have an inside channel to the reasoning of the Dutch gov't etc. I personally believe in anticipation, having...
by mike
11 May 2021, 06:30
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Tourist season, with Green Pass, nears
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Tourist season, with Green Pass, nears

Meanwhile, here in The Netherlands I have been vaccinated and so far it has been impossible to get an official certification that I have been vaccinated. The front line staff (doctors, people at vaccine locations) don't have a clue. The policy seems to be that since you do not need an official proof...
by mike
07 Apr 2021, 07:09
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Dutch experiment with 200 tourists who will spend their holidays on a Greek island
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Re: Dutch experiment with 200 tourists who will spend their holidays on a Greek island

Some clarification, perhaps? From my understanding of the reports in the Dutch press, the point of the experiment is aimed precisely at the package holiday sector. In the same way that the cruise holiday sector is thinking about vaccine 'passports' other, potentially more manageable tourism sectors,...
by mike
19 Jan 2021, 08:54
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2021?
Replies: 8
Views: 3175

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: 1277

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: 1277

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: 1277

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...
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