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by jan
08 Mar 2020, 10:15
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: First tourists on the beach
Replies: 1
Views: 1941

Re: First tourists on the beach

People swimming just now (10.13 UK time)! Rather them than me.
by jan
11 Feb 2020, 10:35
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Tripiti: One of the most beautiful but difficult gorges of Crete
Replies: 3
Views: 2933

Re: Tripiti: One of the most beautiful but difficult gorges of Crete

I've only seen the start of the descent into Tripiti from above, where the E4 leaves the Gingilos col and turns west. It looks terrifying - steep, slippery scree!

Kiki's suggestion to try the Levka Ori forum is a good one, as Simon (who runs that site) is very familiar with the route.
by jan
30 Jan 2020, 10:26
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Aradena to Agia Roumeli
Replies: 5
Views: 3983

Re: Aradena to Agia Roumeli

I'd suggest asking around at Ag Ioannis for a potential companion. Even though I've done this walk both up and down a number of times (often without seeing another soul away from the coast path) I'd be wary about walking alone - as Jean suggests, there probably won't be many other walkers around at ...
by jan
10 Dec 2019, 08:23
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: 4.5 R Seismic vibrations south of Sfakia, many aftershocks
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: 4.5 R Seismic vibrations south of Sfakia, many aftershocks

Thanks for the info Erno. I usually look on my phone, where the date info isn't the clearest - and now I know it's not live maybe I won't bother any more. A shame.
by jan
09 Dec 2019, 10:43
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: 4.5 R Seismic vibrations south of Sfakia, many aftershocks
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: 4.5 R Seismic vibrations south of Sfakia, many aftershocks

What surprises me most is that the pics from the beach webcam, which I assume to be live judging by the date in the top RH corner of the image, show a flat calm sea. I'd have thought that at least there might be the odd large waving rolling in.

Jan
by jan
21 Oct 2019, 06:36
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, October 17 – Livaniana, Aradena gorge, Marmara
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Sfakia report, October 17 – Livaniana, Aradena gorge, Marmara

The track was in place in June and looking very raw. When we asked about it at the Small Paradise Aidin said 'there are elections soon' - without putting words into her mouth, we got the impression that giving permission for the bulldozing might have resulted in an advantage to one of the political ...
by jan
02 Sep 2019, 10:55
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli
Replies: 10
Views: 7071

Re: Walk Imbros-Kali Lakkoi-Skarfidakia-Mouri-Anopoli

The path is clearly shown on the Anavasi map but - in my opinion - is probably less clear on the ground. From the plateia, walk along the road towards Kambia and take the smaller road off left, uphill, as the 'main' road bends to the right. Pass the church at the top then wiggle left and right. When...
by jan
15 Aug 2019, 06:47
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Walking part of the Agia Irini Gorge
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: ANENDYK special ferry trips for this week

I can't speak for October, but in previous years and earlier in the year it's been possible to do a 'bus swap' at the point where the routes from Sougia and Palaeochora meet. One bus then continues to Chania via Ag Irini village where the gorge begins. You then walk down the gorge to Sougia and pick...
by jan
13 Jun 2019, 11:50
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Livania cafe
Replies: 7
Views: 1565

Livania cafe

We walked down through Livania village yesterday, saying to each other how much we missed the café for its shade and views, not to. mention the refreshments. To our surprise, as we approached we heard the hum of a fridge motor then realised that the cafe gate was not fastened. Inside there was a lar...
by jan
21 May 2019, 15:59
Forum: Maps, GPS Data and Geology of Crete
Topic: Anavasi Map 11.13
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: Anavasi Map 11.13

OK, as of 1500 UK time the maps in stock in London were

11.11/11.12 Lefka Ori date 2019 (I bought that)
11.13 Sougia etc date 2018

Good luck with buying updated maps in Chania.

Jan
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