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by jan
18 Apr 2021, 09:21
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Planning to Come to Crete what should I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Planning to Come to Crete what should I do?

This Brit is hoping to come. Flights have been booked since last year - if they're cancelled we'll just have to (try to) grin and bear it. Nothing we can do to alter the situation. Last year we managed to get out in October and felt welcome in each of our stopping places (we walk from point to point...
by jan
25 Feb 2021, 10:11
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: New ANENDYK ferry timetables 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Ferry timetable

Thanks for posting this.

Looking at the Englsih version I was briefly surprised by the advertised journey from Sfakia to Bathroom before remembering my Greek classes of yore :D

Let's hope some/many/all of us have the chance of visiting Crete later this year.

Jan
by jan
26 Oct 2020, 06:51
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2021?
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

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

This year we had a flight booked for June and after two cancellations managed to get to Crete in October (have been home for 36 hours). In 2021 we hope to be back in June.

Jan
by jan
08 Oct 2020, 09:01
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: A few observations
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: A few observations

Thanks, Mike - interesting to read. We arrive Chania this coming Saturday evening - a trip twice postponed from early June - and will be heading to first to Sfakia then westward. Looking forward to seeing the countryside at a very different time of year from normal; not so much looking forward to da...
by jan
30 Sep 2020, 14:38
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: October weather
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: October weather

Thank you, that's really helpful. We'll be travelling from the UK in long trousers and fleece jackets with rain jackets in our rucksacks - whatever the weather in Crete, I'm sure we'll need these clothes on the journey to the airport! - but from what you say we may be able to pack them away for the ...
by jan
30 Sep 2020, 11:08
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: October weather
Replies: 2
Views: 422

October weather

We haven't visited Crete in October for about 25 years but after two postponements (forced flight changes) during the summer we're now hoping to come in 10 days time. We'd be very grateful to hear from October regulars what weather to expect - we're walkers rather than beach people and will be equip...
by jan
18 Aug 2020, 09:02
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Passenger Locator Form: QR code
Replies: 12
Views: 2978

Re: Passenger Locator Form: QR code

From my own experience completing the form (but not yet having travelled) and that of my British brother and his Cretan wife who travelled last week, based on UK departure from Manchester to Heraklion: - the middle initial/name. The form asks for a middle initial not name. Fill in the box (which wil...
by jan
08 Mar 2020, 10:15
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: First tourists on the beach
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

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: 3205

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: 5557

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 ...
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