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by jan
26 Oct 2020, 06:51
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: When are you coming to Crete (again) in 2021?
Replies: 2
Views: 449

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: 759

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: 324

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: 324

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: 2622

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: 2008

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: 3090

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: 5258

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: 2581

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: 2581

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
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