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by Jean
09 Nov 2018, 07:19
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Final Sfakia Report, Nov 7-9
Replies: 6
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Final Sfakia Report, Nov 7-9

Wednesday morning was sunny and warm (again!). At the Faros café, they took their large pot plants home for the winter, removed a large proportion of their chairs and tables, and loaded up the beer dispenser, coke and ice cream refrigerators for storage at the warehouse. Faros packing up.jpg into st...
by Jean
07 Nov 2018, 10:28
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The high school of Sfakia has been occupied since last Thursday
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: The high school of Sfakia has been occupied since last Thursday

So that's why the school children have been hanging around the front! We thought it was just the teachers having a few days off for planning or resting.
by Jean
07 Nov 2018, 06:55
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 6th
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Sfakia report, Nov 6th

The morning was warm and sunny again. Having watched the Samaria load up for its trip to Loutro and Gavdos, we walked to the new harbour for a taxi-boat excursion. More boats have been taken out of the water for the winter, and the Neptune is also parked there until the spring. boats up for the wint...
by Jean
06 Nov 2018, 06:34
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov 5th
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Sfakia report, Nov 5th

It was another warm morning, but partly cloudy. Locals were getting on with end-of-season tasks. At Georgia’s cantina, her son was cutting back the tamarisk trees. The Alkion has closed its café now, so tables and chairs have been taken away, and pot plants were being moved to their winter location....
by Jean
04 Nov 2018, 20:11
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov. 3-4, wedding
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Sfakia report, Nov. 3-4, wedding

The weather has continued to be very warm and sunny, so Saturday many people headed for the beaches. The main event on Saturday was the wedding of Sifis Amiras and Poppy Kourkouni, combined with the baptism of their son Pandelis, in Vrisses. The tradition here is that family or friends fire off guns...
by Jean
03 Nov 2018, 08:21
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Nov. 2nd
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Sfakia report, Nov. 2nd

It was another beautifully sunny, summery day. Mid-morning a few of us went to Frangokastello for a quiet swim. It was such a treat to have all the beach entirely to ourselves – all we could hear was the sea lapping gently on the shore. We were very glad we brought sun umbrellas as it was already ve...
by Jean
01 Nov 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Oct. 31st ¬– Nov. 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Sfakia report, Oct. 31st ¬– Nov. 1st

The last day of October started off partly cloudy and humid, but then it turned into a glorious summery day, wonderful for swimming or stretching out on the beach. Some of the mats were removed at the Faros café roof so that they can offer both sun and shade now that it’s not blazing hot. Stavros on...
by Jean
31 Oct 2018, 07:10
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Oct 30th, Agia Marina and Peresteres beaches
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Views: 195

Sfakia report, Oct 30th, Agia Marina and Peresteres beaches

There are still enough tourists around, but slowly things are winding down. The Three Brothers restaurant over the beach is now closed for the season, and the Gavdos cruiser was taken out of the water for the winter last week. We watched Nuri the waiter removing sun shades from over the Alkyon Hotel...
by Jean
30 Oct 2018, 12:11
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Oct 29, Loutro – Livaniana – Aradena gorge – Marmara – Loutro (part 2 of 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Sfakia report, Oct 29, Loutro – Livaniana – Aradena gorge – Marmara – Loutro (part 2 of 2)

Part 2 Once at the top of Livaniana village, we walked a little ways up the path towards Anopoli, as there are so many beautifully coloured rocks in that area. It would be good to go there with a geologist. stones above Livaniana.jpg colourful rocks above Livaniana.jpg The upper terraces are green, ...
by Jean
30 Oct 2018, 11:55
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, Oct 29, Loutro – Livaniana – Aradena gorge – Marmara – Loutro (part 1 of 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Sfakia report, Oct 29, Loutro – Livaniana – Aradena gorge – Marmara – Loutro (part 1 of 2)

Part 1 Today Wiltrud and I took the early boat to Loutro to do this long walk. Now that the clocks have changed, we wanted to get back to Sfakia before dark, which meant catching the 5pm boat in Loutro. The coastline between Sfakia and Loutro was well defined in the strong morning sun. The beaches a...
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