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by Jean
16 Jan 2019, 21:09
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Closed schools in Sfakia due to snow
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Closed schools in Sfakia due to snow

Wow - what a harsh winter after last year's with no snow. At least there should be enough water in the summer for the sheep and goats in the mountains.
by Jean
31 Dec 2018, 04:13
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Podarikó: The Greek New Year’s custom is still alive
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Podarikó: The Greek New Year’s custom is still alive

Very interesting! Has anyone experienced New Year's Eve customs in Sfakia? I was told they smash pomegranates by the front door but have never been there on the day.
by Jean
23 Nov 2018, 12:26
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Harbour webcam not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Harbour webcam not working?

The harbour cam is now working again, and it looks like a nice day there.
by Jean
17 Nov 2018, 17:13
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Groceries and eating out in November
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Groceries and eating out in November

Yes to both! The restaurants that should be open are The Delfini, Nikos, and Mesohori - but they don't stay open late waiting for the few customers, so tell them ahead of time if you intend to eat there, and try to order by 6:30-7pm. They are open at lunch time as well, of course. The back supermark...
by Jean
09 Nov 2018, 07:19
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Final Sfakia Report, Nov 7-9
Replies: 6
Views: 936

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: 391

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: 415

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: 422

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: 396

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: 604

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...
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