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by jean h
22 Jul 2021, 07:51
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: report from Annelie
Replies: 0
Views: 132

report from Annelie

Annelie, who is in Sfakia now, has kindly sent me some photos and information via email, which she is happy for me to post on her behalf. It is nice to have a reporter on the ground! So here is her news and some of her photos: -------------- Both the Panorama New Generation hotel over the new harbou...
by jean h
19 Jul 2021, 07:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Is this forum “dead”?
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Is this forum “dead”?

Hello Annelie - so glad (and jealous!) that you are in Sfakia! We look forward to getting further reports from you. Can you estimate the percentage of tourists are staying there compared to previous years?

Have a wonderful time, and give our best wishes to our friends there.
by jean h
18 Jul 2021, 17:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Xenia hotel not open
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Xenia hotel not open

We have heard from Sfakia that the inheritors of the estate of Giannis Braos (the owner of the Xenia) are on course to sorting things out, but that the hotel is still unlikely to be opening this season. This is very much NOT official, but it is from a reliable source. As for Giorgos Lykogiannis, whe...
by jean h
18 Jul 2021, 09:38
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Is this forum “dead”?
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Is this forum “dead”?

Well, as a previously active poster who hasn't been able to travel to Sfakia for 18 months, I can only contribute reports of news from the Sfakians I talk to on the phone or by email (and a lot of that is personal information and not for public consumption). I assume many previously active members a...
by jean h
18 Jun 2021, 16:03
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: photo of the old harbour
Replies: 2
Views: 537

photo of the old harbour

Just got this photo from Giannis Fasoulis of the old harbour from the Lefka Ori restaurant, showing some tourists on the Neptune. It's so nice to get another view of our favourite place, but oh how much we wish we were there!

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by jean h
10 Jun 2021, 22:23
Forum: Books about Crete
Topic: Paleochóra - the calming look at the crocodile (May 2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Paleochóra - the calming look at the crocodile (May 2021)

Thank you very much for your details about the tavernas, shops, beaches etc in Paleochora. It has been more than 35 years since we were there, and the town obviously deserves revisiting off-season). Enjoy your stay!
by jean h
08 Jun 2021, 13:09
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: More Agios Ioannis
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: More Agios Ioannis

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful gift of your photos and text about Agios Ioannis!
by jean h
01 Jun 2021, 09:18
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: live beach cam
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Re: live beach cam

I'm enjoying the beach move action today - the film crew has been busy since the morning, and people have been running up and down the stairs with equipment. I guess tourists will have to use another beach today.
by jean h
19 May 2021, 13:14
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Xenia hotel not open
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Xenia hotel not open

I have no insights to offer into the Greek inheritance system or the Sfakian mind, sorry!
by jean h
19 May 2021, 11:26
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Xenia hotel not open
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Xenia hotel not open

It is very sad to learn from the Xenia Hotel website that it will probably not be open this summer. This is because the owner, Giannis Braos, died without a will, and the wider family has not found a resolution to ownership of the hotel. Let’s hope that they can come to some arrangement soon so that...
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