Search found 27 matches

by jean h
11 May 2021, 12:33
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Greece excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list,’ report says
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Greece excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list,’ report says

As of this morning, the UK government has decided that it will be ok for Brits to travel to Crete (after May 17th): The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Greece, except for the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete, based o...
by jean h
10 May 2021, 13:05
Forum: Books about Crete
Topic: A Story of Sfakia book
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: A History of Sfakia

And now Sfakia: A History of the Region in its Cretan Context is available in a Greek translation:

https://www.mystis.gr/el/books/view/sfa ... s-istorias

sfakia-dalidakis-GR.jpg
by jean h
05 May 2021, 17:57
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Illingas Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Illingas Beach

Wiltrud's photo of Illingas Beach today - they are getting the umbrellas ready and have bulldozed the paths down to the beach.

Illingas beach.jpg
by jean h
03 May 2021, 14:59
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: New things in Sfakia
Replies: 0
Views: 199

New things in Sfakia

Wiltrud has sent some interesting photos of developments in Sfakia. Finally, there is a covered seated area for people waiting for the ferry! And there is a second ticket kiosk selling tickets to Agia Gallini. And the new hotel located behind Stavris and next to the church is nearing completion. (se...
by jean h
03 May 2021, 14:54
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Easter in Sfakia
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Easter in Sfakia

Wiltrud has sent a photo from the Easter service, of the traditional Judas being burnt on a bonfire. Agios Giorgos celebraton.jpeg When St. George’s Day (April 23rd) falls during Lent, it is celebrated on the Monday after Easter, as it was today at Agios Giorgos church next to the Xenia hotel – χρόν...
by jean h
28 Apr 2021, 20:08
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: tourist in sfakia
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: tourist in sfakia

And here are a few more local photos Wiltrud sent me - hope they come through right-side up!

Outside the Thea cafe on the road into Sfakia:
Thea cafe.jpg


The bakery in Mesohori renovated by Markos and Niki:
Mesohori bakery.jpeg


The renovated Panorama hotel:
renovated Panorama.jpg
by jean h
24 Apr 2021, 15:56
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: tourist in sfakia
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: tourist in sfakia

Thanks so much for your posting and the photos, Wiltrud - it's lovely to see the village again, and we're glad that the 12 Apostle's church tower has been renovated before falling down. We're sure you'll thoroughly enjoy your stay, and look forward to more postings from time to time.
by jean h
08 Apr 2021, 05:50
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Last section of road to Sfakia widened
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Last section of road to Sfakia widened

George D. has sent me some more photos of ongoing road improvements in Sfakia ( taken from the Mayor's facebook page) - the road in Frangokastello is being resurfaced now. When we finally get back to Sfakia, it will be interesting to see all the changes after two years absence! IMG_0089.JPG IMG_0088...
by jean h
05 Apr 2021, 09:26
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Last section of road to Sfakia widened
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Last section of road to Sfakia widened

Sent to me from George Dalidakis: the last "souvenir" section of old road on the way down to Sfakia is finally being widened and asphalted.

IMG_0073.JPG
by jean h
01 Apr 2021, 11:32
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: Wonderful documentary about Sfakia in first international screening at RAI 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: Wonderful documentary about Sfakia in first international screening at RAI 3

Yes, a truly beautiful and gentle documentary of Sfakian life. So nice to see familiar faces and places, and we long to get back there!
It is currently 11 May 2021, 17:33