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by kokkinos vrachos
20 Nov 2020, 20:37
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The upcoming Greek winter will be something like this
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: The upcoming Greek winter will be something like this

Kalispera Erno, the pandemic is a global problem, why shouldn't I comment on it? Of course I am not that naive and believe everything that is in the newspapers. Whether the number is correct or not is not that important either. The fact is that the Greek health system was bad even before the crisis....
by kokkinos vrachos
20 Nov 2020, 17:11
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: The upcoming Greek winter will be something like this
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: The upcoming Greek winter will be something like this

jassas, the government has temporarily "confiscated" two private clinics in Thessaloniki and their staff in order to be able to accommodate Covid patients. The public hospitals in the health system that has been destroyed in recent years are at the limit. Greece proceeds with requisition o...
by kokkinos vrachos
11 Nov 2020, 19:48
Forum: Walks and Hikes in Sfakia
Topic: Hike Niato - Kastromeno - Kastro
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Hike Niato - Kastromeno - Kastro

Kalispera Jim, "I got to the top, signed the visitors book and to get the the true summit had to almost crawl to the top and sit down to take some photographs." yes up there you are totally exposed to the wind ..... In this life I will not climb the Kastro anymore. You don't get any younge...
by kokkinos vrachos
10 Nov 2020, 16:10
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Very heavy rainfall is occurring in Crete
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Already the 3rd storm in Crete within 20 days

Kalimera, already the 3rd storm in Crete within 20 days. Unfortunately, the problems are all house made. In addition to global warming, the problem on Crete is that the rainwater cannot run off, there is no sewer system. Then there is the wild and chaotic construction of buildings and streets. Every...
by kokkinos vrachos
09 Nov 2020, 09:21
Forum: Cretan Food and Drinks Forum
Topic: Antikristo – the Traditional Way of Grilling
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Antikristo – the Traditional Way of Grilling

Antikristo is one of the oldest and most unique techniques of meat preparation. Antikristo is a traditional way of cooking that is common in different parts of the world, but is deeply rooted in the Cretan culture. It is a technique practiced by soldiers in antiquity as well as by farmers in the Byz...
by kokkinos vrachos
09 Nov 2020, 09:19
Forum: Cretan Food and Drinks Forum
Topic: Braised beef "Arni Kleftiko" - lamb in the "robber style"
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Braised beef "Arni Kleftiko" - lamb in the "robber style"

Kalimera, the stew “Arni Kleftiko” - lamb in the “robber style” - and its history is very interesting. In many taverns on Crete a pot roast is offered that is called Kleftiko (Kleftes = German thieves, robbers). As Kleften or Klephten one describes rebels in the freedom struggle of the Greeks agains...
by kokkinos vrachos
09 Nov 2020, 08:09
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: How are you doing with Loutro?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: How are you doing with Loutro?

Kalimera Marie and Andrew, Yes, Crete is a very diverse island due to its size. I've been coming to Crete since 2008. I've been to Crete 20 times in October. Certainly know 70-80% of the island. But I also have a few corners and hikes on my list. But I am always drawn to the southwest corner: Paleoc...
by kokkinos vrachos
08 Nov 2020, 19:36
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: How are you doing with Loutro?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: How are you doing with Loutro?

Kalispera Marie and Andrew, thanks for your answer. Loutro certainly has many longstanding regulars. I also love staying in one place for 4 weeks, taking good books with me, swimming, hiking, cooking and just chilling out. In January 2018 I was in Frangokastello for 1 month, in November 2018 for 1 m...
by kokkinos vrachos
07 Nov 2020, 23:59
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: Photos from Agios Ioannis in the 70´s
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Photos from Agios Ioannis in the 70´s

"In the late 70´s my husband and I spent a year in the village of Agios Ioannis in Sfakia.", jassou Tone, these will forever be unforgettable experiences and memories. I would like to know more about your time in Agios Ioannis. The book "Wind auf Kreta" already gives you a good i...
by kokkinos vrachos
07 Nov 2020, 23:42
Forum: Photo and Video Forum of Crete
Topic: Still more old photos from Agios Ioannis
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Still more old photos from Agios Ioannis

I have taken the village of Agios Ioannis to my heart. Life before the bridge must have been very difficult. I had an interesting observation in Agios Ioannis in January 2015. It was Sunday and election (where Syriza won) in the old school of Agios Ioannis, which now occasionally serves as a kafenio...
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