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by jean h
24 Apr 2022, 20:17
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 23rd – Easter preparations and service
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Sfakia report, April 23rd – Easter preparations and service

Hello, Thanks for the Easter rapport about the preparations and celebrations. Have you and Peter attempted the soap magiritsa any time? The fact that there was less shooting this year, may have been a sign of respect to the tragic situation in Ukraine. Best regards Marie and Andrew Yes, we have eat...
by jean h
24 Apr 2022, 07:24
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 23rd – Easter preparations and service
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Sfakia report, April 23rd – Easter preparations and service

The Saturday before Easter, many of the faithful fast all day, but the mood is lightened by the arrival of friends and family. There were many small inflatable boats and motor boats leaving from the new harbour for destinations between Loutro and Roumeli, and a good number heading out to Gavdos. It ...
by jean h
23 Apr 2022, 06:39
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 22nd – the epitaphios, Sfakia report, coastal road east
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Sfakia report, April 22nd – the epitaphios, Sfakia report, coastal road east

It was Great Friday, and some of us went up to the main church in Mesohori in the morning to see the young women decorating the epitaphios with flowers for the procession in the evening. An icon of Christ is placed on the wooden structure and carried through the village by 4 strong young men, follow...
by jean h
21 Apr 2022, 07:01
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 20th, Agios Ioannis and Livaniana
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Sfakia report, April 20th, Agios Ioannis and Livaniana

And here are photos of some of the flowers (and trees) we saw (please note that identifications are tentative): First, the orchids: an Ophrys of some sort, maybe episcopalis (Large-flowering bee-orchid), looking like a little alien creature Ophrys episcopalis.JPG a pyramid orchid just starting to op...
by jean h
21 Apr 2022, 06:51
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 20th, Agios Ioannis and Livaniana
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Sfakia report, April 20th, Agios Ioannis and Livaniana

The sky was clear in the morning, so we drove up to Agios Ioannis before noon, but clouds had already descended over the tops of the Lefka Ori. We parked at Alonia in Agios Ioannis – it was only 11°C up there! – and walked down to the beautiful viewpoint at Kakos Poros. There weren’t many flowers to...
by jean h
19 Apr 2022, 11:06
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 19th - no ferries, snails
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Sfakia report, April 19th - no ferries, snails

It rained overnight – thankfully it was clean rain and not full of red Sahara dust – and we were treated to bright sunshine and a rainbow 8am. I decided to try to gather snails on the eastern slope next to church over the old footpath to Anopoli, which was out of the wind. I only managed about a kil...
by jean h
19 Apr 2022, 05:25
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 18 - small churches near Frangokastello
Replies: 0
Views: 656

Sfakia report, April 18 - small churches near Frangokastello

The sky was somewhat clearer in the morning, and the wind had changed to a westerly. The ferries were allowed to go yesterday, which was a relief to many people. Wiltrud and I decided on an easy day and drove to the Frangokastello area to look at a few old, small churches with frescoes. The first on...
by jean h
19 Apr 2022, 04:29
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Back in Sfakia - part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Back in Sfakia - part 2

Frangokastello -The restaurant opposite, which was previously Drousilites and then Nikita has now changed ownership and it will be called Chora Sfakion, according to the boys who were there busy with repairing work. They are planning to open in 10 days time. Andrew and Marie Yesterday there was no ...
by jean h
17 Apr 2022, 15:02
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 17th – rough seas, Sahara dust
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Sfakia report, April 17th – rough seas, Sahara dust

Happy Western Easter! Early this morning there was some light rain, coating all surfaces with red Sahara dust, which created a lot of extra cleaning work for the businesses and locals. The internet forecasts say that we should be free of dust by tomorrow, but then we may get some rain late on Monday...
by jean h
16 Apr 2022, 09:07
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: April 16th - no ferries
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: April 16th - no ferries

No ferries this morning as strong winds are expected. The taxi boats and Sweetwater boat have been doing good business this morning. Now even the taxi boats have been banned from taking passengers to Loutro, because the wind is from the southeast so the waves hit Loutro bay straight on. High winds ...
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