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by jean h
15 Apr 2022, 19:27
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 15th
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Sfakia report, April 15th

Today the souvlaki cafe next to the car rental kiosk put its first gyro on the spit. The mini market on the plateia is now open, and we are told that the ATM machine on its side wall should be filled next week (the ATM by the Dimos building is working). Today we just stayed in the village. It was su...
by jean h
15 Apr 2022, 06:55
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 14th – Aradena
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Sfakia report, April 14th – Aradena

Yesterday we drove up to Aradena, stopping before Anopoli to look along the coast and down on Sweetwater beach, where the Samaria was passing by. view from road to Anopolis.JPG Sweetwater beach and Samaria.JPG The view going around the first corner into Anopoli always takes our breath away (in spite...
by jean h
15 Apr 2022, 05:45
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Random observations
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Random observations

A few miscellaneous notes: Our friend Marcel has been exploring the area on his e-bike and offers the following observations on roads and cafes: The cafe after the last tunnel on the road from Imbros to Sfakia is no longer there, but the viewpoint is worth stopping for. Livaniana – the road is now a...
by jean h
14 Apr 2022, 15:22
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: April 13th part two - plants below Komitades
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April 13th part two - plants below Komitades

And here are a few of the plants we saw: A carob tree with green pods, which will ripen by the autumn: Ceratonia siliqua (carob tree).JPG Field marigold (Calendula arvensis), which is plentiful now: Calendula arvensis (field maragold).JPG The delicate little Solenopsis minuta, which Wiltrud had espe...
by jean h
14 Apr 2022, 14:51
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 13th, churches below Komitades
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Views: 447

Sfakia report, April 13th, churches below Komitades

Yesterday morning, with no warning, the electricity in the village was cut from about 9am until nearly 4pm, because the electricity company was changing a main pole in the plateia and then had to re-hang the cables on the connecting poles. All the businesses were very unhappy - restaurants could not...
by jean h
13 Apr 2022, 06:58
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 12th, coast at Frangokastello
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Views: 497

Re: Sfakia report, April 12th, coast at Frangokastello

And here are some of the flowers we saw along the Frangokastello coast: mandrake (Mandragora officinarum) Mandrake.JPG rayless chamomile (Anthemis rigida) rayless chamomile.JPG sea medik (Medicago marina) sea medik.JPG poppies: the common Papaver rhoas and the small Papaver purpureomarginatum poppie...
by jean h
13 Apr 2022, 06:50
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 12th, coast at Frangokastello
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Views: 497

Sfakia report, April 12th, coast at Frangokastello

Yesterday started sunny but cool, as the wind had changed direction and was coming from the north/northwest. The Daskalogiannis ferry started up its engines for its first run this season, billowing out exhaust smoke. The Daska in clouds of smoke.JPG Clouds started appearing over the mountains, so we...
by jean h
13 Apr 2022, 06:39
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Omalos today, April 12th
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Views: 1229

Re: Omalos today, April 12th

I have some very nice pics, but cannot work out how to upload them - they are very big files. Advice welcomed! (I have put them into a word document but am told this is an invalid file extension.) Joan There should be an easy photo down-sizing tool you can access. I aim for about 800kb per photo. I...
by jean h
11 Apr 2022, 15:10
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 11th, Giorgitsi
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Sfakia report, April 11th, Giorgitsi

Today we did the short walk to Giorgitsi, the abandoned part of the village above Mesohori. Giorgitsi.JPG We took the footpath that starts along the side of the house opposite the Horizon hotel (the old Notos) and winds up to the church of Agia Paraskevi. The view from there to the upper parts of th...
by jean h
10 Apr 2022, 18:34
Forum: General Sfakia Forum
Topic: Sfakia report, April 10th
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Views: 658

Sfakia report, April 10th

April 10th Another clear and sunny morning, and we could finally see the outline of Gavdos and Gavdopoula for the first time since arriving here. The Samaria set off in a cloud of smoke - we hope it gets serviced after leaving Sfakia. Samaria's exhaust.JPG We drove to the neighbouring coastal villag...
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