Sfakia report, Nov 1st Everything you want to ask, read or write about Sfakia, southwest Crete, or Crete island in general.

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Sfakia report, Nov 1st

by Jean » 01 Nov 2019, 17:00

Kalo mina!

The weather forecast wasn’t good for today, and in the morning we could see that it was raining out near Gavdos, but in Sfakia we enjoyed a good amount of sun with warm temperatures. Dark clouds hung over the mountains all day.

rain near Gavdos.jpg

It was delightfully quiet here. There were very few people on the Samaria ferry (the gorge is officially closed), and since most charter flights have stopped there are not many tourists around.

The Sweetwater boat is no longer in service, and other boats used during the tourist season are now moored in the new harbour.

boats in new harbour.jpg

After breakfast service, the Livikon-Samaria restaurant was deconstructed very quickly, with chairs and tables being stacked neatly inside. More restaurants will probably close after the weekend.

tables and chairs stacked at Livikon.jpg

The sea temperature is a little cooler now (maybe 23C), but still good for a long swim. Vrisi beach has now been emptied of the forest of steel poles used to support the sun umbrellas, and the only infrastructure left are the two showers (the new one in the middle of the beach has been turned off for several weeks, but the one by the steps is still functioning). The sunbeds have been moved into storage.

sunbeds  being moved.jpg

The sunset this evening was more interesting than usual because of complex cloud formations. After 6pm, it started raining gently. It is still reasonably warm, though.

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Re: Sfakia report, Nov 1st

by deadeggs » 01 Nov 2019, 20:30

All good things must come to an end but the good news is that Sfakia should come back to life in spring of next year.
A bit like nature. After a rest, things bloom again.
May Sfakia have a good rest whilst preparing itself to give joy and happiness to its population and its faithful tourists in 2020.

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