In June 2019 my observations in Agia Roumeli were that there are fewer taverns than in the past. Instead, it is now more fast food places - all of them offer hamburgers and draft beer. There was plastic advertising everywhere - almost like Las Vegas.
Now on October 26th, Agia Roumeli had already closed 95%. I think more than 2-3 at most 4 taverns were no longer open. The two supermarkets were still open. However, the range was significantly reduced. The souvenir shops were all closed.
3 people camped in the beautiful little Tarmarisk wood. Agia Roumeli was already dead. Agia Roumeli is rarely experienced so wonderfully calm.
In Loutro it was difficult to get another coffee on October 26th. Here too, 95% of the time everything was closed.
All the taverns were busy getting their taverns ready for winter, the terraces and pergolas were dismantled, as were the wooden bars.
Daskalogiannis, Madares, Akrogial Beach Cafe and the Stratis tavern were also up. The beach bar Kastelas upstairs was also open. The 3 mini markets were still open - here too the range and the shelves were already very thin.
There were maybe 15-20 guests on the beach.
The garbage of the season piled up at the pier, along with a number of refrigerators, mattresses, chairs and other rubbish.
No one from the locals said hello. Quite a strange people in Loutro. I lost it anyway when a boat with refugees was brought to Loutro 4 weeks ago and none of the locals in Loutro ever brought the refugees water or something to eat. What a shame.
In my favorite place, Sougia, it has always been beautiful.
But even here some things were closed at the end of October. In the beach road towards the harbor, only Lotos Seaside, Santa Irene and Syva were still on. (The Livikon has a new owner, no more drinking in the evenings with live music - is now a grill house)
Galini, Omikron, Anchorage, and Rebetiko were still on at taverns. The Raki Bar was also open.
The two supermarkets and the bakery were still open.
In the evening a very relaxed atmosphere, early dark, light wind and the sound of the sea - only a few guests left in Sougia. A handful of VW buses and very few tents on the beach.
From November 1st, the bakery in Sougia was also closed. Likewise the top dogs Galini and Santa Irene.
Omikron, Anchorage, Rebetiko, Lotos Seaside and the Pelican Supermarket are still open.
In winter only Lotus is open, everything is closed in Sougia - including the two supermarkets. About 30 locals stay in Sougia during the winter.
I'm already missing Sougia ......
In Omalos, the Gigilos and Exari hotels were still open on November 1st. The Neos Omalos was already closed.
Nen Kritis' boats didn't go at all in October - I don't know if you went at all this summer. The current timetable is on the homepage .......
Ta Leme, kv
"I hope nothing, I fear nothing, I am free."