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Sfakia report, April 11th, Giorgitsi

by jean h » 11 Apr 2022, 15:10

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 the village (Mesohori and Tholos) is lovely at this time of year, with lots of green ground cover, and today we could even make out the Paximadia islands off Matala.

Agia Paraskevi and Gavdos.JPG

Mesohori and Tholos.JPG


Giorgitsi has 3 intact churches and several ruined ones, one of which has only the remains of a side wall decorated with frescos which fade year by year.

ruined church with frescos.JPG


We didn’t see any flowers we hadn’t spotted already, but there was a nice seed-head of a Biscutella didyima, with it’s characteristic double discs.

seeds of Biscutella didyima.JPG


On the way back down, the sea looked such a deep blue today. It was windy when we got back to the plateia, although Giorgitsi was quite sheltered.

view from Mesohori.JPG

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