It was another beautifully sunny, summery day. Mid-morning a few of us went to Frangokastello for a quiet swim. It was such a treat to have all the beach entirely to ourselves – all we could hear was the sea lapping gently on the shore. We were very glad we brought sun umbrellas as it was already very hot in the sun.
When we arrived back in Sfakia some of the staff at the Livikon were having an impromptu football game in the cleared area outside their restaurant.
In the early afternoon, Wiltrud and I drove up the road with hair-pin bends from Kapsodasos to Kalikratis. It was warm and sunny up there (22C), and we ate one of Janina’s wonderful salads in the shade, gazing out over the green fields and mountains, and listening to the local shepherds conversing over coffee and lemonade. As we left Kalikratis, a thin band of clouds slowly slid over the mountains above the village.
On the way back, we were pleased to find the Asfendou café still open and stopped for a mug of mountain tea. The owners say they will keep the café open for about another month. At the top of the ridge after Asfendou, we stopped to admire the unusual view of mist drifting over the Imbros valley below us, with trees silhouetted against the mist as the sun dropped lower in the sky.
We arrived back in Sfakia just in time for sunset; several locals were fishing at dusk.