Here is a brief update on what Erno and Simon posted earlier:
Although a lot of the mess has been cleared up from the heavy rain landslips, there are still fallen rocks on the way to the ferry ramp and beyond which we’re told should get cleared up soon. The boulder is still blocking the top of the stone steps up to the bus parking area, and it may need to be broken up in order to remove it. The hillside will need to be stabilized, as there are large loose rocks on the slopes which may need to be removed before they tumble down – the government is providing money for this work.
We have been told that the road to Omalos from the north has been damaged in places and buses cannot pass, although cars can with care. As for the gorge itself, an English university group that is in the village this week went to Roumeli yesterday and reported that the water is chest high at the iron portals, so it’s not possible to walk up the gorge from below at the moment.
We were told that there is a damaged section in the Imbros Gorge, but I have no information about how bad it is.
Someone said that the path from Loutro to Sfakia has one damaged section, but no one seems to know how dangerous it is, or where the damage is.
The government is supposed to be repairing all these affected areas in time for the tourist season.
We will listen out for reports from other early tourists here about paths and roads. I will not walk alone on any gorge paths until I know their condition. Now that the sun is out, the wet soil will be contracting a bit, so cliff rocks loosened by the rain may loosen even further, causing rocks to fall unexpectedly, especially if goats walk over them. Some of my hiking friends will arrive next week, so we may venture on some paths together.