It was very warm and humid today – the temperature got up to 27C. Even up in Anopoli, where there were a lot of clouds, it reached 20C. There was a swell on the sea, but the water is still quite warm.
It was also extremely peaceful here today. The Lefka Ori closed after breakfast and proceeded to clear its outdoor area. The Daskalogiannis did its run to Loutro and Gavdos with very few passengers on board. There are not many tourists around now; the Sfakians have their village back to themselves.
A visitor from Africa appeared on our balcony this morning.
Many of the boats in the new harbour have been taken out of the water for cleaning and repairs.
Now that the tourist season is over, building work has started in several places. Over the last few days we’ve noticed some major renovations.
Several projects are going on in Chora Sfakion. Work on the Panorama hotel has speeded up. On the road out of the village towards Anopoli, Eliana’s multi-story building is being gutted and renovated as apartments. And in Tholos, a space is being cleared for some kind of structure.
At Ilingas, it looks like the rooms facing the sea are being entirely renovated. The restaurant at the bottom of the Imbros gorge is getting an extension. And in Anopoli, the 3 Brothers restaurant in Kambia which has been closed for some years has been gutted for renovations.
This evening it was still warm, and we were able to have dinner outside without jackets. Nikos and the Delfini are still open, as are the bar in the plateia and Georgia's cantina near the slipway, so all the activity is at that end of the village.