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#18068 Patrick Leigh Fermor

Posted by Tim on 18 October 2014 - 06:22 PM in Explore Crete

Good question ;-)

Answer not for here though.




#18017 Ill Met By Goonlight

Posted by Tim on 09 August 2014 - 02:02 PM in Crete Gazette

Hi Henry,

 

They are two books that I wasn't aware of. Interesting blurb on Amazon about the latter, in that he handled the Ultra traffic when in Crete. Rather than accept your generous offer, I'll add the titles to my to my 'aquire and read' list as I have a stack of other books at home that I haven't got around to reading so far, and it would be months befiore I'd return it. I'll PM you though.




#18018 Ill Met By Goonlight

Posted by Tim on 09 August 2014 - 02:01 PM in Crete Gazette

Hi Henry,

 

They are two books that I wasn't aware of. Interesting blurb on Amazon about the latter, in that he handled the Ultra traffic when in Crete. Rather than accept your generous offer, I'll add the titles to my to my 'aquire and read' list as I have a stack of other books at home that I haven't got around to reading so far, and it would be months befiore I'd return it. I'll PM you though.




#18013 Ill Met By Goonlight

Posted by Tim on 28 July 2014 - 08:42 PM in Crete Gazette

Henry,  Good to see you around from time to time.

;-)

Tim




#17988 Tips For Young Couple Travelling In Late August

Posted by Tim on 09 July 2014 - 05:24 PM in Explore Crete

Agree with Yvonne - a week  in Crete is far too short a time to think about clearing off to Santorini.

You might struggle to get advice on your type of music here, all I can offer is that you are unlikely to find it in the south of the island . Probably most likely found Heronnisos  and Malia area would be my guess- though I haven't a clue what NRG is to be honest.

Re hire cars, suggest you look for some adds on this site and email asking for rates and conditions




#17987 Ill Met By Goonlight

Posted by Tim on 09 July 2014 - 05:15 PM in Crete Gazette

Through one of my fellow S.O.E sources I today heard of a Goon show that was base on Ill Met by Moonlight.

Appropriately titled as above, for Goon fans, see http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b007jnxg and sooner rather than later as it is only available on this link for a further 6 days.

Apologies to non-Brits who may not understand the humour of the famous Goons




#17808 Samaria Gorge

Posted by Tim on 19 May 2014 - 11:14 PM in Explore Crete

The Samaria Gorge starts at Omalos at a height of 1250 meters and runs down 18 k to the village of Agia Roumeli where you catch the ferry. Most go to Omalos via a coach which then goes down to Hora Sfakion to await their clients doing the walk and catching the ferry from Ayia Roumeli.
I have walked it once but now stand no chance of doing it again I cannot recall if it took four or six hours, but it was hard work and my hips weren't knackered then.parts of the downhill leg, the wooden steps are a killer for some. I don't think it wise for anyone to try coming down unless they can walk that sort of distance over rough ground . There are no part way entry points, you either start at the top and go down, or if you are very hardy, the bottom and go up. There is a shortened version for the less able, from Agia Roumeli, known as Samaria Gorge the easy way, which is a walk from AR up a few k to the bottom of the gorge, but that still can be a challenge. You would have to take the ferry to Agia Roumeli, there is no road there. Lots of info available via google and some elsewhere on here if I recall.
The other Tim



#17807 Fishing At The Reservoir Ne Of Voleones

Posted by Tim on 19 May 2014 - 10:51 PM in Explore Crete

I think it is called Potamon, and/ or Potamoi Dam- but cannot find anything suggesting there may be fishing there I'm afraid.



#17781 Commemoration Of Battle Of Crete 2014

Posted by Tim on 27 April 2014 - 11:09 PM in Explore Crete

Thanks for pointing it out Yvonne.

Although the UK Crete Veterans and Friends has formally been wound up,  there will be a party of  former members, somewhere around 50 I think, making their Crete pilgrimage again this year. I believe there will also be a couple of veterans amongst them.

Unfortunately, my trip had to be cancelled at the last minute; I was looking forward to catching up with a few friends. On the positive side, I had Piper Menzies contact me today via the Creteveterans website. Anyone who has attended the commemoration events will remember him and his playing.




#17275 Some Sites To Tempt You To Holiday In Crete- If You Need Tempting

Posted by Tim on 05 December 2013 - 10:00 PM in Meet in Crete

Whilst trawling the web for information about certain people and places I came across two sites that I think may appeal to wider audiences.

 

The first is a site which I think is run by Papa Andreas Kefaliogiannis from Anogia, a gentle and welcoming bear of a man whom I have met on a couple of occasions. I was introduced to him by our webmaster Yannis in 2005 and photos of that occasion are elsewhere on this website.

 

More recently, just before Easter, I met him again in Anogia. A man who is passionate about his flock,his village, his church, his country..and football!  I remember asking him how a visitor to Anogia could buy a coffee of drink of some sort for those who had shown their generosity in buying a stranger such a drink, He said 'it is not possible'. Have a look through http://www.anogi.gr/...es/category/νέα  to see more of him and what is going on in Anogia- it seems the snows came last night..

 

Through that website I came across a Cretan walking/climbing club website and, lo and behold, they have some of their routes shown in series of photographs, and one of them is the Anogia to Psiloriti leg taken by the Kreipe abduction party. See http://www.fysi.gr/i...omes&Itemid=171 for a series of photos taken quite recently.  If you follow the sequence, a few past the church shows a small cave and this is where the Kreipe party met up with local andartes before setting off across Psiloriti - it is one of the few caves that I have managed to visit although my more able walking colleagues (described by a well known American extreme runner friend as two people who should come with a health warning they walk so fast even he had trouble keeping up) have now found all caves bar one (and we think we now know where that one is)

 

There are also some great videos on you tube of village music and dancing, using a Greek keyboard option seems to turn up so much more than when you search in English.

 

Enjoy

 

Tim