Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:51 AM
Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:54 AM
Posted 25 August 2005 - 01:37 PM
Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:51 PM
Posted 26 August 2005 - 09:26 PM
See ya all next week
Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:36 AM
Crete is a windy island! You can get wind wherever you are, whenever you're there, from any direction, depending on the season. The north coast beaches and the west-facing south coast beaches get the meltemi, which blows from the northwest in July and August. Meltemi brings relief from the summer heat, but does make lying on a sandy beach uncomfortable. Unless you're wedded to a particular beach (such as Matala) it helps to choose a pebble beach (no sand to sting your eyes) and one that is more sheltered. If you aren't limited to the summer season, go in May or June (also avoiding the dreaded sirocco, the south wind of spring) or in late September-October. But in Crete you can expect wind from one direction or another at any time.
"Winds of Crete", by David MacNeil Doren, will tell you more about it.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 12:27 AM
Crete is a windy island! You can get wind wherever you are, whenever you're there, from any direction,
oh yes.... i've seen tables ( and bigger things) rolling down the streets in Matala, Elounda, Hania and at different times of the year
September and October the wind is much less.
we saw a 2m parasole ripped out of it's mountings ( complete with it's steel pole) last september.. :shock: luckily it went straight in the sea
Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:31 AM
Maybe it's different in Iraklio! ;-)
Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:27 AM
i know better than to disagree with females (even on a message board 8) )