Walk around Crete in 50 days - Day 28 from Chora Sfakion
to Loutro via Anopolis
Burned calories 892
Distance 15,6 km
Hours walking 03h19’
Pulse at arrival 82
Weather: Very sunny, hot Average 26C
Woke up at 07.00 after a quiet night. Some goats were passing our tents
around 05.00..At a distance we could hear falling stones..Like thunder
Alan made good coffee and we had some biscuits.
08.30 we left Sweet Water
beach for Anopoli. A hard and difficult climb for about 9 km. Along the
winding road we had superb views on Sfakia and the coastline. Apart from
this, the road is a bit boring.
Arrival at Anopoli at about 10.30 where
we drank coca cola and water with fresh yogourt and honey (home made).The
lady of the "Panorama" taverna was very friendly and helpful.
Nice and quiet life there, together with the grandchildren. Men are all
shepherds and controlling their herds during the day. In the evening
they all socialise in the local cafenions in Sfakia.
12.15 We leave Anopoli and start going down towards Loutro via
the small and winding path. Very difficult, slippery with many loose
stones. But spectacular view on the Loutro bay and old Venetian
castle. Climbing from Loutro to Anopoli is much better. Or just
take the E4 path from Sfakia, over Sweet Water Beach. You must
be strong on your feet to go down from Anopoli !
Finally at 14.00 we arrived in Loutro. I’ll sleep in "Kri-Kri",
Nikos place. The overnight is offered by Arno and Baukje, from Holland.
Thanks very much, folks, we’ll meet in Loutro in September ! Alan
and Andy are going to camp somewhere at a beach towards Roumeli. I’ll
meet them tomorrow. I had a fantastic meal (together with my friends
in the afternoon).
At 19.30 another meal with some good "Kourtaki" wine..As
I walk through the village, I only smell paint.. Everybody is painting
and reparing for the new season! only blue and white !
Fishermen are fixing their boats and nets. Loutro is getting nervous!
Season is starting.
21.00 I return to Kri Kri.. I wonder if Andy and Alan
found a nice place to camp. Many thanks to Nikos from Kri Kri for his
excellent service ! We'’ll be back to enjoy this little paradise.
Photo Album, photos from the scenic village