While sunbathing in Liverpool last week (as you do, occasionally, but not usually in February) I was getting alarming messages about the storm damage in Crete. Particularly scary was the video showing the collapse of the road through the Kourtaliotiko Gorge – the main access route to Plakias and its feeder villages, and a tourist attraction in its own right.
Coming home on the bus today, which turned out to be the first day since the storm that this has been possible, I noticed that the gorge road is still closed. Here in the village they are saying that the technically very difficult rebuilding operation is going to take at least three months.
This obviously has worrying implications for the tourist season. I don’t want to be scaremongering on the basis of hearsay, but it would perhaps be helpful if anyone who has concrete information – now or nearer the season – could share it? Come to think of it, I imagine that accurate updated information from all the affected areas about the damage, the repairs and the forecast for the season would be welcome. https://www.newsflare.com/video/279710/ ... tiko-gorge