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Offline kokkinos vrachos

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Kalimera, the Kotsifou Gorge was closed for work at the end of October 2023.

On March 13, 2024, there was a landslide, since then the gorge has been closed in both directions.

https://www.goodnet.gr/news-item/megaloi-brachoi-upochorisan-sto-faraggi-tou-kotsifou-ekleise-o-dromos-apagoreuetai-i-dieleusi.html

https://www.neakriti.gr/kriti/rethymno/2051583_rethymno-katadikasmenoi-se-marasmo-apo-tin-katolisthisi-sto-faraggi-toy

The problem is that there is no specialized company in Crete for this work. There are 5 companies in Greece.

Ta Leme, kv
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Hi - Any update on whether Kotsifou is reopening any time soon?
We're due to go to Plak Jul 1st  :)

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There are reports in the Cretan newspapers from time to time. But nothing is happening...

The problem is probably that there is no company for this work on Crete, only on the mainland.

There is also a lack of clarity about how to proceed. It seems to be technically complicated...

I assume that the road through the gorge will be closed for some time to come.

Best regards from Hamburg, kv
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kv - thanks for update.

Offline kokkinos vrachos

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Kalimera DandC, work actually started yesterday.

https://www.neakriti.gr/kriti/rethymno/2060310_faraggi-kotsyfoy-xekinise-i-apokatastasi-meta-ti-megali-katolisthisi

kal? savvatokyriako ? καλό σαββατοκύριακο, kv
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kv - καλησπέρα - ευχαριστώ πολύ.

Not going to be open by the time we get there in 2 weeks time then? ;)

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Kalimera DandC, I wouldn't assume that the road will be clear again in a fortnight. It's probably technically very complicated.

?It is recalled that following a conversation between the Mayor of Ag. Vassiliou with Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his recent visit to Gerani, the Prime Minister was informed of the impact of the landslide, with the Mayor sending him a detailed memorandum to explore a long-term and radical response to the safe link and its funding options.?

I wish you nice days in Plakias, kv
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