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Offline Voloudakis

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The main road to Elafonissi will be closed in summer 2013
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:53:22 PM »
The main road to ELAFONISSI beach is closed due to road works around the tunnel of Topolia area. And it will be closed for almost the whole summer season of 2013 (they announced a 6 months period of schedule, if the weather permitting the conclusion of the works, etc). The road works started in February and will last until August at least. So I believe the easiest way to Elofonissi for this year would be all the way to the west to Kissamos, Platanos, Sfinari, Amygdalokefali, Vathi, Chryssoskalitissa and Elafonissi. http://goo.gl/maps/YC3pi or perhaps, through Paleochora. So, to everyone who would like to drive to Elofonissi, be advised about the progress of the road works.
A translation of the announcment of the road works (through Google translate, so forgive me for the grammar mistakes): "Improving security conditions of the provincial road Kaloudiana - Head - Chrissoskalitissa, 1st Project: Retaining slope section Topolia - Katsomatado '. Further notes that "it is necessary to complete cessation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic for about 1,000 m in length around the tunnel area Topolia and during execution, in order to avoid the risk of accidents. Stopping traffic starting Monday 02/04/2013. According to the planning of the work, the traffic disruption will last for six months and will be extended if adverse weather conditions prevent the progress of the project.

The vehicular traffic on the site can be done through existing rural - municipal roads that bypass the location of projects.

The traffic connection from the area of ​​Kissamos and the Northern Highway to general areas Elos - Vathi - Elafonisi etc. can be conducted via the road Tavronitis - Kandanos - Plemeniana - Strovles - Mills - Elos - Vathi and Kissamos - Platanos - Sfinari - Vathi. "

So, the main problem seems to be for about 1km long around the tunnel of Topolia. any road that leads to Strovles, Elos, Vathi that are not passing through the tunnel, should be open.
All information is courtesy of Kostas K, a contributor on the Tripadvisor forums who is based in Chania. He owns a taxi and provides an excellent and knowledgeable service if you are in the Chania area. I thought he deserves a plug for letting us all know.
www.taxi4crete.gr
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 06:59:33 PM by Lampyland »

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Re: The main road to Elafonissi will be closed in summer 2013
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 10:24:43 PM »
A very scary tunnel as I remember, I once told my ex that the village was named in honour of the Israeli actor Chaim Topol..  she believed it for a while

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Re: The main road to Elafonissi will be closed in summer 2013
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 09:57:00 PM »
A very scary tunnel as I remember, I once told my ex that the village was named in honour of the Israeli actor Chaim Topol..  she believed it for a while

That made me laugh, did she hurt you much?
The tunnel closure and diversion now with pictures and video.
Further information here http://tinyurl.com/ogrey59


Youtube video.
http://youtu.be/NutSU_zsQpU
 
« Last Edit: May 20, 2013, 10:22:56 PM by Lampyland »