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Plakias / Christmas Wishes
« on: December 25, 2017, 12:04:32 PM »
Hope everyone has a Happy Christmas - in the UK, in Plakias or wherever you are in the World - and a peaceful New Year. With every good wish for 2018....hope to see some of you in Crete over the Summer. xxx

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PlakChat / Christmas Greetings
« on: December 24, 2016, 12:35:08 PM »
Hi there.....a very Happy Christmas to everyone. I hope you all have fun and that 2017 is good to you. Looking forward to Plakias is September ! Can't wait.

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Plakias / Water sports
« on: August 20, 2016, 12:18:21 PM »
Hi......not sure but I'm pretty sure there was a jet ski whizzing across the bay on the webcams this morning. I thought they were banned from Plakias Bay (especially near the beaches) for safety reasons and because of the fine film of diesel they leave on the water that threatens the Blue Flag beach status - I know it was 'orrible swimming through that a few years ago when a visiting jet skier was seen off. Anyone any idea if they've been allowed back ?

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Holiday Companies / Check your plans...just in case
« on: July 20, 2016, 01:09:35 PM »
Hi.....has anyone else recently had their plans changed by Olympic Holidays.....again ? First we were told our booked flights had been delayed by a few hours. Now they've been brought forward by almost 12 hours ! Whilst I really don't mind getting to Plakias a bit sooner than planned....I do object to having to book an unplanned stay at Gatwick (adding 100 to the budget) so that I'm there for the 07.25 check in !. Why do they think we look for afternoon/evening flights in the first place ? For some of us, the distance to the airport and the lack of 24 hr train services to get there means careful planning and I doubt we'll get any compensation for complying with their changes !

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PlakChat / Happy Easter !
« on: March 27, 2016, 01:32:23 PM »
Knowing how important Easter can be in both the UK and Crete (and elsewhere across the world) I just wanted to say Happy Easter to all and to wish everyone in Plakias a happy, profitable and busy season. Cant wait to be back !

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Holiday Companies / New Olympic Brochure
« on: January 09, 2016, 12:15:25 PM »
I know not everyone uses Olympic but emails told me yesterday that their new brochure was out for the Summer of 2016 so I had a look. OK....the first attempt on line gave me a silly price for three weeks in Sept ...so I tried again ! It actually came up with some very comparable prices. We have already booked in on a good price so I was pleased to see that the online options were pretty good and only just slightly cheaper......not sure how long that will last (prices change more often than the weather conditions) but it might be worth seeing what they offer........and, by the way, this isn't an ad for Olympic ! I am just keen to ensure Plakias lovers get there for the best possible prices !

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Plakias / Eco Plakias
« on: October 12, 2015, 02:23:27 PM »
Every year I find something new to research in Plakias and this year it was the rather large moth that decided to join us one evening in the Pool Bar at Costas Chrysoulas...It was HUGE - approx. 10cm across ! ( scared the life out of the house ghecko ). Anyway, I think it was an Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii ) which is one of Europe's largest moths. Although not confined to Greece and the islands, it is obviously at home here given the number of Oleander bushes. It varies in colour but usually includes some pink or red and is very beautiful. Sadly my rather poor photo of it is too large to post but, like the rest of us, it stayed for a while and then went home !

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Plakias / Threat to Italy's olive groves
« on: March 21, 2015, 02:30:15 PM »
A friend found this in the Daily Mail and I would hate to think that this little bug would spread to Crete's olive groves. That would be the last economic hit they need. Does anyone know if this is a cause for concern yet ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3001584/Olive-oil-price-soar-bug-kills-trees-EU-orders-felling-11-million-trees-Southern-Italy-infected-deadly-microbe.html


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Forum and Website discussion / Membership
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:27:42 PM »
Hi...sorry to ask through this bit of the forum but I wasn't sure how else to ask.

My husband tried to join Plakias Forums earlier in the year but has yet to receive anything back in response to the request. He cant register as he doesn't have a password and cant re-register as he is told his user name is already being used. It seems to be a catch 22 situation.....and he is desperate to be part of the discussion !!!! (he's as nuts about Plakias as I am !).

Can you check any requests you have for Dai Edwards (daiedwards101@gmail.com)  and let us know if there is a problem ?

Thanks

Jackie

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PlakChat / Cretan earthquakes
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:18:34 PM »
Anyone in Plakias sense the earthquake at 08.20 this morning ? - a 4.7 just off Lendas/Matala that has been registered on the surveys.

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PlakChat / Mythos beer !
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:46:34 PM »
From my point of view (and with apologies to footie fans everywhere) the only good thing about the World Cup is the fact that Tescos Extras (the big stores) now appear to stock Mythos.......will be off to my local supplier asap ! Nothing like celebrating the Plakias way !

It's worth checking with your local Tescos to see if stocks are in !

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Plakias / Samaria Gorge the Hard Way !
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:46:53 PM »
Hi.....could someone in Plakias....or someone who's going out soon....let me know if the Samaria the Hard Way (the long walk from top to bottom) excursion is being run this year and, if so, how much and which day ? Have been challenged to do this to celebrate my 50th birthday and there could be some sponsorship for my local food association riding on it ! Many thanks.

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PlakChat / Reps
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:48:01 AM »
Hi Everyone....probably a bit early but does anyone know who the Olympic Rep is this year...I know Les was keen to keep the role but it's difficult to find out who they've appointed.

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Plakias / Holidays 2014
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:32:18 AM »
Hi.....I arrive in Plakias just after midnight on my 50th birthday !!!!! (what planning !)....so if anyone is going to be around that evening (10th Sept) we'll be in the Pool bar at Costas Chrysoulas celebrating !

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Plakias / It's gone very quiet !
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:14:34 AM »
Hi everyone.......have I missed something ?...it's gone very quiet ! Where is everyone ?...hope everyone's OK.

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