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Plakias / Re: Wind and Plakias
« Last post by stavros on July 16, 2018, 03:53:43 PM »
The restaurants on the front road have really good protection from the wind, especially after the fire that hit them a few years ago.
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by stavros on July 16, 2018, 03:49:04 PM »
We like both places. Paleochora is bigger, but we found fewer good restaurants. The beaches are good, and the stoney one is quieter. On the music side, one Sunday we were there in 2016 some genuine kritiki musicians fired up in the square down by the harbour and were truly tremendous. We also saw Kostas (?) Abyssinios playing there in a cafe a few years back.  The people are nice and friendly, and it is more of a year-round place than Plakias; it can also be windy, but nothing like as persistently as Plakias. The main street shuts to traffic in the evening, and it is great place to stroll in a good atmosphere. Lots of the late season visitors are Scandwegians, and so far there have been no boorish Russians invading the place.
Plakias / Re: Wind and Plakias
« Last post by jerichrome on July 10, 2018, 06:42:28 PM »
For the alternative beaches, they are not far away, If you like walking it can be done by foot, or rent a car for a few days, make a daytrip to Agia Galini or to Rethymnon if You like some more shopping. Anso travel in Plakias rents bike if You like that more thans a car.
Have fun there and enjoy your 18 days. We were in Plakias in april With Easter and had almost no wind on the beach.
Plakias / Re: Wind and Plakias
« Last post by fischerl on July 06, 2018, 04:22:08 PM »
Thanks a lot for the quick and honest answers.
We are in Plakias for 18 days, so hopefully there will be some days with not so strong wind.
I`m sure there are some boats to rent or little ferries to discover other beaches.
Thank you very much.
I am sure we will enjoy our holidays.
Plakias / Re: Wind and Plakias
« Last post by Colin & Sandra on July 06, 2018, 03:42:21 PM »
If you read a few more previous posts you will see there is alternative beaches to the main plakias beach within easy walking distance. Just work out the wind direction and head to either souda to the west or Amanda or damoni to the east. Or alternatively get tucked into the back of roc ka beach
Plakias / Re: Wind and Plakias
« Last post by Bertie on July 06, 2018, 01:15:43 PM »
Yes. Regrettably the wind can be so strong that you cannot use the beach. It doesnít happen all the time and is unpredictable. However, you will enjoy all the other days very much and will forget those few days of very strong wind if you are unlucky and get them. I hope you have a fabulous time in Plakias. Thatís why so many people keep returning there every year.
Plakias / Re: Wind and Plakias
« Last post by steven on July 06, 2018, 11:16:48 AM »
Yes, its true. You can have bad luck.
Plakias / Wind and Plakias
« Last post by fischerl on July 06, 2018, 10:21:45 AM »
Hello all,

I am new in this forum. My name is Alex and I'm from Austria. I don't speak English very well, sorry.

Four or five years ago I found pictures of Plakias on the homepage of a hotel. Since this time I really wanted to spend my holidays in Plakias.
Next week we finally fly to Plakias !!! And I am looking forward to it sooo much !!!

We found an appartment which meets all our requirements, the flight is booked and the transfer is arranged :-)

But there is one question left: we read that in Plakias the wind should be so strong. You can't enjoy the days on the beach.

Is this really true? I can't imagine.

May I ask you what is real? Is this the truth?

Thank you so much in advance and best regards from Austria
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by Noopsy on June 26, 2018, 03:38:22 PM »
OK.  I will add my tuppence to this debate.  I prefer Plakias but, the bus service between Chania and Paleochora is better than between Rethymnon and Plakias, the people in Paleochora are friendlier, and the beach is more interesting.  The range and quality of restaurants in both resorts is about the same.   
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by spottttttt on June 21, 2018, 08:55:07 PM »
We split our holidays between the two as well, they are both different  but we love both places equally, having said that we are only visiting Paleochra  this year.
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