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Where to eat...or not! / Re: No more Harakas ?
« Last post by spottttttt on December 25, 2018, 05:44:42 PM »
That's  disastrous, one of our favourite  eating places!!! But hey, we all have to retire !!
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Where to eat...or not! / Re: No more Harakas ?
« Last post by Richard on December 24, 2018, 08:26:04 PM »
Good news for Lambros and Sonja, and I wish them the very best for their retirement.

Oddly, I've spent most of the last week looking at the British weather and thinking about returning to Plakias, especially to visit Harakas and Gio Ma, plus a couple of others (Gorgona in particular), in the evenings.

 I will miss all of Sonja's 'specials', I really enjoyed them.
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Where to eat...or not! / Re: No more Harakas ?
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on December 24, 2018, 07:24:19 PM »
Whaaaaaaat.........now what do I do for Lemon Chicken and all the other lovely food they do. Wishing them both all the best for 2019 and beyond. Happy retirement. xx
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Where to eat...or not! / Re: No more Harakas ?
« Last post by bwian on December 23, 2018, 04:38:12 PM »
Thatís a huge shame. Harakas was a favourite of ours.
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Where to eat...or not! / No more Harakas ?
« Last post by Daniel on December 22, 2018, 08:58:06 PM »
Email from Sonja today.
Husband Lambros has retired so they will now no longer be at Harakas Taverna.
One of our "must" eating places every time we have visited Plakias.
They will be much missed by us.
Wish them well for a long and happy retirement and hope to see then sometime about town ?
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by Mike G on December 19, 2018, 10:28:42 AM »
I understand through a Plakias Facebook page, that Elspeth (Olympic rep) will not be in Plakias next season.  It seems that Olympic have decided that Plakias does not warrant a permanent rep.  The rep service will be handled from the head office Reythimno? And if needed urgently needed customers will have to ring up?  This seems to be a way of cutting costs.  So, what will be next?? A worrying situation.
It's true. I quote below what Elspeth told me. So, no rep to show newcomers to their accommodation, rubbish flight times and no transfers from Gatwick. Olympic really knows how to make their clients welcome.

Elspeth told me:

Yes it's true Michael I am sad to say. They are only employing drivers to cover larger areas, and introducing an in-resort app.
I do not know whether it will be appointment service only, or if the Rep will be in Plakias maybe a couple of days a week to see guests.
Perhaps it might work!
As a non-driver I no longer have a job with Olympic as even admin staff (my previous role) need to be drivers!
So if you see me in Plakias I will be there as a holidaymaker not as your Rep....
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Plakias / Smoke
« Last post by John R on December 17, 2018, 08:19:54 AM »
Looking st livikon webcam towards far end this morning at 08:15gmt - 10:15 Greek time there is a lot of smoke rising from somewhere in the far end direction. Hopefully not anything serious.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by JBMouse on December 16, 2018, 04:49:45 PM »
This is the way it is going now, for all tour companies, and especially if you are visiting smaller, more out of the way places. The telephone contact should, hopefully work with Olympic, and you will get to speak to someone in Rethymno, or maybe try Anso travel, as Elspeth did some of her paperwork in there, and they may help in an emergency. Let's hope it doesn't get like Thomas Cook, who have a telephone help line, but this June, when I was questioning the delayed flight from Kalamata, I discovered I was talking to someone on Majorca! Not even in Greece!
Sad to see Elspeth go, let's hope for her sake, that Olympic don't put someone else in Plakias, when Elspeth would obviously have liked to carry on, and put her hard earned local knowledge to use.
We have already booked for next October at KC!!!! (Lesvos in June :)
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by TonyH on December 16, 2018, 03:02:30 PM »
I understand through a Plakias Facebook page, that Elspeth (Olympic rep) will not be in Plakias next season.  It seems that Olympic have decided that Plakias does not warrant a permanent rep.  The rep service will be handled from the head office Reythimno? And if needed urgently needed customers will have to ring up?  This seems to be a way of cutting costs.  So, what will be next?? A worrying situation.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by triton on December 03, 2018, 07:47:54 PM »
Nice to see Jet2 flying into Chania from Leeds/Bradford next year.
Ok, the flight times are not as good as Ryanair but nearly £200 cheaper !
So there it is-----   bye bye Ryanair and thanks Jet2. Nice to see some competition.
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