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Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by ian s on September 29, 2018, 12:03:35 PM »
Huge waves today but sun now shining.  Warm and very humid.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by TonyH on September 29, 2018, 10:37:03 AM »
Been here for 11days go home next Tuesday.  As has been reported some dodgy weather and there is more to come currently the sky is very grey and the wind is still strong.  The thunder storm the other night was violent with associated heavy rain.  Today we have a Red Alert for thunderstorms, so will wait and see.  Seems like the cyclone has got us.  Much of the islands have been effected also, with tales of ferry and flight cancellations.  With any luck our flight home could be effected and we have to stop here, what a shame.  Notwithstanding the weather, we have and will continue to enjoy Plakias.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by Yvonne on September 28, 2018, 04:26:50 PM »
Thanks for the updates, Noggy.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by Noggy on September 28, 2018, 08:36:41 AM »
Yesterday turned out to be wet and windy all day. The town was jam packed with cars but not many people braved the weather.

During the night there was thunder, lightning, lots of rain - the sea looks brown today with all the run off. I didn't hear a thing as I have to use earplugs because of the wife's snoring.

Today is a lot better, less wind and some blue skies. +22. Our last day here, tomorrow we fly back to cold, wet Norway for another long winter. As usual we've had a wonderful three weeks here.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by Noggy on September 27, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »
Yesterday had the strongest wind we've ever experienced here. We still went to Damnoni for lunch but it was a battle coming back! Luckily it didn't rain until the late evening.

Today is not quite so windy but I did get wet on my morning walk. It's cloudy now but expected to get a bit better later on. A shame that our last days here this year are not good for the girls to sunbathe.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by ian s on September 26, 2018, 10:48:41 AM »
I remember the tourist festival being cancelled 4 years ago due to wind/rain - a shame after all the work that went on.  We arrive Friday so will try and bring better weather with us - the forecasts are mixed to say the least, but we’re used to September/October weather in Plakias and hoping all will be fine.
Plakias / Re: This forum is commin' like a ghost town
« Last post by stavros on September 26, 2018, 09:48:22 AM »
Not Plakias, but people in Sougia told us that all rooms in town were booked until mid-October. The extended season of retired northern Europeans is very healthy for southern Crete.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by Noggy on September 26, 2018, 08:37:59 AM »
Today is extremely windy! The expected rain is holding off for now although the forecast is for rain later today and tomorrow. Doesn't look like there will be a town party, at least for now.
Plakias / Re: September update
« Last post by Daniel on September 25, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
Now back home after 11 days in Plakias.

One of the best  holidays we have had there.

Accommodation at Creta Mare was excellent.

Eating out was as usual first class.

Beach and swimming has no equal in our view.

Weather could have been kinder.
One thunder storm and heavy rain one night/morning and 3 or 4 days were very windy, even for Plakias.
But non of this detracted from our enjoyment of our holiday.

The town was getting fairly busy as we left with a lot of British holiday makers coming in during the last few days of our stay.
But still a good mix of nationalities using the town, which we like to see.
But many, many regular returnees to be seen, of all nationalities.
And this is what gives the locals their optimism for the future. With so many people coming back year after year, it lets them know that they must be doing something right.

In my previous post I outlined some of the changes to the town but our general feeling was this:

The whole area is now looking more prosperous and the locals seem to us to have more faith in their towns future as a successful holiday resort.
Most accommodation is full and Tavernas well used (booking a table now necessary in some of them).
Beaches very busy and particularly with holiday makers coming into town from other resorts for the day. So pressure on sun beds in some areas.
Minor changes/improvements/enlargements to accommodation are ongoing and many of the tired or run down sites are now updated, re painted and back in use.
The town overall now looks much better and looks like it means it.

We will be back in Plakias with George at Creta Mare again next year in early June and again in early September.
Plakias / Re: Olive oil on tables
« Last post by JBMouse on September 16, 2018, 03:31:12 PM »
We were in Foinikounta, near Kalamata, this June, and the Olive Oil was only available in bottles if you paid for it, obviously sticking to the rules for once!

Back in Plakias in 3 weeks time - Woo-Hoo!!
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