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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2018
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on April 30, 2018, 09:56:58 AM »
Yes Mike G ...Elspeth will be there this year.Really looking forward to seeing her again.
Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2018
« Last post by Mike G on April 29, 2018, 12:30:59 PM »
Does anyone know if Elspeth is the Olympic rep this year? I thought she was excellent last year.
Plakias / Babysitting / Childcare
« Last post by steeler on April 26, 2018, 01:52:32 PM »
Does anyone know of any Babysitting or Childcare services ideally in Plakias?

We've never stayed there ourselves but Plakias Bay Resort appears to offer this service (only for guests I presume) and we'd prefer not to have to be limited to this one establishment.

Hope someone can advise!

Plakias / Re: Far end beach
« Last post by jerichrome on April 16, 2018, 10:04:36 AM »
Far end is still clothing optional and is still very clean, nice calm seawater and allready warm.
Few umbrella's are allready in place and there are enough chairs on the beach. mostly still stacked.
Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« Last post by jerichrome on April 16, 2018, 10:00:39 AM »
Just got back from 2 weeks in Crete, We mage quite a few trips to Plakias because the weather was better in the south, especially the seawater temp.
Nice to see the difference with the first week of march when i was there.
Most restaurants are open, Tasomanolis not yet but working hard to get ready.
The restaurants between the parking and the harbourwal are all open.
The stores are open or working to open in the next days.
The beaches are cleaned from all the seaweed and the new pedestrian bridge looks nice. the roadworks are mostly finished.
Chairs and a few umbrella's are allready in place at the far end. spend a few days on the beach and every day there are more people at the beach.
Now back to work and 108 days to the return.
Where to stay / Re: Preveli rooms/beach
« Last post by Noopsy on April 03, 2018, 04:44:31 PM »
If you are travelling by bus from Heraklion to Plakias you need to take one to Rethymnon, and from there another to Plakias.  Here is the link to timetables and other useful information: https://e-ktel.com/.
Where to stay / Preveli rooms/beach
« Last post by Hypocampus on April 03, 2018, 02:08:09 PM »

Can anyone advise us about preveli rooms, we have booked 3 days here so we can visit the beach and forrest, can we reach this by bus? How much will it cost?

We will stay briefly in Plakias preferably in a nice hotel room with a pool, any recommendations?(we dont want costa and chrysoula)

Somewhere quiet and accessible, also we are travelling from Heraklion airport we hope to get to plakias by bus any tips ?

We will eventually move up through plakias to Stavros chania any help on travel tips on accommodation would be greatly appreciated.
Where to stay / Re: Alianthos Garden Hotel
« Last post by Hypocampus on April 03, 2018, 02:02:35 PM »
Can anyone help me find suitable accommodation dor two adults and a child with disability, we dont want a loud busy place, we want a pool also ans nice room.

We have booked 3 days at Preveli rooms so we can explore preveli beach and the forrest, has anybody stayed in preveli rooms? Do we need 3 days here to explore the beach and forrest?

Is easy to travel from Plakias to Preveli rooms? Can we reach the accommadation by bus?

Can anyone help with transport, we are landing at Heraklion Airport and need ro travel up to Plakias, preferably by bus we dont want ro spend over 100E on taxis as we are moving up through Rethymnon, Plakias and onto Stavros Chania, ant tips would be great.
Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« Last post by Frank And Julie on March 25, 2018, 10:19:58 PM »
Yes the dust in the air was very bad the worst locals have ever seen, in the photo you should be able to see the new harbour, some of the hotels had just finished cleaning and sprucing things up just to have to do it all again as the cloud left a layer of orange dust everywhere, it has returned again tonight but nowhere near as bad and will probably be gone by tomorrow.

On a better note the road works have all pretty much finished and Plakias has a new tarmac road from outside Kri Kri past Ostricos and right up to the top of the hill before on the rocks, also a new foot bridge has been built over the river in between the two main front car parks. And we have new street lights on the main road down the hill into Plakias.

It waa the independence parade today and it felt like the whole of Plakias had come out to see it, a real family and community affair.
Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on March 22, 2018, 10:12:41 PM »
If you get a chance check out the photos on Beautiful Plakias - the Facebook page....absolutely awesome !
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