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Offline Wuil

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« on: March 27, 2006, 03:22:47 PM »
This year will be the first time we will have to drive ourselves from the airport to Plakias. As we arrive in the evening it will be dark at the time we'll be on our way.
Does anybody have information or tips that could be usefull to us ?

Thanks !

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 04:17:48 PM »
You might find this useful:
driving Heraklion airport to Plakias
and this:
driving
particulaly paragraph 8.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 06:12:16 PM »
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This year will be the first time we will have to drive ourselves from the airport to Plakias. As we arrive in the evening it will be dark at the time we'll be on our way.
Does anybody have information or tips that could be usefull to us ?

Thanks !
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We are used to driving on Crete (many years experience) but last year made the return journey to/from airport/Plakias for the first time. It was very easy indeed. Very little traffic at night time on that East/West highway and I found night driving easier than day driving - oncoming lights warning you of any opposition (Cretan drivers) in your vicinity. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and - er- overtaking a few taxis in the process. The information given in the other replies - particularly the directions is good. The other advice is a lot to digest but worth reading. Didn't see any traffic police at night (famous last words).  It is quite a long drive but easy and relaxing. No urban driving - the airport is right adjacent to the main East/West highway.

John

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 09:46:45 AM »
Thanks, John & John !

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 02:50:33 PM »
We had also silent fears before our first night-drive from Irakleion to Plakias but the trip was a great pleasure. Full moon lit us the way home as the sun was going down.
kalo taxidi!
shinaria

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2006, 07:42:14 PM »
yeah it shouldn't be a problem, it's pretty well lit until you turn off the spilli road, i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2006, 08:05:23 PM »
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i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
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Is that the gorge  :'(

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2006, 07:46:30 PM »
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i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
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Is that the gorge  :'(
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slightly smaller than that!!  just outside the village, i wouldn't be greater surprised if it's still there

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2006, 02:25:30 PM »
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i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
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Is that the gorge  :'(
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slightly smaller than that!!  just outside the village, i wouldn't be greater surprised if it's still there
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OK- I am going to Plakias for the weekend and I will let you know if the hole is fixed.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2006, 02:40:09 PM »
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i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=5666\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Is that the gorge  :'(
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=5667\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


     

slightly smaller than that!!  just outside the village, i wouldn't be greater surprised if it's still there
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=5673\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
OK- I am going to Plakias for the weekend and I will let you know if the hole is fixed.
Santa
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Kourtaliotiko gorge closed?  

Any news on Samaria gorge?  

Leen
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2006, 02:56:01 PM »
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i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=5666\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Is that the gorge  :'(
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=5667\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


     

slightly smaller than that!!  just outside the village, i wouldn't be greater surprised if it's still there
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=5673\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
OK- I am going to Plakias for the weekend and I will let you know if the hole is fixed.
Santa
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Kourtaliotiko gorge closed?  

Any news on Samaria gorge?  

Leen
 
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No, Kourtaliotiko is open, but as far as I know, Samaria is closed for the season.
Santa

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2006, 05:12:57 PM »
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No, Kourtaliotiko is open, but as far as I know, Samaria is closed for the season.
Santa
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this question was asked to Erno on the Spakia site and he was convinced it was open

the board has lost it's old messages so i've asked again

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2006, 07:14:09 PM »
Read on dutch crete forum today : Samaria gorge will be open from May, 1.

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2006, 07:48:34 PM »
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Read on dutch crete forum today : Samaria gorge will be open from May, 1.
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erno's reply today

"Hi Chris,

Last thing I heard is that it will be open like usual, starting from first of May. But I will check this again, and report here.

All the best, Erno"

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2006, 08:47:32 AM »
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yeah it shouldn't be a problem, it's pretty well lit until you turn off the spilli road, i hope they've fixed that hole in the road outside koxares (?)
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Chris,
In case the hole is not fixed and scares you off    you can take the route via the Imbros Gorge.

The views   are worth the de-tour!  

Leen