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Plakias / Re: Death of a Plakias regular
« on: April 09, 2016, 06:00:28 PM »
does anyone have Tom's contact details?
I know he lives in Oldham which is not far from me

Plakias / Re: Death of a Plakias regular
« on: April 09, 2016, 03:44:35 PM »
This is just so terrible. John was my good friend and to find he died like this is awful

We had such good times over the years at the Medousa and during the day at the far end

I hope you are at peace now John with good company


PlakChat / Re: Freddie Demeyere
« on: February 25, 2014, 01:40:19 PM »
Freddie was my good friend and I am very sad today

He was a talented musician who lost the ability to play but that never changed his attitude to life and living it. We had so many fun nights at the Medousa, I couldn't tell you how many times we were just reduced to tears of laughter.

RIP mate I am sure someone will have a guitar for you there


A very scary tunnel as I remember, I once told my ex that the village was named in honour of the Israeli actor Chaim Topol..  she believed it for a while

Where to go / Re: Asi Gonia on April 23
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:46:14 PM »
sounds and looks wonderful!

Asi Gonia was the birthplace of George Psychoundakis IRC the Cretan Runner

Where to go / Re: North Coast
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:45:05 PM »
IMHO..most of the costal resorts are much of the same around there, and they are all completing for the same clients... Georgioupolis and the lake close by (Cant remember the name) are very typical

Why not try going into the hills behind and searching out some villages and towns there? Galatas, Anoyia two at both ends of your search.

A good site for the Xania district is  I know the guy that runs it  (Jean)

have fun exploring! still lots of it in Crete

Where to go / Re: Live Bouzuki
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:26:51 PM »
the tourism festival is usually in september, there are usually many dancing troupes from all over the island, a beautiful specticle

Re Bouzuki music...Tradional Cretan music doesn't use the bouzuki, The Lyre s the main/lead instrument, I know our Greek friends would not like to mention the turkish influence (but it's there)


Gossip / Re: camera info
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:39:30 PM »
It's got some really good reviews! Photo and video quality seems to be very impressive and the price looks good. One thing that is probably obvious but it would seem to be a almost fully automatic camera with a good range of pre-sets. The lens is fixed so you won't be be able to swap and change it but looking at the range of it, you wouldn't need to

It runs on AA batteries so you should be always be able to pick spares and I think Nikon are still offering an extra years warranty

lookd good to me!! :)

Gossip / Re: camera info
« on: February 19, 2013, 04:45:08 PM »
Hi Dave

Imho you can't really go that wrong with a Nikon, but I can quite work out which model it is, let me know and I will check out the reviews and let you know if I can see any problems



PlakChat / Re: Summer winds in Plakias
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:28:53 PM »
I wonder if it is a product of climate change.

It certainly isn't a new thing

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Fix
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:48:28 PM »
I am sure I have read somewhere that  'FIX' is actually a greek royal name, perhaps a kings name....

PlakChat / Re: Plakias beaches October
« on: September 17, 2012, 11:34:13 PM »
I love these long range forecasts and look with amazement at a prediction 15 days away when they get it wrong for the following day.


sometimes looking out of the window isn't even a good forecast!! :)

Where to go / Re: Elafonsi
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:39:55 PM »
Elafonisi from above

Where to go / Re: Elafonsi
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:37:09 PM »
Elafonsi is a long thin island, with a small strip of water separating it from the land and it is busy and crowded around the beach area close to shore, the further you go out the quieter it becomes, there are some wonderful little beaches and places to hid in the dunes

On the headland there are some small churches and memorials to the massacre there during the many years of rebellion against Turkish/Ottoman rule

Plakias / Re: coach excursions from Plakias
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:00:26 AM »

                               Barny, (back in England)

arrr  poor barny....

least you got there

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