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Where to stay / design your own accomodation
« on: November 28, 2003, 05:20:16 PM »
I'd go for satellite TV BUT make the stations available decent ones! A number of times I have seen places advertise that and then deliver two fuzzy picture stations and one in Turkish or something equally useful  

News, sport in English at least I'd say.

Kitchen utensils - not many really - who cooks indoors when eating out is so cheap? BUT Don't forget a corkscrew - and a spare corkscrew too!    
Oh and some local maps.

PlakChat / Be honest now!!
« on: November 15, 2003, 01:03:50 PM »
Funny thing is I can't really say why. The beaches were good, weather (apart from the wind) great, company fab,  yet...I suppose Crete as a whole is a bit big for me and I prefer small islands. Best I can come up with, really!!

PlakChat / Be honest now!!
« on: November 15, 2003, 10:39:20 AM »
Has anyone here been to Plakias and...well...not thought it that great?  Or did I miss something? For me at least, other places have much more to offer. Those that know me will know what I'm going to say next - it's Naxos for me every time!        

PlakChat / I don't want to go
« on: September 08, 2003, 01:05:36 PM »
I can't stand flying either - or heights - crikey, I put thick socks on and I get dizzy when I stand up! But it's safer than driving - did you know that in Turkey it's now compulsory to keep a body-bag in your car!  

Plakias / Countdown
« on: September 08, 2003, 12:54:09 PM »

try  for a preview of the in-flight cuisine!

Where to stay / 3 bedded accomodation????
« on: August 15, 2003, 01:02:17 PM »
I stayed at Ifigenia ( along with KarenT's bunch) in June. It's okay if a little out-of-the-way.  I don't know if they have 3-bedroom apartments, I suspect not but does it matter all that much? My room was adequate and €20 a night. No pool but you can go to Oasis just a little way up the road.


Plakias / Spending in Plakias
« on: August 13, 2003, 12:03:15 PM »
   I'd say take Euro travellers cheques and some Euro's. As I have mentioned elsewhere and has been intimated above, changing £ can be tricky. Trav cheques are secure. As for commission, I personally don't worry about it - it's such a small percentage.

Plakias / in plakias
« on: August 09, 2003, 08:33:23 PM »
It's sizzling here as well!!   36'C in my car today - and I parked it in the shade!!


Where to stay / Villa Ioanna
« on: July 30, 2003, 06:14:48 PM »
Ostraco's bar on the front has 'net access. Cross the bridge (sea on your left ) and it's about 200 yards further along the road.


Plakias / Get your money back!
« on: July 30, 2003, 01:15:55 PM »
Yvonne - I'm not old, just life-experienced!
Worrabout Jubblies? Always leapt out the carton if you squeezed it too tightly.  
The 'manky' brown spangles- weren't they 'Old English'?

Plakias / Where Not to Go ?
« on: July 29, 2003, 02:40:47 PM »
Best meal out was the Corali fish restaurant on the front by Ostraco bar. If you like fish, that is.  

Best beach - Ammoudaki. Swimwear not much in evidence! Not windy as it's sheltered but take your own food/drinks. Taverna Akti nearby is also a good place to eat. A fair walk from Plakias but as you have a car it's about 15 minutes easy pootle.    

The city of Rethymnon is a must - I liked it there. The fortress is imposing but there's not a lot in it - in my opinion not worth paying €12 for 4 of you.  

No doubt many other suggestions will head your way!


Plakias / Get your money back!
« on: July 27, 2003, 03:08:33 PM »
  Get outta here!   Rhubarb and custard!  Flying saucers!  White chocolate mice!

Who remembers Aztec bars or Five Boys?

Plakias / Get your money back!
« on: July 26, 2003, 12:57:12 PM »
My mates (Ahem!) used to pinch the old Tizer bottles from the back of the off-licence and get 3d on them -  they nicked the same bottles 44 times before the owner latched on...  !

Plakias / Get your money back!
« on: July 25, 2003, 12:49:58 PM »
Don't forget to take your empty Mythos/Amstel bottles back - there's a deposit paid on the bottle! Not everywhere tells you that. (hic!)  

Plakias / Mosquitos and Chemists
« on: July 22, 2003, 11:50:27 AM »
JulieB...Go to Ammoudaki beach - it's tiny pebbles and they don't blow about!

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