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PlakChat / New Plakias Recruits
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:45:56 PM »
I was talking to a young couple from Derbyshire today who have been here for a week and asked them if they had had a good time.  They said they had had a great time and would definitely be coming back.  They told me they had been to Egypt and Turkey on holiday but found the Greeks to be the most genuine and loved the way they had been treated and looked after during the week.  Considering it was one of the busiest weeks I have known in the 12 summers we have now been here, I think this is great to hear.  I know comments have been made about 'greed' down here but I believe the reaction from this couple is much nearer to the truth.

Plakias / FIRE
« on: July 07, 2006, 11:16:04 AM »
Well, I'm afraid disaster struck yesterday and we had a fairly major fire here.  Luckily nobody was hurt and no buildings were damaged.  However the destruction to the olive trees and the other plants is devastating.

It started up the valley by the old mill and as we were having extremely strong winds it was almost impossible to control it.  Many of the locals battered for hours trying to save their olives and we had the fire brigade down from Spili and Rethymno.

It spread down the valley then veered off towards Secret Nest burning a huge swathe behind Clio and Ariadne studios, past Aretousa, Secret Nest and up the right side of Lappa apartments.  The whole of the hillside between On the Rocks and Talos has been burnt out completely as well as much the hill up towards Selia.  

The fire brigade were fighting it all night, you could see the glows of fire all up the hillside.

The bad news is that it has kicked off again today mid-morning half way up to Selia, the hope is that as the wind is dropping they may be able to bring in the helicopter to douse it.  But it's still burning as I am writing this.

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