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Plakias / Re: Back again
« Last post by Ploppy on October 16, 2017, 02:25:28 PM »
The Kafenion has been called many things over the years as different people run it.
I have always found it to be excellent.

Just back from a 2-week trip and we visited Xezonis 3 times with friends. We opted to do 'Greek Tapas', i.e share a load of starters which were always excellent.
It is made even better by the friendly staff including Michalis and Tania.
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Plakias / Update, and the wind
« Last post by JBMouse on October 14, 2017, 08:23:09 AM »
We have been at KC since Tuesday 10th. and the breeze hasn't stopped! Not the full scale gale that can happen, but a constant strong blow, night and day. Not good for the tavernas! Plakias is very busy, Kostas is pretty much full, but not so many Brits. Temperatures are down on previous years in October, but still pleasant out of the wind. One more week to go, hoping for better but expecting the wind to stay! Elspeth is clearing off next Wednesday , leaving us to our own devices, (normal Olympic practice) but says she would like to return next year.
Much remains the same, thankfully, and we will probably return next year, with Olympic deals being a decider.
Monday 16th. Update:
The wind has been very strong for the last 24 hours. 2 sunbeds successfully drowned themselves in KC pool overnight, Vangelis fished them out. The flag on the port wall by Christos is now in tatters. Reports say the wind will only disappear on Wednesday, we disappear on Friday, KC closes 4th. November.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by Noopsy on October 12, 2017, 05:52:39 PM »
Or, of course, you could go by public transport: very cheap, and not as bad as you think. 
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Holiday Companies / Re: Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by ostraco on October 11, 2017, 04:28:28 PM »
My worst was 5 hours Heraklion to Plakias. This was many years ago, and if I remember correctly it was with Thompson. Yes, there used to be a choice of tour operator. At one time there were seven different UK companies offering holidays in Plakias.

These days, you don't always get a transfer with Olympic, but we don't use them if they are offered.
Taxis are a faster and more convenient option - or get someone from Plakias to pop out and pick you up.

Our normal solution is to hire a car at the airport. If you deduct the cost of taxis each way then it costs little extra to have transport available - to go for dinner in Sellia, or seek out a sheltered beach if it's windy in Plakias.
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Holiday Companies / Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by JeanW on October 11, 2017, 04:04:01 PM »
Just about the longest transfer time ever - over 4hours to get from Plakias to airport yesterday with Olympic with at least 10 pickups en route.  Worst ever and at the moment can't imagine wanting to do that journey ever again.  One couple decided to get a taxi which took 1hr 20 mins, however it did cost 110 euros!!!!
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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« Last post by Yvonne on October 10, 2017, 09:32:04 PM »
We stayed at Studios George. Although we went independently,  Sunvil do have four studios. I cannot praise them enough.
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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« Last post by kalloni on October 10, 2017, 08:40:45 PM »
I believe Sunvill have acommadation in Paleochra.
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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« Last post by Mike G on October 10, 2017, 02:01:40 PM »
Paleochora appeals to much the same sort of people that like Plakias IMHO. Does anyone know if any tour operator goes there? It has the same disadvantage as Plakias in that it is a long way from the airport.
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Plakias / Re: Far end beach
« Last post by Graham_and_Karen on October 03, 2017, 09:16:35 PM »
As of 10 days ago, yes to both. 2 beds & brolly still 5 euro, I believe donuts still 2 euro but didn't buy one.
It's been a few years since we visited, but good to know that things haven't changed too much. :)
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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« Last post by triton on October 03, 2017, 05:15:21 PM »
Daniel, We spent a week there this year before going to Plakias and liked it very much, hence our decision next year June 2nd to 23rd !!
We intend going to the island of Gavdos for a couple of days as the ferry leaves from there.
Sougia is also good and an easy 30 min drive away. Think you will enjoy it too !!
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