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Gossip / Re: How did you first find Plakias?
« Last post by FionaCW on August 21, 2017, 02:45:47 PM »
What an interesting post....thoroughly enjoyed reading thru' all the previous entries !  I too first visited Crete back in 1985 and was also at the Akti Zeus same year as Vulcan when there was only 1 tall refinery tower at Linoperamata !   The years rolled by with visiting other parts of the world and other Greek islands when..... 10 or 11 years ago the sister said - do you fancy going to Crete in September?  She'd been to other places in the island and she narrowed it down to Bali and Plakias and thank goodness we picked Plakias.  We came with Olympic (Edwina was the rep) and stayed (ever since) at the Costa Crysoula and we will be back again in 2 weeks.  We've hired a jeep and got out and about over the years and a couple of years ago we drove back to the Akti Zeus.  Such a shame to see such a lovely hotel all boarded up and now there is a huge refinery just along the beach !  Since we started going to Plakias there have been a few changes and a few 'well-kent' faces missing at the far end - but its definitely a place that has a hold on you.  I never imagined that 10/11 years down the line I would still be coming to the same place, same apartment and same bar - Aggelos is such a laugh and definitely the best barman in Crete, the Costa Crysoula is just like coming home, and seeing Sylvia, her mum and little Rocky, both Costas's and Crysoula - the welcome is genuine and seeing everyone in the bar at the end of the night after visiting Joe's bar and any one of the great restaurants is just the best.  So looking forward to September - a jug of red wine and all will be well with the world ! 
Gossip / Re: How did you first find Plakias?
« Last post by Barny on August 21, 2017, 01:09:57 PM »
This is a topic I started years ago regarding how people first found Plakias.
Now I see a lot of new faces on here and am interested to learn how you, too, found Plakias?

Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« Last post by kalloni on August 14, 2017, 12:05:10 PM »
An off topic enquirery, JBMouse you mentioned you were in Lesvos in June, where do you fly from as we were regular visitors to Skala Kalloni until the flights stopped from Manchester.
Plakias / Re: Tourist Event in September
« Last post by kalloni on August 14, 2017, 11:51:07 AM »
Yes it is a annual event, and we have been fortunate enough to be in Plakias at the right time to enjoy most of them. There was one year l think it was 2015 when it was cancelled during the day due to poor weather, (rain and wind.) The car park by the bridge in front of the tavernas is usually cordoned off a day or so before to erect the stage so you get an idea when it is happening.
Plakias / Re: Tourist Event in September
« Last post by John R on August 12, 2017, 09:03:05 PM »
This event has still taken place every year so far. Always on the same date 27 September. So I assume that will indeed be the case this year.
Plakias / Tourist Event in September
« Last post by JeanW on August 12, 2017, 06:22:42 PM »

A few years ago I was on holiday in Plakias late September when a big social event was held in the car park square.  The local tavernas provided food and drink and there was a Greek dancing display, live music and various other entertainments - a fabulous time was had by all.  Does anyone know if this was a one off, or is it a regular annual event.  I ask because I will be in Plakias late next month.
Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic Holidays 2018
« Last post by JeanW on August 12, 2017, 03:55:43 PM »
Thank you for sharing that info with the forum.  I had also noticed the transfer issue and in fact was considering Kalymnos instead of Crete due to the high cost of transfer from Heraklion to Plakias.
Holiday Companies / Olympic Holidays 2018
« Last post by Colin & Sandra on August 12, 2017, 10:33:56 AM »
Looking at Olympics Website for next year it shows transfers for every other Island except all of Crete. So I have rung them this morning, and it seems that the transfers via coach are still happening next year, but you currently need to book over the phone rather than on-line to get confirmation.
So all sorted for next June.
Where to eat...or not! / Re: Throubis (opposite Cozy Cafe)
« Last post by JeanW on August 09, 2017, 05:56:59 PM »
Many thanks for the directions.  I have been to Plakias before but tend to use the tavernas along the front overlooking the sea as I love the views - Gioma being a favourite.
Where to eat...or not! / Re: Throubis (opposite Cozy Cafe)
« Last post by Arnaki on August 09, 2017, 12:10:59 PM »
You can access Kosta Chrysoula either through a little passageway or via the road beside the supermarket. So as you go up the road by the supermarket, Throubis is on the left hand side about half way between the sea front and the lane to the back entrance of Kosta Chrysoula. I don't know if you've been to Plakias before so not sure what landmarks to give you. Just down the road from Minoiko. Cozy Backyard (sorry got the name wrong) is a newish bar next to Ksezoni. In short, it is a very short stroll from Kosta Chrysoula.
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