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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« Last post by Bertie on November 03, 2017, 10:49:36 AM »
Yes. Sorry - I know this is a forum for Plakias but I too like Paleochora very much. As previously stated, it appeals to the same types as does Plakias. There are fewer British and more Scandinavians.  The beach is lovely - far end is the same as Plakias - and the town has much more character than Plakias. It's easy to get to by local bus from Chania as long as flight times coincide reasonably. Plenty of accommodation available on Booking.com.
I usually do both on the same trip - 10 to 14 days in each - and take the ferry from Paleochora to Chora Skafion and then taxi to Plakias. The ferry trip is spectacular.
However, having been to both several times my partner and I just cannot state that we prefer one over the other. But I think our main attraction to Plakias is Amoudaki beach so if you don't use Amoudaki I think you may prefer Paleochora.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by Bertie on November 03, 2017, 10:36:56 AM »
I visit Plakias (and Paleochora) every year and take the public bus services both ways every time. It's efficient, comfortable, reliable and cheap.
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Plakias / Re: book about Plakias
« Last post by mickydripping on October 28, 2017, 09:47:06 AM »
Just returned from Plakias, tried to buy a copy"Plakias in the past" but everywhere the same story..."Sorry, sold out, don't know when there will be available again". So if anyone has a spare or unwanted copy, I am interested in buying it. Thanks
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Where to stay / Re: Off season?
« Last post by ostraco on October 26, 2017, 06:44:28 PM »
Let us know how you get on Roger. It's certainly something I'd think about doing again.
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Where to stay / Re: Off season?
« Last post by Rodger on October 26, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll look into it.
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Gossip / Re: Real time weather statistics
« Last post by Singley on October 25, 2017, 07:29:54 PM »
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Where to stay / Re: Off season?
« Last post by ostraco on October 22, 2017, 02:25:11 PM »
Three of us went out in November a few years ago. We all agreed it was well worth the effort.
We travelled Heathrow to Athens with BA, then got an internal flight to Heraklion. A very smooth trip, not too expensive, and a very interesting stop-over in Athens. We picked up a hire car at the airport, which we used most days to explore the area. It really is fantastic off-season.
We stayed at Kostas - arranged in advance by email. Other places are available these days to I think. I hope another board member might be able to offer suggestions.
Although quiet, we managed to eat and shop with no problem. Sifis stays open, and was quite busy some nights. I believe more places are open these days.
Ostraco (downstairs) was open, and very warm on the chilly evenings.
It was great to see the bay without sunbeds - and it was still warm by day. I swam most days, the sea was warm, if a little choppy sometimes.
I would say - give it a try!
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Plakias / Re: Far end beach
« Last post by Barny on October 22, 2017, 10:29:24 AM »
Yes, it still is.
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Plakias / Re: Far end beach
« Last post by Rodger on October 22, 2017, 10:13:20 AM »
In my day the far end was a clothes-optional hangout, is that still the case?
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Where to stay / Off season?
« Last post by Rodger on October 22, 2017, 10:10:23 AM »
So I've heard of people visiting Plak during the winter - what are the options (if any) for accommodation, eating, getting there, in say December?
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