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Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« Last post by Andrew on May 10, 2017, 05:36:50 PM »
Last year, if I recall I think the rep said it was around E5 to Souda Bay one way. Which if is the case then I think it is quite reasonable. And, again will stop me dehydrating to the point of near collapse on the bike returning from the two surrounding bays.
Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on May 10, 2017, 03:21:59 PM »
Unfortunately we've got to wait until Sept ..........and I', not sure of the prices but someone will know. Watch this space !
Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« Last post by Andrew on May 10, 2017, 02:52:51 PM »
Thanks again all, seems like it will be best to get the taverna to ring as I will be requiring a cool beverage after the beach (and probably during lunch hehe). I think last year the bicycle hire was around E10 for the day so I could probably get the taxi and return for about that and not sweat as much cycling (phew in that warm weather). Does anyone know the one-way taxi price to Souda or Damnoni?

Anybody else going in the second week of June?
Plakias / Re: The Beach
« Last post by Mr T on May 10, 2017, 08:41:14 AM »
We were there March until early April, touring the island but had 5 nights in Plakias.
We've been before this time of year and agree with you that it's beautiful.
Back for three weeks May 17th..often there in October too
Plakias / Re: Whiskey Business
« Last post by Mr T on May 10, 2017, 08:37:28 AM »
Whiskey Business were great fun 2016
I can't wait for their performances this Summer, I'll be at every one!.
Last year they played
Costas Chrysoulas
On the rocks
Lazy backyard and
Costas taverna.
Maybe more..
May 31 st on the rocks is a date?
Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« Last post by Mr T on May 10, 2017, 08:30:52 AM »
We've been many times, Infact we were only there in April and return for three weeks May 17th.
Taxis are easy.
Just get in one at the rank, go to where ever it is you want to, take a mobile and a card from the taxi driver just incase but we've never had to use our own phones as there's always a taverna that will call one for you.
It's usual to be a customer so order a drink each and relax.
Never had a problem.
We're renting a car for the whole three weeks as there's no transfer this year.
21 days hire for a small car 220.
About the same price of a return taxi from the airport.
Good luck and have a lovely holiday
Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on May 09, 2017, 11:11:27 PM »
It's up to you.....simply tell them where you want to go. You could go to Damnoni and then walk or they could drop you off at the beach. The only problem would be getting the taxi back if there is nowhere to ring from...but I have often found the mobile signals are better in Crete than they are here (and I live in the middle of a city !). Most of the tavernas will be able to ring a taxi for you....you just need to make sure you're near one as some of the beaches are just that........nothing but sand, cliffs and sea.....and sunshine....and relaxation....and...and. Hope you enjoy it however you get there. When you get to Plakias just ask where Taxis 4 U are based. I cant quite remember but it is down one of the side streets and they speak good English too. Enjoy.x
Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« Last post by Andrew on May 09, 2017, 10:34:05 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I could get a taxi from the sea front. Then after a day at the beach, I could visit one of the tavernas and phone a taxi when ready. As I wouldn't know in the morning when I'd want to return later that day. I must check out where Taxis 4 U are?

Additionally, would the taxis drive to Ammoudaki or is it best to stop at Damnoni and walk around the cliff road/pass?
Plakias / Re: The Beach
« Last post by conway s on May 04, 2017, 12:30:34 PM »
Got back on the 30th April been going the last 26years sometimes twice a year never for Easter I must say that it was one of our best visits so far. Truly amazed at the greenness of the place and totally gobsmacked with all the flowers . To anyone who has never been to the area in mid April I can surely recommend that you give it a try. Far end of the beech a few chairs and umbrellas nobody bothered about them so free the whole time of our stay.
Some tavernas  not open but getting ready for the holiday season but still plenty to choose from. We had one shower whilst there not much though then it got warmer and warmer until we sadly had to leave. Hey Ho back in October cannot wait though I am sure everything will look different.
Plakias / Re: Building work ?
« Last post by Frank And Julie on May 03, 2017, 07:01:05 PM »
Most of the building work is now finished, the hotel lemon has had a major overhaul and they have gutted the top floors re-built all the inside walls and new balconies etc,  I think it is just about finished now.

A new block of apartments has sprung up on the road to the far end opposite Alianthos Beach,just in the plastering stage now so maybe  finished in a month or so.

The new Taverner opposite the cosy bar is called "Throumpi" and is very good, its more of a traditional menu and Manolis the owner goes into the mountains most day to collect the herbs and greens that they serve and free dives in the season to catch octopus.

Manousis taverner at the back of Alianthos Gardens has had a overhaul with new decor, toilet block and updated menu, new staff, a must visit for regulars I would suggest.

Sifis is still as good as ever, Geo Mar has had some work done, but not sure exactly what there was just some building materials outside for a few weeks in Jan/Feb.

A few new houses springing up on the Selia / Plakias road overlooking the new harbour my house being one of them.

The taverner on the right just as you drive out of selia towards the small george ( I cant rember the name ) is good, Nikos the owner/chef has been working in the Plakias area as a chef at many taverners for the last 25 years and is now open again for his second season.

Its getting busy in the main town now, I must admit I prefer it when we were just about the only "foreigners" in town on a night and people has time to chat, but now we are in the mid 20s I can't say I miss the winter weather.

Happy holidays everyone ... and Yamas !



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