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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Throubis (opposite Cozy Cafe)
« Last post by Noopsy on August 08, 2017, 06:56:40 PM »
The taverna is actually called Θρούμπι - pronounced Throumbi - and by all accounts is very good.  I shall be visiting it during my stay in Πλακιάς, and will add a short review on it to my list of restaurants when I get back.
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PlakChat / Exchange rate
« Last post by Susan K on August 08, 2017, 09:22:22 AM »
As the exchange rate is so poor at the moment (1.08) at the post office, I am wondering if I might get a better rate in plakias. Would anyone be able to tell me what is at the moment please? Also can you still exchange at the Alianthos and car rental place?

Many thanks
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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Throubis (opposite Cozy Cafe)
« Last post by kalloni on August 07, 2017, 03:26:44 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation, we will pay a visit in September.
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Where to eat...or not! / Throubis (opposite Cozy Cafe)
« Last post by Arnaki on August 07, 2017, 12:01:15 PM »
We ate at Throubis last night and I can recommend it. We had a tomato & cucumber salad and the ingredients were really tasty. I had octopus with pasta, which was really succulent. Mr Arnaki had pastitsio which he also rated highly. With half a kilo of red wine it came to 24. We had a free carafe of raki and a small dessert on the house. The service was extremely friendly and efficient. Whilst we were there a party of 14 turned up, were accommodated without fuss and the service to all customers continued without problem. Throubis has been quite busy so may not need my recommendation, but I wouldn't want you to miss out.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« Last post by Susan K on August 06, 2017, 02:56:47 PM »
In today's newspaper it says Greece does not intend to implement the additional security checks until 7th October this year. Which I believe is around the time it was meant to commence in all EU country's .

That's very good news
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Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« Last post by kalloni on August 06, 2017, 11:22:33 AM »
In today's newspaper it says Greece does not intend to implement the additional security checks until 7th October this year. Which I believe is around the time it was meant to commence in all EU country's .
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Plakias / Re: News
« Last post by kalloni on August 05, 2017, 12:32:16 PM »
The Plakias winds are part of the summer Greek meltimi winds which originate around the mountains of central and Eastern Europe, passes over the Black Sea then funnels through the bosphouros and down the Aegean Sea. When it reaches Crete along the north coast it is then concentrated through the various north to south gorges. Plakias is at the end of a short straight gorge ending very close to the the village so the wind unfoturnately does not have time to break up before reaching the sea.
The winds show up well on the ventusky or windytv apps or webpages as mentioned in April posts this year.
Hope I haven't bored you to much.
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Plakias / Re: News
« Last post by Arnaki on August 05, 2017, 12:03:38 PM »
My understanding is that when the Meltemi blows in summer, a wind from the north, it is funnelled down the two gorges which increases the wind strength. Some spots of Plakias seem windier than others, which may have to do with the alignment with the gorges perhaps? I'm disabled and nearly got blown off my feet a couple of times yesterday, but today the wind is lighter with the usual strong gusts here and there. None of the wind and weather forecasts seem accurate!
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Plakias / Re: News, tui group development
« Last post by mickydripping on August 04, 2017, 05:54:40 PM »
Just been researching TUI's plans to open a new "Robinson" resort on south coast of Crete. I immediately thought of Damnoni...but fortunately its somewhere near Ierapita, so no worries for now, although I feel someday all of Plakias bay and Damnoni will be urbanised...sad!

I read that the famous Plakias wind is sandblasting as usual...has anyone got any explanation for this , such as local topography, particular weather or wind directions?
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Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« Last post by FionaCW on August 04, 2017, 07:27:59 AM »
That's good news.....don't want anything getting in the way of us getting down to Plakias.  On the way home you're conditioned in a way to potential queuing at the airport and no seats in the terminal depending on flight times of course and how busy the airport is.  But arriving with that glorious 17 nights stretching ahead of you.....wahoo !!
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