Thanks for posting! It's so good to have on-the-spot news from our Plakias reporter!.
I'm also looking forward to popping into the shop again in August to catch up on the gossip you can't post!
We have been told that Apollo apartments are being taken over by a British tour operator next year (currently mainly czech)
Not the best apartments in town - but some nice rooms. Last time I stayed there, was with SunMed!
we have been told that Kosmar are going to start coming to Plakias.
would be good to see more competition!I have mailed Kosmar with a general enquiry about Plakias availability for 2005, and requested a brochure. I'll post if/when I hear anything
Argo Travel also come to Plakias at the moment and have a couple of rooms at Apollo. Have had bad reports about Argo e.g. people having to pay £109 for the transfer and then having four people in a taxi.
Argo seem to operate in a different way to most other companies - checked their brochures a couple of times, and always found cheaper!
Olympic are also being really bad on transfers, many people have turned up in the middle of the night and have either by dropped in the main square or outside apartments and left to find their own rooms.
I guess that's OK for regulars - though carrying a heavy suitcase from the square to Dora is not fun!!
Olympic have no rep based in Plakias this year but First Choice have an excellent rep this year, a guy called Gary, who is very committed to his job and trying to ensure problems are sorted as best he can.
Olympic seem to be slipping. I guess we were spoilt by the good times when reps like Kelly and Jacinta looked after us so well.
We went with first choice this year, and were generally impressed. I can certainly endorse what Ali says about Gary - sadly it's unusual to find such an effective and hard-working rep these days.