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Holiday Companies / Re: Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« on: October 12, 2017, 05:52:39 PM »
Or, of course, you could go by public transport: very cheap, and not as bad as you think. 

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PlakChat / Re: Snorkelling masks
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:09:39 PM »
Thanks for all this.  As it happens, when in Plakias I discovered that my goggles were leaking through one lens as the mounting was chipped so I had to ditch them.  Even though conventional snorkel tubes may have anti-flooding valves, it can still happen that if you are breathing in and a wave washes over you, you can breathe in a whole load of water and end up coughing and spluttering.  Do these new masks protect you from such an experience?  If so, and as I don't have a pair of goggles any more, I might be tempted to buy one of the new masks.  (Incidentally, the masks I saw being used in Plakias were like the ones shown on the website in shinaria's post.)

Noopsy

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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:46:31 PM »
Yes, I've updated the prices too.  Bear in mind, though, that the prices I have shown are not average prices charged by that particular restaurant: where I have shown a high price it is because I had a more expensive dish on my visit e.g. fish.

Noopsy

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PlakChat / Snorkelling masks
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:30:02 PM »
When I was in Plakias this year I noticed a number of snorkelers using a new type of mask.  It covered the face in full and had a little breathing pipe protruding from the top.  Does anyone know anything about them?  Are they better than the usual goggles/snorkel combination?

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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:22:13 PM »
I've attached the 5th edition of my list of restaurants which includes Throumbi and also Gialos which no one has mentioned on this forum so far.

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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:08:42 PM »
Yeh, this all started on the 1st September, coincidentally when there was a massive improvement in the weather.

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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Throubis (opposite Cozy Cafe)
« 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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Plakias / Re: Building work ?
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:15:19 AM »
Do you know the name of the new taverna?

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Holiday Companies / Re: Jet2 flight competition
« on: November 15, 2016, 03:50:04 PM »
You could try Paleochora.

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Plakias / Re: Maybe the last time?
« on: October 18, 2016, 08:52:28 PM »
I recall reading on here a couple of years ago someone saying they were giving up on Plakias and going to start going to Paleachora. Anyone know what that's like?
I went to Paleochora 8 years ago so maybe my comments aren't so valid any more.  Anyway, my impression of Paleochora then was that it had a nicer beach and the people were friendlier than in Plakias.  It has a good range of restaurants, though I would avoid the 'Dionisos':  the service is terrible, the food mediocre, and I suffered from food poisoning afterwards.  However, I still prefer Plakias: it has a certain je ne sais quoi which keeps me going back.

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Holiday Companies / Re: Chania Airport
« on: July 13, 2016, 07:09:59 PM »
If you are travelling exclusively by public transport, I think Chania is a better choice: unlike in Heraklion, the airport bus takes you directly to Chania town station from where you can catch the bus to Rethymnon.  Chania is also a quieter airport than Heraklion IMHO.  However, I, personally, will continue to use Heraklion simply because I am very familiar with the set-up there, and find there is more variety in using that route.

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Plakias / Re: Travellers cheques
« on: June 22, 2016, 01:26:03 PM »
I've been able to change mine at the car hire place (I can't remember the name) on the seafront next to the road leading to the "Medousa"  without any problems.

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Plakias / Re: Yipeeeee
« on: March 22, 2016, 05:41:01 PM »
Do let us know what they're like.

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Gossip / Re: February onwards temperatures 2016
« on: March 15, 2016, 04:49:03 PM »
The other week on Forces TV they showed the temperatures for Cyprus to be in excess of 30 deg. C which I thought was surprising.  Maybe it was just a blip in the weather.

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PlakChat / Re: it's quiet Carruthers.... too quiet
« on: March 15, 2016, 04:38:28 PM »
I've been told that they're making a Scouser version of "Silence of the Lambs".  It will be titled "Shut Up Ewes".

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