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Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« on: March 22, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
Just looked myself. It will be the dust blown from Africa which was forecast. Never seen it as bad as that on cams

PlakChat / Re: Rain and Sleet
« on: December 24, 2017, 08:21:48 AM »
Been keeping an eye on your local real time weather station and webcams and yes your weather does seem rather wet and cool. It is relatively mild here in UK and I suspect we are having similar temperatures as you are having. I assume there will be a fair amount of snow on the tops on Crete now. Overall probably more wintry with you than us right now.

Merry Christmas

Plakias / Re: book about Plakias
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:47:34 PM »
Just bought mine 30 mins ago at supermarket where Ali works.

Gossip / Re: Useful links
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:52:08 PM »
Yes I also find that clicking the link followed by back page reveals the two working links on iOS iPad.

Gossip / Re: Useful links
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:20:20 AM »
Me too on iOS - no go with either chrome or safari

Plakias / Re: Tourist Event in September
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:03:05 PM »
This event has still taken place every year so far. Always on the same date 27 September. So I assume that will indeed be the case this year.

Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:08:06 PM »
I looked at the photo of the queue at Heraklion airport and could see it was a queue of passengers still with all their luggage. That means they were in a checkin queue and not an immigration control queue. Checkin queues outside the doors of Heraklion airport are not exactly uncommon at very busy times such as now. The same article says "Greece, Denmark and Austria are expected to adopt the new rules sometime over the next few weeks." so there may indeed be problems of this nature at Heraklion fairly soon (when we are there in September !!)

Plakias / Re: Rain?
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:19:14 PM »
I was watching your weather every day and have just had very long chat with Les and Chris. OK it might have been the worst you have had in 13 visits it would have been great for us. We don't like it very hot and a bit of rain doesn't bother us. We really envied you all being there. Far better weather for us than an ultra hot September (say). Anoraks and boots are our choice !!

Plakias / Re: Rain?
« on: May 29, 2017, 02:24:03 PM »
There was 12mm rain yesterday and 10m today. The muddy colour of the water is usually caused by the two streams going into spate after a torrential shower carrying lots of sediment. Not been stormy for a while. You can see all this info re weather on the real time weather station situated on Medousa :-


Plakias / Re: September update
« on: October 05, 2016, 07:56:39 AM »
Yes - we just back as well. Second time this year. Wonderful holiday at wonderful place with wonderful people - especially the company at Stella Pension. Evi and Markos at Stella make us all so welcome and are the head of one big holiday family. Breakfast club a major social event :))

Antonis is one of our very favourite eating places and deservedly getting very popular indeed in the evenings now. Booked again for next year.


Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic rep saga
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:14:10 AM »
Saw her yesterday afternoon walking past Livikon - smartly dressed in Olympic uniform and carrying lots of brochures or something. Would have been very impressed but we come here independently :))

Gossip / Re: This time yesterday
« on: August 18, 2016, 07:45:31 PM »
Agreed but we like Antonis place in the evenings as well - though can be difficult if very windy

Where to go / Re: Kourtaliotiko Gorge
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:46:09 PM »
There is usually adequate with cars safely parking on the side of the road. Rarely are there dozens of vehicles there

Plakias / Re: Walk over top of Plakias hill
« on: May 20, 2016, 02:47:14 PM »
Very much so. Easier to pick up the path if you start at Kalypso. Best route is to take path to Damoni via olive groves from end of Plakias road and take the very obvious track to Kalypso from Damoni descending into Kalipso via a very dramatic set of concrete stairways. Then on the road out of Kalypso the track to Plakias is well signed and obvious when you get on to it. We think it is one of the best walks near Plakias.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: To Exepoito
« on: April 29, 2016, 02:59:32 PM »
Supermarket looks like staying. Just been in there today to shop and chat with Ali - her birthday today.

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