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Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:38:22 PM »
OK.  I will add my tuppence to this debate.  I prefer Plakias but, the bus service between Chania and Paleochora is better than between Rethymnon and Plakias, the people in Paleochora are friendlier, and the beach is more interesting.  The range and quality of restaurants in both resorts is about the same.   

Where to stay / Re: Preveli rooms/beach
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:44:31 PM »
If you are travelling by bus from Heraklion to Plakias you need to take one to Rethymnon, and from there another to Plakias.  Here is the link to timetables and other useful information:

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2018
« on: January 23, 2018, 07:01:48 PM »
Also new for this year is yet another airline, Air France are the carrier for some flights to Heraklion.  Will be different, possibly moules and frites?? on board. well I can live in hope.



Ooooooooo!  Are they flying from Heathrow by any chance?


Forum and Website discussion / Re: Strange mails via
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:30:44 PM »
Have just been looking at my yahoo account and also found 4 spam e-mails with sender coming up as board etc.  So have blocked that address, and hopefully will receive nothing further.

Plakias / Re: Still fantastic
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:18:31 PM »
Taverner Marou alway open

Where is this taverna; I've never heard of it.

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. 

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.)


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.

Plakias / Re: Building work ?
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:15:19 AM »
Do you know the name of the new taverna?

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

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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