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Plakias / Wind and Plakias
« Last post by fischerl on July 06, 2018, 10:21:45 AM »
Hello all,

I am new in this forum. My name is Alex and I'm from Austria. I don't speak English very well, sorry.

Four or five years ago I found pictures of Plakias on the homepage of a hotel. Since this time I really wanted to spend my holidays in Plakias.
Next week we finally fly to Plakias !!! And I am looking forward to it sooo much !!!

We found an appartment which meets all our requirements, the flight is booked and the transfer is arranged :-)

But there is one question left: we read that in Plakias the wind should be so strong. You can't enjoy the days on the beach.

Is this really true? I can't imagine.

May I ask you what is real? Is this the truth?

Thank you so much in advance and best regards from Austria
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by Noopsy 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.   
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by spottttttt on June 21, 2018, 08:55:07 PM »
We split our holidays between the two as well, they are both different  but we love both places equally, having said that we are only visiting Paleochra  this year.
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by Bertie on June 20, 2018, 10:01:12 AM »
I too split my holidays between Paleorchora and Plakias and disagree with the two previous posts about Paleochora.
I'm not saying that one place is better than the other but in my opinion Paleochora town has a degree of traditional charm which Plakias does not. There are several very good places to eat and the town beach is a kilometre of beautiful sand, never overcrowded (if you're prepared to walk along a bit) and not scruffy like that at Plakias. I agree that there is more choice of nearby beaches at Plakias but I never want more than the town beach at Paleochora. There's no need for a car as there are really few places to go once you're there. Just take the bus from Chania and stay put.
We always take the ferry from Paleochora to Skafia and then a taxi to Plakias. The ferry voyage is magnificent.
I look forward to many more stays in both places as I love them equally.
Plakias / Re: Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by Yvonne on June 18, 2018, 09:41:19 PM »
We split our holiday last year,  first week Plakias where we've been for umpteen holidays  and the second week in Paleochora. Oh, dear! Although we did have super accommodation,  there it ended. I am afraid it left us  cold. It just wasn't for us. Maybe we have spent too many years in Plakias, but I know where we would choose to stay in future holidays.
Plakias / Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by Daniel on June 18, 2018, 07:05:19 PM »
We have just returned from a 10 day holiday in Paleochora.

We are long term visitors to Plakias but thought we may enjoy a change in a different resort.
So we booked independently with Ryanair, flew to Chania, hired a car and stayed 10 days at the Aris Hotel.
I will put a review of the Aris Hotel on Trip Advisor later.

These thoughts on our stay:
The drive down from Chania to Paleochora is a nightmare. The road is very narrow and twisty and is not for the faint hearted.
The beaches are no where near as good as at Plakias, apart from the very busy Town Beach.

 Where we were staying, the only way we could find a beach somewhere near our liking was to get into the car and drive for about 15 minutes.
All the nearby beaches were rough pebble beaches.

Paleochora town is much bigger then Plakias and there is a large selection of places to eat but few of them come up to the standard of the ones in Plakias (but eating out was about 15pc cheaper than Plakias).
But the blight of local "musicians" playing in groups of 2 or 3 outside all the Tavernas really lets the pace down.
Some nights, as many as 3 different groups came round during our meal, played 2 tunes and went round with the hat
Ok for 1 or 2 nights, but after 10 nights ?.

Our problem was that we compared everything at Paleochora with it counterpart at Plakias.
And in nearly every aspect, Paleochora came second best.

We will not be returning to Paleochora.
Out decision to have a change of scenery was a mistake.
We should have (and will do) stick to our first love, Plakias.
Looking forward to September and 11 days with George at Creta Mere.

Plakias / Re: first timers
« Last post by Richard on June 16, 2018, 09:41:25 PM »
Karen, you are more than welcome - I love the place. I suppose this website supports the view that many others also do!
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Yvonne on June 07, 2018, 06:42:17 PM »
We split our weeks last year Plakias/Paleochora. Really missed Plakias!
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Noggy on June 07, 2018, 05:48:01 PM »
We stayed in Paleochora a few years ago as well. It is lovely but there was something about it that didn't click with me. Maybe because I insist on a good sea view and it's hard to find a room with a view. Wife loved it because of all the restaurants and the fact that she didn't find any beasties in our room.
PlakChat / Re: Thick Fog!
« Last post by Daniel on June 07, 2018, 11:43:09 AM »
The fog reached us in Paleochora mid morning but has gone by lunch time
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