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Plakias => Where to stay => Topic started by: Rodger on October 22, 2017, 10:10:23 AM

Title: Off season?
Post by: Rodger on October 22, 2017, 10:10:23 AM
So I've heard of people visiting Plak during the winter - what are the options (if any) for accommodation, eating, getting there, in say December?
Title: Re: Off season?
Post by: ostraco on October 22, 2017, 02:25:11 PM
Three of us went out in November a few years ago. We all agreed it was well worth the effort.
We travelled Heathrow to Athens with BA, then got an internal flight to Heraklion. A very smooth trip, not too expensive, and a very interesting stop-over in Athens. We picked up a hire car at the airport, which we used most days to explore the area. It really is fantastic off-season.
We stayed at Kostas - arranged in advance by email. Other places are available these days to I think. I hope another board member might be able to offer suggestions.
Although quiet, we managed to eat and shop with no problem. Sifis stays open, and was quite busy some nights. I believe more places are open these days.
Ostraco (downstairs) was open, and very warm on the chilly evenings.
It was great to see the bay without sunbeds - and it was still warm by day. I swam most days, the sea was warm, if a little choppy sometimes.
I would say - give it a try!
Title: Re: Off season?
Post by: Rodger on October 26, 2017, 06:09:38 PM
Thanks for that, I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Off season?
Post by: ostraco on October 26, 2017, 06:44:28 PM
Let us know how you get on Roger. It's certainly something I'd think about doing again.