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Offline TonyH

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Olympic rep saga
« on: July 10, 2016, 03:14:38 PM »
This topic get more interesting as the season unfolds.  We were in Plakias for the first week of the season and met Dominik the replacement for dear departed Les ,  we both said then that we did not expect him to last, nice lad but unsuited for here.
We came back on 28th June to find Dom still here, surprise surprise, but he told us that he was leaving he could not stand it??? so he put in for a transfer, OK, next thing Dave had arrived and Dom was showing him round, this was Monday this week.  Fast forward to Friday, we bumped into Dom with a new face, we were introduced to Tom, it turns out that Dave had done a runner, resigning from Olympic and leaving immediately.  So Tom is the latest in the hot seat.  Those of you coming next week, we go home on Tuesday 12th will have to look out and see who the rep will be.  It's just like a soap opera but less exciting???
Oh yes, the wind is very strong, but it's nice and hot been between 30 and 35 most days.

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 05:26:29 PM »
OK somebody - own up - who is frightening them off? let's check the calendar, who's out there now? One step forward the guilty party!

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 10:57:09 PM »
Dominick is a really nice chap. He told us that he found Plakias too quiet and felt lonely as the only Rep in the area and does not drive.
We took him out to dinner to a rural Taverna with fantastic food and regailed him with tales of Plakias and Crete in the Hippy days. So probably our fault.
Moving on to Kefalonia tomorrow. If he found Plakias quiet he may be in for a shock and Kefalonia has an extremely limited Bus service for getting about. Hopefully he will be in the more bucket and spade resorts of Lassi or Skala which are the busiest.
We really wish him the best, a lovely approachable and helpful Rep.

So on to Tom. Where was he before or is he new to Olympic?


« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 01:11:44 AM by Voloudakis »

Offline phillip

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 11:59:17 PM »
Let's start a campaign to bring back Les....

Offline Peter G

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 11:22:54 PM »
Hi all, after many years of reading your enlightening info as a guest I've now joined up, whoopee-doo! Seriously though, if we find proof that some idiotic new manager displaced Les then we will be starting our own campaign. Ive been waiting for a reply from Les as once again we will be spending a few weeks in September at Kostas C. and have only just found out the bad news. Still looking forward as always to the "Plakias magic" BUT as somebody above aptly stated, if it aint broke dont fix it!

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 03:02:58 PM »
Actually, Les is currently the rep for Plakias on an emergency, part-time basis, as yet another rep has been and gone. He is doing this along with his main job in Agia Marina. There have been some communication problems between Olympic and the accommodation providers. Kostas was told a couple were here for a week, so allocated us their room. When we arrived, there was great concern that they had gone off for the day without vacating the room. However, when they returned it turned out they were here for two weeks. I have also heard that this week people turned up at Dora only to find that Olympic hadn't told Dora that they were coming! I assume this communication problem is to do with main office, rather than Les, but it all feels very shambolic.

If you have any specific accommodation requests, I'd advise you to contact Kosta Chryssoula direct. They have a website.

So the saga continues....

Offline Peter G

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 07:44:05 PM »
Thanks for the extra info,we usually mail Kostas a week or so before arrival to remind him and based on the above fiasco it appears that this is more important than ever. The Les thingy may be just coincidence but it looks as though accommodation owners have been let down.

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 08:38:15 PM »
As it is now late in the season what are the odds that Olympic will not replace the rep for Plakias but will carry on with occasional cover.

Offline phillip

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 09:27:23 PM »
100% guaranteed he will not be replaced.

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2016, 04:24:38 PM »
Arrived yesterday to be met by Elspeth, not seen her about since.

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #10 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 :))

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 05:11:39 PM »
We travel independently but Elspeth is doing a very good job & looking after people.
Les could never be replaced as everyone is different & he was exceptional & is sadly missed but if Elpeth is here next year I think she will be her very best.

Offline JackieatUrbanAgenda

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2016, 11:06:52 AM »
OK.....Les is going to be very difficult to replace and this year Olympic have had problems allocating a rep but we got to know Elspeth quite well and she is doing her best....so give her a chance. She has had to pick up a difficult situation so please don't be too hard on her....much of the hassle is not her fault !!!!!

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 09:56:01 AM »
OK. We met Elspeth on our first day which was her first day. Lovely lady and so helpful.

Offline phillip

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Re: Olympic rep saga
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2016, 10:47:36 AM »
Les is joining the real world in two weeks and getting a proper job in Glasgow permanently. His Mum has put her foot down. We will miss you Les.