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Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: LesleyAnn on February 17, 2005, 08:52:52 PM
Hi there

I'm thinking of going to Plakias in May and really like the look of the Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios. Can anyone tell me a lil more about them? I'm confused about the number of units as different brochures give me different figures!

Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on February 18, 2005, 08:24:50 AM
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Hi there

I'm thinking of going to Plakias in May and really like the look of the Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios. Can anyone tell me a lil more about them? I'm confused about the number of units as different brochures give me different figures!

Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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A previous post mentions 42 units which sounds about right - certainly not 5. We have stayed there and found it ok. Best bet for info is to do a search of the forum for Kostas or Costas (both spellings have been used)
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on February 18, 2005, 01:43:37 PM
Are you sure that the 5 doesn't refer to the number of units of accommodation that Olympic has at the Kostas Chysoulla. The 42 previously mentioned sounds more like it. Or maybe they are in 5 blocks.

We are booked to go there in May with Olympic. I was not too pleased to receive a letter from Olympic a couple of days ago saying that my return flight has been delayed by nearly 12 hours.

So the outward flight leaves Gatwick at 5.30am and arrives just before noon but the return flight dosen't leave until 23.15, arriving Gatwick around 01.25. If the plane we come home on also is arriving at Heraklion at this time, I can't understand why it doesn't leave until so much later. Usually turn around time is about an hour.

This will be the third holiday in a row when a flight has been rescheduled. Last May we were not told this until we arrived at Gatwick (2.5 hour rescheduling, not a delay). Last October I was told while on holiday that my return flight was leaving about 3.5 hours later than stated, resulting in my being on the last train out of King's Cross at ca. 1.00am and probably being the only sober one on the train. Airlines seem to have a habit of doing this at the start or end of the season.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on February 19, 2005, 01:22:52 AM
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We are booked to go there in May with Olympic. I was not too pleased to receive a letter from Olympic a couple of days ago saying that my return flight has been delayed by nearly 12 hours.


Mike
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we're flying out on the 17th from manchester, hopefully on time, fingers crossed

hope your's isn't too bad Mike

chris
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: sheryl on February 19, 2005, 05:05:30 PM
the answer to the 5 or 42 units at kostas chrysoulla is that there are 5 blocks (units) which altogether would make up 42 rooms - honestly i've been there for years  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: LesleyAnn on February 20, 2005, 02:18:08 PM
Thanks for all the replies. Sheryl - I take it u like the place if u've been going for years! Any tips or anything particularly noteworthy?

Tx folks,

LesleyAnn  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on February 22, 2005, 01:50:06 PM
Re. my Feb 18 post in this topic, I have now had another letter from Olympic Holidays saying we are travelling outwards on a 9.00am Monarch flight, and return to Gatwick at 01.25am on an Excel flight. Two changes in less than a week.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: sheryl on February 23, 2005, 01:35:59 PM
hi lesley ann - not sure what to tell you eveything is pretty basic but still has everything you need, its a nice wee friendly place. buffet breakfast if your up in time - pool bar is there for drinks and snacks all day. the pool is always clean as are the rooms - no one really bothers you. the rooms are either ground level or first floor, nothing higher. and the owners (2 kostas's) are friendly and speak great english. if you think of anything that you need too know let me know


on another note i'm coming out in sympathy with mike - the newcastle flight with olympic has now changed its departure time 3 times. i've gave up. its now meant to be 9am but i'm not holding my breath - bet it changes again
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on February 23, 2005, 08:20:47 PM
Seems you are experiencing similar problems to the ones we had when we flew with Olympic 2 years ago - in our case 4 changes, the combined effect being 13 hours less time in the resort. Last year with First Choice was much better
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: LesleyAnn on February 25, 2005, 08:59:23 PM
Thanks Sheryl - its useful to have some background info. We've now booked and will be meeting the 2 Kostas in May! If I think of any other questions I'll just ask...

LesleyAnn    
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on March 01, 2005, 04:02:36 PM
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Re. my Feb 18 post in this topic, I have now had another letter from Olympic Holidays saying we are travelling outwards on a 9.00am Monarch flight, and return to Gatwick at 01.25am on an Excel flight. Two changes in less than a week.

Mike
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I have now spoken to Olympic and have persuaded them to change the flights (at no cost to me) so we are travelling out on the 9.00am Monarch flight and returning on the corresponding flight, which is scheduled to be back at Gatwick at 18.00. Not quite as good as the 05.30am departure (which ensures arrival in resort mid afternoon) but good enough!

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on March 01, 2005, 10:31:35 PM
still on the topic of Kostas-Chrysoulla

i think we are going to be collecting a hire car at the airport, so we'll be missing that treat of a coach transfer from heraklion   :'(

so where are the studios? the brochure says just off the main road but that a little vague
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on March 02, 2005, 08:17:19 AM
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still on the topic of Kostas-Chrysoulla

i think we are going to be collecting a hire car at the airport, so we'll be missing that treat of a coach transfer from heraklion   :'(

so where are the studios? the brochure says just off the main road but that a little vague
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Driving into the town with the sea on your left you go over a bridge, then turn right. Costas Chrysoulla is about 100yds down a side opening on the left, just past some shops and a restaurant serving morrocan food.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on March 02, 2005, 09:14:37 AM
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Driving into the town with the sea on your left you go over a bridge, then turn right. Costas Chrysoulla is about 100yds down a side opening on the left, just past some shops and a restaurant serving morrocan food.
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thanks, i get it, that's the road with the 'euro' shop isn't it?

going going back to the subject of flight changes, guess what I got this morning!

(actually they are better!  now there's a first!  )
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on March 02, 2005, 11:54:40 AM
Yes - the road with the euro shop
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on March 03, 2005, 04:12:06 PM
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Yes - the road with the euro shop
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that's where i'm buying the inlaws presents this year!  

ta very much
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Andy B on April 06, 2005, 12:48:46 AM


Hi LesleyAnn
We stayed at the Studios last October via Olympic and had problems initially.  Despite requesting an upper floor room when we booked in January 2004, we were put in a ground floor room next to the back entrance of the main building - it was awful!  There was no privacy, little security and a poor view.
We were told by the Olympic rep that the Kostas have a habit of "bumping" the package tour residents out of their allocated rooms in favour of relatives and friends.  
After making a considerable fuss, we were transferred after 3 days, into a separate block on the seafront (Glaros apartments, I think), also owned by Kostas.  The first floor room was pretty small but faced South and had a great view of the bay.
The rest of the holiday was great and we are going back this October, but not with Olympic and not to Kostas!!!!!
I do hope you don't suffer the same problems as us - if you're not happy, make a fuss!!!!
Regards
Andy B
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on April 08, 2005, 08:28:12 AM
We had similar problems in 2003, Andy - we had a ground floor annex room with the balcony overlooking the cleaner's cupboard/smoking area  We didn't complain but chose Stella for 2004. For the most part, Costas Chrysoulla is good and the rooms were re-furbished in 2004.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 19, 2005, 03:02:07 PM
Just a thought, do the Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios have safe deposit boxes?

i must admit i do like having one when i'm away
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on April 19, 2005, 03:31:00 PM
Yes they have them (or did last year anyway)
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 19, 2005, 03:53:02 PM
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Yes they have them (or did last year anyway)
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thanks
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on May 28, 2005, 11:32:39 AM
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We had similar problems in 2003, Andy - we had a ground floor annex room with the balcony overlooking the cleaner's cupboard/smoking area  We didn't complain but chose Stella for 2004. For the most part, Costas Chrysoulla is good and the rooms were re-furbished in 2004.
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Somewhere on the Forum this room is identified as No. 56. When earlier this month the Olympic rep gave us our room number on the transfer, I was pleased it was not 56 (it was 59 which was fine, if small). 56 had the worst balcony view I have ever seen. I would have hated it. The apartment above wasn't much better (62 I think). Future visitors to Kostas Chrysoulla beware.

I have done a detailed review of Kostas Chrysoulla in the new review section Ploppy has added. Basically very positive.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on June 01, 2005, 10:45:28 AM
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We had similar problems in 2003, Andy - we had a ground floor annex room with the balcony overlooking the cleaner's cupboard/smoking area  We didn't complain but chose Stella for 2004. For the most part, Costas Chrysoulla is good and the rooms were re-furbished in 2004.
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Somewhere on the Forum this room is identified as No. 56. When earlier this month the Olympic rep gave us our room number on the transfer, I was pleased it was not 56 (it was 59 which was fine, if small). 56 had the worst balcony view I have ever seen. I would have hated it. The apartment above wasn't much better (62 I think). Future visitors to Kostas Chrysoulla beware.

I have done a detailed review of Kostas Chrysoulla in the new review section Ploppy has added. Basically very positive.

Mike
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i think it's number 56's balcony that over looks the stairs and car park, it's right above where the cleaners ( bless their hearts) have their fag break

i think the occupants for the last couple of weeks weren't too happy about it ( or anything else actually  )

great apartments generally, but there are NO safety deposit boxes in the section we were in, and i will update the instructions on how to get to them in the reports section
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on June 01, 2005, 01:10:06 PM
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i think it's number 56's balcony that over looks the stairs and car park, it's right above where the cleaners ( bless their hearts) have their fag break

i think the occupants for the last couple of weeks weren't too happy about it ( or anything else actually  )

great apartments generally, but there are NO safety deposit boxes in the section we were in, and i will update the instructions on how to get to them in the reports section
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Hello Harribobs,

It is definitely No 62 that overlooks the stairs; No 56 is underneath and is even worse, although it was unoccupied during 10-24 May. Both should be avoided.

Hope you enjoyed Kostas Chrysoulla as much as we did.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on June 01, 2005, 01:32:37 PM
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Hello Harribobs,

It is definitely No 62 that overlooks the stairs; No 56 is underneath and is even worse, although it was unoccupied during 10-24 May. Both should be avoided.

Hope you enjoyed Kostas Chrysoulla as much as we did.

Mike
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Hiya Mike

we thought it was great, i hadn't realised you were there as well

we were the noisy ones in 58 (i think) i apologise for the raki induced raucous behaviour but we were lead astray by the OAPs in 57
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on June 01, 2005, 01:55:05 PM
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Hiya Mike

we thought it was great, i hadn't realised you were there as well

we were the noisy ones in 58 (i think) i apologise for the raki induced raucous behaviour but we were lead astray by the OAPs in 57
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Hello Harribobs,

You're forgiven as you only did it once (we were in No 59)!

During our first week (around May 12) a couple of lads almost underneath spent about 3 hours (3.00am -6.00am) shouting and screaming at each other which was much worse.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on June 01, 2005, 02:22:53 PM
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Hello Harribobs,

You're forgiven as you only did it once (we were in No 59)!

During our first week (around May 12) a couple of lads almost underneath spent about 3 hours (3.00am -6.00am) shouting and screaming at each other which was much worse.

Mike
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   oh gawd! now i'm embarrassed, we were having a good laugh though

i also blame Babbis at the Medusa with his never ending supply of raki      

we should have made arrangements for a pint, oh well next time  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on June 21, 2005, 01:46:29 PM
Re Kostas Chrysoulla, do any of the forum members in the travel industry know if  Olympic have dropped this accommodation for 2006? I can't find it on their website under the 2006 brochure. All I can find is the two Alianthos hotels.

This would be a pity, leaving only Kosmar doing self catering accommodation. Maybe it will be in a later version of their brochure.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on June 22, 2005, 09:43:26 AM
i've not heard or seen anything, i will see what i can find out
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on June 23, 2005, 01:22:50 PM
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Re Kostas Chrysoulla, do any of the forum members in the travel industry know if  Olympic have dropped this accommodation for 2006? I can't find it on their website under the 2006 brochure. All I can find is the two Alianthos hotels.

This would be a pity, leaving only Kosmar doing self catering accommodation. Maybe it will be in a later version of their brochure.

Mike
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I can now answer my own question. This is the reply I received from Olympic.

"We will be selling this holiday but we are waiting to receive the
contract from the accommodation before adding it to our system.  Try
again within the next few weeks."

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 21, 2006, 10:10:50 AM
 


got my tickets this morning and just phoned olympic to make sure we will not be in the broom cupboard!!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: DOTTY on April 21, 2006, 11:45:06 AM
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got my tickets this morning and just phoned olympic to make sure we will not be in the broom cupboard!!
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OOh could be fun. Look forward to meeting you    but hope we are not sharing rooms    as I don't fancy broom cupboard either
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 21, 2006, 02:08:53 PM
well if all goes to plan...( does it ever...) we'll be arriving around about 7 o clock, medousa by 8, ostraco by 10 and under the table by 11


but if the last couple of years is anything to go by....it'll be the souvalaki house at 1am!    and i'll be quite happy with that
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: beachcombers on April 21, 2006, 02:17:39 PM
We will make the proper reservations for you.  
And ask if they clean the floor  
Most likely in very sad mood   as we are leaving just before you are arriving.  

Leen & Willemien
         
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 21, 2006, 02:20:57 PM
Leen

if you'd booked 2 weeks you could have carried my bag up to the room!  

i'll have to catch you later  ( september???)

chris
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: beachcombers on April 21, 2006, 02:25:45 PM
14-21 october the Plakianitis investigation team (6 of them) has been scheduled!!

Leen
 
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 23, 2006, 12:54:16 PM
Kostas Chrysoulla studios

(http://harribobs.smugmug.com/photos/65804655-L.jpg)
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 26, 2006, 11:53:40 AM
and their pages on the Kreta Sun Site

costas-chrysoulla (http://costas-chrysoula.kreta-sun.com/en/inside.html)
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on April 26, 2006, 01:09:23 PM
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and their pages on the Kreta Sun Site

costas-chrysoulla ([url]http://costas-chrysoula.kreta-sun.com/en/inside.html[/url])
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Hi Chris/Admin

Is there a way that this info could be added to the FAQ file?
Then when anyone asks just point them in the right direction.

Or would there be a copyright problem?

george g...
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Post by: harribobs on April 26, 2006, 02:17:06 PM
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Hi Chris/Admin

Is there a way that this info could be added to the FAQ file?
Then when anyone asks just point them in the right direction.

Or would there be a copyright problem?

george g...
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good thinking George   , there's no copyright problem, it would just be a link and I think they'd be happy to have us show it

i did see that ploppy had paid a visit but i'll post the link in a remark on the Kostas-Chrysoulla review

i'll check out the rest of the kreta sun site to see if any others are in our review section, i know the Akropolis is (rodakino    )
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on April 26, 2006, 03:13:59 PM
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Kostas Chrysoulla studios
Chris,

I just hope that Morven has picked up on my request not to have Apartment Nos 56 or 62 or she won't be my favourite person.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 26, 2006, 11:01:14 PM
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I just hope that Morven has picked up on my request not to have Apartment Nos 56 or 62 or she won't be my favourite person.

Mike
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hey up....don't tell george you're sending her personal requests.......
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Post by: George on April 27, 2006, 08:23:36 AM
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I just hope that Morven has picked up on my request not to have Apartment Nos 56 or 62 or she won't be my favourite person.

Mike
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hey up....don't tell george you're sending her personal requests.......
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If you don't ask, you don't get!  

george g...
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Post by: Peter&Dawn on April 27, 2006, 01:07:46 PM
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I just hope that Morven has picked up on my request not to have Apartment Nos 56 or 62 or she won't be my favourite person.

Mike
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hey up....don't tell george you're sending her personal requests.......
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If you don't ask, you don't get!  

george g...
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I work 40 feet from George, and I could see his eyes light up at the mention of Morven. If you guys keep this up it will be like having a Belisha beacon in the corner of the office.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: joolz on April 27, 2006, 04:57:01 PM
We shall be visiting on 9th June for a couple of weeks - are any of you guys and gals going to be around then to share some Plakchat?

Joolz.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: beachcombers on April 27, 2006, 09:44:32 PM
                                   
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on April 28, 2006, 10:09:51 AM
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I work 40 feet from George, and I could see his eyes light up at the mention of Morven. If you guys keep this up it will be like having a Belisha beacon in the corner of the office.
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We shall be visiting on 9th June for a couple of weeks - are any of you guys and gals going to be around then to share some Plakchat?

Joolz.

I'll be back at work and dreaming of blue sea and mountains then.....

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Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on June 08, 2006, 09:04:22 AM
rumours are filtering back to Harribobs Towers that there is a new pin-up girl picture in the display with the other info at the Kostas-Chrysoulla bar

aye carumba!!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: david kelly on July 14, 2006, 02:50:58 PM
Just returned from 2 weeks at Kostas Chrysoulla and for the first time in 5 consecutive years of staying there had a bad time, at least initially, with the accomodation.  On arrival assigned room 67 which has to go down as the worst room i've ever encountered.  The first thing I had to do was clean the toilet, shower and basin, the bathroom window had 2 panes of glass missing and all surfaces had a film of dust.  The shower had no means of attaching it to the wall and the shower head was held together with masking tape.  I wasn't chuffed with it but thought I'd stick it out until the next day and have a word with Morven.  I soon changed my mind when I closed the bathroom door behind me and found myself trapped in the bathroom for 20 minutes. Went and complained to Kostas and was moved to a room in the block over the wall behind the swimming pool.  The room itself was fine, but the door didn't fit and just banged all night in the strong winds.  So after a sleepness night finally got moved into room 7 in Zorbas above the jewellery shop.  Great room, big balcony and a great sea view.  Could get a bit noisy out the front but that was no big deal, it makes a change to be able to watch the village go by of an evening.

One final point.  Am I possibly the only person who actually enjoyed their stay in the 'broom cupboard'?  Had the room last year and though it was great.  Huge room, cool, quiet and a shaded balcony which felt like you were looking out onto your own private courtyard garden.  Shame it gets such a bad press on the board.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on July 15, 2006, 09:32:30 AM
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One final point.  Am I possibly the only person who actually enjoyed their stay in the 'broom cupboard'?  Had the room last year and though it was great.  Huge room, cool, quiet and a shaded balcony which felt like you were looking out onto your own private courtyard garden.  Shame it gets such a bad press on the board.
Hello David,

I assume you mean No. 56. Someone else mentioned that the room itself was above average.

For me, it would need to be. I climbed on to the balcony last year to see the view first hand and it's dire.

Still, each to his own. Many opinions get expressed on this forum.

I certainly would have been most unhappy to have received the treatment you did at KC.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on July 15, 2006, 02:57:02 PM
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So after a sleepness night finally got moved into room 7 in Zorbas above the jewellery shop.  Great room, big balcony and a great sea view.  Could get a bit noisy out the front but that was no big deal, it makes a change to be able to watch the village go by of an evening.


i love those rooms, they are ideal for us
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jupiter on July 16, 2006, 02:15:48 PM
Hi everyone

we are staying in the kostas aparts later in the year, which are the rooms to avoid I've heard 56, 62 and 67 anymore?
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on July 17, 2006, 12:59:23 PM
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Hi everyone

we are staying in the kostas aparts later in the year, which are the rooms to avoid I've heard 56, 62 and 67 anymore?

hi jupiter and welcome to the forum

those seem to be the only rooms to really avoid, on the whole it's a nice place to stay

chris
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: sheryl on July 28, 2006, 07:28:09 PM
i put a request in for a room number with olympic this year - it was noted and even though the room wasn't available they did give me the 1 next door.....no complaints here
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on October 04, 2006, 12:24:36 PM
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i put a request in for a room number with olympic this year - it was noted and even though the room wasn't available they did give me the 1 next door.....no complaints here

i requested Zorbas but didn't get them, however i've no complaints about the place at all
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: musicman on July 26, 2007, 03:17:48 PM
I am looking at next years holiday, and was wondering about this accommodation.

Are any of them 2 room apartments, so that my wife & I can have the bedroom, and my 2 children can sleep in the lounge/kitchen or whatever you want to call it?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on July 26, 2007, 10:17:18 PM
hi musicman

i have not  noticed any, the only rooms thatl i have seen there are studios

cheers

chris
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on July 27, 2007, 11:29:33 AM
Try this out musicman:

http://costas-chrysoula.kreta-sun.com/en/inside.html (http://costas-chrysoula.kreta-sun.com/en/inside.html)

hope it helps!  

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Lut Azijn on August 06, 2007, 02:14:30 PM
Quote from: musicman
I am looking at next years holiday, and was wondering about this accommodation.

Are any of them 2 room apartments, so that my wife & I can have the bedroom, and my 2 children can sleep in the lounge/kitchen or whatever you want to call it?

Any advice would be appreciated.

I can confirm that they have exactly what you want at Kostas Chryssoula. We stayed there the first two weeks of July. We had booked through Neckermann. The apparment we had was actually called "Christina appartments", but they belong to the Kostas Chryssoula family. We had a room to ourselves, with balcony and bathroom and then a second very large room with a small kitchen in it and 2 single beds for our kids + a balcony. It was all very large and very clean. I do not know whether there are more such rooms in the other buildings (there are 5 different buildings), but I think there are ...

Lut
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike Woodward on August 26, 2007, 05:59:35 PM
Quote from: sherylhume1
hi lesley ann - not sure what to tell you eveything is pretty basic but still has everything you need, its a nice wee friendly place. buffet breakfast if your up in time - pool bar is there for drinks and snacks all day. the pool is always clean as are the rooms - no one really bothers you. the rooms are either ground level or first floor, nothing higher. and the owners (2 kostas's) are friendly and speak great english. if you think of anything that you need too know let me know


on another note i'm coming out in sympathy with mike - the newcastle flight with olympic has now changed its departure time 3 times. i've gave up. its now meant to be 9am but i'm not holding my breath - bet it changes again


Hi Sheryl. My wife and I are thinking of going to Crete for the first time in October and would like to know if you have any knowledge about Kostas-chrysoullas apartments, I have seen their own website but it doesn't say how close to the naturist beach it is. I would be very grateful for any information you might be able to give us.
 
With thanks
 
 
Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on August 27, 2007, 06:39:53 AM
Dear Mike, We've not stayed there for a few years now but it is centrally located, ideal for bars and restaurants. It is about a 15 min. walk to the 'far end' naturist beach. Very pleasant, though, walking along the front.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike Woodward on August 27, 2007, 07:10:18 AM
Quote from: Graham_and_Karen
Dear Mike, We've not stayed there for a few years now but it is centrally located, ideal for bars and restaurants. It is about a 15 min. walk to the 'far end' naturist beach. Very pleasant, though, walking along the front.

Dear Graham & Karen, thanks very much for that info, it sounds good. I booked last night for two weeks in October so there's no going back now.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on August 28, 2007, 01:28:50 PM
Quote from: Mike Woodward
Hi Sheryl. My wife and I are thinking of going to Crete for the first time in October and would like to know if you have any knowledge about Kostas-chrysoullas apartments, I have seen their own website but it doesn't say how close to the naturist beach it is. I would be very grateful for any information you might be able to give us.
 
With thanks
 
Mike
Hello Mike,

I'm sure you will like KC. The standards are pretty good and they are serviced regularly. The two owners (Kostas and Kostas) are very friendly and helpful and if you need anything I'm sure they will do their best to oblige you. As someone else  has said they are in the middle of things- there is a very nice baker's near the end of the passage to the seafront. In terms of tavernas I would try Medousa, Mousses (on the seafront and doing some excellent set meals for two) and the Souvlaki bar just east of there. I can confirm the far end is about 15 mins walk (obviously flat as KC is at sea level).

If you are a walker then I would strongly recommend Lance Chilton's two books on Plakias walks which are available from his website and, I have heard, in Plakias as well.

The weather should be good in October, not too hot (20-30C) although you may get a couple of rainy days in the two weeks.

I hope you enjoy.

Mike

ps. only downside is that I heard Mandy's photos are no longer propping up the KC bar.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jenny on September 02, 2007, 01:03:04 AM
Mike - did you book KC for October? - if not get in quick, prices have just reduced and we've just booked for a week from 5th Oct at under 400.  Pete is seriously thinking of ringing one of the Costas direct to request room 7 (or another 'front' room) at Zorbas.  

It must be a relatively easy walk to the Far End, we did it last year every day and are hoping the weather is equally kind this year to do the same thing!  Someone said it takes 15 mins to walk from KC to the FE, we've never done it quite that quick as we have to visit the 'original' (but now much bigger) supermarket on the front up towards the Alianthos to purchase lunch for the beach, if not also the Forum or other places whilst meandering along.  It's not that we're too mean to go to Paligremnos for lunch, just that we savour the beach so much.  And if I ate a lunch I wouldn't be able to eat a doughnut in the afternoon and I have to do that, obviously, as I need the Extra Vitamina.  On the way back we may well need to stop for a coffee - or any other perfectly valid reason!!  Then if we need anything from the supermarket we would have to go to Ali & Dave's and if there's no-one else in the shop we would obviously have to linger for a chat - be rude not to, wouldn't it? - totally impossible in 15 mins IMHO, even with the aid of a hiking pole to save ze knees, LOL

There are flowers to look at in the dunes (some fantastic pure white lilies last year), birds to see, people to watch - all these things should not be undertaken too quickly, you know!

Can anyone tell me if the dredger is still at work in front of Zorbas? - did spoil the view (but just being picky!)  At least the noise of the compressor stopped me lazing too long in my pit in the mornings!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: musicman on September 04, 2007, 11:25:09 PM
Quote from: Lut Azijn
Quote from: musicman
I am looking at next years holiday, and was wondering about this accommodation.

Are any of them 2 room apartments, so that my wife & I can have the bedroom, and my 2 children can sleep in the lounge/kitchen or whatever you want to call it?

Any advice would be appreciated.

I can confirm that they have exactly what you want at Kostas Chryssoula. We stayed there the first two weeks of July. We had booked through Neckermann. The apparment we had was actually called "Christina appartments", but they belong to the Kostas Chryssoula family. We had a room to ourselves, with balcony and bathroom and then a second very large room with a small kitchen in it and 2 single beds for our kids + a balcony. It was all very large and very clean. I do not know whether there are more such rooms in the other buildings (there are 5 different buildings), but I think there are ...

Lut

Can anyone tell me, if these apartments have air conditioning, as I believe it is really required, if we are going in August.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on September 05, 2007, 01:13:33 PM
Quote from: musicman
I can confirm that they have exactly what you want at Kostas Chryssoula.

Can anyone tell me, if these apartments have air conditioning, as I believe it is really required, if we are going in August.
Yes there is air conditioning at KC, at least in the vast majority of rooms and last time I was there it was 5 per day (not that it was needed in May).

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on September 05, 2007, 01:50:53 PM
Quote from: jenny
Mike - did you book KC for October? - if not get in quick, prices have just reduced and we've just booked for a week from 5th Oct at under 400.  Pete is seriously thinking of ringing one of the Costas direct to request room 7 (or another 'front' room) at Zorbas.

Don't hold your breath for Zorbas, it's now a cafe bar called Notus, with steps leading up to it from the front. If I get my pics sorted out soon, I'll show you.

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on September 05, 2007, 03:07:12 PM
Quote from: George
Don't hold your breath for Zorbas, it's now a cafe bar called Notus, with steps leading up to it from the front. If I get my pics sorted out soon, I'll show you.

george g...

i wondered about that, they were refurbishing/rebuilding it in May (much to Sifi's disgust)  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: musicman on September 11, 2007, 11:04:12 PM
I have been informed that we would be in the block Uranos, does anyone who has been to Costas-Chrysoulla know anything about these apartments?
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: John R on September 12, 2007, 08:26:31 AM
Quote from: musicman
I have been informed that we would be in the block Uranos, does anyone who has been to Costas-Chrysoulla know anything about these apartments?


If you use the forum search facility (top right of page) then you will find a lot of talk about ouranos (note spelling). I assume they are moving you across to this brand new block and that there is not somewhere called Uranos ??

(http://www.flute.toucansurf.com/Plakias/ouranos.JPG)

John R
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: shinaria on September 12, 2007, 09:32:36 AM
We have been there a few years ago. Congratulation! It's a very nice place to be. Spacious and well furnished appartements with everything you need. Nice balconies to the relatively quiet street.

Have a good time
Shinaria
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Chas on September 12, 2007, 02:32:52 PM
Also super-convenient for Ali&Dave's (Village Stores) and the Minoiko  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on September 13, 2007, 08:17:13 AM
Quote from: Chas
Also super-convenient for Ali&Dave's (Village Stores) and the Minoiko  
  What's a Minoiko, Chas??  

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Chas on September 13, 2007, 12:04:24 PM
Quote from: George
Quote from: Chas
Also super-convenient for Ali&Dave's (Village Stores) and the Minoiko  

   What's a Minoiko, Chas??  

george g...

Also known as "Miki Ono" and "Mini Oko" by some of the other customers

It's the taverna/restaurant on the corner from A&D's street where you turn towards the KC.  There are some pretend Minoan axes decorating the walls.



Was going to crib from the map ..... but the link has gone AWOL!

P.S. The food's good, the after-meal treats are delish and the raki is dangerously quaffable (http://www.chatitaliachat.it/serpe/mangia/166.gif)
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on September 13, 2007, 12:16:44 PM
What's the one that's almost, if not next door to Dave and Ali's, that's closed down? I also noticed that the Glaros around the corner at the top of the hill has closed as well.

If I remember right John O was good friends with the family.

george g...

Just noticed my posts, spooky, it's also my average weight 66.6  

g g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: ostraco on September 13, 2007, 01:40:41 PM
Quote from: George
What's the one that's almost, if not next door to Dave and Ali's, that's closed down? I also noticed that the Glaros around the corner at the top of the hill has closed as well.

If I remember right John O was good friends with the family.

george g...

Just noticed my posts, spooky, it's also my average weight 66.6  

g g...
Glaros was always a favourite of mine - when it was run by Nikos a few years back.
He was refused the renewal of his lease, and the owners started to run it - and in the process ran it into the ground!
Nikos has, however, been working ar Sophias for the last few year - I'll be there next Wednesday having my first Raki of the holiday with him!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on September 13, 2007, 02:21:18 PM
Quote from: George
What's the one that's almost, if not next door to Dave and Ali's, that's closed down?
george g...

it was only just opened in May, it's not closed down already surely?  i though it was really good there!!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on September 13, 2007, 02:36:57 PM
I hope I've got the right one Chris or rather the right place. There is definately a deserted restaurant down one of those roads that I had always seen open before. It never was very busy though.

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Barny on September 13, 2007, 03:32:43 PM
Was that the one called Ariadne?   some british people had it last year and offered sausage and mash and stuff like that! I did notice it was deserted in july august.
I need some raki!

                        Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on September 13, 2007, 03:45:07 PM
Quote from: Barny
Was that the one called Ariadne?   some british people had it last year and offered sausage and mash and stuff like that! I did notice it was deserted in july august.
I need some raki!

                        Barny.
The trouble is I can't remember the name Barny, and it's difficult to describe. Small place at street level, solid canopy over the top of the open area at the front, and it went back a little at the left hand side.

I've got loads of RAKI!!

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on September 13, 2007, 03:53:29 PM
the place i'm talking about (not the Ariadne) is actually on the corner as you turn into the road to the KC, george has described it perfectly

this May it had been refurbished and was saying it's self the Mini Oko ( or the like) and it was very good, we ate there a couple of times

the Ariadne wasn't open in May at all
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on September 19, 2007, 10:10:55 AM
Quote from: George
Quote from: Barny
Was that the one called Ariadne?   some british people had it last year and offered sausage and mash and stuff like that! I did notice it was deserted in july august.
I need some raki!

                        Barny.
The trouble is I can't remember the name Barny, and it's difficult to describe. Small place at street level, solid canopy over the top of the open area at the front, and it went back a little at the left hand side.

I've got loads of RAKI!!

george g...

You are describing Ariadne, George - it was one of our favourites a few years back.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Ali & Dave on September 19, 2007, 11:44:55 AM
The taverna that is shut is Ariadne (opposite Anso) which was run last year by british couple.  We used to eat there all the time when we were here on holiday but it went down hill.

The new taverna is what was 'Tavernaki' as people have sent on the road further up from shop and the corner to K.C.  It is called Minoiko and is run by Yiorgos (who used to wait at Tasomanolis) and his wife Elefteria.  Had many good reports from there with many people going back night after night.  We went before the season and had a good meal but unfortunately the only night recently we could go with friends they decided to have a night off, very selfish  

Definitely worth a visit.

Ali
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Barny on September 19, 2007, 11:49:36 AM
Yes Ali, thats the one! Hope alls well and sunny for everyone, its cold here ! is it next year yet?

                                                     Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: musicman on September 30, 2007, 07:18:23 PM
Has anyone that booked at the Kostas and booked independently, find it strange that no deposit was asked for, as in years of doing it myself, I have always been asked for a credit card or a deposit!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on September 30, 2007, 07:34:37 PM
Quote from: musicman
Has anyone that booked at the Kostas and booked independently, find it strange that no deposit was asked for, as in years of doing it myself, I have always been asked for a credit card or a deposit!
I don't know about Kostas but when we booked this year at Stalla's we were not asked for any deposit - just told the key would be in the door for when we arrived. When we arrived there was no suggestion that we should cough up some money. The level of trust exhibited by the locals is just one of the things we like about Crete.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Peter&Dawn on October 01, 2007, 07:18:36 AM
Quote from: Graham_and_Karen
Quote from: musicman
Has anyone that booked at the Kostas and booked independently, find it strange that no deposit was asked for, as in years of doing it myself, I have always been asked for a credit card or a deposit!
I don't know about Kostas but when we booked this year at Stalla's we were not asked for any deposit - just told the key would be in the door for when we arrived. When we arrived there was no suggestion that we should cough up some money. The level of trust exhibited by the locals is just one of the things we like about Crete.

We booked the Flisvos rooms directly and was told by the owner Maria no deposit was necessary. There was no hurry to pay on arrival either, in fact when I went to pay (in full) on our 2nd day she seemed a little suprised.
Could not imagine that hapening in the UK.

Pete&Dawn
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Barny on October 01, 2007, 08:20:00 AM
I agree, I booked the Stella for two weeks and no one mentioned payment, and even on my last day I had to have a good look around to find Markos to pay him! Imagine it over here, a bloke on his own that you have never seen stopping for two weeks!
Is it next summer yet?

                               Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Ploppy on October 01, 2007, 10:24:29 AM
Yep same here, Paid Dionysis at the Livicon on our last day. Quite amazing really.


Quote from: Barny
I agree, I booked the Stella for two weeks and no one mentioned payment, and even on my last day I had to have a good look around to find Markos to pay him! Imagine it over here, a bloke on his own that you have never seen stopping for two weeks!
Is it next summer yet?

                               Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Noopsy on October 02, 2007, 07:45:01 PM
I thought payment on the last day of your stay at a hotel was the norm anywhere (unless your stay was part of a pre-paid package).

At Stella's they will ask for and hang on to your passport when you arrive - presumably this is only if they don't know you already.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Greecemad on October 02, 2007, 10:56:39 PM
Quote from: Noopsy 500
I thought payment on the last day of your stay at a hotel was the norm anywhere (unless your stay was part of a pre-paid package).

At Stella's they will ask for and hang on to your passport when you arrive - presumably this is only if they don't know you already.

I thought the same as Noopsy. In many years of travelling to Greece I haven't usually booked in advance but I sometimes have done and I can only recall being asked for a deposit once - I then had the difficulty of working out how to pay it and ended up sending a 20 euro note in the post. Usually they will ask for your passport and keep it until you pay on the last day, although they often don't even do that if you have stayed there before.

Greecemad
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 03, 2007, 08:39:50 AM
Quote from: Greecemad
Quote from: Noopsy 500
I thought payment on the last day of your stay at a hotel was the norm anywhere (unless your stay was part of a pre-paid package).

At Stella's they will ask for and hang on to your passport when you arrive - presumably this is only if they don't know you already.

I thought the same as Noopsy. In many years of travelling to Greece I haven't usually booked in advance but I sometimes have done and I can only recall being asked for a deposit once - I then had the difficulty of working out how to pay it and ended up sending a 20 euro note in the post. Usually they will ask for your passport and keep it until you pay on the last day, although they often don't even do that if you have stayed there before.

Greecemad
I'm getting the impression that it depends on the establishment. I checked into Flisvos this year, told Eleni on the desk that she had a room for me, and asked me if I would like her to show me to the room, which she did. We got to the room opened the door, and I said this is OK, and she left.
I could have been anyone, she didn't check my passport for the name and didn't ask for any money up front and I paid Maria two days before I left.
I love these people and try to treat them as they treat me, with trust, honesty and warmth, let's hope everyone else does the same!

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Barny on October 03, 2007, 11:19:38 AM
They didn't know me and didn't ask for my passport!! And as I said earlier , a bloke on his own?
It suits me though!

                       Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Noopsy on October 10, 2007, 07:59:01 PM
Quote from: Barny
They didn't know me and didn't ask for my passport!! And as I said earlier , a bloke on his own?
It suits me though!

Barny.

I was on my own too.  So why I was treated differently?  Maybe it was my dodgy Greek...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mandy Harrison on October 10, 2007, 08:21:01 PM
Chris and I have been very disappointed with Costa Chrysoulla this year.  In May we had a broken bathroom window about 5 days into the holiday - it never got fixed.  This September one of the glass doors leading onto the balcony was cracked horizontally in two and held together with a nail driven into the beading.  Highly dangerous especially when one considers I could have fallen into the door at any time after too much raki!  That coupled with too many dodgy toilet seats and rubbish in the flower beds, poor supply of catering equipment, lights bulbs that dont work etc - both times this year we had to ask for a kettle and a bowl for breakfast cereal - its not quite the same eating cereal off a plate : .  It all might sound a bit petty - thing is I dont mind basic and simple but I rather feel a bit more comfort might be in order.  Also this September I had to complain about the fact they only gave me clean towels once in the first week - it should be 3 times.  We have stayed at KC loads of times and I wont say we wont ever stay there again but for a few euros more going independent looks like a better bet. I refuse to tell you where we are looking at - I dont want you all beating me to it  .
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 08:27:34 AM
You know it makes sense Mandy, hopefully I'll have you as a neighbour next year as long as you don't go falling through any glass doors  .

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mandy Harrison on October 11, 2007, 11:19:30 AM
Quote from: George
You know it makes sense Mandy, hopefully I'll have you as a neighbour next year as long as you don't go falling through any glass doors  .

george g...

Why Georgie - where are you staying?
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 11:34:11 AM
Quote from: Mandy Harrison
Quote from: George
You know it makes sense Mandy, hopefully I'll have you as a neighbour next year as long as you don't go falling through any glass doors  .

george g...

Why Georgie - where are you staying?
That's much too easy a question, check out the 'article system' or 'reporting in' and it might give you a clue.  

georgie g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mandy Harrison on October 11, 2007, 12:08:31 PM
that's me told
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 12:20:19 PM
I haven't booked yet, but the clues are there!!

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike Woodward on October 24, 2007, 01:00:27 PM
Quote from: LesleyAnn
Hi there

I'm thinking of going to Plakias in May and really like the look of the Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios. Can anyone tell me a lil more about them? I'm confused about the number of units as different brochures give me different figures!

Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks.


Hi

My wife and I have just returned from Kostas-Chrysoulla (2-16/10/07) and we had the worst accommodation ever. The water was literally scalding and we were constantly in danger of it when showering or washing, as well as the risk of burning on the pipes and taps. The shower basin was mouldy and had been for a long time, the hairdryer was illegally wired into the back of the socket, toilet leaked and cistern was faulty, I could go on but suffice to say that the block we were in is in drastic need of renovation. Plakias itself however was beautiful and the naturist beach very accessible and the best and most used section of the beach.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 24, 2007, 01:25:02 PM
Quote from: Mike Woodward
Hi

My wife and I have just returned from Kostas-Chrysoulla (2-16/10/07) and we had the worst accommodation ever. The water was literally scalding and we were constantly in danger of it when showering or washing, as well as the risk of burning on the pipes and taps. The shower basin was mouldy and had been for a long time, the hairdryer was illegally wired into the back of the socket, toilet leaked and cistern was faulty, I could go on but suffice to say that the block we were in is in drastic need of renovation. Plakias itself however was beautiful and the naturist beach very accessible and the best and most used section of the beach.

Mike
KC don't seem to be getting a lot of good press this year, but glad you enjoyed Plakias and the beach Mike  .

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on October 24, 2007, 03:25:37 PM
 hi mike!  sounds like you had the same room as us

we won't be going back there again
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 24, 2007, 03:59:52 PM
Quote from: harribobs
hi mike!  sounds like you had the same room as us

we won't be going back there again
It's got to be bad then, I think you've been there every year haven't you Chris, and you've had your gripes in the past, so what broke the camel's back then?

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on October 24, 2007, 04:55:35 PM
we've had some half decent rooms, the best being Zorbas ( now the Notus Bar) but every room since then has been worse

in may we had a broken window for 2 weeks, this september one of the big panes in the balcony doors was cracked straight across only held in with a nail left from the broken beading

as Mike says "The shower basin was mouldy and had been for a long time, the hairdryer was illegally wired into the back of the socket, toilet leaked and cistern was faulty" broken shower fittings, missing kitchen items (bowls cups kettle)

they need to invest some money into the rooms and get them up to a decent standard, to be honest i'm surprised Olympic haven't taken them to task

rant over  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 25, 2007, 08:07:36 AM
Quote from: harribobs
rant over  
It's allowed, hopefully Olympic are listening.

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Chas on October 25, 2007, 03:09:15 PM
I'm assuming Olympic and Kosmar have "their own" allocated rooms - so anybody know what state the Kosmar rooms are in?
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on October 26, 2007, 02:27:59 PM
Quote from: George
It's allowed, hopefully Olympic are listening.

george g...
Well, they won't be unless one of the dissatisfied Kostas clients has alerted them.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on October 26, 2007, 04:12:10 PM
Quote from: Chas
I'm assuming Olympic and Kosmar have "their own" allocated rooms - so anybody know what state the Kosmar rooms are in?

i don't think so, my understanding is that (big) kostas is doing the allocation himself
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mandy Harrison on October 27, 2007, 03:54:17 AM
Quote from: George
Quote from: harribobs
 hi mike!  sounds like you had the same room as us

we won't be going back there again
It's got to be bad then, I think you've been there every year haven't you Chris, and you've had your gripes in the past, so what broke the camel's back then?

george g...

I tell you what broke the camel's back Georgie - the damn dodgy toilet seats - i'm well and truly sick of them - they dont fit properly and I tell you its no fun when you are female - I wont go into too much detail here  as I am sure you get the picture! Chris had to fix ours this September and its not something you want to be doing when your on yer hols - there is enough DIY to be doing at home the rest of the year :'( - yeah and another thing - that toilet leaked too! :'(
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on October 27, 2007, 10:12:10 AM
Quote from: harribobs
Quote from: Chas
I'm assuming Olympic and Kosmar have "their own" allocated rooms - so anybody know what state the Kosmar rooms are in?

i don't think so, my understanding is that (big) kostas is doing the allocation himself
Hello Chris,

I had always thought what Chas has assumed, but can't tell you where I got the information (or whether I dreamt it). I expect Ali will tell us.

Anyway, if the Kostases have got slack with the maintenance it is likely to affect all the rooms.

I hope you or Mandy have complained to Olympic re. your problems.

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on October 27, 2007, 09:17:22 PM
the reason i say this is that some friends of mine ( Meryl and Terry) were told by Kostas to fax him a couple of weeks prior and he would sort their room for them. Also this May when i asked the rep at the airport which roomn are we in, she told me the KC are allocating their own rooms now
chris
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jenny on October 27, 2007, 11:44:56 PM
Well we had room 3 on the ground floor next to the walkway into the pool etc and had a jolly sociable time chatting to everyone who went past when we were on the terrace.  Had one three quarter bed (mine!) and a single (Pete's LOL)

There were only 2 minor niggles - a socket or switch next to the french doors was hanging off, so we just avoided it.  And yes, although I'm sure it didn't at the beginning of the week, the toilet seat gradually started to slip it's moorings and always managed to catch me unawares every time it did it! - but it was only a bit loose, no worse than one might reasonably expect after a whole summer of bums on it, we thought.  It didn't cause us any grief at all.

However I am aware the two ladies who were directly above us had a cracked window, and lack of drawer space - lack of furniture generally from the remark that was made - and also that our room was larger than theirs.

Bearing in mind the night-flights we thought the keep the room charges were unacceptable so didn't although I would have put my foot down (or packed the bathroom towels in the case - I'd have given them back LOL) had I realised the sheer inconvenience of their shower room and that they provide no towels!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Chris H. on October 28, 2007, 03:45:35 PM
I do hope you will excuse me but all this talk about rooms and reps and flights and broken toiletseats makes me really curious. Question is: why do a lot of British people use a travel agency (or so it seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong) to book their holiday to Plakias? Is it cheaper that way? I always have the idea that if I do it like that I just pay for the Mercedes of the agency owner............anyway, this is how I did it for the first time this year:
Booked a flight on internet Amsterdam-Heraklion 625 euros for 2 people (440 pounds)
3 Weeks in Olive grove apartments for 700 euros. (490 pounds) Nice apartment, everything works, cleaned daily.
Together 930 pounds for 3 weeks.
Is this expensive in your eyes?
I didn't think so........
Chris H.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on October 28, 2007, 04:20:22 PM
Quote from: Chris H.
I do hope you will excuse me but all this talk about rooms and reps and flights and broken toiletseats makes me really curious. Question is: why do a lot of British people use a travel agency (or so it seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong) to book their holiday to Plakias? Is it cheaper that way? I always have the idea that if I do it like that I just pay for the Mercedes of the agency owner............anyway, this is how I did it for the first time this year:
Booked a flight on internet Amsterdam-Heraklion 625 euros for 2 people (440 pounds)
3 Weeks in Olive grove apartments for 700 euros. (490 pounds) Nice apartment, everything works, cleaned daily.
Together 930 pounds for 3 weeks.
Is this expensive in your eyes?
I didn't think so........
Chris H.
Not expensive, but a bit dearer than booking through an operator. Mind you, I do think it's worth paying a bit extra for the choice that booking independently gives you but if booking at the last minute we'd always look for a cheap deal from a tour operator.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: John R on October 28, 2007, 04:27:21 PM
Quote from: Chris H.
I do hope you will excuse me but all this talk about rooms and reps and flights and broken toiletseats makes me really curious. Question is: why do a lot of British people use a travel agency (or so it seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong) to book their holiday to Plakias? Is it cheaper that way? I always have the idea that if I do it like that I just pay for the Mercedes of the agency owner............anyway, this is how I did it for the first time this year:
Booked a flight on internet Amsterdam-Heraklion 625 euros for 2 people (440 pounds)
3 Weeks in Olive grove apartments for 700 euros. (490 pounds) Nice apartment, everything works, cleaned daily.
Together 930 pounds for 3 weeks.
Is this expensive in your eyes?
I didn't think so........
Chris H.

Like you I go independently but there is no way I can do it as cheaply as my many friends in Plakias who travel with Kosmar or Olympic. The transfer costs from the airport to Plakias add a significant 112 and are often the deciding financial factor. My basic costs for two weeks (two of us) are (or were) 400 flight, 340 room and if I did not hire a car 112 taxi transfer totalling 852 for 2 people 2 weeks. Kosmar do the same trip for 700

I choose to go independently  because I DO hire a car - which "eliminates" the transfer cost and I stay for 18 days rather tha 14 which is currently possible with some flights (but not travel agencies) and I wish to remain loyal to Stella Pension where we have always stayed. Kosmar do have one set of apartments which are superb and make your costs look expensive.

John R
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: John R on October 28, 2007, 04:31:40 PM
Quote from: John R
Quote from: Chris H.
I do hope you will excuse me but all this talk about rooms and reps and flights and broken toiletseats makes me really curious. Question is: why do a lot of British people use a travel agency (or so it seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong) to book their holiday to Plakias? Is it cheaper that way? I always have the idea that if I do it like that I just pay for the Mercedes of the agency owner............anyway, this is how I did it for the first time this year:
Booked a flight on internet Amsterdam-Heraklion 625 euros for 2 people (440 pounds)
3 Weeks in Olive grove apartments for 700 euros. (490 pounds) Nice apartment, everything works, cleaned daily.
Together 930 pounds for 3 weeks.
Is this expensive in your eyes?
I didn't think so........
Chris H.

Like you I go independently but there is no way I can do it as cheaply as my many friends in Plakias who travel with Kosmar or Olympic. The transfer costs from the airport to Plakias add a significant 112 and are often the deciding financial factor. My basic costs for two weeks (two of us) will be 400 flight, 340 room and if I did not hire a car 112 taxi transfer totalling 852 for 2 people 2 weeks. Kosmar do the same trip for 700 and some of my friends get a discount on that price from their travel agent.

I choose to go independently  because I DO hire a car - which "eliminates" the transfer cost and I stay for 18 days rather than 14 which is currently possible with some flights (but not travel agencies) and I wish to remain loyal to Stella Pension where we have always stayed.

Kosmar do use one set of apartments which are superb and make your and my costs look very expensive. Obviously  Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios are not now in that league.

John R
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Chas on October 29, 2007, 11:17:57 AM
Quote from: Chris H.
I do hope you will excuse me but all this talk about rooms and reps and flights and broken toiletseats makes me really curious. Question is: why do a lot of British people use a travel agency (or so it seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong) to book their holiday to Plakias? Is it cheaper that way? I always have the idea that if I do it like that I just pay for the Mercedes of the agency owner............anyway, this is how I did it for the first time this year:
Booked a flight on internet Amsterdam-Heraklion 625 euros for 2 people (440 pounds)
3 Weeks in Olive grove apartments for 700 euros. (490 pounds) Nice apartment, everything works, cleaned daily.
Together 930 pounds for 3 weeks.
Is this expensive in your eyes?
I didn't think so........
Chris H.
Hi, Chris H,

A couple of points of information for you:

1.  There are two different business - the "package company", like Kosmar, which provides flights, transfers and accommodation  -- and -- the "travel agency" which sells packages from various companies.  Each business has it's own profit margin in the total cost (the agency has a commission fee built into the package price).

Agencies are supposed to give detailed advice on all consumer aspects of the competing packages, to justify their commission.

Package companies have direct selling websites (which may be cheaper than the agency price.

2.  Package prices as published in brochures are not fixed - the operator can vary the price up or down, as it suits their business.  "Late deals" can be very cheap, if the operator wants to fill the flight and/or accommodation to cover the fixed costs to them.

*****************

For the last five years, we have crawled the internet, looking for the best late deal to the resort(s) we prefer and have typically paid 30% less than the published prices.  However, it helps a lot that we can go when we like and at short notice.

The operators and agencies rely on the families that have to travel during school holidays and push up the prices accordingly.

Until recently, we have not had much choice for independent booking as the only flights available out of Manchester (to Greek Islands) were the package company charter flights, so the flight price was usually close to the package price!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Mike G on October 29, 2007, 03:06:52 PM
Quote from: Chris H.
I do hope you will excuse me but all this talk about rooms and reps and flights and broken toiletseats makes me really curious. Question is: why do a lot of British people use a travel agency (or so it seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong) to book their holiday to Plakias? Is it cheaper that way? I always have the idea that if I do it like that I just pay for the Mercedes of the agency owner............anyway, this is how I did it for the first time this year:
Booked a flight on internet Amsterdam-Heraklion 625 euros for 2 people (440 pounds)
3 Weeks in Olive grove apartments for 700 euros. (490 pounds) Nice apartment, everything works, cleaned daily.
Together 930 pounds for 3 weeks.
Is this expensive in your eyes?
I didn't think so........
Chris H.
Hello Chris,

I can't better John R's summing up of the financial situation a few posts above this one. I think I am paying about 270 for two weeks next May (Gatwick flight) and as I am going on my own will have single occupancy of a studio. There is no way I could come near that booking independently. As John has said, it is the transfer that is one crucial factor in terms of cost but another is that the tour operators pay a relative pittance to the accommodation owner in comparison to a private booking.

So, on purely financial grounds there is only one choice; however if you want more choice, more flexibility, and possibly a better accommodation then cost will not be your only consideration. You pays your money and ..............

Mike
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on October 29, 2007, 03:24:06 PM
Quote from: Mike G
So, on purely financial grounds there is only one choice; however if you want more choice, more flexibility, and possibly a better accommodation then cost will not be your only consideration. You pays your money and ..............

Mike
Totally agree Mike, as I've said somewhere else on the board ('Report In', i think), one does get much more choice, independance allows you to book the apartment that you want, more importantly the room that you want, and the flight is at your convienience, but it is more expensive. You pays your money and... you get what you want when you want it!!  

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Chris H. on October 29, 2007, 08:23:22 PM
Thanks ppl for shining your light on the subject
As some of you state I rather pay a little extra to get exactly what I want, holiday is too important, cannot afford to end up at the wrong place.
Besides, both the misses and me are teaching so we are forced to go in school holidays so no bargain hunting for us
Anyway, only 230 days to go..........
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Pimo on June 23, 2008, 08:50:28 AM
Hello !

Can anyone point out the Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios on the "google map"....

We've just booked, and are wondering where abouts they are.


Thanks to all.

Dave
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on June 23, 2008, 09:27:34 AM
Quote from: PIMO
Hello !

Can anyone point out the Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios on the "google map"....

We've just booked, and are wondering where abouts they are.


Thanks to all.

Dave
If you look at the list on the left hand side for what you want, hit it and the map should zoom in to it!  

george g...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 13, 2010, 07:24:34 PM
I'm a  single traveller, and have now been home 2 days after a really nice week in Plakias staying at Kostas Chrysoulla.

 I have no complaints, the accomodation is basic but really clean, the  cleaner came  in every day, everything worked.
There was a hairdryer, a safe and  air conditioning if needed.

Breakfast at the pool bar was 4 euros. for as much as you liked including coffee, orange juice and when you consider it was 2 euros at most places for a coffee ( Nescafe) was good value.

The pool was very clean The two Kostas were great, and nothing was too much trouble.

The bar was good to go back to after an evening out. No closing time and when it got too late for Kostas  he went home leaving us to it in the bar after making sure we were well stocked with drinks.  (Well, it was 3 am most days before we left !!)
I made some good friends there too.

I wouldn't hesitate to go back,

Jann
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on May 14, 2010, 08:16:05 AM
A week is not enough is it Jann? Glad you enjoyed it though, maybe have another week later on in the year eh?
How did you find the travelling alone and being alone? Plakias is the kind of place that makes you feel at home and you can make friends very quickly as you obviously did if you were still around at 3.00am  

george...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 14, 2010, 09:41:09 AM
Quote from: George
A week is not enough is it Jann? Glad you enjoyed it though, maybe have another week later on in the year eh?
How did you find the travelling alone and being alone? Plakias is the kind of place that makes you feel at home and you can make friends very quickly as you obviously did if you were still around at 3.00am  

george...

It was a fabulous week George, and I was quite happy travelling alone no problems at all.

Plakias is certainly a good place to be on your own too, I didn't feel out of place at all really. Everyone was really helpful and all the tavernas I ate in were great, all of them gave me little starters and sweets and RAKI of course (topped up as many times as you liked) free of charge.  I also always have half a litre of retzina with my meal so you can imagine me staggering back to the KC bar to start on the beer ! (I rarely drink at all usually,  believe it or not. ) But not one hangover it was great .  

I also met Kerstin in Harakas when she recognised me and introduced herself it was  lovely to meet her   and the lady owner asked me if I'd been to  Plakias before as she thought she remembered me and my husband !  

I made a good friend in another lady on her own too and  we had a few meals out together, also spent a lot of time with 2 other couples who were very kind and great company.

back to reality now    I'm definitely thinking of returning later in the year  

ps I should also mention the fantastic Olympic rep Ian. The best rep I have ever encountered, he obviously loves Plakias as much as we do and goes the extra mile to help anyone  

Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on May 14, 2010, 09:56:20 AM
''(I rarely drink at all usually, believe it or not. )''

You'll fit in really well Jan, most of us on here are tea total!    

I haven't decided yet about this year, but who knows I might get one of my urges, and get down there late Aug/Sept. Maybe we'll have a cuppa together  

george...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Barny on May 14, 2010, 01:57:30 PM

           " You'll fit in really well Jan, most of us on here are tea total"!

        Are you well George? someone pretended that you wrote this phrase.!

                       Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 15, 2010, 02:24:39 PM
   







Quote from: Barny
" You'll fit in really well Jan, most of us on here are tea total"!

        Are you well George? someone pretended that you wrote this phrase.!

                       Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Kerstin on May 16, 2010, 08:54:58 PM
Quote from: jann
Quote from: George
A week is not enough is it Jann? Glad you enjoyed it though, maybe have another week later on in the year eh?
How did you find the travelling alone and being alone? Plakias is the kind of place that makes you feel at home and you can make friends very quickly as you obviously did if you were still around at 3.00am  

george...

It was a fabulous week George, and I was quite happy travelling alone no problems at all.

Plakias is certainly a good place to be on your own too, I didn't feel out of place at all really. Everyone was really helpful and all the tavernas I ate in were great, all of them gave me little starters and sweets and RAKI of course (topped up as many times as you liked) free of charge.  I also always have half a litre of retzina with my meal so you can imagine me staggering back to the KC bar to start on the beer ! (I rarely drink at all usually,  believe it or not. ) But not one hangover it was great .  

I also met Kerstin in Harakas when she recognised me and introduced herself it was  lovely to meet her   and the lady owner asked me if I'd been to  Plakias before as she thought she remembered me and my husband !  

I made a good friend in another lady on her own too and  we had a few meals out together, also spent a lot of time with 2 other couples who were very kind and great company.

back to reality now    I'm definitely thinking of returning later in the year  

ps I should also mention the fantastic Olympic rep Ian. The best rep I have ever encountered, he obviously loves Plakias as much as we do and goes the extra mile to help anyone  


Hello Jann,

yes, we are back too. We arrived at home today in the afternoon.
We had a wonderful stay in Plakias. The weather was beautiful and much more hotter as during the last years at the same time.
During the last days we had more than 30 degrees but sometimes it was very humid and we had no wind on the beach.
The sea was very lovely and we enjoyed it every day.
It was very nice to meet you in the Harakas and I am very proud of myself that I said "HELLO" to you because I was not sure
that I saw the right person.  

Kerstin
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 17, 2010, 04:04:02 AM
Hi Kerstin,
I am so pleased that you did say hello to me in Harakas,

It was very nice to meet you   and thank you for inviting me to meet you the day after at the beach, but it was the day when it was very very windy and I did not venture far that day.

The airports have been closed again in England  today, due to volcanic ash. I wish  I had gone for 2 weeks as there's a good chance that I would  have been stranded in Plakias      

Maybe I will see you next year  Kerstin, it was a lovely time of year to go  

Jann

Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on May 17, 2010, 08:19:02 AM
Quote from: Barny
" You'll fit in really well Jan, most of us on here are tea total"!

        Are you well George? someone pretended that you wrote this phrase.!

                       Barny.
Well we don't want to give anyone the impression, we're all Club 18-30 veterans on viagra do we Barny? Let them find out gently when they get there... OH! I think I've blown it Barn!!      

george...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Barny on May 17, 2010, 01:42:43 PM
You did George!
I can't do that Viagra stuff, I tried it once and it got stuck in my throat! I ended up with a stiff neck for a day !

                             Barny.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: George on May 17, 2010, 01:51:10 PM
Quote from: Barny
You did George!
I can't do that Viagra stuff, I tried it once and it got stuck in my throat! I ended up with a stiff neck for a day !

                             Barny.
I personally wouldn't have worded that message like that Barny, but each to his own!    

george...
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Gemma1 on May 18, 2010, 10:28:10 PM
Quote from: jann
I'm a  single traveller, and have now been home 2 days after a really nice week in Plakias staying at Kostas Chrysoulla.

 I have no complaints, the accomodation is basic but really clean, the  cleaner came  in every day, everything worked.
There was a hairdryer, a safe and  air conditioning if needed.

Breakfast at the pool bar was 4 euros. for as much as you liked including coffee, orange juice and when you consider it was 2 euros at most places for a coffee ( Nescafe) was good value.

The pool was very clean The two Kostas were great, and nothing was too much trouble.

The bar was good to go back to after an evening out. No closing time and when it got too late for Kostas  he went home leaving us to it in the bar after making sure we were well stocked with drinks.  (Well, it was 3 am most days before we left !!)
I made some good friends there too.

I wouldn't hesitate to go back,

Jann

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Kostas-Chrysoulla Jann.  I see you haven't mentioned Angelo the barman - does that mean he isn't there this year?
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: harribobs on May 18, 2010, 10:43:03 PM
Quote from: Gemma1
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Kostas-Chrysoulla Jann.  I see you haven't mentioned Angelo the barman - does that mean he isn't there this year?

i see Angelo has broken another heart.....  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 18, 2010, 10:50:04 PM
Hi Gemma, Angelos arrived the night before I left, but he wasn't working while I was there. I've heard from someone who stayed another week that he is now there and working the bar.

While I was there,  the 2 Kostas and sometimes big Kosta's son were there!
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Gemma1 on May 20, 2010, 05:23:06 PM
Quote from: harribobs
Quote from: Gemma1
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Kostas-Chrysoulla Jann.  I see you haven't mentioned Angelo the barman - does that mean he isn't there this year?

i see Angelo has broken another heart.....

Lol.  Actually my OH spent a lot more time with Angelo than I did when we stayed at Kostas (think he spent more time in the bar than in our room!) though I have been back to Plakias on my own since then and it was nice to see Angelo again.  Won't be going back this year as we're going island hopping in the Cyclades, but OH has already said he wants to go back again next year and it won't be the same if Angelo isn't there so I'm glad to hear that he hasn't left.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 20, 2010, 05:59:02 PM
Apparently all Angelo's family come to Plakias for the summer  and back to Athens for the winter, but Angelo's mother has been ill  which is why they are later this year. but he's definitely there now,  


Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Gemma1 on May 22, 2010, 09:14:31 AM
Quote from: jann
Apparently all Angelo's family come to Plakias for the summer  and back to Athens for the winter, but Angelo's mother has been ill  which is why they are later this year. but he's definitely there now,  

Yes, I believe they've got an apartment across the road from the Dora - lucky things   .  I hope his mother is ok now.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on May 24, 2010, 09:53:33 AM
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Quote from: Gemma1
Quote from: jann
Apparently all Angelo's family come to Plakias for the summer  and back to Athens for the winter, but Angelo's mother has been ill  which is why they are later this year. but he's definitely there now,  


Yes, I believe they've got an apartment across the road from the Dora - lucky things   .  I hope his mother is ok now.



a  phone pic taken last week  2010 by

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/flojanny/Angelos.jpg)
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: PaulB on July 27, 2010, 10:12:17 AM
Hi,
   my partner and I have recently booked for our first holiday in Plakias. Thanks very much to all who have posted on these forums, it was a great help in deciding on Plakias and in giving us some information about where to go when we get there.

We will be at Kostas-Chrysoulla for 2 weeks from 31 August. Got a good deal with Olympic a couple of weeks ago, around 325 each from Newcastle. Lucky, as their hols to Kostas were reduced then went off the site a couple of days earlier, so I thought I had missed it. Started looking at travelling independently, but I went back on and the hols at Kostas had reappeared - don't know if they had a cancellation or is there was some sort of system error.

I e-mailed Olympic asking to avoid rooms 56, 62, and 67 (though for all I know 67 is in better nick now - the bad post about it that I found was quite old) and also saying we were happy not to overlook the pool - got a nice e-mail back saying that while they could not guarantee it, they had passed the request on to Kostas.

Maybe bump into some of you while we are there?
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: John R on July 27, 2010, 10:18:29 AM
Quote from: PaulB
Hi,
   my partner and I have recently booked for our first holiday in Plakias. Thanks very much to all who have posted on these forums, it was a great help in deciding on Plakias and in giving us some information about where to go when we get there.

Maybe bump into some of you while we are there?

Hope you have a great time - I'm sure you will. We arrive soon after you depart so we will look out for your footprints in the sand. You have a very good price there - and from Newcastle as well (our local airport).

John R
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Alan and Jan on July 27, 2010, 01:19:54 PM
Quote from: John R
Quote from: PaulB
Hi,
   my partner and I have recently booked for our first holiday in Plakias. Thanks very much to all who have posted on these forums, it was a great help in deciding on Plakias and in giving us some information about where to go when we get there.

Maybe bump into some of you while we are there?

Hope you have a great time - I'm sure you will. We arrive soon after you depart so we will look out for your footprints in the sand. You have a very good price there - and from Newcastle as well (our local airport).

John R


Hi John We arrive on the 21st September to Kostas so may well see you there.
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: John R on July 27, 2010, 08:41:34 PM
Quote from: Alan and Jan
Hi John We arrive on the 21st September to Kostas so may well see you there.

Hi Alan

You won't see us at Kostas as we stay at Stella (we go independent). However we eat fairly early every evening at Medousa and frequently move on to Livicon thereafter.

John R
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Gemma1 on September 05, 2010, 08:27:22 PM
Just booked to go back to Kostas on 27th September 2011.  Couldn't resist the Olympic 72 hour summer sale prices at less than 300 each including extra luggage allowance and meals on flights  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on September 05, 2010, 09:46:34 PM
That's good Gemma, no need to ask if you had a good time then ?.......................

Jann
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: DOTTY on September 14, 2010, 10:49:21 PM
Quote from: Gemma1
Just booked to go back to Kostas on 27th September 2011.  Couldn't resist the Olympic 72 hour summer sale prices at less than 300 each including extra luggage allowance and meals on flights  

Hi may see you there as we go on the 21st for 2 weeks :-)  [attachment=756:Photo0017.jpg] Looking forward to seeing Mine hosts once again.

  OOps sorry just noticed yours is next year

Dotty  
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Gemma1 on September 17, 2010, 10:27:21 PM
Quote from: DOTTY
Quote from: Gemma1
Just booked to go back to Kostas on 27th September 2011.  Couldn't resist the Olympic 72 hour summer sale prices at less than 300 each including extra luggage allowance and meals on flights  

Hi may see you there as we go on the 21st for 2 weeks :-)  [attachment=756:Photo0017.jpg] Looking forward to seeing Mine hosts once again.

  OOps sorry just noticed yours is next year

Dotty  


I'm afraid I've got to wait until next year Dotty as I'm going to Symi this September.  Hope you have a great time and everybody is well
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on August 14, 2011, 12:42:27 AM
Can anybody tell me the difference at Kostas Chrysoulla between a studio for 1/2 and a studio for 1/3 ?

 I realise that it's the number of beds, but I really want to know whether the actual room sizes are different ?

Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: Arnaki on September 01, 2011, 01:33:40 PM
Quote from: jann
Can anybody tell me the difference at Kostas Chrysoulla between a studio for 1/2 and a studio for 1/3 ?

 I realise that it's the number of beds, but I really want to know whether the actual room sizes are different ?

Hi Jann,

The rooms at Kosta Chrysoula vary hugely in terms of size, shape and balcony space.  There is probably a bit of potluck about what you get.  There are three of us so we always book 1/3.  Whatever room you get, it will be clean - rooms are cleaned and bins emptied every day and towels and sheets changed twice a week.  (Came back on Tuesday and already pining....).

Arnaki
Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on September 01, 2011, 03:20:32 PM
Quote from: Arnaki
Quote from: jann
Can anybody tell me the difference at Kostas Chrysoulla between a studio for 1/2 and a studio for 1/3 ?

 I realise that it's the number of beds, but I really want to know whether the actual room sizes are different ?
and was wondering a
Hi Jann,

The rooms at Kosta Chrysoula vary hugely in terms of size, shape and balcony space.  There is probably a bit of potluck about what you get.  There are three of us so we always book 1/3.  Whatever room you get, it will be clean - rooms are cleaned and bins emptied every day and towels and sheets changed twice a week.  (Came back on Tuesday and already pining....).

Arnaki

Thanks Arnaki, I have stayed at Kostas several times, and have no doubts about anything except that I have only had a 1/2 bed studio before. This time I am sharing with a friend and we are both hoping for a little more space.

I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday, it's awful haing to come back isn't it?  

5 weeks to go for my second visit this year  .......................  

Title: Kostas-Chrysoulla Studios
Post by: jann on September 28, 2011, 02:38:45 PM
   Been in touch with Kostas, he's reserving the room I want with large balcony  

Will be there next Tuesday................... can't wait !!!!   (    did I mention this is my second visit this year    )