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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2018
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:21:36 PM »
my wife and I will be arriving on the 10th April don't get in till 2000hrs. I have hired a car which we always do even for the 3 weeks we will be there it is cheaper than a taxi both ways. A friend of ours Barney from Dublin goes to Heraklion for the night and gets on the local bus to Rethymnon and then to Plakias. Last year at same time Olympic didn't even let Dora at her studios know about us coming. We wont arrive in Plakias until late evening this time we are waiting for a right palaver. Hey ho   Olympic wont care.

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Gossip / Re: How did you first find Plakias?
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:11:22 PM »
Started in the early nineties first visit was to Elounda very nice but will have changed I am sure. following year Peleochora . We liked the island so much we looked in brochure and said Plakias sounds just up our street. Stayed all over plakias first was Appolo the rep was called Jassinta it is a bit different now. We like to stay at Doras now quirky but so peaceful and she carnt do enough for us especially the raki topped up every day.
We have made so many friends there not a bad one have we found. My greatest friend being Niko Brokialakis you will all know him from the fish and chip shop. I go up to his house when we are over there. I miss all the nights in his restaurant ,also the character's who used to go in there .
My friends back here say why do you keep going back to Plakias , difficult to explain until you have been around Greece and hit upon Plakias.
I have met a few Cretan people on my journeys around Greece and the really are a cut above the rest , I don't mean that in a bad way but they are so proud of where they are from.
Was in Plakias in April absolutely fabulous first time that time of year cannot recommend it enough back in October it will be so different .         

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Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:45:16 PM »
 Seen it many times when at the far end of the beach. I think you have the only solution to the problem, take there towels off if no-one around. I am sure they leave them overnight. How inconsiderate of them.

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Plakias / Re: The Beach
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:30:34 PM »
Got back on the 30th April been going the last 26years sometimes twice a year never for Easter I must say that it was one of our best visits so far. Truly amazed at the greenness of the place and totally gobsmacked with all the flowers . To anyone who has never been to the area in mid April I can surely recommend that you give it a try. Far end of the beech a few chairs and umbrellas nobody bothered about them so free the whole time of our stay.
Some tavernas  not open but getting ready for the holiday season but still plenty to choose from. We had one shower whilst there not much though then it got warmer and warmer until we sadly had to leave. Hey Ho back in October cannot wait though I am sure everything will look different.

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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic (again)
« on: December 30, 2016, 11:20:11 AM »
The wife and myself are back in Plakias again in April and October we have booked a car for both holidays, if you shop around you will get it cheaper than a taxi.
Same old problem last year Olympic trying to save money.
Going out for Easter anyone had a Plakias Easter, would appreciate any info about if it is as good as the rest of the year?

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Plakias / Re:Easter in Plakias
« on: October 29, 2016, 11:08:59 AM »
Hi all fellow Plakias lovers. Just got back from 2 brilliant weeks there, miss the place already, The wife and I have been going for some 26 years or so both in May and September/ October. On arriving back home she couldn't resist going in to the travel agents to ask about going out at Easter.
Many of the locals and friends out there say it is a good time to go can anyone comment on this? The weather are the tavernas open do they have a festival etc. My wife wants to see the Easter festival and I don't want to have to drive to Spilli though that is my second favourite village in the area.
Sue and Paul from Carmarthen if you are looking on this site don't worry we will be back again in October it will be nice to see you again.
Any info about a Easter holiday in Plakias will be appreciated.     

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Holiday Companies / Re: Chania Airport
« on: July 07, 2016, 02:07:42 PM »
Travelled through Chania many times I found it much quicker than Heralion. If you are in a hire car I found the journey a lot quicker also. Enjoy your stay we will be back in October ,cannot wait. 

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Plakias / Re: Get your ar*ses down to Plakias
« on: July 18, 2015, 12:17:05 PM »
Been going since 1992 wouldn't miss Plakias no matter what happens, heaven on earth. Many friends there locals and people we meet year in year out, some you know by name some not that's the nature of the place. You are all there because of the beauty of the place and the very friendly locals.
We will be there in October cannot wait to see everyone. I digress what I would like to know is which tavernas  have burnt down ? I believe it was from musses forgive spelling on to the end by the harbour.     

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Plakias / Re: flights home
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:11:21 PM »
Same problem they bring the flight out forwards then change the flight back. They say it is not a inconvenience I have had to change my car hire from Heraklion  and from Manchester. Hope Dora lets us have a room for a tad longer. We cannot wait to get out there again.

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