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Plakias / Re: June holiday report
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:55:06 PM »
Yes, I suspect Olympic might pull out which would be a shame.  First brought us here in 1989 I think when I plucked Plakias out of the Olympic brochure never having been to Greece before.  Have come  independently now for the best part of 20 years.  Might cost a little more but picking your own accommodation and getting your choice of room is a big plus.

Plakias / Re: Observered imbalance
« on: June 09, 2019, 04:06:02 PM »
Maybe, but I cant tell what all the different languages are.  In our favourite eatery I know there were regular visitors from Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, England and of course Scotland.

Plakias / Re: Slow painful death
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:41:49 PM »
I suspect trip advisor and Facebook etc are taking over.

Anyway my comments from this last week.  Weather was strange for a few days and cooler than normal I think.  Beaches quiet.  Still a lot of familiar faces from years ago - both locals and tourists.

Bit of development going on here and there, but nothing drastic.

Still same old Plakias.

Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:35:54 PM »
I have used Moto Plakias for many years and never had a problem.  They reply to emails promptly an provide a reliable service.

If you don’t fancy driving after the flight they offer transfers too.

Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:23:29 AM »
Also it seems the entrance to the gorge has been destroyed and massive repairs required

Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:06:00 PM »
Yes, shocking pictures/videos.  Hope everyone is Ok but major clean up no doubt required.  Thoughts with all affected.

Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:34:30 PM »
I’ve used Moto Auto Plakias for more years than I care to remember.  Never had an issue and always reliable.  Alianthos Car Hire also reputable I believe.

Holiday Companies / Re: Thomas Cook Airlines
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:20:06 PM »
At the risk of going on about something unrelated to Plakias, Thomas Cook have only gone and done the same for a family holiday (18 people in total) to Rhodes in July.  To make matters worse they have changed us to a flight before the schools break up!!!  Not a happy bunny trying to sort it out.
I have been happy with Thomas Cook in recent years but now I would not book flights with them too far in advance.

Holiday Companies / Thomas Cook Airlines
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:51:28 AM »
I had booked for 10 days next May into June but Thomas Cook have decided to cancel Friday flights from/to Glasgow.  At first glance their email notification suggested only a flight time/seat reservation change and I nearly missed the fact they had changed my return flight by 3 days!!

When I phoned up they offered either chance to cancel or come back 4 days later than planned ‘at no extra charge’.  Fortunately I had already sussed that their prices had dropped since I booked so I decided to cancel and rebook saving £175 in the process.

So alls we’ll that ends well and the saving will pay for my extra 4 nights accommodation in Plakias!

I share this just to put you on alert to read carefully any emails you might receive from Thomas Cook but also to point out that they are offering some very good prices at the moment - cheaper than EasyJet, Jet2 etc. 

Plakias / Re: September update
« on: September 29, 2018, 12:03:35 PM »
Huge waves today but sun now shining.  Warm and very humid.

Plakias / Re: September update
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:48:41 AM »
I remember the tourist festival being cancelled 4 years ago due to wind/rain - a shame after all the work that went on.  We arrive Friday so will try and bring better weather with us - the forecasts are mixed to say the least, but we’re used to September/October weather in Plakias and hoping all will be fine.

Plakias / Re: This forum is commin' like a ghost town
« on: August 24, 2018, 01:40:00 AM »
I guess people are using trip advisor and the plakias Facebook page more now?

Plakias / Re: Rain?
« on: June 07, 2017, 02:27:10 PM »
Raining again!  But just a few spots.  Warm but overcast this afternoon.  Sea lovely and calm though.

Holiday Companies / Re: Jet2 flight competition
« on: November 22, 2016, 05:09:29 PM »
Thanks for comments/suggestions.  Turned out free return flight not what it seemed - bit of a con if you ask me.
Free flight available going out June but no free flight back until August!  There again 2 months in Crete no bad thing if you could spare the time.
Ended up having to pay for flight back.  Still saved a bit though and Plakias here we come again!

Holiday Companies / Re: Jet2 flight competition
« on: November 09, 2016, 03:11:04 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I have a few weeks to decide so will mull it over.  I have done Plakias twice a year on several occasions but maybe should try somewhere else??

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