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PlakChat / Re: Photos Added
« on: November 08, 2011, 05:18:52 PM »
Super pics Paul.

You get a much better slide show on Flickr.

PlakChat / Bedtime Reading
« on: August 26, 2010, 03:00:16 PM »
Quote from: PaulB
On the subject of books, are there any tavernas or bars that have a book-swap facility?

Information here about the library.

Plakias / Fire in Rodakino, Preveli & Triopetra
« on: August 23, 2010, 12:58:16 PM »
Very sad news.
Thanks for posting the information.

Where to go / Any music or folk dance in early September?
« on: July 27, 2010, 06:33:06 PM »
There could be but such things do not usually get through to this forum.
The best thing to do is ask around locally when you arrive.

Plakias / April in P(aris)lakias Youtube
« on: May 04, 2010, 10:28:53 AM »
Super!  Bring them on.

Plakias / Wi Fi
« on: April 19, 2010, 08:38:42 AM »
There are lots of places in Plakias where you can get Internet access via wireless.
Since more are being introduced all the time I suggest you ask for the nearest when you arrive.

If it is not available at Kostas Chrysoulla and you don't want to use one of the bars the youth hostel is good for Internet access at reasonable cost.

Plakias / Plakias History
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:50:41 AM »

Thanks for that Alan.

Plakias / Tribute to Steve Rabbetts
« on: December 14, 2009, 08:05:32 AM »
Sad news.  Thanks for the post Sue.

Where to go / Resorts similar to Plakias
« on: October 26, 2009, 09:57:00 AM »

Plakias / Plakias Lending Library
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:39:47 PM »
The new library is at N35.19580 E24.39608 so not as far south as it used to be but is probably still the most southerly in Europe.
From the old library you go further along the track and then left over a little stream running in a concrete bed across the track.
The new library is on the right inside a fenced compound with parking space under trees.
here to see the location in Google Maps.

The main staff members are still as shown above but I failed to get the names of all the current librarians, sorry.

Winter opening times started from 27sep09 and are 10:30 to 12:30 each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Summer times are as in the top message and are likely to start in late April 2010.

If it is not possible for you to return borrowed books to the library they can be left at any of the following places:
Alianthos Car Hire, Joe's bar (Nufaro), the Livicon Hotel bar (opposite the taxi rank) or at the Plakias Youth Hostel.

Library postal address: Poste Restante, Plakias, Finikas 74060, Crete, Greece.

Here are some pictures taken at the library:

PlakChat / Where Are We
« on: September 30, 2009, 04:30:48 PM »
Quote from: Graham_and_Karen
Quote from: compage
On second thoughts, and bearing in mind the zoom needed to take it from Kakamouri, it is more likely to be from Koules hill (or Plakias hill as it has been called on the Plakias Hill Villas website).

You're quite right about the zooming limitations of my camera. Of course, with your camera you'd have been able to see read the STEFANOS VILLAGE writing from Kakamouri.
Not without a tripod I wouldn't, and can you see me carrying a tripod to the top of Kakamouri?
I don't think so.

Quote from: Graham_and_Karen
I think you are close enough - we were actually slightly higher - in the ruin at the top of the hill.
You mean the ruin on Koules Hill?

Quote from: Graham_and_Karen
I'll try to find one that's a bit trickier. Maybe even an Alones photo
There is no need for that!  

PlakChat / it's quiet Carruthers.... too quiet
« on: September 30, 2009, 04:03:56 PM »
Quote from: compage
Quite right.
I knew those clues were there but was surprised it took so long for someone to find them.
Well done and the Mythos is yours next month.

As it turns out, you were not right after all, and neither was I when I put the captions on the pictures.    
When I took those pictures five and six years ago there were no accurate road maps and not all of the mountain villages had their names on road signs as you enter.
Regular visitors to this area of Crete will also be aware of the local habit of using such signs for target practice, rendering some unreadable.
Therefore when editing the pictures at home some time later I was using a combination of poor information and (apparently inaccurate) assumptions.

But enough excuses.
This year we went back to the village where those pictures were taken and discovered that it was, in fact, Moundros.
It still does not have official road signs at either end but has privately errected signs to aid identification.
Also, it has this rather nice information board at the northern end of the village:

PlakChat / Where Are We
« on: September 29, 2009, 07:23:44 AM »
On second thoughts, and bearing in mind the zoom needed to take it from Kakamouri, it is more likely to be from Koules hill (or Plakias hill as it has been called on the Plakias Hill Villas website).

PlakChat / Where Are We
« on: September 29, 2009, 07:16:41 AM »
Myrthios from Kakamouri.

PlakChat / it's quiet Carruthers.... too quiet
« on: September 14, 2009, 05:40:58 PM »
This was the ferry 'Samaria' arriving at Paleohora at about 7 tonight.

We are planning to travel on this to Sfakia on Friday.


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