Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Daniel

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7
1
Plakias / Re: Olive oil on tables
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:15:47 PM »
It is very interesting that this week in Plakias, most tavernas have either no olive on the table ( you have to ask for it) or it is in very small own label bottles.
A sign of the times ?

2
Plakias / Re: September update
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:51:16 AM »
Barny
Back from our morning stroll along the front.
The two blocks of new appartments are about 120 yards behind and slightly to thr right as you look from the sea..
Do not look like they will have much, if any, effect on Antonios Place.
Had a word with the team building these apartments.
There will be only 6 in total but they will be 2 or 3 bedroom luxury appartments, more like holiday homes than holiday appartments.
Looking at other builds in the area, this now seems to be more of the norm.
No longer one bed studios.
Now multi roomed appartments.
As for the rest of the town, a lot of buildings have been updated and some have hade slight additions to then.
But all in keeping with the "feel" of Plakias and nothing which stands out and offends the eye.
Will report back on the holiday as a whole later next week.

3
Plakias / Re: September update
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:01:32 PM »
The 2 blocks are a bit back from Antonia Place so do not encroach on it.
How big?
I will have another look tomorrow afternoon when passing andreport back.

4
Plakias / Re: September update
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:03:10 AM »
Major thunderstorm and heavy rain overnight but now fine by lunch time.

As promised, an update on the town.

Fair bit of work has been going on since our last visit September of last year.
The actual town and Main Street from Alianthos thru to Crete Mare is very much as it was, with just a few minor changes/improvements.

The main building work is on the periphery of the town.

Multicoloured Sea View Luxury Appartments are now open on the hillside behind the main supermarket.

Just behind that supermarket, and attached to it,are now Belvedere Spa and Appartments

On the main junction, by the Alianthos Hotel, is now a new block of appartments with a snack bar/caffe in front called Blu.

Now on to the road towards the "far end":
There is now a sign for a major new development next to Plakias Resorts.
Looks like it could be for a lot of apartments, according to Siffi.

Additional building next to Plakias Suits of just a small development.

2 largish blocks of appartments part built behind Antonines Place.

Various other bits and pieces of building going on but not major work.

Will update on the holiday later in the week.

5
Plakias / September update
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:28:18 PM »
Checked into the updated Crete Mare with George at 3.30 pm.
Only one sugestion about his Raki:
Don't get it on your clothes as I suspect that it is corrosive!!
But that did not stop us from enjoying his hospitality.

Updates and modifications to the place are excellent and improve an already beautiful hotel.

Been to see Siffi and Anna and had a beer with them .
Will be eating with them a couple of times during this holiday.

Table booked at Gio Ma for 8.15.

Flights with Ryanair first class and arrived at Chania 15 mins early ( but could do without the fanfair  on arrival.)
Picked a car up at the airport and leasurly drive down to Plakias.
Will update as the holiday goes on.o

6
Plakias / Re: This forum is commin' like a ghost town
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:10:50 PM »
We are also back in Plakias from September 11th staying with George at Creta Mare.
I will report back on the town and our holiday.
It would be a shame to see the demise of this board.
Is it's lack of postings reflected in the  fact that Plakias is no longer as popular with U.K. visitors recently ?
We have found that over the last few years there have been fewer and fewer British holiday makers.
And a lot of regular " faces" are no longer to be seen about the town and in tavernas.



7
Plakias / Paleochora v Plakias
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:05:19 PM »
We have just returned from a 10 day holiday in Paleochora.

We are long term visitors to Plakias but thought we may enjoy a change in a different resort.
So we booked independently with Ryanair, flew to Chania, hired a car and stayed 10 days at the Aris Hotel.
I will put a review of the Aris Hotel on Trip Advisor later.

These thoughts on our stay:
The drive down from Chania to Paleochora is a nightmare. The road is very narrow and twisty and is not for the faint hearted.
The beaches are no where near as good as at Plakias, apart from the very busy Town Beach.

 Where we were staying, the only way we could find a beach somewhere near our liking was to get into the car and drive for about 15 minutes.
All the nearby beaches were rough pebble beaches.

Paleochora town is much bigger then Plakias and there is a large selection of places to eat but few of them come up to the standard of the ones in Plakias (but eating out was about 15pc cheaper than Plakias).
But the blight of local "musicians" playing in groups of 2 or 3 outside all the Tavernas really lets the pace down.
Some nights, as many as 3 different groups came round during our meal, played 2 tunes and went round with the hat
Ok for 1 or 2 nights, but after 10 nights ?.

Our problem was that we compared everything at Paleochora with it counterpart at Plakias.
And in nearly every aspect, Paleochora came second best.

We will not be returning to Paleochora.
Out decision to have a change of scenery was a mistake.
We should have (and will do) stick to our first love, Plakias.
Looking forward to September and 11 days with George at Creta Mere.


8
PlakChat / Re: Thick Fog!
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:43:09 AM »
The fog reached us in Paleochora mid morning but has gone by lunch time

9
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:46:48 AM »
Thanks for those photos.
We are currently in Paleochora for 10 days and wishing that we were back in Plakias.
Will post a report on Hotel Aris in Paleochora v Crete Mere in Plakias and Paleochora v Plakias when we return home.
But Plakias looks like a hands down winner !!

10
Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:21:55 AM »
Thanks for the update and the photo of what's left of Creta Mare !!

I just hope that George can get it finished and back in working order in time for our return visit in September.

11
Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:48:27 AM »
Thanks for that excellent update on Plakias.

Most interested in the bit about George and his Creta Mare.
We are due back there in early September and would be pleased to see the pace habitable again by then!!!

Any further information on this building work would, therefore, be most welcome.

We would normally be back early June but are going to try Paleachora for a change this year.
The comparison with Plakias will be most interesting.

12
Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:57:54 PM »
We stay with George at Creta Mare, just next to On the Rocks.
So where about are the new apartments "just up from On the Rocks" being built ?

14
Plakias / Re: Fight at the Sunbed corral
« on: October 03, 2017, 04:36:23 PM »
That comment strikes a chord with us.
Ruth and I are to try Paleochora next June.
We will be staying at the Aris for 10 days, just to see if it could be an alternative to Plakias.
But we are also going back to Plakias in early September and to Creta Mare.
The comparison will be most interesting !!

15
Plakias / Re: Back again
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:58:36 PM »
Just found the card for the tavern next to Cosy Backyard.
It is called Xezona Taverna and is first class.
Did not have enough nights left to try the new one opposite this one but always looked busy and the menu looks good.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7