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Gossip / Plakias Heroes 2013
« on: October 24, 2013, 08:42:11 PM »
Now that the season is virtually over (I flew home from my second visit yesterday) I thought it would be nice to acknowledge those in Plakias who constantly "go that extra kilometre" to ensure Plakias remains that special place which we all just keep returning to.

My nominations for Plakias Heroes are (in no particular order, so alphabetically):

For the way he has kept the "far end" beach in such good order. In my opinion it's never been better than over the past three years since he took over. He's also a thoroughly charming man!

Georgos at Gorgona.
A big man with a big smile and a big welcome. Georgos always makes any visit to Gorgona a really happy and entertaining experience. And this year he also had the day job of rescuing ladies in distress out at sea!!

Nikos at Ostraco Bar.
I first knew Nikos when he worked at Sofia. For the past 3 years he's been at Ostraco. On every visit when he's seen me walk past Ostraco he's welcomed me back to Plakias (again) as if I was a long lost friend - and I've never used his bar. He truly is a great ambassador for Plakias

Ploppy, our administrator (I think)
Thanks for making this forum available. I love following it and find it not only entertaining but very informative. Yammas!

Maybe others members would like to make nominations for their Heroes and Heroines, and some may even wish to nominate Villains - though from what I've read all Villains will be corporates!

P.S. I've now started using Ostraco so Nikos's marketing tactic finally paid off!!

Holiday Companies / Using the buses
« on: September 11, 2012, 08:53:27 PM »
Mike and I have sort of started this topic under "Sun Beds" but as there is enough irrelevant material already under that topic I thought I'd start a new stream.

I like to travel independently for many reasons but, of course, my big disadvantage is the transfer.
However, I always use the local buses to get from Iraklio Airport to Plakias (and from Chania to Paleachora) and return. They are cheap, comfortable and reliable. You just have organise your timings and be prepared to wait around for the odd hour here and there.
Admittedly it makes a difference that I travel alone. A taxi costs minimum 100 each way whereas the one way bus fare this year for one person is 13.20.
I would encourage more people to use this option.

PlakChat / Micro Amoudi Beach
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:06:25 PM »
Does anybody whose been to Plakias this year know if Emily's back at Micro Amoudi?
She said that last year would definately be her final one but then she said that the year before and the year before that.

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