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PlakChat / Webcams
« on: September 10, 2020, 10:41:48 AM »
Has anyone been looking at the Paleaochora beach webcams recently, the last 2 days the beach has been nearly deserted and the weathers looks great all along the south coast. It must be terrible for all the businesses on the Island.
It would have been nice to see what Sfakia was like but none of the cams has worked for months, Probably have a drive up there Sept/Oct and give them a bit of trade with lunch by the harbour.
Matala looks quite busy though today

Holiday Companies / Easyjet 2021
« on: July 17, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »
Easyjet July 2021 flight schedule released.........we've got ours booked using the voucher from this year

PlakChat / Covid 19
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:11:52 AM »
Statement from website....

Readers are advised that all public and private museums, archaeological sites, galleries, entertainment and concert spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes and other public venues in Greece have been closed on the orders of the country’s health authorities in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

Holiday Companies / Car Hire
« on: October 07, 2019, 03:16:35 PM »
I know its been covered previously, but not recently, and usually included under a different subject title which makes it difficult to find. So once again, would anyone who has any recent experiences with car hire companies in Crete please share them. Particularly looking at (but not limited to) the Airport based companies. This is now becoming more important without the coach transfers.

Many thanks

Plakias / Webcams back up and running
« on: September 30, 2019, 04:40:30 PM »
At last, been missing my daily fix

Plakias / Embrace Plakias while you can
« on: September 30, 2019, 03:51:38 PM »
Recently back from 2 weeks in Ialyssos on Rhodos, we fancied a change and hadn't been there for about 30 years. We rented some great apartments from a friend and took ourselves off independently with flights with Thomas Cook (just back in time).
The resort itself was like Benidorm or any other over developed resort you can think of. The sea was a beautiful blue BUT the beaches where like a building site, rubble, rubbish, fag ends everywhere, even stood in some Sh!t next to a sunbed (which were 10 euros! a day for a set). The food mostly very much the same everywhere, all served with a pile of instant rice and freezer chips, no bread supplied with starters unless you asked, no oil on the tables, very few freebies, only an ouso once, and a local liquor at an out of way way restaurant. Generally I would say a evening meal with local wine was costing us 8 to 10 Euros a day more than at Plakias.
Had bars with Karaoke, bars with over 12 flat screen TV's all showing a different channel, British louts stood in the middle of the road arguing with Taxi drivers about the cost.

Got to say that I thought Rhodes Airport excellent, even better than the much improved Heraklion, and don't mention Manchester T1

But the point of my rant is, ENJOY PLAKAIS, Even with all the building work, bloody ringo's, jetskis, wind, storms, plague of locusts, etc. it is still at least 20 times better than many places.

Already booked 22 nights independently for next June, flights with Easyjet, booked just before the price went sky high, Rooms at Castello Apartments booked (anyone got any reports...looks nice on tripadvisor),and better price than Kostas, Just Car Rental left to sort out.

Plakias / Please NO
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:29:04 AM »
Now got a pair of bloody ringos that are been towed the full width of the bay from the jetty to the far end, as well as at least 3 jetskis
I think we've finally lost the old Plakias

Plakias / I've got wind
« on: June 26, 2019, 12:25:43 PM »
 (AKA) Free grit blasting
It's back, the wind started to build up Tuesday lunchtime and it's now back to the Plakias we all know and love (???) With it due to continue for about 7 days according to the forecast

Plakias / Souda beach no longer naturist
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:35:11 AM »
The rozzers have just been and walked down the full length of Souda beach and told everyone to put  their swimwear on (womens tops included) as nudism is illegal, and they have had complaints. I asked if it was still OK at the far end of Plakias and was told it is illegal everywhere and they would take action if there where any complaints

Plakias / Slow painful death
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:54:50 PM »
The forum seems to be dying a slow death, regular names don't appear to have even logged on never mind posted a comment....come on everyone, post something....comments, photos, queries, etc. Lets keep it going as the best source of up to date information on Plakias

Where to eat...or not! / Harakas former site
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:48:49 PM »
Does anyone know if someone else has set up a business/restaurant on what was the Herakas site yet??

Thanks in advance

PlakChat / Thick Fog!
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:27:16 AM »
Anyone seen the webcam this morning, fog so thick you can't see the water, same in Sfakia.

Never seen it like that before

PlakChat / Souda now not nudist?
« on: September 09, 2017, 04:06:33 AM »
According to a post on Capt. Barefoots site ( Nudism is now prohibited on Souda Beach, it was OK in July.
Can anyone confirm? we're back in 10 days and wont be making the walk that way if so.

Holiday Companies / Olympic Holidays 2018
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:33:56 AM »
Looking at Olympics Website for next year it shows transfers for every other Island except all of Crete. So I have rung them this morning, and it seems that the transfers via coach are still happening next year, but you currently need to book over the phone rather than on-line to get confirmation.
So all sorted for next June.

PlakChat / It's Buggin' Me
« on: June 07, 2017, 02:37:32 PM »
Every year I forget someones names, anyone help me with Dennis's wife @ The Livicon, and the usual waitress @ Joe's Bar?

We ought to set up a spreadsheet or something that we could all access, and update with all the usual suspects as we learn them

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