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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

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Plakias / Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:44:05 AM »
I can't agree Richard. Levels of 'bad behaviour' post lockdown are much higher than usual for this time of year. To be fair, I think it's a reaction to the heavy restrictions and closures which were in place, and hope it will calm down over the next few weeks.

But living in an area which has had a very low rate of infection compared to the rest of the country, I do worry about what will happen when we get an influx of 'grockles'. I know we need holidaymakers to support the local economy. We need their cash in the south-west, but what else will they bring with them?

I'm insulted by the term 'Grockle' it a word that should be banned, I'm going to start a new movement - the G.N.H.T. +, .........The 'Grockles Need Holidays Too' movement, we'll come down there and throw you locals into the dock.

LOL, seriously where will it all end?

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Plakias / Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:01:19 AM »
Still planning to go Sept. / Oct.  Have just changed our flights and accommodation from 14 nights to 23 nights.....going out via a Tui flight, returning with Easyjet

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PlakChat / Re: Geese
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:05:44 AM »
I think that they go in the cooking pot over the winter season

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

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Plakias / Re: Kali Chronia everyone!
« on: January 01, 2020, 06:30:17 AM »
I hate you.................................but seriously, go for it, you'll regret not doing it later if you dont.

We will have to rough it on 5 weeks there this year (3 june/july, and 2 sept/oct) and it cant come soon enough.

Happy New Year and happy 2020 Plakias holidays to all

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Plakias / Re: Souda beach no longer naturist
« on: December 24, 2019, 03:24:53 PM »
Doesn't half make your eyes water....LOL

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Plakias / Re: Winter is here
« on: December 17, 2019, 12:07:32 PM »
Just found some details about the new all inclusive resort, Going to be called the Alegria Beach Resort Plakias, 103 rooms / apartments, All Inclusive stay available. Some details and artists impressions on a Scandinavian Holiday companies site (Apollo), just Google it (and use translate) for 3 pages of results. Also now been listed on Olympics site for next summer, but not much information other than the price (over £1200 pp 14 nights) next September.
Certainly going upmarket now, wont be long before all us commoners are turned back at the gorges.   :D :o

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Plakias / Re: Winter is here
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:41:49 PM »
Should have added that we hope you have a great Christmas and New Year out there, and also extend that to the rest of the ever dwindling forum users

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Plakias / Re: Winter is here
« on: December 13, 2019, 07:44:20 AM »
Thanks very much for all that information, hope the higher figures of the Hotel rooms isn't correct I think that amount of extra people all at once would really ruin Plakias.
Have been watching the Webcams regularly, and the last couple of days it has looked really wet and miserable.
Summer cant come soon enough, Will be back for 3 weeks June-July staying at Castello for a change, and hoping to get another fortnight in September probably at Costas

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Holiday Companies / Car Hire
« on: October 07, 2019, 03:16:35 PM »
Hi
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

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

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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.

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Plakias / Re: Souda beach no longer naturist
« on: September 30, 2019, 03:05:15 PM »
That's good to know, maybe give Souda another go next year. I'm with you all the way,
Whats even worse than swimming with trunks on........having to lay in the sun with wet trucks on ::)

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Plakias / Re: Souda beach no longer naturist
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:17:05 PM »
That's good to know, probably start off OK again next year till someone complains and starts off the cycle again  ::)

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