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Plakias / No webcam - because.......
« on: October 16, 2019, 08:52:29 AM »
There is no webcam currently as the big digger being used to dredge the river by the Forum cut through the telecom cables to the Livicon side of the village. So no land line phones or internet that side, but, luckily for me, no problems at KC.
The weather here is, and has been, fantastic, hot, sunny and little or no wind for the past week, and will continue like that for a good few more days, happy times for all in Plakias.

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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic and Kostas Chrysoulla 2020
« on: September 24, 2019, 04:03:14 PM »
AI in Greece, no way for us, unless you have children, when the AI plan does work.
Olympic prices for the Apollo are very high, so we shall scout out some nice self catering in Plakias when we are there. We like the look of Manolis, not far to walk to all the tavernas, access to bread for breakfast at the supermarket next to The Livicon, not too far for the wife to get it in the morning! They have a pool and everything else we need, has anyone used Manolis recently?
Would love to stay at On The Rocks, superb views over Skinos beach, so  many to choose, the world is your lobster, my son!
Just have to wait for the next release of easyjet for the September/October flights.
We got a good deal from easyjet last Thursday for flights to Kalamata next June.

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Holiday Companies / Olympic and Kostas Chrysoulla 2020
« on: September 24, 2019, 01:29:47 PM »
I have been looking to holiday again in Plakias, and, as usual, went straight to the Olympic site, but no sign of KC for any date in 2020. Telephoned Olympic, and they don't have it listed for 2020, the advisor thought it might appear in a couple of weeks, but as the Olympic site only gives 3 properties, it would appear this is the final run down of Olympic going to Plakias.
Sad, but as we already go independently to other Greek destinations, we will have to add Plakias to the Easyjet independent list!
If anyone has any other info, would be appreciated.

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Plakias / Re: Major building work underway at far end!!
« on: July 30, 2019, 04:28:45 PM »
Just checked the web, searched for 'new beach bar Plakias' and got links to Mes Tin Ammo, which I guess is the new beach bar, but it has been there before, so probably just a new build on the old site.
Looks good, only 10 weeks to go then I can check it out!

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Plakias / Re: Update
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:42:58 AM »
Thanks for the update, in normal circumstances it is nice to hear of the life in and around Plakias, always makes us feel homesick, and wishing we, like you, could live there, but the news about the widespread flooding and subsequent damage is not so good, but I would hope that the repairs all get done, and life for the great people of Plakias returns to peaceful normality soon.
As usual counting the days 'til October, and our Plakias holiday, although Lesvos will see us back there in June!
Agapame tin Ellada!

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Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:38:02 PM »
Just checked out the facebook link, and Crete TV, all looks disastrous. The video of the Megalopotomas bridge on the way to Preveli shows how bad it ws. I can only imagine the beach at Preveli and the palms have been washed away, but let's hope not.
The pictures show the overflow onto the car park very well, now Sifi knows why he built the taverna a bit higher than others!

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Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 26, 2019, 12:43:04 PM »
Sound terrible, let's hope all can be put right again before the season.
I cannot find anything about this myself, videoas etc., any links anyone?

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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic discounts?
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:14:50 AM »
Spend over 800 to go to Plakias? Far too much! Already booked with Olympic, without any discount, but way lower price than 800 (total for 2 of us).
The Olympic 12 Islands of Christmas discount scheme did not materialise this year, so we are very pleased we booked in October when the Easyjet flights for next October were released, and the Olympic prices were realistic, and only a little more than we paid for 2018.

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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« on: December 16, 2018, 04:49:45 PM »
This is the way it is going now, for all tour companies, and especially if you are visiting smaller, more out of the way places. The telephone contact should, hopefully work with Olympic, and you will get to speak to someone in Rethymno, or maybe try Anso travel, as Elspeth did some of her paperwork in there, and they may help in an emergency. Let's hope it doesn't get like Thomas Cook, who have a telephone help line, but this June, when I was questioning the delayed flight from Kalamata, I discovered I was talking to someone on Majorca! Not even in Greece!
Sad to see Elspeth go, let's hope for her sake, that Olympic don't put someone else in Plakias, when Elspeth would obviously have liked to carry on, and put her hard earned local knowledge to use.
We have already booked for next October at KC!!!! (Lesvos in June :)

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Where to stay / Re: Apollo Philoxenia
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:58:09 PM »
Hi, I can tell you where The Apollo apartments are, but I have never stayed there, always been to Costas Chrysoulla. The Apollo apartments are immediately due north of Costas, on the same small side street off the street that comes from the seafront toward the countryside. It was quiet there when we visited this October, but in pst years, in season, it always seemed lively. Got a pool and bar, and, like Costas, very close to everything.
Olympic must have only just added this place in the last few days, probably a reaction to reduced capacity elsewhere, The Apollo would be somewhere I would seriously consider, along with Manolis apartments, but the latter is not in Olympic, only if you go indepenently, which is easy, given that Olympic only use Easyjet, you can book yourselves, and that no transfers are included, so a 220 euro return taxi (from Zak) is also needed.
Hope this helps.

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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Fresh Kalamari
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:14:30 PM »
We have just returned from our usual October break in Plakias, and can confirm that The Sirocco does do Calamari, the whole squid, fresh, which I have never seen in Plakias before, only ever seen it in Lesvos in our June holidays. I think it must be seasonal, but not too sure. The whole thing, tossed in a flour mix, and lightly fried is gorgeous, and does as a starter for two of us, a little expensive at 10 - 12 euros, but worth it! I am sure other places advertised Calamari, I think one of them was the old kafenion down the side street, next to The Cosy Back Yard.
Missing Plakias already, roll on the release of Easyjet flights to Crete any time soon!

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Plakias / Re: Olive oil on tables
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:31:12 PM »
We were in Foinikounta, near Kalamata, this June, and the Olive Oil was only available in bottles if you paid for it, obviously sticking to the rules for once!

Back in Plakias in 3 weeks time - Woo-Hoo!!

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PlakChat / Re: Web Cam
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:14:44 PM »
Well done Dionysos, both cameras up and running nicely. We will be back in October and looking like idiots when waving at the cameras for family back home!
Hope you got it done safely without incident.
Ta leme syntoma

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Plakias / Re: This forum is commin' like a ghost town
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:40:17 PM »
Hi Daza,
              I suspect loads of people read the postings, but have little to say in return, a bit like me,. Unless someone asks a specific question that I can help with, I, too, stay quiet!
   This may make you jealous, but I will be able to give you a report on Plakias when we get back from there. We are going, yet again to Kostas, same room, in October, 10 days, with Olympic, and using Zacharias for the taxi. I would be interested to hear what you think of Arillas as I often like to take a last minute cheapy to Greece, and need other choices than Plakias, Lesvos and around Kalamata, but that are still small and unspoilt, is there anywhere left like that?
Sorry we won't see you in Plakias this year, enjoy Arillas, and we may yet meet again next year, somewhere in Greece.

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Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« on: March 22, 2018, 03:43:34 PM »
It looks bad, confirmed from watching KritiTV, where they are reporting on bad fires in some forests and olive growing areas, strong winds breaking tree branches, and then an outside broadcast from what looks like Mars. The presenter was wearing a face mask, and with my basic Greek and the Greek titles underneath, I could make out the word Africa, but everything was red! That must explain the webcam from Morpheus.

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