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Plakias / Re: Taxis and return to Plakias
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:51:53 PM »
http://www.taxi4you.gr/

Had pleasant and interesting conversation with Zak from Heraklion - Plakias and return. Nice chap. Bang on time and would recommend on that basis. Do our own thing these days and better than the 'interesting' Olympic magical mystery tour


Had many rides with zak, he's a long time friend of my family
We are in touch via Facebook
I'll be there next spring from Tampa to finikas

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Plakias / Remembering Thomas Joshua Murney 15 years on
« on: July 25, 2015, 02:54:41 PM »
Thomas j Murney
Born manchester England AUGUST 1943

Died tragically in auto taxi catastrophe JULY 25th 2000 sissis close to iraklion

Tom had had is usual three weeks in his beloved plakias ,
Which he discovered in 1978 when taking the local bus down from rethmynon

He was a regular for over 20 years and made several trips out of season also

He had many many friends who he even saw the children turn into adults,

The secret nest was his spot for years and Tom saw Michael build the souda mare hotel
Several people who are regulars know the stone That overlooks souda bay very close to the hotel  on the bay side as you head west from the hotel
I have sat in the galini tavern and I see the stone bright with the Suns reflection

I will contact stellios kaoudis this morning. I'm 7 hours behind plakias here in tampa florida
It's 15 years today that toms friend zak zurbakis of taxi for you picked Tom up from his farewell meal at the nest. They were in a bizarre accident which was no fault of zak , but he carries the hurt of seeing thomas die so dramatically in front of zak. I went to the trial of the two vechils in May 2003 in iraklion.   Zak drove me to his uncle Michael hotel after the trial. We are firm friends. , he had just lost his young wife Kelly , she knew Tom well , and I had just had my mums funeral in England too. My father died soon after Tomas with a broken heart.  Fate is ironic as we chatted for the first time.
Zak was too fragile in his heart to meet me on my first visit in July 2001 one year to the day
Turned out that zaks wife and my mother ALMA were cremated on same day and hour one hundred miles apart in England
Several locals and visitors friends of thomas joined us july 25 on the preveli ferry
Leftiros the skipper took our band of Tom mates into souda bay at dusk
Wow it's so much more dramatic bouncing around ,looking up at those mountains up above selia
We cried ,sang songs. The manchester rambler.  Dirty old town. Manchester United calypso  the red flag. Then Peter who was married to Riety. Did  the poem by Dylan Thomas. "Do not go gently into that good night". Not a dry eye on that boat   We consumed good local raki manolis brought aboard
He left us recently , may he rest in peace ,I remember all who were on board  , and they became friends to me , my heart was broken because Tom was more than just my brother hex was 8 years older and taught me many things. We were extremely close , we had peter a linguist who speaks greek with a cretan accent also. He explained the poems and socialist songs. It was vey emotional and even a little surreal as the skipper fought the winds , they held me over the stern and I scattered some of toms ashes. I saw them swoosh quickly into the sea of Libya

I'm up now after breakfast  slight hangover from metaxa last night. Toast toms memory
Hope theres s mythos on his stone there usually is one there
I've not been for 5 years. It's a long way from florida and circumstance have changed.
Not sure if ill ever get back but part of my heart and soul is cemented into Kriti
Stellios was terrific arranging the stone mason in rethmynon and installing
My wife at the time. A usa lady came to plakias twice. She too loved it
We divorced but still great friends. We talked about coming over next July/August for my 65 th
Sadly she died suddenly of a brain annurusm at 56 years of age this March
So here's to thomas a man who loved Kriti and Kriti loved him

I will phone stellios in a few minutes.   Yammas to you all roger MURNEY tampa fl usa

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Plakias / searching for hotel apt info
« on: June 21, 2010, 07:32:24 PM »
cheers  george
think thats the one
like you said  little  info   re   email     website etc etc

think   I  will phone my good friend stellios kaoudis

hes  always a great help to me

thxs  very much

roger




Quote from: George
http://www.Souda_Bay_Apartments_Plakias_Crete.htm

Try hat one Red  
There's not a lot of info or contact numbers, so how one books it is anyone's guess, but is that the one?

Sorry Roger, bad link. Try this one:

http://www.villas-and-apartments-in-crete....akias_Crete.htm

george...


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Plakias / searching for hotel apt info
« on: June 21, 2010, 02:42:48 PM »
Hi   to  all you plakias lovers.

have visited several times    since 2000

we are  coming  end of july to  commemorate  my brothers passing on crete july 25th 2000

My  2  friends one from england and one from usa  would like a pool with the hotel apt

2 /3 years ago we stopped and chatted with christina  ,she has a nice place close to souda bay with a pool

she also knew my  brother  thomas.

we would like to contact  her      ,  is   it  called  SOUDA BAY APARTMENTS

and  is near the   junction where the road goes up to selia

will arr july  18th after  3 weeks in s africa at world cup

hope some kind  plakian  lover can help us in this search

cheers  roger murney  naples florida

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PlakChat / where is that red devil harribobs
« on: May 24, 2009, 05:25:27 AM »
 

hey up Chris

are you hiding  in roma with  the hordes of red devisions.

stuck here in sunny florida

no idea  when I  will see kriti again.

hope my brothers   rock memorial at souda mare   is  looking   just fine.

its 10  years  since we  took over  BARCELONA   and what  a party we had

9  years  since  Tom  had his  catastrophe on his beloved  island

regards  roger

FORZA  UNITED

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PlakChat / massage
« on: May 24, 2009, 05:14:43 AM »
Quote from: shinaria
Massages were offered in the rooms of the hotel sophia until it has been overtaken completely by Kostas from the Kostas Chrysola. You may ask there.
IIRC the woman who did the massages has moved with her facilities towards mirthios or sellia.

shinaria
 

My  very good  friend  Riasa  at  Hotel  souda mare  is a excellent  masseuse.

cheers  roger  murney   naples   fl  usa

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Where to eat...or not! / The Balcony at the Ostraco
« on: May 15, 2007, 01:29:42 PM »
Hey  Chris

thought your love was met  "by the factory wall  or was it gasworks"

enjoy your trip.
sorry we will miss by hours.

arrive chania from munchen  on tues june 5

look out for our kids memorial stone.
its on the  bend  going west just after souda mare hotel.

nice  view of sunset over souda sat sipping a mythos resting on the stone.

have a good one

cheers roger

still hurting not to be in athena next wednesday

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PlakChat / Taxi Transfers
« on: April 21, 2007, 01:42:29 PM »
[/quote]
Hi Roger, you can get zac on zakzourbakis@hotmail.com. regards Alex G



CHEERS   ALEX     I  will write soon

red diablo

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PlakChat / Taxi Transfers
« on: April 20, 2007, 12:50:59 AM »
Quote from: Barny
I just booked my taxi with Zack for July and got an e mail confirmation within 24 hours! Apparently the taxi 4 you website is having problems sending out mail so it might be easier at the moment to contact Zack by landline or personal e mail which is what i did.

                                     Barny.


hey guys  please tell me zaks email , cannot find it in my directory

the www taxi4you.gr   is not co-operating


and chris  you want  ffin bananas and alpen on may23

thats  euro cup final day in athena

reckon if zeus wills us there , I  will be on mythos and raki

and syntangma square  will see a few of our 75 million fanatics.

dreaming  of this  and only milan  stand in the way

cheers roger

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Plakias / FIRE
« on: April 20, 2007, 12:08:53 AM »
Quote from: harribobs
sounds like we'll miss you, we fly out on the 5th!!

did you catch the destruction of Roma?


Chris    I  never miss a game even here in sunny florida

well the bloody glazers are close by     ughhhhhhhhhhhh

well i  if we turn over milan I will be in  Crete after the cup final

so approx  may 25th   where are u   staying  ??

if united fail  in the semis        then I will not arrive till evening of june 5

so lets  ask  Zeus  to bring  the red devils some luck.

and then I will get to meet ya

cheers   roger     red diablo

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Plakias / FIRE
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:55:09 PM »
I might even manage the odd photo  


Chris   ----------     I  have seen a few of your odd photos and always enjoy them.

Well I have a week in Plakias   , June 5 to 12th

flying from South West Florida  via Munich  .

but if our beloved Red  Devils make it to Athena on May 25th.

well then I will be in the aegean  with fergies  red and white army on may 20th.

thinking of taxi from chania to souda      how much is that   return ???

also looking to rent  scooters in plakias  , who has the best all round price and service

up  the reds

yammas   roger          just off to work @  8am  on swimming pools here in florida 80 f today


and BRIGHT   and SUNNY  

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Holiday Companies / WARNING BA Flights
« on: February 09, 2007, 01:11:39 PM »
[AND reducing the allowance from 32kg to 23kg. But don't worry, its the world's favourite airline!
[/quote]



NOT  my fave airline.

Hey  Chris are ya warm enough in middy.

Its bitter wether in Canada and northern states.
has I type on my blacony overlooking the water in naples florida
its 75  F today and perfect.
will be  in souda bay  palkias , june 4th to 11th.
flying with German  LTR  from south florida to munchen

but if united are  in athens  for ecl  in late may
will be in crete earlier

cheers roger

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Where to go / Aradhena gorge
« on: July 23, 2006, 09:59:32 PM »
Quote from: harribobs
well....  here's a bit of sad news i picked up from the sfakia site regarding the bridge

www.ekathimerini.com


BRIDGE PLUNGE

German tourist dies following 80-meter fall in Sfakia, Crete

A 40-year-old German tourist died yesterday after falling from a bridge in Sfakia, Crete, police said. Officers said it was not immediately clear what had led to the man falling some 80 meters from the Aradaina bridge. The Germanís body was recovered by rescue workers and police have launched an investigation into the incident.



Hey  CHRIS
maybe  he just heard the semi final result  !!!!

but in reality  , what a terrible thing for the family and friends

just  got off the blower  with stellios Kaoudis in souda bay.
first thing he asked if I am in souda this tuesday.

thats 6 years to the day of our kids catastrophe.

will give Stellios a call tuesday  and have a longer chat.

I am 200 miles from Kriti  on aug 24th when cruise docks in Rhodes,
will be looking west and murmuring for  Crete.

well till next  year,when  I  hope to be there for a nice long visit.

all the best   Roger  Murney  Toronto Canada

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Where to stay / Secret Nest
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:42:37 AM »
Lesley

still have photographs  from Thomas  of his times with you guys.
I  cannot believe its six years on  july 25th since his fated journey from the nest.
we have a beautiful stone memorial  overlooking souda bay ,across from souda mare hotel.

the guys were all so marvellous, met them all on july 25th 2001
when we took the ferry boat into souda,drank loads of raki
and sang the manchester rambler till we could cry no more.
nikos   I  am pleased he is open again, last year I was their with my new bride
Julie   and we were with pete and riety and their leicester friends.
nest was closed so they were staying at nice place with a pool
close to souda bay  maybe its called souda bay apartments??
we stayed at souda mare    my wife thought crete was just lovely.
we did athens /rome /ondon /paris manchester lleicester and plakias
next month ,I move to florida afterr 30 yeas in canada
would have been nice to have had thomas  visit.
we were very close and I miss him more with each passing year.
will be in aegean in mid august but alas no kriti
tears about that  but with a group of 20 and cruise is venice and back
will contact you private

cheers  roger murney   toronto

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Plakias / FIRE
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:27:30 AM »
[so   sorry to hear of this catastrophe,
I  often watched the animals near the secret nest.
just pleased to hear all are well

cheers   roger     canada

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