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Plakias / Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:13:17 AM »
Booked for 22nd September with EasyJet from Edinburgh.  Usual accommodation booked.  Will just wait and see what the next few weeks/months bring.  Only missed 1 year out of 30.  My stock of metaxa is fast running out.

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Plakias / Re: October ?
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:09:13 PM »
Obviously itís for all the wrong reasons but must admit it would be nice to enjoy the beaches without the sun beds/brollies.  Iím sure when I first visited 30+ years ago there wasnít a sun bed to be seen anywhere.

However hope itís not too long before businesses get back to some form of normal.

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Plakias / Re: October ?
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:34:58 PM »
Canít think of anywhere better to be right now, but getting there is the problem.  Not so much the plane as the queues at security etc. not to mention the bus to/from the plane to terminal!

Booked for September.  Only missed 1 year out of 30 so fingers crossed.

Thoughts are with our friends in Plakias and of course itís loyal visitors.

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Holiday Companies / EasyJet Autumn flights
« on: November 07, 2019, 10:34:56 AM »
For anyone interested these are now available.  I saved a bit by getting up early but would say the prices are reasonable rather than cheap.

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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:26:20 PM »
We too have used moto Plakias for many years.  Recommended.  If you donít fancy driving from or to the airport they can provide a transfer.

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Plakias / Re: Embrace Plakias while you can
« on: October 07, 2019, 03:34:06 PM »
I tend to agree the wind and the distance will put many off (thankfully).  Also the fact that there is no through road in Plakias.

The building work is very rapid, but when youíre on the beach itself you donít notice it.  And at the end of the day the mountain and sea views remain the same.

Also had it not been for development in the 70ís 80ís we probably wouldnít be here.  So we canít really complain too much.

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Plakias / Re: September holiday report
« on: September 28, 2019, 02:56:34 PM »
And yes according to the locals it has been exceptionally windy this summer since the start of July.

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Plakias / Re: September holiday report
« on: September 28, 2019, 02:48:07 PM »
I can only agree the speed of development is quite something but otherwise Plakias itself remains largely unchanged.  But now the wind has dropped and the weather is fantastic - here for a while yet so hope Iím not tempting fate!

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Plakias / Re: June holiday report
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:55:06 PM »
Yes, I suspect Olympic might pull out which would be a shame.  First brought us here in 1989 I think when I plucked Plakias out of the Olympic brochure never having been to Greece before.  Have come  independently now for the best part of 20 years.  Might cost a little more but picking your own accommodation and getting your choice of room is a big plus.

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Plakias / Re: Observered imbalance
« on: June 09, 2019, 04:06:02 PM »
Maybe, but I cant tell what all the different languages are.  In our favourite eatery I know there were regular visitors from Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, England and of course Scotland.

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Plakias / Re: Slow painful death
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:41:49 PM »
I suspect trip advisor and Facebook etc are taking over.

Anyway my comments from this last week.  Weather was strange for a few days and cooler than normal I think.  Beaches quiet.  Still a lot of familiar faces from years ago - both locals and tourists.

Bit of development going on here and there, but nothing drastic.

Still same old Plakias.

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Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:35:54 PM »
I have used Moto Plakias for many years and never had a problem.  They reply to emails promptly an provide a reliable service.

If you donít fancy driving after the flight they offer transfers too.

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Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:23:29 AM »
Also it seems the entrance to the gorge has been destroyed and massive repairs required

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Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:06:00 PM »
Yes, shocking pictures/videos.  Hope everyone is Ok but major clean up no doubt required.  Thoughts with all affected.

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Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:34:30 PM »
Iíve used Moto Auto Plakias for more years than I care to remember.  Never had an issue and always reliable.  Alianthos Car Hire also reputable I believe.

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