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Plakias / New harbour
« on: June 25, 2010, 03:27:35 PM »
Quote from: harribobs
Quote from: George
Logically I'd keep the pleasure cruises (Preveli etc) where they are and use this one for the fishermen and the ferry (if that happens).

that's what's happening, commercially it would make no sense to run them from the new harbour, you can see a few of the fishing boats tied up at the new harbour

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Nice pic as always Chris, Thx!

thanks!!  

Look forward to seeing the new harbour on Tuesday!!!!!

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PlakChat / Dora Studios
« on: July 04, 2009, 11:43:56 AM »
Quote from: Ploppy
Quote from: bwian
The other thing I'd asked was whether anyone knew where one could get one of those balls that bounces on water - there was a couple (English?) playing with one on the beach (far end) earlier this week.... any ideas..?

bwian


Hi,

Its the Waboba Ball, plenty of online places to buy. Might have to get myself one  

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FANTASTIC!!!  -- Thanks Ploppy!

bwian

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PlakChat / Dora Studios
« on: July 02, 2009, 04:13:05 PM »
Quote from: Graeme
Here you go..........Bouncing Balls  


**chuckle** -- thanks!!!

 

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PlakChat / Dora Studios
« on: July 01, 2009, 03:38:40 PM »
Apologies if this is a duplicate message but my earlier attempt doesn't seem to have made it  

A couple of people have mentioned the situation this year at Dora -- I gather Dora's husband was taken very ill and is in hospital in Athens. She'd left the day-to-day running to her daughters.

We gathered this when we complained after the room had not been cleaned for a couple of days and things seemed to improve after that.

The other thing I'd asked was whether anyone knew where one could get one of those balls that bounces on water - there was a couple (English?) playing with one on the beach (far end) earlier this week.... any ideas..?

bwian

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Plakias / Exchange Rates
« on: June 09, 2009, 05:36:10 PM »
Quote from: Mike G
Quote from: Graham_and_Karen
If you have an Abbey or Nationwide debit card, they are the cheapest ways of paying when abroad. I remember the rates, last year seemed reasonable but will get the the Euros we need in the UK, using the MoneySavingExpert site to find out what the best deal is just prior to going.
Using the Nationwide card will get you the commercial rather than tourist rate which will be much better.

Some Post Offices offer a much better rate than others. When I bought about a month ago the Stevenage PO was around €1.10 and the Hitchin one around €1.04.

Lastly, don't even think of buying € airside at Gatwick airport.

Mike

Thanks!!

All I need to do now is get there and spend it!!

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Plakias / Exchange Rates
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:08:21 AM »
What sort of rates can you buy Euros for in Plakias at the moment? Are we better off buying Streling, or Euro Travellers Cheques?

bwian

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PlakChat / 2009 season
« on: June 04, 2009, 04:02:03 PM »
Quote from: Mike G
Quote from: bwian
"The track beside the Plakias Bay hotel, heading towards Damnoni, has been bulldozed for the first part. "

Does that make it impassable? We use that route quite a lot when we're there....

Bwian
Actually it makes it easier. I only went down it to Damnoni etc but there was also an initially bulldozed track leading off it towards the hilltop above the far end.

Mike

Cool - thanks Mike! We usually hire a car to get us to Plakias (dropping it off at Happimag - that walk through the olive grove back to Plakias is a favourite part of our first day )

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PlakChat / 2009 season
« on: June 04, 2009, 02:18:13 PM »
Quote from: Mike G
•   There was only very minimal activity at the new development opposite Paligremnos and what has been built are just shells.
•   A smart looking pavement is being constructed from the bakery out on the road to the east and has currently reached Santa Maria.
•   An airport taxi transfer (I was told) in now 90€.
•   The track beside the Plakias Bay hotel, heading towards Damnoni, has been bulldozed for the first part.
•   Although the £ is well down against the € I was pleasantly surprised to find that of the things I bought in Plakias, almost without exception they were the same price as a year earlier in € terms.
•   Teacher's whisky is 15€ a litre airside at Heraklion airport (and that was the UK strength of 40% ABV rather than export strength of 43% ABV). Not too many UK buyers!
•   The Olympic rep. is called Alexander Innes.
•   There is a new “Doughnut Man”. He has some of the same patter at Lefteris but makes it sound much less interesting.

"The track beside the Plakias Bay hotel, heading towards Damnoni, has been bulldozed for the first part. "

Does that make it impassable? We use that route quite a lot when we're there....

Bwian

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Plakias / How often do you do it?
« on: March 29, 2009, 03:11:21 PM »
Quote from: Ploppy
Plakias certainly has its fair share of returning visitors each year.


Paul

First found Plakias while on a hotel-based holiday in Northern Crete.

Returned years later, and stayed for a couple of years in Georgioupolis, travelling regularly down to Plakias - then, about five years ago, found a base down there and we've stayed there ever since (that's every holiday ever since!)

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