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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.

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2018
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:07:16 PM »
Olympic did their '12 islands of Christmas' again this year, so, not wanting to disappoint them, I shook their hand before they sobered up and clinched a great deal to KC for 10 days in October again!
We will be off to Finikounda in the Peloponese in June for the firat time, but will be on the lookout for a bargain deal to Plakias any other time.
Can't wait to get back to Greece, and Plakias especially.

Plakias / Re: Still fantastic
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:33:50 PM »
Lovely, if a little upsetting, to hear of the good times to be had in Plakias out of season. Wish we were there all of the time like you.
We were there in October, and saw the labrador on many many occasions, running into and out of the sea by the tavernas on the front, always wondered whose dog it was, now we know. Hope to be back next year, but will need to dig deeper into the old pockets as Easyjet and Olympic prices keep going up, and, good as it is, we do not want to eat at the souvlaki hut every day(I know, it is now a 'proper' place)
Have a Happy Christmas and do keep us all informed of all the local news.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« on: September 08, 2017, 08:12:26 PM »
Noopsy, thanks for the newer list, it will come in handy this October for our only visit this year, but at least it's 10 days, more time to visit more tavernas! Can I ask if the prices have been updated from the earlier editions of your list? Especially bearing in mind the exchange rate, but we will not be restricting ourselves for the sake of a few euros, life is too short.
Efharisto poli.

Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:11:20 PM »
Are you solely concerned with Chania or Heraklion?
We will be going to Heraklion in October, as we always do, and I am hoping that as it is a relatively quiet time of year, there will be little delay. I suspect the press is looking at mass tourism destinations, at peak season, with many flights from the UK and outside Schengen areas, where there will inevitably be delays due to the greater number of tourists. The smaller, quieter airports shouldn't be too bad.
We landed in Mytiline (Lesvos) in June this year, and did notice that the passport check was properly thorough, you had to hand the passport to the border guard, and details were entered/checked on their computer, something that has rarely happened in the recent past, so there was a small delay, but as Mytiline gets so few UK flights ( 2 a week this year!!) I don't thing it will ever be a problem there, nor at Kalamata airport, where we also go each year, and is smaller still than Mytiline.
Leaving Greece posed no extra problems, just waved through!
Heraklion can be a nightmare at busy times, so lets hope any extra security won't make it worse, never had the pleasure of flying in to Chania, but views expressed here on the forum suggest it is a nicer experience than Heraklion.
P.S. only 10 weeks to go to Plakias!!!!!

Plakias / Re: The Beach
« on: May 29, 2017, 02:06:09 PM »
Didn't see the moment that was mentioned, but guessing it was one of the Preveli day trip boats.
Off to Lesvos in 2 weeks, Plakias in October, maybe Kalamata inbetween!!!!

Where to stay / Re: On the Rocks
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:12:07 AM »
Kalimera Nikos,
                        So much to see in the photo! In the background bottles of tequila (for me when not drinking ouzo) and gin (for my other half). The clock and Nikos' watch give the time as 6.39, so that's breakfast then, On The Rocks style?
See you again in October Nikos, keep some Plomari/Mytiline ouzo ready for our arrival.

Plakias / Re: webcam
« on: January 10, 2017, 04:15:36 PM »
My guess is that the snow has killed them, and Dionysos doesn't want to get up there and fix it! Check out the webcam for Molyvos on Lesvos for snow as well http://www.skylinewebcams.com/webcam/ellada/north-aegean/lesbos/lesbos-mithymna-molyvos.html

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic (again)
« on: December 31, 2016, 01:03:36 PM »
Hi, Just to say I got in on the 12 islands thingy again this year, so Plakias Oct 2017 sorted, and at a good price, the website and 'phone advisor could not find anything to Plakias in October, but he put together a 'taylor made' holiday, and the price was exactly what it had been the previous day, but with the £50 per person deducted, so, as they say, I shook his hand before he sobered up! The transfers are a bit of a devil, as others have found out only Olympic's own charters come with a transfer included, but do use taxi4you.gr - Zacharias is very reliable, and he has quoted us the same price for 2017 as we paid in 2016! He lives opposite KC, so knows his way there.
I did look on Christmas day when the promo was on again, and we could have gone to KC on 16th. May for 1 week, with transfers, flying Enter Air from Gatwick for £307 - I now wish I had raided the grandkids piggy bank and booked it, I am sure I could survive 1 week eating pitta souvlaki and drinking Mythos to save the eating out costs.
Have a good new year to all, see you in Plakias and Anaxos if you're lucky.

PlakChat / Re: Christmas Greetings
« on: December 24, 2016, 02:44:11 PM »
Καλά Χριστούγεννα και να έχουν ένα καλό νέο έτος - Happy Christmas and have a good new year.
Only 10 months to Plakias ( but with Lesvos in between!)

Plakias / Re: September update
« on: September 18, 2016, 12:32:35 PM »
Thanks for the update, especially as we are due there in 3 weeks!!!!
The Sirocco was our favourite, going back to when Stavros ran it with his son Babis. Any reason you are not going there this time? The last couple to run it after Stavros were OK, and the feedback on tripadvisor is still complimentary.

PlakChat / Re: Olympic Holidays-Transfers 2017
« on: August 24, 2016, 06:00:36 PM »
It's my guess that Olympic only offer transfers as included when they are using their own designated airline, Enter Air seem to be the ones at the moment, but, as you know, Germania were used as well as others (remember Monarch!)
Enter Air do not appear to be used all season, certainly not early or late, and, if the flight used is not Enter Air, but someone like Thomas Cook, Thomson or Easyjet, then the transfers are extra.
We went to Kalamata in June, and Olympic use Thomas Cook if you book before Easyjet release their schedules for the month in question, but, as soon as Easyjet flights can be booked, then they really only offer Easyjet as that is the most cost effective. We are waiting to book Kalamata again for 2017, but Olympic only offer Sunday flights using Thomas Cook, and the cost is sky high, we have to wait until September or Even October before the Easyjet release of flights, and then we can book for any of several days of the week, 7/10/11 holidays, and at a price that makes sense!
We are in Plakias in October, and again Olympic use Easyjet as the last Enter Air flight is 4th. October. I must say that June was our first ever Easyjet flight, and it was probably the best short haul flight we have been on. Self service check in, booked seat numbers, on time, and comfortable!
Roll on October - an early flight, zoom through Iraklion airport ?!!!!? booked taxi with Zacharias, so we expect to be supping our first beer (is it still Alfa?) with Angelo and Kostas for a slightly late lunch time.

Gossip / Re: This time yesterday
« on: August 19, 2016, 01:22:44 PM »
I don't know where I am.

Gossip / Re: Mythos
« on: July 13, 2016, 10:54:08 AM »
Mythos is back on the shelves at Tesco, 3 for £5 again, and using the new strip top bottle, brewed in Greece, never been brewed over here.
Now all we need is the sun (we have the strong winds already!)

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic rep saga
« on: July 10, 2016, 05:26:29 PM »
OK somebody - own up - who is frightening them off? let's check the calendar, who's out there now? One step forward the guilty party!

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