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Where to eat...or not! / Re: Restaurants in Plakias
« on: October 09, 2014, 05:01:04 PM »
So far, we have had good meals at Gorgona, Harakas, Mouses, and Tasomanolis. Service at Sofia was very friendly, but the food was too salty for our liking.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Taverna manousos anyone eaten here recently?
« on: October 09, 2014, 04:58:03 PM »
I can believe that of Manouses! I like the quirkiness of the place but as Karen's a veggie, we tend to go for tavernas with etensive menus. Mind you, that didn't work out that well at Sofia's last night. I hope we'll try Manouses before we leave.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Gorgona
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:36:13 PM »
Summary of our meals so far:
Gorgona - very good and quite cheap.
Harakas - very good. Try the Mushrooms a la creme with rice!
Tasomanolis - very good for fish.
Mouses - very good - tasty Cretan Pork
Sofia - friendly staff and (too) large starter portions. Food was quite salty.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Harakas !
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:27:00 PM »
We also like Harakas - friendly staff and the Mushroom a la creme with rice is always delicious.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Sofia Restaurant - Avoid
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:24:33 PM »
Just eaten in Sofia. We found the female 'front of house' staff extremely helpful and not at all pushy. They offered useful advice for veggie alternatives when Karen's first choice was unavailable. I had Cretan Sausages as a starter and did have to ask them to be cooked a bit more as they were only warm in the middle. Probably ok but having had a bad experience a few years ago at Kastro, I didn't want to take a chance. Karen had grilled cheese starter. Both very tasty but we felt the portions were too large. We noticed a few other diners also looking a bit worried by the size of their starters. Main courses were good, but too salty for our palate and, I would say, saltier than we've had in other restaurants. So, the food was a bit of a let down, but it's a shame as the menu had several interesting, different dishes and the service was friendly and efficient.

Where to stay / Re: Costas Chrysoula - OK for family?
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:01:20 PM »
Staying at Kostas Chrysoulla at the moment. Having a great time but maybe we shot ourselves in the foot by requesting a quiet studio. No. 58 is ok, but not one that's been refurbished. Also, just a reminder - if you get No. 55, insist on moving, as the view from the balcony is just a stairwell! Wifi is good, in that it reaches all studios, not just the bar area.

Where to go / Re: Crete Guide and Map App
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:48:20 PM »
In the past, we have been known to take a wrong turn while roaming the hills so the app may well come in useful. :)

PlakChat / Re: Dentist
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:42:38 PM »
Lecture accepted and noted, Dr Richard. I have had a course of Metronidazole and was very good - no alcohol while I was taking it or for two days after O:). I did see the emergency dentist today who backed up my own dentist's opinion that any infection is slight. I have probably got a slight fracture which isn't helping the pain but I'll be getting a crown as soon as we get back from holiday. Luckily, this time I'm on Amoxicillin so I'll allow myself the odd drink or two  :)

Where to go / Crete Guide and Map App
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:58:29 AM »
This iphone app is worth a look - free offline map and geolocation. Also available on Android.

PlakChat / Re: Dentist
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:13:51 PM »
Thanks for the info, Barny - and I see that your jokes are up? to your usual standard! lol. Raki will be taken regularly, Spotttttt - so long as I'm not prescribed more antibiotics

PlakChat / Dentist
« on: September 27, 2014, 06:26:23 PM »
Looking forward to our trip to Plakias on Tuesday but annoyingly, both Karen and I have toothache that our own dentist hasn't fixed. Painkillers are just about working but i was wondering whether there's a dentist in Plakias or whether we'd need to go to Rethymnon. Hope it won't be necessary to go while on holiday, but at the moment the odds are about 50:50 :(

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Kastro
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:53:31 PM »
You've made my mouth water, Bill. We'll definitely stroll up the hill to Kastro's some time during our stay. :)

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2014 (already)
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:37:28 PM »
Yes - may see you kalloni as we overlap by a week and we're also at Costas Chrysoula. Say hello, if you see us. We have flown via Chania before but were disappointed that the transfer was just as long. A long time ago so I can't remember whether it was with Olympic or First Choice.

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2014 (already)
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:56:13 PM »
As a few people have posted - when booking with Olympic, be prepared for the flights to change. We go in just over two weeks' time and have received our tickets but heard today that we're being switched to Thomson flights instead of Travel Services. Fortunately, our airport hotel booking for the night before still works out ok and, although we'll miss breakfast, it does mean that we'll arrive in Plakias earlier :)

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Kastro
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:35:12 PM »
I have mixed feelings about Kastro. Pros: The view is great and we have had some good food there. Cons: I was once quite ill from some undercooked sausages and, when we were the only diners there, we thought the owner could have been a bit cheerier and more welcoming.

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