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Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:26:07 PM »
Thanks all for your advice!

Plakias / Car hire
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:08:43 PM »
After numerous visits to Plakias over the past 27 years some friends are joining us in June. As usual we will hire a car from Autoholidays at Chania airport as we've always found them good and cheap. However on the off chance we need a second car for separate trips I was wondering what the car-hire places were like in Plakias. Any recommendations gratefully received.

Plakias / Re: This forum is commin' like a ghost town
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:31:26 PM »
Sounds good-we always choose September, as do many others, as not so hot and the wind tends to be more bearable. I checked on the weather link from this site previously and September has the lowest average wind. 12 days to go!

Plakias / Re: This forum is commin' like a ghost town
« on: September 09, 2018, 11:37:08 PM »
I normally go to Plakias every August and have done for the last 29 years but unfortunately I was unable to make it this August. I decided to have a week in September. I am amazed as to the amount of rooms that are fully booked.
Is it really that busy in September? is the beach full (far end) and all the tavernas ETC?
i am going to wait until next August now as it's guaranteed to be nice and quiet.
Have a good one everybody!

We went last year in early September as we always do and couldn't get our usual room at Calma apartments as they were full-the first time this has happened. Generally busy on the beaches when we were there but strangely rather quiet around the tavernas in the evening. We're off again on the 22nd of this month and will do an update then.

Plakias / webcam
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:11:04 PM »
Tried accessing the Plakias webcams over the last few days-curious to see if there was any snow! However they are not coming up. Are they down or is it some issue at my end? 

Plakias / Wind!
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:45:02 PM »
When is the best time of year to avoid the really high winds you sometimes get in Plakias? We've been coming since '92 and have just been charged with giving advice to a friend who plans visiting this summer. We would reckon September.

Plakias / Re: The Bakery
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:14:27 PM »
Disappointed to hear about the bakery near Muses. We usually stay at that end of town and popping in there for fresh bread is usually part of my morning ritual. Lovely lady there, she always used to spoil our kids with free cakes etc.

Plakias / Weather - is it windy
« on: November 04, 2009, 07:20:56 PM »
Quote from: George
Quote from: Ploppy
Quote from: mandie cook
It rained a lot in Plakias last week.....

Blimey! Still rather be there than here though
I'm with you Paul, I've seen some incredible storms while in Plakias, and in some respect they're a welcome relief from the continuously hot blistering sunshine.
I do feel for the locals though who have to clear up afterwards.
I think it's odd as well that in the aftermath of a storm people will still try and dodge the puddles even with flip flops or sandals on!

We were there for the storm last Sunday 25th-woken by thunder at 3am and the storm lasted until midnight. At one point during the afternoon saw a tornado out to the east. So much mud came down the river that the sea was brown to about half a mile out-easily covering the bay-it looked just like Cleethorpes!

Plakias / Worrying Development
« on: November 13, 2008, 08:08:39 PM »
We returned after a week on 2nd Nov and there was still work going on at the development next to Paligremos. Only 5 workmen or so and a sarcastic "they're cracking on with this!" became the running joke of the holiday.

Plakias / "Oxi Day" in Plakias
« on: November 08, 2008, 09:57:28 AM »
We had a similar experience in Paleochora, where we visited friends who have just retired there, before moving onto Plakias. Again the town was packed with Greeks of all ages to see the schoolchildrens' procession. Quite charming and rather moving. A reminder of Greece's role in the last war-you could argue that Greece saying "no" to Mussolini lost Hitler the war.


Where to stay / Two-bedroom apartment
« on: November 08, 2008, 09:44:55 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Stayed at Calma appartments last week. Very nice: modern, spacious with 2 bedrooms as we wished and the best shower I have had in 27 years of going to Greece! Nice people too.


Plakias / Reporting In
« on: October 15, 2008, 04:22:51 PM »
Re Spinalonga.
In abt1982 I had a trip there with my parents and sister. For some reason we were mad enough to hire a very small boat with a small motor and just chugged across the sea. Except that the sea was very choppy away from land and my arthritic disabled sister had to lie flat in the bottom of the boat to feel safe. I just thought I was going to die.

Spinalonga was great and eerie seeing the skeletons in their graves.

Then we had to grit our teeth and chug back!!

Will be arriving in Crete on 26th Oct - can't wait - fingers crossed for benign weather gods.


Where to stay / Two-bedroom apartment
« on: October 12, 2008, 08:41:14 PM »
Returning to Plakias last week in October to experience what it's like end of season. Posted before trying to find a larger  apartment for 4 but all seem to have one bedroom and convertible bed in the living room rather than two bedrooms. This tends not to suit as unlike on work days at home I am up at the crack of dawn and would disturb our teenage kids who have discovered how to lie in. Any ideas? Also what can we expect in terms of weather, places being open etc? We have always been previously end of May/beginning of June. Thanks.

Plakias / Ferries to/from Paleochora
« on: August 15, 2008, 10:59:00 PM »
Thanks to all for comments.
As long as ferry is running as late as end Oct, we will probably use it.

Best wishes

Plakias / Ferries to/from Paleochora
« on: July 30, 2008, 12:57:37 PM »
Hello to all,
hope that someone can help.
We will be visiting Crete during last week in October. As well as our usual time in Plakias we plan to visit friends who are relocating to Paleochora. Is it at all possible in anyones experience to travel along the south coast between these 2 towns, even with a car and that late in the year?

Maps show those little dotted lines that indicate ferries, but we have never been aware of ferries coming that distance.

Another query - would you know if having hired a car for a week, a company would allow for one car being left in one town and another being picked up in a second town?

Thanks and best wishes


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