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Plakias / The wind!
« on: September 27, 2011, 09:58:09 PM »
P.S. not very fond of Damnoni!

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Plakias / The wind!
« on: September 27, 2011, 09:52:18 PM »
Well, we've never had force 8 but it has been pretty gusty on occasions. Sandblasting can be a problem on the long Plakias beach (can't remember name) but Souda suffers much less in this respect. We tend to visit either in May or September and wind tends not to be a problem, perhaps it's worse over the summer? Don't know.

Our second visit, many years ago, was late in June, however, and on the couple of days that the fairly steady breeze stopped, the heat became unpleasant.

Whatever, we booked our own flight/accommodation et.c. this year rather than using an agent, to allow us to stay for 10 days, and we will certainly do this again next year, staying at Skinos once more. Lovely spot.

All the best, Richard

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Where to eat...or not! / Favourite Eateries - 2009
« on: August 24, 2010, 04:51:28 PM »
Hello,

Taken to Plakias by mistake in 1994, what a stroke of luck! Have been there many times since; 1995 and then every year since 2002, hope to be there in a couple of weeks' time.

Can't really remember a very disappointing meal in Plakias. My favourites (an almost comprehensive list of Plakian tavernas!);


Siroko: fish, fish, and more fish but very good daily specials/meats

Lysseos: v. popular, arrive early!

Harakas: great outdoor 'barbecue'

Christos: lovely spot beneath the trees, on but above the beach; excellent for lunch

Sofia: all good stuff but great meat casseroles. Try your Greek here. Even my pathetic efforts met with some approval!

XXXX: can't remember name, but hidden behind Alianthos Beach Hotel and worth mentioning; facing away from beach by mini-roundabout, hotel on left, walk past hotel, follow road round to left, taverna on right. Really nice people, lovely food/surroundings. Again, try your Greek here.

Mousses; used to enjoy lunch here, was very good, haven't been in recent years, no particular reason, worth a try.

Kri Kri; very good for quick bites at lunch-time.

A couple whose names I can't remember but definitely worth a mention:

The fish taverna adjoined to Christos, to thw western side, Souda Bay direction

The fish taverna to the south of Sirocco (next-door but one?), towards the harbour

The bakery close to Ostraco Bar et al. sells very good pastries et.c.

All are friendly, and genuinely so in my opinion. This lot can easily keep us happy for a fortnight's hols, we usually go somewhere different each year also but I never really tire of Plakias.

All the best, Richard

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Gossip / How did you first find Plakias?
« on: September 23, 2007, 03:27:46 PM »
Hi Barny,

After my first Greek holiday on the island of Aegina in '93 I immediately booked one for '94, at the Albatross Apartments in a place called Amoudara.

Checked location on a map before we left, looked to be about 15 mins from Heraklion. After about an hour in the taxi I was getting concerned but assumed I'd misread the map. To cut a long story short, we were dropped off at the Albatross Studios in Plakias, the only problem being there was somebody else in 'our' room!

Walked into the village and found the holiday rep., who organised a taxi back to Amoudara, which is a noisy suburb of Heraklion which happens to have a beach. This was a huge disappointment after seeing Plakias briefly, but I've been back to Plakias many times since. This Albatross was a lucky one for us!!

Cheers,

Richard

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