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Plakias / Re: News article about projects in Plakias area.
« on: May 28, 2016, 07:11:55 AM »
It has a new sign, Platia Katsaragakis, but is still used as a car-park.

The free parking areas seem to be ignored.

Plakias / Re: What's Changed?
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:56:36 PM »
Back at Gorgona this evening and it is nearly fully 'glazed' outside now

Food still lovely and plentiful, and same friendly welcome as always!

Plakias / Re: What's Changed?
« on: May 24, 2016, 08:43:30 PM »
We ate at Gorgona a couple of nights ago, inside for the first time because it was so windy, and although the roof was up outside, the side panels were not. Saw people working on this yesterday, though, the side panels were piled-up and ready to go. Hope to visit again before we leave.

Corali bar external section coming along slowly, but people working on it.

Still some road-works, some sort of cable is being laid between Lefkogia and Plakias, and I think that the sewage work may have reached Souda - just before the beach there is a large hole in the road.

Gio Ma, probably our favourite, now has a little more covered space, outside by the lobster tank, but otherwise no change.

Plakias / Re: Walk over top of Plakias hill
« on: May 24, 2016, 08:30:30 PM »
We've done it via the part of the hill that is visible from Plakias. A bit of a scramble but good fun!
Again, as per previous post, much easier to start from the Kalypso end.

Where to eat...or not! / Gorgona - still good!
« on: May 22, 2016, 08:24:33 PM »
Ate at Gorgona tonight, inside the main building for the first time, as the wind is up and the external area is 'almost' complete - roof, but no side panels, although they are stacked ready for fitting, so maybe in a few days?

Same friendly welcome and good service as always, food fine, hope to be back before end of hols.

Gossip / Re: Mythos
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:58:20 PM »
With respect to comment above (robludlow), it might be both Grecophilic and cheaper to order Greek stuff online from Greece. 'Win-win' if you're into corporate BS, but a good thing anyhow.

I prefer to enjoy my Greek food and drink in Greece, and Plakias/surrounds in partiular, but all the same... Any thoughts peeps?


Plakias / Re: Fire?
« on: February 26, 2016, 06:50:26 PM »
Do hope so, Gio Ma is certainly in our 'top three' of tavernas in Plakias, and probably our favourite

Gossip / Re: Mythos
« on: January 31, 2016, 12:09:52 AM »
Good stuff, but wouldn't be the same. Back in late May, can't wait for the real McCoy!
Cheers, Rich

PlakChat / Re: it's quiet Carruthers.... too quiet
« on: January 28, 2016, 09:12:26 PM »
Terrible... Keep 'em coming!

Gossip / Re: I'll be first then.
« on: December 23, 2015, 07:48:24 PM »
Just asked one of my PhD students from Ierapetra to translate, so...

"Ό,τι καλύτερο για τα Χριστούγεννα και την Πρωτοχρονιά! Θα τα πούμε από κοντά το 2016!"

All the best everyone!

Cheers, Richard

Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic Loyalty Bonus (or not)
« on: December 04, 2015, 06:58:59 PM »
We've been doing the same these last few years.

Don't expect package-priced bargains (although looking at some of the quotes above, perhaps you might after all!) but we fly BA to Heraklion, taxi to Plakias, and then stay at Skinos, all for what we consider to be a good price, bearing in mind we can come and go as we please - not having to choose 7/14/21 etc nights - and stay where we please, without the coach transfer.   

That said, if I ever go for longer than ~14 days I'll look at the public transport options, which I have found to be excellent o even the smallest Greek islands, partly to save some lolly but mainly to add to the holiday.


Where to eat...or not! / Re: Harakas !
« on: November 14, 2015, 07:11:47 PM »
Well, wherever Sonja hails from, Harakas will be on our list for next May - love the place! Always a friendly greeting and good food.

PlakChat / All quiet on the...?
« on: November 13, 2015, 11:39:55 PM »
Just an invitation to start some discussion, really. Have just booked Skinos for next May - can't wait! - any updates on Gorgona et al.?

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Harakas !
« on: November 13, 2015, 11:37:15 PM »
Not French, don't think so at least, although is in Guide du Routard; but, is Sonja Swiss French? My wife is French and I'd say that Sonja probably is French-speaking Swiss, even despite my crap French!

Cheers, Richard

PlakChat / Re: web cam
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:09:40 PM »
Oh no.... Oh no no no no no! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!

Not your point entirely, Jackie, or even slightly, perhaps, I understand, but I feel a rant coming on.

No surfing without control.

There was an idiot on the beach a couple of years ago with one of those 'kites' that people fly above boards. Apart from nearly clobbering several people on the beach, getting it up (so to speak) and failing miserably when it came back to the beach, he made the water effectively inaccessible in the sense that 'you wouldn't this clown drowning you (wing comes down), or running you down (in the water)'.

Rant (justified?) over.


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