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Plakias / Re: Early September date
« on: September 24, 2015, 01:19:31 PM »
This is so good to hear, Gorgona was the only Taverna which burnt where I really felt happy. Some of the others - shan't say which - had started doing the 'touting' thing outside, which has otherwise been essentially absent in Plakias, beyond saying 'hello and welcome back', and in a friendly manner, unlike many other Greek resorts.

Richard

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Plakias / Re: Old Plakias postcard
« on: August 09, 2015, 10:50:36 AM »
Is that the same Manoussos that now runs a taverna behind the Alianthos? If so, he is still liberal with the Raki!

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PlakChat / Repair work?
« on: July 13, 2015, 06:03:58 PM »
Just wondering how the re-building of the burnt-down tavernas is going, if at all?

Richard

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Plakias / Re: New bars?
« on: July 11, 2015, 07:33:08 PM »
Haven't ever tried it but sounds like fun!

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Gossip / Re: Visiting Plakias
« on: July 11, 2015, 07:30:55 PM »
Lucky you. Had our 'fix' for this year in May...
We have also found Stella a great place to stay.

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Gossip / Re: Tourist numbers
« on: June 14, 2015, 07:08:55 PM »
I thought that it seemed quite busy when we visited early in May. Hopefully it will be a good year.

Richard

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Certainly agree re Gio Ma - love the place. The others we haven't tried but hope to next time.

Richard

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Plakias / Re: Sat nav
« on: June 02, 2015, 09:46:12 PM »
We used one to travel to Plakias this year, via a stop-over the NE of the island and then down the south coast.

Worked very well, even when the road had been washed-away near Spili and a diversion down a minor road (on which we had lost ourselves previously, pre-satnav!)  was necessary.

Richard

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Holiday Companies / Re: Travel companies
« on: June 02, 2015, 09:43:29 PM »
We haven't used the buses on Crete, but elsewhere on Greek islands we have been very happy with the service, even on small islands.

If you have the time to treat the bus journey as a part of the holiday, I could thoroughly recommend it.

Richard

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Holiday Companies / Re: Travel companies
« on: May 31, 2015, 07:46:47 PM »
We used BA to visit early in May, scheduled flight into Heraklion and booked a room at Skinos, just outside the village on the Souda road.

While it costs a little more than Olympic charge (and of course, no last minute deals!), the flexibility is great. This year we stayed in Plaka on the NE of the island to visit Spinalonga and Knossos, then drove down via Ierapetra to Plakias. The drive was enjoyable but too far for a day-trip from Plakias.

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PlakChat / Re: New Taverna in Sellia village above Plakias
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:49:44 PM »
The new Myrthios taverna is called 'Vrisi'. I am pretty sure that Voloudakis has posted some images. Panorama has been there for ages and looks, at least, more like what I am used to, but to be fair, I have only tried the Plakias tavernas.

I'd be very interested indeed in your opinion if you try either (or both!), although likely won't be back until 2016 now...

Richard


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PlakChat / Re: New Taverna in Sellia village above Plakias
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:09:39 PM »
I think that it's situated on the left-hand side as you approach the village from the East. I did prefer the look of it to the new taverna in Myrthios, which looked very nice in one sense but trying to be a bit too grand, I feel. Prefer traditional, or at least my take on what is traditional.

Still, don't judge a book by the cover, haven't tried either so something to look forward to next year!

Richard

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We did go once again and no regrets at all. Mixed grill tasty and left me completely full!

Wish I was still there...

Richard

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Plakias / Re: Major fire in Plakias
« on: May 12, 2015, 04:52:41 PM »
Some windows replaced and minor repairs to the foundation in evidence today. Last night we saw people sitting at the handful of tables outside both Corali and Mouses, in fact they were full at some point!

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Plakias / Re: Major fire in Plakias
« on: May 11, 2015, 03:36:31 PM »
Just doing so,,,,It will all help.

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