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Plakias / Re: Update
« Last post by FionaCW on March 20, 2019, 11:55:30 AM »
Frank & Julie - thank you for the update, so many people are interested in Plakias life and especially after the bad weather - its good to know everyone ok.  Looks like a lovely day there today, Charlie hopefully paddling with his pal !  Bit to go before we're out there in September and your updates keep us all going !
Plakias / Re: Update
« Last post by Arnaki on March 18, 2019, 09:06:36 PM »
Thanks for the update.  It is good to know that repairs are coming along, but it is such a shame that the damage happened in the first place.  Looking forward to our next visit in the summer.
Plakias / Re: Update
« Last post by JBMouse on March 18, 2019, 10:42:58 AM »
Thanks for the update, in normal circumstances it is nice to hear of the life in and around Plakias, always makes us feel homesick, and wishing we, like you, could live there, but the news about the widespread flooding and subsequent damage is not so good, but I would hope that the repairs all get done, and life for the great people of Plakias returns to peaceful normality soon.
As usual counting the days 'til October, and our Plakias holiday, although Lesvos will see us back there in June!
Agapame tin Ellada!
Plakias / Re: Update
« Last post by Colin & Sandra on March 18, 2019, 06:32:24 AM »
Thank you very much for going to the trouble of posting that, a beer on me if we meet this summer
Plakias / Update
« Last post by Frank And Julie on March 17, 2019, 10:52:57 PM »
Things are slowly getting ready for the new season here, still a lot of damage by the flooding with many roads badly damaged, it has not rained here a lot for a couple of weeks but there is still a lot of water coming down the mountains and running at the side of roads showing how much water there is still seeping through the ground.

The road by Preveli bridge was badly damaged as further up the river could not take the extra flow so it formed a new river running parallel to the main one going around rather than under the bridge taking the road with it, work has stared on the repair of this so should be finished for the new season.

The beach itself was also badly damaged as the river now runs straight into the sea and not curving at the beach this new outfall was so wide it washed away a good 1/3rd of the beach so I am guessing they will have to get a machine in there somehow to try and remodel the beach, the palm trees seem largely unaffected.

The road at the entrance of the Kourtaliotiko Gorge was completely destroyed and will take at least another 6 weeks to repair so all traffic is having to use the smaller Kotsifou Gorge.
There was a significant landslide caused by the rain just outside the new harbour, this blocked the road completely, it was quickly cleared but still is a big mess with piles of soil both sided of the road.

The ATM next to the fish spar was literally blown up a few weeks ago by a failed robbery attempt causing a lot of damage to the ATM and the front and side of the Fish Spa, I guess again this will be replaced by the new season but is just boarded up at the moment.
The new development at Palegrimnos has been put back a year so no change.

A bit of building work going on but no major new developments just the odd house here and there.
Iím sure it will be all put back together before the main season starts.

Charlie is getting older now and slowing down a bit (our dog) our niece is now living with us and we have also her Pug called Bella so you might see them both playing in the sea.

Life is good here we have many good friends and enjoy every day !
Plakias / Re: Car hire
« Last post by JaneGary on March 10, 2019, 11:26:07 PM »
Thanks all for your advice!
Plakias / Re: Car hire
« Last post by Bertie on February 28, 2019, 11:42:05 AM »
I recommend Moto Auto Plakias. The also provide cars from the airport.

+30 2832 031785

P.S. During the shutdown in the winter they work hard to provide for the local cats and dogs.
Plakias / Re: Car hire
« Last post by Sifi on February 28, 2019, 10:28:06 AM »
I would strongly recommend Moto Plakias. Local company, great service!
Plakias / Re: Flooding
« Last post by JBMouse on February 26, 2019, 03:38:02 PM »
Just checked out the facebook link, and Crete TV, all looks disastrous. The video of the Megalopotomas bridge on the way to Preveli shows how bad it ws. I can only imagine the beach at Preveli and the palms have been washed away, but let's hope not.
The pictures show the overflow onto the car park very well, now Sifi knows why he built the taverna a bit higher than others!
Plakias / Re: Flooding
« Last post by Stick of Rock on February 26, 2019, 02:18:11 PM »
Yes Yvonne ... and I can't help thinking of the poor animals who will have been swept away too.
Just think of those poor dogs who spend their whole lives on short chains with no chance of running away
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