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Plakias / Re: No webcam - because.......
« Last post by steven on October 17, 2019, 10:53:32 AM »
And the connection is fixed today. So the webcam is up.
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Plakias / Re: No webcam - because.......
« Last post by FionaCW on October 16, 2019, 12:13:11 PM »
Probably for the best now that we are back home....sob....who wants to see pictures of sunnier climes and a beautiful beach when I can look out the window....sob...and see the rain and the black clouds over Grangemouth refinery....but am very happy for you ! :)
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Plakias / No webcam - because.......
« Last post by JBMouse on October 16, 2019, 08:52:29 AM »
There is no webcam currently as the big digger being used to dredge the river by the Forum cut through the telecom cables to the Livicon side of the village. So no land line phones or internet that side, but, luckily for me, no problems at KC.
The weather here is, and has been, fantastic, hot, sunny and little or no wind for the past week, and will continue like that for a good few more days, happy times for all in Plakias.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« Last post by conway s on October 12, 2019, 11:55:55 AM »
For the last 4 years we have used The Best car hire. Pick up at airport for our journey up to Plakias. you pay 50% when booking the rest when you arrive. We have used a lot of car hire companies and found these thee cheapest and the best.
We had our holiday cancelled because of the Thomas cook fiasco on the 4th October I emailed them the said no problem we will save your deposit for our visit in April 2020. I was paying 259euro for 3 weeks hire and they are fully comp full tank to return full.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« Last post by spottttttt on October 09, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »
We always use Europeo cars, brilliant service, price and always a free bottle of wine!
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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« Last post by FionaCW on October 09, 2019, 12:30:57 PM »
We used Moto Plakias for the first time this year following Frank's recommendation earlier on - prices are excellent and vehicle was in good condition.  Transfer from airport was good once we found our driver and the actual office in Plakias was really helpful - very nice guys to deal with and Haras responds very quickly to emails.   Returning car to the airport car park was a tad challenging as difficult to make out section/rows/nos on the ground but overall, as long as you are clear where you have left the vehicle for them to find it (fingers crossed they found our's !!) its relatively simple.  And, you get a lovely freebie of Plakias oil as well from them !   They also support animals over the winter and have got a donation box in their Plakias office.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« Last post by ian s on October 08, 2019, 02:26:20 PM »
We too have used moto Plakias for many years.  Recommended.  If you don’t fancy driving from or to the airport they can provide a transfer.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« Last post by Frank And Julie on October 08, 2019, 08:02:06 AM »
I would use Moto Plakias, local family run company with about 50 cars very easy to deal with, Harris the owner will arrange for the car to be at either airport with the keys at one of the car booths very importantly these are open 24 hrs he will ask for your details by email so no hassle at the airport filling in papers, once you get to plakias just visit his office the next day to take the papers you will need.

Prices are about the same as everywhere else but you know that you will not be asked to pay a trumped up charge for minor scratches and damage that some car hire firms do although the damage was already there.
And we had some friends coming to Plakias and the plane was delayed 2 hrs so didn't arrive until 11pm this meant the car hire office was closed although they rang them before to explain the situation they just said there was nothing they could do and they would have to get a taxi into Chania find a hotel for the night and pick up the car the net day, so I went and picked them up brought them to Plakias and hire a car from Harris the next day.
Its also good to support local companies.
His email is maplakia@otenet.gr
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Plakias / Re: Embrace Plakias while you can
« Last post by reddiablo on October 07, 2019, 07:04:14 PM »
things always change   cest la vie
but I agree Plakias is to be loved , not visited for nine years till late may this year
needed to introduce my Chicago lady to the place I first visited July 2001
to see the place man late brother Thomas Murney loved so dearly , he died in a auto fatality near iraklion
on his way home to Leicester July 2000
my friend Monika reineck from Berlin is in Plakias right now
we met July 2001 and keep in touch
will return next July24 next year 2020 ., it's a long journey from home in Tampa Florida
but its worth the long flight .
luckily we are non rev on delta  so its the journey from Athens we need to pay for
this year we took ferry and 3 nights in Santorini , I've been and only wanted to show it to Josephine
then ferry to iraklion fort two nights , my usual walk and respects to Nikos kazantzakis tomb
then had lunch drinks with the lawyer giorgis kopidakis near the court house
where I last saw him 2003
and that's where I finally got to meet Zack zurbakis who was a great friend to my brother and was driving him that fateful night
we have become very very close friends
he picked us up in iraklion and took us to cyano in Plakias
had a great week then transferred us to hersonnis where my relatives were visiting from Manchester
nothing like Plakias
so will make the journey next July  intend to leave a few open days because we are on stand by flights
then find a nice air bb near chania.  rent a car and show Josephine the badlands , I love that end of the island
then off to lovely Plakias July 24
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Holiday Companies / Re: Car Hire
« Last post by bwian on October 07, 2019, 06:18:45 PM »
We’ve used Avis for many years. No problems and good cars.
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