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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by Richard on November 01, 2018, 07:24:44 PM »
I had a look at the Olympic site earlier this year (I think) and the charge for a taxi transfer was easily 50% more than the rate charged by the local firms in Plakias.

Also, even the cost of the 'basic' accommodation seemed to have multiplied.
In response to a previous poster, I like the idea of taking the bus a lot, and making it a part of the holiday, but I'm a little awkward on my feet at the moment, so that's not for everyone.

The last few years we've used BA scheduled flights to Heraklion, but that does get expensive. Luckily I had some airmiles to use, but that won't be the case next year.

I really hope that we can still all get to Plakias. Sorry to be melodramatic, but it would break my heart otherwise.

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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by Bertie on October 31, 2018, 03:09:56 PM »
Regarding transfers, what's wrong with the bus? Cheap and reliable.
And as for luggage - it's a beach holiday! What is there to take other than a carry-on case?
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Plakias / Re: Octobre update
« Last post by jerichrome on October 24, 2018, 08:55:00 AM »
by the looks on the webcams this morning it seems like we left just in time, heavy rains and thunderstorms since yesterday.
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Plakias / Re: Octobre update
« Last post by jamesrogan on October 23, 2018, 01:51:41 PM »
Nice
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Plakias / Re: Octobre update
« Last post by jerichrome on October 23, 2018, 09:01:14 AM »
Just returned from a great 10 days in Crete.
Plakias was very busy until the 19th, farend very crowded, still 6 for 2 sunbeds and umbrella. No sign off the donutman however.
Great temps and also the water was still very nice for snorkeling.
Ammoudaki was very busy, 7 for 2 chairs and umbrella. Beach bar still open.
Most of the restaurants and chops are closing next weekend for the winter.
Now 5 months to wait for the return at easter holiday 2019.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on October 17, 2018, 12:51:41 PM »
Booked from Bristol for Sept 2019 but no transfers (we'll call on Takis for these) and an extra 58 each for hold luggage - so much for a 'package' holiday ! Talking to our travel agents they were hinting that all the holiday firms are worried at the moment so they are withdrawing from anything that might cause them a problem and that includes certain flights, charters, transfers and some accommodation........Brexit has a lot to answer for as I am sure some of the hosts won't trust the UK to honour its commitments post 29th March.

Personally I fully intend to be in Plakias next year even if I have to spend a little more to do it as I have local friends and businesses to support !
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by Mike G on October 15, 2018, 02:27:31 PM »
We have had the same problem with Olympic, no transfers flying from LBA, so we are going independent next year its so easy and works out cheaper should have done it before but better late than never.
If you travel as a single it is miles more expensive to book independently, although admittedly there are some advantages with the independent route.

For 2018 I booked 6 months in advance for June with Olympic and paid about 375 with transfers included. Booking independently I would have paid more than this for the accommodation alone.

If I go in 2019 I will have to book the taxi transfer myself which I would be prepared to do to get back to Plakias.

The economics of Olympic vs. independent were debated in length on this forum a few years ago.
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Plakias / Re: Octobre update
« Last post by jerichrome on October 14, 2018, 08:33:41 PM »
Yesterday rain and misserable weather. Today sun and summer temps. Lovely beach weather. Great calm sea.
It seems like there are more People than in august. Yesterday in Agia Galini and Matala it was very busy, also more than in august.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by TonyH on October 14, 2018, 02:54:12 PM »
We have had the same problem with Olympic, no transfers flying from LBA, so we are going independent next year its so easy and works out cheaper should have done it before but better late than never.
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Holiday Companies / Re: Olympic 2019
« Last post by Barny on October 14, 2018, 10:12:16 AM »
I've done this for many years, it's ideal, give it a go.
   Barny.
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