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Where to stay / Re: Off season?
« Last post by Rodger on October 26, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll look into it.
Gossip / Re: Real time weather statistics
« Last post by Singley on October 25, 2017, 07:29:54 PM »
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Where to stay / Re: Off season?
« Last post by ostraco on October 22, 2017, 02:25:11 PM »
Three of us went out in November a few years ago. We all agreed it was well worth the effort.
We travelled Heathrow to Athens with BA, then got an internal flight to Heraklion. A very smooth trip, not too expensive, and a very interesting stop-over in Athens. We picked up a hire car at the airport, which we used most days to explore the area. It really is fantastic off-season.
We stayed at Kostas - arranged in advance by email. Other places are available these days to I think. I hope another board member might be able to offer suggestions.
Although quiet, we managed to eat and shop with no problem. Sifis stays open, and was quite busy some nights. I believe more places are open these days.
Ostraco (downstairs) was open, and very warm on the chilly evenings.
It was great to see the bay without sunbeds - and it was still warm by day. I swam most days, the sea was warm, if a little choppy sometimes.
I would say - give it a try!
Plakias / Re: Far end beach
« Last post by Barny on October 22, 2017, 10:29:24 AM »
Yes, it still is.
Plakias / Re: Far end beach
« Last post by Rodger on October 22, 2017, 10:13:20 AM »
In my day the far end was a clothes-optional hangout, is that still the case?
Where to stay / Off season?
« Last post by Rodger on October 22, 2017, 10:10:23 AM »
So I've heard of people visiting Plak during the winter - what are the options (if any) for accommodation, eating, getting there, in say December?
Plakias / Re: Back again
« Last post by Ploppy on October 16, 2017, 02:25:28 PM »
The Kafenion has been called many things over the years as different people run it.
I have always found it to be excellent.

Just back from a 2-week trip and we visited Xezonis 3 times with friends. We opted to do 'Greek Tapas', i.e share a load of starters which were always excellent.
It is made even better by the friendly staff including Michalis and Tania.
Holiday Companies / Re: Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by Noopsy on October 12, 2017, 05:52:39 PM »
Or, of course, you could go by public transport: very cheap, and not as bad as you think. 
Holiday Companies / Re: Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by ostraco on October 11, 2017, 04:28:28 PM »
My worst was 5 hours Heraklion to Plakias. This was many years ago, and if I remember correctly it was with Thompson. Yes, there used to be a choice of tour operator. At one time there were seven different UK companies offering holidays in Plakias.

These days, you don't always get a transfer with Olympic, but we don't use them if they are offered.
Taxis are a faster and more convenient option - or get someone from Plakias to pop out and pick you up.

Our normal solution is to hire a car at the airport. If you deduct the cost of taxis each way then it costs little extra to have transport available - to go for dinner in Sellia, or seek out a sheltered beach if it's windy in Plakias.
Holiday Companies / Transfer from Plakias to Heraklion
« Last post by JeanW on October 11, 2017, 04:04:01 PM »
Just about the longest transfer time ever - over 4hours to get from Plakias to airport yesterday with Olympic with at least 10 pickups en route.  Worst ever and at the moment can't imagine wanting to do that journey ever again.  One couple decided to get a taxi which took 1hr 20 mins, however it did cost 110 euros!!!!
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