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Plakias / Re: Winter is here
« Last post by conway s on January 03, 2020, 11:43:46 AM »
As Richard says remember when you could walk to Souda see no houses, walk along towards Plakias bay hotel no developments. We are not stick in the muds but the place will defiantly loose its appeal. I agree the people are the most friendly I have met on any holiday but it is the extra tourists that put the money in there pockets so I don't see them complaining.
Instead of visiting 2 or 3 times a year we will visit the once out of season. already looking for somewhere down the coast from Plakias that is less spoilt. As for 2 hour journey by coach simple if you drive hire a car, not that expensive if shop around. 
Plakias / Re: Kali Chronia everyone!
« Last post by jerichrome on January 03, 2020, 08:39:07 AM »
Kali Chronia, already booked 2 flights for march and april, planning for august. curious to see what the new development at Paligremnos is going to be by then.
looks like it's winter there now. Even started with the Greek reading lessons now.
Plakias / Re: Kali Chronia everyone!
« Last post by Frank And Julie on January 02, 2020, 06:07:26 AM »
We have lived here just over three years now and have not regretted a second of it, go for it !
Plakias / Re: Winter is here
« Last post by Frank And Julie on January 02, 2020, 06:05:01 AM »
Reading the posts about change in the area makes me feel that some people have missed the fact that a big if not the biggest thing I love about living here is the people.
Yes, new buildings have gone up and the town has developed and will continue to do so, but the character, friendliness and community spirit of the people is amazing.
I think this is also important when returning back to a vacation hotel / rooms as many of you do year after year the genuine pleased to see you welcome you undoubtedly receive, you might think that this is money orientated but I an assure you this is not the main reason, they are just genuinely glad to see you as you would any friend that you have not seen for a while.
I donít believe that the place will ever get over developed as its location will stop this in a natural selection type of way as there are only so many people that are prepared to travel a 2hr transfer.
Plakias / Re: Kali Chronia everyone!
« Last post by Richard on January 02, 2020, 01:00:03 AM »
Well, I've had to make do on 2 weeks a year for ages, my turn now!! :P

Seriously, with recent developments I'm partly thinking 'remember it how it was' and partly 'enjoy it before it is too late' (and before my knees or something pack in!).

Progress may be inevitable, don't have to like it though. I suppose visitors from the early days were having just the same thoughts back in 1990!

Plakias / Re: Kali Chronia everyone!
« Last post by Colin & Sandra on January 01, 2020, 06:30:17 AM »
I hate you.................................but seriously, go for it, you'll regret not doing it later if you dont.

We will have to rough it on 5 weeks there this year (3 june/july, and 2 sept/oct) and it cant come soon enough.

Happy New Year and happy 2020 Plakias holidays to all
Plakias / Re: Winter is here
« Last post by Richard on January 01, 2020, 01:26:06 AM »
I've posted elsewhere, but I've gone from being pretty sure about semi-retirement in Plakias to having real doubts.

I know that things change, but it's the current pace that worries me. These schemes perpetuate themselves, if successful, whilst chipping away at the reason for any initial success i.e. changing (for me, spoiling) the character of the place.

Once Souda has even a small supermarket I can see the space between Souda-Plakias slowly (or not so slowly...) being developed much further, despite the cliff running much of the way.

I used to think that the small dwelling just above the harbour had the most fantastic location, lovely views south and across the bay, between the headlands, with no space on the cliff below for anyone to build an apartment or a road.

Hadn't considered a harbour though....

I really hope I'm wrong!!
Plakias / Kali Chronia everyone!
« Last post by Richard on December 31, 2019, 02:26:36 PM »
Or anyone? Awfully quiet these days, more than ever.

Thinking of semi-retiring to Plakias this year, has something gone awfully wrong (other than the new hotel :) )?

All the best for 2020!

Plakias / Re: Souda beach no longer naturist
« Last post by Colin & Sandra on December 24, 2019, 03:24:53 PM »
Doesn't half make your eyes water....LOL
Plakias / Re: Souda beach no longer naturist
« Last post by Tony and Sandra Smith on December 24, 2019, 02:00:55 PM »
That's good to know, maybe give Souda another go next year. I'm with you all the way,
Whats even worse than swimming with trunks on........having to lay in the sun with wet trucks on ::)
Yes I have a problem with wet trucks too!
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