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Plakias / Paleochora v Plakias
« Last post by Daniel on June 18, 2018, 07:05:19 PM »
We have just returned from a 10 day holiday in Paleochora.

We are long term visitors to Plakias but thought we may enjoy a change in a different resort.
So we booked independently with Ryanair, flew to Chania, hired a car and stayed 10 days at the Aris Hotel.
I will put a review of the Aris Hotel on Trip Advisor later.

These thoughts on our stay:
The drive down from Chania to Paleochora is a nightmare. The road is very narrow and twisty and is not for the faint hearted.
The beaches are no where near as good as at Plakias, apart from the very busy Town Beach.

 Where we were staying, the only way we could find a beach somewhere near our liking was to get into the car and drive for about 15 minutes.
All the nearby beaches were rough pebble beaches.

Paleochora town is much bigger then Plakias and there is a large selection of places to eat but few of them come up to the standard of the ones in Plakias (but eating out was about 15pc cheaper than Plakias).
But the blight of local "musicians" playing in groups of 2 or 3 outside all the Tavernas really lets the pace down.
Some nights, as many as 3 different groups came round during our meal, played 2 tunes and went round with the hat
Ok for 1 or 2 nights, but after 10 nights ?.

Our problem was that we compared everything at Paleochora with it counterpart at Plakias.
And in nearly every aspect, Paleochora came second best.

We will not be returning to Paleochora.
Out decision to have a change of scenery was a mistake.
We should have (and will do) stick to our first love, Plakias.
Looking forward to September and 11 days with George at Creta Mere.

Plakias / Re: first timers
« Last post by Richard on June 16, 2018, 09:41:25 PM »
Karen, you are more than welcome - I love the place. I suppose this website supports the view that many others also do!
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Yvonne on June 07, 2018, 06:42:17 PM »
We split our weeks last year Plakias/Paleochora. Really missed Plakias!
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Noggy on June 07, 2018, 05:48:01 PM »
We stayed in Paleochora a few years ago as well. It is lovely but there was something about it that didn't click with me. Maybe because I insist on a good sea view and it's hard to find a room with a view. Wife loved it because of all the restaurants and the fact that she didn't find any beasties in our room.
PlakChat / Re: Thick Fog!
« Last post by Daniel on June 07, 2018, 11:43:09 AM »
The fog reached us in Paleochora mid morning but has gone by lunch time
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Daniel on June 07, 2018, 10:46:48 AM »
Thanks for those photos.
We are currently in Paleochora for 10 days and wishing that we were back in Plakias.
Will post a report on Hotel Aris in Paleochora v Crete Mere in Plakias and Paleochora v Plakias when we return home.
But Plakias looks like a hands down winner !!
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Noggy on June 07, 2018, 10:11:51 AM »
Here's another outside view. There's nowhere to hang wet clothes so we've had to improvise.
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Noggy on June 07, 2018, 10:08:08 AM »
Looking into the room. The bedside lamps have USB charging ports!
Plakias / Re: 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Noggy on June 07, 2018, 10:05:12 AM »
Here's from inside the room. Very good soundproofed doors plus a net covered door.
Plakias / 'New' Creta Mare pictures
« Last post by Noggy on June 07, 2018, 10:00:46 AM »
Here's a picture of the 'new' Creta Mare from the outside. Looks very good. Because of the forum restrictions I'll post one pic at a time. Sorry for the small size, only 128k max allowed.

There's still a problem with ants. The wife, being a Norwegian, freaked out and spent the first ten minutes hunting and killing them on the balcony. She then moved indoors and started moving furniture around. Found some near the balcony door so freaked out even more and continued her killing spree. She's gone home now leaving me and the ants in peace for two more weeks.
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