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PlakChat / Re: Company?
« Last post by Yvonne on December 03, 2017, 11:39:30 PM »
Richard , I really do hope that you find someone with similar interests as you. Never forget, though,  that Plakias has wide arms and is there to support you and embrace you. Go and enjoy. X
PlakChat / Company?
« Last post by Richard on December 03, 2017, 10:16:08 PM »
Here's an unusual request, and I hope that it won't be misconstrued...

I have just separated from my wife, after nearly twenty years, and can't face going back to Plakias on my own. We have visited every year, sometimes twice, since 2002, after my first holiday there in 1995.

I would very much like to visit in 2018, but don't wish to do so alone.

I like walking in the hills, along the coast, and nice meals in tavernas, more so than lying on the beach all day, although a couple of hours on the beach and some snorkelling is good fun. Particularly will miss Souda.

Would anyone care to join me and share a holiday in 2018? I don't mind sitting in a bar on my own with a book, but sitting in a taverna, for example, just wouldn't work for me. Tried it this Spring. I'd rather share a holiday with someone that loves Plakias than another soulless experience some other way.

I am in my early 50s and a confirmed Grecophile. I don't bite. I am just looking for company, nothing more. Please PM me if interested. I left my phone number and email address in a previous posting but was advised to remove it to avoid spamming.

Plakias / Re: Still fantastic
« Last post by Frank And Julie on December 02, 2017, 07:49:10 PM »
The winter is great here! Sifis Always open, Thoubie closed for dec but re-open 2nd Jan, souvlaki restaurant mostly open. Taverner Marou alway open quiet streets, quiet beaches, weather rainy some days but mostly sunny  in the 15-20deg mark.
Always the sea and the mountains are different every day,  great place to live !
Forum and Website discussion / Re: Strange mails via board@plakias.co.uk
« Last post by shinaria on November 30, 2017, 03:20:50 PM »
Thank you!
Forum and Website discussion / Re: Strange mails via board@plakias.co.uk
« Last post by Ploppy on November 30, 2017, 11:33:33 AM »
No, it is definitely not us sending emails.

Likely to be email spoofing where the 'From' address is set to be the Plakias Board email address.
Not really a lot you can do about this with the way email works in general.

Once an email address is 'harvested' then it is available for scammers to use in this way. Email addresses are harvested in many ways, lists sold etc.
Its happened to my personal email address, you generally know because you will start to receive email delivery failure notifications, so called 'backscatter'. Scammers bulk send emails to thousands of recipients (also harvested, lists sold etc.) and the ones that can't get through can be returned to the 'sender' i.e me/you because that is what the 'from' address says.

Annoying yes, but as long as you don't open any links or attachments from unrecognized sources then you should be fine.
Forum and Website discussion / Re: Strange mails via board@plakias.co.uk
« Last post by daza on November 30, 2017, 10:50:01 AM »
Just read your emails guys - I've hit the report to moderator key. Suspect I think so advise - DO NOT OPEN LINK. Daza
Forum and Website discussion / Re: Strange mails via board@plakias.co.uk
« Last post by JackieatUrbanAgenda on November 29, 2017, 04:42:46 PM »
I wondered....have blocked it just in case. Checking the address on Google doesn't really help......even though I've blocked it I am still getting them ...anyone any ides cos if you are trying to contact us it aint getting through !
Forum and Website discussion / Strange mails via board@plakias.co.uk
« Last post by shinaria on November 29, 2017, 03:15:16 PM »
Someone is sending multiple strange mails as board@plakias.co.uk. including a link which I did not open ... :-)
It has nothing to do with this forum, right?
Plakias / Re: News
« Last post by Mike G on November 28, 2017, 01:43:36 PM »
The flights to Heraklion that Olympic is offering for 2018 from LGW are at pretty anti-social times, either for arriving in Crete or UK. Having spent a long night in October at the airport waiting for the trains to start, when Olympic changed the flights at the last minute, I am reluctant to volunteer for it.
I asked Olympic why their flight times from LGW are at horrible times. For the non charter flights, easyJet offer 2 a day, one of which is at much better times IMHO. They said they would quote me for the other flight and did.

I also asked if I could buy just the accommodation from Olympic and arrange all transport myself. I was told "no" even though another member of the forum told me that Olympic have allowed this in the past.
Plakias / Re: Still fantastic
« Last post by paleo on November 16, 2017, 09:09:15 PM »
Sorry - no idea about the bars , never go . Also rarely eat out except if we have visitors during our stay but got some takeaway dolmadakia at otherwise empty Mousses ( I think it was) last week - the rest in that cluster seemed closed - get Feta Pitta odd times from the Xekoristo , it stays open all year except for their annual hols. Travelled 45 mins to our favourite in Argyroupoli , the Archaia Lappa - closed. Went for another favourite takeaway to the one in Kanevos - closed. Unusually called in to the middle one in Damnoni , the Mesogeios (Middle Earth) and had a v nice meal  - closed the day after (pattern emerges - trying to tell us something) . However wife's homemade gigantes and feta baked in tom sauce as good as any you'll find. The sea and Timios Stavros (new section of 'paved' track 1/2 way up) still open for business though - to work off the gigantes and baked feta , and dakos etc etc.
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