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Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: June 10, 2019, 03:40:54 PM »
Good to use a Plakias firm. However this year we are again hiring a VW Polo from Autoway at exactly the same price you quote. Absolutely everything insured with zero excess. Used them (and Polos) for 10+ years and find Autoway  super reliable and super helpful. Autoway head office at Rethymnon but have hire car facilities at both airports.

Where to eat...or not! / Re: Different tavernas to try this year
« on: June 08, 2019, 01:54:24 PM »
Antonis Place for an evening meal one of my very top favourites

Plakias / Re: Car hire
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:33:52 AM »
Autoway do similar deal at similar price.


Plakias / Re: Flooding
« on: February 26, 2019, 11:37:28 AM »
Yes - detailed photos and video on Facebook show total destruction of road at upper entrance to large gorge. I suspect the road via the smaller gorge may be or become passable. Chania recorded 7 inches of rain in 4 hour. Plakias weather station down at moment but there has been an inch of rain per day for quite some time.

Plakias / Flooding
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:50:18 PM »
Just seen on Facebook videos of extreme flooding in Plakias. Main river seems to have overtopped the bridge.


Plakias / Re: Loutro
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:34:56 PM »
Might be useful to join the Sfakia forum who seem to have a lot of contacts re Loutro visits :-


Plakias / Smoke
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:19:54 AM »
Looking st livikon webcam towards far end this morning at 08:15gmt - 10:15 Greek time there is a lot of smoke rising from somewhere in the far end direction. Hopefully not anything serious.

Plakias / Re: Any Plakias Updates?
« on: March 22, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
Just looked myself. It will be the dust blown from Africa which was forecast. Never seen it as bad as that on cams

PlakChat / Re: Rain and Sleet
« on: December 24, 2017, 08:21:48 AM »
Been keeping an eye on your local real time weather station and webcams and yes your weather does seem rather wet and cool. It is relatively mild here in UK and I suspect we are having similar temperatures as you are having. I assume there will be a fair amount of snow on the tops on Crete now. Overall probably more wintry with you than us right now.

Merry Christmas

Plakias / Re: book about Plakias
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:47:34 PM »
Just bought mine 30 mins ago at supermarket where Ali works.

Gossip / Re: Useful links
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:52:08 PM »
Yes I also find that clicking the link followed by back page reveals the two working links on iOS iPad.

Gossip / Re: Useful links
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:20:20 AM »
Me too on iOS - no go with either chrome or safari

Plakias / Re: Tourist Event in September
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:03:05 PM »
This event has still taken place every year so far. Always on the same date 27 September. So I assume that will indeed be the case this year.

Holiday Companies / Re: Extra checks at passprt control
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:08:06 PM »
I looked at the photo of the queue at Heraklion airport and could see it was a queue of passengers still with all their luggage. That means they were in a checkin queue and not an immigration control queue. Checkin queues outside the doors of Heraklion airport are not exactly uncommon at very busy times such as now. The same article says "Greece, Denmark and Austria are expected to adopt the new rules sometime over the next few weeks." so there may indeed be problems of this nature at Heraklion fairly soon (when we are there in September !!)

Plakias / Re: Rain?
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:19:14 PM »
I was watching your weather every day and have just had very long chat with Les and Chris. OK it might have been the worst you have had in 13 visits it would have been great for us. We don't like it very hot and a bit of rain doesn't bother us. We really envied you all being there. Far better weather for us than an ultra hot September (say). Anoraks and boots are our choice !!

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