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Offline Greecemad

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Hasn't Plakias changed!
« on: July 02, 2007, 09:18:56 PM »
Compare these 2 photos (I don't know how to get them side by side):




With all the greenery along the front now, you can't see much of what's behind.
Apart from anything else, you can see where the fire was. I wasn't there last year so I didn't see the blackened bits.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 12:53:47 AM »
when was the first pic taken?

i'm actually surprised at the lack of change

did you see the pics from the 70's ?

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 07:21:14 PM »
The first pic was taken in 1990. The year it was taken was the subject of a quiz on the board a year or so ago. I have seen the pictures taken in the 70s (it was I that found them and posted the link), but my memory of Plakias doesn't go back so far.

The village itself hasn't changed a great deal since 1990, but I think it must have changed a lot in the 80s. What has changed is:
There is a lot more development at the back and outside the village.
There is more tarmac. The only road around Plakias that had tarmac was the road out of the village towards Rethymnon.
There are a lot more cars. There used to be more buses and they were full to bursting - a lot of people arrived on the bus with rucksacks. I remember that one morning there were more people than could physically fit on the bus - I don't know whether anyone missed their flight or not. I think the average age of tourists was a lot lower.
There are a lot more parasols/sunbeds. In fact, I don't think there were any at all, but that could have been because it was late April/early May.
There were still some people sleeping on the beach, and in the dunes behind the far end.
A lot of the accommodation in and around Plakias was block-booked by SunMed, so there were a lot of Brits around and most of the rest were German.
The post office was a summer-only yellow wooden hut, about opposite where the souvlaki bar is. It was one of the places where travellers cheques could be changed into drachmas (no ATMs or euro, of course).
You could sunbathe nude at both ends of Damnoni - there was no Hapimag. You could also swim nude at Preveli and anywhere on Souda beach.
Lots of people used to walk through the olive groves to Damnoni and Micro Ammoudhi. These days you can do the walk and not see anyone else walking.

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« Last Edit: July 05, 2007, 09:16:28 PM by Greecemad »

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 08:23:28 AM »
My In-Laws went to Plakias in the early 70's and went back again after we had been there a couple of times in the early 90's. Their opinion was that the atmoshere was very much the same as it was, but obviously there have been changes, which they said didn't effect the place.
I think they're considering another visit for next year.

The magnet still works  after all this time.

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 08:45:17 PM »
its the amount of czechs that I noticed as the biggist change this year, along with the huge hotel towards the back of the village......first time I've been back in 5 years. I suppose if you go every year the changes are more subtle.

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 09:12:59 PM »
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My In-Laws went to Plakias in the early 70's

Do they have any pictures?

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007, 08:10:14 AM »
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Quote from: George
My In-Laws went to Plakias in the early 70's

Do they have any pictures?
I sent him one of the old pics you posted, and asked him if he had any of the 70's, waiting for him to get back.
If he has any I'll post them  

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« Last Edit: July 06, 2007, 08:11:10 AM by George »

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 01:36:27 PM »
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My In-Laws went to Plakias in the early 70's

Do they have any pictures?
I sent him one of the old pics you posted, and asked him if he had any of the 70's, waiting for him to get back.
If he has any I'll post them  

george g...
« Last Edit: July 09, 2007, 01:42:41 PM by George »

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 01:40:26 PM »
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My In-Laws went to Plakias in the early 70's

Do they have any pictures?
I sent him one of the old pics you posted, and asked him if he had any of the 70's, waiting for him to get back.
If he has any I'll post them  

george g...
I spoke to them over the w/e and they're coming over from the I.O.W. next w/e with two 'volumes' of their early nineties stay, unfortunately they don't have any earlier ones.
I'll check them out over the w/e and if any of them are any good I'll post them next week.

george g...

sorry about that, I hit something twice!!
« Last Edit: July 09, 2007, 01:41:36 PM by George »

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 09:17:44 PM »
Has anyone seen Preveli beach looking like this:



In the trees behind the beach there was a very large bamboo structure that must have left behind by the hippies.

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 05:11:07 PM »
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Has anyone seen Preveli beach looking like this:
Yes, in 2006 at about 07:30 on a late September day.
No-one else there.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2007, 09:07:14 AM »
Pics from the in-laws, these are evidently from 1991, but I have a feeling they might be earlier:


[attachment=472:Plakias1991_2.JPG]
[attachment=471:Plakias1991_1.JPG]

The Forum without a palm tree??

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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2007, 12:54:57 PM »
How about this.......[attachment=475:Plakias_..._May_050.jpg]

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2007, 01:14:30 PM »
Good one, where is this hanging and when was it taken??
Even the Alianthos is missing!!

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2007, 01:22:26 PM »
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Good one, where is this hanging and when was it taken??
Even the Alianthos is missing!!

george g...


Hi George

I cannot take credit for the photo as it was taken by friends who have recently jouned the forum.......but I will find out.  I understand though that it was taken in the 1960's