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Offline Rodger

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Off season?
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:10:23 AM »
So I've heard of people visiting Plak during the winter - what are the options (if any) for accommodation, eating, getting there, in say December?

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Re: Off season?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 02:25:11 PM »
Three of us went out in November a few years ago. We all agreed it was well worth the effort.
We travelled Heathrow to Athens with BA, then got an internal flight to Heraklion. A very smooth trip, not too expensive, and a very interesting stop-over in Athens. We picked up a hire car at the airport, which we used most days to explore the area. It really is fantastic off-season.
We stayed at Kostas - arranged in advance by email. Other places are available these days to I think. I hope another board member might be able to offer suggestions.
Although quiet, we managed to eat and shop with no problem. Sifis stays open, and was quite busy some nights. I believe more places are open these days.
Ostraco (downstairs) was open, and very warm on the chilly evenings.
It was great to see the bay without sunbeds - and it was still warm by day. I swam most days, the sea was warm, if a little choppy sometimes.
I would say - give it a try!
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Re: Off season?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll look into it.

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Re: Off season?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 06:44:28 PM »
Let us know how you get on Roger. It's certainly something I'd think about doing again.
John - Ostraco

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Re: Off season?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 11:12:53 PM »
Does anyone know about possible plans to stay open later this year? Maybe to offset losses from early on?

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Re: Off season?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 11:20:07 PM »
...and do taxis run out of season?

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Re: Off season?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 03:14:00 PM »
I certainly would be happy to visit later in the year if I can't get there in September. I've not heard anything about extending the season - but I guess this will be so dependant on the airlines. As I said in earlier posts, I've enjoyed a visit in November in the past, but it was a very different experience from a 'summer season' visit.
As for Taxis - I know several of the drivers live locally, so I expect that if the need is there, they will oblige.
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Re: Off season?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 05:38:48 PM »
I think this year a lot of places would open up if there was a big enough demand, anyone wanting to come out of season let me know I can ask around and find places to stay and taxi and car hire also would not be a problem.


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Re: Off season?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 06:17:22 PM »
That's certainly worth bearing in mind - still hoping to get there in September: fingers firmly crossed!
John - Ostraco