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Offline ian s

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2020, 10:01:32 AM »
After much deliberation we have decided not to travel this year.  We will sure miss our Plakias fix but the good news is we have been able to reschedule our EasyJet flights for September 2021.
Must say I’m impressed with EasyJet and how easy it was to rearrange the flights (it even gave us our extra legroom seats automatically).  We only had to pay the difference in fare which was pretty modest.

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2020, 11:30:33 AM »
I'm hoping to be there soon. I've filled-in the PLF here, know I need the 'activation code' which'll be sent, but any other tips anyone? It seems straightforward on the Greek side, but have I missed something...?

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2020, 01:36:26 PM »
Have you done this British one for when you return?

Link here: https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/public-health-passenger-locator-form
« Last Edit: August 22, 2020, 01:38:39 PM by Colin & Sandra »

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2020, 06:59:05 PM »
No - thanks! This is the sort of thing I was worried about. I've looked but missed it. Seems obvious but...

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2020, 07:23:32 PM »
Have sent you a personal mail Ian

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2020, 08:58:47 AM »
I arrived on Thursday and it's a lot busier than I expected, though I usually come in May or early September so it's difficult to say if it's busier than usual for this time of year. Not heaving, by any means, but not the tumbleweed scene that I was half expecting, but hoping not, to see.

Atlantis is the only Taverna I noticed that looked closed, though I didn't look specially, just caught my eye. Gio Ma and Medusa were full last night (Friday), I've been to Siroco twice, which was half-full both times, food good as usual. I had a look at Manousos first but it was empty, though it was about 21:30 when I passed it. Will go to Gio Ma early tonight and bag a seat - my favourite!

Beaches look OK, loungers out, people there, but again I didn't look too hard, not a beachy person, really, prefer snorkelling.

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2020, 02:26:21 PM »
Good to hear your thoughts Richard, we are still geared up to arrive on 8th September in Chania. Did you have a good and uneventful journey?

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2020, 03:36:38 PM »
Yes, got to T5 in plenty of time, anticipating queues, but through in 5 mins, flight landed 30 min early, taxi waiting all the same, all was well.

Had a look at the new hotel earlier, if they really had to build it then I'll (grudgingly!) admit that it's not as intrusive as I'd expected, in fact they've done a reasonable job of making it pretty low-key. I'll try and post a pic once I've figured out how....

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2020, 05:11:37 PM »
Thanks Richard, good to hear what you have to say about the new hotel. I too was thinking did they have to build it.
We get there on the 4th, and looking forward to my first swim and Mythos, but where to eat ;) .
Smile you are in Plakias. :)

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2020, 05:25:09 PM »
I'll try Gio Ma later favourite! It's been pretty full the last two nights, though, and I've gone to Siroco instead. Meant to book a table but it's 19:25 already, I think I've relaxed a bit too much if that's possible, day flies by.... Manousos otherwise, but a bit too empty (as in completely) last night, sadly

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2020, 03:44:58 PM »
Arriving tomorrow and looking forward to Sirroco again!

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2020, 05:56:56 PM »
I feel I'm tempting fate by saying: we're due to arrive in the early hours of Sunday morning. Fingers tightly crossed.

Sunday night dinner will be at Elia in Selia - that's been a firm favourite for several years.
John - Ostraco

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2020, 07:31:17 PM »
Kalo taxidi to all. Yamas!

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2020, 11:52:07 AM »
Just waiting for taxi for the airport. Can't say it was hugely different to any other year, managed to extend by a day while I was here but forgot to bring extra meds, so longer wasn't possible; incredibly sad to leave, even though I'm hopefully back before long....

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Still hoping to make it this year!
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2020, 11:53:16 AM »
PS Don't forget to fill the form in, to re-enter the UK. I nearly did!

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/public-health-passenger-locator-form