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Offline DOTTY

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« on: May 13, 2004, 10:06:26 PM »
Hi everyone, just back from Plakias, Yes as good as ever    ,  Rep named Gary put my faith back in Reps   . New Beach bar being erected past Meltemi    and Christos Christoula being renovated   It also looks like its going to be a hot one so go enjoy folks
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004, 12:31:53 AM »
Good to hear Dotty.
We'll be there on Tuesday afternoon - can't wait!
Which company was Gary with?
Hope the renovations aren't too extensive - staying there this year!
Full report on my return......
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004, 11:36:58 AM »
Hi Dotty,

Your mention of renovations at C&C is a bit worrying   Can you tell us more as we will arive there on Tuesday.

TIA
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004, 03:44:05 PM »
At the back end of last year there was a lot of talk about the MELTEMI
closing and a new ALIANTHOS hotel. Its all gone quiet, has anyone who has been this year anything to report? I was also told that new laws were coming in for 2004 requiring any hotels with swimming pools to have lifeguards, were any visible?
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004, 05:17:59 PM »
Hi there and welcome to our happy little gang

Meltemi should be open for this season I believe (See this post)

Does of course mean I will have to have another farewell shindig there   Sigh... the things we have to do!

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 08:27:06 PM »
Hi everyone,
Gary was with First Choice John, There was no inconvienience to anyone only empty rooms being done (no worry over noise). Hair dryers, Electric kettles and Irons (all new, were teli's in before?) been added to rooms. Pack plenty protection everyone it looks like a good year.
It would appear as well as Beach bar they are building a lookout tower on the beach only the one I think, a lot of beach to watch for one don't you think?
Freddrick still doing far end beds. Doughnuts still as tasty as ever and Meltemi open. New Supermarket being built in front of Church.
Hope you all have as good a time as we did and you will remember us to everyone
Dotty & Gary
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2004, 09:02:23 AM »
Glad you had a good time Dotty - One good thing about going later in the year is the anticipation throughout the summer, fuelled by reports and photos from those that have already gone. Must lose a few pounds before Sept to make room for the doughnuts

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2004, 10:17:03 AM »
I hope the new beach bar doesn't play loud music, I enjoy the peace and quiet! Where is the lookout tower being built? Not sure about all these changes, sounds like they are gearing up for more tourists. Please leave our Plakias alone.  

Susan

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2004, 06:43:37 PM »
Hi everyone,
We are the Butt family, Mark, Sue, Rebecca and Aaron, hence the 'Butties'.
Went to Plakias back in July of 2001 and had a really good time at the Christos Chrysoula and on Crete in general (second visit to Crete, Ag. Gallini 2000).
2002 did Arillas on Corfu and 2003 Latsi, Cyprus and have to say neither were as good as Plakias / Crete. So guess what? We are going back to Plakias and the CC again this July.
Found this site a while ago, and made anonymous visits and have finally gotten around to registering.
Have to say slight concern about hearing of renovation work at CC's, but have paid now so not we can do! Any info on this much appreciated
Can anyone confirm if Plakias now has a hole-in-the-wall or not as I seem to be getting conflicting info on this?

Mark

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2004, 09:06:06 PM »
Me again, I believe there are three "hole in the wall" at the very least two, one at the Alianthos and one at the Town Hall. Don't worry about C/C as I said they are only doing the empty rooms in fact it is the Block on the left as you go down to pool and reception (you will know where I mean John) sorry if I gave anyone worries I promise you there is no need.
The Beach bar is built on a long trailer "only way allowed on beach" I don't think they will have music definitely hope not I prefer peace and quiet too. it is built opposite the long time partly built building on the way to the far end, the "Watch Tower" just before it. Just a little bit worried myself about changes much prefer how it was.  Dotty
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2004, 07:16:16 AM »
The beach bar will draw the textiles towards the end of the beach  
This will possibly squash the far-enders into a smaller space    

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2004, 08:35:26 AM »
Well if it does, I'm off to Souda beach!    

Susan

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2004, 12:00:02 PM »
Stand your ground ,those so called textiles will alway,s shigh away from those people showing their dangly bits.Lifeguard station was in place last year!!

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2004, 10:13:07 PM »
Well it's about half an hour before I set off for Plakias. Just going to turn off the PC!
I'll check it all out while I'm there - updates soon - promise!
John - Ostraco

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2004, 06:40:16 AM »
We have just returned from Plakias after a 2 week stay.
This was our 1st stay in Plakias but hopefully not our last. We stayed at the "Apollo" - very quite - ideal for us as that's what we like.
We experienced our first "sandfall". Woke on thurs 6th to find the whole island completely covered in a thick layer of sand. What a mess. Apparently it comes from the Sahara Desert under certain weather conditions.
On the whole the weather was pretty good but we were driven from the beach a few times by cold winds.
We visited  Plakias a few years ago on a day trip and it was still pretty much as we remembered it. Not much sign of any major building work going on but while we were there 12 new beach umbrellas/sunbeds were installed along with a changing booth on the beach, also some new street lights are going in along the promenade.
Our best holiday on Crete so far, can't wait to go back