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Offline Yannis

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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2005, 03:16:17 PM »
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I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)
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Where exactly is that? I remember some years ago there was a (very) small establishment selling gyros pitta on the seafront. Run by a lady I think. No Greek holiday is complete without 2 or 3 gyros pitta meals, washed down with retsina.

Mike
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It's [a href=\"http://www.compage.com/plakias/images/PlakiasSouflaki030911-856_jpg.jpg]here[/url].
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Compage just saw your picture PlakiasSouvlaki 030911-856. Can you tell me if the Anna Appartments are at the end of the road beside the gyros resturant
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If you draw a line between the numbers 8 and 13 on [a href=\"http://www.compage.com/plakiasproperties.jpg]this[/url] map, Anna's is half way along the line.

So, yes, you could go down that road to get to it or you could go down the road past the doctor/pharmacy (D on the map) and then turn left.
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Compage - thanks for the map directions etc - you settled an argument in our house!
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2005, 03:59:10 PM »
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It's here.


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John Page (far-ender)

that's the rascal John! anyone fancy some gyros?  

I'd agree with Mike, if you're on a limited budget, stick to the local drinks

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2005, 06:37:07 PM »
Has anyone else noticed just how quickly the guys responded...........

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2005, 09:53:51 PM »
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But I wonder... I'm fortunate to live in a city (Seattle) that LOVES its food (and local beers and wines)[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=2909\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Despite all the microbreweries in and around Seattle, my favorite beer is Guinness. Is that available in Plakias, and if so, where might I find myself spending a lot of time sipping some?
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I've never come across it on draught but it is definately available in cans in the supermarkets.
Seem to remember that it was a similar price to here in the UK so about $1-50 - $2-00 a can whereas a can of Mythos Lager would be about a dollar.
Me? If i'm not propping up the bar I enjoy a nice glass of vino on the balcony  

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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2005, 12:35:25 AM »
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How much would a can be in Seattle, Jeff? My guess is that it will be a similar price in a Plakias supermarket to a UK supermarket.

Normally 1 a can, but on sale I've bought it for 65 pence.

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I think you will find they are better than US beers such as Budweiser (US version not the Czech) or Miller Light

Anything is better than that.  

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As you mention Seattle microbreweries it may be that you are into real ale- if so all I can say is "Good Man"

Some are OK, but Guinness, Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale and Chimay are my favorites.

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Why not try the local drinks such as retsina, raki, ouzo, or the excellent local red wine.

I will. I already found one red Vin De Crete in a Greek restaurant in the university district of Seattle (going there tonight with a friend for some leg of lamb)

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Whatever you end up drinking my bet is that you will enjoy it in Plakias.

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Definitely.

Thanks.

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2005, 07:44:15 PM »
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Has anyone else noticed just how quickly the guys responded...........
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well beer is our other favourite subject

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2005, 08:12:49 AM »
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Has anyone else noticed just how quickly the guys responded...........
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Hi Susan.
And your implication is.....?
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2005, 05:54:25 PM »
I'm sure I don't know what you mean John....................  

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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2005, 03:51:43 PM »
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I'm sure I don't know what you mean John.................... 
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Hi all

TV was terrible last night so we watched some plakias video from the 90's
- ok not been there (apart from a couple of days July last year) for 10 years.
Interested to know if anyone remembers Julias (past the harbour turn right past the laundrette and up the hill - it sat back off the road overlooking the bay) we used to go there for lunch sometimes.

It was owned and run by a big english guy (tall nicotine stained beard just can't remember his name) he was a bit of a blether (chatty in english) but really nice to us, the service was very slow {think he thought he was greek} but the food was good even though we were served individually.

When we were there last year we took a walk up the far end as compage calls it - to our suprise it was all closed up (shame).

Just want to know if anyone remembers the place and the big english gentleman. We talked sometimes - after drinking his mullberry raki (in the afternoon) he said he would retire to Plakias. I would like to look him up if he has, in July - so if anybody knows please let me know.

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Kalispera o filios (well its after 2pm as I post)

Yannis

Hey Sheryl - am due a email  
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2005, 03:14:23 PM »
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I'm sure I don't know what you mean John....................
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Hi all

TV was terrible last night so we watched some plakias video from the 90's
- ok not been there (apart from a couple of days July last year) for 10 years.
Interested to know if anyone remembers Julias (past the harbour turn right past the laundrette and up the hill - it sat back off the road overlooking the bay) we used to go there for lunch sometimes.

It was owned and run by a big english guy (tall nicotine stained beard just can't remember his name) he was a bit of a blether (chatty in english) but really nice to us, the service was very slow {think he thought he was greek} but the food was good even though we were served individually.

When we were there last year we took a walk up the far end as compage calls it - to our suprise it was all closed up (shame).

Just want to know if anyone remembers the place and the big english gentleman. We talked sometimes - after drinking his mullberry raki (in the afternoon) he said he would retire to Plakias. I would like to look him up if he has, in July - so if anybody knows please let me know.

Effharristo para poli

Kalispera o filios (well its after 2pm as I post)

Yannis

Hey Sheryl - am due a email  
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Hi Yannis
I remember Julias well.  We found it in 1992 and yes, the food was good.  I believe it was still open in 1994, but after that it closed.  I don't know what happened to the guy who owned it.
Yvonne

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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2005, 05:43:09 PM »
Speaking personally having a 'good un' on the Raki is fine, as its clear it rarely leaves you with a bad head. It does do , when half a gallon of Mythos and a few Restinas have preceeded it though !!!
Agree with you guys though, I tend to stick to the Mythos, its cold, it tastes good, its local and doesn't blow you out, especially draught.
Am a great believer in drinking local products as if you do find something 'from home' it never tastes the same anyway.
Can you imagine sitting at a Tav on a hot balmy evening supping a pint of hand pulled English finest......?
Don't think that would work.
Stick to the local stuff, you wont go wrong.

Neil

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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2005, 10:42:59 AM »
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Can you imagine sitting at a Tav on a hot balmy evening supping a pint of hand pulled English finest......?
Don't think that would work.
Stick to the local stuff, you wont go wrong.

Neil
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Agreed. In Britain the real ales are the finest beer I've tasted anywhere. But not in Greece. I'm not a lager drinker in the UK but Mythos, Amstel et al suit the ambience (and the temperature) of Greece. Ditto retsina, local red wine, ouzo, and raki.

Mike

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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2005, 11:39:49 AM »
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Can you imagine sitting at a Tav on a hot balmy evening supping a pint of hand pulled English finest......?
Don't think that would work.
Stick to the local stuff, you wont go wrong.

Neil
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Agreed. In Britain the real ales are the finest beer I've tasted anywhere. But not in Greece. I'm not a lager drinker in the UK but Mythos, Amstel et al suit the ambience (and the temperature) of Greece. Ditto retsina, local red wine, ouzo, and raki.

Mike
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Totally agree Mike, I can't stand lager in the UK but 'FIX' lager converted me about twenty years ago to be a lager drinker in Greece.
You forgot the 9 star mataxa!
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2005, 11:49:02 AM »
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Speaking personally having a 'good un' on the Raki is fine, as its clear it rarely leaves you with a bad head. It does do , when half a gallon of Mythos and a few Restinas have preceeded it though !!!
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i have found there are some local wines that need avoiding though....

i have found that some 'local' wine seems to have been fortified with additional alcohol ( i have my suspicisions about what it is) the effect on me the next day isn't pleasant :'(

having said that, i have never been served up any of this stuff in the restaurants but have mistakenly bought it in local produce shops in Plakias ( and chucked it quite fast)

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« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2005, 11:40:05 AM »
A couple of points re the latest replies. Yes, I forgot Metaxa, although the higher starred versions never seem much of a bargain in local shops compared to Tesco's.

Re. Greek beer, a few years ago on the flight home the pilot gave the passengers 2 free drinks because there were not enough meals to go around and they had to ask for volunteers not to have one (lots volunteered- I didn't as unlike many folk I always eat mine!). For my freebies I had Stella Artois and, of course, the memory of Mythos and Amstel was still in my mind. Stella tasted really inferior by comparison, in spite of the advertising in the UK to make you think it is a premium drink.

I have never experienced what Harribobs reports and don't really understand what it could be. Was this in a bottle or "draught"? In a climate like Greece's the grapes shouldn't have any trouble giving a 12+% ABV wine, as evidenced by a look at the bottles in the supermarkets. Glad I have avoided it so far.

Some barrel wines can become very oxidised (i.e. sherry like) if left in a barrel too long, with the barrel only part full. In another part of Crete in May 2003 I had a carafe of barrel red which was really oxidised on my first visit to a taverna. However, the food was excellent and on my next visit something told me to try it again. It was superb- obviously a new supply with the day before's supply having been in the barrel all winter. It remained superb for my remaining visits and I think it was only 1.5 or 2 euros per half litre (and there was always a small carafe of raki gratis at the end of the meal).

Mike