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Offline paxmere

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« on: June 16, 2006, 07:23:08 AM »
Returning from Plakias recently, I began to dream, like most of us I suppose, and began to look for houses or apartments that were for sale. I came across the following web site.

www.kretaeiendom.no

It claims that they have a development of 56 houses for sale in Plakias and 37 are already sold.
I cannot recall seeing building work of this size going on or any mention or sign advertising houses for sale.
Does anyone know if this is going ahead? Is this the begining of the end for Plakias as a quiet haven for us beach bums?
I heard that the old Meltemi site has been bought by owners of the Alianthos Gardens, presumably to be developed as a new hotel. Does all this mean that the Plakias area is going to be developed the same as the north coast of Crete?
I'm surprised not to have noted any comments from members concerning the new large block of Czech apartments with a horrid blue roof towards the back of the village.
As a new member, my apologies if all this has been discussed before I joined....

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 10:22:48 AM »
Hallo paxmere and welcome to the forum!
I never saw the mentioned link before and I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the formerly discussed [ http://forums.plakias.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=415 ] "developments". Anyway it seems that the bay will be sold out in a few years. Slowly creeping towards the "far end"    Very sad!

pax et bonum
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006, 12:52:57 PM »
Hiya mate

from the sound of it, they are planning to build them on the way up to mirtios, i can't say i saw any sign of them, i wonder if the 'we've already sold 37' is a sales ploy  

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I'm surprised not to have noted any comments from members concerning the new large block of Czech apartments with a horrid blue roof towards the back of the village.

i thought it was just me that hadn't noticed them before  (no one mention that fountain) i'm not impressed with their colour scheme
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 03:27:34 PM »
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I heard that the old Meltemi site has been bought by owners of the Alianthos Gardens, presumably to be developed as a new hotel. Does all this mean that the Plakias area is going to be developed the same as the north coast of Crete?

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i have been thinking about this and i think we'll be a little better protected from 'full scale' development owing to the long transfers from hania or heraklion.

i see from the olympic brochure they are claiming a 2hr 45min transfer    yeah well maybe if you're going straight through but we all know you can add another hour on to that if there's drop offs in rethminyon or bali. hopefully this will put off the more casual visitors  

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 07:35:10 AM »
I agree concerning the transfer time.  However, these villas and apartments seem to be aimed at people who want to live in Plakias permanently or use as a rental income.  Several property agents are also advertising the development, one quotes a completion date of November 2007.  With the facilities that Plakias has to offer, excellent beaches, walking, etc., it s inevitable that the developers will move in.

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 10:43:41 PM »
i'm sure you're right, it will happen. towards the end of the holiday we were saying it was the busiest we'd seen it in plak (in may) and it isn't going to go backwards

we've been talking about where we'd move on to, if it got too busy, we like the west but we'd miss the social life in plakias too much
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2006, 01:26:22 PM »
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i see from the olympic brochure they are claiming a 2hr 45min transfer    yeah well maybe if you're going straight through but we all know you can add another hour on to that if there's drop offs in rethminyon or bali. hopefully this will put off the more casual visitors  
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Chris,

You were still away when I reported on my return that our Olympic transfers (Gatwick flight) were much better this year and were both well within 2hr 45 mins. Mind you the reps were somewhat disorganised at the airport on arrival!!! Hopefully they had listened to George and others who had moaned.

Mike

ps. I'm still chuckling at your being married to a posh bird!!

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2006, 03:36:06 PM »
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You were still away when I reported on my return that our Olympic transfers (Gatwick flight) were much better this year and were both well within 2hr 45 mins. Mind you the reps were somewhat disorganised at the airport on arrival!!! Hopefully they had listened to George and others who had moaned.

Mike

ps. I'm still chuckling at your being married to a posh bird!!
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Mike

Did that include the Bali and reth. drop-offs as well?  they have pulled their collective fingers out!


Posh Bird??  she thought knives and forks were jewellery when i brought her to Manchester  

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006, 01:34:53 PM »
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Did that include the Bali and reth. drop-offs as well?  they have pulled their collective fingers out!

Posh Bird??  she thought knives and forks were jewellery when i brought her to Manchester  
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Chris,

There was one stop in Bali and just one in Rethymnon on each leg I think.

Mike

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2006, 06:46:25 PM »
We arrived back from Plakias this morning after 18 days in Crete. The last week was spent in a villa in Lefkogia and the development you are talking about is bang in front of the villa we've rented for the past two years June visits.

We were sunbathing au nutural on two consecutive days when a group of folk arrived in the fields adjacent to us complete with rep from kretaeiendom and sets of plans. Coincidentally we were having lunch on Thursday at the taberna at Damnoni beach and the same group were discussing the project over sets of plans with the same female rep.

So that is where the development is. There are no ground or site works as yet but one of the developer's sales team said the time scale was a minimum of one year to having units ready.

As you head for Lefkogia, there is a slip road to the left up opposite the EKO gas station, into the olive groves. Take the first rough road to the left and you come to a sort of T junction and the fields immediately ahead of you is the site. There are two white villas on the ridge up the dirt road to the right, one of them Villa Thymari is where we stay. But we will not be back! The peace and calm of the villa will disappear along with the view over the fields to Plakias Bay.

Apart from discovering the shattering news, we had a fantastic time in Plakias/ Lefkogia and a side trip to Elounda, Sitia, Mochlos (unmissable fishing village), Vai an Xerocambos beaches and Ierapetra. It'll take us all the next year to face another mountain hairpin bend!!!

Plakias was great as ever. Rain one day!!! hot most of the rest of our stay and VERY windy almost all of 14 days there. Town got busier towards the end of this week with more young folk arriving and we managed a "meet" with Alex and Fran, fellow Scots on the forum.

Have a great holiday anyone else there or about to arrive.

Doggie

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2006, 08:44:46 PM »
hmmmm

there are more pictures on the site now, showing where it will be built


kretaeiendom

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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2006, 12:09:27 PM »
That looks horrendous, remember 'Eldorado'?

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2006, 03:01:28 PM »
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That looks horrendous, remember 'Eldorado'?

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reminds me of the Hapimag at Damnoni as well  

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2006, 03:28:04 PM »
That crossed my mind too Chris!
I only went in there once and felt like 'The Prisoner'

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2006, 11:00:51 PM »
haha!!    i know exactly what you mean

port merion is just such a false place and totally out of character