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#6136 Beach Volleyball

Posted by Anne on 18 October 2005 - 01:58 PM in Explore Crete

Hi There

You will find that most of the beaches in the towns have volleyball nets. The one on the beach road in Rethymno opposite the Porto Rethymno hotel always has games going on. I dont think you will have much problem arranging some friendly matches with the local lads and lassies or holidaymakers.


#6548 Palazzo Rimondi Aparthotel, Rethymnon

Posted by Anne on 09 December 2005 - 12:01 PM in Explore Crete

Try their website - www.palazzorimondi.com. This should give you any info you need.

#5911 Greece is the EuroBasket 2005 Champions!!!

Posted by Anne on 26 September 2005 - 12:26 PM in Explore Crete

Dont forget the Eurovision Song contest as well, Dinny, and a great Olympics.
I love the way the Greeks celebrate these wins, fireworks, bikes and cars driving around with their horns blaring and flags flying out the windows. When Greece won the football last year, we had to leave our car into the garage because the horn had burnt out. The mechanic told us that he had to order over 200 horn motors in the two days after the Euro final.
:lol: :) :lol:

#6166 About Ferries

Posted by Anne on 21 October 2005 - 12:03 PM in Explore Crete

Checked on a few greek ferry sites and there are only ferries to Kos from Athens.

#6590 Missin Still?

Posted by Anne on 15 December 2005 - 10:51 AM in Explore Crete

I have been checking out a Malia forum regularly since this lad went missing and he still hasnt been found. The case was on a Greek Tv program that specialises in finding missing persons but any calls they received proved to be fruitless.

I feel it for the family especially with Christmas coming up.


#6458 Car Boot Sale In Platanes, Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 22 November 2005 - 11:49 PM in Explore Crete

We have had to re-locate the sale due to the fact that the owners of the land where it was going to take place have had second thoughts about letting us use the land.

We will be now having it in Pigi and here are the new directions. If you are coming from Heraklion direction, take the first turn off for the Old National Road and come along as far as the 'Go Kart' track on the left. Turn left at this road and drive for 2.2kilometres and you will see a Nestle flag and balloons on the right hand side of the road and that is where it is. For the people coming from Chania direction, come along the old National Road through Platanes and Adele until you come to the Go Kart track on the right and turn right and see above.

Hope anybody that is interested can pass this info on.

Again, thank you.


#6414 Car Boot Sale In Platanes, Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 18 November 2005 - 12:01 PM in Explore Crete


We are having a car boot sale on Sunday 27th November in Platanes, Rethymno, this will start at around 12 midday. Entry will be 10euros per car as this is for a good cause. Go to the kiosk in the centre of Platanes village and opposite the Galaxy Car Rental behind the kiosk there is a road down to the beach, the sale will be held in the car park at the end of this road. EVERYBODY welcome.

Just to explain a little. At end of every season my friends and I always clear out our summer/winter clothes, books and other stuff and take them to our chum Christine in Pigi. Christine has a second hand shop and she sells everything from furniture and ornaments to books and clothes. Normally when anything is sold, Christine takes a small percent and the rest of the money goes to whoever owned it. When we bring our goodies to Christine we always let her keep whatever she makes from it for her animals, because, Christine will never turn a stray animal away from her door. She takes in dogs, cats, ducks, goats...you name it, if it is stray, it will always find a home in Pigi. So, because this very caring lady doesnt receive any funding from any of the registered local animal shelters we decided that instead of leaving our stuff in the second hand shop we could have a boot sale instead and donate the money to the animals.

So please come, it should be a good day out if nothing else and you never know, you might pick up the bargain of your dreams.

If anybody needs any further information please feel free to ring me or text me on my mobile 6944 195181 or email me at annestel2001 'at' yahoo.com (replace the at with the @).

Hope to see you soon.


#6360 Apollon Aparthotel, Plantanes, Rethymnon

Posted by Anne on 08 November 2005 - 10:46 AM in Explore Crete

The Appollon Apartments are situated behind Platanes, the area that they are in is called Chesame and they are along a well lit street with houses so I dont think you will have any need for torches.

If the barman is Lefteris, tell him Anne from My Place said hello. Enjoy your holidays.


#6463 Car Boot Sale In Platanes, Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 23 November 2005 - 11:04 AM in Explore Crete

I am a bit worried about the weather gods myself Dinny, judging by the weather here today. If you get lost give me a ring on my mobile and I can guide you there.

Looking forward to meeting you.


#6255 Finding A Room In Rethymnon

Posted by Anne on 29 October 2005 - 12:18 AM in Meet in Crete

You could maybe get in touch with the university direct to see what rooms they have available at this time.

University of Crete
University Campus,
74 100 Rethymnon,
Crete, Greece

Tel. +30.831.77000

#6302 Finding A Room In Rethymnon

Posted by Anne on 01 November 2005 - 12:13 PM in Meet in Crete

OOPS, the phone number should read +30 28310 77000. Sorry.

#6337 Mazoxi

Posted by Anne on 04 November 2005 - 01:12 PM in Explore Crete

Found this after a google search and checking out a 2005 seminar. Maybe this will help.

For information on Dance Seminars, Workshops, Instruction, Videos, and Music:
Contact ATHAN KARRAS @ Tel: [818] 609-1386 E-mail: [email protected]
Please visit our WEBSITE www.mazoxi.gr


#5880 Crete Next year but where

Posted by Anne on 22 September 2005 - 04:11 PM in Explore Crete

Hi There

The beaches in Rethymno are sandy and not good snorkling, but Rethymno sounds about right for your nightlife requirements and choice of hotels. The south of Crete with its good snorkling is not that far from Rethymno (about a 45min drive to Plakias) and there is some excellent snorkling at Damnoni, Ammoudia, Shinaria and at most of the beaches along the south coast. There is also some good beaches in the north for snorkling, Geropotamos river and a small beach just before there which I cant remamber the name of, to the east, and Petris beach and Kalivaki beach in Georgioupolis to the west.

Hope this helps.


#6016 Missing Student Story On Greek Tv Tonight

Posted by Anne on 09 October 2005 - 08:47 AM in Explore Crete

They received a few calls but most of them didnt give them any good leads. There was one sighting in Stalida that will be followed up. All the calls to the hospitals, tourist police etc drew blanks as well.
Hope he is found soon, it must be terrible for the poor lads family.

#6325 Honeymoon In Crete?

Posted by Anne on 03 November 2005 - 12:17 PM in Explore Crete

Hi Aaron
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials.

If I was coming to Crete for my honeymoon I would choose somewhere in the south of the island, because while the north is lovely, the south is not as comercialised as the north. It just strikes me as more romantic.


#5852 Orektika

Posted by Anne on 19 September 2005 - 12:03 PM in Explore Crete

Bravo Dinny

Wait until you tell your first joke/funny story in Greek, then you will really feel good. :(


#6546 Busy Yannis?!?!

Posted by Anne on 09 December 2005 - 11:51 AM in Explore Crete

Wow Yiannis, great news and congratulations! I always look forward to each new edition of the Gazette.

What next? Television? :D Watch out Rupert Murdoch!!!

Good Luck with your new venture.

#5786 It could save your life

Posted by Anne on 11 September 2005 - 09:50 PM in Explore Crete

This is a very good idea but it also has it's problems. If you check out the link below (hope this is allowed Yiannis, but I am only new) and put ice into the search engine and it should be the third or fourth entry on the list.


#5790 It could save your life

Posted by Anne on 12 September 2005 - 08:33 AM in Explore Crete

Morning Dinny
I remember reading about it a while back on another forum. It was something to do with mobile phone based viruses. Maybe not a serious enough reason not to have it but certainly one to be aware of. Maybe this link will explain it better.

#6230 When Do Kids Go To Sleep In Greece?

Posted by Anne on 26 October 2005 - 11:34 PM in Explore Crete

I have a friend with four children aged from 13 down to 6 years old. They never take a siesta in the afternoon because they all have extra studies, music lessons, athletics etc. During the week they are generally in bed by 11pm but at the weekend they can stay up as late as they want. My friend has been to our home on quite a few Friday evenings and by 11.30/12.00 the children, with the exception of the 6 year old, have all fell asleep! <_<

#5793 It could save your life

Posted by Anne on 12 September 2005 - 10:30 AM in Explore Crete

Hi Harribobs
Sorry if I am wrong but after a very embarrassing incident when I emailed a hoax virus warning to all our offices I have been very careful about giving out these types of warning over message boards. I thought that any info I would see on a police website should be correct.

#6254 Things To Do Next Year

Posted by Anne on 29 October 2005 - 12:06 AM in Explore Crete

I did the trek to Mpalos the first year I lived here. I was working in a night club until 5am and was rudely awakened, with a hangover, at 8.30am by our friends to go on the trip. After a two hour trip from Rethymno to Castelli and along the dirt track with a very scary drop to the right of the road, we got out of the car to be told that we had to walk over the mountain/hill to get to the beach. I could have murdered someone, until we reached the other side and had the vista of the lagoon before us. Incredible.

A friend of mine and myself were lucky enough to hitch a ride in a fishing boat back to Castelli from a fisherman who had been having his lunch in the little taverna right on the beach.

The strange thing is that I found a photograph on Explore Crete and it is nearly exactly the same as a photo that I took on that day.

#5791 I've been visiting Crete today! ;-)

Posted by Anne on 12 September 2005 - 08:37 AM in Explore Crete

Thanks for that Dinny and thanks for the answer. I cant wait to get home now and check it out on our computer. I dont have it on the office one, dont think the boss would be too happy if I spent all day on a "world tour".
Started off a bit cloudy up here this morning, how was the weather in your neck of the woods? Settling in well?

#5785 I've been visiting Crete today! ;-)

Posted by Anne on 11 September 2005 - 09:36 PM in Explore Crete

Hi Dinny
Sorry but maybe I am having a "blond moment" but, I have downloaded the google earth and I am having the same problem with the resolution. Do you mean to change the resolution on the control panel in windows or the options on the google earth site.
Soooo excited, , , this is my first post as a member. :lol: :P :lol: :P :wink:

#6482 Honeymoon In Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 29 November 2005 - 11:36 AM in Explore Crete

Rethymno, like many other areas of Crete since the introduction of the euro, has become more expensive not only to visit as a tourist but to live here as well. A large beer in a bar/restaurant will cost from 3 to 4 euro. I have never paid 7 euro for a beer and the only place that I can think of that would get away with charging that amount is a nightclub or bouzouki bar with live music.

Aaron - I dont know what website has those remarks but Rethymno has a lovely Old Town with restaurants, bars, cafes, meze shops(restaurants serving lots of small dishes) and shops with traditional produce. Personally I find it very Greek.