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#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.

#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.


#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.


#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.

#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.


#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.


#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.


#6183 Cretan Mantinada Lyrics

Posted by Anne on 24 October 2005 - 10:37 AM in Cretan and Greek Music

I love Psarantonis, we went to see him in the fortezza the week after Tzouganakis (thank you). He also had his daughter Niki singing with him and she has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. I too like the more traditional Cretan singers like Skoulas and Gonnianakis. We have met Giorgos Zervakis on several occasions and he even invited Stelios (my hubby) and our company to be his guests at a wedding he played at near Vrysses a few years ago. It was a crazy night as you come to expect from one of his concerts.

A bit off topic but, a few years ago we went to see Pyx Lax playing and I spotted Mihalis Tzouganakis on his way back stage to meet some of the members of the band. He ended up singing "Pali Pali" on stage with them and the crowd went ballistic! Ahhh... happy times!!!


#6135 Cretan Mantinada Lyrics

Posted by Anne on 18 October 2005 - 01:49 PM in Cretan and Greek Music

Hi Angela

One of my favourite Cretan singers, Mihalis Zougianakis (apologies if the spelling is wrong) sings this song and your post reminded me of a night in the summer just past when we went to see him singing in the theatre at the Fortezza in Rethymno.

It was such a magical night, just a slight hint of a breeze coming off the sea and looking up at the clear night sky with Mihalis and his musicians entertaining us with all our favourites. I didnt want it to end.


#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.


#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.

#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:

#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.


#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.


#6487 Honeymoon In Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 30 November 2005 - 12:57 PM in Explore Crete


Where are you 'hearing' this and what do you mean by a pub. In Rethymno we dont really have pubs (unless you count the Irish pub) there are mostly cafes and clubs and as far as I know what I said above is the average price for a beer/drink in a cafe.

In tavernas, you can pay as low as 1.50 for a big beer because these places serve food. Some tavernas will have special menus for two people - Greek Salad, 2 Main dishes and house wine for as little as 15 euro.


#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:

#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?

#6144 In Love With A Greek Boy

Posted by Anne on 19 October 2005 - 01:06 PM in Meet in Crete

Very amusing article and very true. I am lucky to be with a townie version of the CM.
A :)

#6162 In Love With A Greek Boy

Posted by Anne on 21 October 2005 - 10:11 AM in Meet in Crete

Hi there

I have lived in Rethymno with my Greek partner for 11 years and I have been working in bars with many Greek "camakis". I have seen the way some of these lads operate and a lot of times I didnt find it amusing.

If your boyfriends are genuine, find out from them if now that the season has finished it would be OK for you to visit them. If they agree, try to come over for a week, BUT, make sure that you have accomodation, enough money to keep you for the week and your airfare home. I dont know the two men in question and they probably are nice people. If they have wives/girlfriends and are just leading you on it would be harder for them to have you here now that the season has finished and there are no tourists about. If they agree to you coming over then you will know that they are serious and they want to see you, if not.....at least you will know your situation a bit more clearly and be able to get on with your life.

BE WARNED though, coming to Crete in the winter on your own (if things dont work out) is not the same as the summer when there are a lot of other tourists around, but you never know you could have a nice time with your new boyfriend.

I hope you find this helpful because I know that this holiday romance thing can be very difficult. Let us know what happens.


#6165 In Love With A Greek Boy

Posted by Anne on 21 October 2005 - 11:53 AM in Meet in Crete

Probably Yannis, but us girls gotta stick together :P

Please dont "warn" me for the smilie :(


#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.

#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.


#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.

#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