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#21 yannis_s

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:55 PM

Diane,
is this what you are talking about?

Hi Alberto
I've loved reading all your posts and I'm sorry you were disappointed with your holiday. We too went to Crete for the first time last summer but we loved it! We stayed in a little place called Marathi beach which is near Chania on the Akrotiri Peninsula. It is an absolutely gorgeous place with fantastic views across Souda bay to the white mountains. It has a wonderful sandy beach, 3 tavernas and a snack bar and thats it! There isn't much in the way of accomodation and whilst we were there we hardly heard another British voice! It is mostly frequented by local Greeks from Chania and is very uncommercialised. There were no noisy bars or union jack shorts! Just good Greek hospitality. We loved it there and will definitely go back one day!

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I used the SEARCH function of this forum to find your old posting. All threads were transferred from the old forum.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:03 PM

Thanks Yannis - I haven't been on this forum for ages and it's changed a lot but nice to know we can still access old posts ;)

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:58 AM

Diane
Nice to have you back on the site and thanks for the PM. Look forward to seeing more of you here.
If you look like your passport picture....you probably need the holiday!

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:23 PM

I see it's too late now, but there was a thread about Marathi here a year or so ago ( I was raving on about dolphins).

We've only visited it for lunch but I liked it a lot.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 09:50 PM

Hi Diane,
I was glad to read your answer about Marathi because it is also my opinion about the place.
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 12:25 AM

Hi Sheila and Lars

I think you two both helped me out when I originally posted for information on Marathi a couple of years ago - I know sheila did because I thought she meant real dolphins - I was a bit disappointed when I realised they were only stone ones as I was really looking forward to seeing dolphins swimming in the bay but had to make do with the submarines instead :huh:
We're heading back to mainland Greece this year a small seaside village called Gialova in Messinia, it to is uncommercialised and it has one of the best beaches in Greece - Voidikilia, which is in a protected area and its completely unspoilt no sunbeds no tavernas - heaven :huh: But Marathi and Crete remain a firm favourite with us the people are so friendly, the scenery is stunning and when we were there it was so cheap! We're looking forward to coming back one day.

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:51 AM

When you are telling about the dolphins I remember the posting very well.
I will save the name of the small seaside village of yours in my memory.
It is good to have some options for autumn when we will go by car back to Crete but first though we will return on Saturday to celebrate Easter.
It is a must and has become a very nice habit.
260 Euro for two persons from Copenhagen to Chania and back again, who can resist that?
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 02:05 PM

260 Euro for two persons from Copenhagen to Chania and back again, who can resist that?
Greetings from a sunny Sweden (at least today)



Lars, where on earth do you get TWO return tickets for 260 Euro???????????? I am thinking about 'sacrificing' myself and go up for a couple a weeks this summer to see the family in cold and chilly Copenhagen, so I should start to look for cheap tickets. Do tell !!! B)

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 02:24 PM

Lars, sorry mate but at that price it must be by a Viking long Boat, especially at this time of year.
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:32 PM

Dinny and santo a little bit of surfing around, some clicks here and there and finally the right tickets popped up. No Viking long Boat, no hokus pokus just a PC. I would like to go by a Viking long Boat but you cannot get everything can you?
The same tickets today (just checked) were about 850 Euro. Which means? There are now a lot more money to spend. That is the way I count. I used to be a banker and an accountant .............you see.
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 02:30 PM

:( :D :D

I surf also but don't seem to get the same type of deal......................good on ya mate. :D

you never know you might get a better deal for a weekend like say 19th May to 21st May...........then you can party with us.

B) B) B)
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:33 PM

Think you mean this Dinny,

They are called dolmades B)

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:37 PM

So WHY did my message disappear when you entered yours, Wim? It's a few times I start thinking that I'm getting tooooooooo old, 'cause I distinctly remember to have inserted a message which later is not to be found anymore... sigh, sigh

Yannis, am I being censured in any way? B)

Yes, Wim, your right, I ment "dolmades"... (in the disappeared message)

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:46 PM

Yes Dinny this is very strange!!

Funny thing is that I can edit my message now as well B)
And I have also problems with my avatar. The bronze Poseidon will not stick. It automatically changes into my old picture.

Now I have chosen one from the standard avatars, which is half as nice I think B)
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:48 PM

Hey don't get too involved in checking out restaurants Dinny your making me VERY JEALOUS.. B)

I adore saganaki, i also love fish but,!!!! i have a problem with bones, if i find one i leave what's left of the fish whether it's in the first piece or last !!! perhaps due to an incident my Mother had when one got stuck in her throat when i was a child and it almost killed her. B) B) I'll go for crab or Lobster though.
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Wines, no problem...........................they have Alcohol in them :D

I presume your talking about Dolmades (Vineleaves) :D

re seating for twelve i'm sure that would cover it, Dinny you might like to put in a thread for people to confirm their attendance obviously mentioning that anyone over there at the time is most welcome. (God i love delegating!!) :D

Will your daughter and son-in-law be attending ????

can i finally add "I CAN'T WAIT I'M SO EXCITED" :( :D
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:02 PM

It's OK, Santo - you can go for crab or crabs whatever suits you best B) (I'm laughing 'cause I just checked the dictionary about the meaning of 'crabs', thought it was the plural of crab, ahahhahahahh) So how the hell do you say "2 pieces of "the sea-creature crab" ???? B) B) :D :( Well, maybe I just have a funny dictionary, it gave only one very peculiar translation!

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:05 PM

Me too, only 3 weeks and 5 days to go before we arrive in Crete. Only problem is that I am spending so much time dreaming about it and visiting this web-site, I'm not getting work done.

Bob and I will definitely be there and saganaki and fish sounds lovely. Last time we were in Matala we visited the fish restaurant right out on the left hand side of the bay where i had a HUGE plate of whitebait. If I remember rightly the cats thought Christmas had come! I love whitebait but 200+ is more than I can eat. Don't think I've ever seen crab before in Greece - lobster/crayfish, yes, but not crab, so that makes my menu choice easy.

Still must get on, need to do some work before going to the pub - only wish it was to a taverna to drink Amstel beer and retsina (yes, we do like retsina, as long as it's ice cold)

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:13 PM

Ahhhhhhh, you've spotted it Pam, Raki is obviously getting to Dinny what she thought was Crab was Crayfish !!!!!!!!!!!!

they way Dinny is throwing herself into the arrangements for the party i can only assume she will be WRECKED by the time it comes. B) B) B)
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:27 PM

No, you two, you are mistaken. It was definitely not crayfish, those tiny little monsters... it was CRAB, about 25 cms long, cut in half and with a delicious pulp (do you say "pulp"??) which made me forget about even the raki B)

I'm beginning to wonder how you can read my message about the dinner last night if it has disappeared?

Maybe raki does something to you after a while? I definitely can't see it anymore! ahahhahahhaha

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:31 PM

Dinny, I assume your original message is the one in the Meet in Crete string, not this one. Think Wim must have got confused and entered his reply in the wrong topic.