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In Topic: Advice For Holiday In Rethymnon (platanias)

16 February 2008 - 04:07 PM

Hi Eleni

We have a wee holiday apartment in Misiria on the edge of Rethymnon town. Platanes is a bit further yet from the town but lots of hotels, shops, restaurants and the great beach. Quite touristy but I am sure you'll find that all the restaurants serve traditional food.

The public transport buses are very good, cheap and run regularly into town and back - we use them all the time. Taxis also do a brisk trade to the outlying hotels from the town. Costs us 4 euro for a 2km journey.

The old town and harbour are lovely, there are lots of shops, many of them designer shops but you may just be happy to stay around the area you are in.

Hope you enjoy your stay!


In Topic: Possible Cheaper Route To Crete

16 February 2008 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for the tip, will check it out - Glasgow to Dublin not too bad.

In Topic: How Much Active Members Do We Have

02 January 2008 - 01:00 AM

I haven't visited this forum since the beginning of November as I too have been busy with other things in my life. I have not posted much since joining in 2004 but have learnt a great deal about Crete, and rather like the more international mix of folk here too.

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year are past and it's time to start looking for flights to Crete, I am sure I will be popping back here regularly again to hear what's new.

Happy New Year to everyone.

In Topic: So Very Different When I Visited Zoniana

09 November 2007 - 01:36 PM

We drove through Livadia and Zoniana in October this year on the way to Anogia. Between the two villages some schoolgirls were walking down the road towards Livadia and waved us down. They were leaning in the car windows and chatting in English...a bit overwhelming but they seemed pleasant enough.
We left them and drove on round a bend in the road and met another group of kids heading up the hill towards Zoniana. This group of boys and one girl were spread across the road and would not move for the car. My partner eventually revved the engine and they parted.
As we passed a young boy on my side spat through the open window on me.

We also had noticed even younger boys in both villages, gesturing and shouting at our car as we passed.

We were quite taken aback by this apparent hostility and rudeness as it is something we have never experienced in all the years we have been visiting Crete and decided not to stop in Zoniana and in fact drove straight through Anogia without stopping which was disappointing as I had been looking forward to seeing it and it was a long journey to get there.

We spoke to Greek friends in Rethymnon who put us wise to the goings on in the area and she said that local people were quite affronted as people in mainland Greece thought the entire area was lawless as she described it.

Obviously we will not be visiting that region again!

In Topic: Free Jigsaw Puzzles With Images Of Greece

09 November 2005 - 01:49 PM

I too have enjoyed the jigsaws as have my wee grand daughters who at age 4 and 6 have better dexterity than I have!

Looking forward to more in the future Yannis.