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Mirthios above Plakias...

by Elenitsa Online Now Apr 21, 2005 at 1:06 PM

Has anyone been/stayed here. Considering it as a 3-5 night base in 2006 for 4 experienced traveller adults and an 11 year old...

Thinking of moving on to Frangokastello (for snorkelling for the children among us) and Hora Sfakion (cos we like it!)

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    RE: Mirthios above Plakias...

    by Spincat Online Now Apr 22, 2005 at 3:53 AM

    I know this area a little bit as it is very near my favourite area of Rodakino and we drove through en route to Rodakino last May. It is a very lovely, quiet area - I didn't see much of Mirthios itself but i thought the nearby Selia was a really great little place. The views and countryside are really wonderful there. You've probably seen this website (belwo) knowing you, Elenitsa, but
    peter-thomson.co.uk/crete/Wh...

    is a good site for region with info on tracks and walking.

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    RE: RE: Mirthios above Plakias...

    by Elenitsa Online Now Apr 22, 2005 at 9:44 AM

    Thanks!! I hadn't found that link (yet!). The area really does look lovely, I've always bypassed it on my way to Sfakia.

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    RE: RE: Mirthios above Plakias...

    by Spincat Online Now Apr 22, 2005 at 10:07 AM

    I actually thought the area above Plakias was nicer than Plakias itself - the general area is just fantastic. Are you planning another trip to Crete this year after all?

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    RE: RE: Mirthios above Plakias...

    by Elenitsa Online Now Apr 22, 2005 at 10:11 AM

    Fraid not - all the holidays and money are used up!! This is for next year and as our friends haven't been to Crete before, somewhere new (and stunning) was called for!

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    RE: Mirthios above Plakias...

    by nickandchris Online Now Apr 23, 2005 at 9:11 AM

    We stayed in Plakias many years ago and we enjoyed stopping off for a drink in Mirthios,looking down to Plakias. The views are stunning and the area well worth a visit/stay. I remember a rustic youth hostel here, I think. Lots of beach possibilities and lots of scenery.
    Trouble with Crete is somebody has always discovered that "off the beaten track" beach before you!!
    Happy travels.

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