Plakias

  • Plakias offers many opportunities for trips; this small seaside resort is one of the most enjoyable places on the whole of Crete. It enjoys an exceptionally mild climate and a natural environment. Quite exposed to sea winds, its beach will seduce water sports enthusiasts. This old fishing village, caught between the majestic mountains and the Libyan Sea, has many hidden treasures. Get ready to discover ...
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  • The village is a weekend destination for inhabitants of the city of Rethymnon, around 12 miles away.
    © Rainer Pfander / age fotostock
  • Facing the sea and surrounded by mountains, there is a wide range of activities you can do in Plakias.
    © Rainer Pfander / age fotostock
  • This is where you will find all of the shops, restaurants and a few hotels.
    © Rainer Pfander / age fotostock
  • Because it is located in the very south of Europe, Plakias receives an incredible amount of sunshine.
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  • The vestiges are a great thing to discover in the area.
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  • This monastery facing the sea holds a precious relic of the Holy Cross. There is also a museum that is open to visitors.
    © Rainer Pfander / age fotostock
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Greece

Plakias offers many opportunities for trips; this small seaside resort is one of the most enjoyable places on the whole of Crete. It enjoys an exceptionally mild climate and a natural environment. Quite exposed to sea winds, its beach will seduce water sports enthusiasts. This old fishing village, caught between the majestic mountains and the Libyan Sea, has many hidden treasures. Get ready to discover them!

Plakias: what to do?

The discovery of the charms of the Cretan coasts implies a necessary excursion from Plakias, and there is a whole range of opportunities! Walk along the sand and pebble bays, discovering caves and deserted coves, boarding one of the many boats to eventually reach one of the many alluring beaches for water sports.

From the visit to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, to the Minoan ruins of Festos and the palace of Malia, history lovers will find plenty to do. You can also visit the famous Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, which embraces the entirety of the Minoan civilization, or discover Fodele, the village where it is said that the painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos was born, better known by the name El Greco (1541-1614).

  • The beaches here are less crowded than in the north.
  • The most beautiful region of Crete.
  • The ideal place for sports holidays in Crete.
  • The distance from the airport.

Reminders

If you arrive in the middle of summer, do not overload your luggage, and make sure to bring along light cotton clothes.

To avoid

Avoid making a call to the UK from your hotel room, otherwise the bill will be quite hefty. Opt for phone cards as there are telephone booths everywhere!

Plakias: what to eat?

Restaurants are in abundance here. Here you will find typical Cretan dishes such as gyros, Greek salad, slouvakia and moussaka.

Plakias: what to buy?

On the markets, you can find food, herbs, olive oil and Cretan cheese. In the shops, CDs of local music are sold. The raki is cherished as an institution, taste it and bring a bottle back for your friends.

Plakias Reviewedhotels
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    Kalypso Plakias
    Plakias - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 2 Etoile(s)

    Built on the hillside, facing the sea of Libya, the Kalypso is ...

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