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Plakias

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

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!

To see

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).

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.

pros

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

cons

  • -  The distance from the airport.

To think about

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!

To try

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

To bring back

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.

Weather Plakias

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Plakias . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Plakias so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Plakias , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather April
Overall rating 60/100
  • Temperature indicators 52% Temperate

    Maximum temperature between 18°C and 20°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 92% Dry / Optimal

    Little or no rain (less than 1.5mm per day).

  • Sunbathing indicators 74% Good weather

    Mostly sunny (60% to 80% sunshine).

  • Swimming indicators 32% Chilly

    Sea temperature between 18°C and 20°C. Wind speed between 7 mph and 18 mph.

  • Wind indicators 48% Breeze

    Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).

  • Humidity indicators 70% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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