Plakias

Plakias is located in southern Crete, about 35 km south of Rethymno. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. The name in Greek means “flat”, although the landscape is quite mountainous. It began to expand after 1970; before that, there were no more than 10 houses. Today Plakias is quite a busy tourist destination, but has a unique feel, which appeals to some who normally choose to stay in smaller, quieter places.

Plakias

Plakias is located in southern Crete, about 35 km south of Rethymno. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. The name in Greek means “flat”, although the landscape is quite mountainous. It began to expand after 1970; before that, there were no more than 10 houses. Today Plakias is quite a busy tourist destination, but has a unique feel, which appeals to some who normally choose to stay in smaller, quieter places.

Highlights

  • Find all you need in Plakias, as there are many small hotels,
    apartments, beachfront tavernas and cafes, shops, supermarkets,
    car rental and tour agencies.
  • Relax in one of the biggest beaches in Crete, Plakias, or other lovely
    beaches near Plakias like Souda, Damnoni, Amoudi, Mikro Amoudi
    and Lefkogia.
  • Explore the gorges of Kourtaliotis and Kotsifos.
  • Discover the date palm forest and the lake at Preveli, wander along
    the paths in the forest, relax in the shade of the trees, visit the nearby Moni Preveli (Preveli Monastery).
  • Visit Myrthios, a small village clinging to the cliffs above Plakias with a
    gorgeous view of the bay, the coastline and the sea.
  • Try scuba diving in the beach Schinaria.

Highlights

  • Find all you need in Plakias, as there are many small hotels,
    apartments, beachfront tavernas and cafes, shops, supermarkets,
    car rental and tour agencies.
  • Relax in one of the biggest beaches in Crete, Plakias, or other lovely
    beaches near Plakias like Souda, Damnoni, Amoudi, Mikro Amoudi
    and Lefkogia.
  • Explore the gorges of Kourtaliotis and Kotsifos.
  • Discover the date palm forest and the lake at Preveli, wander along
    the paths in the forest, relax in the shade of the trees, visit the nearby Moni Preveli (Preveli Monastery).
  • Visit Myrthios, a small village clinging to the cliffs above Plakias with a
    gorgeous view of the bay, the coastline and the sea.
  • Try scuba diving in the beach Schinaria.

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