A coastal playground awaits those embarking on Plakias holidays, whether they come in search of soft sands to lay upon as they catch the warm rays of the sun, or clear blue water in which to explore, perhaps on a snorkelling or diving adventure. However you choose to spend your time in this pretty Cretan village, you’ll find yourself engrossed in its charm and beauty from the moment you arrive.
All of the typical allure of a Greek island adventure is on offer here, from the charm and traditions of an authentic Greek village, the beauty and action found on the beaches and within the sea, and the mouth-watering meals that await you in bustling and charming restaurants that overlook the ocean. Your holidays to Plakias will never see you short of things to do, and with nearby attractions in every direction, you’ll have a number of daytrips on offer too if you begin to grow weary of the beach.
Top hotels in Plakias
Apollo Apartments Plakias
Kalypso Cretan Village and Spa
Panorama Stu/Apartments Plakias
Costas and Chrysoula Apartments Plakias
Sofia Beach Plakias
Creta Mare Hotel Plakias
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 30m
When to go
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Golden Beaches and Village Charm
The city of Rethymnon provides some fantastic entertainment and attractions for those hoping to embark on daytrips from Plakias, home to immense ancient history, most notably in the form of Minoan sites, such as the Fortezza of Rethymno. Strolling around the city streets will expose you to a vibrant atmosphere, as well as numerous other captivating and striking architectural sites, among them the towering Megalos Antonios church and the Rimondia Fountain – don’t leave your camera at home during your holidays in Plakias.
For the beach bums among you, Plakias will be a dream destination, boasting countless strips of sand or pebble and clear blue water across a number of different beaches within range of the village. Skinaria Beach is one of the most pristine beaches, with the clearest waters imaginable, while the pretty and quiet bay of Micro Amoudi will exercise all the romance and escapism of a getaway on the island of Crete.