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Plakias, Rethymno

Plakias is a splendid resort that is found between two gorges of Koyrtalioti and Kotsifou. The beautiful natural landscape which offers relaxation to the visitor in the beautiful beaches and entertainment in the bars and in coastal cafeterias.

The visitor can enjoy the swim in one of the biggest beaches of southern Crete with her deep blue waters, or to visit with the car or with the legs beaches as Damnoni, Amoydi, Souda, Skinaria and the peculiar beach of Preveli as well as the homonym monastery, which are found near Plakias.

Moreover, for the outdoorsy is given the possibility of enough walks. The most beautiful ways is to the villages that frame Plakia as Sellia, Myrthio, Marioy, Leykogia, the monastery of Preveli and the path in the gorge of Blackbird in which you will meet big variety of wild flowers.

The evening you can enjoy your food in familiar and beautiful environment in the coastal taverns of Plakia or still in those that are found in the around villages. Later you can enjoy in the bars and in nightly shops that are found in the region.

Travel Info

By Air

Plakias is situated 120 km from Heraklion International Airport and 100 km from Chania International Airport. From there you can take taxi or bus, or you can rent a car.

By Car

Starting from Chania or Irakleion by car through the National road you take the route to Rethymnon. In Rethymnon you take the exit to “Spili” following the suburban road for 17km.You then turn right at the crossroads toward Plakias and Prevelli and follow the signs to “Plakias / Preveli”.

By Boat

From Piraeus Port you can take boat to either Heraklion Port (7 hours trip the fasest) or Chania Port (9 hours trip). Heraklion Port is 112 km from Plakia and Chania Port is 83 km from Plakia. From there you can take taxi or bus, or you can rent a car.