A coastal playground awaits those embarking on Plakias holidays in Crete, 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.
All of the typical allure of a Greek island adventure is on offer in Plakias, 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 tavernas that overlook the ocean.
Plakias is not a large resort, but this only means it has retained a lot of its original Cretan charm. There are still a range of hotels, tavernas and shops which make Plakias ideal for a laid-back family holiday. The curved bay faces south and is ideal for swimming.
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.