Holidays to Plakias
It may be small in size, but Plakias is big in heart. Located on Crete’s southern coast and surrounded by mountains, it has retained its traditional atmosphere and friendliness, while welcoming visitors searching for rest and relaxation with a wide range of accommodation, tavernas and shops. The awe-inspiring local landscape is ideal for walkers, while sun-lovers will be happy with the beaches on offer too – there’s even an area dedicated to those who embrace going au naturel!
Extending east from the village itself, it’s a vast expanse of sand with enough space to accommodate everyone.
If you’re unlucky enough to visit during windy weather, try this beach instead – it’s naturally sheltered and beautiful.
Built in the 17th Century, the monastery provides help and support to the needy. It's also home to icon-paintings.
Preveli Palm Forest
Visitors usually travel to Plakias via the Kourtaliotis gorge. Walkers will love this area's outstanding natural beauty.
Centres in the area cater for all abilities. The night dives are spectacular and provide plenty of talking points.
Take a trip with a local guide. Such tours are done in small groups, and offer visitors a chance to explore.
The nearby village of Selia has a cheese factory, the produce of which can be bought in local supermarkets and eateries.
Traditional dishes are made using ingredients from the hillsides, including askordoulakous - bulbs eaten in salads.
A wide variety of cocktails and a traditional warm Cretan welcome are the hallmarks of this destination.
Good music gets visitors in the mood for dancing, while the laidback atmosphere creates an ideal place for chilling out.
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