Plakias, Crete, Greece

Plakias is a small village in a pretty bay with a good selection of accommodation, bars and restaurants and is becoming ever more popular with tourists. The resort is popular with those seeking excellent beaches and is also popular with walkers exploring the area and it's natural charm.


Plakias is a small village in a pretty bay which is 40 km south from Rethymnon. The village consists of a single street which runs along by the beach and a number of smaller street run off the main street with its shops and tavernas. There is a small harbour where many boat trips leave from to visit nearby beaches.

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Plakias Hotels (10)

Small family run complex offering great value for money in a peaceful location close to the beach and village amenities....

The Plakias Resort offers comfortable self-catering accommodation ranging from studios to three-bedroom villas. A great base for those seeking a quiet base within easy reach of the beach and resort am...

Family run hotel offering a friendly atmosphere and all the local amenities within easy reach....

Apollo Apartments Plakias is a small self-catering complex with an on-site swimming pool and a central location for the beach and resort centre....

The hotel has an isolated location among cliffs and gardens with breathtaking views, the hotel has a diving centre on site and access into the crystal clear waters below....

This family run property is ideal for those looking for a good choice of facilities combined with well maintained accommodation; perfect for a peaceful holiday in the sun!...

The Irida Studios provides a quiet base with comfortable accommodation, ideal for a relaxed holiday in the sun....

Set outside of the village and offering home from home comforts, this complex is ideal for a relaxing holiday and suited to those who like to be able to walk to the beach....

This small hotel features an outdoor pool with separate childrens pool and is just a short walk from the resort beach....

The Porto Plakias Hotel offers spacious and well equipped guest rooms in a quiet location. The roof terrace provides a peaceful spot for sun-bathing and a small pool perfect for cooling down....


There is a curved bay offering a sand and shingle beach which is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. The beach is rarely crowded and is perfect for families seeking calmer waters. There is a "clothing optional" section of beach at the far end of the bay.

Nearby Attractions

There are many historical sites and excursions across the surrounding areas which include the Knossos Palace which is 5km southeast of Heraklion, Chania with its Venetian harbour, lighthouse and fortress and the Samaria Gorges.

Quick Facts

Both Chania Airport and Heraklion Airport are the same distance away.

Chania Airport is approximately 116 km away - transfer time about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Heraklion Airport is approximately 116 km away - transfer time about 1 hour 35 minutes away.

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