The village of Plakias is situated in the south of the Prefecture of Rethymno , at the shore of the Libyan Sea.
The distances to the three main towns of the island of Crete are as follows: Rethymno 35 km, Heraklio 110 km, Chania 90 km. Sunshine during most months of the year as well as our healthy and refreshing climate guarantee most agreeable holidays.
Enjoy the sun, the sea, and the clean, sandy beaches (equipped with umbrellas, sun-beds, showers and life guards). The central location of the village of Plakias allows for visits to the neighbouring beaches of Polyrizo, Korakas, Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi, Skinaria and the Lagoon of Preveli.
Also at a close distance are the Monastery of Preveli and the picturesque mountain villages of Rodakino, Sellia, Myrthios, Mariou, Asomatos, Levkogia, Gianniou, Koxare, Mpale, Atsipades, Palioloutra, Agkouseliana, Ai Giannis, Kanevos and Kali Sykia.
Furthermore, the overall picture of our municipality is influenced by two rivers, which helped to create the two extraordinary gorges of Kotsifou and Kourtalioti. Their natural beauty makes it worthwhile to explore them either on foot or by bicycle. On a similar line walks through the olive groves or to the near-by mountain villages will give you the opportunity to experience the rich flora and fauna of this area.
The locals are friendly and hospitable. They continue to live their traditions and customs; they speak their dialect and love their Cretan music (Lyre) and dances. You will always be welcome to participate in traditional feasts such as the sheering of the sheep, the grape harvest, the raki distillation and the feast of tourism.
The infrastructure of this area covers all demands. You can relish the traditional Cretan cuisine, which is based on fresh and local products and of course on the ubiquitous olive oil.
More over, a most important reason to choose this area for your holidays is the safety, which is granted on a large scale.