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|The village of Plakias and the beach of Plakias in Crete|
The beautiful and large, stretched out bay of Plakias, that is surrounded by steep hilltops, is an attractive looking village in the south of Crete. The distance to the town of Rethymno, which is situated in the north of the island is about 35 kilometres. The road leading to it is good. The original village of Plakias with its harbour is on the west side of a very large beach that is sheltered by tamarisk trees. Around the harbour the beach is often pebbly, but if you walk further the beach becomes better and less crowded. Plakias beach has also places that are used as naturist beaches. The beach is one of the largest in the south of Crete and there are plenty of parking spaces.
Plakias has become quite popular in recent years (lots of Germans), and hotels and other buildings are rising everywhere in the village. Although it is a very pretty village I seemed to be missing some kind of atmosphere. The new part of the town with the boulevard was not my cup of tea. I was missing original buildings here and houses that are falling apart, I was even missing goats :). This is understandable if you realise that in 1970 there were only ten buildings in the village. There are nice terraces and restaurants though which overlook the sea, where you can relax and have something to drink or eat.
The older part of Plakias has more appeal. Maybe it was just a bit too posh for me because most of the hotels in Plakias are of a luxury standard. In Plakias you find all kinds of facilities. There are quite a few shops, a couple of supermarkets and plenty of taverns to choose from. There is no bank in Plakias (yet) so make sure to bring some money when you visit this place. There is no busy night life scene in the village of Plakias. There are two cafetarias that you can visit in the evening to have a drink but there are no large discos or things like that. People that visit Plakias for the holiday mainly go here for the peace and quiet and the beautiful large beach.
Compared to other coastal villages it is still pretty quiet and there is plenty of space though in Plakias and the beach: no complaints about that. The beach of Plakias is large, sandy and it is good and the waters are clear. Plakias is also famous for its wonderful sunsets. It's a place where people want to spend their holidays in style. Being situated in the south of the island and away from mass tourism it is no wonder that the village and the beach is a favourite amongst plenty of people that have seen more than just one village in Crete.
|Plakias Hotels - Plakias Suites - very good reviews|
Plakias Suites, newly opened in 2011, offers self-contained accommodation 20 metres from the sandy Paligremnos Beach. The complex is surrounded by a garden with sun terrace and features free Wi-Fi and free bicycles. Air-conditioned apartments at Plakias Suites are serviced daily. They all extend out onto private balconies with views and include a well-equipped kitchen, with a variety of coffees and other hot drinks, a dining area and a lounge with flat-screen TV. Guests can prepare their own meals and reach central Plakias in less than a 10-minute walk. The town centre provides many different shopping possibilities and an array of typical Cretan eateries. Popular beaches nearby the Suites Plakias hotel include Souda, Damnoni and Schinaria, all within 3 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site.
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|Labyrinth Studios in Plakias|
Located near the south coast, these studios are within walking distance from the enchanting sandy beach of Damnoni and 1,2 Km from Plakias. Built within a 6000m² olive grove , the complex offers homely privacy and a relaxing atmosphere. Owners Fotis and Katerina, offer Cretan hospitality and intend to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be.
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|Horizon Beach Hotel in Plakias - 30 meters to the beach, reasonable prices|
Horizon Hotel, recently fully renovated, is set by the sea and enjoys splendid views across the bay. Right below there is a sandy and shingle beach with clear water where you can swim. Although our hotel is in a peaceful position, you can find several shops and tavernas within walking distance. Ideal for near and longer walkings in the typical cretan countryside and several small villages nearby! Alle the rooms have airconditioning and all the rooms have a balcony with a seaview. The hotel includes a buffet breakfast (inside or outside) and there are different kinds of rooms and studios that can be booked. In the hotel there is free wireless internet and there is a place where you can park your car. Great views over the sea. The centre of Plakias is only a 1 to 2 minutes walk away, but in the Horizon Beach hotel tranquilety rules.
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|Thalassa House Apartments in Plakias - small complex at the seaside|
Offering a wonderful view of the bay of Plakias and the Libyan Sea, this modern property is located next to the beautiful blue sea. Thalassa House is a delightful south coast home away from home. Thalassa House received its name (Sea House) because of its views over the sea starting just below your balcony and stretching until Plakia's wide bay into the sea beyond. Modern details and a very convenient design make this lodging a comfortable and functional place for your Within 5 minutes you will reach the centre of Plakias village, with bars, restaurants and shops. Plakias is the ideal place for people that prefer small, quiet places and nature holidays to relax away from the crowded resorts.
Apartment penthouse "Ioanna" (1-5 persons).
It has a bedroom which has a double and a single bed.
The second room is a spacious bathroom which has a bath-tub.
There is a living-room as well which contains a kitchen (with an oven) and a sofa that can be used as two beds for children.
"Ioanna" has a large balcony and also a big terrace and the view is fantastic.
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|Hotel Plakias Bay in Plakias - Hotel with swimming pool at 100 meters distance to the sea|
28 rooms, each with private entrance, veranda and bathroom, all with view to the sea and air condition.The golden beach, the crystal sea waters,the rocky shores around the bay,are waiting to be explored by you.Family atmosphere, healthy and delicious home made food, local organic red wine made by the owner,you will discover in our restaurant.Peaceful and isolated, although so close to the village of Plakias (600 meters ).Pathways between the olive trees or asphalt roads can get you to the five traditional villages or to the surrounding beaches. The local bus connections or the organized excursions offer you the possibility to get acquainted with the whole island.
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|Villa Domenico - Villa with private pool for rent in Plakias on Crete|
Featuring a private pool with sun terrace, Villa Domenico is 1.2 km from Plakias Village. It offers a fully equipped unit with Libyan Sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Facilities include a garden and a BBQ. Fitted with a fireplace, this air-conditioned and split-level villa of Domenico is tastefully decorated. Opening to a balcony, it consists of 5 bedrooms, a seating area with satellite TV and a kitchen with stove and dining area. A washing machine is included. Guests may relax at the sun loungers of the sun terrace by the pool or enjoy the BBQ facilities. A garden with plants and trees, as well as a games room with billiards table and table tennis are available.
The nearest beach and a mini market for the general supplies can be found within short walking distance. The scenic town of Rethymno, with its Venetian old harbour is 30 km away, while Chania International Airport is 100 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.
Villa Domenico bevindt zich op korte loopafstand van het dichtstbijzijnde strand en een kleine supermarkt voor de algemene benodigdheden. Verder is het 30 km naar de schilderachtige stad Rethymnon met zijn Venetiaanse oude haven en 100 km naar de internationale luchthaven van Chania. Villa Domenico heeft gratis privéparkeergelegenheid.
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