Plakias Village in Rethymno

Information About Plakias

Plakias Crete Rethymno: Plakias is a traditional fishing village located 40 km south of Rethymno town. The village welcomes numerous visitors who are charmed by this pretty and picturesque settlement.

The sandy beach stretches for more than 1 kilometre with amazing crystalline waters. Some superb beaches can also be found in the surrounding area, such as the coves of Souda, Amoudi and Damioni, with white sand and appealing crystal clear waters.

Plakias is considered as one of the most beautiful villages of Crete offering numerous accommodations of all types, plenty of restaurants and fish taverns, lively bars and clubs and sunny cafes. Boats depart regularly for the famous Preveli Monastery, the imposing Frangokastello and the coastal village of Agia Galini from the port of Plakias.

4.5/5.0
2 Reviews
Guest 2009-05
Create nudist beaches
Plakias is a nice place to relax. If you really want to relax on Crete, go to the southern side. Villages are nicer there and more peaceful. On the northern side (Malia, Hersonissos, Elounda), resorts are busier due to the clubs. Plakias, though, is small and cozy with picturesque beaches around it and delicious fish taverns by the beach. Grilled fish is expensive but worth it. I prefer it from fast food and pita gyros. Also note that apart from grilled fish and a couple other dishes, there are no vegetarian menus in Crete, and in Greece generally. The beach of Plakias is clean and surrounded by huge rocks, so it doesn't get windy too frequently. The only thing to bothered me were the nudists: I was traveling with young kids and I didn't want my kids to see any nudist activity. I think there should be a special beach for these people, not close to families. Also I missed a tourism office. You can organize so many nice tours to landscapes and sights in Crete and you are mostly interested to promote clubbing.
Guest 2008-10
Plakias Tourist Festival
We were in the right place at the right time: The last weekend in September at Plakias where we were treated to an evening of culture with food and drink that was provided by the village people. Many thanks for a memorable evening.

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