: Chania Airport
: Rethymno Port
: Plakias Beach (Paligremnos Beach)
: Beach front bars, shops, supermarkets
: Numerous beach front tavernas, restaurants, cafes
Car: not necessary
If you want a peaceful, relaxing holiday in a fairly traditional Greek resort with a lovely mile long beach, plenty of good places to eat and drink, then go. If you want a loud brash resort with nightclubs and fast food then you won't like Plakias.
You can still see the fishing village that Plakias was before tourism took over, luckily its been done in the nicest possible way. The resort is very laid back and you can find the day slipping by all too easily while you just potter about. When you tire of the lovely beach (best bit is the naturist beach at the far end of the resort) then there is plenty of walking to be done, especially if you're armed with Lance Chilton's book.
Plenty of amazing untouched and private or even for nudism beaches with blue waters are in walking or cycling distance (Souda Beach, Ammoudi Beach, Damnoni Beach).
Famous Preveli Monastery and Beach is in approx. 15 minutes drive away.
You'll be spoilt for choice for food - all the restaurants seem to be good but for what its worth, favourites are Lysseos (a mix of Greek, Greek-Cypriot and ethnic cuisine), the Coral (fresh fish), Kri Kri (especially the pizzas) and Muses (particularly good for vegetarians). For pre-dinner drinks (or after dinner, or early afternoon or anytime really) you can't beat On the Rocks, fantastic Greek craft beer and cocktails in a perfect spot.
'Plakias is a blessed placed'.
It's the perfect holiday spot, located on the south coast of Crete. Built along a fabulous beach, which has been awarded with The Blue Flag. Everything you need is available in Plakias, shops, supermarkets, a wide variety of places to eat and drink, nightclubs, travel & estate agents. The beautiful south facing curved bay in which it sits is ideal for swimming, recreation, relaxing & sunbathing.
The surrounding hills provide wonderfulwalks, on trails through the olive groves and beyond. There is a small harbour (where you can get a boat to several other beaches) and following the beach road you'll end up on a rough track leading to Souda Bay after about 3 km. Looking into the horizon, across the sea you can see the southern-most part of Europe, the Island of Gavdos.