Find the best place to stay — Plakias

Where to stay around Plakias?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 279 holiday lettings near Plakias. From 136 villas to 74 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Plakias for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Plakias?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Plakias. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Plakias Beach: 1,688 holiday lettings
  • Georgioupolis: 2,705 holiday lettings
  • Arkadi Monastery: 1,716 holiday lettings
  • Municipal Gallery of Lefteris Kanakakis: 2,372 holiday lettings
  • Late Minoan Cemetery at Armenoi: 2,370 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Plakias listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Plakias?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 136 villas in Plakias. Our other popular types of Plakias holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 74 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 40 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Plakias?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 173 holiday homes with pool available in Plakias. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Plakias, Greece your home away from home

    Known for its magnificent beach, Plakias is a hotspot for active family holidays in the sun. However, this is by no means a large faceless resort, Plakias has remained a small resort on the beautiful Rethymnon coast, where nature still dominates and culture is still authentic. Located in the Rethymnon region of Crete, you can be assured of beautiful beaches and delightfully quiet countryside from any Plakias holiday.

    Things to do in Plakias, Greece

    The stunning south facing Plakias Beach upon which the village made its name is of course, a huge attraction to Plakias villas. Plakias Beach is huge, and makes a perfect swimming beach. Or, if you simply wish to lie back and relax in the Mediterranean sun, the sand is perfect, and there is a lot of it! There is even a designated naturist area at one end of the beach.

    Being in a rural area, villas in Plakias are also a magnificent base from which to explore the mountainous countryside of inland Crete. There are a good range of trails leading out through the olive groves and beyond into the mountains.

    The town does provide all that you could need during a self catering holiday, including many excellent restaurants and bars. Plakias is not known for its raucous nightlife, but there are some excellent little bars.

    Places to visit from a villa in Plakias, Greece

    A Plakias apartment or villa is an excellent base from which to explore Rethymnon and even Crete's finest beaches. Beaches including Amoudi and Damnoni are both within close range, and Souda Beach, one of the most famous is just a short drive.

    Those looking for a greater range of shopping or restaurants are well catered for too. The regional capital, Rethymnon, is just 35km along the coast and provided a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and bars, not to mention beaches!

    Weather in Plakias, Greece

    There is certainly no bad time to visit a Plakias apartment or villa. The summer months, which run from June until September, see temperatures regularly reaching the mid 20's and low 30's (C) and Indian summers are not rare.

    Flights to Plakias, Greece

    Ideally placed, both Heraklion (HER) and Chania (CHQ) Airports are within easy reach of a self catering Plakias holiday villa. Heraklion Airport is the better airport for reaching Plakias villas, with both a little over 100km away. A hire car is recommended, as it allows you to access much more of the islands hidden treasures. The port in Rethymnon is also just 35km from Plakias accommodation.

    Attractions in and around Plakias

    Looking for places to see while you're in Plakias? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Fortezza Castle, or spend an enlightening afternoon at Military Museum or Ecclesiastical Museum. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Plakias Beach and Preveli Beach, and green spaces such as Kourtaliotiko Gorge and Argiroupoli Springs. Why not also take in more of the area with visits to Monastery of Preveli, Spili Monastery or Frangokastello Venetian Fortress?