Where to stay around Plaka?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 280 holiday lettings near Plaka. From 122 Villas to 72 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Plaka 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 Plaka?

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

  • Spinalonga Castle: 528 holiday lettings
  • Sissi Mini Golf: 741 holiday lettings
  • Istro Beach: 700 holiday lettings
  • Pachia Ammos Beach: 672 holiday lettings
  • Port of Agios Nikolaos: 728 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Plaka 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 Plaka?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 122 Villas in Plaka. Our other popular types of Plaka holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 65 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Plaka?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 143 holiday homes with pool available in Plaka. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Plaka also enquired about villas in Elounda, villas in Almirida and villas in Agios Nikolaos

    Make A Holiday Rental Villa in Plaka, Crete, Your Home Away From Home

    The coastal town of Plaka is situated in the Lassithi region, to the far east of the island of Crete, in Greece. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Plaka will be spoilt for choice when looking for suitable self-catering accommodation in and around the resort. Crete as a whole is a popular tourist destination, which is reflected by the large range of holiday villas, cottages and apartments to be found in this region. Your budget may extend to renting a villa with a pool enjoying views of Plaka bay, or perhaps a smaller studio apartment within the town itself.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Plaka, Crete

    Many tourists looking to spend their holidays in Plaka, Crete, have an interest in the historical and cultural history of the region. They will be looking to see the remains of the ancient Dorian cities of Olous and Lato, which can be found nearby. The island of Spinalonga is another popular tourist draw. Travellers spending their holidays in Plaka can take one of the daily 10 minute boat crossings to this former leper colony, in order to view the ruins of the ancient fortress and acropolis on the island. The nearby fishing town of Elounda is also well worth a visit.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Plaka, Crete

    Most tourists spending their holidays in Plaka, Crete, will be looking to venture further afield from the town to explore more of the Lassithi region and the whole eastern area of the island as a whole. The popular tourist town of Agios Nikolaos, with its promenade lined with shops, boutiques and cafés is just 8 miles away. The town also boasts several beaches, and archaeological museum and a amphitheatre overlooking Lake Voulismeni, another popular tourist draw. Many tourists enjoying their holidays in Plaka may wish to hire a jeep and explore the mountainous interior, where they will find the Lasithi Plateau, with its many pretty and quaint windmills.

    Weather in Plaka, Crete

    Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Plaka, Crete, will be pleased to learn that most of the island enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, although the mountainous interior is much cooler and it has even been known to snow in the winter! Summers in Plaka can reach the high 30s and even low 40s degrees Celsius; whereas in the cooler winters temperatures will range between 10 and 17 degrees Celsius. Plaka receives an average annual rainfall of around 18 inches.

    Travel to Plaka, Crete

    Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Plaka, Crete, will first fly to the nearby Heraklion International Airport (HER). There are a number of airlines operating flights to this busy airport from the UK, including Thomson Airways, Monarch, Easyjet and Jet2.com. Flights depart from several regional UK airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN).