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Make a self catering villa in Plaka, Crete your home away from home

Plaka is a traditional white-washed village on the north east coast of Crete. There are just 300 residents in the village who work on the local farms growing olive trees, vineyards and vegetables. The area is popular with holiday makers and many old houses have been restored as holiday homes in the area. Plaka overlooks Souda Bay from its elevated position, with views of the snow-capped White Mountains to the south. This popular Cretian hideaway makes a great base from which to enjoy a self catering villa holiday.

Things to do in Plaka, Crete

There are plenty of walking tracks within easy reach of your Plaka villa. Routes range from 3-10 km and hiking is a great way to explore the area. Further afield is Europe’s longest gorge, the Samaria Gorge which takes 4-6 hours to walk and descends 800 meters from the White Mountains to the Libyan Sea.

The area close to Plaka has some famous water caves for exploring. Take a picnic, explore the caves and swim from the rocky coastline in the beautiful turquoise sea.

The Greeks love a festival and in Plaka there is a two-day traditional feast at the end of June to honour the lyra player Mihalis Papadakis. With local Cretan dancing, local textiles and ceramics on display this is a great way to experience the local culture. Carnival is usually celebrated in early March and other local festivals are also worth joining in to experience the colourful local culture.

Places to visit near Plaka, Crete

Chania

This beautiful Venetian harbour town is just 23km from your villa in Plaka and is a must to visit. Walk around the harbour, shop in the bustling town centre or visit the Agora indoor market and buy local herbs and spices, local produce and fresh meat and fish. Saturday is market day selling everything from cheese to clothing. Chania is also a great place for lively nightlife. Sample the traditional drink here which is called ‘tsikoudia’.

Kokkino Horio

Famed for its location in the filming of Zorba the Greek, this is a delightful small Cretian town. Take a tour of the Glass Blowing Factory and buy some local souvenirs.

Almirada

The next town to Plaka is Almirada, just 15 minutes walk away. This pretty fishing village has a golden sandy beach and a local harbour full of fishing boats. The sea here is shallow and pleasantly warm for safe bathing. In the evening enjoy the local tavernas and the fish restaurants.

Weather in Plaka, Crete

Crete has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry, windy summers and very mild winters. From April to November average temperatures range from 19-32C (67-90F) which makes Plaka a perfect vacation resort.

Flights to Plaka, Crete

The main airport on Crete is Heraklion International airport and it has flights daily from all over Europe. It is 74km from your Plaka villa. Chania International airport is 30km away but has less connections.

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                                                                                                      Incredible views!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Daedalos sits at the top of a hill with stunning views across the bay and down to the village of Almyrida. The Bolarakis family, who were charming and very helpful, have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible, even providing a mobile phone with a Greek SIM card for local calls and a telescope to make the most of those views! The villa was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped. A welcome basket of fruit, fresh bread, milk and wine was provided and very much appreciated after a day's travelling! The gardens are beautiful and fragrant with plenty of different seating areas to provide either sun or shade but, from wherever you sit, you can still enjoy the views. There is even a small swing and a seesaw for the children and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and pizza oven. The infinity pool was a little chilly in October but would be wonderful in the heat of the summer. We could happily have spent every day lazing around the villa, but we did tear ourselves away to explore the towns of Chania and Rethymon (both of which were lovely) and the Palace of Knossos. The quaint village of Plaka is a short distance away and has several tavernas/cafes and two mini-markets which sell all the basic necessities (we didn't need to venture to the larger supermarket during our week's stay). Almyrida has more shops, restaurants and a beach with shallow water, ideal for younger children. In summary, Villa Daedalos was, for us, the perfect villa. We do a lot of travelling and there are only a few properties to which we would consider returning. Villa Daedalos is definitely one of them. Thank you to the Bolarakis family!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Absolutely beautiful and quiet villa with magnificent views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really loved our stay at the villa. The villa itself was beautiful and the views were superb. The peace was lovely, with very few people around we mostly had the beach to ourselves. The family run restaurant next door was great, the food was delicious and the family were very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return to the villa and have in fact already discussed our return. The one criticism we had was it would have been nice to have been given some basics like soap washing powder, tea and coffee and also things like the kettle could have been of better quality. However it has not changed our discussion in our rating because the villa was just what we wanted.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      A wonderful relaxing holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely holiday at villa Aurora. It is a great location for exploring the local area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016