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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).

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This villa is fantastic - possibly the best we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in many! Ellen, the owner, had arranged for the caretaker to meet us in nearby Elounda so he could guide us to the property. Our evening flight was delayed by 2 hours, but Scott managed to be charming even at 1 am. We were instantly impressed by the villa, and eventually went to bed without drawing the blinds. Upon waking the next morning, the first word that came to mind was simply "WOW"!! The view is incredible - simply beautiful. All the main rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and the architect has successfully maximised the impact of the view. We just rented the main villa - the three double bedrooms are all extremely spacious and have huge fitted wardrobes, with plenty of hangers provided.  The villa was spotlessly clean when we arrived and was cleaned three times during our two-week stay. The mid-stay cleans were very thorough, no mean feat with so much glass to polish! The pool is lovely, much longer than is usual in holiday rental and so you can swim significant distances without getting dizzy. The villa is really well equipped - a real "home from home". Everything you might need (eg, supplies for dishwasher and washing machine, herbs, spices, loo roll etc) is provided. Elounda is a lovely small town with plenty of very good restaurants, a nice beach and a selection of boat trips to enjoy. We loved this part of the island and Elounda was a good base. I would certainly recommend this villa!!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Stunning villa!!

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We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this villa. Michael & Sarah have been excellent hosts with great communication. The directions that they provided to get to the villa from Heraklion airport were spot on, we found it with no problems at all which is always a good start when staying somewhere new. We were overwhelmed with the beauty of the villa when we arrived, the landscaped gardens are stunning. The villa gave masses of space for our family of 5. The beds were the most comfortable that I have slept on in all our years of holidaying in villas, resorts & hotels. It is always disappointing to stay somewhere that looks great but where the beds are uncomfortable, not here, proper beds & lovely pillows! Being someone who doesn't sleep well this is a big issue! A good nights sleep had by all. The villa is near some fabulous beaches that are really only a few minutes away by car, Well worth the 5 minute drive. The villa is in a beautiful location, near to the lovely town of Sissi which has a great selection of Taverna's, bars & shops. It is also close to the new national road so the access to other parts of the island is easy & not too far from the airport at Heraklion. I would recommend this villa highly, we loved the villa, the area & its proximity to Heraklion & some lovely beaches. A great area for a family holiday in a truly luxurious villa!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017