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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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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Recent Reviews

Beautiful villa in a lovely location

5 of 5
We were in need of a good relaxing holiday and this was the ideal place. Set just above the small village of Plaka with views of Spinalonga and the rocky hills, it is a place of peace and tranquility yet only a ten minute walk to good restaurants. We loved sitting in the jacuzzi and the pool was perfect for cooling off and a little exercise. There are five sun loungers and with the use of the large parasol, we were always able to find shade when we needed it. The villa is well equipped and the bedrooms have ample storage. We were glad of the air conditioning in the bedroom but on some nights just slept with the breeze coming in. It is beautifully kept by the managers of the property who are very kind and helpful. It is definitely somewhere we would enjoy going back to.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Fabulous Villa

5 of 5
After 30 years of holidays I would say this is the best villa we have stayed in. Really tastefully decorated. Wonderful pool and garden. Great location - just a short walk from the village with its cobble stone streets and family run tavernas. One of the best holidays we have had.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017