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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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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

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                                                                                              This holiday villa has everything - even better than the photos! We were met promptly by the hosts. The road is winding but we rarely saw traffic on it. We were shown around the villa with everything explained and a lovely welcome basket of food to get us started. Even though it was nearly midnight, there was no rush and time and care was taken to make sure we knew all we needed to know. To wake up to the stunning view down to Elounda really is something else. There are numerous places to sit and enjoy the view - the pizza/barbecue area on the mezzanine on the way down from the parking area, the breakfast area just outside the villa, the pool area and the sun terrace at first floor level. this is a villa that would really benefit from a floor plan because the amount of indoor and outdoor space is unbelievable. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the dishwasher and washing machine were very welcome for a 2 week stay. The lounge seating was very comfortable and the two sets of doors - one on the left to the outdoor seating and one to the right to the pool area - gave a welcome breeze on warm nights. The villa was exceptionally clean and all the bedding, linen and towels provided were to a high standard. All the bedrooms have modern air con units with a good range of settings keeping the bedrooms cool all night long. The swimming pool was kept clean and its location meant that there was always a shady area to sit in, in the afternoon and listen to the goats on the hillside next door. Again there were plenty of pool "toys" to keep 3 teens well occupied as well as the loungers and umbrellas. What really sets this villa apart is its stunning panoramic view and location. Whether its the villages below, watching the boat traffic on the water or the wildlife, you can lose many hours just being outside with shade for those that want it. There are around 60 steps down to the villa from the large parking area. it is exceptionally well lit and the stairs are wide and in good condition well laid out and not steep. I went up and down them several times a day with no problems at all and I am 50+ and very unfit! Elounda itself is the perfect holiday destination. Plenty of life during the day with some lovely local produce available and enough going on at night to keep everyone happy. The choice of restaurants is vast to suit all tastes and pockets. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Luxurious Vila, perfect location!

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                                                                                              Where to start! An absoloute pleasure staying in Villa Zoe Maria! Upon arrival the Villa was in immaculate condition, a set of fresh towels were laid out for us and a bottle of water was stored in the fridge. The villa was furnished to a high standard and was very well presented like a 5 star hotel! We would like to say a big thank you to Rose and Fred who came and greeted us during our stay, this made us feel even more welcome! We were extremely impressed as the villa is located within a minute walking distance from the beach and the central square of Elounda where there are a range of boutiques, restaurants and bars. Everything is right on your doorstep, you couldn't ask for anything better! We would highly recommend going to the Olio restaurant as the staff were very friendly and the Pizzas were to die for!! Finally, a massive thank you to Sue who looked after us and was always on hand if we needed any help!! We would definitely go back! Andrew & Hannah
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Excellent holiday

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                                                                                              We had great holidays and fell in love with Elounda! The house was full of character, and very close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The only thing it was missing was the washing machine. But on reflection - that was a perfect excuse to keep you away from everyday chores. George and Maria looked after us very well throughput our stay! Will definitely have this place in mind for future holidays!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016