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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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                            Villa #3931881
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                              Apartment #6819013
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      Villa #1038438
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                                                                  Villa #1010977
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              House #3858708
                                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                                Villa #8013754
                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #624637
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                                                                                                    Plaka Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                    Beautiful villa with easy walk to town.

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We went for a 50th birthday celebration with the family and absolutely loved it. The outside bar proved to be my favourite feature and such fun. We did go in the pool but it was cold at this time of year as expected even though the outside temperature was still quite warm. The upstairs bedroom door handle broke as the door was difficult to close but they were aware of this and didn't charge us. I assume this will be fixed for next visitors. Eva was really helpful throughout the stay and let us stay longer on the day of departure as the villa was to be empty the following week which was greatly appreciated. All mod cons in the kitchen and plenty of space and room in the large fridge.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful apartment, amazing view

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The photos of this apartment barely do it justice. It's in a fantastic location 2 minutes stroll to the beach, 10 minutes to the lake and old town. It's well equipped and furnished beautifully. The owners are very helpful and thoughtful hosts. Their recommendations of bars and restaurants were spot on. Highly recommended!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Unforgettable place to stay

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We went as a group of friends with our respective families (kids aged between 3-10) and can safely say that the villa was fantastic. Beautiful setting, Hi-spec, spacious and extremely clean. More importantly the service we received from the agents Eva and Audrey was fantastic, nothing seemed too much work for them, even when it meant having to pick up a friend who was lost in the nearby town! Cannot recommend this set up enough for anyone wanting to explore eastern Crete. Tip: ask for catering at the property, the team who did this for us amazing, and very good value!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016