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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 #89916
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Villa #8052354
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Multiple rentals Cottage #1004785
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Multiple rentals Cottage #1004785
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Multiple rentals Cottage #1004785
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              House #3737726
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Villa #68495
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Villa #99458
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Villa #440233
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 5 BR
                      • 5 BA
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                      • Sleeps 12
                      Villa #6666009
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Villa #8069290
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 6 BR
                          • 6 BA
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                          Villa #1709108
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
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                            Villa #447378
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #1663374
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                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Villa #8021903
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
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                                  Villa #1276286
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #6500870
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Multiple rentals House #624637
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Villa #1669732
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                                          • 6 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Villa #1342136
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Apartment #6560359
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Villa #6877110
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Villa #3931881
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Cottage #4142269
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    House #1892464
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                                                      • 8 BR
                                                      • 5 BA
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                                                      Villa #8173606
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        Villa #8142933
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                          Villa #66063
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            Villa #1658504
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Villa #8050446
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Bungalow #6576732
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  House #25762
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #419385
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Villa #840026
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
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                                                                        Villa #1055635
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #1023702
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                                                                            Villa #1150116
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                                                                              • 12 BR
                                                                              • 11 BA
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                                                                              Villa #1905659
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #6830319
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  Villa #6833252
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #6879348
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #624637
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                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #1745155
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                                                                                          House #1892227
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                                                                                            House #3858708
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                              Villa #8165609
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Villa #1634669
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                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (33 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6193286
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                                                                                                    • Studio
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                                                                                                    Apartment #8081015
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                      Villa #6725691
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      No brainier !!! Book it 😊

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Effortless holidaying thanks to Jules who is always available to help. Fantastic views and a total chilled out vibe.....with everything you need. Simples 👍👍👍
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Spectacular Views with Spacious Accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Elia is the perfect place for a relaxing “getaway” with spectacular views and tasteful modern spacious accommodation. David and Lindi, the owners, met us on arrival and showed us around our accommodation. They were both a font of local knowledge having lived in Crete for many years. We booked for a week at the end of September and hired a car so we could explore the surrounding Cretan towns and villages. Crete is quite hilly so unless you are a mountain goat or like walking uphills we would recommend hiring a car. The car hire rates are very reasonable, especially late in the season and give you the opportunity to explore the scenic coast and mountains locally. Cretans are famous for their welcoming smiles and warm hospitality and there are many local tavernas within walking distance. Milatos is a local fishing port nearby with numerous excellent tavernas overlooking the sea specialising in freshly caught seafood and local Cretan dishes. Although there were only two of us Villa Elia can comfortably accommodate at least 6 in the three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom was particularly impressive with modern en-suite bathroom and sliding windows leading onto a terrace giving a fabulous panorama. The other two bedrooms (one double and the other with twin beds) were on a lower floor and also had equally impressive and lovely sea views. These two bedrooms shared a spacious bathroom with a ‘wet room’ shower. The separate large utility room had a washer and dryer. The living room/dining area/kitchen was a large family open plan area with modern “L” shaped settee, six seater dining table and well equipped European kitchen. The combination of the vaulted ceiling and large sliding double glazed doors leading onto the front terrace gave a feeling of bringing the panorama into your room when fully opened. From the living room you can walk onto the side terrace with the swimming pool, Cretan pots, umberellas and recliners for those sun worshippers that would rather be lounge lizards with a good book and cool drink to pass the time away! We spent most of our time exploring the local countryside during the day, enjoying a sundowner on the terrace as the sunset followed by a meal in the friendly local Milatos tavernas. Overall an excellent location and family friendly accommodation that we would fully recommend to future guests. Thanks especially to David and Lindi for their warm welcome, local advice on the sites. Peter & Liz
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The photos cannot even describe how beautiful infinity villa is. We had such a lovely week with our friends and family. Can't recommend it enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016