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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Plakias also enquired about villas in Rethymnon, apartments in Makrygialos and villas in Almirida

Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Plakias, Greece your home away from home

Known for its magnificent beach, Plakias is a hotspot for active family holidays in the sun. However, this is by no means a large faceless resort, Plakias has remained a small resort on the beautiful Rethymnon coast, where nature still dominates and culture is still authentic. Located in the Rethymnon region of Crete, you can be assured of beautiful beaches and delightfully quiet countryside from any Plakias holiday.

Things to do in Plakias, Greece

The stunning south facing Plakias Beach upon which the village made its name is of course, a huge attraction to Plakias villas. Plakias Beach is huge, and makes a perfect swimming beach. Or, if you simply wish to lie back and relax in the Mediterranean sun, the sand is perfect, and there is a lot of it! There is even a designated naturist area at one end of the beach.

Being in a rural area, villas in Plakias are also a magnificent base from which to explore the mountainous countryside of inland Crete. There are a good range of trails leading out through the olive groves and beyond into the mountains.

The town does provide all that you could need during a self catering holiday, including many excellent restaurants and bars. Plakias is not known for its raucous nightlife, but there are some excellent little bars.

Places to visit from a villa in Plakias, Greece

A Plakias apartment or villa is an excellent base from which to explore Rethymnon and even Crete's finest beaches. Beaches including Amoudi and Damnoni are both within close range, and Souda Beach, one of the most famous is just a short drive.

Those looking for a greater range of shopping or restaurants are well catered for too. The regional capital, Rethymnon, is just 35km along the coast and provided a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and bars, not to mention beaches!

Weather in Plakias, Greece

There is certainly no bad time to visit a Plakias apartment or villa. The summer months, which run from June until September, see temperatures regularly reaching the mid 20's and low 30's (C) and Indian summers are not rare.

Flights to Plakias, Greece

Ideally placed, both Heraklion (HER) and Chania (CHQ) Airports are within easy reach of a self catering Plakias holiday villa. Heraklion Airport is the better airport for reaching Plakias villas, with both a little over 100km away. A hire car is recommended, as it allows you to access much more of the islands hidden treasures. The port in Rethymnon is also just 35km from Plakias accommodation.

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                                                                                                Clean, well-located and modern villa, ideal for 3 (rather than 4) people

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                                                                                                We enjoyed our stay at Villa Myrto very much, with positive points including: 1. Very helpful staff (Evdokia recommended great beaches, places to visit and restaurants) and friendly cleaners who visited daily. Any minor problems were dealt with quickly and efficiently by Evdokia - thank you. 2. Very good level of equipment and furnishings. Great to be provided with pool towels. 3. Proximity to beautiful beaches with wonderful snorkelling and a good choice of restaurants. 4. Clean and refreshing small pool. 5. Quiet location, but close to pleasant resort of Plakias. 6. Effective and relatively quiet air-conditioning units. Unfortunately there were a few negative points, which were largely beyond the control of the complex owners: 1. There were many flies in the area, which made eating outside very difficult if not impossible. This was a great shame, as the patio area would have been great for meals and drinks. Even inside, once doors and windows were opened there was a bad fly problem. A fly screen on the lounge /extra bedroom window would have been useful. 2. The wind was very strong for 3 out of 7 days which made it difficult to sit outdoors or go to beaches. I hear this can happen often in southern Crete, but we may have been particularly unlucky in July 2016. As mentioned, these points were beyond the management's control, but they were in contrast to our first week in Crete, which was spent in the north of the island near Vamos.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Perfect house, superb service, beautiful sea-view

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                                                                                                From start until we left this property there was an excellent service from the owner. Water, fruit basket, olive oil, honey and a superb orange cake were in the house when we arrived. A warm welcome by the owner's family and explanation of what to see in the area was a good introduction to the southern part of Crete. Several possibilities of both outside and inside seatings for larger groups. We were 9 persons travelling together and had both possibility of privacy and also sitting separately in smaller groups. Outdoor kitchen was perfect and also were the several restaurants/tavernas in both Plakias, Souda and Selia (Taverna Elia is highly recommended). Villa Thromila is built on the mountain side and has a magnificent view of the Plakias/Souda bay and city. Several very nice beaches with snorkeling possibilities are also found in this area. Especially we loved the tranquility of the southern side of the Island. However, it was quite windy on some days, but this was not necessarily a minus as it would otherwise have been too hot on the terrasse. Both Villa Thromila and the Plakias area can be highly recommended for a relaxing vacation. Our expectations were fully met.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
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                                                                                                Fantastic, beautiful villa

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                                                                                                We loved the look of this villa but were a little concerned as there were no reviews when we booked. It is fair to say our concerns were completely unnecessary as the villa was exactly as the pictures showed, if not better. Beautiful views, lovely clean villa with everything that we needed. Someone came in every day to clean, remove rubbish etc which we didn't expect and the pool was cleaned regularly too. I cannot emphasise enough how much we enjoyed our stay here. The service was faultless and Ioannis was really friendly and helpful. The only negative I would make is that a car is most definitely needed. We had hoped that Plakias would be in walking distance but with two children, it definitely wasn't. Having said that, it definitely will not put us off coming back. Plakias has everything that you need, and there is loads to see in the surrounding areas. One of the most enjoyable holidays we have had.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016