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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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                                                                                                      Absolutely stunning views & villa. Ultimate escape.

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                                                                                                      This villa is unlike anywhere I have ever stayed before, and I have stayed in lots of Air B&Bs. The views...Oh. My. God. Absolutely amazing, sometimes it's hard to believe that you're actually seeing what you are seeing it is so stunning. The peaceful waterfall from the infinity pool is so relaxing and you don't hear hustle and bustle as there's no cars that will drive past the villa ever because of the designated parking. The villa is clean and the owner is an amazing amazing person. He helped me out at 10pm the night before when I was in a pinch. I am forever grateful for that. He responded immediately to ever question I had and would text or email just to check in because he knew I was traveling alone. He even answered close to 1am when the power went out and I had a mild anxiety attack! (Power came back on within 5 minutes and I assume high winds knocked it out). He is a very gracious person & host. The villa is absolutely comfortable, the balcony off the bedrooms is a great spot for morning coffee with an INCREDIBLE view. The decor is very minimalism which I love because it doesn't clutter the mind and is very clean yet feels like home. There's a washer which was nice to do laundry before leaving, and a very update kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal! The little town is quite quaint and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Although you feel extremely remote and away from it all, it's not a far drive at all to restaurants, beaches and other attractions. This is the perfect villa to relax, unwind, do yoga by the pool and you'll probably not even turn the television on, I didn't. Lots of friendly cats will stop by to say hello also! I am a femal that was traveling along and felt extremely extremely safe staying in the villa. Perfect for families or for singles/couples. You won't regret renting Pon's villa and I hope to be back in the future!
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                                                                                                      The Villa and the sea view were amazing

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                                                                                                      Lovely owner of the Villa. Nice sea view and a wonderful Villa. We enjoyed our holyday, it could‘t be better!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017