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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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                                                                                                  Wonderful out of season stay!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The villa is fantastic with one of the best views I have ever experienced. Unfortunately for us the weather was not great up in the mountains during our week and the 'Meltemi' wind was incredibly strong which meant that using the gorgeous pool was not an option and caused a few problems with the electrics. But despite the weather we had a wonderful week and would thoroughly recommend the villa to anyone.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  What a view!

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                                                                                                  I stayed in an top floor apartment with a large balcony looking over the bay with superb view 180 degrees of sea and hills. The apartment was spacious, well equipped and cleaned daily. The bed was very very very comfortable and I had an extremely relaxing sleep. The owners are on site to deal with any issues and were friendly and helpful. There are four tavernas in the village with amazing food and view. I will go back very soon - definitely.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Well equipped well accessible

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Very peaceful Plakias town was very lively picturesque beaches lovely days by the pool which was a perfect size and the villa was very well equipped with everything that you would need even had a great bike ride to the next village
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016