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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (51 reviews)
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #94849
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (5 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Multiple rentals Bungalow #874574
      5
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        Excellent! 4.3/5
        (7 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        Multiple rentals Villa #874574
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        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 5
          Multiple rentals Villa #874574
          1 Review
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (8 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Apartment #639579
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 9
              Villa #776021
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                Villa #1874586
                4
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1084214
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1084214
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                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Multiple rentals Apartment #2133153
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals House #2133153
                        1 Review
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          • Studio
                          • 1 BA
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                          Multiple rentals House #2133153
                          1 Review
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Villa #6519309
                            2 Reviews
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Farmhouse #2482636
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #647066a
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #6114337
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                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
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                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                      Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Villa #6546600
                                        2 Reviews
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Apartment #1773803
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                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Villa #1887847
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Villa #6811068
                                              1 Review
                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 3 BA
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                                                Villa #6811067
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                  Villa #4219140
                                                  1 Review
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                                                    Apartment #2337692
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                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #813320
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Villa #1887846
                                                        1 Review
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Villa #1887845
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                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Villa #3922062
                                                            2 Reviews
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Villa #6519313
                                                              1 Review
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Villa #266544
                                                                1 Review
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Villa #4251868
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                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Villa #1779914
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                                                                      House #513843
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                                                                        Villa #6591028
                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                          Villa #1979434
                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                            Villa #4356124
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Villa #4219436
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Villa #1898714
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                  Villa #3900848
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    House #6790562
                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                      Villa #6517032
                                                                                        • Studio
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #1821254
                                                                                        2 Reviews
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          House #1495215a
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #4207949
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Villa #1782048
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                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                                Villa #6636443
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Absolutely beautiful and quiet villa with magnificent views

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We really loved our stay at the villa. The villa itself was beautiful and the views were superb. The peace was lovely, with very few people around we mostly had the beach to ourselves. The family run restaurant next door was great, the food was delicious and the family were very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return to the villa and have in fact already discussed our return. The one criticism we had was it would have been nice to have been given some basics like soap washing powder, tea and coffee and also things like the kettle could have been of better quality. However it has not changed our discussion in our rating because the villa was just what we wanted.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                Jaw Dropping!!!! An Amazing villa in an amazing setting finished to an outstanding standard.

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                From the welcome pack to arriving and seeing the villa for the first time was a very accurate and enjoyable experiance, in the blurb the owner says that he hopes that the villa will exceed your expectations, it certainly does. Our faces and squeals of joy when we first walked in must have been a picture. Back up from the owner was only an email away and a local man popped by most days to clean the pool. Crete is an amazing island, great food, loverly people and a sea that you can just play in for hours and not get cold. From what we saw of Crete we definatly prefered the South side. We would love to visit again.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                A wonderful vacation in a fully equipped apartment

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Our stay in Villa Michaela was very comfortable, the service was above our expectations! The apartment had everything what you would need - fully equipped kitchen, clean bed linen, spacious living room and short walk to the sea. We also wanted to say positive remarks to manager Valia for all suggestions and answering all our questions, to Eleana, who greeted us warmly in the apartment. Thank you for making our stay very pleasant and cozy. Wish you all the best and hope to come to Plakias once more! Regards, Gertruda
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016