Plakias Travel Guide

Browse travel reviews, 2 travel blogs and 666 travel photos from real travelers to Plakias.

Check Plakias Hotel Deals


Plakias Overview

Plakias is formerly a small fishing village in southern Crete in the Rethymno District of Greece. The village probably has a population of about 300-500 people, about 100-200 houses, and enough restaurants to eat at a different place for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for a week and not visit the same place twice. The village is situated on a small, blue-water bay with rocky hills surrounding on all sides, except for a large gorge. The area has several small hotels, but it not built up with any huge complexes. The downtown area boasts several small shops, with handmade jewelry featured. There are also many activities like fishing, hiking, swimming, and diving in the immediate area. Within a hour's drive are several beaches, hiking trails, gorges, scenic overlooks and tiny, twisty roads. The villagers are friendly and will tend to compete for your tourist Euros. The fresh seafood and Greek specialties can be enjoyed at every restaurant/tarvana in town. There are also a couple of billiard/dancing bars and you can book boat trips to neighboring beaches/islands.

Popular Nearby Destinations

The fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and one of the most well-known destinations for travelers into the region, Crete is a Greek island that has stood as one of the major centers in …
209travelers 13reviews 14blogs