Plakias is tucked away in the South of Crete surrounded by an oasis of natural diversity, picturesque mountain villages, breath taking gorges, mountain tops with spectacular views and beautiful beaches.
Plakias and surroundings have so much to offer that it is virtually impossible to get bored.
First of all there are of course the numerous beaches in and around Plakias, varying from sandy to pebbles and all with crystal clear water. On most beaches you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas and a taverna is never far away for a drink, snack or meal. Nudity is allowed in certain areas and specifically on Ammoudaki beach.
For more detailed information on the different beaches use the menu above.
The surroundings of Plakias are a true paradise for the people who like to walk/hike while enjoying breath taking flora and fauna, stunning views, historic landmarks and picturesque villages. If you click on "walks" in the menu above you will find complete directions and maps of over 15 walks in the surroundings of Plakias.
For all information on the different walks, including maps, use the menu above.
In the evening you can enjoy the magnificent sunset before having a taste of the fine Cretan cuisine in one of the many tavernas, have a stroll on the promenade or enjoy what the variety of shops have to offer. Everything is open till late at night. For a good night out Plakias has several bars and places to dance, each with their own style and characteristics. There is regular live music in both tavernas and bars.
If you are a sports fan you don't have to be afraid to miss anything because big flat screen tv's will show you whatever sport event you want to watch.
Other activities (see map below)
Along the coastline are some excellent spots for snorkelling and simple snorkelling gear is sold at some of the local supermarkets.
There is a place for beach volleyball and a variety of water sports are offered respectively on Plakias Beach and Damnoni Beach.
If you are a fan of diving or want to learn you can join one of the 3 diving schools.
As you can see on the map below there is a small football pitch, a steep natural climbing wall, a perfect place to do some cliff jumping and a place for horseback riding. And if you like to read there is no need to take any books with you because Plakias has Europe's most southern lending library where for a very small fee you can lend books and also DVDís.
Plakias once started as a tiny fishermen town and if you like you can still be a tiny part of that by walking to the new harbour and watch the fishing boats come in.
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