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Surf Spot
“Some parts of Plakias beach are organized , while others are secluded. In any case, the atmosphere is relaxing and calm. ”
  • 13 moradores locais recomendam
Locality
“Plakias is located 36km south of Rethymno, in the fertile valley formed at the exit of Kotsifos river, which has water all year round. Plakias was a small village in the late 19th century, which in recent decades has transformed to a popular resort. Especially, during the 60s beaches of Yialia, as the beachfront of the wider area is called, were a favorite destination for hippies. Now it’s a popular resort and a base for visiting the natural beauties of the region. Within short distance from Plakias, you can visit the mountainous villages of Myrthios, Selia and Asomatos, which retain their traditional features and have amazing view to the vast Libyan Sea. You can also visit the famous Lake of Preveli, the monasteries of the area and hike in the Gorge of Kotsifos, Kourtaliotis and Mesa Faragi. However, if you prefer to stay in Plakias, you have many choices as the small town is very well organized, hosting plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers, water sports, scuba diving schools, organised beaches, rented bikes and many more. The area has all basic infrastructures such as marina, shops, banks, petrol stations, surgery and dental practices, pharmacy, post office, etc. Lastly, there are frequent bus services from Plakias to Rethymnon. One of the favorite attractions for visitors of Plakias is the old windmill, which is located 1.5km away from the village. Moreover, in the area of Paligremnos, namely the eastern edge of the long beach, there are large caves that have been dug by the Germans during the Occupation. At this point, which is also called Gonates (i.e. knees), there is a huge vertical cliff, where locals say that the legendary hero Digenis Akritas knelt and drank water from one of the many springs in the region. You can also visit the Church of Zoodohos Pigi, which is built on the ruins of an older one, in which the south wall had collapsed. Indeed, there is a legendary interpretation for the collapse of the wall. Once, a pirate ship sailed in Plakias and the pirates chased two young girls. They ran and hid in the church, seeking salvation from Virgin Mary. The pirates arrived in front of the chapel and waited for the girls to get out. However, their prays were heard and the south wall was torn in two parts. Then, the girls escaped the church and got lost in the nearby olive grove. As already mentioned, Plakias is a relatively new village, built in the late 19th century by fishermen that left the village of Sellia and were established here. On the other, villages such as Selia and Mirthios are older, since there are signs dating back in the Byzantine period, when roads and bridges were built to connect them. Although Plakias is a new village, the area was inhabited at least since Roman times, since the archaeologists have found many Roman objects (and some are considered Minoan). It is believed that Plakias is built at the site of the ancient city Lamon, while some others believe that it’s built in the place of the ancient city Phoenix. Next to Zoodochos Pigi a large necropolis (five acres) with many graves has been found. The graves didn’t have their covering stones. It seems that they were removed to be used for other purposes (construction materials, single curiosity, etc.). The entire hill area is full with orphan covering stones, which were revealed during various operations. Indeed, Plakias name is taken after the large number of stones, which are called “plakes” in Greek. Similar cemeteries have been found in other nearby areas. ”
  • 23 moradores locais recomendam
Restaurante
“A lovely cafe - restaurant on Plakias beach where you can enjoy your morning coffee, lunch or dinner!”
  • 1 morador local recomenda
Point of Interest
“It is very appropriate for children Follow the signs to Plakias. When you reach Plakias, drive for about 3km western till you reach Souda beach. The beach is to be found within Souda Bay. It is sizeable enough, with thick sand and crystal-clear water. Organized, it has umbrellas and showers, with small tavernas . ”
  • 1 morador local recomenda
Restaurante
“Great gyros. The gyros porkpitta here is a cheap and delicious quick meal. Extremely good value for money.Good service. Estimated time from Villa Frati Gorge: 19' ”
  • 2 moradores locais recomendam
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large, well stocked super markets for your every day needs can be found in Plakias. You will also find a good selection of local, fresh fruit and vegetables”
  • 1 morador local recomenda
Beach Bar
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“A nice bar in front of the beach of Plakias which makes great cocktails and it is open 24/7. ”
  • 1 morador local recomenda
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Atm
“A Eurobank ATM can be found in Plakias for your daily needs. A Piraeus Bank store can be found in Spili town. Opening hours for banks are from 08:00 to 14.30 hours, Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to 14.00 hours on Friday and they will be closed on public holidays and weekends.”
  • 1 morador local recomenda
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Restaurante
“A lovely cafe - restaurant on Plakias beach where you can enjoy your morning coffee, lunch or dinner!”
  • 1 morador local recomenda
Restaurante
“Great gyros. The gyros porkpitta here is a cheap and delicious quick meal. Extremely good value for money.Good service. Estimated time from Villa Frati Gorge: 19' ”
  • 2 moradores locais recomendam
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