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Plakias Beach


Popular settlement with a huge stretch of dark sand
The fabulous beach of Plakias is located 35 km south of Rethymno Town and it offers a sense of space and comfort to suit every taste. The east end beaches and coves are mainly preferred by naturists. The main beach of the area lies just in fornt of the settelement and is about 1,3 km long with a unique dark grey sand. At places the beach is organized, with sunbeds and umbrellas, where you may also find 2-3 beach bars. In plakias you will find many restaurants, tavernas, super markets, 2-3 ATMs and a great variety of accommodation units. The area's highlight is that it is built at the foot of a beautiful valley that goes up to the mountain in a sloping way. On the slope you will find scattered residencies, apartments and rooms to let with a great view to the beach and the Libyan Sea. The area's attraction is a huge vertical rock at the eastern end of the bay that hosts at its foot a small, organized sandy beach ideal for snorkeling, while in the cliff you will see many caves created by Germans during the Occuopation period. This is the most wind protected part of the area as it is mostly highly affected by blowing winds that make swimming difficult. The big beachfront road that separates the beach from the settlement is ideal for walking or cycling. Just like most of the south part of the isldan at the eastern and western side of Plakias small beaches and coves awaiti guests to explore them.




Island: Rethymno
Location: Plakias
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Type

Organised beach

Best for
  • Blue Flag awarded
  • Clean, deep waters
  • Very popular tourist resort with many facilities

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