Plakias - the popular resort on Rethymnon's south coast
Plakias, Crete (Πλακιάς) is a coastal village, 40 km south of Rethymnon, with 237 permanent residents, built at the cove of the homonymous bay on a wonderful 1300 m long sandy beach, between the capes Stavros and Kako Mouri that is ideal for swimming and sea sports.
The area of Plakias is the western part of the county of Agios Vassilios and practically starts a little after the village of Armeni.
It covers the mainland down to the southern coast of the county, and extends from the Palm beach of Preveli where one of the most wonderful gorges of the area ends, to the beach of Rodakino.
The major part of the coast line is accessible by car, and the visitor will find both popular resorts as well as many secluded beaches.
A walk through the mainland will bring to life scenes from the past and will offer the opportunity to discover forests, picturesque villages, historical monuments and small chapels with significant treasures.
The first mention of Plakias was in the census of 1961 when only 6 fishermen were its permanent inhabitants.
The natural beauty of the place helped Plakias to become a renowned tourist resort now providing all the facilities that a visitor could wish for.
Large hotels, a youth hostel, small traditional style apartments, a camping site, taverns, restaurants, bars, everything to make the visitors' stay comfortable and unforgettable. There are many small secluded beaches for the naturalism lovers as well as some organized ones providing quite a few facilities such as sun chairs, umbrellas, sea sports etc.
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How to get there:
There are regular bus connections from and to Rethymnon.