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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Surf Spot
“The beach of Plakias extends east from the village. It is one of the biggest beaches in Crete, offering a sense of space and comfort to suit every taste - the east end is mainly used by naturists. There are showers all along the beach and many parking spaces.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Plakias is a popular tourist resort, located 36km south of Rethymno city, at the exit of a fertile valley south of the range Kouroupa. Next to it empties the river Kotsifos. One of the major growth drivers of the region is the long beachfront, known as Gialia. The main beach starts near the town and extends to the east for 1.3km, up to Cape Mouri. It is a well organized beach, with cool green waters. Along the beach there is a road, ideal for walking or cycling. Along this road there are several restaurants and hotels, while on the beach there are tamarisk trees, umbrellas, water sports, beach volley courts, snack bars, changing rooms, showers, etc.”
  • 21 locals recommend
“A lovely cafe - restaurant on Plakias beach where you can enjoy your morning coffee, lunch or dinner!”
  • 1 local recommends
“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 locals recommend
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 local recommends
Beach Bar
“A nice bar in front of the beach of Plakias which makes great cocktails and it is open 24/7. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
Greek Restaurant
Grocery Store
“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 local recommends
  • 1 local recommends