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Plaka, located on the northern coast of Crete, is a picturesque village known for its charming atmosphere, traditional architecture, and stunning views of the sea and surrounding landscape.

Places to See:

  • Panagia Church: Start your exploration with a visit to the beautiful Panagia Church, which stands prominently in the village centre. Admire its architecture and perhaps take a moment for quiet reflection.
  • Historical Sites: Explore the narrow streets of Plaka to discover remnants of its rich history. Look out for old Venetian buildings and remnants of ancient Minoan civilisation.
  • Plaka Square: Spend some time at the village square, where you can relax at a café, enjoy a drink, or simply soak in the laid-back atmosphere. It’s a great spot for people-watching and experiencing local life.
  • Traditional Tavernas: Don’t miss the chance to dine at one of Plaka’s traditional tavernas. Sample delicious Cretan cuisine, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, and locally sourced vegetables.
  • Walking Trails: If you’re up for some exploration, Plaka offers several walking trails that lead you through olive groves, vineyards, and scenic viewpoints. The trails offer a chance to appreciate the natural beauty of the area.
  • Boat Trips: Consider taking a boat trip from Plaka harbor to nearby attractions such as the island of Spinalonga, known for its fascinating history as a leper colony.


  • Almyros Beach. Just a short distance from Plaka, Almyros Beach offers crystal-clear waters and soft golden sands. It’s an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports.
  • Elounda Beach. A bit further away but worth the trip, Elounda Beach is known for its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas or simply lay out your towel and relax.
  • Alykes Beach. Another nearby option, Alykes Beach is renowned for its shallow, calm waters, making it perfect for families with children. You’ll also find tavernas and cafes nearby for refreshments.

Restaurants and Bars:

  • Ostria Taverna. Known for its excellent seafood dishes and friendly service, Ostria Taverna is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
  • The Ferryman Taverna. Offering traditional Cretan cuisine in a charming setting overlooking the sea, The Ferryman Taverna is a great choice for a memorable dining experience.
  • Plaka Grill House. If you’re craving grilled meats and hearty Greek dishes, head to Plaka Grill House for a satisfying meal.
  • Diktamos Bar. For a relaxed evening drink with stunning views of the sunset, Diktamos Bar is the place to be. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a glass of local wine as you unwind after a day of exploration.

Overall, Plaka offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary delights, making it a must-visit destination in Crete for any traveler.

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Villa Thea

  • Private 8m pool
  • Aircon
  • Wifi
  • Beach 1.5km
  • Car hire Useful
2024 from £1672 per week
Special Offer Available
23-07-2024 7nts
was £6,425
From£1,672per week
£209 per person
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