Our holiday home in Plakias is on the South west coast of Crete, Greece. Plakias is a beautiful & unspoilt part of Crete set in Crete’s biggest natural bay. The area is set against a backdrop of spectacular mountains and has many beautiful beaches dotted along its coastline.
We have been visiting Plakias for 29 years and have lost count of how many actual times!! We know the area & a lot of the Island very well so we will provide you with as much info as we can to make your holiday an enjoyable one.
Our holiday home is set within a modern private development based on a traditional Cretan village layout. We are at the front of the development fairly close to the communal pool which is large, beautiful, set on 4 levels & includes a baby pool.
Our apartment offers a clean and fresh contemporary feel. It is fully equipped with just about everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable. There are 2 bedrooms, the main bedroom is pretty big with patio doors opening on to a small private patio area, the 2nd bedroom is small but we have a double sofa bed in there & it has again it’s own patio doors opening to the main patio at the front. Both rooms have air conditioning which also provides heating if visiting during the winter months.
Bathroom includes Shower, Toilet, basin, heated towel rail & washing machine.
Open plan living room & kitchen again pretty spacious, the Kitchen is fully equipped & has a dishwasher, oven, extractor & large fridge.
There is also a double sofa bed in the living room.
For those winter months both the living room & bathroom have under floor heating.
There is a large covered patio area at the front & we have a table with 4 seats.
We have ipod/mp3 speakers so you can listen to your own music.
The apartment is cleaned to a very high standard by our house keepers with fresh linen, towels and toiletries on arrival.
We are situated a 5 minute walk from the beach & a 10 minute walk into the village where there are plenty of Taverna’s. There are a few relaxing bars (some quiet, some music) & a few shops to choose from including several supermarkets selling fresh produce and reasonably priced wines etc. There are a cashpoints but no banks. The nearest banks are in Spilli & Rethymno.
The area is naturally beautiful with many interesting places to visit nearby. The nearest big town is Rethymno on the North coast about a 40 minute drive which is an old Venetian town. Its winding cobbled streets offer history, great shopping and wonderful hidden bars and restaurants. It is a magical place to visit especially at night when it truly comes alive and stays open late into the night.
We could tell you so much as we just love the place. If you like the idea & want to know more just ask and If you decide to go at some point we will help as much or as little as you want. We can help you find flights, arrange car hire/transfers, arrange arrival groceries etc, & of course you would get an in depth guide of the area, places to eat; visit etc to help you enjoy your perfect holiday.
You will also have the support if you need it of our many friends in Plakias, you would not be alone should you have any problems.
If you want more info about the area please ask as we are very happy to tell you, In the meantime good websites to look at are www.cretexplorer.com & www.plakias.co.uk the 2nd one some of the info is a little out of date but gives a good general idea.