The drive from Rethymnon is spectacular as you pass valleys surrounded by high mountains and thriving olive groves. It is so impressive driving through the majestic Kourtaliotiko gorge to reach Plakias you are virtually hanging halfway out the car window while you look in awe. The drive is about 30 minutes by car from the city of Rethymnon.
Despite being a small village, you can find many shops, super markets, car rental offices and travel agencies at Plakias. You will also find a diving center in Plakias.
Plakias’ beach starts from the village and extends eastward.
The main beach of Plakias is located between Paligremnos and Plakias village. It is an organized beach with sun beds and umbrellas provided for. The river Kotsifos empties into the western part thus accounts for the cooler water temperatures.