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Agios Vassilios, Rethymno (South)
A sea side village, 40 km south from Rethimno, with 237 permanent residents, built at the cove of the bay of the same name on a wonderful sandy beach, 1300 m long, between the capes Stavros and Kako Mouri, that is ideal for swimming and sea sports. The natural beauty of the place helped Plakias to become a renowned tourist resort now providing all the facilities that a visitor could wish. It belongs to the municipality of Finikas.
Iliomanolis Tavern & Rooms
Kanevos, Agios Vasslios
At the beautiful small village of Kanevos on the road from Rethimno to Plakias, a little before the imposing gorge of Kotsifos you will find Iliomanolis tavern. Mrs Maria an experienced cook, will offer you her best specialties made with fresh pure Cretan products, and your lunch, breakfast or dinner will be one of the most pleasant experiences in Crete.
Damnoni, Plakias, South Rethymnon
The family-run Mythos Apartments is 50 metres from the beach of Damnoni. It offers self-catering rooms with furnished balcony, and an all-day restaurant with sea views. The air-conditioned units have a dining table and a sofa. Kitchenette equipment includes a fridge, sandwich maker, coffee maker and kettle. A hairdryer and a satellite TV are also provided.
The beaches of Plakias, Souda and Preveli are reached within a 5-minute drive. Mythos Apartments is 1 km from Plakias centre and 30 km from the port of Rethymnon.
Guests can prepare their own meals, or take their breakfast, lunch or dinner at the hotel’s seaside restaurant, while enjoying the view of the sea.
Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Mythos guests benefit from special rates on car rental service, and free parking is available on site.
Hotel Rooms: 10
Damnoni, Plakias, South Rethymnon
Akti Damnoni is just 20 metres from the beautiful sandy beach at Damnoni. It features a sea-view terrace and a restaurant serving traditional Cretan Cuisine. The welcoming rooms at Akti Damnoni are air-conditioned and spacious and include a fridge and coffee maker. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Guests can find handmade local embroidery, as well as silverware at the on-site shop. Free parking is also available on site.
The beautiful sandy beach of Damnoni is at a distance of 33 kilometres from Rethymnon at the south, between Preveli and Plakias.
Hotel Rooms: 6
Ammoudi, Plakias, South Rethymnon
Surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the Libyan Sea, Ammoudi Hotel offers self-catering accommodation complimented with public Wi-Fi at the picturesque village of Lefkogia. It is located in an area that offers a wealth of culture and history, less than 5 km from the lively fishing village of Plakias and 27 km south of Rethymno.
Ammoudi Hotel studios and apartments are air-conditioned and have fully equipped kitchenettes. Continental breakfast is served at the hotel's restaurant with beautiful views of the sea and gardens.
Hotel Rooms: 20
The tavern is built by the sea at the small cove of Souda on the west of Plakias. Made from wood and stones this traditional tavern fits harmonically to the wonderful yet unspoiled environment. The menu has cretan specialties, salads, roast meat and fresh fish.
Horizon Beach Hotel
Just 400m west of Plakias the Horizon Beach Hotel, set by the sea enjoys splendidly open views across the bay. The hotel is light and airy and the 26 twin and double bedrooms, all of which have a private sea facing balcony and polished stone floors, are simply furnished but comfortable, all have their own shower room (or bathroom), direct telephone, refrigerator, air condition (available), hair dryer, wireless internet, safe box, tv, and kettle or coffee maker.
Hotel Facilities: Air-conditioned Rooms, Sea view balconys (All rooms), Studios for 2-5 People, Salon with TV, Elevator to all floors, Bar, Food on request, Breakfast-Buffet indoors and outdoors at the pleasant patio, Free safe parking, Pets allowed.
Alianthos Beach Hotel
An ideal choice for relaxing vacations 15 meters from the beach. Alianthos Beach Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with furnished balcony. Features include a large pool, and a Mediterranean restaurant. The spacious guest rooms have views of Plakias bay, or the surrounding hills. Each has free Wi-Fi, satellite flat-screen TV and a modern bathroom with tub or jet shower and hairdryer. Slippers and tea-and-coffee amenities are complimentary. The all-day restaurant serves a rich buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner, inspired by traditional Cretan, Mediterranean and international cuisine. Drinks are available by the poolside.
The front desk can arrange for car rental and horse riding. Free private parking is available. Staff will be happy to assist with useful tourist information.
Hotel Rooms: 18
Ikaros Studios is built within an 8,000-square-metre olive grove in the Cretan village of Plakias. The complex has a Mediterranean gardens with sun beds and a play area for children.
The self-catered studios and apartments Ikaros are air-conditioned. Free in-room Wi-Fi is available, and rooms come with a TV and a well equipped kitchenette with fridge.
Nearby beaches include Plakias at 700 metres, Damnoni at 1.2 km and Amoudi at 2 km. A shaded parking area is available on site.
Staff are always willing to offer you a raki and help you with information about the area. Your two-way transfer to the airport and assistance with car rentals can also be arranged.
Hotel Rooms: 10
Plakias Bay Hotel
At the eastern end of the bay of Plakias. Surrounded by an oasis of peace and tranquility, the Plakias Bay Hotel enjoys a unique position directly on the bay of Plakias, within walking distance of the sea resort's main attractions and activities, a number of restaurants, shops and typical tavernas. This family run Crete hotel offers a friendly environment and a warm hospitality that will make your stay in Greece a very pleasant one. Plakias Bay Hotel offers welcoming double, triple and family rooms.
Oasis Apartments and Rooms
Our small hotel consists of twin rooms, double rooms or self catering apartments. All rooms have private facilities and balcony with picturesque mountain views. Set in spacious gardens OASIS boasts its own swimming pool and the taverna - bar sells a wide variety of cuisine. -A Holiday You'll Want To Cherish.
Sun Rise Apartments
Apartments, studios and rooms at Korakas beach. There is a swimming pool and attractive colourful gardens to relax in. Further facilities are air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, safe box, direct-dial telephone, a taverna, which serves the owners' own delicious home-grown produce, and there is a mini market with simple provisions.
Alianthos Car Rental
Iraklion, Chania, Rehtymno, Ierapetra
We are the largest car & bike rental company of the island with offices all over Crete (Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Plakias, Damnoni, Frangkokastello, Kavros, Agia Galini, Ierapetra). We offer the lowest prices, free unlimited kilometers, new technology, safe vehicles, full comprehensive insurance, 24h road assistance all over Crete, services with no hidden costs.
Medousa Apartments and Taverna
For those of you admiring the quality and have good taste of the unique, "Medousa" offers 4 studios and 4 two bedroom apartments all fully equipped. There is also a large free parking 10m from the apartments. In the taverna, Babis and Despoina Brillakis, the owners, offer you the best of the Cretan Cuisine, prepared with special care and 100% fresh and pure ingredients.
The area of Plakias
Agios Vassilios, Rethymno
The villages: Agios Vassilios, Agios Ioannis, Armenoi, Kali Sikia, Kanevos, Selia, Mirthios, Mariou, Asomatos, Atsipades, Koxare, Lefkpgia, Agousseliana.
The beaches: Plakias, Damnoni, Ammoudi, Shinaria, Souda, Gavdolimano and the Palm Beach near the monastery of Preveli
Agios Vassilios, Rethymnon south
It stands 37 km south of Rethimnon, in an imposing landscape which is mentioned at the mid-19th century diary of Th. Spratt (admiral of the British Royal Navy), as "one of the happiest places to withdraw from trials and responsibilities of life".There are lots of legends concerning the foundation of the monastery, which is believed that started during the Venetian occupation of the island. A number of its monks activities made the monastery one of the richest of western Crete and due to its isolated position it played important role in Cretan revolts against the occupying forces. A substantial number of icons and other items is kept in the Museum of the Monastery of Preveli amongst them the miracle - working Eulogistic Cross of Efraim Prevelis.
Welcome to Plakias
By John Osborn (OSTRACO) a lover of Plakias...
...I want to share a little bit about the place with you...
The gorge that forms the river "megapotamos" ends at the Libyan Sea creating a small lagoon at its mouth. This lagoon, which the locals call "Lake" (limni , Gr:Λίμνη), is surrounded by palm trees and rich vegetation and is one of the most attractive places in Crete. In the past it used to be the ideal place for camping and naturalism. The sea is clean with a dazzling range of green and blue colors and the beach has fine white sand.
Agios Vassilios, South Rethymnon
One of the nicest sandy beaches of Crete Damnoni is around 6km to the east of Plakias. There are some facilities like umbrellas, sun beds and sea sports and a couple of taverns for drinks and food. Accommodation is also available. Within walking distance to the east there are two smaller beaches nested in small coves. A little farther is the beach of Shinaria which is very popular with the divers.
Preveli Memorial for the Resistance & Peace
The Holy Monastery of Preveli, to mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, decided to erect privately and under its supervision, an international memorial dedicated to the Resistance of the Cretan Population and Peace.
The Memorial was erected on the monastery's own land, on a site with a stunning panoramic view, overlooking the Libyan sea. The site is alongside the main bitumen road to the Monastery, and just 1.8 kms before the Monastery itself.
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