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Agios Vassilios, Rethymno (South)
at 0km (N)
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.
Horizon Beach Hotel
at 0.4km (NW)
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
at 0.4km (E)
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
Plakias Bay Hotel
at 1.3km (SE)
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.
at 1.5km (E)
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
Oasis Apartments and Rooms
at 1.6km (SE)
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.
Damnoni, Plakias, South Rethymnon
at 2.4km (SE)
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
at 2.6km (SE)
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
at 2.6km (W)
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.
Agios Vassilios, South Rethymnon
at 2.6km (SE)
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.
Ammoudi, Plakias, South Rethymnon
at 3.5km (SE)
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
Iliomanolis Tavern & Rooms
Kanevos, Agios Vasslios
at 4.3km (N)
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.
Agios Vassilios, Rethymnon south
at 6.7km (SE)
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.
Rodakino, South Rethymno
at 7km (W)
At the end of the canyon that traverses the area of Rodakino lies the beach of Korakas at the bay of the same name. It is a nice, wide and 400m long beach, with clear waters and small grayish sand and pebbles. There are a few accommodation options in family run apartment complexes and a few taverns on the beach front. Umbrellas and sun beds are also available at the eastern part. The headland to the east separate Korakas Beach from another lovely beach named "Klimata". At the east side of that headland there is a small fishing harbour and along its coast there are sharp rocks in the shape of a crow's beak (Kórakas GR: Κόρακας, means crow) thus giving the name to the bay.
Preveli Memorial for the Resistance & Peace
at 7.4km (SE)
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.
at 7.4km (W)
Two small villages, Epano & Kato (Upper & Lower) Rodakino halfway from Plakias to Frangokastelo, overlooking the bay of Korakas. Rodakino is 42 kms from Rethimnon, 27 kms from Hora Sfakion and 13 kms from Fragokastello. Rodakino is surrounded by small beaches some of them accessible only by foot, were visitors can isolate themselves from any trace of civilization. There are some small hotels and rooms to rent available and a couple of tavernas. The road to Rodakino is asphalt paved and there is a bus service to Rodakino from Rethimnon twice a day.
In the village the visitor can find a taxi station, and a gasoline station. A doctor is available for medical emergencies on the village of Plakias approximately 15 kms from Rodakino.
Rodakino played its own part during the eons, in the fighting of the Cretans against all the invaders. The village was totally destroyed during the Venetian occupation, with only one resident escaping to Peloponnese in Greece . Years after the destruction he returned to the site of the village, and he rebuilt it.
In Kourkoylo one of the quarters of the village the first rising of the flag of the revolution against the Turks was raised on May 24th 1821.
During the second World War the kidnapped German general Craipe was sent away from the bay of Korakas to the Middle East.
Polyrizos, South Rethymnon
at 8.1km (W)
Surrounded by olive groves, 40 metres from the beach of Rodakino in Crete, Polyrizos Hotel features a traditional restaurant with Cretan food. Rooms overlook Plakias Bay or the lush gardens. Featuring a furnished balcony or patio rooms at the Hotel Polyrizos include air conditioning, a fridge and satellite TV. Each room has a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer.
at 8.5km (SE)
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.
at 10.8km (NW)
It is built at 500m a.s.l. and 37km away from the city of Rethymno, with 400 inhabitants most of them farmers and stock breeders. It took its name due to its position, "MYRIOKEFALA" means myriads of heads (here :Hills). It is the birth place of George Maravelakis, a great fighter of the 1866 revolution against the turks. The monastery of Miriokefala, an interesting sight, devoted to the Holly Mother, was established by Ai Kir Giannis (a Cretan Saint) in the 11th century. There are many icons of Byzantine art, among them this of Holly Mother.
Zorbas Rooms and Taverna
at 11km (W)
In a unique environment at Lakkoi Skalotis, 80m from the sandy beach you will find "Zorbas" rent rooms and taverna. The traditional Cretan specialties are all made with pure products from the owner's farm. There are also five double rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator and large verandas with nice view to the sea. Open all Year Round. Frangokastelo is about 5kms away and Plakias 27kms. A number of lovely beaches in close vicinity.
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Kiknos Studios , Kalamaki
Just on the water line of the sparkling deep blue waters of the Libyan Sea, -Open all year round - Air Condition