at 26.9km (NW) from Plakias
The traditional little village of Vrisses lies approx. 35 km from Chania town. The old village square with its tall plane trees, the tavernas and kafenions is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the lush green landscape by the river Vrissanos and taste the renowned and particularly delicious local yogurt.
at 27.3km (E) from Plakias
At the top of Agia Galini, in an enchanting, verdurous location, an idyllic setting of 10,000 square meters, among olive trees and gardens of unique flowers, scents and colors, the touristic resort LENIKOS offers the nature lover, moments of serenity, relaxation, rest and casualness all year round, providing all comforts and facilities for your holidays. The resort consists of residences, guesthouses and luxurious maisonettes. It is an ideal accommodation solution for groups of up to 6 people -winter or summer- offering all comforts and facilities for your holidays. The 8,000-m² surrounding area extends on many different levels, with verandas, flowerbeds, gardens and yards. There is an outdoor playground near the swimming pool area. Lenikos is 61 km southeast of Rethymnon and 68 km southwest of Heraklion. Free private parking is provided.
at 27.5km (NE) from Plakias
Ekavi Hotel is built 10 kms east of Rethymnon town in close vicinity to the sandy beach. Ekavi hotel offers comfortable studios and 1 or 2 bedroom apartments equipped with kitchenette, refrigerator, bathroom and balconies with a beautiful view. There is also a swimming pool, pool/beach bar and restaurant.
at 27.6km (SE) from Plakias
Two small dry and uninhabited islets off the bay of Messara, ~7.5 naut. miles to the west of Matala. Due to their close proximity to one another the two islands appear as one from a distance. They are also called "elephantaki" as from north they look like a baby elephant that is lying down. In mythology it is believed that the goddess Lito gave birth to the god Apollon and the goddess Artemis on these islands. In antiquity they were called Dionissioi after the god Dionissos. During the summertime there are small cruising boats that bring tourists here from Agia Galini and Kokkinos Pyrgos. There is only a small beach with fine pebble and rich seabed at the south side of the easternmost islet.
at 27.9km (NE) from Plakias
These spacious apartments and studios are situated right on the beach at Sfakaki, offering a large pool with stunning sea views, a children΄s playground and entertainment corner. Alkionis Beach is the ideal base for a relaxing holiday by the beach. Set amongst spacious grounds, each of the apartments and studios is well-appointed with kitchen facilities and a comfortable living area. Relax around the lovely outdoor pool or enjoy a refreshing afternoon dip. The sandy beach is just steps away from Alkionis, providing plenty of space for relaxation and family fun. In the evening, relax with a drink on the sun terrace at Alkionis Beach and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and the beach. Apartments: 21
at 27.9km (NW) from Plakias
The community of Kefalas (GR:Κεφαλάς) is situated in Apokoronas, Hania, approximately 4 km to the east of Vamos. During the Venetian occupation higher and lower Kefalas were classed as two separate villages, however, today they have become one. It is a large village built in an outstanding position facing the sea with architecture dominated by the influence of the early and late years of the Turkish occupation. This influence is well preserved despite the existence of other architectural styles. The church of Timios Stavros (16th century) is the oldest building of the village while the more recent churches of Panagia, Agios Antonios, and Michael the archangel, works of the reputed Kefalas craftsmen, are examples of folk architecture of the 19th century. A further example of the work of the same craftsmen is the Public School of Kefalas, which in accordance with the decision of the county council of Hania will house the Environmental Educational Centre of the prefecture, a foundation that will play a definitive role in the development of the municipality of Vamos. Other interesting communities are Paleloni and Drapanos in the direction of Kokino Horio. The road from Paleloni leads to Embrosgialo, a relatively easily accessible place, along the steep coastline, which extends to Georgioupoli.
at 28km (W) from Plakias
Anopolis is a small village, built on a small but fertile plateau, 12 km west from Sfakia at 600 m above sea level. There are still traces of the ruins of the ancient city that prospered around the 3rd century BC, who's port was Phoenix (Loutro). Ancient Anopolis was one of the thirty city - states that signed the peace decree with Eumenes B’ in 183 BC. and thus was able to mint its own coins. During both the Venetian and the Turkish occupations, Anopolis was a center for revolutionary activities. It is the birth place of the freedom fighter Ioannis Daskalogiannis who's statue stands at the center of the village.There are three more small settlements, Limnia, Vigle and Pavliana on the same plateau. The mountainous landscape is of outstanding wild beauty. In the village there are rooms for rent and a tavern.The village is worth visiting not only for its natural beauty but also for the opportunity to explore the White Mountains. One of the best hikes is to descent to the shore through the ravine of Aradena, a five hour walk through an imposing ravine that ends up to the wonderful beach of Marmara.
at 28.1km (W) from Plakias
Daskalogiannis (GR: Δασκαλογιάννης) - born in Anopolis, Sfakia - started planning a revolutionary liberation movement in Crete in 1769 and completed the preparations for the revolution in Sfakia in the spring of 1770. In 1770, the revolution that had already broken out in other parts of Greece broke out in Crete too. Daskalogiannis, revolt was the first step towards freedom from the Turkish occupation in Crete and kept people, hopes from freedom alive. The international airport of Chania is named after this hero.
at 28.3km (E) from Plakias
On the edge of Agia Galini, this family run hotel is built amphitheatrically on a slope, covering an area of 6,000 acres. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a garden with playground. The 29 comfortable rooms of Neos Ikaros have bathroom and shower large balconies which view Agia Galini and the sea. All rooms have air conditioning, fridge, telephone and cable TV. Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the roof garden. The snack bar located next to the pool serves drinks and local delicacies. The hotel New Ikaros is built at the end of the village, only 200 meters from the centre and 300 metres from the sea. Guests have access to car/motorbike rentals and entertainment venues. Hotel Rooms: 29
at 28.4km (W) from Plakias
At scenic Loutro, 15 minutes away from Hora Sfakion by boat, far from the traffic and the noise you will find NIKOLAS rooms.Located at the eastern end of the cove of Loutro, with its characteristic palm tree, clean and well looked after, this small hotel is ideal for relax, peace and tranquility. FOR BOOKING & CONTACT tel: +30 28250 91352 (Winter: +30 28210 52026) Mr Nikolaos Patroudakis