at 23.2km (W) from Plakias
Sfakia are centred around the White Mountains mountain range, Madares, as they are called in Crete with 110 peaks and the most and biggest gorges. Sfakia remain the most wild and unspoiled landscape in all Crete. Hora Sfakion, the seaside capital of the county, is a coastal village located on the Southwestern coast of Crete, 70 km from the city of Hania and 150 km from Iraklion. In its picturesque, enclosed harbor, the small boats from Agia Roumeli dock in the summer, bringing the hikers from the Samaria Gorge. Visitors can enjoy the quiet and calm of the village , on the seaside cafes and tavernas...
at 23.5km (NE) from Plakias
Located on the sandy beach of Platanias, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms with flat screen TVs and CD/DVD players, hot tub and a spa centre with sauna and indoor pool. Surrounded by gardens, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms and suites featuring free internet. The rooms also have a balcony overlooking the pool, the gardens or the sea. The Royal Restaurant offers views of the pool and serves a rich breakfast buffet. The a la carte restaurant Poseidon serves Mediterranean cuisine in a beach-side setting. The Queen’s Wine Bar serves a large wine selection, as well as refreshing cocktails. Hotel Rooms: 75
at 23.5km (NE) from Plakias
Family owned business located in the most popular resort of the north coast of Rethymnon. Only 5km away from the city of Rethymnon and only 100 m from the long sandy beach. Amaril features 5 studios and 3 apartments for 2-4 persons each. They are fully equipped, with large balconies or verandas. All the apartments have TV.
at 23.7km (NE) from Plakias
Set in a beautifully landscape garden, facing the crystal-clear sea as well as beach, this family-run apartment hotel welcomes guests looking to enjoy a relaxing, sun-filled holiday on Crete. Each of the guest units includes a large balcony, which are the perfect spot for watching great sunsets or the sparking lights of the town. Marinos Beach impresses with its facilities such as the large outdoor pool, separate childrens pool and playground. Watch your children have fun while you soak up the sun on one of the sun loungers on the beach. The restaurant is open all day long and serves hearty breakfasts and delicious Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner. All meals are prepared with fresh produce, most of which is grown in Marinos private vegetable garden.
at 23.8km (E) from Plakias
Sivritos (GR: Σίβρυτος) was an important and autonomous city of the ancient Crete. The city was built in the location that today is the village of Thronos. It was located on a hill dominating the valley of Amari. The name Sivritos is derived from the words si, that in the ancient eastern languages meant water, and the word vriti, that is of prehistoric origin and meant sweet. Therefore, Sivritos in the Minoan period meant sweet water. The derivation is also verified by the fact that near the hill where the city was located there are numerous sweet water springs.
at 24km (NE) from Plakias
Adele village is at a distance of approximately 8 Km east of Rethymnon town located on the road to the Monastery of Arkadi. It is a beautiful small village built in an altitude of 70m above sea level with a population of 350 people. Strolling around the village, through the narrow paved small streets the visitor will come upon beautiful picturesque house yards, freshly whitewashed houses, historical churches and tasteful traditional coffee shops.
at 24km (NE) from Plakias
Kostis Yiamboudakis was the hero who ignited a fire in the gunpowder storage room of the Arkadi Monastery in November 1866 and won glory for himself and the island of Crete. He was a simple villager with a big heart and great love for freedom.
at 25.2km (NE) from Plakias
The Monastery of Arkádi (GR:Αρκάδι) built during the last Venetian period, it consists of a large set of fortress-like buildings. The main building included the cells, the warehouses where the agricultural products were treated and stored, the stables. In a word, it was a well-equipped little fortress where people could find refuge in times of trouble. There is an impressive church, with two naves dedicated to Saint Constantine and Saint Helen, and to Our Lord. Due to the holocaust it suffered in 1866, Arkadi has become the island's most famous monastery.
at 25.6km (E) from Plakias
Monastiraki lies in the valley of Amari, on the natural route leading from northern Crete to the Messara plain. Excavations have brought to light a centre of the Old Palace period (1950-1700 B.C.). which was destroyed by fire following an earthquake. The large number of storerooms and the existence of two archive rooms with many clay sealings indicate a palatial character for the site. Other finds on the top of a neighbouring hill suggest there must have been a religious centre in the area, as well.
at 26.3km (NE) from Plakias
Villas Louloudaki are two beautiful stone built houses, built in 2007-2008, in a size of 140 sq. m each , which can easily accommodate up to 8 people each. They have fireplace, Garden, private Swimming Pool (60 sqm), barbeque, private parking, air condition, oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle , toaster, Sat-TV, DVD, CD player.