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Plakias beach


Plakias is a 1,4km long beach, 35km south of Rethymno town.
The main beach lies between Paligremnos and Plakias village, one of the most cosmopolitan resorts in the prefecture of Rethymnon.


Access By: Car/bus Beach Type: Sand
Depth: Normal Temperature: Cool*
Organised: Yes Crowded: Normal
Family-friendly: Yes Blue Flag: Yes
Windy: Yes** Offroad: Yes


Umbrellas and sun beds, showers, lifeguard, changing rooms, beach volleyball courts, water sports, diving centre, boat trips, parking, beach bars, snack bars, restaurants, tavernas, bars, accommodation, bakeries, supermarkets, ATMs, post office, doctor’s office, shops, pharmacy, car/motorbike/bicycle rentals, marina for large yachts.


The eastern part of the beach is called Paligremnos and features impressive high vertical cliffs and caves.
Paligremnos is well organised, with restaurants and hotels a stone’s throw away.

*The sea temperature in Plakias is cool and refreshing, due to river Kotsifos which empties near the village.
**As it is a windy beach, it attracts many windsurfers.

How to get to Plakias

Plakias is easily accessible with frequent public buses from Rethymno.
If you choose to drive from Rethymno town, take the provincial road Melampon- Agias Galinis to the south.
Drive past the villages of Armenoi, Koxare and Lefkogia and follow the signs leading to Plakias.
The route is well signposted.

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