Plakias is one of the liveliest resort towns on the southern coast. The well-run youth hostel helps attract a younger crowd than many of the resorts nearby. The medium-size hotels in town attract independent travellers. Off-season it attracts many families and an older crowd.
Plakias has some decent eating options, good regional walks, a large sandy beach and enough activities and nightlife to keep you entertained. It is also a good base from which to explore the region, with a number of excellent beaches nearby.