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Introducing Plakias

Some things in Crete never change, and Plakias is one of them. Set beside a long south-coast beach, between two immense wind tunnels – the gorges of Selia and Kourtaliotiko – this unassuming resort is enlivened by Central European package tourists and the international legions quartered at the popular youth hostel.

Plakias has plenty of good restaurants, accommodation and walks through olive groves and along seaside cliffs, some leading to sparkling hidden beaches. It’s also an excellent base for regional excursions.