Top things to do

Greek in Plakias

To Xehoristo

If the picture menu doesn't get you salivating, then the aroma emanating from the charcoal grill will likely do the trick. No matter, whether you grab a quick kebab pita during a beach session or tuck into a full pl…
Seafood in Plakias


Tasos and his Belgian wife Lisa preside over this nautical-themed family taverna towards the far end of town. Park yourself on the colourful patio to tuck into classic Greek grills and inspired daily specials like a…
Cafe-Bar in Plakias

Ostraco Bar

This downstairs waterfront cafe is a handy place to hang for breakfast, a cold beer or a snack any time of day, while the upstairs balconied bar kicks into gear after 9pm and keeps going until even the hardiest nigh…
Cretan in Plakias

Taverna Iliomanolis

At the top of Kotsifou Gorge, the mountainside Taverna Iliomanolis makes the trip worth it in itself. The hearty homestyle Cretan food is superb and, while there’s no menu, you’ll be invited into the kitchen to peru…
Cretan in Plakias

Taverna Christos

This established taverna has a romantic tamarisk-shaded terrace right next to the crashing waves, and lots of interesting dishes that you won’t find everywhere, including home-smoked sea bass, black spaghetti with c…
Bar in Plakias

Joe’s Bar

Sooner or later everyone seems to end up at Joe’s, a dark, warehouse-like joint that’s officially called Nufaro and is right on the central waterfront. It plays a good selection of rock and pop and service is friend…
International in Plakias


This unfussy eatery by the bridge has excellent homestyle cooking; try the pork in lemon sauce with almonds. They also do their bit for the international crowd – goulash, shrimp cocktail and a fabulous chocolate cak…
Books in Plakias

Lending Library

Plakias’ well-stocked, multilanguage lending library is 250m beyond the youth hostel.