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Plakias bay

Plakias is a small resort on the south coast, close to the Chania district. Well known for being very out of the way, making for a very peaceful and relaxing get-away-from-it-all break. Situated in a beautiful bay with a sweeping beach and shallow waters, perfect for idling away a week or two.


The south coast is reachable by just one road that connects all the towns and villages. Perfectly driveable, it cuts through the imposing mountains separating north and south, switching forwards and backwards as it climbs and falls. Buses and tour coaches make the trip every day through the season.