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Plakias and nearby beaches

Located on the wild unspoiled south coast of Crete, Plakias is the perfect holiday spot. Not too large and so it retains the traditional Cretan friendliness, but big enough to have a good range of tavernas, fine sorted supermarkets and other shops. Butchers, bakeries, cash machines are missing just as little as a laundry, a hairdresser or of course car & bike rental agencies. At the port trip boats invite to cruises into the neighboring bays and beaches, such as Souda Beach, Shinaria and Damnoni Beach or to the famous Preveli Palm Beach. The beautiful south facing curved bay is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The hills behind provide wonderful walks, on trails through the olive groves and beyond. In the environment you will find steep ravines, old monasteries, wide olive groves with thousands of trees and many old villages. Because of the unique locality nearly in the center of the island Skinos Apts. is the ideal starting point for daily trips into all directions and to the many objects of interest on Crete. E.g. the north coast with the beautiful seaport Rethymnon is only about 40 km away.