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The village of Plaka is located in the stunning setting of Mirabello Bay opposite the island of Kalidon in Crete. Once a tiny fishing village, now a small beautiful upcoming tourist location, the perfect place to book a peaceful beach front villa holiday. The beach here, although small is beautiful, a smooth white-pebble beach and crystal-clear waters with an astounding mountain backdrop. There are  handful of shops and restaurants in the main village so you can always find somewhere to relax and watch the day pass you by in Plaka’s beautiful surroundings.

Things to do in Plaka

The areas outside the village have retained their natural character and are ideal for those who enjoy scenic walks and the great outdoors. Head down to the rocky coastline through the olive groves and fields of vines to see the stunning rock formations, caves and bays. There are huge rocks lining the coast, the villagers used to collect their natural sea salt from the hollows where the sea dried, leaving the salty deposits.

Sea Scape Villa, Plaka, Greece
View of Spinalonga island, Crete

History and Culture in Plaka

Plaka has the small island of Kalidon more commonly known as Spinalonga directly in front of it. On the island of Kalidon is the Venetian fortress of Spinalonga. The island was used as a leper colony and hospital in the first part of the 20th century, and Plaka was especially built to bring goods and people to the island. There is a small pier in the village of Plaka where fishermen are willing to ferry you across to see the ruins or perhaps go on an organised boat trip from nearby Elounda or Agios Nikolaos.

Family holidays in Plaka

Plaka is a family friendly area where everybody is made to feel welcome. Explore the surrounding area with its picturesque villages, the ancient sites and the vast olive groves of Ano Mirabello. If you continue north of the village, you’ll get to see the old windmills in the village of Vrouchas then east you’ll reach the lighthouse on the Cape. Our family villas are the ideal way to take a holiday in Plaka.

Sunbeds on the beach
Boat excursions, Greece

Adventurous activities in Plaka

Plaka is the perfect place if you are looking for a quieter resort to book a peaceful villa holiday. Yet it is still close enough to experience the more lively area of Elounda. The streets of Elounda come alive as the sun sets. Spend your evenings dancing to the beats of popular and live music, or catch the latest sports on the big screens while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere on an evening out. Our large villas for groups of friends are the perfect base in which to explore everything surrounding Plaka.

Romance in Plaka

Plaka is famous for the sunsets over Souda Bay, and there are secluded places to sit with a drink. Sit with your loved one admiring the beautiful gardens around you as well as the views out to sea. The village has a good choice of tavernas in the centre so you can easily head out on a date night or simply gather a few provisions from the local shops and have dinner under the stars next to your private villa pool.

All Villas in Plaka

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