Known for being walkable and secluded, Plakias is a relaxing neighborhood, offering convenient options for restaurants, bars, and cheese. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its small-town vibe. Take in the natural beauty of the sea, beaches, and gardens—or broaden your horizons with some local entertainment. Book a hotel in Plakias and start exploring everything in and around Agios Vasileios.
Sightseeing around Plakias
Study the collections at Military Museum, Ecclesiastical Museum, or Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon. You can buy tickets to live performances at Erofili Theatre. Monastery of Preveli, Spili Monastery, and Late Minoan Cemetery at Armenoi are some of the notable landmarks. Rethimno Kart provides enjoyment for the whole family.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, swimming, and diving. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Plakias Beach, Preveli Beach, and Sweetwater Beach. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Lake Kournas, and Rethymnon Municipal Garden. A visit to Rethymnon Venetian Port won't disappoint either.
One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Fortezza Castle. Argiroupoli Springs, Frangokastello Venetian Fortress, and Patsos Gorge will also leave an impression.
Getting around Plakias
The closest major airport is Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), located 28.5 miles (45.9 km) from Plakias. Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) is the next closest airport, 44.3 miles (71.2 km) away.