Plaka is a friendly little village, set out in a horseshoe shape on the hillside, with an excellent view of Almyrida and of course Souda Bay and the azure Sea of Crete.
The village is green with plants and largely preserves its lovely natural environment, as it is set on the slopes of Mount Drapanokefala with its verdant, varied vegetation. You can see olive and plane trees, low scrub and even organic farms, which do not detract from the charm of the area. The village largely preserves its traditional character.
Plaka has a lovely main square which is the focal point of the village. This is where locals and visitors alike meet in the cafeterias and tavern. The inhabitants of Plaka are mostly farmers, and the production of olive oil, wine and tsikoudia (raki) is widespread. In the local shops and tavernas you will find very good local wine, both to drink while you’re there and to take away with you.
We are also very close to Almyrida, it is the ideal place in Crete for people who want to enjoy the sea in peace and quiet, far from the noise of the major tourist resorts. Holiday in Almyrida is the ideal choice for families with small children, as there is an organized beach and everything a family might need on holiday.
Cretan mediterranean cuisine is one the best in the world.
Chania is a small, picturesque town worth getting to know, where you’ll almost certainly stay longer than you intended, enjoying tasty food, the wonderful harbour, old buildings. great architecture and many more.
You can use Plaka as a base to explore the picturesque Apokoronas area on foot or by car, with its tiny hamlets hidden in the hills or nestled on the green mountainsides.