Plakias beach is located in homonym settlement almost 40 km to the south of Rethymno in Rethymno prefecture.
Plakias beach, 1,3 km in length, ends in a tall, smooth, limestone cliff on its east side. The nudists are hiding beneath this cliff during the summer season.
Sandy and very well organized, Plakias beach is among the most famous beaches of the prefecture.
In the immediate vicinity of the Plakias beach, you can find more than a few hotels, rooms-to-let, restaurants, bars and a lot of shops. There is an organized camping site in approximately 100 meters from the beach.
Headed to the west from Plakias beach, you will find Paligkremnos beach.
The Plakias beach is an exquisite destination for watersports-lovers and hikers since there is a diving center nearby. Along the beach, there is also a seaside road ideal for riding a bicycle and taking a walk on foot. Moreover, you can cross a gorge of Kotsifou or walk through an impressive Kourtalioti gorge. Both can be found to the east of the beach.