Discover the beaches
In Plakias and the surrounding area there are many beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters that follow one another. Other beaches are renowned with a lot of people in the summer months and fully organized and others are quieter with fewer people for more peace and relaxation.
The beach of Plakias is one of the largest beaches in Crete, 1.3 km long. The beach starts in front of Plakias and extends east along the coastal road.
It is an organized beach with turquoise waters, with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, showers, beach volleyball, as well as organized water sports and diving lessons. There is also plenty of free space to place your own beach equipment.
10 kilometers east of Plakias lies the magnificent beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli. You can either go by car or by boat that you will get from the port of Plakias.
It is one of the most beautiful and most famous beaches of Crete, with thousands of visitors every summer. The beach is at the exit of the Megalou River, on the banks of which a small exotic forest with palm trees forms. The beach is not organized when you do not forget to take your umbrella and your snack with you.
3km west of Plakias is the beach of Souda. It is an organized beach with sand and rocks at the edge ideal for snorkeling. To the left of the beach are formed small coves where you can enjoy the bathroom yourself.
10 kilometers west of Plakias is the beach of Korakas. It is a large beach, well organized with umbrellas and sun loungers and some taverns. The beach is with fine pebbles and crystal clear waters.
15 kilometers west of Plakias is Polirizos beach next to Korakas beach. The beach is with fine sand and shallow water, ideal for families with children. It is a relatively organized beach with umbrellas, deck chairs and taverns.
3 km east of Plakias you will find Damnoni beach. The beach is relatively large with thick white sand and beautiful blue waters. It is well organized as it has umbrellas, sun loungers, showers, cafes, taverns as well as diving school and water sports.
Next to Damnoni beach and 3.5 km east of Plakias is Ammoudi beach. It is a slightly organized beach with thick white sand, ideal for a peaceful holiday.
The next beach after Ammoudi is Schinarias beach or Skinaria, 7 km from Plakias. It is a small beach with sand and stone and with a fantastic spotless sea floor ideal for diving enthusiasts. The diving school operating on this beach accepts thousands of people to dive during the summer months.