Facing the Libyan Ocean on the south side of Crete, we have discovered a little paradise called Plakias and Plakias Bay Hotel. Just back in Scandinavia after our sixth stay at the hotel over the past 10 years, we have again experienced all the tranquillity and hospitality we could hope for.
Due to a late fight into Chania, we arrived at the hotel at 3 AM to be met by Natasha (who had seen us coming as she was down on the beach fishing) and her son and hotel manager Yangos (who right away served us a carafe of the house wine made by his father Aris).
Waking late to the smell of the Mediterranean sea and the Cretan herbs growing everywhere around Plakias, we could see Manolis was still serving his traditional breakfast of local food in the restaurant. He had no problem allowing us a swim in the bay before enjoying the breakfast.
Our tradition is tsasiki and greek salad for lunch in the restaurant at Plakias Bay Hotel – every day. They also serve an excellent dinner – but not every day. So we also enjoyed local Cretan specialties nearby at Taverna Mariou in Mariou, Dionysos in Myrthios, Elia in Selia and Christos in Plakias.
And in between the meals – in the calm atmosphere of the Hotel and the beach – we could read and work and talk together and again load our batteries for months to come.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Surrounded by a blossomed garden, just a short walk from the sandy Plakias Beach, the family-run Plakias Bay Hotel features a traditional restaurant and a terrace with unobstructed views over the Cretan Sea. It offers rooms with free WiFi access. Fitted with built-in beds and white-washed walls, all air-conditioned rooms of Plakias Bay open to a private veranda with full or partial sea views. Facilities include a fridge, a telephone and a refrigerator. Each unit includes a private bathroom with shower. Guests can enjoy traditional, homemade flavors prepared with local ingredients and accompanied by the owners' organic red wine, at the on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner. The centre of Plakias Village lies within a 10-minute walk along the beach from the property, while Rethymno Town and Port are 37 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, located 87 km from Plakias Bay Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plakias Bay Hotel Crete