Between high mountains, in a verdant valley next to the mouth of the Kotsyfos river, lies Plakias. It is about 36 kilometers from Rethymnon and is one of the most famous tourist resorts in the area.
Its distinguishing feature is the size of its main beach which stretches for 1.3 kilometers. The sea is cool and turquoise and the endless sandy beach is a must for children. The beach has been awarded with a blue flag and is very well organized. You can enjoy a bike ride or a walk along the promenade.