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Plaka - The Village of Plaka

Πλάκα - Το Χωριό Πλάκα The village of Plaka is located in the stunning setting of the Mirabello bay, right opposite the island of Kalidon (Spinalonga). It used to be a tiny fishing village and only a few years ago was frequented only by a few individualistic travellers. This has changed and a number of hotels and tavernas have sprung up but it is still a really nice and quiet place and will hopefully remain so for a few more years.

Getting there: public buses are limited, at the most 2 or 3 times a day from Elounda 5 km away. With a car it's a straightforward drive along the scenic road from Agios Nikolaos

Atmosphere Perfect place if you are looking for a quiet tourist resort but too close to Elounda and Agios Nikolaos if you are looking for a holiday away from the touristic mainstream.

Accommodation a few apartments and studios (more and more) as well as the large Blue Palace Resort and Spa at the southern end of the village.

Restaurants: good choice of tavernas in the centre of the village

Beach: The two pebble beach are in a great location.

Excursions to the old leper colony of Spinalonga can be arranged from Plaka with one of the boats of Plaka Boat Co-operation.

Source: East-crete Guide