Taverna Christos Plakias Crete

    Newer Older

    Klick for a large view!

    Plakias is a village on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete, in the Rethymno Prefecture, about 30 kilometres south of the city of Rethymno. It is part of the municipality Foinikas. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south.

    The former town of fishermen developed in the last few decades into a tourist resort. The first official notice of Plakias was in 1961, when it was mentioned in a census as the permanent home of six fishermen. The history of surrounding mountain villages like Myrthios and Sellia goes back into the 10th century, when the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas (961 AD) built roads and bridges in order to link those villages.

    Plakias has a 1300 meter long sandy beach and several smaller coves on a walking distance. The south-eastern part of the beach is used by nudists. A bit further away is the Monastery of Preveli, which, due to its isolated position, played an important role in Cretan revolts against occupying forces such as against the Nazis in World War II. Plakias is home to Youth Hostel Plakias, famous among international backpackers as the 'most southerly hostel' in Europe.

    There are two roads into Plakias through the mountain range which lies to its north, both of which run through gorges - to the north of Plakias, the Kotsifos Gorge, and to the northeast, the Kourtaliotiko Gorge.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Henri Bonell, ~Casey~, *Inverno*, and 48 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 20 more comments

    1. cretanbeaches.com users 100 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Plakias, Crete, Greece, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Sally Auman 96 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Great scene, composition and color!

    3. Zoky10ka 89 months ago | reply

      Nice composition and very well processed

    4. yonca60 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*


      "*The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 5)******"

      If you receive 5+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 2:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    5. escailler arthur 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*


      "*The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 5)******"

      If you receive 5+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 2:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    6. CHINDOS 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*


      "*The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 5)******"

      If you receive 5+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 2:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    7. rianti ape 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*


      "*The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 5)******"

      If you receive 5+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 2:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    8. LukeMorgan 89 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a Good (from the Good, Poor or Indifferent group) **

    9. austrianeye 89 months ago | reply

      WOW!!! What a great shot!

      Please post your foto in:
      Foto Community
      Foto Community
      Please comment 2 and tag your photo: FotoCommunity

    10. Gartenfrosch 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*


      "*The Three Angels* LEVEL 1 *Blue Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 5)******"

      If you receive 5+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 2:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    11. yokopakumayoko 89 months ago | reply

      Your great shot was seen in:
      Foto Community
      Foto Community
      Please comment 2 and tag your photo: FotoCommunity

    12. ☼ Eleonora Eli ☼ 89 months ago | reply

      INVITATION
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 2: Silver Angel
      Admin invited only
      This icon is not count as an award.


      "*The Three Angels* LEVEL 2: Silver Angel
      ******(Post 1 Award 4)******""

    13. daviddobson77 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 2 *Silver Angel*


      "**The Three Angels* LEVEL 2 *Silver Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 4)******"

      If you receive 4+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 3:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    14. liliamanteous 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 2 *Silver Angel*


      "**The Three Angels* LEVEL 2 *Silver Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 4)******"

      If you receive 4+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 3:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    15. liliamanteous 89 months ago | reply

      INVITATION
      Please, add your great image to
      *Gallery Of Excellent Pictures* group


      Gallery Of Excellent Pictures
      **********(Post 1 Award 4)**********

    16. Cocodrillo2 89 months ago | reply

      Seen in:
      *The Three Angels* LEVEL 2 *Silver Angel*


      "**The Three Angels* LEVEL 2 *Silver Angel*
      ******(Post 1 Award 4)******"

      If you receive 4+ awards you will be invied to continue in LEVEL 3:
      Post your Photo Here to get Admin invite

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts