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Faidra Apartments

Location: Crete > Rethimnon > Plakias 
Faidra Apartments

Amazing group of 6 apartments next to the beach of Plakias

Plakias, Rethymnon

Faidra Apartments are located in Plakias, a lovely village in the south coast of Crete, famous for its beautiful beaches and the amazing countriside area.

Initially a fishing jetty and a few houses, Plakias 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.


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Plakias has a 1300 metre long sandy beach and several other beaches within walking distance (Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Skhinaria). To the east exists the famous Monastery of Preveli, and the amazing Preveli Palm beach.

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.

The area is quite developed and provides many facilities to the visitors such as organized beaches, super markets, all kind of shops, lovely taverns and restaurants and of course an interesting nightlife.

Photo Gallery with sights and beaches in Plakias, Rethimnon
Distances from the apartments in Plakias
Distance to: Name Km or meters
Capital City
Rethymnon
30 km
Airports
Chania International Airport
Heraklion International Airport
90 km
110 km
Hospital
Rethymnon General Hospital
30 km
Ports
Rethymnon Port
Chania port (Souda)
30 km
85 km
Transportation
Bus Stop/Station
200 m
Sandy Beaches
Beach of Plakias
Beach of Souda
Beach of Damnoni
Beach of Amoudi
Beach of Ammoudaki
Beach of Skinaria
PALM Beach of Preveli
100m
1,5 m
2 km
2,5 km
2,5 km
2,5 km
5 km
Activities / Recreation
Diving in Plakias
Walking in Kourtaliotis Gorge & Kotsifos Gorge
Walking through the olive groves with the famous Cretan olive trees
500 m
1,5 km
1,5 km
Site of Interest
The old Mill in Plakias
The traditional villages in the area
The famous preveli Monstery
1,5 km
3 km
7 km
How to go to Faidra Apartments

Crete has 2 international airports in Chania and Heraklion cities. There are major ferry ports in Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion with direct links to Piraeus, Athens. All of these towns are linked along the north coast by the island's main road.

When making your own way by car coming from Chania airport/port to Faidra Apartments in Mirthios, you will take the Main road with direction to RETHYMNON for about 65 kilometers (if you are coming from Heraklion airport/port with direction to RETHYMNON the distance is about 80 kilometers).

When you are close to Rethymno city you will exit the main road following a large green sign indicating "SPILI" (for those coming from Chania make sure that you will not exit earlier to signs pointing RETHYMNO but you will have to pass first under a bridge and 700 meters after you will exit the main road when you see a sign to SPILI).

After exiting the main road you will continue with direction uphill (south) to Spili for about 17 kilometers until you find a right junction WITH A SIGN to "Plakias" and "Preveli". You will follow the right turn to Plakias and after 500 meters you will pass through the village of "Koxare", and 4 km after you will enter the "Kourtaliotis" gorge.

The next village just 500 meters after the exit of the gorge is "Asomatos". Leaving the village "Asomatos" you will find a junction where you will turn left (follow the sign to "Plakias").

After 2 kilometers you will find the village of "Lefkogia". You will continue for 2,5 more kilometers and you will find a junction to Plakias where you will turn left (there is sign to "Plakias") and after about 200 meters you will turn left again. You will see Faidra Apartments building in the right side of this road after about 100 meters.

Driving directions to Faidra Apartments
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