On the rocks is just the perfect place to stay. Casual, friendly and super chilled. Nikos is the perfect host and the huge sun terrace on the second floor is without words. We loved it here. In the night time “on the rocks” transforms to a cool bar and nikos has an unbeatable music taste.
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 Rethymnon
Plakias (Greek: Πλακιάς) 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.
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 in1961, when it was mentioned in a census as the permanent home of six fishermen. The history of surrounding mountain villages like Myrthios andSellia 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 metre long sandy beach and several other beaches within walking distance (Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Skhinaria). The south-eastern end of the beach, near the Kakomouri headland, is used by nudists. To the east 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 the 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, theKotsifos Gorge, and to the northeast, the Gorge of Kourtaliotis.
Best Experience Ever.
Nice room, friendly people, Great owner, beautifull view from the “On the rocks” beach, looking at a dragon shaped mountain. Not far from the center of plakias. Its perfect do destress and get complete relaxed.
Location, beach, food and drinks served on the beach, a recipe for a perfect holiday. The food is very tasty and family run taverna very friendly. We will certainly return here in the future. Keep up the good work!
I am reviewing the bar at ‘On the Rocks’ which is a perfect setting for a sunset drink or 3. Set up above Skinos beach, it has fantastic views of the sunset over the dinosaurs head, but is equally good during the day, free sunbeds on the beach when buying drinks etc., and it all […]