Check Out The Amazing Beaches In Plakias, Crete

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Plakias-376x220Sandwiched in between mountains to the north and the Libyan sea to the south, the village of Plakias is a beautiful travel destination on the south coast on the Greek island of Crete.

The most difficult part of planning your trip won’t be whether or not you will choose to visit Plakias. The most difficult decision you will have to make is which beach you will visit first. Being that Plakias is located on the south coast of Crete, there are several amazing beaches that you will have the opportunity to visit.

Skinaria Beach: Simply put, Skinaria Beach is my idea of paradise. It’s not the biggest beach you have ever seen, but it might be the most breathtakingly beautiful.A pair of rocky hills, giving the beach a private and intimate feel, encloses the beach.  Skinaria Beach is easily accessible and has parking right there on the beach. The water there is so clear that it honestly looks like you’re in a giant swimming pool. The clear-blue water makes it perfect for snorkeling. There’s a restaurant right there on the beach if you want to grab a meal or a drink, and probably the best part of Skinaria Beach is that it is very rarely crowded.

Damnoni Beach: The water at Damnoni Beach is just as incredibly blue, but this beach has way more real estate in the sand department. Also in the backdrop of this beach, you will see large rocky hills and even some caves. There is an area that many beachgoers use primarily for snorkeling and scuba diving, which is quite popular at Damnoni Beach. It’s also worth noting that Damnoni Beach is a popular choice among the locals, so you can take that for what it’s worth. It does get a little crowded there, but it is a well-kept and clean beach with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for all those who choose to spend a nice day there.

Plakias Beach: For a village that is known for having many picturesque beaches, it’s a little ironic that the beach that bears the village’s name is not the best beach around. Don’t get me wrong — it’s not a bad beach, but there are plenty of other beaches in Crete, and in Plakias alone that are better than Plakias beach. Folks most commonly complain about the large crowds, and how windy it can get there. But if you can get past those factors, it’s really not a bad beach to check out.

Triopetra Beach: This beach is a personal favorite of mine in Crete. The beach itself is fantastic, but the views are what make Triopetra Beach so special. It’s an isolated beach, so crowds likely will not be an issue for you. It is relatively easy to get to and a well-served beach. Despite being in an isolated area, Triopetra Beach is a rather large beach with a beach bar, sunbeds and umbrellas for all beachgoers to rent for the day at an affordable price.

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