Plaka is located 22 km from Chania , part of the Municipality of Vamos, in Apokoronas district. Built in 70m above sea, Plaka offers a view to Souda bay and Akrotiri peninsula in the north west; Drapanokefala is in the east and White Mountains in the south fascinate with their grand volumes.
There are permanent residents in Plaka, all year. Recently, it has been an attractive spot also for foreigners to live permanently. In the summer time, local people and visitors create an enjoying vivid picture.
Colorful narrow roads, traditional houses and popular architecture compose a pleasant environment to stay. Healthy climate, pure traditional products, good mannered and hospitable people, anything a guest would ask to have a nice time.
At the same time, the nature around, beautiful and unpredictable, offers the opportunity for long walks on the seaside, to explore the caves on the rocky beaches or in the mainland to see the olive trees, the vineyards and the local luxuriant vegetation.
The village’s position gives all guests the opportunity to enjoy the sea on Almyrida beach, which is 1 km away, to walk to nearby villages or alternatively to relax in the simple, quiet and pleasant environment of the village, to meet the locals and to try the local specials and tastes.