Plakias is a popular tourist destination on the south coast of the Rethymnon Prefecture. The main beach is some 1.3 km long, sandy and organized (sunbeds, umbrellas and showers). It is a perfect spot for surfing and diving and there is also a diving centre. All around you will find a sufficiency of hotels, villas to rent, restaurants, bars and shops. Round and about Plakias there are many choices for excursions and activities in the wider outdoors.To those who like walking or biking the area is ideal. In the summer, ferries run to Preveli, Agia Galini and Frankokastello, or you can traverse the gorge of Kotsyfos by car and on foot, however to get to the impressive Kourtaliotikos gorge you can only use your own two feet!When in Plakias, do not miss out on a visit to Moni Preveli, a religious monument with a rich history and glorious past.