Hidden in the lush gardens on the north side of the long, exotic Falassarna Bay (one of the most famous beaches in Greece) on the west coast of Crete is Hotel Plakures, a bright, modern, small hotel of quality and distinction with 26 rooms and 9 apartments, run by the Greek-German Vagionakis-Kramer family.
The main building with reception desk, restaurant, and pool bar, as well as the three guest houses, is set in spacious grounds. Minimal and smart design combined with intuitive hospitality and small surprises are just a few of the secrets that make this resort so special.
Plakures reflects a modern and spacious architectural design using simple natural materials, such as Greek marble, to give the rooms and bathrooms a special ambience. The chosen furnishings, simple and elegant, complete the atmosphere.
The spacious and decent sized swimming pool is a place for everybody. While the children enjoy the integrated children’s swimming pool, the grown-ups can have a swim, lie in the sun, have a drink at the pool bar or relax under the shade of the pergolas ... don't "forget" to enjoy the stunning view of the blue sea.
The spacious and generously sized swimming pool is a place for everybody. While the children enjoy the integrated children’s pool, the grown-ups can have a swim, lie in the sun, have a drink at the pool bar, or relax under the shade of the pergolas ... Don't "forget" to enjoy the stunning view of the blue sea.
The more active are welcome to use the tennis court at the back side of the hotel.
The café and restaurant serves very good food with well-prepared local dishes and any drinks and refreshments you might like. The restaurant offers fresh Mediterranean cuisine, Cretan delicacies, and a wide range of specialties made from Plakures' own organic produce: olives (and olive oil), grapes, cactus fruit, figs, oranges, lemons, pomegranates, and avocados grow in the well-kept gardens.
A rich breakfast is a perfect way to start your day: freshly squeezed orange juice, Greek yogurt, sun-ripened tomatoes and olives, freshly made waffles, and so much more.
Falasarna Beach has been awarded as the best beach in Crete and one of the 10 best beaches in Europe. Falasarna spans a huge coastal area and consists of five consecutive beaches, with the two most central being the most favourite. The sand at Falassarna is white, giving the water colour a tropical splendour. Indeed, if you're lucky and here on a day when the wind is not blowing from the west, you will be captivated by the beach with its turquoise waters.
A friendly, decorative, and charming place to stay with style and fine service - where you can truly enjoy beach.
- Hotel Name: Hotel Plakures
- Area: Chania, Falassarna
- Why Go: Beach-front Setting, Family-Friendly, Pool, Restaurant, Beautiful Terraces and Gardens, Food & Wine, Relaxed
Why we like it
- Falasarna Beach has been awarded as the best beach in Crete and one of the 10 best beaches in Europe.
- Plakures is a bright, friendly, modern, decorative, charming, quality place to stay with style and fine service - where you can truly enjoy beach.
- A nice restaurant to enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine, Cretan delicacies, and a wide range of specialities made from Plakures’ own organic produce.
What to know
- The hotel caters mostly to German guests – good to know.
- One negative thing about Falasarna Beach is that it faces west and usually has waves and a surf.
|Hotel Information||Recommended For|
|Type:||Mid-Size Hotels||Beach/Seaside :|
|Rooms:||35.00||Quality of Service :|
|Pool:||Yes||Family hospitality :|
|Dining:||Restaurant - Bar||Family :|
|Children:||Yes||Nice atmosphere :|
|Closed:||October - April||Cheap & Chic :|