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Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

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An increasingly popular village set on a hill 1km away from Almyrida, and known for its wonderful climate. The main square in Plaka is still very much the focal point of village life. There are lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappe. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. A traditional village square with a great atmosphere has 2 tavernas, 3 mini markets, 2 cafes, and a sweet shop. A 3rd taverna with panoramic views, 3 more cafes, and a hairdresser are situated elsewhere in the village, which has narrow streets and white washed houses. There are some lovely walks through the olive groves and vineyards to the headland where there are there are some gorgeous rock formations and sea caves. Locals go to the headland to collect the natural rock salt that collects here and dries in the sun .Other reasons that Plaka is so popular, are the great views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains, and the 5 minute walk to the beach at Almyrida. Further amenities, and the National Highway, are in Kalives, which is only a 5 minute drive away.

 

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