A traditional cretan restaurant, the Taverna Mariou, is only a 100 meters away from your villa, and nearby you will also find other "good tables". You will find their business cards on the console in the hall. We have personally been very satisfied.
Relaxation, beaches (10 nearby), skin or scuba diving, tourist spots, monasteries, hiking, water sports, cycling, plus precious archeological sites. All are nearby Alpha and Beta, your holiday homes. One can, of course, simply relax beside the swimming pool !
"Alpha and Beta" are 300 meters away from Mariou (the local village) where you will find a Tavern and a Superette and 5 minutes away from the wide beach of Plakias and of six other beaches of nearly villages.
Mariou has all you expect to find in traditional Crete, with it’s white houses and narrow streets nesting on the nearby hills.
Facing the sea on the higher slopes of Plakias, enjoying peace and quiet in your holiday villa, you will not only appreciate the landscape but also the sundown on the Lybian sea, cretan food and all the various activities and hiking you can organize. On your way you may come across centenerians sitting on the doorstep of their houses admiring every day the wonderful landscape offered.
In Plakias, amongst the young population, you will surely meet at lot of people speaking either English, French or German.
In this seaside resort, active also in winter, you will find various types of shops, two supermarkets, restaurants, tea-shops and a number of bars and also Doctors, Chemists, car and bicycle rentals, skin or scuba diving clubs, souvenir stores and, of course, a Post Office.