We had 6 nights in Plakures and enjoyed every minute. The rooms are well appointed (we took a 1 bed apartment to accommodate our family of 2 adults and 2 younger children) and very clean with a stocked fridge (that can be used for your own drinks too) and a 2 ring cooking hob which we didnt use. Beds are very firm and pillows very flat but they do provide soft comforters to put under aching backs and extra pillows on request - suggest you request them before your first nights sleep! Lovely pool area with adjacent toddlers and main pool - some pool toys available which I guess were left by previous guests. Friendly efficient service and a good restaurant which we decided was the best we tried in the area - one suggestion would be to provide daily 'specials' on the menu for people who stay more than a couple of nights and like to see some variety.
Local beaches are nice - but our favourite was at the north end of Falarssana (drive to the end of the road following signs for the ancient falarssana archaeological dig, park beyond the Panorama hotel and walk through the reggae bar down the 'staircase' and onto the beach. There is a nice 75cm deep lagoon area that is safe for smaller kids as well and reasonably gently shelving beach for more confident swimmers who dont want to get out of their depth. We preferred this to the 'big beach' that admittedly had nicer sand but the water gets too deep too quick for little ones.
Back to the hotel ...the BIG highlight is 6 year old 'Lava' the Great Dane who stole our childrens hearts - they cried for 20 minutes in the hire car as we drove back to the airport ...
Highly recommended and we will be back.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Plakures Falassarna, Crete