You can pick up and return your Eurocars rental car for your holidays in Plakias in Crete at the airport of Heraklion or the airport of Chania, or at the ports of Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania/Souda.
Since you are on a website about rental cars for Crete, we can here take a closer look how to get to Plakias on the south coast best. There are for the most part three options, and for each of them one should have a hired car because all of them are particularly scenic.
If you come from Chania, you leave the highway preferably at Vrysses and take the main road to the village of Hora Sfakion. It runs through the Askifou Plateau and through the village of Imbros, and then in endless switchbacks along the slope of the Imbros Gorge down to the sea, where you can enjoy a different view of the south coast of Crete at every turn. In good weather you can even see the island of Gavdos.
Shortly before Hora Sfakion, turn east and follow the road along the Libyan Sea past Frangokastello and via Rodakino to Sellia. From there one has particularly beautiful views of the bay and the port of Plakias. A winding road finally runs from Sellia down to the sea and into the village of Plakias.
If you come from Rethymnon, take the main road south towards Spili and Timbaki, but branch off westward already before Spili. The first possible diversion runs via Agios Vasilios through a heathland to Agios Ioannis and from there through the Kotsifou Gorge to a lookout above the south coast. From there you can go via Sellia to Plakias, or take the eastern road over Myrthios down to Plakias.
The second possible diversion leads via Koxare through the Kourtaliotiko Gorge which is well worth seeing to Asomatos, and from there it is again two different options: either along the slope of the Kouroupa Mountains to the West through Mariou and down to Plakias, or immediately down to Lefkogia and from there westwards past Damnoni to Plakias.
If you come from Heraklion, the best is to take the highway to Rethymnon and from there the country road to the South. But there is also a fourth alternative, which however requires much more time:
|Slide show | Plakias: View of the bay from the road to Sellia||
You can also take the road from Heraklion via Agia Varvara to the South and then cross the Messara Plain from Agii Deka via Mires and Timbaki to the West. Then you pass Agia Galini, and afterwards you can go via Saktouria to Agios Pavlos. From there it is a bumpy dirt road along the coast to the West, and passing the beaches of Agia Paraskevi, Triopetra and Ligres you will come to Preveli, from where you come via Lefkogia to Plakias.
However, this route is almost a day trip, and it also suits for those holidaymakers who explored the south coast of Crete already once before.
So far about the manifold options if you take a car at the airport for your holiday in Plakias. For more about Plakias, see http://www.plakias.cretanet.com.
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