Plakias is a small village 30 km south of Rethymnon and is one of the most popular places to visit in Rethymnon. It is located between two gorges, Selia and Kourtaliotiko and offers a gorgeous beach at the end of a crescent bay where you can relax and enjoy the sun. Although it is a very busy destination there are many small and quiet hotels where someone can spend the night.
For those who are interested in adventures, the gorges of Preveli, Kourtaliotis and Kotsifos are easily accessible and offer a unique experience in the nature. Another near by village that someone can visit is Spili that is filled with trees, springs, chapels and offers a breathtaking view to the sea.