Europe > Greece > Crete > Plakias - Lefkogia / South Crete

Levkogia is an old Cretan village near Plakias with a population of about 600. The beaches are walk away (about by car or bicycle). The villagers are friendly. It has 1 supermarket, 4 kafenions, and 2 restaurants.

Plakias is about 4km away. Plakias is a former fishing village that accommodates a moderate number of tourists today. It has bus service 5 times a day (or you can get there at any time, of course, with your own transportation). Plakias has a diving school, shops, supermarkets, discos, restaurants, post office, pharmacy, and a German physician. From Plakias you can take busses to all of Crete’s sightseeing destinations. Various rental cars are also available in Plakias.

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Scuba diving at Skinaria Bay - diving school. Preveli Monestary, Phaistos, Knossos, Gortys, Arkadi Monestary, Rethymnon museums, Samaria Gorge, Sfakia Plateau.


Traveling by car:

From Italy: Ferry to Patras - Piraeus - Crete

On request we can arrange a reasonably priced transfer and car rental for you.

Traveling by plane:

Heraklion - Chania

Traveling by train:

Pickup service is possible

At the beach in Plakias

At the beach in Plakias

Avenue in Plakias

Avenue in Plakias


Leisure activities in the area

  • Sea/Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Restaurants
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Shopping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Birding

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • National Historic Sites