|Plaka Village in Chania Crete is one of the most known traditional villages in West Crete, in Apokoronas area. It is located 23 km. from Chania and belongs to Vamos Municipality along with the neighboring villages Almyrida and Kalyves. Unlike these villages, Plaka is not on the coast, but on a small hill (70 meters).
Plaka village built amphitheatrically; offering excellent views of Almyrida and of course the blue Cretan Sea and Souda Bay.
The village is verdant and largely retains its beautiful natural environment, as it is located on the slope of the Mountain Drapanokefalas where the vegetation is intense and varied. You can see olives and planes, undergrowth of shrubs, but also organically grown plants that have not altered the character of the area. Plaka has about 400 permanent residents, half of whom are foreigners, mainly British.
The village retains its traditional character to a large extent, although the locals will tell you that due to the recent construction.