If you go from Plakias westwards, you will first pass the new port and some secluded hotels.
Then, after about 1,500 meters the small bay of Souda with it's sandy beach opens.
The Phoenix Apartments are located above this bay by the road to the village of Sellia, with magnificent panoramic views of the mountains and the Libyan Sea.
Olive groves and carob trees set the tone of the peaceful surroundings on the slope of a hill.
The fine sandy beach of Plakias is famous not only for the beauty of the landscape but also because of the crystal clear water.
Numerous watersport offers can be found here e.g. scuba diving, waterski, wind surfing, wetbikes, and pedaloes.
In the evening, local guests as well as people from all corners of the world meet in the bars of Plakias.
Heraklion airport is 125 kms away, Chania airport 99 kms.
A list of airlines and charter companies is shown
The town of Rethymnon on the north coast is 42 kms away.