Τετάρτη, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

You want it we did it: A family break in the classiest hotel in Rethymno, Crete!

Open season 2016 from April with special rates.

  Welcome to the Plakias Suites (4 keys), a family complex of 6 apartments that fits perfectly into its natural Cretan surroundings in one of the most attractive locations in southern Crete, the bay of Plakias. The complex is situated on the long, sandy beach of Paligremnos in Plakias.

Each of the modern apartments is sound-proofed and fully equipped with a kitchen, air-conditioning, satellite television and wireless Internet connection.

Enjoy a wonderful stay amidst unparalleled tranquility and luxury.

Each apartment has its own independent entrance and a large private balcony with a view of the mountain and the sea.

It is an ideal place for families with children as the spacious, comfortable apartments open onto the 900 sq.m. lush-green garden where children can enjoy their games undisturbed.

 The beach is literally at your doorstep!!


Plakias Suites Beach

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Photo of the Day: February and 28C in Plakias, Crete!

Plakias, is a small fishing village and produces wonderful sunsets, like this.

USA Today: Greek Islands Among Best Destinations for Solo Travel

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The Greek islands are among the best destinations for solo trips in 2016, to meet new people and gain some independence, according to a feature published in USA Today.


Greek islands for solo travel
On Greece, USA Today notes that even if the country is facing problems with its economy, people should not be discouraged to travel there alone.


“While Athens has rich history to offer and is a good home base, the islands offer a perfect solo beach escape where you’ll be able to meet people and island hop when you get bored. Luckily there are thousands of islands to explore with ferries and flights providing easy access between them. Don’t miss picturesque Santorini, famous party spot Mykonos, beach-riddled Zakynthos, historical Ithaca, under-rated Syros, and of course the biggest island, Crete.
How to meet people: Traveling solo around the Greek Islands can be tricky if you are looking for travel partners, especially if you’re island hopping from place to place. Although they can be pricey, a cruise can be your best option.”






Best solo trips for 2016
  1. Solola, Guatemala
  2. Grand Circle, U.S.
  3. Reykjavik, Iceland
  4. Melbourne, Australia
  5. Ganges River cruise, India
  6. Great Britain and Ireland
  7. California coast, U.S.
  8. Greek Islands, Greece
  9. New Zealand
Read the whole feature here.

Athens: The Second Best European Destination for 2016


Athens was considered the second Best European Destination for 2016.
Twenty selected destinations had competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2016. Voting ended on February 10 and after more than 288,000 votes, Zadar in Croatia was elected Best European Destination 2016 and won the prestigious title.

Athens
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“From the iconic Acropolis, rising above the city, to charming up and coming neighborhoods and contemporary art galleries, the city of Classic Marathon and Olympic Games is a majestically quirky clash of past and present”, a brief description of Athens reads, posted on the European Best Destinations’ website.

“One of the world’s oldest cities with a recorded history of 3,500 years, the Greek capital is constantly undergoing urban renewals to keep up with the evolution of time. Athens lives up to all the hype!”

Last year Athens came in third place in the prestigious electronic pool for best European destination.

Top 10 European best destinations 2016
  1. Zadar
  2. Athens
  3. Plovdiv
  4. Nantes
  5. The Azores Islands
  6. Paris
  7. Novi Sad
  8. Brussels
  9. Kotor
  10. Milan
EBD2016-TOP10-RIBBONEuropean Best Destinations is a Brussels-based organisation aimed at promoting culture and tourism in Europe. In partnership with the participating tourism offices and the EDEN Network, it promotes a better understanding of the wealth, diversity and quality of European destinations.

Since 2009, European Best Destinations has been working with major tourism offices in Europe to reward and highlight the most visited destinations via its website and social networks.
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Κυριακή, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

We Love what we Do..

Plakias Suites is a family complex of 6 apartments that fits perfectly into the natural Cretan surroundings in one of the most attractive locations in southern Crete, the bay of Plakias.

Enjoy Greece out of season

Greece and its islands are just waiting to be discovered all year round, writes the Scottish newspaper The Courier adding that Greece is one of the most popular tourist destination in the world.

Boasting stunning beaches coupled with centuries of history, and traditional sugar-cube towns are just the start of what the country has to offer.

The islands: The largest of the Greek islands is Crete, which boasts 650 miles of coastline and some impressive historical sights...

 Top locations you must see:
  • Mount Athos, Northern Greece
  • Lindos, Rhodes
  • Samaria Gorge, Crete
  • Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
  • Mykonos Island
  • Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens
  • Rethmynon Old Town, Crete
  • Island tours by boat