Beach in Plakias is one long bay. In front of the village, it has
a lot of pebbles, and is certainly not at its best. However,
if you walk east you can follow the road right along the bay. The
beach gets better as you walk along, and there is a lot more sand.
At the far end, the cliffs provide a nice area for snorkelling too.
beach is rarely crowded, and you can always find a fairly quiet
spot somewhere. There are several showers along the way, which is
a nice way of getting the salt off before getting back to the serious
business of sunbathing. But beware, the gentle breeze tends to make
you underestimate how strong the sun is.
sea is fairly safe for swimming usually there are no currents
or anything nasty. There are rare occasions when the sea gets very
rough. This is great for fools (like me) who like to make a total
idiot of themselves in the waves but look out for the kiddies
then, as the waves can get nasty.
And if you want to get an all over tan, make your way to the far
end, where its been clothing optional for years
and the majority of the folks there happily discard their swimwear.
other warning - if you go snorkelling around the rocks, look out
for the black urchins. The spikes are nasty if you stand on them
- but not life threatening!
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