Back in Time
Stone Age intriguing findings around the village of Plakias rewrite the history of the conquests of the Seas. Discoveries substantiate sea voyages in Mediterranean tens of thousands of years earlier than anyone had ever suspected! (The Plakias Project: www.plakiasstoneageproject.com)
Built near the ruins of Lamon Minoan town, Plakias village was doubtless geographically suitable for a settled community.
During the 10th century, the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros Phokas II built roads and bridges in order to link Plakias surrounding villages. Wall fragments from a fortified area remain on a hilltop just northeast of the present main town.
In its recent history, Plakias wasn’t but an endless pebble sandy beach with a picturesque small harbor, where a few fishermen of the near mountainside villages were relishing its crystal clear sea natural riches.
Nowadays, the formerly fishing-village can meet the high demands of summer visitors combining the tradition, warm hospitality and serenity that everyone can amply savor with all the modern facilities a tourist resort can provide.