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Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Municipal district
Postal Code: 73008
Tel +30 28250
Altitude: 78 meters
Longitude: 24o 12' 27" E
Latitude: 35o 26' 59" N

Useful Information (1)

Responsible port authority

Port Authority Department of Souda

Tel: +30 28210 89240, 89884
Fax: +30 28210 89884

Local governments (1)

Municipalities' district offices

Plaka Community

  On the road from Kalives there is a junction for Almirida. The old monastery of Panagia Keras is located on a beautiful small beach after Kasteli, while towards Gavalohori one can see remains of the old public road with its arched bridge and tollbooth.
  Almirida, a small fishing village, evolved into a tourist resort a few years ago and is an area which demands particular attention from the municipality of Vamos. At the entrance of the village the 13th division for Byzantine antiquities of the Archaeological Receipts Fund has uncovered the ruins of an old (6th century) Christian Basilica separated into three, with mosaics, which are both of excellent quality and have been exceptionally well preserved. On Finikias hill above the Basilica (as well as on the small island of Karga) are the remains of a Greek-Roman town a short distance away from Almirida.
  The village of Plaka is built on the slope of a hill with a view of the Souda bay. It is a community with interesting architectural style, which is unfortunately changing due to intense building mainly for tourist purposes. The surrounding environment has maintained its character well and is ideal for walks either inland or along the coast. Plaka retains its traditional identity, which must be protected through checks on new buildings in order to prevent the alteration of the traditional architectural style. Every summer Cretan music festivals take place in Plaka, the "Plakiana", in honour of Michael Papadakis, from Plaka, a fine lyra player of recent years.

Selected tourism enterprises (1)

Travel agencies

Danae Travel Bureau

Tel: +30 210 3247512

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