Plakias is a village on the south coast of Crete, in the region of Rethymno, about 30 kilometres south of the city of Rethymno. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south.
Plakias has a 1300-metre-long sandy beach and there are several other beaches within walking distance (Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi, and Skhinaria). The southeastern end of the beach, near the Kakomouri headland, is used by nudists. The town is not on any major passage for traffic and hence traffic is minimal and it is quieter and less dusty than many other Greek resorts.