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Youth Hostel Plakias

A green paradise at the southcoast of Europe

Where are we?

We are located at the South Coast of Crete.
And there are good reasons to go south:

Stunning Beaches

Some of the best beaches of Crete and bays with crystal clear water are just round the corner.

Fantastic Landscape

A fantastic landscape from sea to mountains invites you for hiking & adventures

Flora & Fauna

an uncredible nature, flowers, herbs and rare animals

and Youth Hostel Plakias

Voted as Best Hostel in Greece for several reasons

Crete Onerock Beach Wonderful Landscape Flora and Fauna Youth Hostel Plakias

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Welcome to a green paradise at the south coast of Europe

Supported by ESPA EU funding Best Hostel in Greece 2015+2016

Youth Hostel Plakias - probably the most chilled out hostel in the world and winner of the Hoscar 2015 and 2016 as ´Best Hostel in Greece´.

On the south coast of Crete, Plakias is a world away from the hectic north coast resort towns. Made of up bars and tavernas, surrounded by rivers, gorges and stunning beaches, Plakias is the easiest place to get stuck in; want a beach just for you and your friends? A waterfall you can shower under? Or regular big nights out with your fellow travellers? Then Plakias is for you.

A local travel agency is organizing trips to the famous gorges of Samaria, Aradena and Imbros.

The hostel has six dorms set in an olive grove with a large patio for socialising with your new found friends. We have a fast and stable WIFI (free of charge), inexpensive beer and wine , yummy breakfasts (ideal for hangovers), free use of guitars, snorkels, flippers, river shoes and beach mats. In our large garden several hammocks are waiting for you. We also have loads of information about the local hikes, beaches and other activities that can be found in and around the area.

So come and take a break from your travels and make some friends in probably the most chilled out place on earth. There´s a reason people keep coming back here.

We´ll see you soon!

We are open again for the new season.

Hostel excursions

Waterfall Adventure
Waterfall Adventure When you travel to Plakias by bus you will just before the bus arrives in the Plakias bay drive through an impressive gorge. It is called "Kourtaliotiko Gorge". At it´s bottom is one of the few rivers on Crete that carries a big amount of crystal clear water even still at the end of a long hot summer. ... read more ...
A Hike to Timeo Stavros
A Hike to Timeo Stavros Did you ever experience a sunrise on one of our most beautiful mountains in the area?
The view from the top is spectacular. ... read more ...
Mikro Ammoudi At Damnoni
Mikro Ammoudi At Damnoni Two of our favorite beaches are Mikro Ammoudi and Klisidi (Onerock Beach) are just 40 min walk from the hostel in the bay of Damnoni. ... read more ...