When in Plaka, your camera will be very busy. It's such a pretty spot and the colours of the boats in the harbour against the blue sea is not to be missed.
Have a wander round, it will only take a couple of minutes. Don't forget to feed the ducks, not to mention the cats!!!
We watched a man sitting fishing for hours on end. As far as we were aware, he never caught one fish. Still, it gives you something to watch. It's just a pity the excitement of the arrival of the Flying Dolphin is no more. Nothing much happens here, life is slow and good.
Plaka's two beaches are stunners. The large one over the harbour wall is a long sweep of gritty sand and small pebble which becomes pure sand in the water. There is a lifeguard post (only manned from July) and toilets, changing rooms, showers and a swish new looking bar. All this allows the beach to claim a Blue Flag award and rightly so.
The "town" beach again has a lifeguard lookout, changing rooms and shower also awarding it this time a Blue Flug award!!!! This beach is pebble which I think became sand and shelves quite steeply. Crystal clear water. A most beautiful place to swim. We even had shade from a closed beach bar and it's bamboo mushroom sunshades.
Unfortunately we didn't take any photos of the larger beach.
This city is certainly the one to shop at for souveniers. There are t-shirts, leather shops, greek mini sculptures, and many things to buy there.
I looked for my authentic Olympic 2004 t-shirt there and will wear it proudly in the USA.