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Enjoy your holidays in Plakiás

22 pax occupancy 8 bedrooms
Skinos is a totally family run business. Now three generations participate in: the grandparents Kostoula and Lefteris Katsaragakis, daughter Joanna and son Manolis, who is married with Filio, and last but not least “little Lefteris” and the new baby Maria, the junior staff of Skinos. Even as movie stars they won over a big audience when acting in Nikos Ligouris' documentary “Summer Lightning”. Presenting the daily life of the Katsaragakis family this film got several awards and became also famous through television. The film chronicles the daily life of the Katsaragakis family years ago. At that time the small hotel on the southern coast of Crete – off the beaten track, and somewhat distant from the main tourist areas – didn't do much business. The family spent most of their days sitting in the shade, hoping for customers to appear, and gazing out at the sea. Time had not made them rich, but they had become experts in the weather and the light. When they found a camera someone left behind, they began to photograph the sea as it changes throughout the day. Their idea was to document the rich variety of light and colour. At the same time, they also hoped to capture on film the rare weather phenomenon of summer lightning, which can be observed on the horizon, in clear weather and without any thunder …


Slide through the diferent features of Skinos.

  • Studios

    Studios Skinos studios are on the first floor of our house and have marvelous sea view. All of them have fully equipped kitchen, large balcony, A/C and they are very comfortable for 2 or 3 persons. See more...

  • Apartments

    Apartments Skinos has three apartments. All of them are very comfortable for families with 2-5 members. Each apartment has a separate bedroom and a large living room. Also A/C, fully equipped kitchen and a large terrace with fantastic sea view. See more...

  • Penthouse

    Penthouse On the top floor of Skinos there is a brand new suite! It is an apartment with separate bedroom and a nice living room. It is very luxury and very well decorated. Also it has a fully equipped kitchen, A/C and of course a very large terrace with unforgettable view all over the bay of Plakias! Skinos Suite covers the whole top floor of the house! See more...

Description of Accommodation

Skinos Apartments and studios are built on the waterfront, just on the western outskirts of the beautiful seaside village of Plakias.
A few minutes walk away from the center of Plakias and only separated by a narrow lane from the Libyan Sea, our houses offer comfortable accommodation with large sea view balconies.

All studios and apartments are bright and spacious. They feature a kitchenette with mini fridge, cooking hobs and coffee maker. Also, all are equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom with bathtub or shower.

A short walk from Skinos Apartments taverns and shops. The town of Rethymno is 32 km away. while the famous beach of Preveli is around 10 km. away. Free on-site parking.

Information of Accommodation

Outdoors Rooms
Garden 24 Hours Reception
Balcony Safe Box
Nearby the beach Fully equipped kitchen
Sunbeds Wi-Fi
Sun umbrellas Washing machine
  First aid kit



Useful distances from the property to places of interest

Skinaria Beach (10km)
The beach is located 3 km to the east of Plakias. It is one of the most popular beaches of Crete especially to those who like diving.
Plakias (1km)
Just 10 meters. from the beach of Plakias, Skinos Apartments offers self-catering accommodation overlooking the Libyan Sea from their balcony. The family-run hotel is quietly situated in a garden with palm trees and a sun terrace. It provides free Wi-Fi.
Rethymno (36.5 km)
The renaissance city of Rethymno. A historic location where you may find many museums, food and entertainment.
Souda Beach (2.5 km)
Souda is 41 km southwest of Rethymno, just 3 km east of Plakias. It's essentially the last beach of the large beachfront of Plakias
Damnoni Beach (4 km)
Damnoni is located 35km south of Rethymno and 5km east of Plakias. It is a popular tourist resort, very well developed and organized.
Ammoudi Beach (5km)
Ammoudi is a beach complex located 32km south of Rethymno and 4km east of Plakias. To get here, you have to drive by paved road from the village Lefkogia.
Preveli Palm Beach (15km)
Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotikos Gorge, where the Great River (Megas Potamos) is flowing.

Our Olive Oil

Harvesting olives

Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil now is available in Germany and in France. The peoples who sale it for us is possible with a phone call or e-mail to send the oil
In your place!
Our partners are :
in Bonn, Ursula and Udo Kuppers.
Germanen Str.46
e-mail :
Tel : 0178 1866907
Near Hanover,Dirk and Claudi Martens
Eichendamm 32,Brelingen
e-mail :
Tel : 05130 2263
In France : L F J P
67000 Strasbourg and 78500 Satruville (near Paris)
Tel : 0033 615 528424.
Also if you like to have more than some bottles you can contact us. We are happy to give you our offer and to send the oil to your place. We can send our oil all over Europe!!!

Thea Apartments

Newbuild Apartments

Skinos’ popularity remains unabated. Because they no longer wanted to disappoint their regular guests and new customers, Filio und Manolis Katsaragakis have built two new gorgeous vacation apartments. Both apartments are in a top location above the great bay of Plakias in the middle of the olive groves. The rentals’ name Thea (meaning view) speaks for itself. The view is indeed sensational, promising incomparable sunset experiences, relaxation, and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. This is further helped by the lavish design and harmonious layout of the two apartments. Tastefully furnished in a modern style, they feature a living-dining room, an open kitchen, two bedrooms and a bath. With all rooms facing the seaside, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass balustrades on the terraces, you will always have an open view onto the sea. Having had a chance to visit Thea last week, we are impressed and enthusiastic.
Liebe Grüsse,

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Skinos Apartments are located just 15 m from the beach and only 400 m west of the village of Plakias. Here you will enjoy the presence of the sea and splendid open views across the bay. Right below there's a sandy and shingle beach. As well as having glorious sea views, Skinos enjoys a very peaceful position, yet shops and tavernas are within easy reach by foot and the main beach is about 10 min walk away. Skinos is located in Plakias, just a few kilometers from the beautiful beaches of Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi, Shinaria and Preveli with the famous monastery. From Plakias you can easily reach Rethymnon (32 km) or Chania Airport (100 km). At Skinos there are following types of rooms available: 3 studios, 3 apartments and a penthouse on the top, all with free wireless Internet access!

Plakias and nearby beaches

Located on the wild unspoiled south coast of Crete, Plakias is the perfect holiday spot. Not too large and so it retains the traditional Cretan friendliness, but big enough to have a good range of tavernas, fine sorted supermarkets and other shops. Butchers, bakeries, cash machines are missing just as little as a laundry, a hairdresser or of course car & bike rental agencies. At the port trip boats invite to cruises into the neighboring bays and beaches, such as Souda Beach, Shinaria and Damnoni Beach or to the famous Preveli Palm Beach. The beautiful south facing curved bay is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The hills behind provide wonderful walks, on trails through the olive groves and beyond. In the environment you will find steep ravines, old monasteries, wide olive groves with thousands of trees and many old villages. Because of the unique locality nearly in the center of the island Skinos Apts. is the ideal starting point for daily trips into all directions and to the many objects of interest on Crete. E.g. the north coast with the beautiful seaport Rethymnon is only about 40 km away.


Media library of Skinos

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Contact us

Beach road to Souda Beach,
Άγιος Βασίλειος, 74060

Tel: +30.2832031737
Tel: +30.6974191242