Crete Locals logo

Filaki caves at Plakaki

  • Filaki caves at Plakaki


If you head east of Fylaki beach, you will soon (100m only) reach the exit of the Sfakiano Gorge, with a nice pebbly beach formed. The area is called Plakakia and hosts some of the most spectacular beaches in Crete, formed on small narrow fjords. Indeed, some of them are formed inside small caves! There is a tricky dirt road leading close to the beach.



What are Filaki caves at Plakaki?

Filaki caves at Plakaki are a series of natural caves located on the beach of Plakaki in Crete, Greece.

How do I get to Filaki caves at Plakaki?

You can reach Filaki caves at Plakaki by car or by foot. The beach is located about 30 minutes from Rethymno and there is a parking area nearby.

Are the Filaki caves at Plakaki accessible?

Yes, the Filaki caves at Plakaki are accessible to visitors. However, it is recommended to wear appropriate footwear as the terrain can be rocky and uneven.

What can I do at Filaki caves at Plakaki?

Visitors can explore the caves, swim in the crystal-clear waters, sunbathe on the beach, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding cliffs.

Is there any entrance fee to visit Filaki caves at Plakaki?

No, there is no entrance fee to visit Filaki caves at Plakaki. The beach is open to the public and free to access.

What is the best time to visit Filaki caves at Plakaki?

The best time to visit Filaki caves at Plakaki is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the water is calm. However, the beach can get crowded during peak season, so it is recommended to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach can be accessed through a dirt track.

What other information is available about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Deep blue


  • Dirt track

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

Review stats

Filaki caves at Plakaki has received 0 reviews with an average rating of  out of 5



Very good










Get Your Guide

© All rights reserved. Crete Locals