Horizon Beach hotel
Horizon Beach hotel is located in Plakias, south of the city of Rethymno in the wonderful island of Crete. Only 400m away from the center of Plakias, Horizon offers you a wonderful view of the bay of Plakias and the surrounding area. Plakias is a coastal fishing village with taverns, supermarkets and shops that still maintains a traditional and peaceful way of life. Right in front of the hotel you will find a Blue Flag certified sand & pebble beach ideal for swimming, snorkeling and diving. The beach has umbrellas and sunbeds and is operated by a private company so there might be an extra charge.
The Horizon Beach hotel is a family business and has been recently fully renovated. It consists of 26 rooms, all with a terrace or a balcony with sea view. The position of the hotel, 15 m above sea level, offers great view even from the ground floor rooms. All rooms are simply furnished and have a shower or bathroom. Twin and double bedrooms have a private balcony with sea view and polished stone floors. Studios are equipped with a kitchen and there are also rooms for 3 persons (double and single bed) and family rooms for 4 persons with a connecting door between them, 2 balconies and a small kitchen. Family rooms are also connected through the balcony to another double room and can be used as an apartment for 6 persons.
All rooms have WiFi Internet access, air-conditioning, a coffee maker, large storage areas and modern furniture. The staff of the hotel is at your disposal for anything that you might need and can arrange for you taxi transfer to and from the port or the airport. Breakfast buffet indoors and outdoors at the patio, a salon with TV, a lift for accessing the upper floors as well as free private parking are also included in the amenities. A tavern and a “kafenio” can be found within the hotel area.
Within a 5 m walking distance you will find the 1km long sandy beach of Plakias while the nearby beaches of Souda, Ammoudi, Schinaria, Damnoni and Preveli with the second largest palm tree forest in Crete are within a driving distance of 5-10 minutes and will be more than rewarding. The renowned Monastery of Preveli with the museum is also a place to visit within a few kilometers from Horizon Beach. In the area of Plakias you can find many activities as scuba diving, snorkeling, walking tours around the mountains and the gorges, horse riding and more. The villages of Mirthios and Selia overlooking the bay of Plakias are ideal for a lunch or dinner in one of the taverns that offer a unique view of the area and serve traditional recipes.