Where to start walking or cycling - Plakias Walk and Cycle in Crete
For those new to Crete Plakias is recommend as a starting point. This is a small resort on the south coast of Crete which is an excellent base for both walking and cycling with a wide range of paths and tracks in quiet countryside. These are within easy reach of the village and range from level tracks alongside the aqueducts to mountain ridges. Private transport is generally not needed.