Plakias is 35 kilometres south of Rethymno, on the southern coast of Crete on the Libyan Sea and is a popular tourist resort well-known for its award-winning Blue Flag sandy beach stretching for 1400 metres.
Heart-shaped rock on Palm Beach, Preveli, Rethymno, Crete, Greece. Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias.
It is certainly the most famous beach in
southern Crete, accepting thousands of visitors every summer.
It is usually served as part of a mezze platter but it can also be enjoyed by itself, with slices of warm bread. Serves: 1 jar Preparation time: 10m Cooking time: 5m Ready in: 15m
A delicious, creamy cheese spread from Greece. It is usually served
as part of a mezze platter but it can also be enjoyed by itself, with
slices of warm bread. Ingredients
1 Florina pepper or any sweet pepper
1 -2 chili peppers (depending on how spicy you want the spread to be)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
250 gr. anthotyro, a traditional fresh cheese
250 gr. crumbled feta cheese
A pinch of sweet paprika Preparation method Step 1
Remove the seeds from the Florina pepper and the chili peppers and finely chop them. Step 2
Heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute until tender. Step 3
Place the anthotyro cheese and crumbled feta cheese in a blender. Add
the sautéed peppers with the oil from the pan and the paprika and
process the ingredients until you get a smooth and homogeneous mixture. Step 4
Keep the cheese spread refrigerated in a glass jar, pouring a little oil on the surface from time to time.
Source: Olive magazine Chef: Ioanna Stamoulou Photo: George Drakopoulos Food Styling: Tina Webb
Plakias: Set beside a long southern-coast beach, between two immense wind tunnel gorges, Plakias was once a humble fishing village. In 1961, the official census recorded a population of just six!! Today its population explodes each summer with Central European package tourists...
Plakias has some decent restaurants and plenty of accommodation options. From here you can walk through olive groves, along seaside cliffs and to some sparkling hidden beaches. It’s also a good base for regional excursions..