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Strolling around Plaka, with a view of Spinalonga Leper Island on Crete

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Slowly approaching a round sitting area, right above the cliff, while admiring the clear blue water and Spinalonga Island in near far, I suddenly heard a tired meow. Right in the shadow of a small table an orange cat was napping, looking up to me, irritated, and after a second she was going back to sleep. At the end of April, Plaka was not flooded by tourists and it felt very relaxing to stroll around the small village by the waterside. If not even the strolling cats mind you strolling around by yourself, you are safe to say that they are used to the calm environment. Plaka is located on the north-eastern side of Crete, in Lasithi, in the municipal unit Agios Nikolaos. Plaka is near Elounda, in the Gulf of Elounda, which is bigger and more popular than the small village of Plaka.
As the Lunch Stop of Route 2 Plaka was an ideal location, to enjoy good food in a lovely environment. Greek delicacies at Taverna Giorgos, while basically sitting almost right above the water, followed by a stroll around Plaka afterwards. Small, individually owned shops, one restaurant next to each other at the beachside boulevard, many parking possibilities for cars, now and then a group of bicycle riders and boats coming into the tiny harbour, before taking, even more, tourists to Spinalonga. As far as I’ve seen there are many parking spots that are free of charge if you are coming by car, such as I did, and there is even a small supermarket with a remarkably good selection. Drinks, snacks, cheese, noodles and of course also greek olive oil in souvenir-sizes.

Pictures: Strolling around Plaka, with a view of Spinalonga Leper Island on Crete

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

seafront parking with the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Plaka Spinalonga Land Rover Experience Greece JoyDellaVita

seafront parking with the Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Cat napping in the shadow during midday

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

homemade goods in Plaka

Shopping and strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Shopping in Plaka

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Spinalonga Free Parking & Supermarket in Plaka, Crete

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

typical Octopus drying rack in the sun near the water - JoyDellaVita.com

typical Octopus drying rack in the sun near the water

Strolling around Plaka in north-eastern Crete, with a view of  Spinalonga Island during Land Rover Experience Greece -  JoyDellaVita.com

Harbour of Plaka

I visited Plaka during the Land Rover Experience Greece Press Trip on Crete

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