Climbing and Canyoning
On the western end of Plakias bay there is a very big rocky wall, just perfect for climbing, with superb sea view and a beautiful beach to have a swim afterwards. On the website of “Climb in Crete” http://www.climbincrete.com/en/Climbing/Plakias/Plakias%253A_Sector_1
there are descriptions of 28 routes with a length of 17 up to 48 meters, and grades from 5a+ to 8a+. Enjoy!
Nearby are also some popular spots for canyoning. A rocky but beautiful gorge leads down to Preveli beach and palm forest. You will have to swim to reach your aim – this is a specially nice trip in hot summer months! Many more gorges in the surrounding invite for canyoning, like Kotsifou and Frati.