From Plakias and Ifigenia Apartments as a starting point you are ideally located for many excursions and trips to the countryside as well as to some (more) of the most beautiful beaches of the island. You can do it on your own with your car or you make use of the many possibilities below:
www.crete-tourist-information.net in Plakias offers excursions to places like Mili gorge, Amari valley, Kournas lake, the village of Argiroupoli / ancient Lappa, Imbros gorge, as well as the daytrip by boat from Kastelli Kissamos to Gramvousa and Balos lagoon.
By boat there are daily or weekly excursions from Plakias to Preveli beach and palm forest, to Triopetra beach and to Loutro / Marble beach.
By public bus you can easily go for a day to the town of Rethymnon, where you will find many shops, the venetian harbor and a wonderful old town, quite many museums, and 3 times a week a street market.