Plaka is a relatively large beach on the north coast of Pelion. A big rocks separates it from the seaside resort of Agios Ioannis, making it a more isolate place surrounded by green hills.
The easiest way to reach Plaka is on foot, from the small harbor next to the beach of Agios Ioannis - after it there is a short path by the sea which goes round the rock and leads to Plaka. If you want to go by car though, it may be a bit tricky. There is a road which connects Agios Ioannis with Plaka but it passes above the beach. The only way down is through the private lands of two hotels where you can park for a small charge. The other option is to walk the distance on foot.
Plaka has coarse sand and tiny pebbles, with very blue but rather deep water around the shore. In the summer half of the beach is managed by a beach bar (belonging to one of the hotels) which rents sunbeds and parasols, the other half is a free zone. No shops or restaurants are available at the beach, the closest can be found in Agios Ioannis.
highlights: large beach next to Agios Ioannis, beach in Pelion, Thessaly, Greece