Operated by the Four Seasons hotel, Plakes Vlichos offers a long, white sand beach with panoramic views of the mainland and surrounding islands over a clear, aquamarine sea. The beach shelves gently here, providing shallow water ideal for waders and children. A taverna right on the beach offers traditional fare all day long, and chaise longues and umbrellas are available for rent.
Four Seasons operates a beach boat that runs regularly between Plakes and Hydra Harbor; it docks just in front of the clock tower on the Port. Alternatively, you hire a water taxi or get there by foot along the coast road, past Kamini and Vlychos proper.