You definetely need a car to stay here. The studio is basic but spacious & has a nice balcony with great views. One negative is the shower which is just a hand held shower in the corner of the bathroom. The kitchen is not that well equiped. Fine for a few nights but would not want to stay for a week. Not that easy to find.
An excellent restaurant about 4-5km away up the hill behind Plakias in Mariou is " Taverna Mariou". Great food & fantastic views over Plakias & surrounding hills.