Explore West Crete : Platanias , Chania
Holidays in Platanias
Platanias is located in west Crete, just 11 kilometres west of Chania. The village is one of the most popular tourists resorts in Crete and is so close to Agia Marina that they have essentially merged into a single large resort.
You certainly won’t be bored here!
A busy nightlife, bars, restaurants, a large sandy beach and countless hotels along the seafront are the basic features of Platanias, the main tourist resort of Chania Prefecture.
Platanias and Agia Marina are near Chania, making it easy to get to if you’re on holidays in west Crete - it’s close to Chania Airport, and you can visit beautiful Chania whenever you feel like it.
Municipality of Platanias covers an area of over 70000 sm. According to the latest cencus in 2000 it has a population of over 5000 inhabitants. There just 13 villages and small hamlets with in this area. All on the north coastline of the Chania area in the island of Crete. The beach of Platanias is a large sandy beach, hard to distinguish from the neighbouring beach of Agia Marina. The beach of Platanias is organised all along its length, with sun loungers and umbrellas.
There are lifeguards on the beach of Platanias looking out for swimmers. They hoist red warning flags on rough days. Follow their instructions for a safe swim in the clear sea of Platanias.
It would be hard to think of anything you might want on your holidays in Platanias that you couldn’t find here. Platanias is one of the busiest tourist resorts in Crete, so you’ll find every kind of business addressed to the many tourists enjoying their holidays here. The hotels in Platanias are famous for their quality. Here you will find luxury all-inclusive hotels which take up large stretches of the beach. There are also many and rooms and apartments for rent in Platanias, for younger tourists on a tighter budget.
Most of the hotels and apartments in Platanias are along the main road and on the beach, but there are also a few behind the road to the south, nearer the mountain, but still only a short distance from the centre and the beach. If you’re planning a holiday in Platanias in July, August and September, make sure you book well in advance as everything is usually full then.