Platanias

Platanias

Platanias is the largest tourist resort in West Crete. It is built along a sandy beach and caters mainly to tourists (a good proportion of them Scandinavians) who come to Crete on package tours.

 

Location of Platanias in Crete

Location of Platanias

Getting there

 Platanias is located on the main coastal road, 14 km from Chania with very frequent buses.

Atmosphere

A busy resort, especially popular with Scandinavians. Some love it and some don't.

Accommodation

Platanias has everything from luxury hotels to simple rooms.

Restaurants

Many restaurants and eateries of all kinds

Shopping

 Plenty of shopping opportunities for when you are not lying on the beach or by the pool.

Nightlife

Many bars and a few discotheques. Probably the liveliest nightlife in West Crete (but nothing like Malia!)

Beach

 A long wide sandy beach which is sometimes a little exposed to the wind and can, on occasions, have treacherous currents.

Photos of Platanias

  • General view of Platanias and the island of Theodorou
  • General view of Platanias and the island of Theodorou
  • Platanias
  • The harbour of Platanias
  • General view of Platanias and the island of Theodorou
  • Platanias map
  • The river of Platanias by the beach
  • On the beach
  • On the beach
  • Beach
  • Beach
  • Seaside
  • Floating
  • On the beach
  • Morning time
  • On the beach
  • By the beach
  • On the beach
  • On the beach
  • Stormy day
  • On the beach
  • On the beach
  • In the sea
  • On the beach
  • Sunset time
  • Parascending
  • Parascending
  • Restaurant
  • Street signs
  • Street in the old village
  • Platanias
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Street
  • Restaurant
  • Café
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Restaurant
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Night time in Platanias
  • Diving centre
  • Minigolf
 

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Location of Platanias in Crete

Location of Platanias
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