Platanias beach is located in the homonymous village 11km west of Chania, Crete. The area has grown so much that now is essentially a suburb of Chania. Platanias village is built on a hill with fantastic sea views. On summer evenings, the large entertainment area flooded with people, Greeks and foreigners, who have fun until the morning. Platanias is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete and is so close to Agia Marina beach, which have essentially merged into a single large tourist area.
The area around Platanias beach is ideal for those who want to spend their holidays by the sea. One of the biggest beaches in Crete stretches east and west from Platanias in length that reaches a total of 7 km.
The beach is a lovely, well-organized huge beach, offering bars, umbrellas, showers, canteen, water sports etc. On windy days, you can enjoy swimming, east of the local harbor, near Agia Marina. There are consecutive artificial creeks, which provide protection from the waves.
Platanias is the ideal destination for people who like the frenetic fun, but nevertheless you will see many families with babies and young children to enjoy their vacations because it is a place that offers everything. Villas in Platanias are offered in a great variety. If you choose a villa in Platanias, you will have a number of facilities, easy access to the beach and wonderful sea view.
Access to Platanias Beach
You can get there by following the National Road from Chania to Kissamos. Leaving the highway you will arrive at a large crossroads and opposite you will see a sign pointing to Platanias and Agia Marina, and a second one to Maleme and Kolymbari. Turn right on and after one kilometer you will see the sign welcoming you in Platanias. The walking distance from the city center, the wonderful beach and regular bus service, have made Platanias beach the most popular near Chania.
Agiofarago beach in Crete is presented in our current post, following Matala Beach in …
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG
Cretico represents a villa marketplace by specialists which includes holiday villa rentals from all over Crete. We offer you a large amount of high quality villas in Crete to choose from. Cretico's advantage is that you contact and book your villa directly from the owners.
Join our Family
We are always open to travelers that want to share their travel stories to Crete with us! We would love to hear your adventures and share them with our viewers. We also provide a great affiliate program that you can join for free if you are owner of a Website or Blog.
Find your Cretan Villa
Choose the villa of your dreams, among hundred of villas in Crete! All villas in Cretico have a private pool and meet the requirements according to the regulations of the Greek National Tourist Organization. Contact directly the owner by making an inquiry or a booking request.
Browse the Villas
Crete Blog by Cretico - A travel Blog about your Holidays in Crete!