The West Crete holidays guide
Location of Platanias
Platanias aerial view


Built along a sandy beach Platanias is the largest tourist resort in West Crete. It is frequented mainly by tourists coming on package tours.

 Getting there

17km from Hania with frequent bus connections.


A busy resort. Some love it and some don't.


Everything from luxury resorts to simple rooms. Find accommodation in Platanias


Lots of restaurants of all kinds.


Plenty of shopping.


Many bars and a few discotheques.


Long sandy beach. Sometimes a little exposed to the wind.

 Additional comments

Platanias is far removed from real Crete but will appeal to people looking for a resort with a good beach and plenty of tourist facilities.

 Platanias on the web Platanias village
 Additional photos



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