Platanias in Chania, Crete, is characterized by the long sandy beaches and chrystal blue sea. It's the ideal destination for family holidays or for those that they want to feel the Cetan night life.
Platanias is a village about 10 km's west from Chania Town. It is situated by the mouth of the homonymous river Platanias. At the river's shore there are many plane trees –platania called in Greek - which explains the name of the village.
The wonderful beaches and the touristic development, with numerous facilities for the visitors, make Platanias the most important tourist centre of western Crete.
An extended coastal zone with the successive, organised sandy beaches will surpass all of your expectations. Platanias offers a whole range of choices in the fields of business, taste and leisure available to you.
From Platanias you can make wonderful trips to the most famous destinations on the western Crete. If you are into hiking, don't miss the longest gorge in Europe, Samaria. Its beauty, grandeur and wildness are unique. Visit the paradise like pink sandy beach of Elafonisi, the Venetian old town of Chania, or see the ancient town in Falasarna.
In Platanias you will discover a source of joy, a treasure of good life and constant rejuvenation. ..