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Platanias Chania is a seaside village located 15 km west of Chania town and one of the largest tourist resorts in Crete. The village owes its name to the many plane trees scattered along the shore of the homonymous river. Platanias is where the heart of tourism beats and here you will find all amenities, big hotel complexes, beachfront clubs, bars, traditional and international cuisine and anything you can imagine. Platanias is ideal for visitors who love developed touristic units and facilities and a less traditional character. It is accessible by bus from Chania city.

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The cosmopolitan beach of Platanias is one of the most developed tourist resorts in Crete. The beach gets very popular in July and August but you will find some quiet spots for more privacy. Activities and amusement opportunities are plenty to choose from and the beach is well-catered by beachfront bars and cafe-restaurants with tasty snacks.

Family fun in Platanias

There is a wide range of fun activities in this part of the city. Its clean, blue-flagged beach offers endless possibilities from jet skiing, banana boats to diving and snorkeling. Strolling along the sand which extends to great length, you will most definitely enjoy your day in Platanias.

Things to do in Platanias

Being the top touristic destination of Chania, Platanias has the best infrastructure in the area. The village offers countless activities with a number of shops and party resorts. Platanias is considered to be the Ibiza of the Chania region. The nightlife here is lively with several bars as well as privately organized parties that last from dusk to dawn.

Visit the Thodorou islet by Jet Ski or boat and see the protected species of Kri Kri, a goat exclusive to this place. Looking at the sunset near Thodorou is a mesmerizing sense and will create a very nice memory in your album.

Since Platanias is a 20-minute drive from Chania, you also have the option to visit the sights of this beautiful, picturesque city.

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