Platanias Beach Chania: The cosmopolitan beach of Platanias is one of the most developed tourist resorts in Crete. The beach is well visited in July and August but you will find some quiets spots as well. Nestled in the northern coast of Crete, it is the remedy you need for boredom.
Platanias Beach, activities and amusements are plenty to choose from and the beach is well catered by beachfront bars and cafe-restaurants. It is a clean, blue-flaged beach with a magnificent view to Theodorou islet that lies near the beach. You also have the option of jet skiing, banana boats and snorkeling.
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Strolling along the sand, you can also find rock enclaves with the shade of trees as well as pebble stretches. Platanias village also offers loads of activity with a number of shops and party resorts. The nightlife here is lively with several bars as well as privately organized parties.
To reach Platanias Beach, take a bus or car on a 11 km trip on the national road from Chania to Kastelli. Also check the status of the meltemia summer winds that can hit the coast.
The seaside village of Platanias is located 11km west of Chania. The wider area has faced a great development during the last decades and now is actually a suburb of Chania. The village is built on a hillside with fantastic view. During summer nights, the great clubs in the area host thousands of people, both Greeks and foreigners, who dance until dawn.
Platanias Beach is a lovely large sandy beach, along which there are many hotels of all categories and all the usual touristic facilities. On the beach you will find everything that is provided in a well organized beach, such as beach bars, umbrellas, showers, snack bars, water sports etc. On the east side of the local harbor, close to Agia Marina, you can enjoy your swim in the several small artificial coves, especially on windless days.
The close proximity to Chania, the beautiful beach and the regular bus service from Chania have made Platanias the most popular beach near Chania city.