Platanias Crete


Platanias and Agia Marina grew up at the same time, and both are practically identical: a long beach with a town behind it built for tourists only. Almost everyone here is on a package holiday; independent travellers do not come here often.



One thing Platanias does have that Agia Marina doesn’t is an old village. The village is signposted, and whilst it’s not all that interesting, it has some excellent views of Platanias and the beach. The second biggest city on Crete Chania is only a few kilometers away.

Houses in Platanias Crete  Platanias Beach

There are many things to do in Platanias: bars, mini golf, a go-kart track and so on. The tourists here are predominantly British and German. Prices here are high for Greece. There are some international restaurants here (e.g. Chinese, Mexican).

Mexican Restaurant in Platanias Crete (Greece)

Some hotels rent rooms at reception, whilst others only take package tourists. There are buses every twenty minutes to Agia Marina and Chania.



There are also daily buses to Kissamos (about ten daily) and Kolymbari and Chania (at least one or two per hour) in the year 2021 (many more in summer than in winter). You can walk to the Resort Agia Marina or take a bus..

Online tickets and tours Chania and surroundings

Some tickets are now bought by many tourists in advance on the Internet. The queues on the spot are often long, guided tours only take place on certain days. In the following we have selected some good and important tickets for you:

1. Hiking tour Samaria Gorge: Full day hiking tour from Chania to the world famous Samaria Gorge: More info and booking

2. Tour by bus and boat to Gramvousa and Balos (very beautiful beach), full day: More info and booking

3. Bus trip to the world-famous beach of Elafonisi in Western Crete, all day: More info and booking

4. Big tour from Chania to the countryside on the theme of wine and olives: More info and booking

5. City tour Chania with food tasting: More info and booking

Map Platanias Crete


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