Relax and Unwind in Platanias
Platanias is a lively beach resort that sits on the west coast of Crete in Greece. It is just 15 minutes away from the charming resort of Chania and boasts a long stretch of sand and fantastic sunsets; so for a fantastic holiday in the sun, head to Platanias.
Platanias beach holidays
The beach stretches for a mile along the coastline and is lapped by clean blue waters. There are plenty of water sport facilities at this beach and it is a popular sunbathing spot for family holidays and couples during the summer months. If you’re after a quieter more secluded beach, head to the west of the resort and you will find a couple of hidden gems. Mikro beach offers an alternative to the lively beach, or you could head to some of the sandy coves around the Akoriti area.
Platanias holidays offer a taste of the old and new, head up the hill to the old town, walk along the streets and admire the traditional architecture of the buildings then take in the views of the bay below. A holiday in Platanias provides all the facilities and amenities of a modern resort with lots of shops, bars and restaurants at your doorstep. For a real taste of Cretan tradition and history on your holiday, Platanias is close to the beautiful town of Chania where you can marvel at the castles, churches, monasteries and the Venetian harbour that comes alive in the evenings.
Why not take the opportunity to explore the island and head to the ancient Minoan palace at Knossos or spend a day shopping in Heraklion. Why not take the kids to the Limnoupolis Water Park in Chania where there are a number of water amusement games and an artificial river that will get your adrenalin running. In the evening, head to one of the beach facing tavernas to watch the sun set over the ocean and sample some of the fine local dishes – a perfect end to a day.
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