The village of Platanias is a cosmopolitan touristic resort, one of the most famous in the Greek island of Crete. Platanias is situated 10 km west from Chania, on the way to Kasteli.
The 4 kilometers of the white shining sandy beaches, have given to Platania beach for several years in the row, the blue flag, a hallmark of quality from the EU for clear and organized beaches.
The area offers all swimming facilities. The pleasant hotels, the evergreens, the orange groves and exotic bamboo along the riverbanks, draw visitors year after year.
Platanias is a fully organized small society with Medical center, drugstores, police station, high school, banks, gas stations, hotels, pensions, restaurants – taverns, rent a car, cafe bars, clubs, discos, travel agencies, jewelleries and many other touristic or not enterprises which make Platanias a significant touristic center of Crete