Platanias beach

When it comes to Crete and its magnificent beaches, which harmoniously combine cleanliness, security and tourist infrastructure, one of the most popular beaches - Platanias Beach should be mentioned. There is not only a well-developed infrastructure but also nightlife for holidaymakers. Welcome to the cleanest beach of romance, clear water and amazing views!

Beach description

the beach is free, stretched almost 4 km, almost all sandy, but there are areas on which there is a pebble. The entrance to the water is convenient, which is comfortable for kids and their parents. On the beach very clean and safe, the rescue service and health workers are on duty. Platanias was awarded the Blue Flag award for its exceptional cleanliness, safety at the highest level and excellent infrastructure.

The beach is popular with different group of people. It is chosen by young people, adults and children, because the multifaceted Platanias pleasantly pleases with its proposals. Today you can enjoy chic mountain views and swim in a warm, transparent sea, and tomorrow- relax in a fashionable restaurant or cafe. Then you can walk along the beach, enjoying the citrus aroma of orange groves and beautiful nature. Range of capabilities there is enormous. Day and night life in Platanis plays different colors, burlitis and makes you look different.

You Can Get to the beach by taxi or rented car. But many tourists choose public transport, and get by bus.

When is the best time to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

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Finding a place for a comfortable stay is not difficult. The hotels provide comfortable conditions for each client. You can book any suitable room and get a decent service. Here you can stay in such hotels as Indigo Mare, Minoa Palace Resort & Spa, Agrimia Holiday Apartments. The staff is friendly, ready to help to solve any problems with your room, baggage or payment.

Restaurants can be found for every taste and color. There it is beautiful, cozy and tasty - exactly what needs a modern tourist. The prices are moderate, the atmosphere is welcoming.

For a comfortable stay on the beach, you can rent comfortable sun loungers and parasols that are available during the day. There are showers, changing cabins and toilets, as well as cozy cafes and restaurants serving delicious Greek cuisine.

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Minoa Palace Resort & Spa
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Useful information

The beach is great for families with children. It is comfortable and everything is equipped. There is little wind, the water is clean, the waves are small. Do you want to go swimming and sunbathing? Here you go. Everyone chooses the rest to taste.

For lovers of outdoor activities, this beach is a true paradise, because it is considered a center of water entertainment. Here you can ride a banana, scooter, parachute after a boat, as well as a pleasure boat to sail on an excursion to the island of St. Theodore, which attracts with its magnificent views and clear water.

The beach participates in ratings:

10 place in rating Crete 3 place in rating Chania 5 place in rating Sandy beaches of Crete
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