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Cheap holidays to Platanias

The charming holiday resort of Platanias is located on the western part of Crete and combines glorious beaches and tranquil atmosphere with delicious cuisine and a lively nightlife scene to enjoy. Chania Airport is approximately 11 miles from Platanias.

Cheap holidays to Platanias are perfect to relax and unwind, enjoying the warm sun and the emerald waters of Crete!


Platanias holidays would be a delight for worldwide travellers seeking beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. Platanias beach is a Blue Flag one and has shallow crystal clear waters. The beach is backed by friendly beach bars with outdoor terraces to enjoy coffee and snacks during the day. Aghia Marina beach is nearby Platanias and is also family friendly and lovely. Both beaches offer a wide range of water sports to take part in and sunbeds and parasols for hire. Enjoy the sea and the Cretan sun all day long during your cheap holidays to Platanias.

Things to do

During your summer holidays to Platanias you can visit the picturesque village of Ano Platanias to explore its stone buildings, the old houses and it’s narrow, labyrinthine streets, which are built on the hill above the beach and offer stunning sea views. Maniolopoulo, Xamoudochori and Vlacherniotissa are neighbouring traditional villages you should visit as well during your stay to Platanias.

Apart from the beaches, the resort is perfect for exploration and long walks around. Daily excursions from Platanias to other surrounding places of interest is a must; visit the ancient ruins of Aptera and the hilltop Byzantine castle that overlooks the sea. Additionally the cosmopolitan town of Chania is about 20 minutes away from Platanias and offers great shopping opportunities, a picturesque fortress to visit, many interesting museums and a good selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy during your Platanias holidays.



Platanias offers lively nightlife and has a number of bars and cafes that stay open late to enjoy on your holidays at the resort. There are also several traditional taverns and restaurants that serve the Cretan cuisine as well as various international dishes to sample during your cheap holidays to Platanias.

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