Platanias Village - Platanias Property Guide

Platanias is a paradise for beach lovers of all kinds; its seaside zones not only vaunt a wide variety of lovely beaches, but they're often flanked by many of the region's most enchanting spots...

From historic gems with long, sandy beaches to more hidden rocky coves, you're sure to find a place perfect for your stay. Renowned for its charming coastal area and the magnificent surroundings, Platanias is the ideal destination to enjoy the Mediterranean breeze and soak up the local culture.

Platanias Property Guide by ARENCORES
Platanias Property Guide by ARENCORES
Discovering Chania Village's Guide by ARENCORES
Discovering Chania Village's Guide by ARENCORES

The Spectacular Villages of Platanias

Platanias area has a few hidden gems besides its wonderful beaches and perennial monuments, and one of them is the villages – each one with its own beauty and distinctive character.

Perhaps more rewarding for the discerning traveler are those smaller corners of exceptional beauty, many reachable only by car or boat. On world maps these beautiful villages and settlements are marked only by the smallest pinhole, assuming they appear at all.

Hidden across the territory towards the magnificent White Mountains, they have something exceptional and special where it seems time came to a standstill.

Whether it is their architecture, historical aspect or simply their attractiveness, the villages of Platanias are definitely worth a visit.

From cobblestone paths, to 19th century churches, and from Venetians remains to luscious green fields – these authentic Cretan villages in Platanias will surely charm you away.

Experience the Authentic Cretan Way of Life

There is a unique culture in the area of Platanias that sets it apart from anywhere else in Crete. From the cuisine to how they spend their time with family and their hospitality.

There are many ways to discover this way of life, but exploring the lesser-travelled but equally stunning locations on the island is one of the best!

Platanias: The Epitome of the Word “Vacation”

Platanias is one of the most famous destinations in Crete. If you’re looking to venture out on a visit unlike the rest, not much can beat the awe inspiring beauty of Platanias.

Many of today’s most popular holiday resorts in Crete have their roots as a quite fishing village. Platanias and Agia Marina were at one time sleepy fishing settlements.

hough you’re not expected to see much evidence of fishermen mending their nets or returning with the day’s catch, amid Platanias luxurious hotels and modern cocktail bars, there are plenty of things to do to experience the authentic Crete.

Located only 11 km west from the magnificent Venetian Harbour of Chania, the village has successfully preserved its individual charm and hospitality whilst transformed into a famous, full of activity and entertainment cosmopolitan holiday destination.

Because of the proximity to Chania, the stunning golden sand Blue Flag beach and the regular bus services from Chania, Platanias is considered to be the most popular seaside resort in Chania.

Platanias Village: Satisfaction That Lasts

The raucous main strip, splitting Platanias in two parts. To the north there is a long sandy beach lined with cocktail bars, restaurants and hotels, while to the south a delightful, yet of exceptionally beauty old village dominates the hillside with fantastic view of the sea and the islet of Thodorou.

From the peaceful village of Platanias visitors can admire the wild landscape with the olive groves and the vineyards. Amidst bountiful olive groves and and various kinds of flowers,and aromatic herbs to delight.

Centrally located and within a short distance to both Chania city and Kasteli, Platanias village is a perfect base from which to explore the culture, gastronomy and natural beauty of Chania.

The countryside of the village itself is a wonderful scenery for walking, trekking, mountain-biking, bird spotting or simply enjoying the sound of silence and the scent of Mediterranean herbs by the roadside. This village is definitely a heavenly little place where your mind and soul can go to a state of peace and quite.

Platanias Blue Flag Beach

Platanias beach is a one of the longest (has a length that reaches a total of 7 km) and most popular sandy beaches on the island of Crete.

The beach is a lovely Blue Flag awarded beach with spectacular water and fantastic services. While it is a popular swimming destination for the locals, its sheer size means that one can always get away from the crowds. For those seeking an adventure, plenty of water sports are also on offer.

On windy days, you can enjoy swimming, east of the local harbor, near Agia Marina beach since the consecutive artificial creeks provide good protection from northerly meltemi winds that blow regularly in the summer.

Idyllically situated at a magnificent location on the western coast of Crete, Platanias consists of spectacular remnants of brilliant civilizations, remarkable beaches and the impressive White Mountains as the dominated backdrop.

Visitors can enjoy breath-taking views of the mountains as well as the surrounding scenery and panoramic vistas of the beach with the stunning azure blue Aegean just beyond.

Being in this sea-side resort means you have magnificent settlements and villages at your doorstep, as well as outstanding shopping and nightclubs. Platanias is definitely the epitome of the word “Vacation”.

About Platanias

Full of colour, warmth and charm Platanias countryside overflows with beauty, from the dramatic White Mountains stretching throughout the region, to the magnificent azure sea contrasting with the yellows and golds of the beach sand.

The region is also home to a large number of beautiful villages, each adding to Platanias’ unique landscape and culture.

The hustle and bustle of Platanias seafront is offset by the small surrounding villages and settlements that can be found in the area immediately surrounding one of Crete’s most popular seaside resorts.

All along the coastline, seaside towns and villages not only vaunt a wide variety of stunning beaches, but they’re often flanked by many of the Platanias region most historic gems.

Despite the flow of traffic, Platanias is also home to wide range of beautiful beaches worth visiting. The area is also a perfect spot for scuba diving and boasts a lively nightlife. Platanias sea-side resort has it all: wild nature, unspoiled landscapes, excellent food and wine and endless things to see.

The Villages of Platanias

Why not explore some of the exceptionally beautiful villages in Platanias?

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