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 municipally has it all: wild nature, unspoiled landscapes, excellent food and wine and endless things to see.