An excellent location since, it is only a few minutes from the famous resort of Platanias by 10 km, with a great variety of coffee shops, restaurants, shops for clothing, several gorgeous beaches for swimming, and definitely plenty of nightlife.
Also only 10km away from the sandy beach of Agioi Apostoloi, which also an area with a respectable variety of places to visit and activities to enjoy your time while doing. And last but not least it is only 30km away from the airport.
Platanias Village especially is well known all over the world as an ideal holiday resort , a cosmopolitan resort , offering unique holidays to its visitors. Both Platanias Village and the other villages of the Platanias Municipality guarantee for visitors spots of exceptional natural beauty, unsurpassed historical and cultural sights, an outstanding local cuisine and, last but not least, the famous hospitality of its people.
All these characteristics as well as the safety guaranteed for our visitors, the health and other services which are available, make Platanias an ideal holiday destination especially for families with little children.
Platanias is located 11 kilometers west of the city of Chania, just beside the highway to Kissamos and has 740 permanent residents.
The village is built towards the shore and climbs amphitheatrically to the hills, from where the view is enchanting. The area of Platanias is the most touristically developed throughout the whole municipality, mostly because of its endless beach, its small distance from the main city, but also for its far-from-boring night life.
This is the large resort within the prefecture of Chania and the western Crete, as well the most secular area of Chania. It is located about 10 minutes’ drive west of the city of Chania.
Most of the hotels in the prefecture of Chania are found here and therefore, this is the place where staying in most of the tourists visiting Chania.
However, what especially characterizes this resort, is the frantic fun taking place throughout the day and night, in the beach bars &amp; nightclubs of the area, and so it gathers the youth who live in Chania as well as the youth visiting Chania for summer vacation.
As you come from the city of Chania, following the coastal road, and after passing by the areas of Agii Apostoli and Kalamaki (Kato Galatas), you will enter the large resort consisted by the three seaside settlements, which you will meet with the following sequence, Stalos (Kato Stalos), Agia Marina, Platanias.
These three settlements are right next to each other, and you can't distinguish the limits of each, creating the image of a single tourist area stretching in about 6 km length.
Across the coast, from Kato Stalos to Agia Marina to Platanias, there are hotels, beach bars, taverns and restaurants as well as other shops, either on the beach road, either the surrounding street.