Platanias is a famous waterfront village located 10 km west from the city of Chania and one of the most well known beach resorts in Crete.
Its long sandy beach is very well organised with beach bars, sport
facilities and places to relax and have fun. It is also always awarded with
the Blue Flag award for its crystal blue waters.
In such a fantastic scenery, this magnificent piece of land with a building density of 1140mē for a most lucrative tourism development is a no brainer!
This ready to build plot is a wonderful combination of excellent location and natural beauty on the coastline of the most cosmpolitan area of Crete!
A definite MUST SEE!
Platanias is a famous, waterfront village located 10 km west from the city of Chania and it is one of the most well known beach resorts in Crete. Platanias is named by the plane trees – ''platania'' – which grow at the Platanias river shore which passes from the village. Opposite of Platanias there is the islet of Agioi Theodoroi, which is nowadays a rearing place for the Cretan mountain goat Kri-Kri.
Platanias is one of the most famous touristic resorts of Crete where thousands of tourists and the locals puzzle a happy town during summer months.
Platanias is made up of the oldest part of the village at the top of the hill – Pano Platanias – and the modern extension of the village towards the sea – Kato Platanias. The small old traditional town that sprawls over the steep hill is characterised by its picturesque streets, the gardens which are full of flowers, and the great views at the top. There are some restaurants and cafes there with stunning views. Kato Platanias is a busy main strip with shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. The centre of the village is the square with various shops, restaurants and bars in its perimeter. The provided accommodation is dispersed in the whole village, from the waterfront to the top of the hill.
The long sandy beach – interrupted by a small, picturesque port – is very well organised with beach bars, sport facilities and places to relax and to have fun. It is also awarded with the Blue Flag award from the E.U. for several years. There are a also lifeguards in the busiest areas.
Along the main street you can find whatever you would like; a post office, numerous banks with ATMs, supermarkets, drugstores and an open-air cinema. There is also a private Medical Centre, private places for children to play, elementary and high school. A mini-train departing from the central square offers two and a half hour tours in the countryside.
The village is very lively during the whole day; here there are many cafes, tavernas, restaurants and shops where you can take your time. The night is very lively since in the village are located some of the best clubs of the district.
There is frequently bus service from Chania every 15 minutes. The time-distance from the harbour of Souda and the international airport of Akrotiri is about half an hour if you come from the New National Road, otherwise it may take longer. The village''s good transportation network and its position (next to the knot of the National road of Crete, close to Chania but also in the countryside) gives the visitor of Platanias the opportunity to travel fast and easily to most of the sights of the district of Chania and Crete.