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Platanias beach

Location

Platanias is a 3 km long sandy beach, adjacent to the beach of Agia Marina, about 10km west of Chania town, on the old national road connecting Chania and Kissamos.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Sand Depth: Normal
Temperature: Normal/warm Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: No Crowded: Yes
Family-friendly: Yes Handicapped accessible: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafe, snack, beach bars, restaurants, water sports (jetskiing, banana boats,scuba-diving, kitesurfing and snorkeling) accommodation, All Inclusive Hotels, pharmacies, doctors, ATM cashpoint machines, super markets, shops, Car rentals, playgrounds, mini golf courts.

Notes

The seabed is mainly sandy with a few exceptions where you may find large slippery slabs therefore caution is advised especially when north winds blow during late July and early August.

From the beach you can see the Thodorou islet, a preservation area of the Cretan wild goat widely known as Kri-kri.

How to get to Platanias

Platanias beach is easily accessible from Chania by public buses or rented cars and motorbikes.

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