Holidays to Platanias/Agia Paraskevi
Platanias is a lively beach resort 11km west of the capital of Chania on the Greek island of Crete. Its hilltop location makes for fantastic views across the surrounding coastline and its own sweeping sandy beach. The resort is split into 2 parts: a rowdy beachfront strip packed with hotels, bars, restaurants and a charming old town hugging the hillside. The city of Chania with its buzzing Venetian harbour is just a 20 minute drive away.
There are lots of tourist facilities at this sandy beach. With umbrellas and loungers, cafes and watersports on offer.
Head 6km east and you’ll find this family friendly beach. The sand is fine, the water shallow and you can hire loungers.
Overlooking the ocean on the cliffside are remains of this medieval castle, offering stunning views of the island below.
Built in 1207, this tiny peninsular houses many historic artefacts. Visit the cultural centre for theatre performances.
visit sea caves by boat
Explore the twin caves Skotini and Galazia. Go for a swim or dive in the beautiful natural rock pools.
The best spot for watersports is Megali Ammos beach, offering everything from jetskiing to banana boats.
Dinner on the seafront
The front at Platanias has a choice of restaurants to enjoy the catch of the day, served with a view over the sea.
If you like risotto you’ll enjoy this Cretan rice dish prepared from a rich meat broth and creamy goat’s milk.
An involving dancefloor experience
The range of clubs on offer in Platania is vast you can't fail to find somewhere for a fun night out.
The lively strip at Platanias is filled with bars open late into the night, serving your favourite cocktails.
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