It is located near the city of Chania and together with Agia Marina, where they are now united and is one of the most popular destinations in the area. You will find a variety of tourist accommodation and infrastructure here with taverns, restaurants, bars and beach bars composing the scenery. Intense nightlife and crowds characterize Platanias.
Ano Platanias has picturesque streets, flower gardens and offers excellent views from the top of the hill. Kato Platanias is by the sea, with the homonymous sandy beach and its small port. In addition to the carefree summer holidays that Platanias offers you with all the comforts, you can visit the Shelter of Platanias, a museum of the Second World War. The monastery of Hodegetria has historical and religious interest but also the cave of Agios Ioannis the Hermit as well as the Orthodox Academy of Crete are equally interesting destinations.