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Platania Beach

Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Awful beaches

Don't waste your time visiting this whole coastline. The beaches are dirty, the sand course and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Lovely sandy beach

Sandy beaches with view on an abandoned island. You can hire beach loungers, have great swims in... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Velserbroek, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“water sports” (9 reviews)
“red flags” (6 reviews)
“big waves” (6 reviews)
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Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time visiting this whole coastline. The beaches are dirty, the sand course and the environment third world. Same for the neighbouring Santa Marina beach. What a waste of time. It's not hard to find better beaches than those Chania has

Thank Travelr111
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Sandy beaches with view on an abandoned island. You can hire beach loungers, have great swims in the sparkling and clean sea, surf (waves can be high!) have a ride on a banana, and do a parasail experience. The best of all: have a drink...More

Thank bernadetteh259
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Platanias beach and platanias village is a European destination that thousands of tourist visit every summer. Clean and sage waters, organised beach with sun beds, water sports beach bars and of course lifeguards all over the beach makes the beach one of the top destination...More

Thank Kokkinakis
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Not the best beach in the area, grey sand quite shingley in places. Lots of sun beds especially for the many hotels & apartments which line the beach also plenty of bars & restaurants with great views of the Island in the bay.

Thank broggy57
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Nice beach, hotel close to sea, maybe a bit of trash every here and there, but it is definitely worth to visit. Clean water

Thank Grzegorz K
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I can’t mark a beach with such grey sand and shingle that highly. Outside the Minoa Palace Hotel the sea shelves quickly which isn’t my favourite either. It looks decent with the island to the right and the small peninsula to the left but we...More

Thank Nidgehammer
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Very good, clean beach which stretches a long, long way but be careful during windy weather as the sea can be a bit treacherous.

Thank IanWD
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Not crowded, nice water. Clean and calm. Many available chairs and close to many restaurants and bars.

Thank Jonas P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and beach clubs but if you're looking for pure sandy beaches go to agia marina or kato stalos!

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We enjoyed the beach, the beach bar and lounge chairs. You can order food and drinks and make it a day of relaxation!

Thank mpapas2013
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14 September 2016|
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Response from Paulina P | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for delay I'm not quite sure I haven't seen any.
14 July 2016|
Response from ConstantinosVProimos |
Hi, the weather is still very good in October. You can swim confortably and actually during the fall it is a great time to visit Crete.
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6 March 2016|
Response from ConstantinosVProimos |
Yes, there are at least two water sports centers nearby, one to the direction of the east and another to the direction of west. I think that April is a great time to go to Crete!
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