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Platania Beach

Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Loved the clear water

Great sandy beach with beautiful clear water. The water was a bit cold when you first got in but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bondp
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Worcester
First Beach of Our Adventure.

Admitedly, we went in April but this beach was wonderfully quiet and the sea is warm! a little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul0660
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Millom, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“water sports” (9 reviews)
“big waves” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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"lots of restaurants"
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"western crete"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sandy beach with beautiful clear water. The water was a bit cold when you first got in but was great to swim in.

Thank bondp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admitedly, we went in April but this beach was wonderfully quiet and the sea is warm! a little rocky underwater in places so I advize some sort of footwear. Beautiful view of the island not far out to sea.

Thank Paul0660
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Its quite wide, coarse-sand, clean beach with nice services like restaurants and sunbrellas, located few minutes from the main street.

Thank Małgorzata J
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

great beach, sandy, very clean. Aetheras beach - the best place to stay in Platanias: comfortable beds, amazing balcony views, very clean.

1  Thank repmgr
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Flat sand beach. Easy access by car and a short walking distance from the parking spots. It's a bit windy but it depends on what side of Platania Beach you are at. Overall we did a nice little excursion to this famous beach in Crete...More

3  Thank Phoenix A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 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
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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

1  Thank bernadetteh259
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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
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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
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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
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sallymacd2016
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.
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MontherYASEEN
13 July 2016|
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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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woody438
5 March 2016|
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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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