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The beach bars are varied and friendly. The swimming is good - nice slope to help poor swimmers... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Great But.....

A great beach but be wary it can be dangerous if the wind is in the wrong direction. It can also be... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
West Drayton, United Kingdom
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Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The beach bars are varied and friendly. The swimming is good - nice slope to help poor swimmers (like me) and hany for the town centre.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LancsKretaphile
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The beach itself is not too bad. Along the stretch you can find all from big rocky beaches to fine sand beaches. There is not much seaweed or other junk. Plenty of sunbeds and restaurants along the beach. Very few fish, if any at all....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isak H
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A great beach but be wary it can be dangerous if the wind is in the wrong direction. It can also be a little stoney at the shoreline so take some beach shoes with you. There are numerous beach bars along its length and all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank IanWD
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This beach extends for several km from the marina in Plantanias, west. The beach depth is no more than 50-70m from the sea and other than in front of hotels, there are large sections of the beach which are empty. Numerous roads link the beach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EricAllen
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Platania (or Platanias) Beach is another of Crete's wonderful sun lover's paradises. The beach is long and sandy, and it has every conceivable amenity including beach bars, umbrellas, showers, snack bars, lifeguards, water sports, and scores of restaurants and tavernas. Expect crystal clear water and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank philbo45
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife was down here for some sunbathing and do some swimming, it was a nice day and everything perfect until afternoon, then its getting more wind and the beach get close(I mean it was not allow to go into the sea because...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 36torb
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Popular area around Platania long beach we found it shingle and small pebbles intertwined with sandy stretches. Sea entry a steep drop in from the wave breakwaters on our visit waves was large and powerful knocking us round and down like we was matchsticks. Sun...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank castle1_10
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Average. My wife and I decided to catch the bus down to the sandy beaches at Agia Marina instead. The rockiness of the beach was really hurting my feet and legs and there was a lot of small debris on the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank macsterling
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We had a few days down on the beach. Sunbeds are often available for hire and not just for hotel guests, expect to pay between 2 50- 4 euros depending on spot and facilities next to them. There are small stretches of sand if youre...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LisaTakesTrips
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time at the beach bar at porto Platanias. The staff treated me very well. Very helpful with suggestions on what to so do and what to do . I would highly recommend this resort

Date of experience: August 2018
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