Platanias Town is a family-friendly, relaxing neighborhood known for being upscale and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and chocolate. The neighborhood's friendly people and small-town vibe are just a couple of its charming qualities. Outdoor settings, such as the sea, beaches, and sunsets, attract many visitors. Platanias Town's hotels and apartments make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Platanias area.
Sightseeing around Platanias Town
The local culture at Maritime Museum of Crete, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, and Chania Archaeological Museum might be just what you're looking for. Platanias Square, Firka Fortress, and Etz Hayyim Synagogue are a few landmarks that can't be missed.
Shopping, swimming, and taking an excursion are just a few things to do in the area. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Platanias Beach, Agia Marina Beach, and Kalamaki Beach. Local parks like Chania Municipal Garden, Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete, and Samaria Gorge are peaceful spots. If retail therapy is on the agenda, you might consider a shopping trip to Chania Central Market. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Venetian Port, Old Venetian Harbor, or Port of Souda.
One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Chania Lighthouse. You can also visit Agioi Apostoloi, Golden Beach, and Khania Archaeological Museum.
Getting around Platanias Town
Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) is the closest major airport, 13.4 miles (21.6 km) from Platanias Town.