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Platania Beach

Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Platania Beach

Water is dirty compared to other beaches we have visited in Greece. Other than that drawback beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hammondjohn1
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Vacation

Lovely place. Nice sunset. Good restaurants. Lovely hotel. Nice beach but a bit big waves for small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hanne L
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“water sports” (11 reviews)
“red flags” (6 reviews)
“clear water” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Water is dirty compared to other beaches we have visited in Greece. Other than that drawback beach is relaxing and scenic.

Thank hammondjohn1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. Nice sunset. Good restaurants. Lovely hotel. Nice beach but a bit big waves for small kids. But still a very Nice place all in all

Thank Hanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Beach is a bit rocky and not always that comfortable when getting out of the sea in your bare feet, however plenty of sunbeds and space to put your beach towels down. Alot of the hotels and bars will serve you at the beach...More

Thank toggers87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sandy area of the beach is very nice and theres plenty of sunbeds for everyone. Theres many places to eat along the beach with a wide array of standards, from junkfood to fine dinig. The only drawback is that a large portion of the...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Beach is a long beach..so great for long walks on the beach ! The waves crash here..so if you like the sound of that..it's here. There are a lot of bars, cafes, and activities here. Overall a nice place to read,relax,or engage in activities...More

Thank tac0721
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Decided to check warmth of sea after visiting heated pool on resort, sea was warmer very pleasant and clean

Thank kdg1707
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Beautiful beach, with lots of different bars and cafes leading on to it. Jet Ski's, Canoes, Kayaks all available for hiring.

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Platania beach is long, so there is plenty of space for you. There is not a lot of shade, so beware of the sun. The water is clean, Nice place for a swim.

Thank Judith v
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Good clean beaches, plenty of sun loungers, safe swimming although the water was cold at this time. Jet skis available for hire as well as sub aqua schools and boat trips including snorkelling opportunities.

Thank Les R
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Long stretch of a sandy beach literally next to plantia high street would defo come here again if when i go again without a doubt 👍 many restaurants also along the beachside i dunno if they are hotel exclusive if availiable to all or mix...More

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sallymacd2016
I would like to know if there are nearby water taxis available
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
Hello everybody I am wondering how is the weather ll be or how it used to be in mid of October is it good to swim enough sun at that time of the year !
14 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
can anyone let me know if they know of porto plantanious beach resort & spa in crete,if so is there any water sports near, and is april a good time to go
6 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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