Platanias is a coastal town - in the district of Chania in a distance of 9 km away from Chania town - with tourist substructure and development having in an idyllic site ideal for summer vacations especially for beach and party lovers!
It lies between the main road from Chania to Kissamos and the beach. Platanias offers a very nice beach where opposite turns up the island of "Thodorou".
Its an ideal starting point for the visitors requiring a wide variety of sandy beaches, water sport activities, peaceful countryside walks, or interesting visits in archeological and historical sites.
During the summer Platanias pulses with people from all over the world but also with Greek people coming from all over the country.
Some local products, particularly popular to tourists are: finest quality graviera cheese from Sfakia, wine and chestnuts from Kissamos, honey from Voukolies, local oil olive and fruits. Moreover, one can also buy raki, Greek leather products as shoes and bags, Cretan ceramics art, jewels e.t.c.
Not far away around Platanias there are these beautiful villages as - Maleme, Agia Marina, Stalos, Kolymvari, Tavronitis, Gerani - that, during summer time, changed into tourist resorts but keeping the Cretan style and you have the chance to visit them.
The prefecture of Chania generally, is the unique resort for your vacations, as it is gifted with an ideal climate during all seasons.