Platanias is one of the most cosmopolitan tourist resorts in Crete. It is only 10 km from the city of Chania.
The 4 km of beach is covered by sand, which for many years has given it the blue flag of the European Union, for its cleanliness and organization. The area offers all the amenities for swimming. Pleasant hotels, trees, orange groves and exotic bamboos along the banks, attract visitors every year.
Platanias is a fully organized small community with Medical center, pharmacies, police station, high school, banks, gas stations, hotels, boarding houses, restaurants – taverns, car rentals, coffee bars, clubs, discos, travel agencies, jewelry and many other tourist or non-businesses that make Platanias an important tourist center of Crete.