Top 6 Things to do in Platanias, Greece

December 2, 2017 Karren Gelb

Platanias (Greek: Πλατανιάς) is a village and municipality on the Greek island of Crete. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) west from the city of Chania and east of Kastelli-Kissamos, on Chania Bay. The seat of the municipality is the village Gerani. Platanias is a popular tourism village with a beach, several hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Not far from the coast is the island of Agioi Theodoroi.
Restaurants in Platanias

1. Cretan Brewery

Zounaki, Platanias, Crete 73002, Greece +30 2824 031002
Excellent
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5 based on 88 reviews

Cretan Brewery

Reviewed By John G - Stockholm, Sweden

This year, a revolution happened in West Crete, The bland, mass produced lager called Mythos and Alfa got competition from ice cold quality draught beer called Charma in many bars and restaurats. This is where it is made and it is well worthe a visit.
After a tasting and a guided tour, experdly led by the passionate guide Ioanna, I sat down with the owner Yannis to talk about Greek beer, his history and philosophy and his taste in beer. He has designed every screw in this modern, sustainable and functional brewery, located in his beautiful family village above Maleme.
I will come back as soon as I can, to try the special brews that you can only get on site. And hopfully to meet the lovely hosts again.
The only drawback is that you need some sort of transport to get here. I took a taxi and the driver was very happy, because he had nevere been here before.

2. Karavitakis Winery

Pontikiana Village, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece +30 2824 023381
Excellent
82%
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5 based on 154 reviews

Karavitakis Winery

Reviewed By deegeeEngland - england

We were staying in Kolymbari, and decided to walk to the winery. We didn't know whether the tour and tasting was exclusive to coach trips etc, so were very pleased to get the opportunity to experience both! 6 wines tasted, bread, cheese and olives provided...MoreWe are pleased to have happy visitors to our winery. We try our best to offer quality wines and services. Hope to see you once more to our estate.

3. War Shelter of Platanias

below the Church of St Dimitrios, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece +30 693 241 7259
Excellent
64%
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28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 176 reviews

War Shelter of Platanias

Local world war 2 musuem focused on the historical events that occured during the battle of Crete and more. Please note that the museum is now closed for the winter period but can be opened for groups by appointment.

Reviewed By Kini68 - Wellington, New Zealand

I was quite moved by learning that this was the area where the New Zealanders were stationed during World War II. My grandfather fought during the Battle of Crete. When I told the museum guide this he was thrilled to talk to me further about...MoreThank you for your visit .We will never forget the newzealanders

4. Odigitria Monastery

Road from Kolimbari to Afrata | 35.551452, 23.777973, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
Excellent
43%
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45%
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Odigitria Monastery

Reviewed By manicelojumi

So serene and beautiful!!!!
You learn about history and enjoy peace and quiet. Beatifully located and renovated this is a real gem!
Beautiful chuch, peaceful cortyard, met some monks. Six monks still live here we were told by the kind young man at the reception.
We visited by car when doing a tour of Kolymbari region, we also went to Afrata and Rodopos; all together a wonderful tour.

5. Afrata Beach

Afrata | Kolimbari, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
Excellent
37%
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4 based on 141 reviews

Afrata Beach

Reviewed By StokieClaire - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

This is a great quiet beach. It's small and stony but the water is clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The bar on the beach is great value and we spent the afternoon there. The staff were very friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

6. Platania Beach

Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
Excellent
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4 based on 576 reviews

Platania Beach

Reviewed By IanWD - West Drayton, United Kingdom

Very good, clean beach which stretches a long, long way but be careful during windy weather as the sea can be a bit treacherous.

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