Chania Platanias beach
Platanias Chania: The cosmopolitan beach of Platanias is one of the most developed tourist resorts in Crete. The beach is well visited in July and August but you will find some quiets spots as well.
Nestled in the northern coast of Crete, it is the remedy you need for boredom. Activities and amusements are plenty to choose from and the beach is well catered by beachfront bars and cafe-restaurants.
It is a clean, blue-flaged beach with a magnificent view to Theodorou islet that lies near the beach. You also have the option of jet skiing, banana boats and snorkeling. Strolling along the sand, you can also find rock enclaves with the shade of trees as well as pebble stretches. Platanias village also offers loads of activity with a number of shops and party resorts.
The nightlife here is lively with several bars as well as privately organized parties. To reach Platanias, take a bus or car on a 11 km trip on the national road from Chania to Kastelli. Also check the status of the meltemia summer winds that can hit the coast.