Chania Platanias Village

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Platanias is a village situated 10 kilometers west of Chania Town and one of the largest tourist resorts in Crete. The village owes its name to the many plane trees scattered along the shore of the river Keritis, which is also occasionally referred to as Platanias.

Frequent local buses link Platanias to Chania. Heavily favored as a homebase by those who visit western Crete, the busy resort has all kinds of accommodations from luxury hotel complexes to simple, family-owned rooms for rent.

Numerous restaurants, Greek tavernas, bars, clubs, and shops can be found in Platanias, as well as its marvelous beach. A long stretch of sand fronting the entire village, its 1.6 kilometers of length start at the small harbor to the east and end at the Keritis to the west.

Platanias has the peculiar honor of being the smallest settlement in Greece to ever have a team play top-flight football, with the village’s football club spending six years, between 2012 and 2018, in the top division.

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