Rethymno Platanes beach

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General information

Platanes Beach is located in the homonymous suburb of Rethymno, about 5 km west of Rethymno Town. It’s a tranquil, very well-organized shore, with a lifeguard, umbrellas, sunbeds, and plenty of food and accommodation choices. The crystalline waters have a light blue color and are quite shallow, usually with a wavy surface.

The lovely long coast is covered in golden sand and is a nesting place of Caretta-Caretta, an endangered species of sea turtle. Therefore, you should be careful when visiting, to avoid harming their eggs.

Hotels in Platanias

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Platanias.
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Minos Mare Royal

Hotel Rooms SuitesLuxury

Minos Mare Royal is an amazing hotel in the area of Platanias, featuring deluxe suite rooms, private jacuzzi tubs, a mesmerizing swimming pool, two in-house restaurants, bar spots with upscale drinks. It also offers easy and fast access to the sea.


Creta Aquamarine

Hotel Rooms3 stars

Creta Aquamarine is a high-quality three-star hotel near the beach of Platanes in Rethymno. It houses rooms with large beds and air-conditioning, a buffet restaurant, a fantastic swimming pool, and a children's playground. Also, it offers guests fantastic views over the Cretan Sea.



Hotel Apartments Studios2 stars

A two-star accommodation, Evelin Hotel has an outdoor pool with a snack bar and an on-site diving center and offers a daily breakfast for all its guests. All rooms of Evelin feature a kitchenette, as well as modern bathrooms, private balconies, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs.


Things to See & Do in Platanias

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1 Review
  • zoekour 28 Jan 2009
    Excellent place to stay
    Our base this year was Platanias beach. We wanted a beach close to Rethymno to make excursions to the town and the whole prefecture. I believe if you are close to a big town, then you are sure to have more facilities on your holidays, than if you were km far away from it. Also you are more close to high spots. Anyway, Platanias had proven to be an excellent place to stay. The beach was sandy and organized. It could get very crowded some days, but it could also be extremely quite early in the morning. Crowds would usually go before noon, so we prefered to go swimming early and then start excursions. Apart from Rethymnon town, we went to other close beaches, such as Bali and Panormos, the cave of Geraniou, about 10 km to the west and a beautiful village in the mainland, named Anogia. However, the road to Anogia was very narrow and windy. Better start early so that you travel in the daytime, not after dark.