Rethymno Platanias beach

Information about Platanias beach

Rethymno Platanias: Platanias beach lies about 4 km east of Rethymno Town. It is a beautiful sandy beach, open to the north. The beach is affected by summer winds, the so called meltemia. The beach is accessible by the local buses from Rethymno Town.

Platanias beach is well organized and offers many accommodation options. The beach has several Greek taverns offering local food, drinks and the chance to enjoy yourself by the seaside.

Hotels in Platanias

Creta Residence

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Rethymno still preserves the Cretan Tradition and fascinates every visitor with its incomparable beauty. The region has a lot of interesting attractions like Arkadi monastery, Preveli, Cave of Zeus and the Fortezza of Rethymno.

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Offering an outdoor pool and a snack bar, Evelin Hotel is 600 metres from the sandy beach of Platanias. It features self-catered accommodation with air conditioning and is just 5km away from the centre of Rethymno Town. All studios and apartments at Evelin have a seating area with TV. Each comes with a kitchenette with cooking hobs and microwave. Most offer pool views.

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Minos Mare Royal

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It is charmingly situated on a vast sandy beach with blue waters, in the touristic resort of Platanias, just 4 km away from Rethymno. Modern, luxurious and newly built, Minos Mare Royal promises a…royal stay. Enjoy five-star vacations in Rethymno and relish your best holidays on Crete.

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Things To See And Do In Platanias

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Map Of Platanias, Rethymno

Reviews of Platanias, Rethymno

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.



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