Destination Platanias

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Crete!

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DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES!

Destination Platanias offers you everything you need for a fantastic holiday. In our website you will find useful information to read for before your trip and whilst you are on location.

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Your safety is important for us. We and our cooperators are following the guidelines and restrictions given by World Health Organization and Greek government to slow down the spread of Covid-19. After your booking we will make sure that you will be informed about updated safety guidelines and requirements regarding the booked activity. Kindly remember to bring your face mask.

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Top 5

#1

Elafonissi Tour - BESTSELLER -26 EUR

SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. Visit Crete’s most loved beach, Elafonissi! A magical place on the southwest coast with crystal clear waters and beautiful pink sand. One of Europe’s top beach...
From EUR 26
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#2

BALOS LAGOON TOUR - 45 EUR

BALOS LAGOON Cruise - FULL DAY - WITH TRANSFER One of Crete’s top beaches! Visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches, Balos Lagoon with crystal clear waters and white sand, with...
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#3

Boat Trip To Magical Menies Beach 27.50 EUR

BOAT CRUISE & SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY. Menies is a secluded beach many kilometers from the nearest village, untouched by man. On our way to this paradise we will stop at caves for you to explor...
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#4

Ferry tickets to Balos Beach 25 EUR

The ship departs everyday from the port of Kissamos for Gramvousa and Balos lagoon. STEP 1:  Buy fast and smoothly your voucher here! STEP 2 : GET YOUR BOAT TICKET AT THE TICKETING&...
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#5

SAMARIA GORGE - Long Hike - MOST FAMOUS

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Make sure you visit our famous Samaria Gorge. Starting with it's wooden staircase in Omalos village which is surrounded by the magnificent Lefka...
From EUR 35
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Free Cancellation

We are flexible for your comfort. You can cancel up to 24h prior the start of the activity and get full refund.

 

  • Anoskeli Olive Oil & Wine Tasting

    PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at an authentic Cretan Olive Oil fabric and their Winery Production. During the tour you will have a chance to...
    From EUR 65
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  • BALOS LAGOON TOUR - 45 EUR

    BALOS LAGOON Cruise - FULL DAY - WITH TRANSFER One of Crete’s top beaches! Visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches, Balos Lagoon with crystal clear waters and white sand, with...
    From EUR 45
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  • Boat Tour - Platanias 3h - 25 EUR

    SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY  Make sure you join up Captain Argiris and his crew for a 3 hour boat trip. Discover Platanias seaside with snorkeling and swimming, learn a few things from the crew an...
    From EUR 25
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  • Boat Trip To Magical Menies Beach 27.50 EUR

    BOAT CRUISE & SEA AND SUN - 1/2 DAY. Menies is a secluded beach many kilometers from the nearest village, untouched by man. On our way to this paradise we will stop at caves for you to explor...
    From EUR 27.50
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  • Charma Brewery Beer Tasting

    PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Taste the first fresh local beer in Chania! The Harma Brewery is located in Zounaki village, in the municipality of Platanias, a short drive from Pla...
    From EUR 40
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  • Cooking Class - Terra Crete - 98 EUR

    LOCAL EXPERIENCE - 1/2 day Upplev den kretensiska gastronomin, lär dig laga nyttiga rätter med oss! En rolig och interaktiv matlagningskurs för alla nivåer. På vå...
  • E-bike Tour from Chania: Theriso Gorge

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY An E-bike guided tour discovering a gorge just outside Chania. We ride into an impressive gorge from Chania, through the rocky cliffs, the wood lined road, all the w...
    From EUR 55
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  • E-bike Tour: Traditional Villages of Kissamos

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY Join Fiona and Manu at their "off-the-beaten-track" guided E-bike tour. Together with them you will discover the secluded corners of Crete, away from t...
    From EUR 45
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  • EASY 1/2 DAY-BIKE TOUR - Deres - 45 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Crete is a true El Dorado for cyclists. Experience the fantastic nature by bike, a great activity for the whole family. Easy Bike ride suitable for all ages.  ...
    From EUR 45
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  • EASY FULL DAY BIKE TOUR - Paleochora - 72 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Join up for a full day bike tour! A lovely excursion that takes you from cost to coast with fantastic views. We will visit Paleochora town on the south side an...
  • Elafonissi Tour - BESTSELLER -26 EUR

    SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. Visit Crete’s most loved beach, Elafonissi! A magical place on the southwest coast with crystal clear waters and beautiful pink sand. One of Europe’s top beach...
    From EUR 26
    Book Now!
  • Falassarna Beach - Private Transfer

    HALF or FULL DAY  Falassarna, one of the locals' favorite destinations. With its amazing sandy beaches and the crystal clear water, Falassarna is worth a visit! Join our Private Tr...
    From EUR 100
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  • Falassarna Walk - 35 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Day or Sunset  walk to the beach of Falassarna. A walk to one of Crete’s loveliest beaches and lesser known archaeological sites. Our INFORMATIVE G...
  • Ferry tickets to Balos Beach 25 EUR

    The ship departs everyday from the port of Kissamos for Gramvousa and Balos lagoon. STEP 1:  Buy fast and smoothly your voucher here! STEP 2 : GET YOUR BOAT TICKET AT THE TICKETING&...
    From EUR 25
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  • Glasbottom Boat Trip - 2 hours

    BOAT TRIP AND SEA & SUN - 2 hours Discover what's underneath the surface of the sea from above! Join the Glass bottom boat trip!   DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP  Take a few h...
    From EUR 20
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  • Hike & Kayak Adventure - 2 Days

    Join Manu and Fiona on this exciting Hike & Kayak Mini Samaria Adventure - 2 Days. Truly experience the wonders of nature in this human powered 2 day exploration of Samaria National...
  • HORSEBACK RIDING & Swimming with horses

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY  For you who have more experience horse back riding, don't miss the opportunity to go for a ride here in the beach of Crete. We will take you to t...
    From EUR 70
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  • HORSEBACK RIDING - For Beginners

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY For you who love horses and always wanted to try it, don't miss this opportunity to go for a ride here in Crete. Mrs Kirsty and her professional Team w...
    From EUR 40
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  • HORSEBACK RIDING - For Kids

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Let your child get to know Crete by horse! A wonderful experience for your child to have during your visit here. With a safe way we walk with them for a 30 min...
    From EUR 15
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  • HORSEBACK RIDING - Magical Kournas Lake

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. For you who love horse back riding, don't miss the opportunity to go for a ride here in Crete. We will take you around the lovely Kournas lake with its beautiful...
    From EUR 45
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  • IMBROS Gorge - 9 km

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY Imbros Gorge is located in province Sfakia and is the second largest gorge in Crete, following Samaria Gorge. The picturesque scenery and its wilderness in combinatio...
    From EUR 35
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  • Karavitakis Winery Wine Tasting

    PRIVATE TRANSFER & GUIDED TOUR - HALF DAY Sophisticated Karvitakis winery, surrounded by 150 acres of vineyards in Pontikiana village on the hilltops of Kolimbari area, provides a beautiful ...
    From EUR 50
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  • Kayaking in Falassarna

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Join up for an accessible sea adventure in turquoise water! A short, wonderful sea kayak excursion in West Crete. We paddle to Limpet island, just off Falasarna beac...
    From EUR 45
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  • KNOSSOS - A Culture Trip 37 EUR

    LOCAL EXPERIENCE - A Culture Trip - FULL DAY. Knossos palace is Crete’s most visited archaeological site. Discover the well know myths about the Minotaur and the Labyrinth while ...
    From EUR 37
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  • Manousakis Winery Wine Tasting

    PRIVATE TRANSFER & TASTINGS - HALF DAY Come and enjoy a wine tasting! The family-owned Manousakis Winery in Vatolakkos still follows the traditional ways of growing their grapes and producing...
    From EUR 40
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  • Medium Full Day Bike & Hike Tour - Sougia 72 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Experience a full day of adventure. See the beautiful and famous Agia Irini gorge, swim in the clear sea to cool off and ride your bike through Cretes fantast...
    From EUR 72
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  • Paleochora & Gialiskari Beach

    TWO EXOTIC BEACHES - FULL DAY  Discover the beaches at the southside of Crete and join the Paleochora Beach Trip! The main beach “Pachia Ammos” is permanently waving the blu...
    From EUR 150
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  • Paragliding

    Challenge yourself with paragliding during your stay in Crete and get a completely unique experience. To have the opportunity to see beaches, sea and nature from above, we promise it will be...
    From EUR 70
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  • PIRATE BOAT

    FUN FOR KIDS - FULL DAY
  • PLATANIAS VILLAGE WALK

    Is it your first time in Platanias or maybe you have visited the village already several times? Join us for a small Monday tour around the village! Get to know the basic services the village...
  • POLYRINIA & SIRIKARI - 25 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. A guided walk into a secluded gorge. Walk along the natural gorge valley, admiring the vertical cliffs dotted with caves and spot griffon vultures flying overhead. ...
  • PREVELI BEACH - Palm Beach

    SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY. NEW 2021! NEW 2021! Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the ex...
    From EUR 59
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  • Private Chef

    Designed to give a unique, modern and stylish dining experience. A local chef that brings a restaurant style dining experience to your very own home or accommodation.  DETAIL...
  • Safari Tour 1 - The White Mountains 85 EUR

    LOCAL EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY. Combine a unique guided Jeep tour in White Mountains of Crete with panoramic views,  traditional Cretan villages, learn  the history and &n...
    From EUR 85
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  • Safari Tour 2 - Explore the Secrets 89 EUR

    LOCAL EXPERIENCE - ADVENTURE - FULL DAY. See the beautiful landscape of Crete and try our olive oil, see how it's produced and try our tasty wine at a winery. Learn a few Cretan se...
    From EUR 89
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  • SAMARIA GORGE - Long Hike - MOST FAMOUS

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Make sure you visit our famous Samaria Gorge. Starting with it's wooden staircase in Omalos village which is surrounded by the magnificent Lefka...
    From EUR 35
    Book Now!
  • SAMARIA GORGE LAZY- Short Hike

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Make sure you visit our famous Samaria Gorge. If you are tired of walking but want photos for you Insta-followers, If you do not feel like walking today but want to...
    From EUR 35
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  • Santorini - One day Cruise

    Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. This beautiful island is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly sing...
    From EUR 160
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  • Sea Kayak along the peninsula West Cost

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Discover the peninsula of Rodopo in West Crete on a  sit-on-top kayak. You will go exploring along one of the fingers in West Crete, to find remote coves, navi...
    From EUR 65
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  • Sougia Beach - FULL DAY

    PRIVATE TRIP - FULL DAY Join a private trip to Sougia Beach and swim in the crystal clear and magical blue waters of Sougia! The beach is very wide and long with a few beach chairs and umbrellas...
    From EUR 150
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  • Sunset Safari Tour with Wine Tasting, 4-5 hours 72 EUR

    LOCAL EXPERIENCE - FULL DAY. Premium Sunset Safari Tour in the Northwest side of the inland of Crete... Allow yourself to indulge in a romantic off-road route experience with the best panoramic ...
    From EUR 72
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  • SUP & Snorkling tour 59 EUR

    SEA AND SUN - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Enhance your traveling experience and get your body moving. Come and see the western coast of Crete on a SUP board. Paddle around the most crystal clea...
    From EUR 59
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  • SURF - All Ages - Popular!

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITY -  1/2 DAY Live an exciting surf adventure at some of the best beaches in Greece DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Surfing Crete is the only official surf school in Chania that gi...
    From EUR 55
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  • Tennis 30 EUR

    On your vacation you might finally have time to focus on your training or maybe you would like to combine it with some family activities?
    From EUR 30
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  • VERY EASY 1/2 DAY BIKE TOUR - Meskla 45 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. No matter age or experience on bike you can join this beautiful cycling tour through wonderful small cretan villages and magical countryside nature.&n...
    From EUR 45
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Find activities

Easy & Friendly

1, 2, and 3 and off you go... for a new adventure. Yes, thats how fast and easy it is to book in our mobil friendly reservation system. 

 

Private Trips

Great option if you want to keep it more personal, with a private local driver. Up to 8 persons!

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Outdoor Activities

Popular to do in Crete! Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Surf, SUP, Kayaking. Let’s Go Today!

Bestseller! BOOK NOW

Boat Cruises

Go for a beautiful Boat Cruise, half day or full day. Swim & Snorkel in the sea. Family Fun Day!

We Recommend! BOOK NOW

LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESSES

Destination Platanias is only cooperating with local family businesses.

Sea and Sun

Western Crete’s Top Beaches and Fun Activities by the sea. Book a Sunny adventure!

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Adventure

Put some excitement into your holiday, find your activite here. Do something Adventurous!

Unforgettable day! BOOK NOW

For Children

Child & Family Friendly Activities. On holiday with children? Then it’s all about having fun!!

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Safety First

Destination Platanias cooperates only with legal cooperators which are all  following the guidelines and restrictions the Greek Goverment has given.

 

TAXI TRANSFER

Chania Airport to PLATANIAS 40€

Stalos 33€, Agia Marina 35€, Gerani 42€, Maleme 44€, Kolymbari 52€

First priorites are always comfort and safety!

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VISIT OUR VILLAGE

 

 PLATANIAS

In Platanias you will find everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Beautiful nature, busy nightlife, taverns and restaurants, kilometers of long sandy beach, activities for all ages the choices are many. 

The villagers are very friendly and will ask you how you are doing, when you arrived and how long you will stay. They want you to feel welcomed, to feel close to them and you will most definitely experience their unique hospitality. The incredible Cretan hospitality mixed up with their life philosophy, the sun, the sea and all the breathtaking nature makes Platanias village and Crete one of the most well visited summer destinations in Europe.

A Friend to Discover!

Accommodation in Platanias

Find your Hotel, Apartment or Villa here! Platanias offers you many options for your stay. Welcome!

Restaurants in Platanias

Find your favorite! Recommended Restaurants, Taverns and Beach Bars in Platanias!

Shops in Platanias

The main street in Platanias has many shops and services. Have a look and Go Shopping!

Our Square

TICKET ONLY

For you who don't need transfer! Buy Only Tickets for activities and fun experiences!

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Rent a Car

Rent a Car from our local car rental service from Platanias. Over 25 years in business!

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Hire a Small Bus

Big group travelling together more than15 persons? Rent a Small Bus and a Driver!

Big Groups! Contact Us

DESTINATIONS in Crete

Information Guide for all Destinations in Western Crete. Explore Crete Today!

Travelling as a group

Special prices for bigger groups. Activities for one day or a full week. Contact us today!

E-Shop

Coming Soon! We will only sell Local Products from Western Crete. Buy a gift from Crete!

 

ABOUT US

We are born and raised in Finland and Sweden but for the last 25 years Platanias has been our home. Over these years we have created good relationships with the locals and we have become familiar with their traditions and mentality. Our experience is wide in the field of tourism. By working in restaurants, hotels and tour operators as well as in management positions we have gained knowledge and started Destination Platanias. 

Do you have any questions, mail us!

 

Sofia, Anna and Petra

 

PRIVATE EVENTS  

- WE ORGANIZE SPECIAL EVENTS FOR YOU AND YOUR TRAVELLING COMPANIONS!

Tell us what you have in mind and we'll take care of everything as transportation, finding the perfect restaurant, creating a beautiful atmosphere, suggested menu, surprises and everything that concerns the event.

Destination Platanias will make your event unforgettable no matter if you are celebrating it among your family or friends - or just the two of you.

EVENING FOR TWO

Say I love you with an evening for two. Romantic atmosphere at a top restaurant in Platanias!

Romantic Surprice! BOOK NOW

Birthdays

Let us help you plan your birthday! We have lots of ideas to make your day special. Contact us!

Anniversaries

Celebrate your love for eachother! We will arrange a beautiful memorable evening!

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Reviews

"Otroligt bra service"

 Stort utbud av utflykter till bra priser. Ett plus att kunna få hjälp på svenska vid bokning. Vi kommer definitivt boka genom dem igen. Malinkrch, Jan 2020

"Good service"

 I used Destination Platanias' services to book a sup boarding trip. It was easy to book and pay for the trip via their internet pages. I really enjoyed the trip. The guys at the sup boarding company were really friendly and helpful. Where the sup boarding takes place is beautiful. If you have a waterproof camera, do take it with you. - Kati P, Dec 2019.

"Mine bedste anbefalinger"

  Efter 40 besøg på Sonio siden år 1996 . Kan jeg kun anbefale disse 3 skønne/aktive kvinder (de var jo næsten børn da vi læret dem og kende ;.) Hvis du ønsker en indholdsrig og aktiv ferie og som os tilbagelænet ferie tilrettelagt af dem, kontakt denne side. Mine bedste anbefalinger, fra hele min store famile som selvfølgelig også kommer i Platanias." Tom Barnbæk  2018.

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LOCAL EXPERIENCES

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LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESSES

Destination Platanias cooperates only with local family businesses.

BOAT CRUISE

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Free Cancellation

We are flexible for your comfort. You can cancel up to 24h prior the start of the activity and get full refund.

Outdoor Activities

INTERESTED

Safety First

Destination Platanias cooperates with legal cooperators which are all following the guidelines and restrictions the Greek Goverment has given.

SEA AND SUN

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Easy & Friendly

1, 2, and 3 and off you go... for a new adventure. Yes, thats how fast and easy it is to book in our mobil friendly reservation system. 

 

 

Adventure

OH, YES!

LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESSES

Destination Platanias cooperates only with local family businesses.

PRIVATE Local Trips

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DESTINATION PLATANIAS

- WE PLAN & YOU ENJOY!