Destination Platanias offers you everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Along with our personal touch, our love for Crete and with the local connections we have created over the years we can help you to have an amazing holiday. We are three Scandinavian women that have specialized in Platanias and Western Crete, in our website you will find useful information to read for before your trip and whilst you are on location.
Here 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. For sure You made a good choice booking your holiday here. Read more what to do in Platanias and you will be surprised how many services the village offer you.
You might suddenly hear a waiter ask you “Ti kaneis?” as you are passing by a restaurant. Yes, in Platanias everybody will ask you how you are doing, when you arrived and how long you will stay. The villagers want you to feel welcome, 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.
Platanias has many experiences to offer and fantastic people to meet. But don't forget to respect the hospitality… and not to offend them because then their strong Cretan pride will take over and you might even be thrown out of the restaurant or where ever you might be!
Take it easy and just nod your head with a smile and answer:
And there you go, you have a new FRIEND for life!
Book your taxi or taxi van here with our local taxi partners. They offer a safe and worry-free taxi transfer. Their first priorites are comfort and safety!
Platanias village has many hotels and apartments to choose from, most of them are located by the beach or on the mainstreet but you'll also find accommodation in the upper village. If you are looking for something bigger and more private there are villas to rent.
Destination Platanias can assist you finding the right accommodations for your holiday. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will find the perfect one for you. We cooperate with local family owned businesses, all are very serviced minded and with the famous Cretan hospitality. Find out more:
There are taverns with traditional Greek & Cretan food having the whole family working together. Many Beach Bars along the whole coastline of Platanias here you have the possibility to drink the latest cocktails, coffees and ice cold beers... You will also find many tavernas or restaurants at the beach with very high standard. It's absolut magic in the summer eating in the company of the beautiful sea.
We have restaurants taking the famous Cretan food concept to the next level, restaurants with amazing views and atmospheres. Many are right on the busy street of Platanias and of course up in the old village. But what do they all have in common? It's the unique Cretan hospitality, the friendly greeting you will have and all the wonderful food you can eat here in Platanias.
The shopping street offers you just about everything. Looking for the perfect beach outfit or a dress for a romantic evening, hairdresser, nail studio, spa, toys, jewelry shop, shops with souvenirs? We have it all, right here in Platanias! We support local family businesses!
Ti kaneis? = How are you?
Kala = Good
Poli Kala = Very Good
Orea = Fine
Entaxi = Okej
Are you curious to have a small Greek lesson? Here you will learn as much you need for you vacation in Platanias...
If you are a smaller company, please find an activity that's feel right for you and book directly. If you are a bigger group interested of our services to arrange special events and activities, just contact us and we will be happy to hear from you.
A Friend to Discover!
There are many places that you should explore here in Crete. Amazing beaches that are world famous and thousands of people visit every year just to catch a day of its beauty. The nature here is just something else, the islands high mountains with their beautiful roads taking you along olive trees and small cretan villages. Explore them in different ways depending on your preferences either with bike, by jeep or renting a car creating your own adventure. Plan your holiday here with us from the comfort of your couch or book a trip here at location.
How does a small boat tour from Platanias harbour sound? Spend some time swimming and snorkeling just off Platanias coast. Here are three great options for you!
Enjoy the one-hour boat tour, admire the view from sea and feel the gentle sea breeze. Welcome this moment to the fullest, put your feet up and just relax. You are on vacation! It’s a great opportunity to see the island of Agios Thodorou from up close and to go around it. If your lucky you might also see an unique Cretan goat, Agrimi, running on the cliffs!
During the three-hour trip there will be a couple of stops where you can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water.
Book a private boat tour especially designed only for you and your company – maybe a visit to a hidden beach where you can only access by boat or an evening tour to Chania by sea?
We are born and raised in Finland and Sweden but for the last 20 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 to present you a new service Destination Platanias. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
How about celebrating your birthday or an anniversary like we do it here in Crete? A long table full of small plates starting from meze-appetizers and ending up with different sweets. Together with your friends and family gathered around the table in chairs tightly close to each other. Music playing to create the right atmosphere and spontaneous dance…
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.
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 har recenserat Destination Platanias –