Destination Platanias

"Your New Friend"

            

 

WELCOME TO 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.

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What to do in

Platanias and Crete!

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DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES!

Destination Platanias offers you everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Visit us in our NEW Info Center & Shop in Platanias village, open daily from early morning to late evening. In our website you will find useful information to read for before your trip and whilst you are on location.

Book today an activity and we promise you a memory for a lifetime!

 

INFO CENTER & SOUVENIR SHOP

OPEN DAILY FROM 09.00 -  23.00

HERE ARE WE!

 

Top 5

#1

Elafonissi Tour - BESTSELLER

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 35
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#2

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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#3

BALOS LAGOON TOUR

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 25
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#4

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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#5

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 205
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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.

 

GO EXPRESS

FALASSARNA BEACH, CHARMA BREWERY & MANOUSAKIS WINERY

DIRECT TRANSFERS EVERY WEEK

GO EXPRESS

Join our new

GO EXPRESS

transfer from Platanias directly EVERY week to:

FALASSARNA BEACH

or to

CHARMA BREWERY 

or to

MANOUSAKIS WINERY!

30 EUR 

with tastings included in price!

GO EXPRESS to Charma Brewery

BEER TASTINGS with Go Express Transfer! 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 Platanias village. The beer production at Charma is aiming to pure and natural beer with excellent flavor and aroma along with a high nutrition value.  It’s not a surprise that Charma beer has become one of the favorite beers among the Cretans as well as the visitors! TRANSFER AND BEER TASTING included in price.  Details of your trip DIRECT EXPRESS TWO WAY TRANSFER The driver will pick you up from your accommodation. The drive will take approx. 20 minutes. Guided tour for 30 min and the a four beer tasting. At Charma brewery you will learn the brewing process, first-hand, while watching brewers doing their magic. Get the chance to smell the aromas and feel the beer ingredients in your hand; learn all about the flavors you will discover in different beer styles. Accompany your tour and beer tasting with local Cretan meze prepared with fresh ingredients from the area. Follow our experienced staff around our brewery facilities and get the chance to know all about the brewing process and brewing ingredients in our final stop in front of our brew house. The tour is followed by a beer tasting experience with 4 fresh beer samples (100ml each) accompanied with Cretan breadsticks. Pick Up starts from 12.45  Duration about 45 min (guided tour & beer tasting) Transfer back leaves from Charma at  15.00  

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GO EXPRESS to Falassarna Beach

FALASSARNA BEACH 5h with Go Express Transfer! Falassarna, one of the locals' favorite destinations. With its amazing sandy beaches and the crystal clear water, Falassarna is worth a visit! Join our GO EXPRESS  transfer to Falassarna Beach! The beaches have all got sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, but you are of course allowed to spend your day at the beach for free.  Details of your trip The drive to Falassarna will take approx. 40 minutes. The driver will leave you off at the main beach called Pachia Ammos or at the children friendly part at the end of the area. Falassarna beach is longer than one kilometer and is at least 150 meter width. The sand is very thin and soft, and the water turquoise. You can rent sun beds and umbrellas if you wish, but you are also allowed to spend your day at the beach for free. There are also many beach snack bars and cafes available. Watersports such as jetski, surf and SUP can be found along the beach for rent. The driver will pick you up at the same spot you were dropped. Timetable: Pick up from Platanias at 10.00 Duration at beach 5 hours Departure from Falassarna at 16:00 Back at Platanias approx. at 17:00

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GO EXPRESS to Manousakis Winery

WINE TASTINGS  with Go Express Transfer! Come and enjoy a wine tasting! The family-owned Manousakis Winery in Vatolakkos still follows the traditional ways of growing their grapes and producing the wine. Try five different kinds of  wines with local Cretan rusks. Book the GO EXPRESS transfer and tasting with us!   Details of your trip The transfer driver will pick you up at your accommodation and after approx 20 min you will arrive at the winery. The simple tour and tasting takes about 1hour. After the tour you will be seated in the beutiful atmosphere of the winery to enjoy their fine wines.  Terroir Tasting Tour A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt.  Pick Up: 13.00 Tour: 14.00 Tasting: 14.30 Home: Approx 16.00 Duration: 2.5 to 3h  

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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. 

 

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!

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Boat Cruises

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

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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!

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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 42€

Stalos 38€, Agia Marina 40€, Gerani 44€, Maleme 47€, Kolymbari 55€

First priorites are always comfort and safety!

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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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Info Shop Platanias

Visit us at our Info Shop in the centre of the village. Open every day!

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!

 

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.

WEDDINGS

Get married in Platanias with a magical Crete Wedding!

Romantic Wedding! Ask Us!

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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  • BALOS LAGOON TOUR

    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 25
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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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  • BOTANICAL PARK with guide

    HIKE & NATURE TRIP - 1/2 DAY - GUIDED TOUR Botanical Park was founded by four brothers who had a dream and wanted to share with us what they believe is heaven on earth, and "a parad...
    From EUR 40
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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 44
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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...
  • 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 48
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  • Elafonissi - PRIVATE TOUR

    SEA AND SUN - PRIVATE TOUR- 7hours 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’...
    From EUR 190
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  • Elafonissi Stranden-Swedish Guide

    Elafonissi Stranden-Swedish Guide
    From EUR 35
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  • Elafonissi Tour - BESTSELLER

    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 35
    Book Now!
  • Falassarna Beach 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 120
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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 27 EUR

    The ship departs everyday from the port of Kissamos for Gramvousa and Balos lagoon. STEP 1:  Buy fast and smoothly your ticket here! Departure 11.00 – return to the port at 18.0...
    From EUR 27
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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 25
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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...
  • HORSEBACK RIDING - Magical Kournas Lake

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. The magical Kournas lake, Crete's only freshwater lake, is surrounded by stunning nature. It is known for its terrapins and tourism; and makes with al...
    From EUR 45
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  • IMBROS Gorge - 9 km

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL 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 comb...
    From EUR 35
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  • Jeep Safari Tour 1 - The White Mountains

    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 89
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  • Jeep 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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  • 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 ...
  • 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 58
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  • KNOSSOS - A Culture Trip 45 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 45
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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 44
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  • Olive Oil & Wine Tasting at Anoskeli

    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 75
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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...
  • 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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  • ParaTriking

    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...
  • 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...
  • PREVELI BEACH - Palm Beach

    SEA AND SUN - FULL DAY 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 exit of the imposing Ko...
    From EUR 40
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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...
  • 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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  • 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 205
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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 68
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  • SIRIKARI GORGE - 60 EUR

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES  Another beautiful gorge walk that is pretty and peaceful, ending up in the village of Polyrinnia where we take lunch at a local taverna! Stunning scenery and home to man...
    From EUR 60
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  • SNORKELING - For all ages

    SNORKLING - 1/2 DAY  Join a snorkeling trip starting from Chania! The guiding, equipment, transportation and light snack are all included in the price. Snorkling When you arrive at ...
    From EUR 60
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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...
  • Sunset Safari Tour with Wine Tasting, 4-5 hours 79 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 79
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  • SUP - boarding 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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  • SUP Boarding Tour - NEA CHORA

    SEA AND SUN - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY - Nea Chora Chania Explore Chania on a SUP board! Do you want to have fun, enjoy the sun and crystal clear waters on a SUP board? Come join us on our m...
    From EUR 50
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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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  • Village Life & Cretan Cookery Lession

    AUTHENTIC CRETE - countryside and cooking! A unique guided tour with wonderful scenery as well as a real insight into traditional Cretan life and an opportunity to try your h...
    From EUR 70
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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

BOOK NOW

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

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