Petra and Sofia.

Two women with great expectations and dreams of a future filled with new meetings, events and experiences. We have after more than 25 years in Crete understood that our knowledge about the village and area is in request from many visitors. Guests ask us daily our opinion, recommendations and more about what to do, to see and how to get the absolute best from Platanias during holidays. So, here we are, giving you a better chance to get the help you need from us. Just contact us and we will make sure to connect with you for a further communication.




I’m Finnish 51 years old mother for two young adult daughters and I’ve been living in Crete and Platanias village with my Greek husband 25 years.

During these years I’ve been working with tourism in different kinds of positions as well as in hotel and with various tour operators and met all kinds of travellers.

Being familiar with the Nordic and local habits and culture I believe I’m able to help you to make your vacation here unique and unforgettable – but most of all the right one for you! 

Petra Stratoudaki

Activity & Group Manager



To become "one of them" was my first goal moving from Gothenburg, Sweden to Platanias 1995.

A few years later, the village had opened their arms to me and me to them. Just amazing! After a big greek wedding, raising three children and years of work with guests, I was totally ready for "Destination Platanias" that we started to plan during our winter walks and became a reality at 2018. A suitable site and service shop in the village where we will help you to dream & plan so you can have the very best holiday, anniversary or any kind of family gathering. As a Hotel Manager at Sonio Beach Hotel, my experience with holiday guests is very rich and trustful.

I'm thrilled to meet you soon!

Sofia Högman Smirlakis

Event & Website Manager