VISIT OUR FAMOUS TWO EXOTIC BEACHES.
BY BOAT OR BUS!
Balos beach is often called ”tigani” (a frying pan) by the locals due to its shape. It is located in the end of the Gramvousa peninsula and can be reached by jeep or by boat. Most of the visitors choose a boat trip, because the road is unpaved , there’s not much place for parking and you have to walk the last 2 km until you reach the beach. A boat trip is simply more relaxing and this way you have the possibility to visit Gramvousa island and also enjoy the amazing view of the Balos lagoon. Absolutely one of the top beaches in western Crete!
Elafonissi beach is the most well known beach in Crete and approximately 2 hour drive from Platanias. Thousands of visitors want to experience this beautiful fine sandy “pink” beach which is often referred to as the “Cretan Maldives”. Elafonissi beach is part of Natura 2000 –program due to its unique nature and therefor under the nature protection. However you will find all the basic services by the beach like showers, toilets, sunbeds and umbrellas as well as simple cantinas for snacks and drinks. One of the Top 10 beaches in the world! If you want to make it easy book an excursion!
Join Argiris and crew on his boat for a few hours at sea. They will take you to the one and only island outside of Platanias, Agios Theodori. This is a perfect little get away if you are looking for an activity that won't take up all of your day and it's so easy and nearby. Enjoy a boat ride and see Platanias from sea and discover the island of Theodori from up and close. If you are lucky you will see the rare Kri Kri goats that live on the island. Jump from the boat right in to the crystal clear water of Platanias, snorkel and discover what's underneath the water surface. A small adventure is just around the corner. Book a trip with us.
How about a special boat tour designed only for your own crew – maybe a visit to a hidden beach where you can only access by boat or an evening tour to Chania by sea? Let’s plan it together and you will all have an unforgettable experience from the Cretan sea! Book a private boat trip, one hour for 20 persons costs 300 euro. Have an unforgettable experience with your company!
Falassarna beach is approximately 45 min drive from Platanias village to the west. This shallow and fine sandy beach is ideal for small children and known for having the most beautiful sunsets in the whole island. You will find a few small mini markets and taverns very close to the beach and even small hotels for accommodation. On the beach you have the possibility to rent sunbeds and umbrellas and participate in different water activities. You can visit Falassarna by local bus or by renting a car.