Happy Birthday


Requests of arranging birthdays is something we often get, many want to celebrate someone during their holidays. Destination Platanias are now arranging and organizing these birthdays in many different ways.

In communication with you, we will create a whole day or evening so you and your travel companies will have a great time and many new memories to bring home with you. We recommend you to contact us as early as you can so we have plenty of time making sure all details and request will be to your satisfaction.

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The Cool 30!

Is it your 30th birthday or somebody you keep close to your heart?   Fantastic! We will help you with the celebrations.

The Beautiful 40!

Having your 40’s party on Crete?  Whether you are only two persons or a big company we can arrange a wonderful evening for you.

The Fabulous 50!

Are you escaping the 50 celebrations at home? But you want to celebrate it here on Crete with your family. Let's arrange a really festive dinner in one of our finest and oldest restaurant in ...

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The Happy 60!

Let's make an authentic greek birthday party for you! We will book a table at a restaurant that is situated right on the beachfront of Platanias. 

The Graceful 70!

Turning 70 is definitely something to celebrate! Many of our guest often come with their whole family for this occasion. Both children and grandchildren, we can help you arrange a memorable eveni...


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Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday!!! Is it somebody's birthday? Let us plan and organize your birthday the way you want it. Please send us an email what you have in mind for your special event. We have a few ready suggestions… Please have a look above if any of these suits you!



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A Perfect Birthday!


Would you like to have a fully day with bungy jump adventure or to make a visit in one of our wineyards sound more attractive? And to continue to a celebration dinner at one of our favorite restaurants where we have arranged all the details to make it extra special?

We are here to listen to your ideas so they can come thrue. Send us a mail about what you have in mind and what you belive is best for you, and we will contact you back for further details and information.

Let us help you to plan your day with our knowledge and your wishes and we promise that you will have the best birthday ever!


 Do you have any questions?   Send us a mail!


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  1. Platanias (GR)

Best Birthday Present?  Give an experience!

EASY 1/2 DAY-BIKE TOUR - Deres - 45 EUR

Crete is a true El Dorado for cyclists. See it's fantastic nature by bike, a great activity for the whole family.    DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP The days starts at the meeting point from where you will be taken by minivan up to the village Nea Roumata. Here you find beautiful green landscapes, cycling through chestnut groves and ending up reaching the village Deres. In Deres you will be let in on some secrets of the cretan lifestyle at the kafenion. Here you get a chance to ask and learn things about the cretans. A short ride further down we will meet some history from the Byzantine, Venetian and the Turks when you get to discover the Castello. You will experience a great feeling of peace and harmony as you are cycling downhill, a real nature experience. Passing small farms with all types of farm animals along the road, seeing the picturesque countryside of Crete. Cruising downhill through olive groves and orange gardens you reach the north coast at Tavronitis, here a minivan will bring you back to where you started your day. Notice! Please inform us your gender, height and children's age when you have booked a bike tour. Suitable for: parent & kid tandem, baby seats.   


Join up for a full day bike tour to see the beautiful south of Crete, ending up back on the north side. This tour takes you from cost to cost with wonderful mountain views.      DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP In a minivan with the bikes on a trailer we ascend to Crete's most unspoilt mountain regions. This is an easy-medium full day tour and not suitable for all ages! Minimum age is 12 years old. Expect good surfaces with a few easy uphill passages. At the starting point the bikes are unloaded, you get your helmets and an experienced guide will accompany you downhill into the coastal areas. The group will be using minor asphalt roads and well-maintained agricultural roads with only soft uphill passages. It is not a competition but a fun adventure. The service van follows the group throughout the day. The group starts its downhill ride from the middle of the island through a breathtaking landscape with picturesque gorges right down to the south coast. With clear weather you can even spot the southernmost point of Europe, the Greek island of Gavdos. Following is the lunchtime break in the village of Paleochora and a rest on its sandy beach. Get ready for the afternoon experience of unspoilt villages in Crete's most remote corner. A speedy downhill ride through the Sassalos Gorge leads you back to the North Coast and the Bay of Kissamos. Notice! Please inform us your gender and height when you have booked a bike tour. Note: Riders should not be afraid of speedy downhills or suffer from vertigo- we total 2000 downhill meters! Minimum age is 12 years old.


No matter age or experience on bike you can join this beautiful cycling tour through wonderful small cretan villages and magical countryside nature.    Details of your trip - Meskla This is a very easy tour suitable for all ages. You bike on smooth straight roads with easy downhill passages. A service van follows the group and there is a stop for coffee and snacks halfway through. The starting point for this very easy bestseller tour is a colorful church surrounded by giant plane trees in the lush, green valley of Meskla. The strip leads you at a calm speed into the Cretan version of the Garden of Eden. Grapes, mulberries, oranges, lemons, figs, kiwis, lotus-fruit and avocados calling out to be picked and tried. The ride through flower-scented villages and a stop in a small kafenion makes this trip truly a remarkable experience.   Notice! Please inform us your gender and height when you have booked a bike tour. Suitable for: parent & kid tandem, baby seats.


A “small paradise” of Crete is waiting to be discovered by you… The Gramvousa Island with its wild beauty, the lagoon of Balos with it's crystal clear waters and the white sand makes it a “must” place to visit while you are on vacation on our island.  Details of your trip Your day starts with being picked up from your hotel or at one of the specific pick up points with the bus. The bus will drive towards the west side of Crete in order to reach the port of Kissamos, Kasteli. Here the guide is going to give you all the necessary information about the cruise, you will arrive at the port where the Gramvousa ferry is waiting for you to start the cruise. You only pay 27 € now at the booking point as a deposit and the remaining 18€ at harbour.  Children 18€ deposit and 9€ for boat ticket. The guide will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices. About 10:20 you will set off for the island of Gramvousa which takes approximately 45 minutes. On the ferry there is a kitchen with self service dishes, meals and snacks. You can sit back on a deck chair or in the lounge. Once you arrive at the island of Gramvousa you can either have a swim or you can take a hike to the top of the island to the Venetian fortress. There you have 2,5 hours before the ferry continues to the lagoon of Balos which is 20 minutes from there. As soon as you arrive at the lagoon you will have about 3 hours there to enjoy. You may at any time go back to the boat for food or also hire umbrellas if the heat is too intense. When you have enjoyed a swim and relaxation at the lagoon, the boat will take you straight back to the port of Kissamos. This is a great photo opportunity as the sun will be behind you as you look out to the scenery of the island. At 18:00 the ferry is arriving at the port and the journey in this small paradise is coming to an end. Return time in Chania approximately: 19.00p.m Notice! To reach the Gramvousa fortress is a couple of hundred meters of walking up to top of the island. Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

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Boat Tour - Platanias 1/2 Day - 25 EUR

THIS TRIP WILL GO OUT WITH THE GLASSBOTTOM BOAT THIS SUMMER. YOU CAN BOOK HERE OR AT THE GLASSBOTTOM BOAT- ACTIVITY AS WELL. 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 and see some history hidden on the seabed...  Details of your trip You will be greeted by the Captain with 30 years of experience and his friendly crew at the small harbour of Platanias. Life jackets are available for anyone who would like one. The boat will head out to the island of Agios Theodori and if the weather allows they will take you around the whole island. Then it's time for the first stop, go for swimming and snorkeling just by the shore of the island and from here you might see the famous Kri Kri goats. The amazing service minded and well experienced team of the boat will take good care of you and make a diving show where you will see some hidden treasures of the sea, and they will share much of their knowledge of the wildlife. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, they are more then happy to answer you. The boat will continue a bit further down and make a second stop and here you can see when you snorkel a old war plane that crashed during the world war II. During the ride home to the harbour you will have the view of the busy coastline of Platanias. This trip has been very loved by its visitors and many choose to do it one more time at their next visit to Platanias. The boat trip is 3 hour. Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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Elafonissi Tour - BEST SELLER - 39 EUR

Don't miss out on our most loved beach Elafonissi! This magical place you will find on the south-western cost, with its crystal clear water and pink sandy beach makes the time there breathtaking...  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP Your trip starts by being picked up from your hotel or at one of our specific pick up points, the bus will drive you to the south west of Crete. The guide will give you all the necessary information about the tour in English, Greek or German. During the drive to Elafonissi there will be a 20-30 minute stop at a small traditional village called “Elos” at about 10:00a.m for breakfast. The next stop is at the holy Monastery of Chrisoskalitisa (if you translate it means the Monastery of the Golden step) for 15 minutes. It has a magnificent view. It is optional to enter or not. Entrance fee: 2€ You will reach the Elafonissi island about 11:30 and we stay for about 4 hours. You have plenty of time to walk through the shallow water to the island and discover the beauties of the flora and fauna. Swim in the crystal clear waters of this fantastic place which often is called “Cretan Maldives”. At you return the bus will make a stop for lunch at Amygdalokefali village at a restaurant with lovely view (40-45 minutes stop). The route to Elafonissi in the morning goes from Topolia Gorge and at the return it goes from another road that leads to the village Sfinari. It is a round trip because we want our clients to see a different scenery at the way back. Return time approximately 18.30-19:00 Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

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