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Birthdays in Platanias

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.

In Cosy Greek Atmosphere

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 ...

Beautiful Decoration

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...

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

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. Crete is a true El Dorado for cyclists. Experience the fantastic nature by bike, a great activity for the whole family. Easy Bike ride suitable for all ages.  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP The day starts at the meeting point where a minivan will pick you up and take you to the village Nea Roumata. Here you’ll find beautiful green landscapes and  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 learn 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 through 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 with us. 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.   


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - FULL DAY. Join up for a full day bike tour! A lovely excursion that takes you from cost to coast with fantastic views. We will visit Paleochora town on the south side and then ride our bikes downhill until the northside of Crete.  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 ride a total of 2000 m downhill! Minimum age is 12 years old.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 1/2 DAY. 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.


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 a stop at the Gramvousa island. A wonderful boat cruise with all the comforts on board.  Details of your trip Your day starts with being picked up from your hotel or at one of the specific pick up points.On the bus the guide is going to give you all the necessary information about the cruise.The ferry is waiting for you when you arrive at the port of Kissamos, Kastelli. You only pay 27 euros now at the booking point as a deposit and the remaining 18 euros during the excursion. The guide will collect the money for the boat tickets from you so you can skip the lines at the ticket offices. Before boarding the ship, passengers over the age of 13 pay € 1 in addition to the ticket price, as a reciprocal fee for a visit to the Balos Lagoon. 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. Here 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. After swimming and relaxing 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 on the scenery of the island. At 18:00 the ferry is arriving at the port, return time in Chania is approximately: 19.00. Notice! To see the Gramvousa fortress you need to walk uphill a couple of hundred of meters to reach the top of the island. Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.

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 and see some history that's hidden on the seabed…  Details of your trip You will be greeted by the Captain and his friendly crew at the small harbour of Platanias. Life jackets are available for anyone who would like. The boat will head out to the island of Agios Theodori and if the weather allows they will take you around the hole 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 team of the boat will take good care of you and show you some hidden treasures of the sea, share some of their knowledge of the wildlife and show them to you. 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 another stop and here you can see 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. Notice:  If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be cancelled and you will get 100% refund on your payment.

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 beaches. Book now!  DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP You will be picked up by the bus at your pick up point.The guide will give you all necessary information about the tour in English, Greek or German. During the drive to Elafonissi there will be a 20-30 minute stop ( about 10:00a.m ), at a small place called Agia Sofia for a visit in the cave.  We will reach Elafonissi about 11:30 and we stay for about 3.5 to 4 hours. You have plenty of time to walk through the shallow water to discover the area. To sunbathe and to swim in the crystal clear water. A fantastic place which often is called the “Cretan Maldives”. As we return the bus will make a stop for lunch at Elos village, for apprix  30 to 40 minutes. The route to Elafonissi goes by Topolia Gorge and over the mountains. Return time approximately 17.30-18:00