Is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, and is so close to Agia Marina that the two villages have actually merged into a single large tourist area.
Intense nightlife, a wide sandy beach that reaches 7 km and countless hotels that lie on the beach of Platanias characterize the area, which is after Chania the main tourist destination of the county.
Platanias is built on the mouth of the river called Iordanos in Homeric times.
Today the river is called Platanias or Keritis. On the river there were many trees, the existence of which explains the name of the area.
Platanias is an ideal destination for both young people and families with small children because it is a place that offers everything and has many hotels suitable for families.