Beautiful beache very well equipt with sun beds and umbrellas which although are advertised in the hotel brochures are charged extra when used, not sure if this is normal procedure. The beach also caters for the daring with lots of different water sports.
Platanias beach faces north of Crete, towards the Theodorou Island. The beach is a sand beach with small pebbles at the water's edge. The beach is split into two by the small harbor of Platanias catering tour boats and rafts. All sorts of services from sun beds to water jet rental are available. Not sure about the price range of...
A sandy beach that gets very crowded particularly in late July and August period. Plenty of sun beds but On occasions I found it rather unclean..Sections of the beach in front of the main hotels are well maintained
Unfortunately while we were there it was very wavey for most of the week, red flags on beach so we couldn't swim. Beach chairs are hard to come by. But restaurants on beach are very good.
when you can go swimming, its wonderfull, as it is not too deep.
A wonderful beach with crystal clear water. Red flags when wind is from the north due to large waves, but there is no need to avoid the beach for that reason. If you choose a location at Nemo's restaurant (best in Platanias) you have it all. Nemo serve on the beach and provide clean and fresh toilets for sunlovers.