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Platania Beach

Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Rough seas and shingly

With out hotel being halfway between Platanias and Agia Marina we had the choice of both beaches... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Alan W
Bristol, United Kingdom
Clean and safe

Great views of nearby island. Usually calm seas. Gradual sloping in sea. Busy. Clean. Lots of... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Rob L
Worcester, United Kingdom
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“water sports” (9 reviews)
“red flags” (6 reviews)
“big waves” (6 reviews)
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Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

With out hotel being halfway between Platanias and Agia Marina we had the choice of both beaches. Although Platanias has many beach bars, the seas were far too rough to swim in, especially for my children (9 and 13). Sand is coarse bordering on shingle....More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Great views of nearby island. Usually calm seas. Gradual sloping in sea. Busy. Clean. Lots of family visitors. Restaurants and bars all the way along. Some water sports.

Thank Rob L
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The sand and bottom at this beach is horrible. Big rocks are in the way when you are walking out to the water. You need bathing-shoes. And also, the waves were kind of big, so it's no good for children. But the sunbeads and service...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Fantastic for swimming, sun bathing and jogging. The best hotel on the island of Crete is MINOA PALACE!

Thank Hanikka31
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The beach is clean, a lot of sunbeds to choose from, restaurants close by. Flags show you if it is safe to enter the waters and it's wonderful to let the waves lift you up and down.

Thank Karen190813
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Very Long beach to enjoy mostly Sandy but can be stony here and there. Great water and the you can see the cave from the beach. Dont know what the name of the cave is . We had some really Big waves one day. Many...More

1  Thank Johan S
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

For two weeks we visited this beach and we loved it. There is lots of sand and there are lots of space if you want to get away from the crowds. The sea is amazing when its calm and we saw lots of fish when...More

Thank SterlingIves
Reviewed July 29, 2017

The beach was pebbly and a tad rough, not ideal for children. Some days it was very windy too... stick to the Resort pools

Thank ilikeitlikethat2017
Reviewed July 23, 2017

In some cases the beach can be closed because of bad weather and dangerous waves. This happed this year. 5 days without a dip in the sea. But after it was worht waiting for and very nice.

1  Thank Henrik J
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Only spent one day on this beach as we were staying in Agia Marina, but couldn't find fault. Sandy, plenty of sunbeds, many free if using the individual bar/restaurant, but we found that the most comfortable cost 6 euros a set. Helped that it was...More

1  Thank allertonlad
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September 14, 2016|
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Response from Paulina P | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for delay I'm not quite sure I haven't seen any.
July 13, 2016|
Response from ConstantinosVProimos |
Hi, the weather is still very good in October. You can swim confortably and actually during the fall it is a great time to visit Crete.
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March 5, 2016|
Response from ConstantinosVProimos |
Yes, there are at least two water sports centers nearby, one to the direction of the east and another to the direction of west. I think that April is a great time to go to Crete!
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