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|The village of Platanias and the beach of Platanias near Chania on Crete|
Platanias is one of the tourist villages in the northwest of Crete along the main road and the sea between Kolimbari and Chania. The area is rather flat and it consists of one village / hotel after another. Real authentic Greece is not te be found here. It is more a world of concrete and fastfood restaurants. The village attracts the tourists because of its three kilometer long and 35 meter wide beach. It is sometimes refered to as the Chersonissos of the west, but it is less touristic than that and the beach is much larger, wider and better. There are many hotels, apartments and taverna's. It's a good place for people that want to be in a more lively surrounding and that are looking for a stylish hotel.
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|Gerianotis Beach Resort - Platanias|
We ended up here by accident when we were looking for a place to have breakfast at the beach of Platanias. I have not seen such an amazingly extensive and beautiful breakfast buffet in my entire life. For 15 euros per person (2017) you could choose what ever you wanted and eat unlimited. Really very good. Only the coffee may be needs some upgrading.
Our verdict: a 9 out of 10
|Stamna Grillhouse - Platanias|
Sort of a fastfood restaurant on the main road that runs through Platanias (between Kolimbari and Chania). We order cappuccino's, a baguette with tuna salad and a club sandwich. On the menu are breakfasts, snacks, omelettes, pita's, pizza's, giros, salads and many fast kind of foods. it's inepensive and they serve great Illy coffee, crunchy fries and nice sandwiches.
Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10
|Luury Villa Provarma Hills, Gerani, Crete.|
If you are looking for a very spacious and modern villa with breathtaking views than Luxury Villa Provarma Hills may be for you. This villa offers you basically everything you'd epect from a superior villa. The only thing lacking is a big round dot for a helicopter to land on. Villa Provarma Hills is quietly situated on a hill in the north of the island of Crete, just outside the villages of Gerani and Modi in the area between Chania and Kolymbari. The distance to the popular tourist resort of Platanias is about ten minutes by car. Recently a large new Lidl supermarket was opened here, which is easy to find. We though it was very convenient to just buy lots of food here and fill up the trunk of our car, because once you're inside the grounds of the villa you will not feel much need for leaving it again. The area around the villa is also suitable for making nice walks. There are quiet roads and hiking paths that go into the hills.
|Ermis Suites - Platanias (1.8 km from Agia Marina|
Ermis hotel is newly designed and built in 1995 renewed in 2003. It is family owned and operated offering ideal relaxing holidays and ecellent accommodation. Located on the sandy beach of Platanias, 10 kilometers from the center of Chania town . It is the ideal place for unforgettable holidays, as you can sunbathe all day long on the hotel's sun beds, or enjoy the magnificent sunset from your balcony, only a few meters away. Ermis Hotel is situated not far from the main road and close to the centre of Platanias, but in such a way that there is no noise from the traffic. There are 35 m2 "studios" van 35 m2 with a bedroom and 50 m2 apartments with 2 bedrooms.
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|Renieris Hotel - Kato Stalos (2.0 km from Agia Marina (Nea Kydonia) - best reviews, spectacular views|
The newly built (2005) Renieris Hotel in Kato Stalos sits upon a hill with a spectacular view of Kato Stalos beach front, the Theodore's island and the blue Aegean Sea and only 200 meters away from the sandy beach. Enjoy beautiful sunsets while bathing in our custom pool with a separate children's pool. Our amphitheater-style design captures sea views in almost all of our rooms. Renieris hotel is family owned and operated. The hotel has a warm and friendly environment, grassy landscaping a covered pool bar offering refreshments and snacks.
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|Folia Hotel Apartments - Agia Marina - good reviews - studios for 2 / 3 people, maisonettes for 4 people|
In the beautiful area of Agia Marina, this hotel is just 200 metres from the beach and offers views of the mountains, the sea and the city of Chania. Close to the golden sand at Agia Marina Beach, you can enjoy this village with its many tourist facilities, bars and cafes. Located 8 km west of Chania, you could hire a car from the hotel to eplore the main town of the region. Back at the hotel you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, where you can cool off, or sit back and rela with drinks from the bar. A tavern with traditional Greek cuisine can present you with tasty dishes in the evenings
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|Galini De Lue Hotel***** - Agia Marina|
In glamorous Crete, 8 km west of the city of Chania and above the sandy beach of Saint Marina stands this luury 5-star hotel. Enjoy spectacular views of the immense Cretan Sea with the endless beach and the unique verdured landscape. To accompany the view, enjoy a long cool cocktail from one of the hotel's bars. Days spent on the beach are a must while here, and for your convenience, you can book a variety of water sports including paragliding and scuba diving at our reception desk. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy a swim, as the hotel features both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a children's pool. Check availability and prices & book Hotel Galini De Lue - click here.
|Frideriki Studios & Apartments - Studios and apartments in Agia Marina|
Our hotel is located in the centre of Platanias, thus giving the guest the luury of being near any and all happenings they may desire. Meanwhile, guests have the ability to visit "Ano" (upper) Platanias at the peak, which is a picturesque setting of traditional island homes and inhabitants and features the most breathtaking view overlooking the Cretan Sea and the never-ending beaches of lower Platanias. These beaches are awarded with "blue flags" from the EU Clean Beach Award almost annually.
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