For an authentic Cretan escape, Porto Platanias Village Resort in the heart of the charming village of Platanias is a great choice for those wanting to explore the western-side of this appealing Greek island. The resort is just 9km away from the fascinating Venetian city of Chania and 20km from the airport. Renovated in 2015, Porto Platanias Village Resort the sister complex to neighbouring Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa is located within walking distance from the vast stretch of sandy beach, one of the largest in Crete which stretches east and west of Platanias. The contemporary complex was originally designed to represent ‘a authentic Cretan village within a village’ and as such is lined with little paved pathways, colourful gardens, and palm trees.
The resort is ideal for couples but also a firm favourite with families with its vast array of facilities and amenities; including restaurant serving local and international cuisine poolside bar, main pool and adjoining children’s pool set within a spacious terrace and a dedicated children’s playground.
Porto Platanias Village Resort sits quietly at the eastern end of lively Platanias, a developed resort that stretches for over 1.5km along the north coast in western Crete. Almost on your doorstep you’ll find an excellent choice of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and nightlife, plus there are children’s parks and so much more.
There is a good regular local bus service to Chania, the region's capital city, only 10km away. The Venetian harbour is a sight to behold with little fishing boats bobbing up and down on the water on the eastern side while the waterfront on the western side has an abundance of cafes and restaurants ranging from local to chic.
Narrow, picturesque and characteristic streets with a splendid array of shops, boutiques, small cafes and tavernas lead off behind the waterfront. Theotokopoulou St. is one not to be missed with its characteristic Venetian buildings and ornate balconies. A visit to Chania should be near the top of any list of things to see and do whilst in the area.
There is easy access to the national road which makes the location an excellent starting point for further exploration of western Crete as you drive through stunning scenery and head towards the mountains, or perhaps drive to some of the wonderful more well-known sandy beaches such as Falassarna or Elafonissi on the west coast. The area lends itself to archaeological interest, diving, walking and cycling, or perhaps you just want to laze away the days by the hotel’s pool or swim in the warm sea that looks out to the small island of Agii Theodorou.