Top Platanias Hotels: Where to Stay in Platanias, Crete

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Located just a stone’s throw away from the lively city of Chania, Platanias is a small coastal resort on the northwest coast of Crete. It features a gorgeous sandy shore and dozens of taverns and souvenir shops. If you plan to stay in the area, check out the best Platanias hotels and resorts, promising a unique blend of comfort, style, and impeccable service.

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Where to Stay in Platanias

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Are you seeking a tranquil beachfront retreat? Platanias is the perfect destination. The small town is a perfect launch pad for exploring the rest of the Chania region as it’s only a few minutes from the old town, home to plenty of museums and exciting nightlife!

Platanias is close to the enchanting White Mountains. At the same time, the best Chania beaches and the stunning Botanical Park of Crete are just a short drive away. Join me as I unveil the finest Platanias hotels and resorts to make your Crete adventure begin in style!

Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa

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Tucked away in the greenery with an awesome view of the Cretan Sea and Theodorou Island, Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa is the place to be. It has three restaurants, five bars, and five large swimming pools—talk about living the good life!

This 5-star resort, spread over 30,000 square meters, has a health and fitness center with an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam bath, hot tub, and therapeutic massages. Total pampering, right?

The rooms meet the highest aesthetic standards. The balconies have killer views of the sea, pool, or garden—take your pick. Porto Platanias Beach Resort is 9 km west of Chania town.


Creta Paradise

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This fantastic beachfront getaway is just 2.5 km from the happening Platanias Square, the best spot for drinks, music, and nightlife. The hotel offers a fantastic restaurant, a chill bar, and a lush garden vibe.

The hotel is about family fun, featuring family rooms and a playground for the little ones. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and evening entertainment to keep the good times rolling.

The air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, satellite channels, a kettle, a hairdryer, and a desk for vacation work (if you must). Hungry? Don’t worry. The place features a delicious breakfast buffet, which will kickstart your day.

For action and fun, there’s table tennis, darts, and even mini-golf! If you’re jetting in or out, Chania International Airport is only 23 km from the property.


Porto Platanias Village Resort

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Just a few steps from Platanias Beach, this resort is like a little village with charming paths, gardens, and a cool pool.

The studios and apartments have private balconies overlooking the pool and the hotel’s gardens. They have a well-equipped kitchenette and a satellite TV featuring international channels. The rooms are air-conditioned and have a DVD player.

The hotel’s buffet-style restaurant serves Cretan and international dishes. There’s also a snack bar. Don’t miss out on Cretan evenings with traditional music!

Plenty of taverns, bars, and nightclubs are within walking distance if you want to explore the area. Chania Old Town is just a 20-minute drive away.


Asterion Suites & Spa – Designed for Adults

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This 5-star property is only 3 km from the center of Platanias and 15 km from Chania Old Town. It features spacious rooms with a private pool or swim-up access to a shared pool. Lounging is a serious business, with comfy seating areas and spacious balconies delivering spectacular views.

You will start your day right with a fabulous international and Greek buffet breakfast. When the sun sets, you can choose between the gastronomic delights of the main restaurant or dive into traditional Cretan dishes by the pool.

Their Orion Spa offers a sauna, hot tub, massages, face and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, and more. And guess what? Hairdresser’s services and gym use are on the house!

The hotel also offers free on-site parking, while Chania Airport is 27 km from the property. The Port of Souda is just 16 km away.


Hotel Castle Suites

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Hotel Castle Suites is an affordable and convenient 4-star retreat in the heart of Platanias. It offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a fantastic way to stay active during your vacation at the fitness center. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant.

Air-conditioned rooms feature a terrace and all the essentials – including a coffee machine, a fridge, and a stovetop. Are you bringing the little ones along? Great! The hotel also has a children’s playground to keep them entertained. Chania International Airport is 24 km from the hotel.


Erato Hotel Adults Only by Smile Hotels

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This 3-star, adults-only hotel is 400 meters from Platanias Beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, free private parking, and a lush garden with a restaurant.

As for your retreat, the air-conditioned rooms have a desk, coffee machine, fridge, toaster, safety deposit box, and a balcony. Fancy a cup of tea? There’s a kettle in every room. Selected rooms boast a terrace with sea views.

Start your day right with a buffet breakfast, and head to the front desk and rent a bike to explore the area.


Myrion Beach Resort & Spa – Adults Only

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Located in the small village of Gerani, only minutes from Platanias, this 5-star retreat offers a seasonal outdoor pool, free private parking, a fitness center, and a gorgeous garden. It’s also located close to Maleme Beach.

There’s an indoor pool, evening entertainment, and rooms featuring a terrace and amenities such as an electric kettle.

An on-site restaurant serves a blend of Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine, including vegetarian, dairy-free, and vegan delights upon request.

Gerani Beach is a stroll away (less than 1 km), and Platanias Beach is just 2.1 km from the property. Chania International Airport is 28 km away.


Kiani Beach Resort Family All-Inclusive

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One of the most popular resorts in Platanias, Kiani Beach Resort is the perfect beachfront family retreat just a short drive from Chania and its charming old Venetian town. The place offers two pools, a sea-view restaurant, an open theatre, and a tennis court!

Comfy, air-conditioned rooms feature satellite TV, a handy kitchenette with a fridge, and a private balcony or terrace.

Families with little ones can enjoy the shallow beach or the children’s swimming pool. It also has a pirate ship-shaped playground and special activities at the open theater.

They serve a rich buffet breakfast, and when the sun sets, the buffet restaurant becomes a romantic open-air veranda serving delicious Cretan dishes.

You can head to the beach bar by the sea and pool, where soft music sets the vibe, and enjoy breathtaking views with a cocktail, juice, or refreshing beverage.

The hotel is just 27 km from Chania Airport.


Solimar Aquamarine Resort

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Another convenient place to stay in Platanias is Solimar Aquamarine, just meters from the beach. The all-inclusive property features an Olympic-size pool and a buffet restaurant surrounded by lush gardens. It offers spacious rooms with sea, pool, or garden views.

The guestrooms and suites are decorated in soothing tones. Each has a private balcony and a living area with satellite TV.

The pool area has free deck chairs, umbrellas, a separate children’s section, and showers. The hotel also has a tennis court, a mini-golf course, a gym, and a sprawling playground for the little ones.

The on-site restaurant serves a buffet-style feast of Greek and international delights. The poolside bar is perfect for refreshing drinks, cocktails, and snacks. Guests have free private parking.

Chania International Airport is just 25 km away.


Sunrise Village Hotel – All Inclusive

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Sunrise Village Hotel is just 550 meters from Platanias Beach and 12 km from Chania on the road to Kastelli-Kissamos.

You can choose from comfortable studios to spacious maisonettes, each thoughtfully appointed with a tasteful and modern décor. They feature kitchenette facilities, balconies with sea views, air conditioning, cable TV, and a sitting area.

There’s an outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar for those refreshing sips. And when hunger strikes, the on-site restaurant and bar have you covered.

Chania International Airport is just 19 km from the property.


Platanias is an attractive coastal village on the Cretan map known for its wide selection of premier hotels and resorts. These make it a good destination for family entertainment and great tavernas, but it is also ideal for nightlife and fun. Platanias ensures quite a different stay in Crete.

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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the island. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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