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Holidays in Greece give you a wonderful glimpse of past and present, with modern buildings lining the seafront and old village houses looking down from the hillside. The best thing about Platanias holidays is its beach. The blue flag part of this soft spread of sand is located next to the village, and you can wander for up to 4km before you reach the end of this amazing beach. This means that you are guaranteed to find some deserted spots where you can worship the sun in peace on your holidays in Platanias.
During the days on your Platanias holidays, you can either relax on the beautiful beach or if you are feeling adventurous you can do the 18km hike through the stunning Samaria Gorge. Alternatively Chania is 10km away and you can find an amazing collection of hand crafted leather goods. By night there is a truly amazing collection of eateries in which you can indulge. There is also a good choice of bars, some ideally placed for sundowners and a few discos for those who wish to dance the night away. Holidays in Platanias have ideal location for peaceful seclusion and livelier nightlife without getting disturbed by it.
Crete has a turbulent past and visitors to the island will not be left short of historical places to see and visit. The first race to colonise Crete was the Minoans who built spectacular palaces, the most famous of which is Knossos. Knossos is open to tourists and you can visit and spend the day strolling through the ruins. Platanias holidays provide you with the perfect opportunity to hire a car and spend a few days exploring. You can find some of the beautiful deserted beaches on your cheap holidays in Platanias or visit charming Cretan villages were you can sit with a cooling drink absorbing the culture. Other trips include a boat trip across to the quaint Island of Spinalonga which has a fascinating history, whilst there you can enjoy a trip to the stunning Elounda holiday resort.Platanius image courtesy of Boky1. Chania image courtesy of Atli Haroarson.