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Platanakia Beach

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Platanakia beach, situated 61km southwest of Chania city, 31km south of Kissamos, 5km northwest of Kambos village, and in close proximity to Sfinari bay, is nestled at the mouth of the scenic Kambos gorge that originates from the namesake village.

Platanakia is a secluded cove, often deserted, and guarded by towering cliffs. The beach is a mix of sandy and stony patches, making it a perfect retreat for those seeking solitude, even in the height of summer. Nearby trees provide natural shade to beachgoers.

To reach the beach from Kambos village on foot, one must traverse the lush, two-hour path through the gorge, which is adorned with plane trees and has a river flowing throughout the year.

Adventurous travelers equipped with a 4×4 vehicle can opt for an offroad journey to the beach via a dirt track starting from Kambos. This route involves crossing fences installed by goat and sheep herders; please ensure they remain closed to prevent livestock from straying. The journey concludes at the picturesque, unexplored surroundings of Platanakia. Park your vehicle at the final plateau, near the visually striking cave chapel of Agia Ekaterini and Agia Marina, and descend the path directly to the beach below. Chances are, you’ll have the place to yourself!

The attractive Sfinari beach is tucked behind the northern rocky side of Platanakia beach (Cape Korakas) and is a 20-minute walk to the north of the beach.


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Most frequent asked questions

What activities can I do at Platanakia Beach?

There are various activities you can do at Platanakia Beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Is Platanakia Beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Platanakia Beach is suitable for families with children as the water is calm and shallow, making it safe for kids to swim.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Platanakia Beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Platanakia Beach where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while enjoying the beautiful view.

Can I rent beach equipment at Platanakia Beach?

Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas and sun loungers at Platanakia Beach.

Is it possible to go on a boat tour from Platanakia Beach?

Yes, there are boat tours available from Platanakia Beach that will take you to nearby islands and beaches.

What is the best time to visit Platanakia Beach?

The best time to visit Platanakia Beach is during the summer months from June to September when the weather is warm and sunny.

What is the water colour of the Platanakia Beach?

The water colour of the Platanakia Beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Platanakia Beach?

The Platanakia Beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the Platanakia Beach?

The water depth of the Platanakia Beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Platanakia Beach?

The sea surface at the Platanakia Beach is usually very wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Platanakia Beach?

The Platanakia Beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Platanakia Beach?

There are no facilities available at the Platanakia Beach.

What is the access to the Platanakia Beach like?

The Platanakia Beach can be accessed via a dirt track or by walking.

What other information should I know about the Platanakia Beach?

The Platanakia Beach is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing. There are also tree shades available.

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