Location

How to get to San Pietro Platanias

Note point "B" is our hotel. Drag mark "A" to any point you want on the map. This will give you the distance, directions and destination (see Map below). Make a good trip to explore the island!

Platanias

The village of Platanias is a cosmopolitan touristic resort, one of the most famous in the Greek island of Crete. Platanias is situated 10 km west from Chania, on the way to Kasteli.
The 4 kilometers of the white shining sandy beaches, have given to Platania beach for several years in the row, the blue flag, a hallmark of quality from the EU for clear and organized beaches.
The area offers all swimming facilities. The pleasant hotels, the evergreens, the orange groves and exotic bamboo along the riverbanks, draw visitors year after year.
Platanias is a fully organized small society with Medical center, drugstores, police station, high school, banks, gas stations, hotels, pensions, restaurants – taverns, rent a car, cafe bars, clubs, discos, travel agencies, jewelries and many other touristic or not enterprises which make Platanias a significant touristic center of Crete.

source :  Chania-citizen-guide

Maleme Graveyard

One of the most important historic monuments in western Crete, is the Maleme cemetery.
Maleme was the first are which the Germans wanted to occupiers during the Second World War because of the airport there.

The battle of March 20 is known as the Battle of Crete, a date in which the island of Crete ended up in the hands of the Germans.

At this point where the battle occurred, the German Ministry of Culture has built a German cemetery in to honor the Germans who died in the war during 1941-1945.

source :  Chania-citizen-guide

Thodorou Islet

Looking to the endless blue of Agia Marina and Platanias our gaze is interrupted by a small island in the middle of the sea, the island of St. Theodore which locals refer to it as “Thodorou”.

In history, during the Minoan Period, Thodorou was a sacred asylum while during the period of the Venetian occupation, the Venetians decided to build on the island two fortresses to prevent pirates and Turks to invade Chania from the region of Platanias. T
he largest of the forts is called “Tourlourou” while the smaller “San Theodoro”. Historical battles with the Turks occurred around Thodorou, but today only two ruins remain from the forts.

Sole inhabitant of Thodorou is the Cretan goat, the famous Kri-Kri that is an endangered species and was transferred in an effort to promote its breeding effort away from the dangers that lurk in the residential areas. For this reason, Thodorou has been declared a protected area and human activity is prohibited in the territory. Today it is estimated that around 80 live wild goats in the territory of Thodorou and since 2009, it is allowed a short hour visit for people, for tourism reasons.

source : Chania-citizen-guide

English