Platanos offers many options for how to spend your days whilst on holiday. Explore museums and important ancient sites or partake of the large number of outdoor activities that are popular in the area. The beaches and countryside are beautiful, providing a pleasant backdrop for all of your activities. There are holiday rental homes in Platanos to suit most any budget. Whichever holiday rental home that you choose, you will be close to attractions and activities surrounded by all of the comforts of home.
There is plenty to do whilst on holiday to Platanos and much of it revolves around the outdoors. The nearby beaches provide opportunities to swimming and a variety of other water sports such as snorkelling, fishing and wind surfing. Lessons are available in many water sports to suit almost any age and skill level. A holiday to Platanos is a great time to try something that you have never done before. Those interested in science may enjoy the opportunity to attend a day cruise with a marine biologist pointing out various plant and marine life and answering any questions that you may have. Guided boat tours can also be had to explore the many coves located near Platanos. There are also many wonderful opportunities for hiking and cycling in the nearby gorges and White Mountains. A holiday to Platanos is an outdoor enthusiasts dream!
There are many museums in and near Platanos that are quite popular with visitors. These include the Chania Archaeological Museum, the Rethymnon Historical & Folk Museum and the Crete Maritime Museum. There are also ancient sites such as the ancient city of Lissos and the Venetian Fortress of Fortezza.
The weather is Platanos is lovely all year through. Those who visit during the summer months will find quite warm, but still comfortable, average temperatures of between 24 and 26 degrees.
During the spring, the temperatures cool down just slightly. The spring average temperatures are between 16 and 20 degrees. The winter temperatures average between 12 and 13 degrees. Whilst cooler than the spring, it is still enjoyable weather for doing activities in the out of doors.
Those travelling to Platanos most often choose between two airports. The first is Chania Airport (CHQ). This airport is a just short drive from Platanos, but is not as well-serviced as the other choice. Heraklion Airport (HER) offers many more flights by more carriers, but it is a three hour drive from Platanos. There is a ferry located in Chania, and a car is recommended for use during your stay.