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A holiday rental home in Platanos is a wonderful choice for next breakaway to the beautiful country of Greece.

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.

Things to do on holiday to Platanos

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!

Places to visit on holiday to Platanos

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.

Weather in Platanos

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.

Travel to Platanos

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.

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                                                                                        Wonderful holiday home

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        The property is very well presented and the owners are very hospitable and kind, providing us with a home cooked traditional Cretan meal on arrival and making themselves available for anything we may have needed throughout the stay. In addition, basic provisions were left for us including tea, coffee, water, bread and fresh fruit and vegetables from the owners garden. The house is well stocked with plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment etc. Even cleaning products such as dishwasher tablets were provided Everything was very clean on arrival with an additional clean mid week. The house is situated on a hillside about 10 minutes walk from the town of Kissamos, which has plenty of shops and tavernas/restaurants etc. The owner left us a guide to help us with local attractions and places to eat which was really useful. We had some lovely meals in the local tavernas but our favourite place to eat was at the small fishermans harbor about 3 kilometers from the house. One point to note is that if you would like to visit the beautiful beach at Balos, be prepared to a good long trek. The car park is usually full in tourist season which means you have to park way back on the roadside (very narrow in places) and then the walk to the beach (from the car park) is about 3 kilometers over very rocky, uneaven terrain - coming back up again is much worse than walking down. All in our party are fit and well but even we found it heavy going. If you have any mobility difficulties, my advice would be to take the ferry from Kissamos instead. A lovely holiday and I would not hesitate in recommending this property.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                        Amazing !

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        This was one of my most memorable vacations ever. When we arrived to Villa Emilia (me and my family of 10 people, 2 babies and one 9 year old) we could not believe our eyes, it was breathtaking litterarly, both villa and the wiew! The service was great, only a phonecall away if we had any questions. It was clean, beautifully decorated and with a lot of space. Really, we could not have had a better villa then this one. I highly recommend renting a car since going to Chania (nearest town) is about half an hour away. Other than that, thank you Home Away and Jennie (the manager) personally for a great holiday. Best regards, Caroline and family
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                        Cracking little apartment for 2...

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                                                                                        We stayed for a week in the ground floor apartment, The property had everything we required. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, blackout shutters on all the windows and doors with separate fly screens as well. Basic cooking facilities and a decent size fridge with a little freezer compartment, but with many taverna's situated around the area, we never cooked. The shower was always hot and rooms cleaned and towels/ bedding changed twice during our stay. No noise during the day or night. Outside of the property front and back were a set of tables and chairs also sun loungers and in the garden area hammocks placed in the branches of the trees. These were fantastic as the temp climbed everyday, and a cool becoming breeze gently rocked you to sleep. A short walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk either way to restaurants and mini supermarkets. would thoroughly recommend this apartment and the quiet resort of Falassarna, Not sure how busy it will get in the summer months. Nick & Kerry
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jun 2016