Villa Platanias

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Villa Platanias is beautiful, smart and elegant. It is nestled in an upmarket area of Platanias, just 350 metres from the wonderful Agia Marina Beach and 750 metres from the gorgeous sweeping sands of Platanias Beach. This thoroughly modern, trendy villa offers sumptuous contemporary furnishings, top-of-the-range fittings, a delightful garden and a fabulous swimming pool. Its living spaces are open plan in design and drowned in natural light. With three gorgeous bedrooms, the villa is perfect for both families and groups of friends. Entertainment, bars, restaurants and shops are on the doorstep, and the villa is perfectly situated to explore this stunning north-western coast of Crete.

Platanias and Agia Marina have plenty to offer and the delightful resort of Maleme, between the villages of Tavronitis and Gerani, also enjoys a three-kilometre beach. The gorgeous Venetian harbour and Old Town of Chania are within easy reach with its waterfront bars and restaurants, its dreamy ancient buildings and its charming, bougainvillaea-draped cobbled alleyways. Three of the island’s most spectacular beaches, Balos, Elafonisi and Falasarna, are an easy drive away. For an alternative day out, you can head to the phenomenal Samaria Gorge.

The living space of Villa Platanias is beautifully presented in neutral colours with the occasional vivid colour splash, be it the bright turquoise corner sofa or the brilliant green kitchen splashback. There are also some vibrant, modern artworks to catch your eye. Guests can cook in a stunning kitchen which offers the best of appliances and dine inside or on alfresco on the terrace. One of the double bedrooms is located on the ground floor with direct access to the pool terrace. It enjoys a comfy kingsize bed which is beautifully dressed in crisp cotton and colour co-ordinated throws and cushions. Its fully tiled contemporary ensuite bathroom boasts a large walk-in shower with plenty of fluffy towels and dressing gowns.

A modern staircase with a stainless steel balustrade takes you to the two remaining bedrooms. Both offer gorgeous ensuite bathrooms and access to a fabulous furnished terrace. Here you can relax on the alfresco lounge furniture, enjoying your morning cup of coffee and views of the pool, the dramatic hillside and the sea. One of the bedrooms enjoys a sumptuous kingsize bed, and the other twin beds sit side by side. Again, they are adorned with luxury linens and gorgeous soft furnishings.

The outside spaces of Villa Platanias are superb. The upper shaded balcony offers a quiet relaxing spot, and below, you will discover a pretty garden area and a smart, secluded terrace. The pool is wonderful with its shallow children’s section. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on yet more contemporary furniture using the barbecue facilities. Though it will be tempting to stay put in this idyllic haven, the glorious sandy beach is just moments away, as is Platanias Square and the astonishing Agios Dimitrios Church.

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What you should know…

  • The villa enjoys a fabulous location within walking distance of beaches, shops, cafes and bars. You really do not need your car much at all aside from wanting to explore this magical island
  • Each of the bedrooms enjoys its own stunning ensuite bathroom
  • You must make sure that you have time to visit Chania Old Town. You will quickly lose your heart with its beauty, plus it boasts a fantastic dining scene. Although there are plenty of walk-in waterside eateries, it is best to book in advance for some of the more popular restaurants, such as Tamam and Pallas, with their gorgeous rooftop dining space.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Cooling Jacuzzi BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Heating

The Villa

Located in Platanias, only 300m from Agia Marina Beach, Villa Platanias can accommodate up to 6 people, offering two swimming pools, a fully equipped kitchen, three en-suite bedrooms, and all the needed amenities for a comfortable stay.

Interior Grounds
- Bedroom with extra large double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with extra large double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single twin beds and en-suite bathroom
- Living and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen

Exterior Grounds
- 2 private swimmings pools (one large pool and one smaller pool suitable for children)
- Sun loungers
- Dining area

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Linen and towels
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Refrigerator
- Oven
- Ironing facilities
- Soundproofed rooms
- Outdoor games
- Private parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Platanias
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Platanias enjoys a wonderful location in the buzzy tourist resort of Platanias. Within easy reach are Chania, Maleme, Kissamos, Balos Beach, Falasarna Beach and Elafonisi Beach. Platanias boasts a lively strip and an old town together with its endless sands. To the north, you will find the beach lined with bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels with the charming old town climbing up the surrounding hillside. Where Platanias Beach ends, Agia Marina Beach begins. It too offers sun loungers, umbrellas and beach bars. It enjoys a jet-ski centre too for some thrilling fun. Snorkelling, fishing, cycling and horse riding are available locally.

The foothills behind Maleme are excellent for fresh country walks perfumed with wild thyme and oregano. An hour's ramble out of Maleme takes you to the charming hilltop village of Deres with its whitewashed church and inviting taverna. Maleme is famous for being the place where German paratroopers attacked Crete in 1941.

The buzzy tourist resort of Kissamos sits on the edge of the Gramvousa peninsula. Kissamos is also known as Kastelli Kissamou in reference to the former Venetian fortress that used to dominate the town. Kissamos enjoys many tavernas, beaches and plenty of shops. Surrounding the town are fertile olive groves and vineyards. The main beach is Mavros Molos which is sprinkled with trees, sunbeds and parasols. The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos is located on the main square, Stratigou Tzanakaki, boasting an impressive collection of local discoveries from a wide range of historical eras. A little further north of the main port of Kissamos is the quaint, colourful Old Port of Kastelli Kissamou which is brimming with brightly coloured fishing boats, a photographer's dream.

On the Gramvousa peninsula, Balos Lagoon Beach is absolutely stunning and one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. The lagoon of Balos has silvery white sand and exotic, white, vivid blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and ideal for snorkelling. The lagoon and wider area with rare species of flora and fauna are protected under the Natura 2000 programme. Eleonora falcons, shags and cormorants nest in the caves, and the area is a shelter for protected monk seal and loggerhead sea turtle. You will think you are in the Maldives or somewhere as it is so beautiful. Balos can be reached by car, though be prepared for a bumpy ride, or you can take a boat trip to the beach. North of Balos, in Cape Korykon, there are remains of the small Roman town of Agnio with the temple of Apollo and the picturesque chapel of Agios Sostis.

At the western base of the stunning Cape Gramvousa, 17km west of Kissamos, you will discover Falasarna Beach, another fabulous Cretan gem. The beach has been voted as one of the ten best beaches in Europe in the past. Falasarna Bay actually consists of five consecutive dazzling, silver-sanded beaches. It is huge as well as gorgeous and has such a dazzling, clear, turquoise blue sea. At the northern end of the beach, there are ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Falasarna. There are several companies offering watersports, including Falasarna Activities, which offers wakeboard and jet ski tuition.

Elafonisi is also a magical place that consists of a small islet with white and pink sandy beaches. Visitors can wade out to the island to enter another world. The island is an internationally classified nature reserve and home to more than one hundred rare plants, including summer flowering sea daffodils that look like white cups. The island is a nature lovers' paradise. To the left of the sandbank, windsurfers enjoy the prevailing winds.

The charming and picturesque Old Town of Chania is roughly twenty minutes away in the car. Its atmospheric 14th-century Venetian harbour, old port, narrow, cobbled shopping streets, colourful bougainvillaea and waterfront restaurants make this a top-notch evening out. The sunset views are breathtaking, with the Venetian lighthouse a focal point. You can walk along the harbour wall to the lighthouse.

Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe at 16km, which would take roughly six hours to pass along the whole gorge. Otherwise, you can drive to Chora Sfakion and take a boat to Agia Roumeli and walk a few kilometres at the end of the gorge. The Imbros Gorge is also very beautiful and takes approximately two hours. You can combine this walk with swimming on Fragokastelo Beach.

Popular day trips from Villa Platanias include trips to the ancient ruins of Aptera, where you can tour a huge cistern, and ten minutes away, a hilltop Byzantine castle overlooking the ocean. The farming town of Theriso is also popular, with a gorgeous drive to get there, passing lush green wilderness and the towering Theriso Gorge.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis

(28.8 km)

Nearest Airport Agia Marina

(1.1 km)

Nearest Beach Troulakis Beach

(300 m)

Nearest Restaurant Pirgos

(350 m)

Nearest Supermarket Super Market

(190 m)


Head to the West side of Crete to find some of the best beaches and most charming villages in the island. Indulge yourself by visiting the unique Balos lagoon and jumping into its turquoise waters, or have a truly Cretan dining experience in one of the many tavernas by the sea and taste the delicious seafood on offer.

Find more about Chania and the rest of the Southernmost island in Greece with our travel guide below.

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How to reach Chania

There are two ways to reach Chania: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane:
Chania Airport (CHQ) is only a 20 minutes ride away from central Chania. During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect Chania city and most of the villas. You can also hire a car from one of the many rental companies at the airport, or alternatively get a taxi to bring you right to your doorstep.

By ferry:
If you choose to do an island-hopping trip and use the ferry as a method of transportation, then the closest port is in Souda, only 8km from the centre of Chania. Only ferries from Piraeus in Athens or Heraklion in Crete. Heraklion port has a wider choice: you can also take a ferry from other Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros, but you will have to take a longer bus ride to reach your villa. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Platanias is perfect for a family holiday. With three bedrooms plus a sofabed in the living room, a lovely pool with a shallow children’s section and a gorgeous garden, it is peaceful, spacious and private.

Platanias and Agia Marina are very lively, with gorgeous beaches and plenty of entertainment. You will discover mini golf, hundreds of family-friendly restaurants and cycle rentals.

The beach at Maleme is also wonderful though you should try to visit at least one of the famous beaches of Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos that you see on many Crete holiday posters. The beaches are absolutely stunning, and you will not forget them. Kissamos Beach is also close by with several surf schools, including Kalo Surf and a number of opportunities to learn to stand-up paddleboard. At Kissamos, you can take many boat trips, either to Balos or just to enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue water. Other beaches that are worth a visit include Stalos Beach and Gerani Beach, both close to the villa.

If you’re keen to explore the local environment, you’ll come across some outstanding natural wonders. The well-known Cave of Agia Sophia near Kissamos is a remarkable sight, full of dramatic, twisted stalagmites and stalactites. The Sarkari Gorge that runs from the village of Sirikari down to Polyrrinia can be explored on a three-hour walk, where you will see a wealth of beautiful plants and as well as wild animals. Another gorge, the Keramari Gorge near Kissamos, is the entrance to the traditional village of Milia. Active children may enjoy mountain biking or hiking in some of the gorges or the eroded, bizarre-looking hills of Komolithi.

Chania Town is a great place for families. Minoan’s World of 3D Museum and 9D Cinema is an immersive cinema where you can learn about Minoan history while enjoying 11 effects such as earthquakes, snow and much more. The movie stars Zeus as a baby and as a God, abductions, flying too close to the sun and an eruption of the volcano in Santorini, causing a devastating tsunami that ended the Minoan era. Children love wandering around the harbour and out to the lighthouse. The narrow cobbled lanes are full of souvenir shops as well as gorgeous, atmospheric restaurants. There are also many street musicians that children love listening to. They enjoy sunset boat trips from the harbour and the horse and carriage rides that are available. Chania’s Municipal Gardens are lovely too.

Aqua Creta Limnoupolis is a fun water park close to Chania. It offers extreme adventure with impressive water slides, including two freefall slides, a black hole, a triple twist, a rainbow multi-slide and two giant slides. It also boasts a lazy river, a kid’s pool and an artificial island.

The cuisine in Crete is delicious, and it is very easy to eat out with children. You should definitely stop at a Cretan bakery for biscuits and pastries. Loukoumades are honey-drenched doughnuts that children adore!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Cooling Jacuzzi


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no secutiy deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 5 nights. All othe durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 - £2,506
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,675 £2,344
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,900 £2,660
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,062 £2,886
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,275 £3,185
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,062 £2,886
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,790 £2,506
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,675 £2,344
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £1,900 £2,660
May 31st 2025 - Jun 10th 2025 £2,062 £2,886

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 - €2,745
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,834 €2,568
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,081 €2,913
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,258 €3,161
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €2,492 €3,489
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,258 €3,161
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,961 €2,745
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,834 €2,568
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,081 €2,913
May 31st 2025 - Jun 10th 2025 €2,258 €3,161

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 - $2,963
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,980 $2,772
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,247 $3,145
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,438 $3,413
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $2,690 $3,766
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,438 $3,413
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,117 $2,963
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $1,980 $2,772
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,247 $3,145
May 31st 2025 - Jun 10th 2025 $2,438 $3,413

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • The best holiday accommodation ever!

    on 14/09/2022

    Superb accommodation in a lovely villa. Local shops nearby which was extremely useful. The pool was lovely and the pool cleaner comes twice a week as everything is looked after so well and kept so clean. The owner, Aristea, is lovely. Then wifi is very strong, so no worries about expensive mobile internet charges.

  • Excellent stay

    on 24/09/2021

    The villa was well equipped, the pool area was gorgeous and the villa had sun all day. Any queries or questions we had about the surrounding area were responded to very quickly. The host was helpful and friendly. The location of the villa was perfect, a very short walk to restaurants, supermarkets and the beach.

  • It was all just beautiful

    on 20/08/2020

    The house and the whole friendly welcome from the owner. Such a cheerful woman and super helpful always available for us if we had any questions or needed help. And mega good also organizes tips on where we could go best, eat, strand. Thank you a lot for all kindness See u next year !!

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