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Address: Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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good beach

Sand and shingle only a few rocks. Jellies not needed. Good for swimming and relaxing. Family oriented, good sand for building sand castles!! Lots of friendly bars with sunbeds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Beth1012
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just a 5 minutes bus drive away from Summer Lodge this long sandy beach offers plenty of facilities such as water sports, beach bars with music and local taverns to enjoy your late supper.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Long sandy beach with plenty facilities and plenty of watersport activities to choose from. Good value restaurants and seafront bars playing the latest hits. Definetely a must go.

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London
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sand and shingle only a few rocks. Jellies not needed. Good for swimming and relaxing. Family oriented, good sand for building sand castles!! Lots of friendly bars with sunbeds and some have a pool.

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Thank Beth1012
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about the beach, no easy walk along it , being north facing with a peninsula to the west means no great sunset

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Kochi Prefecture, Japan
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Platania beach will be good for summer specially from March to October. You have to plan to visit platania area within this month. From October to February maximum of the shop and hotels are closed due to cold.

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wonderful place we have Been to platanias for 4 times coming back in 2 years that wil be me my son and grandson

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Helston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a good long beach, the sand is coarse and pebbly in places, but it is in easy reach of the local hotels and cafes. There are many parasols and sun beds which for me spoils a good beach, I prefer plenty of open spaces, but on this sort of holiday it has to be accepted and you do... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is also a very easily acceble beach, straight across the street from the hotel we stayed in. Nice sunbeds, no problem finding a free one. Very clean and recomendable beach

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east anglia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent 7 nights here.The apartment is situated really conveniently in the middle of the town, 5 minutes from everything. The fresh orange juice served daily was wonderful, We had a lovely room with sea view was amazing, we were sitting on our balcony for hours chatting and watching the blue sea. I have to highlight the cleanliness of this... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Clear water with nice sandy beach. Very good water for snorkeling being able to see fishes and sea urchins.

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