If You are approaching Platanias from Chania, and You passing by the sandy beach: which is surrounded by hotel complexes catering to all needs – which is coloured by shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, then it starts after the port: the Platanias beach – this is a very beautiful and unique coastal section.
We are 18.5 kilometers from Chania: so far, every seaside resort at the foot of the mountains has tempted us, with a sandy beach.
But what makes Platanias beach unique is, that the landscape changes here.

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The beginning of the beach is sandy, as we saw in the part in front of the port, but here begins a pebble beach.
The coast of Western Crete between Platanias and Kissamos is small pebbled: rocky or stony in some places.
It is a

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Of course umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented, and the taverns, restaurants next to the coast await the dear guest, with delicious fish dishes and other specialties.

Everyone can choose here: is a sandy beach better? – or pebbled?

God has gifted us humans, with so much beauty: but we humans have to be open, to notice and receive the wonders of the world around us.