Come See The Amazing Sea Life In Platanias

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Just a few miles west of Chania is where you will find Platanias, a village that is quite a popular tourism location on the Greek island of Crete.

Go down the checklist of everything that makes a particular location a great vacation spot, and Platanias has it all. From hotels, bars and restaurants to beaches, shops and spas. Platania Beach is by far the nicest beach in Platanias, with a sandy beach area, plenty of sunbeds available, and turquoise water for as far as the eye can see. There are also several bars and restaurants within walking distance of the beach, which is really convenient if you are looking to spend the whole day at Platania Beach. The only con to this beach is that it’s not ideal for children, as there is a large drop-off on the sea floor that makes the water extremely deep rather quickly. Other than that, there isn’t much more you could ask for.

Your second beach options is Afrata Beach, which has more of a private and intimate feel that you wouldn’t get from a big, public beach like Platania Beach. This quiet beach location is perfect for those who are just looking to get away and relax in a Platanias, Cretetropical beach setting. Here, you’ll also find a tavern that serves great food and drinks. People love frequenting this beach for swimming and snorkeling. You will find that the snorkeling at Afrata Beach is well worth the difficulty that it takes to find the beach in the first place, due to the amazing sea life that exists here. It’s an experience that you won’t soon forget.

But lounging around on the beach and snorkeling close to the shore only gives you a small sliver of what you could be witnessing. That’s why you need to book a tour with SeaStar Boat Tours. Their boat tours are easily the most popular attraction among Platanias visitors. They will take you to all of the best snorkeling spots in the area, and you will discover all kinds of sea life, as well as wildlife on land from the boat. Enough can’t be said about how knowledgeable and professional the crew of SeaStar Boat Tours is. For what you get from one of their tours, it’s a tremendous value.

If you want to take it one step further beyond snorkeling, strap on an oxygen tank and some goggles and dive down deep with Fun Dive Diving Center. This diving school has been in business for over twenty years and is owned and operated by a former member of the Navy. One of the best perks that the Fun Dive Diving Center offers is their free transportation to and from wherever it is that you are staying. The instructors at this school are fantastic, and their knowledge and free spirited attitudes make their customers feel perfectly safe. For many folks who go diving on their vacation, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity — as many will just never be presented with the opportunity to do it again — so choose a company that’s going to make this once in a lifetime experience one of the most memorable moments of your trip. Also, we would highly recommend one of their cave dives!

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