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Despina Apartments is situated by the water-front of Platanias and only 12km from Chania. The hotel is located in the middle of the village of Platanias; very close to supermarkets, banks, restaurants and the friendly, family atmosphere makes it ideal for relaxing holidays.

for up to 3 people

for up to 5 people
(two-room, one bedroom)

for up to 6 people
(three-room, two bedrooms)

Our hotel consists of 22 air conditioned, large apartments with sea view. Safe deposit boxes are available at the reception desk. The outdoor space includes swimming pool, children pool, snack bar and restaurant - all this right in front of the famous Platanias beach awarded the Blue Flag.

The outdoor space includes swimming pool, children pool, pool bar, snack bar, restaurant and mini market, all this right in front of the famous Gerani beach.


Platanias only a few years ago was mainly an agricultural area. Today Platanias is a cosmopolitan touristic resort, one of the most famous in Grete. Platanias is 12 Km from Chania on the way to Kasteli. The 4 kilometers of the white shining sandy beaches, have given to platanias beach for 7 years in the row the blue flag ,a hallmark of quality of EEC for clear and organized beachs.The area offers all swimming facilities . The pleasure hotels the evergreens, the orange groves and exotic bamboo along the riverbanks , draw visitors year after year.

to Platanias

to Chania

to Harbour

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How to get here

The distance from Chania airport is 20km to Platanias and 22km to Gerani (approx. a 40 minute drive) and from Heraklion airport it is 160km for Platanias and Gerani (approx. 2 hours’ drive).

If you plan to come by ship the distance from the port of Souda to Platanias is 15km and to Gerani 18km.

There is also a regular bus going from the city of Chania, every 20 minutes, and the bus stop is only 5 minute walking distance from our hotel.

It is also possible to use a taxi or even rent a car from one of several companies that exist in the wider area of Platanias.

Places of Interest and Things to Do

The prefecture of Chania can offer unique experiences to even the most demanding traveler.

Fairytale beaches such as Elafonissi and Balos have now gained worldwide fame and promise to enchant you with their crystal clear waters.

The picturesque villages, hidden in the White Mountains are ideal for a visit but also are a place where one can admire the beauty of nature. The more adventurous travelers, who seek for more action, can choose from a wide range of water sports or get to know better the flora and fauna of the area, walking in one of the many hiking trails. Samaria gorge, the second largest in Europe, is just one of the countless gorges of the prefecture. However, the caves of the area are also remarkable, such as the elephant cave.

The rich history of the prefecture, which begins in ancient times and is obviously influenced by the Egyptians, Venetians and Turks who dominated the area throughout the years, will pleasantly surprise you with its architecture. Learn more during your visit to one of the countless museums.

The reception of our accommodation is always willing to provide you with additional information and to help you plan your vacation to your liking.

Greek Flavours

The cuisine of the country you are visiting is inextricably linked to its culture.

During your visit to our accommodation, do not forget to taste the traditional dishes of our place, cooked with "meraki" (passion).

The traditional Greek cuisine, which is characterized as Mediterranean, uses a wide range of local, pure ingredients.

Some of the most popular Cretan dishes in particular are: Pilafi (rice cooked in meat broth), Chochlii (snails) cooked in various ways, Antikristo (large pieces of meat put across a fire), Chaniotiko Boureki (made with potatoes, local cheese and zucchini) and many more.

Trust our suggestions and let us fill your trip with flavors and aromas of our place.

We care for the environment

Our company's priority is the protection of the environment.

For this reason, our staff is constantly trained and follows the sustainability practices that have been implemented in our accommodations.

Recycling is the first action for this and we are careful in separating waste. We also use environmentally friendly detergents that do not harm the ecosystem. We change the towels upon customer's request and thus help reduce water consumption.

The pools have an ionization system for water purification, which does not cause harmful gases and at the same time protects the swimmers' health.

In the rooms, mechanisms have been installed in the hydraulic system for less water consumption by our guests.

The water is heated by solar water heaters, which use renewable energy, thus significantly reducing the emission of carbon dioxide and other harmful substances from the combustion of conventional fuels. Our next goal is the installation of photovoltaics to meet our needs for electricity.

Our company monitors innovations in the field of environmental protection and adopts them!

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Despina Apartments

Platanias, Chania Crete - Greece
+30 28210 68807

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