Platanias is the largest tourist resort in West Crete. It is built along a sandy beach and caters mainly to tourists who come to Crete on package tours. Platanias is located on the main coastal road, 14 km from Chania with very frequent buses. Platanias has everything from luxury hotels to simple rooms. Many restaurants and eateries of all kinds. Plenty of shopping opportunities for when you are not lying on the beach or by the pool.