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Platanias municipality
Platanias municipality
Platanias is located in Greece
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Platania.png
Coordinates: 35°31′N 23°54′E / 35.517°N 23.900°E / 35.517; 23.900Coordinates: 35°31′N 23°54′E / 35.517°N 23.900°E / 35.517; 23.900
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitChania
 • MayorIoannis Malandrakis
 • Municipality491.8 km2 (189.9 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit74.9 km2 (28.9 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Population979 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
730 14
Area code(s)28210
Vehicle registrationΧΝ, XB

Platanias (Greek: Πλατανιάς) is a village and municipality on the Greek island of Crete. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) west from the city of Chania and east of Kissamos, on Chania Bay. The seat of the municipality is the village Gerani.[2] Platanias (and the neighbouring village of Agia Marina) is a popular tourism village with beaches, several hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and souvenir shops. The area is especially popular with Scandinavian tourists with the season running from April to October. Not far from the coast is the island of Agioi Theodoroi.


The municipality Platanias was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:[2]

The municipality has an area of 491.78 km2 (189.88 sq mi), the municipal unit 74.93 km2 (28.93 sq mi).[3]

It lies within the Chania regional unit and is numbered 6 on the map of the Chania region. It is on the north coast, forming the eastern shore of Kissamos Bay (Kolpos Kissamou Kόλπος Κισσάμου), and the west and south shores of Chania Bay (Kolpos Chanion Κόλπος Χανίων). It is bordered by Kissamos (5) to the west, Kantanos-Selino (4) to the south, Chania (1) to the east, and Sfakia (7) in the southeast. Its northeast region is the Rodopos Peninsula (Chersonisos Rodopou Χερσόνησος Ροδωπού).

Historical population[edit]

Year Village Municipal unit Municipality
1981 630 - -
1991 719 5,044 -
2001 823 5,118 -
2011 979 5,275 16,874



  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b "ΦΕΚ A 87/2010, Kallikratis reform law text" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.

External links[edit]

See Chania Region for maps