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Platanias municipality
Platanias municipality
Platanias is located in Greece
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Chania
 • Mayor Ioannis Malandrakis
 • Municipality 495.4 km2 (191.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 16,874
 • Municipality density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 5,275
 • Population 979
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 730 14
Area code(s) 28210
Vehicle registration ΧΝ, 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 Kastelli-Kissamos, on Chania Bay. The seat of the municipality is the village Gerani.[2] Platanias is a popular tourism village with a beach, several hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Not far from the coast is the island of Agioi Theodoroi.


  • Municipality 1
  • Historical population 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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]

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

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



  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

External links

See Chania Region for maps

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