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. 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.
The municipality Platanias was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:
Year Village population Municipality population
1981 630 -
1991 719 5,044
2001 823 5,118
^ a b Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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