Platanes (Rethymnon) is 3 consecutive outskirts of Rethymno, spaced 3-5 km east of the city, respectively.
In front of the settlements unfolds a long sandy beach, which is an extension of the long beach of the city that starts east of the port. It is very well organized, with too many options to eat, drink and stay. Like to all parts of the beachfront, here also lay turtles Caretta caretta, which are threatened with extinction. Besides the Bay of Rethymnon is one of the three most important for the species, that generate 400+ nests a year.