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Gerani Holidays Travel Guide

Gerani is close to the village of Platanias, but not as crowded and developed.  Its still a small village with a wealth of hotels and restaurants to spend the night.  There are buses that run frequently to the village of Gerani, or you could hire a car to get there as its only 17km from

Its known locally as Kato Gerani or lower Gerani translated into English, the reason for this being there is another village of Gerani which sits above in the mountains, this is known as Pano Gerani or upper Gerani.

The beaches of Gerani have been awarded the “Blue Flag” beach award on a yearly basis, and due to the constant care and attention given by the locals, it looks set to be awarded it again.  

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If your looking for a relaxing beach holiday then Gerani is definitely for you, the beaches here are a mix of sand, shingle and pebble and the seas are warm and clear.  You will find watersports and volleyball available on a daily basis and a beach bar or two catering for all your snack and drinking needs.

Due to the size of the village the only nightlife you will find here is the chatter of people in cafes and Tavernas late on into the night.  There are no clubs in the town but the resort of Platanias lies just 2km away and is easily reachable by taxi.

In Gerani you have the best of both worlds, you can relax on un spoilt and quiet beaches during the day, head off to Platanias during the night or just sit and talk to the locals in a Taverna in Gerani.

Gerani Caves

One of the most notable sights in this area has to be Gerani caves, they lie about 6km from the town of Rethymnon and have evidence of prehistoric interest and use.  They have been used over the centuries and to find the caves just follow the sign posted areas - they are well signposted.

There have been numerous finds in these deep and historic caves, from which you can see them on show at the museum of Rethymnon in Rethymnon itself.  You can also explore this fantastic scenery of Crete, try a day trip to hike Samaria Gorge, or visit the small villages of Sfakia and Loutro.

This area of Crete has some of the best beaches, including Kissamos, Gramavoussa peninsula and Balos beach.  The easiest way to explore the west of Crete is by hiring a car from the likes of holiday autos.

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Nearest Airport : Chania (CHQ)
ATM/Cash Machines: No
Post Office: Yes
Card/Coin Phones: Yes
Mini-Markets: Yes

The resort is best suited to:

Couples, Independent Travellers and Families.

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