Local services


Municipality of Platanias is full of branches of nearly all Greek banks. Surrounding of villages and settlements also have bank branches according their population and size but most surely you will find in almost every town and settlement an ATM.


Banks exchange all major currencies, traveler’s cheques or Eurocheques; the commission is always lower for cash. Post offices exchange cash, but not traveler’s cheques, and usually charge lower commissions than banks. Travel agencies and larger hotels exchange cash and traveler’s cheques but usually charge a higher commission. Banknote exchange machines can be found in most tourist areas.


The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island are in Chania, one at Peridou Str., operating from 7 am to 8pm from Monday to Friday and on Saturday morning and the other at 10th Anapafseos Str.. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. Boxes can be found in various spots of the town but in order to send your letter more quickly mind to use the main post office’s box. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

Post Office in Platanias Tel. no: +30 28210 68665

Post Office in Kolymbari Tel. no: +30 28240

Post Office in Chania (Peridou Str.) Tel. no: +30 28210 42609

Post Office in Chania (Anapafseos Str.) Tel. no: +30 28210 71180



Galatas Police Station Tel.:+30 28210

Alikianos Police Station Tel.:+30 28210

Chania Town Police Station is at 32nd Giamboudaki Street.

Police Station Tel.:+30 28210 46162, +30 28210 42640, +30 28210 28744



The Municipality of Platanias is in

Tel.: 28213-40001/28213-40002