Visiting yachtsmen aside, Plataria is off the tourist trail. Consequently, the excellent sand and shingle beach lined with palm trees is rarely busy although it’s just a few minutes walk from the harbour.
The small town here dates back to around the 2nd Century BC, though it’s had a few name changes along the way. Considering how quiet it is, there are a good number of restaurants and cafes, those at the far end of the beach being particularly well rated.
It’s a good place for provisioning too, with a couple of small supermarkets, a couple of grocers, a butchers and a bakery. There are ATM’s too.
Plataria will probably not be the highlight of your trip but it’s a pleasant enough place for a stopover.