The nice small village of Platanes, 7km east of Rethymno, is streched out along the old main road. Many hotels, nice restaurants and taverna's have found themselfs a nice spot between the road and the beach. The beach of Platanes is one of the nicest among the north west coast of Crete. The well maintained and at most places guarded beaches stretches out from the harbour of Rethymno in the west all the way down to skalleta in the east, with a total length of about 13km.

Bella Casita, situated on its own side road, lays between the old road and the beach.
The hotel road offers a direct access to the beach. With hardly any traffic and speedbumps, this situation is ideal for families.