Day trip

Full-Day Trip to Preveli Beach from Rethymno & Heraklion

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Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

Full-Day Trip to Preveli Beach from Rethymno & Heraklion

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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Get an introduction to some of the best beaches on the south coast of Crete. Travel on a guided day trip to Plakias and Preveli Beach, and venture through the island's palm forests.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup available in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, and Atsipopoulo. Pickup is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the beautiful beaches on the south coast of Crete
  • Soak up the sun at the beaches of Preveli, Damnoni and Plakias
  • Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Kourtaliotis Gorge and Kotsifou Gorge
  • Swim in the turquoise waters and get some free time to shop
Full description
Discover 3 of the most famous beaches on the south coast of Crete. The way to the south takes us through the wild Kourtaliotis Gorge where we will stop to walk down to the magnificent waterfalls and the springs of the river Preveli that flow inside the gorge and which result in the river at Preveli Beach. Our first stop in the south is at the sandy beach Damnoni, where the boat is waiting to take you to Palm Beach Preveli at the south-end of Kourtaliotis Gorge, at the mouth of the river Preveli. Enjoy some time for a splendid swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea, sunbathe and relax, and embark on a short hike through the tropical forest. On this unforgettable beach tour visit the south of Crete and the famous Palm Beach Preveli. Stop at the viewpoint above the Palm Beach Preveli, from where you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and take some fantastic pictures. Here the boat will pick us up to bring us to Preveli, a unique mixture of the sandy beach and the green river which is flanked by palm forests and rocky surroundings. Here you will have time to enjoy the refreshing Libyan sea and the Cretan Sun. Continue to the sandy beach of Damnoni, where the boat is waiting to take you to Palm Beach Preveli at the south-end of Kourtaliotis Gorge, at the mouth of the river Preveli. Enjoy some time for a splendid swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea, sunbathe and relax, and embark on a short hike through the tropical forest. Hop back on the boat and return back to the sandy beach of Damnoni. The next stop is the small resort Plakias, situated in a natural bay. Here you can have lunch, go for another swim or do some shopping. We will take another road to return to Rethymno, driving through the impressive Kotsifou Gorge.
Includes
  • Bus ticket
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros and Georgioupoli)
  • Boat ticket to Preveli Beach 10 euro
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Tours are available in English and German on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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The organization and tour guide were very good. First we went by bus to a gorge, where sturdy shoes are an advantage. Then we spent an hour at Damnoni beach, which is very beautiful. We took the boat (30 minutes ride + 10 € boat ticket) to the beach of Preveli, where unfortunately we only had 2 1/2 hours. We would have liked more time there, as we only made it through the palm beach and tropical forest, we did not reach the viewpoint in time. It is advisable to take bathing shoes with you for the palm beach, as the floor is full of stones. Then we drove to the beach of Plakias and had another 2 hours, which we unfortunately found superfluous and we would have liked more time for the actual highlight, the palm beach of Preveli.

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July 26, 2022

Was really beautiful. We couldn't use the boat because of strong winds but we got the option to either walk 20min to Preveli or go with the coach to the other beach. It was still worth it to visit Preveli. It is confusing because the name on the coach is not the exact same as on the booking details. Just ask for your name as soon as a coach comes. Is the easiest.

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July 24, 2022

Great tour that you won't regret taking. Excelent organization and most beautiful places to see. We enjoyed it fully and got unique experiences from the palm tree forest. Our guide Barbara was super and told us many interesting things about Crete. We are so happy we choose this tour on our holiday.

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 109378