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From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

1. From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

Start your tour from your accomodation where your guide will meet you. Take a short scenic drive through to Damnoni beach where your personal boat driver awaits. Find yourself in Preveli after a short, picturesque boat ride. Enjoy a swim in the Libyan Sea at Preveli beach and feel free to explore the Kourtaliotiko gorge and marvel at the mountainous terrain. Connected to Preveli beach is a series of springs and waterfalls that lead into the gorge which can also be visited. Enjoy the versatile mixture of sandy beaches, lush forrest and stoney mountains.  The next stop is the small resort of Plakias, situated near Souda Beach. Here you will have the opportunity to have a traditional Cretan lunch and the chance to go for another swim. In addition to swimming there are several shops available for your perusal. Return back to your accomodation with a different home route which will lead you through the Kourtaliotiko gorge.

From Rethymno: Damnoni & Preveli Palm Beach Small Group Tour

2. From Rethymno: Damnoni & Preveli Palm Beach Small Group Tour

Following pick-up at your hotel, journey to the traditional village of Spili to admire the Venetian fountain of Kefalovrissi with its 19 lion heads. Sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge as you make your way to the medieval Monastery of Preveli. Continue to Palm Beach below the monastery at the mouth of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge. Get breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea contrasting with the lush green of the palm forest and lagoon. Walk down the steps to spend about 2 hours on the beach before sailing to Damnoni by boat. Enjoy lunch and refreshments in Damnoni and admire its beautiful clean beach. Journey back to Rethymno and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Rethymno or Heraklion: Jeep Safari to Preveli Beach

3. From Rethymno or Heraklion: Jeep Safari to Preveli Beach

Discover the southern coast of Crete in a Jeep and enjoy a genuine adventure through old towns and past impressive olive fields and vineyards. Visit the picturesque town of Spili and indulge in a little break with a refreshing drink from the town's freshwater spring. Continue to the beautiful palm tree-lined beach of Preveli. Enjoy a typical Cretan lunch in a traditional taverna on the beach, then take a dip in the crystal clear water of the Libyan Sea or relax in the shade of the palm trees. Continue your tour in the afternoon and take a look at the unique landscape around the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, then head back to Rethymnon on the old main road.


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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Great and very varied excursion. The descent over steps into the gorge in strong winds was just as fun as the boat trip to Preveli beach. However, you should be able to walk well. There was enough time at the Preveli, as well as at the stop for lunch in a tavern in Plakias. The grilled octopus is recommended. Barbara spoke very good German and English and was very careful. Only the group is big, which is clear with the price.

Kostas and Barbara brought us a lot closer to Crete. It was a wonderful day. Would take them again in a heartbeat

Scenic route to the beach. Quick and easy pickup. Small group. A lot of time for swimming.

Greta location, interesting itinerary and very informative guide

Was very happy with the trip. Very beautiful beaches