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Preveli Beach, Lefkogia

#1 of 51 in Outdoors in Rethymnon Prefecture
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Find Preveli Beach, hidden away just below a historic monastery where the lagoon and beach are known locally as "Palm Beach." A grove of palm trees crowds the opening of the Kourtaliótiko gorge that opens onto the sand. Boats from Plakias will bring you from your resort to the site, where you can swim in the Libyan Sea and hike the grove in this relatively isolated location. Although the beach is secluded, there is a small cafe nearby. Consider including a visit to the monastery and a hike through the gorge while you're here. Our Lefkogia holiday planner makes visiting Preveli Beach and other Lefkogia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The highlight is the Palm Grove along the river which flows into the sea. Whether that's enough for the quite arduous walk everyone must decide for themselves. I think you must have seen it, but there are beaches in Crete much better.
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  • Jeep Safari tour here and it was Amazing. Wonderful trip of 8 hours. Fabulous nature, mountain landscape. Got the smell on the various table herbs along the road. Fotos top and lunch here at Preveli. Good food. Hot to go but very fun to have been here. A lot of people. A little for a short time. Have good shoes and plan to hit.
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  • To come to the Bay, you need walk about 300 metres from the parking lot and go then nearly 500 stone steps down, which is a great challenge with strong sunshine! Arrived below you has an average beach where many people crowd and the few shady areas below are the trees in short supply (you can borrow any screens). Infrastructure with only a mediocre tavern is just sufficient. The Palm forest, from my point of view is quite nice the only reason which justifies a visit.
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