Preveli Beach, Lefkogia

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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. With our international travel planner, Lefkogia attractions like Preveli Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very nice views! The stunning palm-fringed Gorge, it seems as though turned out to be somewhere on a desert island. But the water on the beach why it was icy, and in our area of Panormo fresh milk Climb was incredibly hard! one is pleased that the Sun had gone, it was somewhere after 6.
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  • Interesting pljazhik I must say is very popular among tourists. Bordering the Libyan Sea, which seemed warmer than at the other beaches of Crete. By the way, on this beach, seen only once per trip strong waves. If you want to cool off, dive in the freshwater Creek, on the shores of which grows the Palm forest. Along this Brook you can walk among Palm trees. The descent is steep, but after the descent to Balos is no longer frightened. Types of too beautiful top already for the sake of it you go
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  • This place is just beautiful! On the other hand, really appreciate it, to get to the bottom of the Palm Grove. When we arrived, we found this beach, small, crowded world or the sand was hot, I first was extremely disappointed because I expected better. We then took the path to the Palm Grove. Immediately, the frame gets better. After a swim in the River (remember to wear shoes of sea), we continued at the end of the Palm Grove, to find species of small natural pools. This is where the magic begins: there are very few people, and the water is super good, it's great. Coves are deep enough, and the framework is just magical, because we are surrounded by mountains. In short, a place to recommend, but think to pull away from the main beach and stroll at the bottom of the Palm Grove. One of the most beautiful places of Crete :) (If you are hungry, there is a restaurant in quick low but which is crowded in the summer, I recommend instead the facility just before the parking, which offers pita gyros really cheap, and it's really good).
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  • Really nice beach, quite difficult to access, so better wear sneakers to get down and leave the flip flops for later
  • Lovely beach but a tourist trap so expect company during peak season. The palm walk is great and takes you away from the beach to fresh water oasis escape. You really don't need a paid tour guide or anything to get to the beach. It's well accessed by local buses and easy to navigate but the bus drops you at the top of the cliffs and then you make your way down the steep steps. It is much easier walking up them at the end of the day, trust me. The walk down is the toughest. A must do trip if in Crete.
  • Great, famous Cretan beach. It is a must!
  • Amazing place to see and visit for anyone coming to Crete. Beautiful palm forest and the river in between. Super view from mountain top (and park the car). If you want to take it easy, instead of driving to the beach and taking 10 min mountain hike, you can drive to Plakias and take a boat trip directly to the beach.
  • Beautiful two beaches beside each other. One is completely empty if u would l ike to escape from tge tourism, with just small restaurant and convenience store. Breathtaking nature. Amazing palm foreat walk with a little waterfall. Beautiful monastery on the hill if u r up to little hike. Best place on crete.
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