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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. 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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  • If you are looking to have a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters of Preveli Beach then you will be sadly disappointed as it is full of tourists who come by boat and car. We parked in the carpark...  more »
  • Spent a week in Crete, saw a few different beaches- this one was the most beautiful one by far. Worth a drive and a short walk down to the beach and back up. 
  • After sleeping in the parking lot, we reached the beach along a staircase downhill for about 15 minutes. You come on this beach at the side of which flows a rivulet. There is a taverna very shady, as convenience store. At the mouth of the river swim geese and up the River through a forest of Palm trees really beautiful.
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