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Preveli Beach

Lefkogia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lefkogia
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A bit of a hike to get down to the beach but definitely worth it. The beach has crystal clear water and the palm trees make it seem very exotic. We walked in the palm forest and saw turtles in the river.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Extrem clear water, white sand, shallow water, some rocks, not too much umbrellas, I liked the mountains in the background, parking at this time of year possible near the beach.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful beach with the opportunity to swim in the sea and also fresh water within a couple of hundred yards in the same area. Downfall is that if you do not go there by boat it is a very steep climb up steps and over the rocks to get to the beach.

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Rethymnon, Greece
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

An absolutely magical place! You go down a few steps, and then you see a stunning beach with a river and sever palm trees! For a moment there I though that I was in an exotic place far from Europe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

dive in the cold water of the river rest under the trees and then dive in the blue water of the sea the long way up and down is the prise you have to pay as a ticket to paradise

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Hawkins, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We traveled over to Preveli beach this week and I thought a couple of comments might help others headed that way. There's some confusion regarding the names, Preveli Beach, and Palm Beach. It would seem that the two are one and the same, and the signs that lead you there are posted together. Whether you are headed there from Plakias... More 

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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just beautiful. Great walk along the gorge to the beach, and a nice dip in the water is perfect reward at the end of it. Picturesque palms and the bluest water!

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south shields
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I drove a Peugeot 206 along a mountain dirt track for about 4 miles in 1st gear !!!! The beach is nice but really not all that. Its the palm forest and fresh water stream running through it thats the attraction. If you love adventure, do it. If you dont like palm trees, dont...

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited Preveli as part of our honeymoon trip in Crete. It was recommended to us by our new friends at Heraclion, so we did not really do alot of research before going. After driving for quite some time (road was good), we finally arrived at the famous beach, only to discover that we had to walk a long long... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Preveli beach is an amazing little piece of heaven located south of the city of Rethymno! The sea is crystal clear (and a little cooler than the northern beaches of Crete). It is also famous for the pine forest that has an amazing natural beauty. You can take a walk in the pine forest as there is a path and... More 

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