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Preveli Beach

Lefkogia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Lefkogia
Type: Beaches
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Went there in a none-touristic time so I guess it helped our experience. It was really cool, beautiful, relaxing and fun. A clean nice beach, great passage through the wadi, nice cheap hostel close-by.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We came across the beach by chance after visiting Preveli monastery, the trip down to the bottom of the cliff gives amazing views and once down on the beach it is magical. Walking up the palm grove and paddling in the fresh water makes a welcome change from the sun and sea salt. The walk back up the steps to... More

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Stratford upon Avon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A little gem hidden away, stunning beach, lovely walk up to the waterfall we can see why the 'hippys' live in the trees there, Long walk down but well worth it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I don't think we took the best route to get there as it was a dirty road in the mountain but when we get there, and after 10 minutes walking, it is just... great. A beach in a gorge with a river with lots of green spots. Worth going.

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LEEDS
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26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Preveli Beach is a little beach at the end of the Preveli River ('Preveli' apparently means 'Big River'!). The valley on the sides of the river (before the Gorge becomes too steep) is filled with Date Palms (hence the nickname 'Palm Beach'), a recent re-plant flowing a big fire in 2010. The beach itself is more fine stones than soft... More

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Rethymnon, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Better visit in june or september.350 big step to go down and 350 to go up!!! Walk inside palm tree enjoy the special and clean sea

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We took a boat from the harbour in Plakias to Preveli Beach. Its about a 30 minute ride which was totally enjoyable. Preveli is beautiful and quite interesting with its Palm forest and mountainous landscape. There is a small taverna at the beach so you don't need to pack any food or drinks.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Preveli Beach is a lovely hidden part of the south coast of Crete, a couple miles south east of Lefkogia. As much of the coastline in that part of the world it is fairly gritty and so not completely smooth sand. The beach is still very comfortable. Access to Preveli Beach is part of the appeal. There are two routes.... More

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edinburgh, scotland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This beach is unusual in that it has a river flowing onto it and a palm grove at the rear of it. To get there most people have a long hike down the cliffside. We, however, went by boat as part of a day sightseeing trip. Much easier!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Excellent beach with good sun beds and very reasonable priced snacks Didn't try water sports but every one seamed to enjoy them

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