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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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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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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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Hawkins, Texas
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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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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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Tuusula, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Reaching: Ok, 1st i have to say that we had a toddler with us so this is a review from that point of view, we chose that longer way to get there. The beach had many stairs to walk down, and we didn't were scare of that, actually it wasn't so hard to reach that many reviews say. The way... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Getting to the beach itself was trouble, never mind going back! It's better to not go here with any kind if beach shoes here, better to take something more suitable for climbing here - but it was worth it. Scenery was absolutely breathtaking, both when going up or down or just sitting on the beach. One can choose between cold... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited Preveli Beach on the instruction of our hotel who sold it to us as the second best beach in Crete, after Balos. This, however, was not the case. We payed €2 for parking on arrival - granted, not much, especially by comparison to parking back home, but still more than the visit was worth. There is a very... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Last year we discovered western part of Crete, this year the eastern part. All together once we have visited many many beaches it came into my mind that Prevely is nothing compared to Crissy, Vai or many other hidden beaches. Too crowdy, the path to the beach too steap and there is no breathtaking view wich would await you down... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are looking for a bit of an adventure in the middle of August with sweat coming down from all parts of your body this is it. Trainers are a must otherwise you are heading for aching bodies if you are not fit enough. We did not know that of course. Huge mistake not checking trip advisor before heading... More

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked down the cliff to get to the beach. If you read in guide book that it's a bit of a hike......don't be fooled .... This is a proper full on stair climb down and back up again. It's steep , rocky and in some places slippery. In the heat of the day it's too much like hard work.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The views onto the palm beach with the river is really beautiful and unique. The beach itself however was quite disappointing. A bit dirty, crowded, windy and there is not really sand but small black pebbles. A lot of ships stop in the bay and drop off tourists and the water was not as clean as in other places we... More

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