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Address: Plakias, Crete, Greece

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Unique and beautifu beach

Lovely location and very beautiful. You need to make an effort to get there - boat or partly by foot, so it seems a bit more special Able to get something to eat and drink so you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Preveli beach or palm trees beach is a magical place with so strong positive energy, which is impossible not to feel it!!! The palm trees all around the place and the river. Also, if you walk through this small paradise you will see small waterfalls with clear and cold waters from the mountains and the kourtaliotis gorge

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely location and very beautiful. You need to make an effort to get there - boat or partly by foot, so it seems a bit more special Able to get something to eat and drink so you do not have to carry everything Do not like the sunbeds on the beach much - spoils the charms

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Valdagno, Italy
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was nice the walk down with tremendous views but found the beach and water dirty and packed. Was really windy and no comfortable place to sit and relax. I'm glad we saw it but wouldn't make the effort to go again.

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Trowbridge, Wiltshire
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After a very long and hot walk to the beach, It was a joy to see the Palm Forest. It had been destroyed by a fire a few years ago, But now is a real treat. Some great photo opportunities and a large amount of shade and cold drinks to relax with make this an enjoyable venue for me. Great... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is worth climbing down to this beach and taking the walk through the palm forest up to the river Megalopotamo where you can have a refreshing splash. Yet the beach itself is not particularly exciting, because there are plenty of tourists and the water was a little dirty, with lots of sunscreen cream floating on surface. Two very cheeky... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very busy and spoilt by all the boat taxis. Much better to walk over to the carpark and carry on walking along the road for a few hundred meters and you will find a lovely beach all to yourselves.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We wanted to visit Palm Beach as shown in the Rough Guide to Crete. My husband was not keen for a long walk back up so took the road turning. Absolutely terrifying in an ordinary car . The road was just rock and a sheer drop on one side. Thankfully we did not meet many cars coming the other way... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Be warned if driving, the road is very stoney. Access by boat from local, private owners, check price INCLUDES return, usually only 1 way!

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Preveli beach along with its Palm Forest makes the best place to relax, explore, anything you want. Amazing view from the top and even better when you get closer!

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Since the fire they have taken away the pedaloes you used to be able to ride down the river. Now you can only walk down one side. the Taverna is very average and the w/c is awful.

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Address: Plakias, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias

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