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Address: 40 chlm notia apo to Rethymno, Lefkogia, Crete 74060, Greece
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Don't take the unpaved road!

Some way before the monastery we took a left turn after seeing a handwritten sign to Preveli beach. This was a huge mistake as the road is unpaved and very poor (and it is a long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Shaharut, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I fell in love with this location just from reading and seeing travelers photos. Being there was far more powerful, especially in mid October. The place was almost empty. We walked the palm canyon near the sweet water creek. We were the only ones there and it was an amazing experience. we walked, swam, jumped from rocks to the water... More 

Thank taranhanoded
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A stunning view! This Beach is worth the travel. You can choose going by boat OR you have to park your car just a few km. Away And walk for 15 min.

Thank Wouter v
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some way before the monastery we took a left turn after seeing a handwritten sign to Preveli beach. This was a huge mistake as the road is unpaved and very poor (and it is a long way). I'd avoid this at all costs unless you have a 4x4. Stay on the paved road and you get there much more easily.... More 

Thank MrsMacLenzie
Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here numerous times , Preveli beach is a scenic place , there is a river that enters the sea ... palm trees all the way up . A good little canteen/ tavern on the beach serves good souvlaki and other nibbles. Dog friendly as well

Thank Evangelos P
Ness Tziona, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did some homework before traveling to Preveli Beach (family of 6) regarding the recommended way to get there and what to do. First of all – this is the best beach I visited during my stay at Crete. The combination of a beach and the presence of a sweet water way (gorge) flowing into the sea and a great... More 

1 Thank ShaharGarber
Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our motorbyke trip we first arrived to Plakias Beach from Rethymnon on a secondary road of about 40 kilometers which goes from north to the south of the island after passing through Kotsifou Canyon ; from Plakias Beach the road is climbing pretty steeply to Plakias Monastery ; although the road is good,much attention is needed as the road... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mother nature and her charms, discover this nice beach,, look the nice palms, and listen what the wawes has to whisper to you, here you feel heaven on earth, you must make an effort to reach it, often, a wall of rocks is before nice things.

Thank Manuela L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a boat there from Plakias. You can get a bus or drive but you then have to negotiate a steep path down to the beach. It's a pretty standard beach by Crete standards but the walk along the fresh water river lined with date palms is just lovely. There is a basic place to get food and drink... More 

1 Thank Tess13
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a fair walk from the car park to the beach, but it is definitely worth it. The park with palms and the river are beautiful. The beach is crowded, which is to be expected, but this a fairly unique place, even for Crete standards.

Thank Richard V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all the way to the parking at the top of the mountain from where we walked down to the beach. Be sure to wear shoes, because the stone stairs can be slippery and be prepared to walk 15 - 20 minutes down (and back!). There are other ways to get to the beach but I don't know the... More 

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