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Excellent boat trip, cost effective only 15 euro, children 8 euro

We have taken a boat trip from plakias harbour to preveli palm beach, cost adults 15 E, children... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Preston, United Kingdom
Nice place but not for the beach or access road

Overall we had a great day out here. This was due to the fresh water pools you can swim in after... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing beach. Crystal waters, unbelievable scenery and a great little taverna. The only draw back was the access. There is a car park at the top which was good value at 2 euros for the day, but the path up and down to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

We have taken a boat trip from plakias harbour to preveli palm beach, cost adults 15 E, children under 12 years, 8 E. Plenty of room on the boat opposed to other trips we have taken where you are hemmed in, pleasant trip across the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elsie6788e
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Was on this beach to times on boat tour from Plakias. The palm forrest route along the river is a must see!! Clear water and good snorkeling on the west side of the beach behind the big rock on the water line.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Liskotus
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Having read about this beach in lonely planet it was a " must" ...however we abandoned a perilous drive along the dirt track and eventually found our way to a carpark near the monastery ( access was barely mentioned in the reviews but it was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cuckooscot
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We had to visit Preveli Beach as it was described in the Lonely Planet as one of the best beaches on Crete. In our first attempt we drove and parked at the top, but half way down the cliff we decided, with 2 kids, we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

You can drive to the Preveli cliffs and walk down (and back up!) the hundred or so steps to the beach, or you can take the boat from Plakias. There is a taverna on the beach for lunch. Unfortunately very crowded in high season.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ACFMurs
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Very difficult to reach on foot - if you need an exercise then be free to walk 511 stears down. There is excursion boat, but is best to stay in the afternoon. Don't miss the walk into the plam forest along the river

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jasmina J
Reviewed June 10, 2017

This is a very special beach. Difficult to reach on foot or car (easier with excursion boat). Make sure to arrive after 5pm, when the crowds depart and stay until sunset. Don't miss the walk into the forest along the river and the natural water...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip via boat and while it's not a bad beach, it's dirty sand and pebbles closer to the water. The sea is beautiful and I still enjoyed the day but it wasn't as good as the photos made out. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank nadebentley
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Overall we had a great day out here. This was due to the fresh water pools you can swim in after walking away from the beach through the palm trees. The kids and I played and swam about for ages looking at the fish in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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