From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

From $29.73 per person

Experience the natural beauty of the island of Crete with a guided tour through Preveli. Visit some of the island's most beautiful beaches and walk through the famous Kourtaliotiko gorge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Russian
Pickup included
The bus will pickup customers from any address they wish from all areas where to tour is operated. If your area is not listed you can always contact the local partner.
Private group available


  • Have a relaxing tour of the south coast
  • Experience the versatile terrain of the island
  • Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant at Plakias bay
  • Take a dip in the Libyan sea
Full description
Start your tour from your accomodation where your guide will meet you. Take a short scenic drive through to Damnoni beach where your personal boat driver awaits. Find yourself in Preveli after a short, picturesque boat ride. Enjoy a swim in the Libyan Sea at Preveli beach and feel free to explore the Kourtaliotiko gorge and marvel at the mountainous terrain. Connected to Preveli beach is a series of springs and waterfalls that lead into the gorge which can also be visited. Enjoy the versatile mixture of sandy beaches, lush forrest and stoney mountains.  The next stop is the small resort of Plakias, situated near Souda Beach. Here you will have the opportunity to have a traditional Cretan lunch and the chance to go for another swim. In addition to swimming there are several shops available for your perusal. Return back to your accomodation with a different home route which will lead you through the Kourtaliotiko gorge.
  • Private bus tour
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Rethymno or Chania (depending on option chosen)
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the monastery
  • Boat ticket (€10)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Comfortable clothes and a hat are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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Very nice trip!

It was definitely worth it. The first stop was at a small gorge with small waterfalls. From there it went to Damnoni beach, where you had about half an hour to get the boat. Preveli beach seems to be home to many wasps, but as soon as you walk into the palm forest you are rid of them. All in all a great tour, whereby you could save the last stop and maybe extend the time in Preveli. Definitely was a must see in Crete!

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September 25, 2019

Very nice trip, especially the palm forest with the fresh water stream

In total you are on three beaches. You can commute between the beaches either by boat or bus. We liked the Preveli palm beach the best. The palm forest with the fresh water stream is a dream. Here you can use the hiking trail or explore the forest over the river. We had fun climbing over the individual rocks in the stream and cooling off in the cold water. During the bus ride, Barbara (the tour guide) provided us with great information and stories. Everything went smoothly from the organization. We would have loved to stay longer in Preveli than on the other beaches, as there was the most to discover here. It's a very nice trip. We can recommend it to everyone.

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August 6, 2019

Nice trip

Nice daily trip. You will usually receive an email from the local organizer the day before the trip stating the exact pick-up time and pick-up location. Unfortunately, this was not the case here, only after I actively asked twice via email. Otherwise everything was well organized. The route is exciting, beautiful mountains and nature. The place Preveli is very beautiful, especially the river with beautiful spring water was very refreshing. Tour guide was very nice and fed us with some information about Crete. In total you visit three beaches, on the last beach you can eat great. We can recommend the trip.

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August 4, 2019

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