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From Rethymno: Damnoni & Preveli Palm Beach Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

From Rethymno: Damnoni & Preveli Palm Beach Small Group Tour

From US$ 36.22 per person

Visit the traditional village of Spili and the Monastery of Preveli on a small group day trip from Rethymno. Top up your tan on Palm Beach and enjoy lunch at leisure in tranquil Damnoni.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Journey through the amazing Kourtaliótiko Gorge
  • Visit the medieval Monastery of Preveli
  • Get 2 hours of free time on Palm Beach
  • Enjoy lunch at leisure in Damnoni
Full description
Following pick-up at your hotel, journey to the traditional village of Spili to admire the Venetian fountain of Kefalovrissi with its 19 lion heads. Sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge as you make your way to the medieval Monastery of Preveli. Continue to Palm Beach below the monastery at the mouth of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge. Get breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea contrasting with the lush green of the palm forest and lagoon. Walk down the steps to spend about 2 hours on the beach before sailing to Damnoni by boat. Enjoy lunch and refreshments in Damnoni and admire its beautiful clean beach. Journey back to Rethymno and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus with Wi-Fi
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat tickets (€8)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Pick-up from your hotel in the Rethymno area.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Bring your swimming costume and walking shoes for the steps down to Preveli Palm Beach.
  •  The boat ticket will be paid on site in cash
  •  You will be notified by email about your pick-up details
  •  This is a small group of no more than 20 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 25 reviews

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The village of Spilia is very pretty and the Preveli monastery is also worth a visit. The palm forest was unfortunately closed due to the danger of forest fires, but that is simply not foreseeable. The beach was extremely crowded which is sure to be better another month. It's best to take a parasol with you, as there aren't any on the beach. The tour guide was very nice, many thanks to Barbara. Overall, a very nice trip.

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August 12, 2021

Very nice trip with Barbara and Kostas .... many greetings to both of you. We would love to come back. Nice to have seen Preveli, nice bathing everywhere and nice tavern afterwards in Damnoni - again super clear water. Greek music in the car. Good mood in the small group. Highly recommended!!!

September 9, 2020

Well worth the effort

The trip to and the visit of the village of Spili is worth the effort alone, then you continue with a short stop at a monastery (pretty nice but not super) to Preveli Beach. You have to take a fairly difficult path down there, but Cristos the tour guide helps everyone who wants to. You can also ride the bus to the next point, but you will miss the great view and the boat trip. You can also swim for an hour, but the water is a bit colder there than on the other beaches. After the boat trip, while enjoying a glass of wine, there was an opportunity to swim or to eat something and after an hour we drove back to the boarding point. In short, a very successful day certainly by the tour guide Cristos and the bus driver

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July 2, 2019

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