Day trip

From Rethymno: Damnoni and Preveli Palm Beach Tour

4.7 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Markidis Travel
Day trip

From Rethymno: Damnoni and Preveli Palm Beach Tour

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

From US$ 26.94 per person


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

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup from Rethymno area.


  • Gaze in awe at the dramatic views of Kourtaliótiko Gorge
  • Admire the views on the boat trip to Palm beach
  • Enjoy 3 hours of free time at Palm beach
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 beautiful beach of Preveli.

Get breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea contrasting with the lush green of the palm forest and lagoon.

After your visit to Spili the next stop is Damnoni beach. From here you will take the boat over to Palm beach. Take some free time to soak in all the beauty of the clear blue waters combined with the lagoon and palm forest.

Enjoy time to purchase 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 pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees
  • Boat ticket (€11)
  • Pick up not available from Kavros and Georgioupoli
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Flip-flops
  • Water shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Bring your swimwear and walking shoes to visit the palm forest
  •  The boat ticket will be paid on site in cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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The tour organised by Markidis Travel is really good. We had a very comfortable vehicle with plenty if leg space which is very helpful for a long travel. We had a small group so it seems that everyone is your family. Our lovely tour guide Andreas was really funny and he gave us a lot of information all throughout the journey. Our driver Giannis was good as well even if he seems shy in talking (he talked a lot at the end part of the trip). The places that we went to are really amazing and I can definitely say people here are really friendly.

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March 26, 2023

Sehr netter Guide (Andres). Mit einer guten Preise Humor gab es viele Informationen über die Insel und rund um den Ausflug. Zeit war genügen da um alles in Ruhe zu erkunden. (wären aber am liebsten noch länger am Palmenstrand geblieben weil es einfach nur wunderschön war)! Auch ein Dank an Jani für die gute und sichere Fahrt! Eine tolle Zeit - immer wieder gerne! Steffi und Dirk.

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March 26, 2023

War ein wirklich toller Ausflug. Andreas unser Tour Guide war super freundlich, humorvoll und hat uns Kreta mit seinem guten Fachwissen ein Stückchen näher gebracht. Ausflug war gut organisiert und auch unser Fahrer hat uns gut und sicher wieder am Hotel abgesetzt. Der Palmenstrand ist natürlich gut besucht, aber auch wirklich sehenswert. Unbedingt Wasserschuhe mitnehmen. Macht mega viel Spaß durch das Wasser zu laufen. Wirklich top!! Empfehle ich gerne weiter. Vielen Dank noch mal für den schönen Tag. Sandra

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 134376