Day trip

From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

Day trip

From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

From US$ 30.02 per person

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

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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Pickup included
At your hotel reception in Rethimno
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

Visit Preveli beach, the Kourtaliotiko gorge, and the resort village of Plakias on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Rethymno or Chania. Cruise aboard a boat on the Libyan sea, swim in crystal-clear waters, and relax on a sandy beach. 

Start your tour from your accommodation 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.

Discover a mixture of sandy beaches, lush forest, and mountains. The next stop is the small resort of Plakias, situated near Souda Beach. Have free time go for lunch, swim or go shopping. Return to your accommodation on a route 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 €17

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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

4.4 /5

based on 112 reviews

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We were booked to picked up from our hotel in Chania and had confirmation of this with the booking but had a call from the bus at Rethymno to meet the bus ! - after help from our concierge at the hotel we were switched to a tour bus in Chania and our day started and proved to be excellent in every way.Guide was very pleasant with just enough info without being intrusive.Trip was excellent value for money. More attention to details of booking needed as i feel had we not pushed our trip may well of not happened.

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October 5, 2022

The boat was clean and comfortable, and nicer than the large group boats and I bought my ticket on the bus. the cliffs along the coast were spectacular and we saw goats up on precarious ridges. The river was as the pictures, clean and not too deep so walking to some small falls was easy. Water shoes helpful for it's stony but ok without as some smooth. the restaurant regimented for lunch was local and delicious. family business and work a great view of local mountains from the port. a really worthwhile tour.

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September 21, 2022

The beach Preveli Palm Beach is beautiful; highly recommended. We were picked up by a somewhat old and overcrowded bus and had a stop in Finikas at beautiful waterfalls. You have to make a climb for it (~250 steps), but this was worth it. Then we drove to Damnoni where we were picked up by boat to go to Palm beach. Unfortunately we had to wait here for about 1.5 hours and then had a drink at a tavern. The boat trip is about 30 minutes. The time on Palm beach was sufficient. Water shoes are useful because of the stones by the sea. On the way back we had one more stop at a fishing village. We personally did not find this so special. Good to eat something. For the price I definitely recommend the trip!

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September 12, 2022

Product ID: 162683