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From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

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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.

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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
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 €15
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while 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

4.5 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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The trip was a successful day, but everyone here should remember that the boat tour is NOT included and you have to pay €15 on the bus. The guide gave a lot of information and tips and gave space for a lot of free time. The bus at the falls was unique. Can only recommend this tour. Thanks to the guide :)

September 1, 2021

The excursion itself corresponded to the description. The palm wall is definitely worth seeing and invites you to linger and take pictures. If you don't mind cold water, you can also snorkel. However, the second stop is a bit sparse... for the 1.5 hour stay, the only option is to linger again by the sea or in one of the taverns.

August 29, 2021

Unfortunately it was windy. So trip to gorge and prevai so needed preparation that was unanticipated. Could have done with more time at Preveli and less time at the other two places - these were good, but less so than Preveli. Otherwise a good trip - the gorge trip unexpected, but great.

August 24, 2021

Product ID: 162683