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From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

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From Rethymno/Chania: Day Trip to Preveli Palm Beach

From US$ 31.96 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, German
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 48 reviews

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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

A really well organised trip, everything went as according to plan! The tour guide was informative and really passionate about their job, we learnt a lot. The gorge was breathtaking and Preveli beach was an experience however in my opinion it would have been nice to stay there longer rather than in Plakias. Tip for other people - take water shoes so you can walk along the river without destroying your feet!

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August 5, 2021

Seen a lot for little money! We were picked up at the hotel punctually at 8:30 a.m. (mail with start time came one day before). First stop was in a ravine. You had 45 minutes to go down the steps to the falls. Very impressive landscape, for that alone it was almost worth it to take part in this excursion. Then continue to the beach of Dom Domnani and stay there for an hour. The ship to Preveli came at 11.30 a.m. (tickets were sold on the bus for 10.00). The palm garden was beautiful, but the beach was totally overcrowded. After 2.5 hours by boat back to Domnani and by bus to Plakias. Stay there for 2 hours. Everything was well organized and tour guide Bea provided a lot of information in a multilingual and friendly manner. One point is deducted for the corona protective measures that were announced at the time of booking but then not complied with (e.g. the bus was completely full, masks were not worn and no one checked it, etc.)

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July 27, 2021

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